Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com + Sunday Reflections link up

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com, group shot

A couple of weeks ago I had the honour of modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com – an online boutique that celebrates women of all ages, shapes and sizes. I first met its founder, Jacynth last year, when I bought my gorgeous yellow Emile Vidal Carr coat. More recently, the Style Not Age collective collaborated with the-Bias-Cut.com for “The Shirt – a wardrobe staple” theme in June. I know that some of you are already fans of the-Bias-Cut.com, but for anyone not familiar with this fabulous online boutique I’ll share a brief background of the company.

Every piece is tried on by Jacynth and modelled by non-professional models so you can see what they really look like on.

Jacynth was inspired to start the company, which celebrates style at any age, because of her mum’s frustration with clothes shopping. The-Bias-Cut.com’s mission is to tackle ageism and offer women of all ages beautiful and modern pieces: “Every woman should be able to find those pieces that truly celebrate the best version of herself today, no matter her age.” The online boutique sources the most stylish, contemporary labels made to high manufacturing and ethical standards. Every piece is tried on by Jacynth and modelled by non-professional models so you can see what they really look like on. But they don’t just look fantastic – they feel fantastic too, thanks to the high quality fabric and craftsmanship.

“Every woman should be able to find those pieces that truly celebrate the best version of herself today, no matter her age.”

The clothes are classic with a modern twist, pieces made to last and be worn over and over. When I wear really good quality clothes I feel more confident, and that creates a positive chain reaction. To some people it might seem frivolous to place so much importance on clothes, but they are a form of self-expression. Taking the time and care to curate a wardrobe of beautiful, well-made clothes means they are more than just pieces of fabric. By investing in my clothes I am investing in myself.

“Vain trifles as they seem, clothes have, they say, more important offices than to merely keep us warm. They change our view of the world and the world’s view of us.” – Virginia Woolf, Orlando

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com, Molly pullover, Zebra print shirt

Being a model for the day

For a naturally shy person, modelling is a huge leap out of my comfort zone. I arrived at the studio in London after an early morning train from Cheshire feeling like a hot mess (and not in a good way!). The shoot was already in full swing and I went straight to makeup for the lovely Shari to work her magic. Not only a genius with makeup, she also works miracles on hair. I’d dyed mine the day before and it soon became obvious that it was not going to behave. Apparently you should never dye your hair before a shoot…whoops! It makes it very hard to style, but Shari perservered and transformed it from frizzy to shiny and bouncy. (She actually knew what brand of dye I’d used…now that’s impressive!)

The day passed by in a flash and before I knew it I was back at Euston waiting for my train, wondering if it was all a dream!

When I saw the gorgeous Evey in front of the camera I had serious pangs of self-doubt; posing for photos in my garden with my husband is one thing, but for a team of professionals in a studio, well that’s a whole other level. Everyone was just lovely though and soon put me at ease. Just putting the clothes on changed my mindset instantly. And when Bukky (the third model) arrived with her gorgeous smile and infectious positive energy the fun really began! By the end of the day we were goofing around and doing the floss (prompted by Claire the stylist!).

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com has to be one of the highlights of my blogging career and despite the nerves, I’d love to do it again!

The day passed by in a flash and before I knew it I was back at Euston waiting for my train, wondering if it was all a dream! But the photos are here to prove it was indeed real. Now the only dilemma I have is which pieces to buy, because I want them all! Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com has to be one of the highlights of my blogging career and despite the nerves, I’d love to do it again! (I just won’t dye my hair the day before next time!)

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com Pom Hot Stuff blouse

Pom “Hot Stuff” blouse and Philippa corduroy skirt

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com, knitwear

Charlo cashmere jumperBee alpaca wool blend cardiganAshlee alpaca ivory jumper

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com

Tessa blouse and Hot Stuff clutch

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com

Contrast sleeve leopard print faux fur coat

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com

Floral artwork alpaca wool blend cardigan

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com

Pandora jersey dress

Prada sparkly tied front dressDamaris dress in water artDamaris dress in black

Vinny velvet kimono, Carnot cashmere jumper and Philippa corduroy skirtNantes jumper

Modelling for the-Bias-Cut.com, group photo

Do pop over for a look at the new season collection at the-Bias-Cut.com and let me know which are your favourite pieces!

 

Photos by Yuval Hen, courtesy of the-Bias-Cut.com

 

 


 

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28 Comments

  1. October 1, 2018 / 12:09 am

    How fun to enjoy a day of modeling! That’s pretty impressive that the makeup lady knew which brand of hair color you used! I didn’t know that coloring your hair made it hard to style the next day. Something to remember the next time I color my hair! You look lovely in all of those outfits. I know it will be hard to choose the ones you want to buy. Enjoyed your post and link party!

    • October 3, 2018 / 6:50 am

      Thanks so much for stopping by Debbie! Yes it will be difficult choosing which pieces to buy as they’re all so lovely!

  2. October 1, 2018 / 12:10 am

    Wow, Emma, what an amazing experience!! And I can’t imagine what you will choose: you look gorgeous in everything!! But that black dress..and the skirt with the hot peppers look perfect on you! Good luck! Haha! Thanks for sharing your experience.

    xx Darlene

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:05 am

      Thanks so much Darlene! I may need to put some of them on my Christmas list!

  3. October 1, 2018 / 12:36 am

    What a fantastic experience, Emma! You look gorgeous in all of the outfits. Thank you for the link up! XXX

  4. October 1, 2018 / 8:06 am

    Fantastic! What a great experience and what a beautiful photos!

  5. October 1, 2018 / 8:50 am

    Thus was such a fab experience for you .I was so pleased for you when I saw the pics. You look stunning . I hadn’t realised how tall you are
    Hope you’ll join continental drift #linkup later today
    https://www.muttonstyle.com

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:09 am

      Thanks Anna! I’ll pop over and join in 🙂

  6. October 1, 2018 / 10:16 am

    I’m super envious, Emma! That certainly would be a dream for me too! It looks like you had an amazing time too and you all look absolutely gorgeous. I’m loving the chilli print clutch – how cool is that! And the cuffs on the black sweater you wore are really different. I’m off to have a proper look now.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx
    http://www.suzyturner.com

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:10 am

      Thanks Suzy! It was a fab day 🙂 The details on all of the pieces are really lovely.

  7. October 1, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    You all look fabulous, Emma. Ha ha, “hot mess, not in a good way”! The clothes look so flattering with a touch of whimsy–how can a chili pepper clutch not make you smile. The button front skirt looks fab on you!

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:28 am

      Thanks Kim! The pepper clutch is fab isn’t it? So unusual 🙂

  8. October 1, 2018 / 7:55 pm

    Your hair looks fabulous and you look fabulous Emma, I can see by your face you had a super day, it really shines through. Good photos too and you’re wearing some gorgeous pieces. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  9. October 1, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    Emma
    Congratulations! How exciting! I love that you modeled their clothes so we’ll, see you’re natural! The pieces look so well made and I love what you chose. The rich dark blue silk blouse us a gorgeous color, it all looks wonderful! Fun ladies too, it seemed. I love that about blogging, some of these experiences that we will keep in our memories.
    Also, I didn’t know hair was harder to style, just done.
    Jess xx
    http://www.elegsntlydressedandstylish.com

    • October 3, 2018 / 7:54 am

      Thanks so much Jess! The dark blue blouse felt so good to wear – it’s not something I’d have picked out in a shop but I loved it, so I may just have to buy it!

  10. October 2, 2018 / 1:51 pm

    I am so happy for you! Modeling for a company is a great path for a blogger. You owned this like an experienced model. You rocked the look, I love the style and design of this outfit. Great work and keep going. You are doing a fantastic job.
    http://www.chez-rama

  11. October 5, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    You look fabulous, Emma! I always have lots of time for labels and stores who use real women in their campaigns. It makes their clothing more relatable and definitely makes me want to browse and buy more than if only professional models were used.

    SSG xxx

    #continentaldriftlinkup

  12. October 13, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    You look as beautiful as ever, and not a bit nervous! And I’m so pleased to see more and more companies using “non-models” as models for their clothing. Although the lot of you ladies could easily be mistaken for actual models, you are all so lovely and composed!

    Thanks for linking up with the Fabulous Friday link-up!

    Bettye
    https://fashionschlub.com

  13. October 29, 2018 / 7:02 pm

    Excellent! I know what you’re talking about after my own experience. You look fantastic! And the team that took care of everyone obviously knew what they were doing as well. I’m glad you were able to relax with the rest of the models as things started to fall into place. I hope you have more opportunities like this!

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