Nothing Short of Chic: April 2017

28.4.17

Personal Style: Springing For All-Black

All-black is the perfect neutral look for posing in front of insanely colorful walls. | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: VIBORG, DENMARK
   
 
"Women who wear black lead colorful lives."

There's no denying that black is a magical color (value, you know what I mean). It exists everywhere, and is, arguably, the most powerful neutral. It's the result when you combine equal amounts of pure primary colours. You could reach, blindfolded, into a bin of black garments and end up with a perfectly cohesive ensemble. It flatters most skin tones and is elegant, slimming, lengthening, and sophisticated. 

18.4.17

Personal Style: Pin-Up Polka Dots


Polka dots and retro sunglasses mixed with denim add up to a modern, casual outfit with a touch of pin-up glamour. | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: VIBORG, DENMARK
   
 
Polka dots, denim, and red accessories give a bit of a retro touch to the most modern of outfits.

Pin-up style – the classic, glamorous fashion, not the raunchy stuff creepy guys have stuck to their walls – is a huge influence on my personal taste. I love how it's both flattering and flirty, which means you look elegant and put-together but you also get to have a bit of fun with your clothes. Today, Who What Wear put out their spring 30-day outfit challenge for this year and the first task was to add sophistication to casual denim with polished accessories. I instantly thought of my trusty denim jacket and these fabulous cat-eye sunglasses, and bam, my outfit of the day was chosen for me. The retro shape of the glasses plus the fun polka-dot print and the denim give this casual outfit a bit of pin-up flair while still being plenty modest and modern.

13.4.17

Personal Style: Spring Spots (From The Archives)


From the NSOC archives (previously unpublished), a transition-weather outfit that is chic, classy, and fun. | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: SUNSHINE COAST, BC
   
 
An unpublished series of outfit photographs from last summer that is, in spring, relevant again.

I never published these photos. I remember styling, finding a location, doing my makeup, and shooting the images last September, but somehow (probably a distraction from some more important assignment) they never made it to "print," in a sense. (You can tell it's an old shoot because I still had long enough hair to wear a chignon here.) When going through my photographs from Copenhagen and simultaneously organizing my library, I rediscovered this shoot and thought, September and April have similar weather, and this feels like a spring outfit. 

8.4.17

Personal Style: Windy København & Midi Skirt


An elegant layered look that only looks better when the gales of April attempt to wreak havoc. | Nothing Short Of Chic
 
 LOCATION: COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
   

Why not take advantage of a windy day and look like you've just stepped out of a magazine shoot?

Copenhagen is lovely, but it can sure get windy here! Usually when faced with wind I opt for pants (less stressful) but with the longer length of this skirt plus the tights and coat, I felt I was safe enough to go pants-less. This coat/skirt combination is one that I've sported many iterations of (including this one) – I was originally inspired by this Vogue image to try it out and I fell in love. And now, every time a gust of wind comes, I feel super chic instead of annoyed. (Another bonus of short hair is that the wind only makes it cooler.)