Summertime is all about the accessories as we style up our barely there outfits, trying to stay cool in the summer heat. Check out the latest necklaces, bracelets, purses, scarves and hair pieces London is sporting over the summer months.
The segment also covers makeup trends such as doll lashes and dark red lips, as well as post-baby fashion by American Designer Diane von Furstenberg.
I styled my doll lashes make-up with the “Yoko” dress by Ganni and heeled patent maryjanes by Whistles.
A multi tassel handmade necklace in bright coral by Amadoria London and studded sandals by Senso are a great way to accessorise and add contrast to talk show host Chrissy’s “all white” look. Cropped jeans by Paige and shirt by American Vintage.
As the first official days of summer are upon us, Britain finds themselves outside at events such as Glastonbury, various music festivals, summer beach holidays, outdoor stadium gigs and a patio pubs and parties.
Working at a clothing boutique in Hampstead I constantly I hear women saying “I can’t wear this, I’m too old!” They have a set of rules they have laid out for themselves such as, “I don’t show my arms”, “This skirt is too short”, “These jeans are too skinny”, etc. Yet there will be a women ten years their senior saunter into the shop right behind them and rock the same ensemble, loving the reflection staring back at them in the mirror.
Why is this? A couple of things. Yes, there is something to be said about “age appropriate clothing”, but it more has to do with assessing your own personal body at whatever age you are at and being honest with yourself about whether you are comfortable and confident in what you are wearing.
This weeks styling focuses on looking fabulous at every age. Jumpsuits by Nicole Miller and DVF, dresses by Rag & Bone, Essential, YFB and much more!
Three looks for your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s…whilst there are arguments for what types of fashion/clothing is “age appropriate”, the counter argument can be made that as long as you’re comfortable in what you choose to wear and “own it”, age is but a number in fashion!
I styled Chrissy in highwaisted “Montreal” trousers by Essentiel, and an amazing top by Rag and Bone. The arm cutouts are perfect for a glam evening look.
For myself I chose a floral lace jumpsuit by Nicole Miller with a plunging neckline and mesh open back…no bras with this baby!
My makeover of the week was the lovely Marcia. Marcia has an “apple shape” figure and great care needs to be taken in order to choose clothing that will flatter. Here Marcia models a fabulous orange Bardot style dress with Sam Edelman wedges. Being in her 20’s it’s Marcia’s time to experiment with clothing, colours, styles, her time to develop her own sense of style. She does a wonderful job styling herself and has come such a long way from where she was at. Listen to her story in the video segment above.
This look was popularised by the beautiful French actress Brigitte Bardot. This style was especially used for knitted sweaters or jumpers although it is also used for other summer fabric tops and dresses.
Watch my fashion segment as I speak more in depth about the different types of Bardot tops Britain is currently wearing as well as tips and tricks to style them for that perfect elegant summer look.
‘Bardot’ style top by Rebecca Taylor, paired with white boot crop jeans and wedges
California cool Young Fabulous & Broke redefines the playsuit with this military inspired “Luis” romper. The fabric is structured yet soft, features snap buttons and long sleeves. A truly unique piece worthy of addition to your closet.
This episode of The Chrissy B Show I had so many fashion pieces to choose from at my favourite designer clothing boutique in Hampstead, Question Air. The shop is filled to the brim with Autumn/Winter’s best styles.
For Chrissy I chose a silk jumpsuit by Rebecca Taylor. Rebecca’s AW15 collection is absolutely gorgeous this season filled with romantic bohemian pieces cut to flatter every woman’s shape. I love styling Chrissy in a jumpsuit, she makes wearing a one look effortless to wear and most importantly they suit and flatter her body in a comfortable way.
For myself I’ve really been into monochrome looks so I paired my favourite Vivienne Westwood white blouse with a leather knee skirt by Rabens Saloner. Ravens Saloner is a Danish designer which I absolutely love and they have nailed the longer skirt length of the season with this elasticised leather skirt. Tuck in your shirt to show off your waist and for a dash of colour I paired with red suede court shoes by Sam Edelman. Suede or suede looking fabrics are very hot this season and add a lovely warm texture to your outfit.
For my sister Maegan I chose this gorgeous red with black underlay Diane von Furstenberg zarita dress. DVF does this dress every season, however these two colours together are absolutely romantic and I paired the dress with sexy black suede lace up heels by Australian designer Senso.
And of course let’s not forget about Sehar, our lovely makeover of the week! Read about Sehar’s outfit and makeup makeover here.
This week on The Chrissy B Show the Gregoire Sisters made over Sehar Zam. Sehar was featured on an episode where Chrissy talked about all things confidence. Sehar bravely stripped off all makeup, and let the Gregoire sisters take over!
Sehar came onto the show wearing a beautiful coral coloured dress, and expressed her love of colour to me. I wanted to style her in colours from the newest Autumn/Winter 15 collections, so I chose a vibrant lips printed silk blouse by Diane Von Furstenberg and a pair of leather looking trousers by Helmut Lang. Sam Edelman pumps in black pony skin with a cobra detail on the heel completed the look, although the red Sam Edelman’s I was wearing would have looked fabulous as well. Depends how crazy you are about colour! 🙂
Here’s what Sehar had to say about her makeover:
“This look Cynthia styled on me was totally spot on. I’d wear the outfit to work, on a date and even a night out! When I first saw the trousers Cynthia asked me to wear I was weary thinking they’d be painfully tight and not go past my hips – however I was wrong! The comfort of the trousers were absolutely amazing – I could stretch/move around in them however I pleased. Oh, and not to forget the fabulous snake skin heels – I’m a sucker for anything unique and these definitely stole my heart!”
Next came the makeup, and Maegan was all about the colour. What I love about Maegan’s work is she always manages to find a look for a person they would have never previously considered. She analyses her model’s faces and then chooses from a wide selection of quality products to complete her creative makeup application.
Here’s what Sehar had to say about her makeup:
“I absolutely loved how Maegan used minimal makeup but still managed to give me full coverage on my face! I normally use brown blush on my cheeks however Maegan went for a pinky colour instead, which at first I was worried about, but to my surprise it was actually perfect for my skin tone and really brightened up my face! Will definitely apply Maegan’s methods to my own makeup routine.”
A little bit about Sehar:
An agency represented/freelance commercial model living in London, Sehar entered into international top model competition ‘Face of the World 2015’ held at Birmingham International Fashion Week. Being a petite model who’s only 5″4 Sehar never thought she’d even be considered let alone make it to the finals. She ended up winning the competition and was named Top Commercial Photographic model for Face of the World 2015. Sehar is also currently Miss London Inspiration 2015/2016 and is an inspirational speaker at Macmillan Cancer Support. She also belly dances and dances for Bhangra/Bollywood.
Sehar was a pleasure to work with and I wish this inspirational shining star a successful career with whatever she chooses to pursue!
This show will air in London, England on Sky 203 at 10pm October 12, 2015. Check back here to watch.
All outfits by Question Air boutique in Hampstead, London. You can read about Cynthia’s styling choices here.
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