My Wednesday was a little different to usual this week! I saw this Instagram photo and with my love of Jones + Jones dresses (nothing new there) had to apply to model their JJ Studio collection. Long story short, my alarm was set for 4:30am on Wednesday morning and down to London I went! I’ve never done anything like this before so it was a fab experience – everybody was so friendly and made the day loads of fun. Photos are on their website already!
‘Moody ballerina’ was the theme for the JJ Studio collection, hence the resting bitch face in lots of these! Tulle dresses and skirts are basically J+J’s trademark style (see my #WearTheRose post in their Margot dress here) and I can’t even imagine how many metres worth of tulle I must have worn throughout the day. Lots and lots.
Absolutely loved how Charlene did my hair and makeup too! Glowy and dewy was a completely different look for me. As was the hair slicked back – I usually look like an egg when I’ve tried this look on myself but Charlene did the ballerina look perfectly!
Seeing behind the scenes of the brand was really interesting too. I watched the girls designing the patterns, cutting the fabric and dresses being sewn whilst having my makeup done – the textiles gal in me was geeking out and loving it! Literally everything is made right there in London.
Not gonna lie, this was a particularly difficult pose to pull! We embraced the ballet theme with the shoes and whatnot and I tried to pull a few ballerina-esque poses. I did ballet myself for 14 years so should have been good, but I haven’t danced in a year so was a little rusty on my turnout!
Fashion illustrations are something I’m really working on atm for textiles (and forever wishing I was good at them!) so was cool to see ‘real life’ ones.
Ultimate princess dresses. I think that’s a good note to end on. Wednesday was a long ass day but a good one – thank you J&J for having me!
lily kate x