Rock and Soul

07
Jul, 17

Ganni

So, Ganni. A brand I have long admired from afar (and on Instagram) for some time now.  The sultry silhouettes, easy to wear and effortless pieces from their collections, have been on my wish list for too long. Not surprising with the relaxed Scandinavian influence, that they are being donned by the top bloggers and Instagram stars right now.

This navy ‘Philips Cotton Onepiece’ was right up my strasse. Jumpsuits I adore anyway, and should really invest in more. Being quite tall, they can be pretty flattering with a pair of heels or even flats for the day. What got me was the unique frill detail on the straps and the low back (I just love a low back!) A bit tricky with nothing worn underneath and I probably wouldn’t wear it out like that due to hazardous mishaps, as that inevitable side boob is fully out on display, even more so if you have huge wammers. So I would advise tit tape to keep it in place for those risk takers, or try a simple strappy top so the chest and sides are covered up. Or for winter, a white silk shirt or black knitted polo neck will look gorgeous. (Literally can’t wait to try this look).

The divine finish with white visible stitching I think is just absolutely wonderful and ties the navy dream piece together so well.

Wearing – Ganni – Phillips Cotton Onepice

Espadrilles – Castaner

Bag – Jane Birkin Bag from Paris

05
Jul, 17

Not in Paris

 

Sadly, I am not in Paris or perusing the Parisian streets and cafe’s for this latest blog post. The cloudy streets of central London had to suffice for this looks backdrop. So its a good thing there are pops of colour to bring it to life! Like this vintage brown suede bag with thick fringe detail that I found in a charity shop for £17 a few weeks back on Portobello Road, which wouldn’t have been out of place on one of the many vintage stalls they have there, either. My trusty Topshop skinny jeans never fail me, and gave the look a touch of dressed down simplicity. The vibrant red Talbots shirt was also charity sourced for a few pounds and had such wonderful structure and shape that I knew it would tie this look together wonderfully. And of course, not forgetting, those Castaner espadrilles, which seem to be in every single blog post and photo of mine at the moment! Hey, if it ain’t broke…!

Bag – Vintage – Shirt – Talbots/2nd hand – Jeans, Topshop – Espadrilles – Castaner

03
May, 17

Chloe for Everybody

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Chloe for Everybody: How Charity Shops Make Designer Accessible to All

Written for Oxfam – http://www.oxfam.org.uk/fashion-blog/2017/05/chloe-for-everybody

It’s extremely rare for me to go on too much about my favourite designers or brands, but Chloe is one of the few fashion houses with the ability to make me go weak at the knees and definitely knows how to get my overtly sentimental heart racing, every damn time.

So when I clamped my peepers on these black Chloe trews a few weeks ago for a mere £20 in the Drury Lane Oxfam, I knew they were coming home with me. With an almost satiny shine to the exterior, they encapsulate just the right balance of smart/casual and would be equally well paired with ballet flats and a plain white tee (whatever happened to that band?! *sigh*). I teamed them with a pale grey Gant knit jumper and Zara blazer (both charity shops finds), to keep the outfit conducive with my typical go to uniform – Parisian wannabe (!)

Thank you again to Oxfam charity shops all over, for making high end brands accessible to everyone, not just the minted.

Thank you again to charity shops all over, for making high end brands accessible to everyone, not just the minted.

Wearing: Blazer, Zara. Grey jumper, Gant. Trousers, Chloe.

Elizabeth Miles @elizabethmiles_

Photos by David Jarre

06
Mar, 17

Thailand, baby.

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Thailand, baby.

 Elizabeth Miles @elizabethmiles_

All photos by David Jarre.

28
Jan, 17

LOVE IS THE DRUG

 

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Evidently, I’m still more than capable of chanelling my inner got. These images were shot almost a year ago. March to be exact. I’m somewhat ashamed they’ve taken me so long to post, but sometimes pictures get lost in the ehter and rediscovering them is always a joyous moment for me. I had been bloody excited about them and wanted to submit them somewhere as I was obsessed with the lighting and feel to the pictures, but it just never happened. Looking back at them, it’s funny (and sometimes cringe), the phases of makeup donning we go through. I can’t quite fathom the amount of makeup that is spread all over my visage in these images, comparably to how much I wear now. (basically none). Hey ho, we live and we learn. Thank you pale goth woman for teaching me a year on, that less, is definitely more.

Wearing Zara.

Shot at Holborn Grind.

Photographed by Will Millar.

02
Oct, 16

Alain Bashung is my spirit animal

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ALAIN BASHUNG IS MY SPIRIT ANIMAL.

Wearing:

 Floral vintage shirt – Charity shop.

Black tie up jacket – Charity shop.

Black palazzo trousers – Vintage warehouse.

Sandals – TK Maxx.

Sunglasses – Camden market.

Shot by Becca Miles

Instagram: @elizabethmiles_

 

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19
Aug, 16

CULOTTING HELL

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Wearing denim culottes from Oxfam, H&M shirt but also from Oxfam and black Zara boots.

The culotte, almost as man repelling as the dungaree? Answers on postcards.

Instagram: @elizabethmiles_

16
Jun, 16

An homage to Lou et Caroline

And she’s at it again – Once more, perpetually finding myself in the depths of a romanticised vision that is forever all consuming.

This time, anything Lou Doillon or Caroline de Maigret is what’s whetting my sartorial appetite – Those tailored silhouettes, simple plain tee’s underneath an adorable blazer complete with a turned up three quarter length sleeve. Anything that oozes Parisienne wonder is what i’m backing at current. Effortless at its easiest, so much so, I’m even considering a long 70’s style fringe in homage to these delectable creatures. Don’t forget to check out Lou Doillon’s album, ‘Lay Low’ which I’m currently obsessed with. 

What I’m wearing: Black blazer,  originally Mango but bought in charity shop. White tee, Cos, but also acquired in a charity shop. Flares are Mango. Boots are Office. Giant bag the size of a toddler is Reiss, but also, you guessed it, bought from Oxfam on my lunch break yesterday.

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Elizabeth Miles Instagram: @elizabethmiles_

 

 

19
Mar, 16

Blogging against the elements is a bummer

I must admit, I’m usually quite fortunate with the weather conditions when it comes to shooting my blog. When I decide to shoot an outfit, the weather man, (Yes, cue having ‘Blame it on the Weather Man’ by B*Witched ringing round your noggin, now ) is very kind to me – So thank you, weather Gods. Blogging against the elements is a bummer.

On this particular day, however, the weather Gods were not feeling so kind (Fuck you weather Gods) and decided to let it rip upon our merry heads.

I think we made the best out of a shit and wet situation here, so thank you to my total mega babe, Omar for shooting this. Despite it pissing down, you never fail to make me laugh uncontrollably, all the while, looking like a soggy biscuit.

 

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 I’m wearing: Denim dress: Zara, Leopard print shirt: Charity shop, Black concertina detail blazer: Charity shop from a million moons ago.

Elizabeth Miles Instagram: @elizabethmiles_