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May: Anatomy Of The Shoot


by Holly O'Neill
03rd May 2016

There’s nothing prim about spring’s florals and frills. Delicate diaphanous fabrics and suggestive silhouettes set a sensuous new mood that feels contemporary rather than cute.
Photographed by Louise Samuelsen.
Styled by Paula Hughes.

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Shop the shoot from the May issue of IMAGE, on shelves now.

HOW TO MAKE FLORALS LOOK MODERN

How do you drape yourself in flowing floral dresses and fluid decorative pants without looking like a Woodstock throwback? Weave in strong contemporary accessories such as a pair of metallic loafers or an oversized drop earring.

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1. Floral print top, Conscious collection, €149 at H&M 2. Floral print cotton poplin skirt, Erdem, €724 at matchesfashion.com 3. Melrose print maxi dress, Free People, €148 at BT2

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THE MAKE UP KIT

Create balance to your look and tone down this busy trend by paring back on your make-up. Opt for a tinted moisturiser and hydrating lip gloss instead. We love Nars Triple X Lip Gloss, €25.It leaves lips feeling smooth and soft.

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HOW TO LOOK PRETTY COOL

It’s all about balance. Thick- rimmed glasses add a little geek chic to a look that could appear too twee, as does a little bit of hardware on bags, belts and shoes. Try chain detailing and studded embellishments.

1. Crossbody bag, Rebecca Minkoff, €213 at Arnotts 2. Tortoiseshell glasses, Marc Jacobs, €255 at farfetch.com 3. Carnival Nights ice cream ring, Kate Spade, €110 at Brown Thomas?4. Leather bracelet, Valentino, €190 at matches fashion.com

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See the Pretty Cool shoot in the May issue of IMAGE, on shelves now.

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