My stylist Lauren of Lauren Jobling Styling has an incredible eye and spends her life (and career) trawling through sites, magazines and social handles as well as attending shows and meeting designers to find the most flattering, unique and utterly beautiful pieces for her clients.
Whilst I love style myself, I just don’t have time to collate and curate looks I need for events and shoots so Lauren makes the world of difference to my day-to-day life. She was my friend first too so we always have a laugh together!
This Mother’s Day, Lauren found me the prettiest shirt dress I’ve ever laid eyes on and by a brand I’d never heard of before either: KRAIT. Krait is an ethical, edgy and luxurious slow-fashion brand established in 2017 which focuses on sustainability and female empowerment. Tick, tick, tick and tick when it comes to the ideal brand for me to support.
Jean leggings c/o Spanx, necklace c/o Esme Loves, shirt dress is KRAIT, vest: M&S, boots by Peter Kaiser, and shades Victoria’s Secret from TK Maxx.
Using luxury surplus material and vintage fabrics from all over the world, founder Alice Van Grutten sources material on her travels and has met every single women who creates clothes for her London-based business.
I bought this beauty to pair with blue jean leggings and over-the-knee boots but will also wear it with my pins out and gold sandals this Easter in Spain and thanks to its versatility, it would work either over a bikini on the beach or for a night out too. Well made and flattering thanks to it’s low neckline and frills on the hips, I know it will be a piece I’ll wear and wear.
With a size guide on the site, you can work out which pieces are best-suited to your body when you buy. I’m a UK size 10 on the high street and this was a Small. With the feminine frill gathering on the hem and the perfect length on me (there’s nothing worse than a dress that rides up your legs right, or which feels too revealing, in my opinion) and a wrap style with a belt to accentuate the waist, this fabulous frock made the ideal choice for a leisurely lunch c/o The Distillery on Portobello Road and some pre-roast pics in front of pastel-hued houses for good measure.
A dream of a day.
A dream of a dress.
Cheers to that!
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