Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Pelle Italiana

No guys, don't be fooled by the title I cannot speak Italian! The post title meaning 'Italian Leather' (rather obvious to many) was simply popped into Google Translate in an attempt to make it sound more alluring. BUT, there was some logic to it, as my new jacket that features in this post is...yes, you guessed it, made of Italian leather. All in all this look is quite edgy, I tried to reflect this vibe in my choice of shoot location, which was in essence, a large back alley in Hoxton across the road from where I used to live. I have wanted to shoot there for some time but never really got round to it. When my boyfriend surprised me with this amazing Allsaints jacket however, I knew it  was time to make it happen, it fits in with the location as if it were a Chameleon lounging around on a big bark tree, (well that was a weird analogy O_o) at least I think it does...

Now this is a rare occasion everyone so savour it! My boyfriend actually let me take a picture of him, (although reluctantly as is evident by his facial expressions) and better yet he let me post it on my blog! I love doing mens fashion posts but rarely get a chance to.

Here Christian has teamed a simple linen shirt with a quilted denim jacket, he's wearing light wash jeans with it and tan brogue boots, but I didn't manage to get that many photos! (Next time I will ensure I do!)

I wanted to keep the colour palette for this look quite simple, keeping the jacket as the focal point of the outfit. Although I fear my rather spooky Laurie Lipton vest may have diverted a vast majority of the attention! Laurie Lipton is one of my favourite artists so when she done an exclusive range for Allsaints   ( a while back now) I went on a bit of a spending spree...let's just say I have more than one... I studied her in quite some detail while studying Art; Google her at the very least, I'm sure you'll love her work as much as I do!
I wear:
Leather Jacket - Allsaints
Skeleton vest - Laurie Lipton for Allsaints
Ox blood vest (underneath) - H&M
Washed Black Jeans - Pull and Bear
Satchel - Cambridge Satchel Company
Riding Boots - Harry Hall
Sunglasses - Ray- Ban

Christian Wears:
Linen shirt - Allsaints
Quilted Jacket - Tommy Hilifiger 
Leather necklace - Topman
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban