Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Natalie for Grazia.it

Miss Natalie Hughes for Grazia.it. Probably if you have been following my blog for a little while now, you would have guessed that Natalie would be one of the girls I wanted to photograph for Grazia.it. Natalie is the Fashion and Social Media Writer for Net-a-Porter.com, and also the editor of the lovely blog Canned Fashion . You can find the interview with Natalie in Grazia here (find out what her job at Net-a-Porter entails, her style influences and her idea of a perfect Saturday).
What I love about Natalie (apart from her amazing hair!), is that she loves wearing colour. Even in the depths of winter in London or Paris, I have photos of Natalie from the fashion weeks wearing little flashes of colour: a pair of hot pink trousers with a camel coat, an orange Hermes twilly tied around the waist of her jeans or in her pony tail, a kelly green coat teamed with paper-bag-waisted cargo pants, a purple and pink fitted cardigan with a paisley skirt. When we were in Paris in March, Natalie mentioned she was coveting a pair of the Isabel Marant coloured jeans. And it is no surprise that her most recent purchase was the Jil Sander bright orange PVC market bag! So for our little feature, I was happy that Natalie pulled out some pretty, spring pieces for us to shoot. Her shirt is Equipment from Net-a Porter, the floral skirt is vintage and her Christian Louboutin shoes are from Net-a-Porter. Her reversible leather tote (note the green on one side and brown on the other) is from Net a Porter. Her pants (below) are Etoile Isabel Marant from Net-a-Porter and her pretty, palest lilac knitted top is Proenza Schouler from Net-a-Porter.Love Natalie's Hermes cuff, and gold Michael Kors watch from Net-a-Porter. Oh and her gorgeous phone which says Chic on the front! So cute. Even Natalie's London flat has little pops of colour everywhere: Hermes boxes stacked on a window sill, vintage Vogue covers line the hallway wall, boxes of sparkly jewellery are nestled next to perfume bottles in her bedroom, heavy gold frames house photos of her family in the living room and fun invitations from fashion weeks are propped against books (note the Mulberry invitation in the collage below leaning against the clock). Natalie's pink trousers are vintage Versace, her white t-shirt is Splendid from Net-a-Porter, her black patent heels are Jimmy Choo from Net-a-Porter and her bag is the Jil Sander market shopper from Net-a-Porter (I love the green and white Jil Sander shopper especially with the pink shoulder strap).
Natalie is also a talented illustrator and straight way I recognised the girl in the illustration by Natalie in the bottom left of the collage....it is Bip Ling!
Natalie's dress is vintage (she customised it by chopping off the hem!)....so perfect for a Sunday morning spent lazing around her apartment. Or entertaining a photographer who has come to peek around her apartment ;) Natalie made the hot pink pom-pom necklace in these photos herself! Her skirt is vintage (I know Natalie loves shopping for vintage in NYC when she goes for fashion week), and her white printed t-shirt is Proenza Schouler from Net-a-Porter.
Her hot pink bag is Miu Miu from Net-a-Porter and her shoes are Alexander Wang Freja platform boots from Net-a-Porter.

30 comments:

  1. Natalie is such a babe. I've been following her and her incredible style for months now but have still somehow not been lucky enough to cross paths in real life. I absolutely love this feature that you've done on her and all the photos.

    Really beautiful Vanessa. xx

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  2. Absolutely love this feature! Natalie is one of my favourite fashion girls in all of London (she's unfailingly lovely and sweet), and has a knack for colour like no one else! When everyone else is traipsing around London Fashion Week in head to toe black, there is Natalie in her cheery pink trousers.

    Briony xx

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  3. Looooove ;D
    great style ;)



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  4. Nice looks.

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  5. I feel summer!

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  6. I love these series you shoot for Grazia.it. The photos are so intimate and personal. They really show the soul of the person who's pictured in the photograph...

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  7. Lovely photos!! I love the ouch of pink!
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  8. omg so like it!!!!!lovely!!!

    xoxo

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  9. @Style Crusader- OMG! I can't believe you haven't met Natalie yet?! Although I have to admit that I probably bump into her more in NYC and Paris than London. This September you have to meet! Thanks Jen for your lovely comments. Hope Zurich is good!

    @A Girl, A Style- me too Briony! It is so true that Natalie always stands out in a sea of black during LFW ( I think it is the weather which induces us to wear swathe ourselves in black especially during winter).

    @Polly- Some of the colours in the first shots remind me of ice-blocks! Summer indeed :)

    @Salony- thank you so much Salony. That makes me very happy to hear. I am still learning so it is nice to have encouragement.

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  10. Love her style! She should update her blog more often!

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  11. @T- ha ha! Well, I am the worst offender for updating my blog so we will just give her a little encouragement to update!

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  12. she has a beautiful dreamy face.. amazing style

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  13. I love these Grazia IT posts - she is so gorgeous - i am really finding myself more and more drawn to colour and it is girls like this that are inspiring me which is great! x

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  14. yr blog is amazing, one of my favourites

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  15. you stun and awe me every time vanessa with how great your photos are and how you continue to top yourself. i don't think it could get better, and then you post again!

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  16. Great insights. Your wonderful portraits of such tasteful people are always the best.

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  17. So pretty! Such a great style! Love the colours, so amazing! XO Raspberry & Rouge


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  18. beautiful! i haven't seen for a while now in london.

    p.s. i clicked on the grazia link and it won't tranlate.

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  19. So fresh!!! love the colours! and "les" shoes on that first outfit!!!
    Fantastic collages!!!

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  20. Beautiful photographs and awesome style. The images at the bottom with the green skirt and green trees behind--lovely. Actually there are so many that I like there's no room here to list them all!

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  21. great post!!!!!!

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  22. so beautiful in pastel & neon mix

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  23. Thanks everyone for the lovely, generous comments.

    @The Styley- um, I didn't quite realise how much green was going on there! I think we might have overdone it a bit with the green in the park- slightly too much ;) But glad you like!

    @The Nyanzi report- I think you might need to use good old google translate unfortunately.

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  24. She wears colour beautifully. I can see why she is on your list. Xxxx

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  25. Such a babe and gorgeous photogarphy...Hope you're well Vanessa, been so crazy this week but will be pinging you an e-mail tomorrow!

    Lucy x

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  26. AMAZING!!!
    I looove your blog! :)

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  27. these pictures are so nice!

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