Monday, May 13th, 2013
Blossom Raspberry & Cream Crown, Vigari Ahoy Hoy Anchor Knit, Vigari leather shorts, Mascotte red suede ankle boots, Mascotte leather bag, Cotton & Co sixpence ring, Cotton & Co single strand pearl bracelet with threepence pendant (available in store), Cotton & Co double stranded pearl bracelet with red tassel pendant (available in store).
Blossom The ‘Lana’ Crown, Vigari Valentine dress (worn as top), InStyle Check Skater skirt, Mascotte black pumps, Cotton & Co Heads & Tails earrings, Cotton & Co sixpence ring, Cotton & Co single strand pearl bracelet with threepence pendant (available in store), Cotton & Co double stranded pearl bracelet with sixpence pendant (available in store).
Blossom Something Blue Crown, Vigari Sweetheart Dress, Mascotte blue pumps, Mascotte purse, Cotton & Co Bow Peep stud earrings, Cotton & Co sixpence ring, Cotton & Co single strand pearl bracelet with threepence pendant (available in store), Cotton & Co double stranded pearl bracelet with sixpence pendant (available in store).
Blossom Royal Roses Crown, Betty Basics stripe dress (available in store), i.d.s neon knit (available in store), Mascotte leather bag, Cotton & Co sixpence ring, Cotton & Co double stranded pearl necklace with sixpence pendant (available in store), Cotton & Co single strand pearl bracelet with threepence pendant (available in store), Cotton & Co double stranded pearl bracelet with sixpence pendant (available in store).
Presenting the Blossom Headpieces & Accessories’s Nautical Shoot- where setting sail is hot on trend. Featuring treasures from the new headwear range, Blossom Headpieces & Accessories are showcasing nautical colours including navy, red, cream and black as the seasonal winter shades. The floral arrangement of the nautical range includes classic blooms of roses and peonies, thereby keeping femininity a consistent theme amongst the collections.
The Blossom story begins with head designer and Brisbane fashionista, Adrienne Grace Keller who draws her inspiration from the bridal beauty of Elizabeth Taylor. The glamourous 50’s style icon, was pictured on her wedding day wearing a decadent floral crown, an image Adrienne still idolises. While a picture might be worth a thousand words, only four became apparent to Adrienne which would ignite a new business venture: Blossom Headpieces & Accessories.
Today, I cannot help but admire the craftsmanship of the beautiful wreaths that present as the statement piece within the shoot. If I had to pick a favourite, it would have to be the red and cream crown which added vibrance to a classic black ensemble. Outside of the shoot, this headpiece would be a fantastic accessory for a day at the races or dressy occasion. For the entire collection visit the Blossom Headpiece & Accessories website or Facebook page.
An enviable wardrobe was provided by Vigari Fashion, an edgy boutique located in Stones Corner, Brisbane. Stocking seasonal trends, jewellery and accessories, Vigari is the perfect stop for a taste of new seasonal style. Stylist and store owner Eleni compiled each look favouring structured cuts, luxe leather, cute prints and bright coloured staples. Her keen eye for fashion has regenerated the nautical trend featuring new seasonal pieces including a printed anchor knit, a stripy tunic, a monochrome high waisted skirt and a babydoll dress. Visit the Vigari Website and Facebook page for all stock, or visit in store for a friendly service and a creative vision by Eleni.
Judging my previous postings, it comes as no shock that I am an avid lover of Cotton & Co Jewellery. The beautiful pearl pieces and minted coin pendants became a prominent feature of the nautical trend, in the form of delicate bracelets, statement neckpieces and a dazzling ring. My favourite piece, an Italian made curb chain on which hangs a large coin pendant. Interestingly, this coin is a 1937 Crown, the same rare piece issued for the coronation of King George VI. Who knew history could be so glamourous? Visit the Cotton & Co website and Facebook page for the entire collection.
Finally, an outfit is not complete until garnished with accessories. Mascotte shoes & accessories is known for their high profile, quality and innovative products. Imagine my excitement to feature pieces from their AW13-14 collection in this nautical shoot. I felt like a young Carrie Bradshaw as I selected my hearts desires, (in this case classic pumps, statement handbags and clutches). As I am partial to suede fabric, I loved my choices of a cobalt suede pump, a red suede ankle boot and a black suede pump with taupe trimmings. These were of course paired with matching bags to complete the look. To see a full range of the Mascotte collection visit the Mascotte website and Facebook page.
Ahoy and thank you to all those who contributed to the shoot including Blossom Headpieces & Accessories, Vigari Fashion, Cotton & Co, Mascotte Shoes & Accessories, Rose Moffat MUA and N.East Photography.
Photography by N.East Photography
MUA and Hair by Rose Moffat