Some of you may have seen our latest photo shoot featured by Positive Luxury
, but we wanted to share a little more about why we chose to shoot Mother & daughter pairs.
Partly inspired by the amazing All Walks Beyond The Catwalk
initiative founded by Caryn Franklin, Debra Bourne and Erin O’Connor, it’s mission is to celebrate diversity and individuality in fashion – in front and BEHIND the lens. This is something we at Outsider are passionate about - we love to celebrate the real women that wear our garments and their individual style.
So by shooting Mother’s & daughters we had the opportunity to dress two models of different ages and to show how they could both look fantastic in our styles.
We took two shot’s of each pair - for the second shot they swapped dresses - what do you think?
Would you like to see us using models of different ages and sizes?
The new season is rapidly approaching and we don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to shed the bulky coats and chunky scarves to indulge in spring style!
Have you checked out PositiveLuxury’s #TOPTEN Spring Staples? Including one of our new styles…
"The shirtdress is one of our all-time favourite staples: looking amazing with sky-high heels or dainty flats alike, this organic cotton dress from Outsider will become an all-season favourite."
Here’s one of our favourite customer’s, the gorgeous Rassami
in the super cosy Hoody Dress
. She told us -
"I’ve been wearing my fab Hoody dress a lot and everybody gives me compliments and asks about it. The merino is so silky soft! It’s much more versatile then I realised, looks very glam belted and with boots."
So Outsider’s show us how you wear yours? Everyone we feature on our blog will receive a gift, so send us those photos!
We’re having a spring clean, last few pieces on all these styles reduced by up to 50%! Grab a sustainable bargain while you can :)
A really interesting article on the Huffington Post
last week by Kate Black
, included a fantastic quote from Jennifer Gootman, a NYC based Social Responsibility Consultant, she said -
"I wear ethical fashion because I want every aspect of the way I live to be an expression of my ideals."
So this Valentine’s Day we wanted to share our tips for how to show your loved one’s that not only do you care about them but people and the planet too.
Firstly ladies your outfit (or gentlemen this could be a gift idea for that special lady) a red dress is fantastic all year round but even better on Valentine’s Day. It’s a strong passionate and attention grabbing hue. Above we have highlighted the Merino wool pencil dress
with satin detail, figure hugging in all the right places and will keep you cosy at the same time. Or for a more formal look go for the Pleat Pencil Dress
in a gorgeous wool sateen, it’s tailored, feminine and feisty. Accessorise your look with our super soft cashmere blend pashmina in burgundy and pink. All these pieces are of course ethically sourced and use sustainable fibres.
Now ladies for the gentleman in your life, as if seeing you dressed up in a gorgeous red dress wasn’t enough of a gift, how about this Spa Hot Rock’s Gift Set
or Intelligent Nutrients Seductive Body Elixir
? Spending the time and effort on a massage will be well worth it and if your massage is good, you may even have the favour returned!
Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s Day folks. xoxo
Full of wise words, especially love tip 23…
"Buy classic clothes — they will always be in style"
That’s our mantra when designing at Outsider x
Rachael Cooney // My quest to source stylish and affordable sustainable fashion. Classic style with a bit of vintage thrown in.
Lovely article about us on this very cool Sustainable fashion blog…
The humble cotton plant… ubiquitous now with t-shirts, bedding and maybe even your beauty regime. But for all it’s fluffiness, growing conventional cotton is anything but a nice, fluffy affair. Requiring a huge amount of pesticides, conventional cotton is not only hazardous for the environment, but also the health of the farmers who grow it.
In steps organic cotton. Grown using more sustainable, sometimes centuries old methods, this variation is often softer and gentler on the skin. Couple that with cleaner water, healthier workers and fairer wages, and you can understand why we choose to use organic cotton.
Our new Fitted Shirt Dress and Maxi Shirt Dress are made in this luxurious fabric. Why? For that aforementioned softness and supreme comfort against the skin.
Let’s call it a little slice of luxury for this everyday fibre.
(To read more about organic cotton, we’d recommend the Soil Association and their Cottoned On campaign)
We are loving this effortless shot of a lady wearing our best-selling Silk Shirt Dress with georgette sleeves. The image is from a Cheltenham Fashion Week event.
This is our new friend Heidi Sweeting
who has snapped up quite a few Outsider pieces, as an event manager at Cheltenham Fashion Week she knows her stuff.
We would love to see who else is wearing Outsider and how you are wearing your items, do share your photos and the best one’s will be rewarded with a prize.
Competition Time! Go to Positive Luxury and fill in your details to be in with a chance of winning our must-have Batwing Tunic Dress made from luxurious bamboo/organic cotton jersey.