London Girls

…are renowned worldwide for their bold, instinctive style. We invited a cast of local girls to dress up (and down) in  designs from a vanguard of international talents — a  lesson in how to shine brightly by day.

As seen in Salt 13 (Fall / Winter 2016)In Rosie Assoulin’s glittering, crystal-studded white cotton dress, Sarah is charm incarnate.

Cotton dress with ruffle detail and crystals, by Rosie Assoulin.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ONE OF MY FAVORITE FASHION ITEMS IS A RING PASSED DOWN FROM MY GRANDMOTHER
SARAH SMALL
As seen in Salt 13 (Fall / Winter 2016)

Fashion is a game of surprises and Tytiah flashes a hand-embellished miniskirt by Alexander Lewis beneath a cosy ribbed sweater.

Wool sweater and wool miniskirt with crystals, both by Alexander Lewis. Earrings with crystals, by Anton Heunis.

 
 
 
 
 
WHAT MAKES ME SPARKLE? SUNSHINE, MUSIC AND PERHAPS A SWEET RUM-BASED COCKTAIL!
TYTIAH BLAKE

As seen in Salt 13 (Fall / Winter 2016)Zipped up in Grace Wales Bonner’s tracksuit, Zara assumes an almost regal pose on a park bench, proving haute can be street.

Men’s wool-felt jacket with crystals and matching pants, by Grace Wales Bonner. Headband with Swarovski crystal pearls, by Alexandre de Paris.

 

 

 

MY MUM IS MY MOST TREASURED THING! I ASK HER FOR ADVICE. SHE’S SO KNOWLEDGEABLE.
ZARA HASHMI
As seen in Salt 13 (Fall / Winter 2016)

Fly high: Jemima’s balloons and Anton Heunis earrings cast a bright light on an overcast sky.

The glitterdust sunray stripes on Dion Lee’s dress promise a new dawn.

Leather jacket by Alexander Lewis. Sweater by Christian Wijnants. Earrings with crystals, by Anton Heunis.

Wool coat by Chalayan. Crêpe shift dress with metallic detail, by Dion Lee.

 

 

As seen in Salt 13 (Fall / Winter 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I ENJOY SIMPLE THINGS, LIKE MAKING SOMEONE LAUGH.
JEMIMA MAGNER
As seen in Salt 13 (Fall / Winter 2016)
Fusing artisan methods with digital patterns, Hussein Chalayan embraces opposites and leaves Linda jumping for joy.
 

Wool dress with appliqué and crystals, by Chalayan.

 

 

 

 

HONESTY MAKES ME SPARKLE INSIDE.
LINDA ENGLEHARDT

As seen in Salt 13 (Fall / Winter 2016)
An industrial motif sweat top worn with a brilliant embellished dress by David Koma is a perfect match for Maxine’s work hard, play hard ethos.
 

Wool roll-neck sweater with metal detail, and mesh minidress with crystals, both by David Koma.

 

 

 

AS A DANCER AND AERIALIST I LOVE THE EYE-CATCHING DECORATION ON THIS OUTFIT.
MAXINE ANASTASIA

As seen in Salt 13 (Fall / Winter 2016)

Playfulness will never go out of style and, in Holly Fulton’s decorative jumpsuit, Tytiah is ready for action.

Velvet jumpsuit with pearl beading, by Holly Fulton.

 

 

 

 

MY FAVORITE MEMORY IS OF A SUMMER SPENT IN CHICAGO AND WASHINGTON DC — THREE MONTHS OF UNFILTERED MISCHIEF!
TYTIAH BLAKE
Credits
Photography Laura Coulson
Fashion Madeleine Ostlie
Hair Kota Suizu at Caren
Make-up Celia Burton at CLM using MAC Cosmetics
Set Design Amy Stickland
Production Janey Robinson at Visual Artists
Photography assistant Liberto Fillo
Styling assistant Natalia Farnaus
Shoot assistant Sophie Casha
London girls Maxine Anastasia, Tytiah Blake, Linda Englehardt, Zara Hashmi, Jemima Magner, Sarah Small
All crystals from Swarovski

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