The Shoot: Victoria Park

Take on clean lines, bold colours and exaggerated accessories this party season in this editorial as we mash it all up with oriental architecture and bold features. The party season doesn’t always need sparkles with an outfit like this. 

You know how every Christmas party season, the shops are filled with sequins, sparkles, glitter and shimmer? Doesn’t it just get boring year after year? What about those of us who don’t want to looks like a magpie’s main attraction for the month of December? I wanted to do an outfit without the usual sparkle, for those of us more interested in clean lines, bold colours and something a little more unique, yet still have that pizazz to not feel self-conscious about their outfit at a Christmas do.

So I came across this brand, Lavish Alice a few months ago and I have to say, their collection is fabulous! Their designs are unique, brave and incredibly flattering on the figure. I knew the dress had to be shot for the blog for quite a while, but how to do it took a bit longer to formulate. Thankfully I came across these amazing knee-high boots from Public Desire and it suddenly made the outfit much more complete. While researching for my Chinatown shoot from a few weeks ago, I came across this Chinese temple in Victoria Park in east London and somehow the entire shoot seemed to fall together rather seamlessly.

The bunny ears are in homage to the Halloween costumes that were all over the shops when I done this shoot, though they sadly are no longer on sale in stores. Finally this outfit gave me a chance to shoot with my beloved Hermès Birkin and the funky crocodile jewellery set from an old collaboration from H&M. I think the accessories give it a funky edge to the shoot, that might otherwise have been a little too serious, and we can’t have that! 🙂

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Cobalt blue strapless dress: Lavish Alice, found here and here – Lace-up knee-high boots: Public Desire, found here – Lace bunny ears: Topshop, similar ones found here and here – Crocodile necklace and matching bangle: Anna Dello Russo for H&M – Capucine Birkin in Togo leather: Hermès 

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