I’ve had this dress for over six years. Even though it’s covered in sequins, I never feel overdressed, perhaps because said sequins are matte and on a matte background. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t wear it to work or to do the food shopping, but I’d wear it to lunch as well as to dinner; and for coffee as well as for cocktails. Well, maybe not for coffee, but you know what I mean. Sequins aren’t just for Christmas.
Ordinarily, I choose my outfit and then accessorize accordingly. This though is one of a series of photoshoots I did for TEF Magazine. (The Eyewear Forum), so naturally I started with the eyewear.
It’s the “Unsu” by Kata Eyewear. Kata was introduced in the mid 1990’s. It’s a Japanese collection designed around four fundamental pillars – simplicity, innovation, responsibility and authenticity. This frame is stylish but not overly feminine; it could almost be a unisex design. The lightweight acetate frame in its soft shade of khaki is beautiful and understated. It’d look perfect with a cream chunky knit, jeans and brown biker boots; or with a maxi dress in autumnal tones. But I wanted to dress it up, to take it out on the town, to look for Clarke Kent in that phonebox.
This is among my favourite photoshoots. Thank you Ian for your excellent direction and infinite patience in getting the right shot. This post is in collaboration with TEF and Kata Eyewear.