It’s hard to believe that I once lived in this city, even though I often travel through London, I feel like it has changed so much since I lived there.
My alarm woke me up at 7:45 am (a little later than it should have, whoops!). I was staying at Citizen M hotel in Shoreditch, just five minutes from Liverpool St station. A cute, modern hotel, perfectly located with the comfiest of pillows and cute personal touches.
Twenty minutes later I was in an Uber on my way to Estee Lauder’s HQ in Fitzrovia, London. The building is brand new and is the HQ for so many iconic brands under the Estee Lauder ‘umbrella’… Jo Malone, MAC, Clinique, not to mention @aveda and @bobbibrownuk whom were on hand to provide me with hair and makeup from their super glam squad – @tinker_jade who tussled my hair and the super cute @jenniferbergerx at the Bobbi Brown counter at John Lewis on Oxford Street, who made sure my makeup was flawless and ready for a long shoot day ahead.
Kirsty (my manager) and I met with Karis @kariskennedyphotography and @jrk_videography to shoot new fall looks with some of my favourite fashion brands including @diesel @frenchconnection and @freepeople – Karis and Jack had asked us to meet them at this little cul-de-sac street off the Kings Road – it was the perfect location, with cute pastil coloured terraced houses. Each house providing the perfect backdrop, apparently the neighbours are so use to ‘bloggers’ shooting outside their houses that they even come out and offer advice for lighting and camera angles – haha!
This dress from @Diesel is my absolute favorite! I paired it with a pair of block-heeled ankle boots, also from Diesel and a cross body bag from the accessories brand @FolliFollie – I would also wear this dress with black opaque tights in the winter, with my Mango leather jacket and a chic scarf, so I’d like to think it will work for me for every season! The perfect versatile dress! (Link to shop yours)
This second look is also from Diesel and anyone who knows me, will know just how much I love pastel colours, this jacket is made of dreams! It wasn’t until I got home (and tried on everything again for my own fashion show!) that I realized that it was reversible! Two jackets, one price! #winning!! (link to get yours)
This whole look is from @FrenchConnection. These white sneakers, together with skinny white jeans and this blue and white striped shirt which I knotted at the side, as its quite long, would be the perfect outfit for a chilled brunch with friends or for shopping on a sunny Saturday in London, or whichever cool city you find yourself in! (link to get yours)
The green dress from @freepeople I chose to pair with the biker boots from @diesel – I love the cute look of a short dress mixed with a tougher biker boot, it really suits my style and makes an otherwise quite dressy look more suitable for daytime. The sun FINALLY came out, so I put on my sunglasses from @taylormorisldn and throw on my favourite leather jacket from @mango
I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post and I look forward to reading any questions or comments you may have. I will be following it up with Part 2 next week 🙂
Photographer – @kariskennedyphotographer
Videographer – @jrk_videography
Written by Maria Pettersson
Edited by Kirsty Williams