Don’t underestimate the power of accessories and jewellery. I love styling accessory and jewellery shoots as accessories can completely change how we wear an outfit. If you learn to accessorize you can get more value for the clothes that you already have as you can get more use out of them.
We tend to wear the same neckace with a specific outfit because it matches so we don’t always put very much thought into the look. It’s good to mix things up – try a different jacket with an outfit, add a belt and try a statement necklace – see what works for you and find new ways to reinvent and update your wardrobe. We usually focus on shoes to change a look from day to evening and we overlook the jewellery. It’s easy to change your shoes but with jewellery it seems like it takes more of an effort, but the principals are the same – try something bolder.
I like styling shoots that focus on jewellery as often jewellery can be lost in a fashion editorial story. Many magazines don’t really do jewellery shoots – it’s more common to do beauty stories that include jewellery. This image was shot for Phoenix magazine as part of a jewellery editorial. I like images like this because they are more about the mood and the feel of the jewellery than just showing a brightly-lit piece of jewellery. I love the dress as it’s covered in butterflys and worn with a necklace from Erickson Beamon, a chain necklace by Maria Francis Pepe and these beautiful statement flower cuffs are from Etienne Aigner.
Always good to have snacks on hand for a 3pm sugar rush!