Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Girls on film

As much as I rave about how buying secondhand and vintage clothing is a more sustainable and ethical way to shop and that it is much better for the planet, I know that this way of shopping is not for everyone. A more sustainable and ethical way of buying clothes, whilst still buying 'new' is to support independent brands. Minkie are a London-based brand who I have been a fan of for a while, their clothes are all made in London and are so up my street, a lot of their pieces feature lace and ruffles and draw inspiration from the 70's which is definitely in keeping with my wardrobe.

I was sent their orange faux suede tie top to style and, although I was initially apprehensive about how much orange suits me, I have definitely come round and cannot wait to add more orange into my wardrobe! I decided to shoot the photos for this post on 35mm film, something that I have wanted to do for a while and I think the images turned out well, me and my mum shot in a few locations around where we live and I love the combination of backgrounds and colours within the photos!

TopC/O Minkie 
Skort | Vintage via Depop
Bag | Retro Newcastle
Necklace | OMG BCN 
Shoes | Dr Martens 

The top itself is one size, as are all of the clothes from Minkie, but each piece is designed to flatter all body shapes and this top certainly suited me, despite me being a smaller frame. It's made to be adjustable at the neck, you tie it however high or low you want to suit your bust and the front and back of the top are also tie-able, I knotted them for a more casual vibe but you could definitely wear them undone too.

As the orange is quite a statement colour, especially when paired with my red hair, I kept the rest of the outfit monochrome-toned. I'd actually had my eye on this vintage French skort for a while on Depop and thought it would go perfectly with my top from Minkie, and I was right! It is definitely in-keeping with the retro vibes of the top and I love the orange when paired with black and white; it has a definite vintage feel to it whilst also being slightly modern. 

For accessories, I went with my trusty suede Dr Martens, which I have definitely got my £30 worth from, they were reduced from £120 in the sale (an incredible discount!) and they are so versatile in terms of styling. The bag was also a bargain from Retro Newcastle, a really cute little vintage shop on High Bridge Street, it may be tiny but it fit my phone, purse, keys, and lipstick in and that's all you need some days! The necklace was one of my purchases from Barcelona and is made by a local designer there, it's got serious art deco vibes to it and is so beautifully made; it is a bit more statement than the necklaces I wear daily but I've worn it a lot with different outfits already. 

Holly Olivia x

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