It took me a while to come around to the idea that I could pull off the popular double denim trend. I loved seeing it on other people but wasn't quite sure how I could make it work for my style and shape, so I experimented. My denim shirt believe it or not, is from Primark! I never invest or spend too much money on a look I'm unsure about until I give it a trial run(and at £10 the shirt was a no brainer purchase). I have to say that though it won't last me long, I really love the cut and colour of this shirt, not to mention the pocket detail. Not only will it work with all my jeans and denim shorts, it will also go with things like pencil skirts, black trousers or leather pants, and layered up casually with leggings and a plain t-shirt.
The look is kind of cowgirl inspired with a more street, urban twist. My jeans are from the River Island denim range but I've already ripped a hole in them as I've worn them all summer, so will need to invest in some good quality ones. Jbrands or Paige jeans, seem to be the only brands that suit my body shape and can last me a while. My trusted accessories include my H&M hat, Ray-ban sunnies and Michael Kors Watch.
These lovely photos were taken by the talented Brighton based photographer Emma Gutteridge. I really wanted to work with a professional (no offence to my usual iPhone snapper and friend Tom) who knew how to work with dark skin. A lot of photographers get it wrong with black women because they are either too harsh with lighting or frankly don't provide enough! We took these in the summer a few weeks ago (which is why my hair is different) and we were also actually blessed with a sunny day. Many thanks to Emma for making me look oh so profesh.
Outakes - ( I call this my Britney face)