I had the privilege of working last month with a super talented and creative team on my new season campaign for cocoveve.uk .
So much forward planning goes in before the day of the shoot, creating mood boards of how I want the new collection to look. Hoping the photography team, mua,model all see the vision I have and can interpret, to take it to the next level in their field of expertise.
Remember why you started
Day of the Fashion shoot
Vessel Studio in Liverpool was the venue for the day. As everyone arrived and began setting up, Vik from Sane Seven discussed further with me how I wanted the images to look and feel. So much more goes into creating that perfect shot than just your model standing in front of a lens and clicking away with the camera . Mood,Lighting,Colour,Attitude.
Amanda Borg was MUA . Her brief was to create a natural look with tousled hair for model Lauren Ianson.
TEAM Together Everyone Achieves More
Time to shoot !
Model Lauren was prepped, preened and ready to go. It was an energetic shoot with lots of movement. Marius( Sane Seven) guided Lauren through her positions and shots . I watched on at the monitor loving the images captured with each pose.
Creative people are curious,flexible,persistent,and independent
with tremendous spirit of adventure.
By Late afternoon we where finished and packed up. Excited to view the final images of my new collection and thankful to be able to work with a talented and professional team.
Model : Lauren Ianson
Photography : Sane Seven
MUA: Amanda Borg
Designer : CoCo VeVe
Day to Night Summer Dresses.
No Summer is ever complete without that holiday dress. The more colour, wild and printed the better. Some of these styles can easily translate from casual daytime, evening cocktails and holiday strolls along the beach. Making them the perfect choice when packing for your summer trip.
Available in an array of colours and styles, my perfect beach/ summer dress would be, shapely but not to tight . A maxi casual enough to walk on the beach, but elegant enough to wear in the evening for dinner.
Kaftans have made a huge comeback onto the fashion scene in recent years, becoming increasingly more popular for both casual and formal wear. A kaftan or caftan (Arabic: قفطان qafṭān) is a variant of the robe or tunic. The Kaftan as we know for summer season is based on the shape of the traditional garment, with beautiful prints and embellishments.
Here is my top picks for feel-good dresses that’ll turn heads on the beach and beyond.
Top, left to right: Valentina Maxi by Kitten Beachwear, Green Esha maxi by Silver Birch, Lucia kaftan by Coco Rikko .
Bottom,left to right: Halter Neck Tassel tie dress by CoCo VeVe . Acne dress by Kitty Buttler designer dress agency, Floral Beach dress from M&S .Halter beach dress
Summer is here, Wedding and garden party season is well under way.
A popular feminine look at this time of year is the Halter dress, but where did it originate from and what exactly is a “Halter”?
Halterneck is a style of women’s clothing strap that runs from the front of the garment around the back of the neck, and leaving most of the back uncovered.
A halter dress typically describes a backless dress that is secured at the back of the neck and the waistline. This type of dress is usually worn as summer clothing or evening wear. Halter dresses can be purchased in varying lengths including mini, tea, and floor length. A mini halter dress is typically considered a dress with a hemline that is well above the knee, while a tea length dress describes a dress that just touches the knee.
the most famous halter dress in history is probably the one worn by Marilyn Monroe in 1955, while standing on a subway grate in The Seven Year Itch, when the breeze from a passing train blows the skirt up and exposes her legs . The dress was designed by Bill Travilla, Monroe’s exclusive costume designer, who described it as the favourite creation of his career. It certainly held its value !
Examples of Halter Dress
Brandon Maxwell New York based Stylist and Clothing Designer Creates High end fashion his Bow Back Halter gown in subtle light pink oozes class and sophistication.
Our Hatty halter oozes style worn with our pearl skirt. Thanks @Leigh Elliot Photography for image.
VeVe Dress has VaVa voom
I think the Halter has so many different looks and creates real show stopping style. What’s your fave halter dress. ?
November was a busy month for CoCo & VeVe .
We Started the month in great style with My Liverpool Life , Ladies Who Lunch . Organised by Laura Doyle and Hosted By Leanne Campbell. The Venue was the beautiful and ornately decorated Double Tree by Hilton in the heart of Liverpool.
We showcased a capsule collection of 6 looks . The event was captured on film by Zed Photography . Head of Hair and make up for the day and backstage coordinator was Rachel Owens MUA.
After our runway show we relaxed and enjoyed a 3 course lunch and browsed the pop up stands .
Mid November we launched our Christmas Campaign, with Lots of Luxe Velvet and bespoke party dresses to wear during the festive season.
Coco & VeVe November Highlights . Captured on Camera By Zed Photo
Our Outfit of the week.
The Marianne dress ties at the front with sash ties and at the back with back ties. The dress is one size and designed to fit from sizes 8- 18 .
Layer your dress in the colder months , dress it up for an evening out , style it your way !
Get the LOOK Marianne Boho Maxi in Black and cream print.
Wear with A wool Fedora we love Laura James Milinery Fedora (see top right image). Accessorise with black mules with block gold heel available from New Look and finish with a statement necklace . Centre right image features Iqmat at our recent London show in Beaded tassel necklace in Black and Gold
Liverpool Fashion Week was 10th -12th October .
The Venue was The Liner Hotel in Liverpool . The Event was directed and hosted by Amanda Moss PR . Front of house Sarah Giggle was our DJ .
We had a pop up stand for all 3 nights and our catwalk show was on Day 2 . We Loved every minute of being part of LFW. Thank you to the Backstage team ,Hair and Make up teams . The Models and a special thank-you to my assistant Jess .
It was great to meet Karen from Fashione and The Corks Schnapps team both sponsors of the event.
Above Images Courtesy of AF Photography
Backstage before the models hit the RUNWAY !!
Autumn is coming and with it our shiny new collection.
This season we are all about velvets and fall prints. Layering, oversized dresses, high neck lines and maxi lengths.
You can visit us online at CoCo&Veve and instore at Rex concept stores. International customers can purchase via our Etsy Store C&V
Shop the look book now!
London Fashion Show
We where invited to showcase our New season Collection on the runway at LaMarche fashion event.
Thanks to the team for organising a fabulous day . The models for hitting the runway in our designs and to and for capturing the event on camera.
New season CoCo & VeVe online this week CoCo&Veve
Hair Braids are BIG right now and there is a style out there to suit us all.
Reminiscent of my school years the simple French plait has taken on a new lease of energy and design.
Be on trend, weather you’re a rock chic and the love a messy bedhead look or adore, glam red carpet chic. The braid has so many different variations to offer.
Halo braids ,fishtails, Unicorn to name a few.
Perfect holiday hair. Braids are not only a practical hair choice but stylish too !
But let’s start with the basics with this French braid tutorial By Luxy Hair .. Great for beginners and those looking to Improve their technique.
Take a look at @cpresso for more tutorials including fish tails.
When you have mastered the basics get some inspiration from theses A-list celebs.
Take a look at our own beach edit hair braid look below !
Once again Open Culture hosted another successful Summer Arts Market. The venue was the nostalgic St Georges Hall in Liverpool city centre and took place over Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2016.
The established arts market is held twice a year and is a big event in the craft ,arts and vintage calendar.
Visitors get the opportunity to meet and buy direct from the makers and designers.
With over 100 stalls selling the most unique ,not on the high street items from Art to chocolate ,children’s wear and soft furnishings.
CoCo & VeVe had a stand and spent the weekend with one of my favourite vintage traders Miss” Mary Jones Vintage ”
Take a look below at the images I took over the weekend of my stand and fellow stall holders stands including Fairytale Vintage I love their bespoke vintage cake stands and hanging planters created using cups and saucers . Pillbox Vintage and Retro Girl Vintage.