VOIX Meets Mode Editorial Shoot Look Details

Created by Gea Antonini, Federica Croce and Laura Zama Hebe – three Italian designers who bring together experience from brands such as Valentino, Roberto Cavalli and Vera Wang – womenswear brand Hebe Studio is quickly becoming known for immaculately tailored suits with a clean, fresh femininity. Essentially designing wardrobe dead certs and everlasting pieces these women are onto something. The brand combines conventional with contemporary to deliver some of the best cuts in trousers or jackets you will ever try on – dress up, dress down, thoughtless wearability meets urbane polish. Read more…

Toolally Spotlight

Toolally is a colourful British brand, born and raised in Yorkshire, with every handcrafted piece fashioned from acrylic and finished in gold vermeil or sterling silver fastenings. Toolally have reimagined the aesthetic of jewellery by combining unconventional materials such as Perspex, stainless steel and solid brass to produce collections bursting with unique shapes and bright colours. Describing their work as ‘jewellery sculpture,’ Toolally aim to combine art and fashion to create bold yet wearable pieces. According to creative director Mags Walker, the Toolally style is a fusion of her obsession with fashion and head-of-studio Kelly’s passion for art.

You can shop the brand here on their site, through independent fashion store (and one of my favourites) Wolf & Badger here or here at John Lewis.

Modal and vintage Rokit

Whilst filming my second instalment of the Headwrap series I wore my ASOS Modal skirt, a vintage Rokit denim shirt and my Lily & Lionel headscarf. Here is some info on my look below…

ASOS have a soft modal midi skirt with splices in the mix as part of their eco-offering, and it’s really gorgeous. A type of rayon, modal is a semi-synthetic cellulose fibre made by spinning reconstituted cellulose. It is used alone or with other fibres (often cotton or spandex) in household items such as pyjamas or underwear, but in recent years it has started to transition into being worn for more fashionable purposes. A second generation cellulosic fibre, modal is well known for its softness; commonly described as ‘soft as a feather’ and the ‘softest fibre in the world’ – keep an eye out for this fabric as it makes a resurgence. It really soothes against your skin. Read more…

Faux Fur Vs Real Fur

Fur vs Faux Fur – where do you stand on it? I am grateful to my Black Mirror San Junipero girl JanieMarshallDesign for opening my eyes to cool faux-fur alternatives. This beautiful faux fur coat is by a brand called Spirithoods. SpiritHoods bring the adventurous Spirit of the wild into everyday life while helping to protect endangered animals. All Authentic Spirithoods ® are made in Los Angeles California, with the highest quality faux fur (fake fur). There are no animals harmed during the creation of their products, and in 2011 & 2012 the brand received Peta’s Libby Award for Best Animal-friendly Clothing Company.

 

SpiritHoods also donate 10% of net profits to the conservation of endangered animals.

DeGalluchat Accessories

So extremely proud of my friend Alexandra – she has worked hard on her brand since day one and it’s all coming together. She has landed her first LA-based stockist in Malibu (one of my favourite places on the west coast) for @DeGalluchat. Her brand specialises in the design of high quality shagreen accessories, using leather that is sourced from discarded skins of stingrays.

Specifically, it is by-product from the fishing industry in Asia and uses only waste product. Collections are made by small family run workshops in France and Italy, selected for their unique craftsmanship and traditional use of materials. The brand is so beautiful, check it out. I am pictured above wearing one of her gorgeous cuffs. DeGalluchat also partnered with @FRENDS on the beautiful earphones I travel with often and frequently (right now I am listening to music with them whilst I read @THE___TRIBE postcards and work).

For my French followers, De Galluchat is based in Paris so I strongly recommend popping in to see her. Find out more about the brand here.

British Vintage-Inspired Fashion

RIXO was founded by London College of Fashion alumni (and best friends) Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McCloskey. The two friends found their symbiosis in 2015, and have since been focused on vintage-inspired distinctly British womenswear.

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What to expect? Think contemporary pieces with signature details, including intricate hand painted original prints and devil-is-in-the-detail trim. Think anti-mass production and pro-timeless design. Find out more about the brand here.

Chop Jollof En Vacances with Frost & Onyx

Founded by by Funmi, a British-Nigerian lawyer based in New York and London, Frost & Onyx offer an easy collection of luxury Tops and Tanks with bold African statements – I’ve worn their ‘Melanin Chic’ and ‘Chop Jollof’ tees and have to say the fit of the latter is gorgeous – delicately draped, it has a slight crop to the body which gives  a sexy laid back silhouette.

WEAR THE LOOK: T-Shirt – Frost & Onyx  | Shoes – Opificio V Milan | Sunglasses – Rokit Vintage

They keep their collections super tight and streamlined, focusing on simple originality. Made in the Netherlands, these t-shirts also feel lush, fit comfortably and are the epitome of  casual-lux inspired by the ‘modern African girl’. Designer Funmi wanted to create a brand which captured the essence of her British African friends, women she knew to be conscious, well-travelled, intelligent and most importantly, proud of their African heritage. Read more…