Easter weekend in Manhattan was a bright and sunny affair – we’re still edging into spring but the temperature on Sunday was quite glorious. I spent the afternoon in Central Park with a friend and I also caught up on the collections I’m dying to wear this summer. Petiole is one of these. I wrote about them back in January - timeless, wearable and romantic garments that make an easy transition from day into night. For spring 2012 the label have introduced a lovely colour palette of lavender, grass-green, mango and neutrals for their collection of dresses and skirts, shorts and rompers:
My favourite pieces from Petiole are undoubtedly the silk dresses. They have a wonderful feel on the skin and lovely movement – Petiole use crepe de chine and reverse charmeuse, the latter is often used for lingerie.
Romantic dresses such as these require romantic hair. I was lucky to work with hair stylist Ashley Maybruck for this shoot, who I met after seeing her styling within the September fashion week presentation for designer Morgan Carper. Along with styling my hair we talked about hair trends for summer 2012 and Ashley gave me her insider knowledge on curls. She also provided some tips and hints on how to recreate different looks – her thoughts are below….