May 13, 2013

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WEARING: DIY Mesh Crop Top, American Apparel Pants and Jelly Sandals, H&M Clutch and Club Monaco Leather belt & Sunnies.

I am usually not a sucker for trends, nor am I easily convinced to follow them; but when I saw that the jelly shoes were doing a come back I was thrilled. This is a late 80's, early 90's trend that I loved. I had them as a little girl. So with a touch of nostalgia I got a pair from American Apparel, they are made in the UK. I feel like a kid all over again! The DIY crop top I am wearing was a sleeveless turtleneck, so I bought some mesh to make the sleeves, then did some cutting and sewing.

On a collection note I am in the best mood possible, this past week was very productive. I finally had my photo shoot and I could not be happier with what I have seen so far! Girls (and boys) things are getting real and it feels so good. Especially when you work with a team of talented, enthusiastic people - the crew went the extra mile for this project. I am humbled by the experience. It is nice to see all the hard work that I have put in for the past 6 months finally coming together. Life is good <3

Photos by the talented Maria Aldrey

24 comments:

  1. Black Somehow Works Great For Spring!
    StyleNonsense.blogspot.com

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  2. I absolutely adore this outfit. I am loving the 90s trends, it's like reliving my childhood, just wrote a piece about the 90s actually!

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    The Eleganter

    The Eleganter

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  3. jellys!! im soo needing a pair!

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  4. absolutely LOVE this gorgeous styling! so simpe but so trendy, unique and inspirational!

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  5. gorgeous outfit i love it! the all black is just awesome :D

    Hayley xx
    www.addictionstoshopping.blogspot.com

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  6. love everything about this outfit!

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  7. Ahh, I had jelly shoes when I was little too! I could never pull them off now though, but somehow you've managed to perfectly here, you're almost making me want a pair too! Love the really angular silhouette & the awkward (in a good way!) proportions of this look, that little bit of stomach showing is perfect!
    So pleased to hear you've had a productive week & that everything is coming together nicely with the collection. Really looking forward to seeing the results of all your hard work! :)

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  8. I love what you did with the top!
    I am beyond excited for your lookbook and collection!! x

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  9. You're so cute Melissa! Thanks for your really sweet comment. Great work with that top and congrats on your collection!

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  10. I feel the same way about my leather pinafore! Okay, I never had a leather pinafore as a kid, but I still get those fun, childlike vibes from the shape of the dress. It's oddly comforting to re-live those things from your childhood.

    Very much looking forwards to seeing your collection. x

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  11. This is the perfect outfit! I adore your shoes, I'm dying to get a pair of Juju jelly shoes
    Lucia's Loves
    x

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  12. I used to feel that same way about snap front, knit Henley shirts. So comforting..
    And yes - we are all settled in to our new place now, thanks!
    You manage to make cropped tops not appear cheap or trendy at all. Great look for you!

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  13. You make jellies look uber cool ;) I am also so very happy for you, and can't wait to see the collection!!!!

    Much <3,
    Miranda

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  14. OMG-jelly shoes...I used to have one pair when I was girl...my treasure purchase Romania...I have to get one sooon...

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  15. This is what I fell in love with on Instagram! Btw I'm so jelly of your jellies, they remind me of my childhood too! So glad the shoot went well, now can't wait to see the photos! x

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  16. Perfect outfit! Oh and im absolutely in love with your jellies! goooosh so pretty!

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  17. I love black <3 You look fantastic & the most adorable part of your whole outfit are your jelly sandals, just cute!

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  18. I love the jelly shoes ! Paris was good. We should do it again sometime. This time you showing your collection there ;) But most importantly, I REALLY want the mills to do Brazil ASAP !

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    1. I hear you , but I think the Mills will hit LA before we can hit Brasil. Let's seriously plan a trip there. Shafy and I want to move there at some point in the next 2 years!! xx
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  19. You look AMAZING!!
    Love your top!

    xx

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  20. you look marvellous! I’m not a sucker for those jelly sandals but you paired them nicely!


    Love, VIENNA WEDEKIND

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  21. From head to toes, i love this outfit !

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  22. The first thing that caught my eye was your DIY top. Just need some mesh and a spare weekend. Liking how 'grown-up' you've made the jellies seem!

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  23. I'm looking for a similar pants. It looks nice on you + the shoes are really cool!

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