We're excited to launch the first part of our new blog series: Meet The #MGirls! We wanted to reveal the driven, creative and diverse personalities behind the lovely ladies we call #MGirls...
Up first is one of our fave London ladies; Freelance Photographer, Social Media Manager and French Bulldog Enthusiast, Kate Forster!
Kate's the Girl-Behind-The-Lens for some of our recent homepage editorials and street style shoots. After starting her career at Threads Styling, Kate's been snapping all the best street style in Paris, she's been up close and personal on the runway with Gigi Hadid and her dreamy Instagram feed has become a daily obsession of ours.
It's about time we all got to know her a little more...
How would you describe yourself and you style?
I would say my style reflects my personality, super relaxed & laid back. As a photographer I have learnt that comfort is your friend!
How did you get into Photography and street style? What is your favourite thing about it?
I have always been in to Photography; when I was younger and on holiday in Paris during Fashion Month I was exposed to the world of street style. It was fast, fresh and super addictive. There are so many cutting edge trends and styles to chase and each season is more exciting than the last! My favourite time, is returning home at the end of the day and editing the imagery. As the pace is so extreme the first time I get a chance to look at anything I have shot is in the peace and quiet of a hotel room…
When you're not working, how do you spend your free time? What's your guilty pleasure?
FOOD. Living in London means and endless supply of pop-ups, new restaurant openings and supper clubs! If I am not eating out and about I love home cooking too.. In fries we trust, right?
If you had to pick one favourite trend from this season, what would it be?
I am a sucker for an oversized sleeve! Although Ive found they aren't exactly practical...especially over lunch!
What brand are you most excited about at the moment?
There are so many! I have a major Vetements crush, as well as Rosie Assoulin, Sandy Liang and I am dying to get my hands on a pair of Maryam Nassir Zadeh pumps!
White t-shirt and jeans or little black dress?
What should be a staple in every girls wardrobe?
The IT bag. Black, leather and goes perfectly with everything in your wardrobe.
Less or more?
If you were stranded on a deserted island & you were to choose one item of clothing to take with you, what would it be?
I have an old vintage Metallica tee that I found in a thrift store in LA. It’s like my second skin.. if I am going to a dessert island, it’s coming with me!
What's your favourite possession?
I am going to be cheesy, but it would have to be my engagement ring, designed by Anna Sheffield in New York!
Where do you like to spend your summers?
Preferably in Greece. The white wash architecture, blue water and pink blossom is an Instagrammers DREAM! Throw in a few cocktails and it’s the perfect vacay.
Name something you can't live without...
My dog, Lars!
Keep an eye on site to see our latest collab with Kate very soon...
Paris has got to be one of our favourite cities, with it's charming streets & famous Parisian style, so is the perfect way to round off Fashion Month! In between visiting showrooms, shows and shoots we made sure we took the time to check out all the best street style and take note of our favourite looks throughout PFW.
With shows like Dior, Louis Vuitton & Chanel all taking place during the Parisian leg of Fashion Month, each season we know we're in for a treat when we touch down in the French Capital. This time, however, there was a different brand on everyone's lips: Vetements. Their trademark patchwork bottom jeans and logo'd sweatshirts were a street style fave, adorning FROWers at every show...
As always the street style didn't disappoint! The classic fashion staple and one of our fave go to looks, a blue jean & black boot combo, was seen just about everywhere, this time with an asymmetric frayed hem update. In the grey, wet weather primary colour brights were a welcome addition, along with splashes of shiny metallics...
Paris was definitely a time for clashes & contradictions - we love how this ladylike botanical print coat was layered over a forest green, oversized Vetements hoody. We're also totally obsessed with this statement jacket that merges space age silver and sporty leisurewear...
Now, we at least have to have a little mention of what went down on the runway, not just off! This Dior coat caught our eye as soon as it appeared - love at first sight! We were also obsessing over Louis Vuitton's take on sporty sweats...
It was tough, but we managed to pick our 3 ultimate beauty looks from the shows. We were so into the grungy smokey eye and tousled hair at Chloe - it looks as though 90s vibes are still going strong! At Dior, the ladies were gothic, yet oozed sophisticated glamour! And of course we have to mention the futuristic glitter brows at Giambattista Valli: dreamy.
Each X Other, a brand we go back to season after season, showcased their latest grown up, but grungy collection. Smudged orange eyes added a bright colour pop to a colour palette full of dark hues and neutral tones. Relaxed tailoring & sleek jackets were broken up with the piece that everyone seems to be OBSESSED with right now: the Hoodie!
Now we wave goodbye to Fashion Month for another season! Although we already have major post fashion week blues - can we go back already?!
Until next time Paris!
Phew! Fashion month is over for another season and we're freshly back from the City of Lights - beautiful Paris! If you've not seen via our various social media platforms (seriously, how have you missed it?!) we teamed up with the impeccably styled, hugely inspiring and all round lovely lady, Anum Bashir AKA Desert Mannequin.
Now, we can't give everything away just yet, but we wanted to treat you to a sneaky behind the scenes look at what we got up to when we hit the charming streets of the French capital...
Watch out for traffic stopping reds and oversized denim soon to be gracing our #NewIn section...
A girl after our own heart; Anum is a sucker for a cosy sweatshirt and classic blue jean...
Do you follow us on Snapchat?
Did any of you guys catch Anum taking over our account for the day? She walked us through her time at Paris Fashion Week, coveting brand new collections, exploring the Parisian streets AND sharing exclusive behind the scenes content of our shoot with the lady herself...
If you missed it, QUICK - add us now: @storyofanmgirl
Keep your eyes peeled for more The M Project X Desert Mannequin updates coming very soon!
Au Revoir - TMP x
A new season is here and with it is a chance to give your wardrobe a little power boost. This week we're all about supercharged evening wear. All of the Resort 16 collections have now landed on site and this season they've really brought their A-Game - we are seriously in love with everything. With luxe textures and opulent embellishments, it's time for us to bring you the glamour.
Above: Nicholas Braided Dress
Whatever kind of event you've got coming up, we've got your back! With new evening wear drops from the likes of Nicholas, Tibi, Camilla & Marc and Marques Almeida, we're sure you'll find the perfect dress. Now, which one to choose...
Go for classic monochrome in a flute sleeved, pearl embellished mini dress from Camilla & Marc or make your mark in a multi-coloured, sequinned maxi from Marques Almeida.Show off your sleek, sultry side in Tibi's slick silk cami dress in rich raspberry or go refined and lady-like in a Camilla & Marc high-neck, lace number.
| STYLE IT UP |
A brand new dress deserves refreshed make up look, right? Right now we're all about the gloss, but this time we're not talking about lips. This season's go to beauty update is the glossy lid. So, start with a flick of eye liner, add on the kohl, smudge with a little lipgloss and voila! You've got yourself the smokey eye 2.0
If you're going sleek with a make up update, it's only fair that you've got hair to match! So, it's time wave goodbye the big, bouncy curls you think you can't live without. This Spring it's time for a more grown-up, refined look: straight hair is back, girls!
Now, this wouldn't be an TMP post without a little mention of our not-so-secret obsession: SHOES.
Being the clued up, style conscious M Girls you are, you probably don't need telling that strappy lace-ups have carried over from 2015 as one of the styles of the season. These cut-out, tie-ups from Bionda Castana will fit the bill for just about any outfit, with their classic black colour and graphic shapes. Can't face an entire night in a stiletto heel? There's a slick pointed pair of Bionda Castana laser-cut flats with your name on!
Bored of black? These Bionda Castana colour pop pumps tone perfectly with Marques Almeida's technicolour florals.
Until next time M Girls...
Coming soon on The M Project blog:
We're partnering up with one of our favourite ladies in the blogging world, so make sure you watch this space...
AnOther Magazine & Headshot via www.intothegloss.com
Fashion month is almost over and done with for another season and as always it's been packed full of awe-inspiring shows and envy inducing street style, as well as leaving us feeling a little bit crazy from the hectic schedule of shows and presentations. And as our favourite editors, bloggers and models hit the fashion capitals we were served up an endless array of new season outfit inspo & many an Instagram opp.!
We're taking a short pause between London & Paris to do a little round up post full of our favourite looks from the catwalks, as well as our pick of top street style. This may even give you M Girls a little hint of what might be to come when AW16 drops on site later this year!
One of our favourite labels for effortless basics and cool relaxed tailoring is Rag & Bone. In New York they served up a collection that merged luxe sportswear with smart, sleek separates. We're all about their slouchy off the shoulder knits and turn up jeans for chilling out in and obsessed with their partnering of sleek tailoring and casual sportswear. Loafers & track pants? Yes please!
We were completely & utterly hypnotised by Marques Almeida's intense pops of colour that sailed down the runway, in the form of super-oversized bombers, jumpers & shirts.
Soon to be M Project newcomer, Mother Of Pearl, sent a dreamy collection of floral patterned, sportswear infused pieces down a simple and serene catwalk. We'll be totally copying their sports sock // loafer combo! And the ring pull details?! All over it.
The runway collections and showroom presentations only make up half the Fashion Week fun: obsessively browsing web galleries and eternally scrolling through our Instagram feed to get our fix of the latest street style takes up what small time we have in between. In honour of our obsession here's a selection of our favourite looks from the past few weeks...
Images credited to:
style.com/arabia // vogue.co.uk // refinery29.com // elleuk.com // instagram.com