As summer draws to an end and we try hard to hold on to all its memories, fashion Editor Rachel Bakewell reflects on warm hazy days spent wandering along golden beaches, exploring the outdoors and making beautiful memories with friends and family. Her edit this week consists of a selection of pieces that feature emblems that reminisce these special moments such as shells, pearls, flowers, pink sunsets and glittering waters.
Renli Su is a new favourite of mine. I adore the muted ethereal aesthetic and romantic historic references of her designs which are inspired by memories of her own. She creates modern-day heirlooms for the everyday. My current favourite is this sweet floral pink puffed-sleeve number, perfect for those last few warm, end of summer evenings and easily transitional into autumn with the addition of cream tights and lace up boots.
An ongoing love off shells and the memories associated with them resulted in me falling head over heels for this charming drawing by Christabel MacGreevy. This talented young artist’s works explore ideas of memory, identity and the human inclination to transform the significance of the inanimate, or overlooked object into a personal shrine.
I have always loved Sophie’s elegant designs and this dainty pearl cross is just so stunning it have jumped straight to the top of my wishlist! Pearls have been huge this past year and it seems we just can’t get enough!
I’m forever on the hunt for the perfect silver mary-jane and am ecstatic to have discovered this pair adorned in glitter from Repetto! The Endora shoes are the best way to dress up any outfit and as they are a technical dance shoe, they are super comfortable and can be worn day or evening. Best buy them before they sell out!
Furthering my love of the brand, this Shrimps bag is the perfect day to evening bag and a great accompaniment to the Renli Su dress. Following the huge success of their cult Antonia bag, the Shelley bag is their new statement style. Intricately covered in tiny beads to create shell shaped clusters, its is the perfect bag to transition from summer to autumn.
Step aside hair slides, barrettes and headbands – the pearl bobble is the latest must have hair accessory. These bobbles by Rosantica are such a beautifully simple and understood way to accessorising your hair and dressing up simple pony tail. I suggest wearing with a low pony tied at the nape of the neck – the epitome of chic.
Shells have had a huge presence in trends recently and for me they are always an important memento of summer, collecting endless handfuls whilst roaming sandy beaches with my family. This charm bracelet from Anna Lu is so sweet and dainty and the perfect reminder of those sweet memories.