The Shoot

The Shoot: Conscious Exclusive at the Palm House

This is probably my favourite dress from H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection, fronted by the beautiful Olivia Wilde. So where better to showcase such a stunning piece, from a collection all about sustainable resources and recycled material than the closest we Londoners are ever going to get to the rainforest, the Palm House at Kew Gardens. It seemed only right to showcase the dress in the very rainforest plants this collection is trying to preserve.

I have been meaning to do a shoot in Kew Gardens and their iconic Palm House ever since I moved to London four years ago. Somehow I never got around to it, so on a recent visit from my mum, a woman in love with gardening, we made an early trip out to Kew Gardens in the freezing cold and she managed to snap these pictures for me. I do love it when my mum does the photography, because they somehow come out more dramatic and wonderful than anything I usually do. So, thank you very much Mammy! 🙂

As for the outfit and the setting, with such a beautiful black and red dress, I only needed a couple of bracelets, my trusty Christian Louboutin pigalle heels and that would be enough for such a dramatic location. And I’m glad I scaled it down at bit as the images came out absolutely gorgeous. This is definitely one of my favourite shoots done in quite a while!

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Dress: H&M Conscious Exclusive, found here – Patent courts: Christian Louboutin pigalle in patent black, found here – Bracelets: Cartier and Hermés Collier de Chien

thefashionnomad

Fresh out of college with an MA in Journalism, a passion for clothes, fashion and styling shoots, I was also the fashion editor of a magazine my colleagues and I set up called SCOPE magazine, which was disbanded three years ago. For now I'm just a freelance journalist and blogger.
Other than obsessing about fashion, I love theology and history, writing apocalyptic fiction (it's weird, I know!) and the occasional weeekend of horse-riding if I have the time and I don't injure myself in the process.

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  1. […] 4. H&M’s Conscious Exclusive collection, fronted by the actress Olivia Wilde landed in shops this last week and already had the majority of the collection sell out within hours. With the emphasis on ethically sourced and recycled materials, the collection featured beautiful structured dresses and smart tailoring. I even done a shoot featuring one of the dresses on Saturday at Kew Gardens, which you can check out here. […]

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