Rock and Soul

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

06
Mar, 17

Thailand, baby.

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

Elizabeth Miles

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.

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_

31
Dec, 15

Pylo – Bell-bottom Babes

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I’m wearing – Tan suede tassel jacket: Traid, Polo: United Colours of Benetton but charity shop, Black velvet scarf: Traid, ‘Memphis Blues’ bell-bottom jeans: Pylo, Boots: Zara but secondhand Traid.

I think by now it’s clear that I consider myself to be a loyal advocate/lover/obsessive of all things second hand and vintage – My entire outfit here (as bloody per) is made up of pure charity shop treats, bar the jean bell-bottoms. Despite me searching absolutely sodding EVERYWHERE for a pair of second hand bell-bottoms, and to no avail, I fortunately spied these sassy (thats the first and last time i’lll ever use that word, promise) ‘Memphis Blues’ bells from awesome and supremely unique online American clothing and accessories brand, Pylo. Statement pieces like this are a definite investment and well worth forking out for, and at £53.95 +p&p, I would say they’re cheaper than anything you’re going to find on the high street, plus, being a bell bottom babe is so next year! It’s also a great way to support the small business community and talented artisans out there.  It’s safe to say i’ll be investing in the other style bells they have on their website, as I’ve barely taken this pair off my limbs since I bought them and people are starting to talk.

Shot by the gorgeous Will Millar.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL YOU COSMIC BABES OUT THERE – NOW GO BE THE BEST YOU CAN BE AND KICK 2016’S TINY HINEY!

MUCH LOVE AND LIGHT,

ELIZABETH XXX

 

Elizabeth Miles Instagram: @elizabethmiles_

 

 

 

17
Nov, 15

THE PERENNIAL FRINGE

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I’m wearing: Black Topshop skinnies, Office suede Chelsea boots, Cos white tee, Zara denim shirt and vintage tan suede tassel jacket from Hanks Vintage on eBay.

From the whimsical 1920’s flappers dresses, to the 50’s Rock and Roll revolution, prompted by none other than the King himself, native American fringe-wearing wanderers, and the 70’s Woodstock boho beauties – the tassel trend has been dinging high on the fashion radar for over a century, and for good reason, too.

It’s really important to keep these wearable and diverse trends relevant and alive, not only because they look effing awesome, but because it makes it that much more alluring when you uncover a gem, (like this little tan beauty I’m wearing from an eBay vintage store) from an era that precedes a current trend mania – Which then means we don’t have to bop along to the high street and attempt to replicate an original trend, by buying new.

It can be tricky to be a curator of quality and style in a somewhat disposable world. A lot of clothes being made on the hight street right now are, unfortunately, not constructed with durability in mind – And in fear of sounding like someone’s monotonous Grandmother, they just don’t make clothes like they used to.

It’s always worth going down the vintage route for investment pieces such as jackets, as they’ve undoubtedly been made with love and care and designed to last a lifetime. From generation X, to bikers, to aged rockers – the perennial fringe et tassel are a staple statement, and, I hope, will continue to be so for many generations to come.

The positives of recycling trends:

1. You’ll look far more unique and inspiring than anyone else wearing the current high street ‘trend’, if you nab something of the same trend, but from way back when.

2. Anything vintage always looks effortlessly cool regardless of era.

3. Buying investment pieces that have already stood the test of time, and continue to stand a lot longer, will keep the pennies safe.

4. Being a purveyor of quality and vintage is a positive for the environment and you know you’re contributing, even on a smaller scale – it all counts.

 

Elizabeth Miles Instagram: @elizabethmiles_