Monday, 8 February 2016

Styled by Helen: Galentine's Day

The Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot
The Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot
The Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot, Fat kitty BroochThe Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot, Ted and Muffy boots
The Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot

This week is all about Galentine's Day. Time to celebrate your favourite ladies and enjoy the 13th of February with your besties. Of course, that doesn't stop us including some tacky red balloons and finding the most red shelter in Edinburgh for a little photoshoot. There always seems to be some kind of Valentines shoot on Wardrobe Conversations, from pro and anti to sappy and sweet, so we couldn't completely break with tradition. To bring it back to Galentine's, I decided to wear a gal in the form of this Whitepepper dress designed by Sarah Fisk. I love it! The black bits are velvety (so feel great), there are pockets and it's super loose. Maybe not the most flattering of shapes but it certainly leaves room for a stop off at Madamoiselle Macaron's after the shoot.

Dress | The Whitepepper
Coat | Topshop
Boots | c/o Ted & Muffy
Brooch | The Nosuch Disco
Bag | H&M

With a statement dress like this I made sure to keep everything else super simple. Black coat, black bag, black boots. So I may be falling back in love with the monochrome look. It's such a classic. I did add red lipstick into the mix. Plus my red balloon. Ok, so I still secretly want to be part of The White Stripes and can't help but love a red, white and black combo. I did also add this Fat Kitty pin that Heather Mac got me for Christmas. He's just so cute and fat! Plus it fits in with the monochrome theme!

The Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot The Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot
The Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot

Anyway, back to the true meaning of Galentine's. It's all about showing appreciation for your friends and bigging up some seriously awesome ladies. So I thought I'd take the opportunity to share some top girl bosses that are doing great things:

Madamoiselle Macaron
Not only does Rachel make amazing sweet treats and own one of the cutest cafe's in Edinburgh, she's also incredibly warm, welcoming and down right hilarious. Oh and did I mention the vast array of delicious macarons she's introduced me to.

Boya Shen
I love this ladies film and photography skills. Her moveit videos have introduced me to so much awesome style and just look great. She's also just a very generous and positive person.

Cafe Strange Brew
From queen of vintage to queen of the kitchen, Laurie is great at everything she does. I visited her Glasgow cafe last week and loved it. It's a cute and quirky space, with great coffee and even better chocolate torte. She is doing a pretty awesome job of keeping Shawlands strange.

The Colour Pop Girls
Amanda and Sheri are so vibrant, colourful and creative. They've now combined for a new project - The Colour Pop Girls. Their You Tube channel is fast becoming one of my favourites. Plus I've always loved a pink and orange colour combination.

Ok, so I could go on, and on, and on but I'll leave it there for now.  Do feel free to share the love for some of your favourite females. Or males - sometimes guys can be your gals too.

Photography by Boya Shen
The Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot, #seewithIolla, Iolla glasses
The Whitepepper, Sarah Fisk, Face dress, Boya Shen Photography, Edinburgh, Princes Street Gardens, Galentine's Day, Valentines shoot

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