Thursday, 15 December 2011

Video: Charlotte Taylor SS12

I've spoken of my love for Charlotte Taylor and her adorable prints before, and her new collection for Spring/Summer 2012 has only strengthened my label lust further. This season, Charlotte's prints have taken a more mature turn while still featuring her signature fun and wearable colour palette. Check out her latest lookbook video.

Charlotte Taylor SS12 from Stina Smith on Vimeo.

Playful pan collars, tree print bow ties and 70s inspired jumpsuits make for Charlotte's boldest and most diverse collection yet. We need more designers like Charlotte Taylor; designers who have the unique ability to create a world of whimsy and magic that reminds us that fashion is about self expression and, to put it simply, having fun.

I am so excited to see more from her in the future. I already have two of her bound-to-be-iconic penguin scarves (one small, one large), and I can't wait to add more to my personal collection.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Lookbook: Ayten Gasson AW11 and SS12

A long time ago, I posted some behind the scenes photos from when I styled two lookbooks for the gorgeous lingerie brand Ayten Gasson. I also shared the the videos we made for each collection, but for some reason I neglected to share the final images that went on to make up the final lookbooks - silly me! Fortunately, there's no time like the present - here are my favourite images from each collection.

Autumn/Winter 2011

Spring/Summer 2012

  • Lingerie: Ayten Gasson
  • Fascinators: Hatastic
  • Photography: Richard Bridge
  • Models: Dani Race and Holly Hoyland
  • Make up: Kelly Mendiola
  • Hair: John Mullan
  • Nails: Steph Mendiola
  • Styling: Frankie Murray

  • So what do you think? I really enjoyed working with Ayten and her amazing pieces, which are now all available to buy from The good news is that I will also be styling Ayten Gasson's Autumn/Winter 2012 campaign - yipppeeee!

    Come back soon for more pretty pictures!