Monday, 10 August 2009

Excuse 2:

So, as one of my excuses for slack blogging recently, this one being shooting for, I give you my recent offering to the menswear style feed:


Celia-Jane Ukwenya, Fashion Editor at Buckstyle, explains why this will play a big wardrobe role this season

Great British Heritage. I am sure for a lot of us, this conjures up images of muddy boots, long walks in sparse fields, watching the Polo, and stuffy well-to do toffs playing croquet on the lawn - “Tally Ho, Pip Pip” and all that! Yes, before the tune of “land of Hope and Glory gets too loud, read on…
In the months leading into winter “Great British Heritage” will mean a whole lot more than that, with key elements creeping into your everyday attire. The catwalks were awash with garments mirroring this theme; Lou Dalton with her embellished chunky knits and cord riding trousers and Moschino with their claret colours reminiscent of old English public school uniforms. Vivienne Westwood’s show was awash with a major gardening and great outdoors theme, with Burberry reiterating its classic Burberry tartan in their collection. This trend is all about turning away from casuals such as denim. Think durable waxed cotton jackets and coats to the style of Barbour’s Olive Classic Beauford jacket. Cord blazers worn in the traditional navy and tan like this Tobacco cord Sports blazer by Polo Ralph Lauren or pushed to the extreme in punch packing pink, green and red corduroy trousers (think eccentric Englishman). Traditional British fabrics such as tweeds and herringbone will be key and integral and can make the look more directional. Great British designers such as Burberry (new this season to, Paul Smith, and Grenson will be taking centre stage. Team traditional navy, beige and stone colours with strong clashing patterns like a flash of tartan or a plaid print.

Here, this stone Burberry pac-a-mac trench coat is put together with a Polo Ralph Lauren plaid shirt and a classic straight leg chino also by Burberry, rolled up at the ankle of course for that relaxed English county walk feel. Finish the look with these Grenson brogue style ankle boots and this navy dog print scarf by Paul Smith.

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More great excuses to come!


Rollergirl said...

Yummy styling. Where was this shot, pray tell?

Celia Loves... said...

Thanks Roller girl. We shot this in Seven Oaks in the middle of a wide and sparse countryside! The weather looks great in this shot, 30miutes later, the heavens opened up.... We shot another 8 looks for another publication on the same day. more shots to come.

Camilla said...

Hey just found your blog I really love that photo great styling.