The theme for the June issue was 'Summer in the City'. Shoot location was key, and as much as I wanted somewhere like Beamish & Crawford or any other historic and beautiful Cork buildings in the background, in the end we decided that reflecting an urban atmosphere was more important. My brother, who dabbles in photography, shot the outfit for me down French Church Street in the city centre which houses some fabulous boutiques such as Sallingers and Amity.
I have to admit that I was a bundling wreck on what must have been the most busiest Sunday in Cork's history to shoot it. I drew a small crowd of peepers (unsurprisingly mostly male) who watched while I tried my best au natural poses, while I hide my actual embarrassment as best as I could.
I love the look that I chose as I think it's perfect for those who want to keep cool, but also look hot on a nice summer day spent skipping around the city! I resisted over-accessorising, kept the focus of the outfit on my lower half, with sun-kissed legs and funky shoes. You will have seen me wear these shoes on many occasions by now but I just love them too much. You can read all about them in a past post HERE. They are of course, the limited edition 'Parrot shoes' by Caroline Issa for LK Bennett.
I can't stress enough how important it is to wear a pair of sunglasses with 100% UV protection and I bought these Ray-Ban Aviators around four years ago in Brown Thomas. Despite their designer price tag, they are very hardy, and have survived being hopped off a tiled floor and sat on, on more occasions I'd like to admit.
In the article itself, I speak about how important 'layering' is with our unpredictable Irish climate, and this Kooples skirt can be worn opened or buttoned up for a smarter feel. The 90's-esque green cami top is from River Island (available HERE) and I picked up my kaleidoscope lantern skirt from Topshop a couple of months ago. The outfit was finished with my designer look-a-like watch from River Island.
If you want to transition this outfit from day to evening, add a clutch and a statement necklace to transform this outfit for a night on the town!
Now that one magazine feature is over, I am delighted to say that I was mailed today about writing a piece for another nationwide magazine in the next coming months for Autumn/Winter '13. I am excited about the task ahead and I will let you know more details about it when they arise.
My thanks again to my brother; Hugh for the photos!
Until next time Ducklings,
Love Vera Xx