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v is for valentine

Although Anton & I are not a couple to necessarily do anything major for Valentine’s day, I am truly a big lover of love & feel the world needs as much of it as it can get. Whilst Valentine’s can very much be seen as a solely commercial enterprise, I do also like to think of it as a time to remember why we love the person/people we do.

It likely goes without saying that I don’t need much of an excuse for a great outfit.

look one

Nothing quite hits the v-day date-night vibe like a little red dress.

With a deep-v cut, fabric covered buttons and billowing sleeves, in the most intense shade of red with floral print detail. Ofc I felt the need to edge this look up a little with the latest bold Ārdēo harness, launching this month in black leather with silver or brass hardware.

look two

Honing in on a forever favourite: an all black look in mixed black textures.

The tulle of the strapless mini dress juxtaposes the oversized latex jacket, giving an androgynous edge to the look. I would love this with heavy platform boots – just as much as I like the idea of it with patent Louboutin heels or these sparkly ballet flats.

look three

Mesh is a fabric I love to layer, but it looks equally incredible & alluring worn alone.

I love how this fabric feels against the skin and how it moves. Granted it’s hardly winter-appropriate; but if you have the opulence of being in a strictly car-to-venue situ, add an oversized coat & think warm thoughts. Each look has been finished with this bold matte red lip.

date night item ideas:

for the heart jewellery lover:

A never-ending symbol of love inspired by vintage Claddagh rings, I had to give a moment to the Marrow x Sammi Sempre Ring which feels so fitting for Valentine’s day. Having launched in August 2022, this is the first V-day moment for this ring *heart eyes*.

The Sempre Ring is always available to order in opal or black enamel [on a made-to-order 4-6 week basis] but just in time for Valentine’s day, there are new one-of-kind stones in some absolutely stunning hues & sizes – and these pieces are ready to ship & adorn you.

This is a true forever piece in 14k yellow gold. Symbolising connections of love and friendship, with ‘life’ & ‘death’ carved & oxidised on each side of ring. You can also contact Marrow to have your own inscriptions carved – names of family members, dates or important words to you.

It’s been such an honour to continue working on this piece with such an incredible brand as Marrow.

I wear mine everyday, and deeply cherish them.

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Kirsten
9 days ago

That red dress is everything. Very similar to a green one you had a little while back? Both colours are so rich, a jewel tone is perfect in a grey English winter. Love and thanks, as always.