I have always been a fan of simple stylish clothing. The outfit I am wearing above from CreativeDezigns definitely fits that criteria. Nikki Allen, owner of CreativeDezigns and I met on Instagram. I was immediately drawn to the pared-down esthetic of the outfits on her website. These cool cotton tunic and trousers have been extremely comfortable during our mini heatwave. The petrol blue scoop neck tunic and matching trousers are 100% cotton. The hat I am wearing is also from CreativeDezigns and gives real sun protection (accredited UPF5+)
I have not washed mine yet but am assured that they wash well. As the styles are timeless and classic I can imagine having them in my wardrobe for years to come.
The pale blue plimsols I am wearing are from CharlesKeith.
All the clothes are ethically made in Cape Town. They are 100% cotton. Nikki spends from February into March with the people who make the clothes and accessories so that she can supervise the process from beginning to end. They use an over-dying process to create the subtle unusual colours.
The green crinkle large cotton scarf adds a touch of colour to my cool tunic and trousers. The fabric of the top and the scarf seemed to compliment each other. Scarf available at Chicatanyage shop.
Accessories complete my cool cotton trousers and tunic
The beautiful pendant that I am wearing is another lockdown story. I seemed to have had more time to explore smaller individual brands. Many of which I feel need our support during this difficult time.
The pendant is made by sculptor and artist Sheila Clarke. Sheila mainly worked with clay however after becoming ill she was not able to continue with this medium and reverted back to her former technique of fluid art. Having previously taken a course in jewellery making she decided to join these two forms of art together to create stunningly bright and colourful pendants. She says that she can sometimes see birds and landscapes in the designs. Personally, I see the sky and the sea. You can find her work on Etsy.
The mask I am wearing is from Helene Berman and is available at our Chicatanyage shop. It also comes in a leopard and snake print pattern.
The photographs were taken by Laura Hines in Kew Gardens. Follow her on Instagram
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post however the outfit I am wearing was lent to me for photographic purposes and has been returned. The hat was kindly gifted to me.