I’m a big fan of the month of December, I love the holiday spirit all around, and I always feel that the month passes by too fast. Therefore, I like to prolong the holiday spirit far into January. To enjoy the holiday spirit to its fullest, I spent some quality time at one of my favorite Parisian hotels, The Four Season Hotel George V.
I always love to come to The Four Seasons Hotel, even if only for an afternoon tea; the smell of the fresh flowers in the entrance lobby always makes me feel like in a small luxurious oasis in the middle of my city. No need to say I loved to shoot my holiday look in here. Their festive decoration gives you this luxurious feeling and a wish to wear the most elegant pieces of your wardrobe.
When deciding what to wear for a holiday spirit shoot sure, a little black dress or Le Smoking suit crossed my mind, but I believe that more is more for the holidays season, so why not add some extra fun to already festive vibe with some unexpected bold statement pieces.
I was lucky enough to wear this beautiful, eye-catching and almost psychedelic Ellery’s dress. Ellery is no doubt one of my favorite Australian designers. I’ve always loved her signature oversized bell sleeves and flares. Her collections are always full of bohemian statement pieces that can be easily pulled up or down.
After moving from Sydney to Paris, Kym Ellery’s got inspired for her FW17/18 collection from the dress codes of the most bourgeois parts of the city including the famous Avenue Montaigne. Combining it with the laid-back hippie spirit of Sydney as her hometown results in an outstanding collection, that can be easily translated into any cool girl wardrobe as each piece is unconventionally luxurious yet not too polished or sophisticated.
The dress I was wearing has this bourgeois’-bohemian spirit; the fabric of tie-dye-style prints was created by Ellery’s mother, a textile designer. I loved to style this eye-catching dress with some flat boots in purple velvet, to cool down the look.
To enjoy the holiday spirit around Paris, that in this period definitely deserves to be called the city of lights, I pulled on Ellery’s maxi coat, perfect to keep me warm and classy while strolling around the town. No need to say, Ellery has this way of making feminine pieces with a bold statement that make us feel bourgeoisie and bohemian at the same time. I wore the Ellery embellished coat over an eye-catching Delfi Collective mini dress and paired it with some statement Azzaro over-the-knee boots, perfect for the season. To finish the look I wore my recently favorite Mark Cross structured bag, that reminds me of a doctor’s bag, and adds some extra elegance and structure to every look.
Erin Off Duty