Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Skirt Couturier Editorial:

Aysha Minty from The Skirt Couturier is a designer I work with quite often.  She approached me and my dream team a few weeks ago to do an editorial for her so that she could show off her latest designs and do something unique.

The outfit she designed was inspired by Downton Abbey the British drama series that is set in the Edwardian era (1901 - 1914). Aysha used silk in her design because she thought it fit the era perfectly, I agree. The design of the skirt is a "Jazz Skirt" which comes from the sway of a woman.

We shot on a cloudy day which made the look and feel seem even more like Yorkshire, the setting of Downton Abbey.

Raeesa did my hair in a vintage hairstyle to suit the theme. For the first time we are going to feature a hair tutorial to show you how to get the look:

1. Curl hair with GHD or curler and section the hair into four sections: front, left, right and back.
2. Make a low bun that sits at the bottom of your neck with the back section of the hair.
3. Use the left and right sections to create small "circles" which you will pin up around the bun by looping the hair.

This is just a teaser of what's in store from Raeesa. Be on the lookout for her very own website which she will be launching soon with exciting content such as “how to” hair tutorials and eBooks.

Photography by: Layla Shaik Photography
Hair by:Raeesa E
Clothing by: The Skirt Couturier


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  2. Wow you look stuning dear really love it! and the pictures too.

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