The Model and Me: Natural for birds spring-summer 2017

The Model and Me: Natural for birds spring-summer 2017

Nikki Parkinson Fashion, The Model and Me 3 Comments

I know this doesn’t apply to everywhere in Australia right now but here in Queensland the heat really is on.

I think twice about what I’m going to wear, particularly if it means I’ll be outside and outside of the air-con. 

Like many, I love a natural fabric – cottons and linens that feel cool and comfortable on the skin.

Birdsnest knows this too and that’s why they created label, Natural for birds. The Natural for birds spring-summer 2017 collection includes shift dress, tunics, pants and frocks. 

I’m featuring one of those frocks, shown below on two of the models. Fun fact: the gorgeous model on the left is birdsnest’s mindfulness teacher, Charlotte Thaarup-Owen.

The model

Natural for birds Natural Throw dress

Natural for birds Natural Throw dress

and me

Natural for birds dress | FRANKiE4 Footwear ALYCE wedges

Natural for birds dress (I’m in size 14) | FRANKiE4 Footwear ALYCE wedges (out of stock in tan but navy would work with this dress)

This 100% linen dress is one that will keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. It’s soft on the skin and skims the body. There isn’t any stretch, the fit is straight through with a slight a-line. It’s true to size.

I love that even if you choose not to wear the tie, it’s a loose and lovely style without any extra volume. Add the tie and it immediately dresses the look up.

For a casual look, I’d switch out the wedges for slides. Summer dressing doesn’t get any easier.

So, tell me, do you love dress-up/dress-down summer frock in natural fibres?

The Model and Me: Natural for birds spring-summer 2017
* These pieces were gifted to me for editorial consideration. Full disclosure policy here


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