THE STYLISH STUFF: BY SHELLY VELLA
Ok, so it’s been a while since I’ve penned a missive from The Stylish Stuff – far too long in fact, so what better way to make a return than to showcase the latest collection from one of my favourite slow and sustainable fashion brands, Daughter of a Bohemian. I’ve been buying into founder Nuala’s beautifully curated label for over six years and firmly believe, like Nuala, that these are clothes that you will not only treasure and keep forever, but will enjoy wearing day in, day out – whether dressed up or down. This Friday sees the arrival of an exciting array of new pieces to the DOAB website; a curated collection made using local pattern makers and seamstresses to hand-unpick vintage silk kimono and obi belts and re-imagine them into modern silhouettes, thus giving them a new lease of life. Nuala also offers a bespoke made to order service whereby the team will source a vintage kimono for you and re-purpose it into the piece of your dreams.
Photographed by yours truly last weekend, the collection is modelled by two of Nuala’s muses – Nicola St Louis – a seasoned fashion creative and author of successful blog www.thestlouisreviews.com and award winning Palestinian writer, poet and performer Dana Dajani. www.danadajani.com. All pieces will be available at www.daughterofabohemian.com from lunchtime today.
And so to bed…Nicola wears sleepwear-inspired separates for luxe lounging or long walks on soft sandy beaches. Cami £125, matching trousers £145 and scarf £65.
..and the full length version. Note the sweeping length of the beautiful scarf.
The relaxing tones of palest greens and dusky rose -Dana wears kimono £175, cami £125 and trousers £145.
Dana wears kimono £275 and appliquéd jeans £145.
..and the lace trimmed, silk printed camisole £155
Go green – Nicola wears leaf printed kimono £175, cami £175 and trousers £95.
…note the pocket detailing.
Modern luxury – large cushion £50
Re-purposed Levi’s bleached denim dungarees £135, silk mohair cardigan £195.
Most definitely luxe lounge worthy. Kimono £175, silk dress £245, vintage vase (left) £80.
Customised hoodie £95, tie dyed jeans £110
To work or play – Kimono £175, cami £205, joggers £95
Bringing the shine to camo chic. Sequin jacket £155, Empress tee £25, camo pants £110
All for one, the ultimate in one piece chic – re-purposed jumpsuit £450.
Under the chilled eye of Bob Marley – Kimono £175, slip dress £245.
Art to wear – Kimonos on the wall from left to right, coral/white £275, pink/ white£275 and coral £225.
The boho home – small vase £120, large vase £250, silk dress £205, cushions from £35.
Deliciously decorated clutch £65
Recycled silk hair scrunchies £10 each.
By Shelly Vella with thanks to Nuala, Sam, Nicola, Dana, Darcy, Lisa and John.