Dress*: Vintage Style Me // Hat: Zara // Sunglasses: Spitalfields Market // Waistcoat: Zara (old) // Boots: ASOS (old) // Watch*: Daniel Wellington
Photos: Ioana Nicolae
When I first started this personal style blog (back then it was named 'Fox Tales') Vintage Style Me became one of the first indie, online vintage brands I fell in love with through the blogging world. At the time it was a mixture of one-off vintage pieces and hand lovingly made dresses from reclaimed textiles by VSM's talented creator, Rhiannon. Since those days, VSM has come a long, long way and now thrives on just Rhiannon's hand crafted sartorial, retro-inspired creations.
She contacted me a few weeks ago and kindly offered to send over one of her dresses from her AW16 collection that she just knew I would love, and it's safe to say, this girl know my style because the mustard, lace, bell-sleeved swing dress is my cup of tea! The mustard lace is layered over a hot pink satin under layer, which creates such a gorgeous, striking contrast.
As I'm a little on the taller side with a pretty sizeable bum, I have a lot of trouble with shorter dresses and it does in fact sit a little short on me. However, I did manage to save it with a trusty black, bodycon skirt underneath, which is my 'go to' saviour with shorter dresses. If you have any other tips for long legs and big bums, please do let me know because it is the bane of my life.
I shot these photos around east London with the lovely Ioana. I absolutely love shooting in the east as it is my hometown and teenage stomping ground, especially around the Brick Lane area that is scattered with vintage dives and really, really good food. Although I do love visiting and working in other parts of the city, there's just something in me that's rooted to the east end.
In fact, after falling in and out of love with it many a time the past few years, I'm just really fucking happy to be back in the city again. Now, I'm just itching to move back permanently.