If you’re new to Styling You, Model and Me posts are all about helping you see those model images of new-season clothes in a different light. I am not a size 8 gorgeous young thing. I am a size 14-16, 40-something, stressed-out mum of three who’s not afraid to try on some of the same clothes I see photographed on models for in-store posters, magazines and online boutiques.
I’m not saying I look better, I’m just offering up the same look on a different sized woman. In an ideal world I’d love to feature a range of sizes in the same outfit but I’m a blogger, not a media mogul
Anyhoo, today’s Model and Me post is all about transitioning to a new fashion season, having a bit of fun, thinking about what occasions you have coming up and what purchases need to be made.
This is a super tricky time of year for me. We’ve just come off the back of 30 degree-plus days but all fashion thoughts are firmly on winter. Something I’m unlikely to see in Queensland until late May.
So, in between times, I’m looking for wardrobe additions that cross over seasons; that work great now but could also become a winter season staple with the addition of tights, boots and coat.
Which brings me to today’s post – the first Model and Me post for the autumn-winter 2012 season.
It stars Australian designer Leona Edmiston, of whom I’ve long been a fan.
I love her jersey pieces. Pieces that work for busy women but require minimal effort in the laundry department to look good. Pieces that drape and flatter and make you feel good. That’s what good fashion design should do.
I’ll show you some other faves from her new-season collection but first up let’s look at the Pia dress ($265 but currently on sale for $199).
This is the model wearing the Pia dress in cherry:
And here is me:
This dress ticks all the boxes for me. It will travel well, I can dress it up like I’ve done here, it hides my tuckshop arms but brings the “girls” out to play and the length is just right for my legs. I can also see me in a few months wearing this dress with black opaque tights, a black stretchy long-sleeve top underneath and maybe a coat on top if it’s really cold.
The Pia is also available in orange, blue and green – great block colours that will keep your autumn-winter looking lovely and bright.
Here are some more of my picks from Leona Edmiston’s autumn-winter 2012 collection:
Do you find it difficult to imagine yourself in a dress you seen on model? What stops you from trying it on? Do you have a favourite here?The Leona Edmiston Pia dress and Wild Bling ring were sent to me in accordance with my disclosure policy