28/10/2011

Dreaming of Devore

Left: moss green chunky cardi: Next, devore batwing top: Forever 21, double breasted high waist shorts: Miss Selfridge, 'M' pendant: Topshop, unicorn necklace: Accessorize. Right: Devore kimono: Forever 21, bandeau body: Miss Selfridge, PU leather shorts: Topshop. All jewellery: Topshop, Forever 21, Vintage & Accessorize. 

There's just something about devore velvet that I just cannot resist! It can just give any outfit a hint of luxe instantly and always looks so classy. Mix with some on trend leather to add a touch of unexpected rebelliousness! 


I have always loved the beautiful fabric, but I think it was heightened with the discovery of the amazingly talented, Micheal Van Der Ham. The designer received much recognition in February at LFW A/W after showcasing his collections at the NEWGEN designers slot. Since then Van Der Ham's designs have been snapped up by Topshop as part of their exclusive designers range. I used two stunning dresses for a ethereal and whimsical themed shoot I styled for Third Floor Publication, which was such a privilege and a true honour to be able to handle such exquisite handicraft. You cannot always tell a garment's true luxury and quality from a 2D image, and even though I loved Van Der Ham's collection and unique style as soon as I saw it, it was only when seeing the clothes in 'real life' that I was able to then truly appreciate the value and pure dedication that would have gone into creating such artistry. From then on, my love for the designers' devore dedicated designs, has only developed even more!

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