The Perfect Jeans

I vaguely remember my first ever pair of jeans (sans toddler overalls; here I mean real big girl denim jean jeans): they were low-waisted, boot cut and had some form of haphazard embellishment on the back pockets...no regrets. Now more than a decade later I can only say that denim has exponentially become a staple in my wardrobe and something that I can no long put an outfit together without. I harbour no doubt that in due course I'll be sitting in a hall introducing myself along the likes of "Hi, I'm Zoe and I'm a denim addict" (cue sympathetic reply "Hi, Zoe"). 

This explains why I was pretty keen (to say the least) when I got the chance to style the new Lot 700 collection by Levis. Over the course of four days I wore four pairs of Lot 700 jeans (a.k.a the perfect excuse to wear nothing other than denim). I get a lot of questions about what I wear when I don't feel like dressing up, especially when I'm going to uni (if you're wearing uncomfortable jeans a two hour lecture can feel like eons). I hope this post answers said questions as I have no complaints; these jeans are flattering, lecture and food-baby friendly, and comfortable to the point where my mum has stolen a pair from me for herself (a first). I don't blame her; aside from being really comfortable these are the only jeans that make me look like I kind of have a butt. The 721 High Rise Skinny and 711 Skinny styles feel like a second skin and I fell in love with the underrated 715 Boot Cut and 712 Slim (the lovechild of Skinny and Straight) and now I can't wait to get my grubby hands on the 714 Straight/ 710 Super Skinny styles. 

P.S. If you're a denim fan like myself you can enter to win a photoshoot with, and styled by yours truly, in head to toe Levis that you'll be able to take home plus professional hair + makeup for the Levis Lot 700 exhibition. To enter, simply comment on my instagram photo / retweet my tweet and tell me your favourite Lot 700 style. Terms and Conditions will be linked here ASAP.

All clothing from Levis Lot 700 collection
First outfit: Denim shirt / Jeans
Second outfit: Button up / Jeans
Third outfit: Denim Jacket / Long Sleeve Top / Jeans
Fourth outfit: Button up / Jeans 
Photos taken on an Olympus super zoom 105R film camera. 

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Fall in Love

Paris is so often associated with romance that when I was asked to style H&M's new Fall in Love collection I figured it would only be purely illogical to shoot the pieces anywhere else. Despite visiting the city twice before it was so refreshing to see it in the Fall with my best friend; my mum who is also my favourite travel/selfie companion. Nothing beats a day of mother-daughter bonding over shopping and eating with plenty of espresso breaks in between. Though we only had one full day in the city it was the perfect pre-term getaway full of shopping, good wine and copious amounts of amazing bread. Trips like these make me realise that our mother-daughter friendship is something very rare and worthy of more travel getaways. 

Oh, and you can win a 50 voucher H&M voucher by sharing your own #HMFallInLove story on Twitter and Instagram, by tagging either @HMUnitedKingdom on twitter or @HM on Instagram and using the hashtag @HMFallInLove; winners will be chosen on October 12th (just sayin'....free clothes)

Top and Coat from H&M's Fall In Love Collection
Photos taken on an Olympus superzoom 105R.


Taipei by night

I know this is so long overdue...I still have a ton of content from Taipei to share so this will be the first instalment of many. As much as I enjoy capturing natural light the ambience and colours of cities at night will always be my favourite. Cheers to my friends for being my modelling guinea pigs Hope you all are enjoying the first bits of fall. 

Taken on a Fujifilm X Pro 1.


Video: Behind the Scenes

One of those things I was under the impression that I had posted but never did. Remember that post we shot ages ago in a studio? Well as a #tbt here's the behind the scenes video. :-)

Check out Bry's photography here. I'll be posting a new post shot by him soon so stay tuned!

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