la redoute sandals

Sometimes all you need is a pretty lace dress, and a pair of great shoes…

SOFT GREY Blue & White Platform Sandals £49 reduced to £29.40
Laura Clement White Lace Guipure Dress
 £55 reduced to £27.50

We don’t often shoot fashion stories for LLG: I guess my years working as a stylist and as a fashion editor meant that I didn’t necessarily need another outlet for that side of my creativity. But, as the blog gradually became my main focus over the past five or so years, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t sometimes miss telling stories through fashion, not words.

So, along with the blog re-design, I’ve decided that we will occasionally run fashion stories on the blog, Sometimes they’ll be sponsored, other times they’ll be all about my take on a current trend, or maybe there won’t be any reason bar wanting to shoot lovely pieces.

lettice la redoute ss16 sasha wilkins
Laura Clement Blue and White Striped Cotton Dress £49 reduced to £19.60
Laura Clement Green Double Strap Sandals £59 reduced to £29.50
Tiny Dog – not for sale

Today’s story is all about summer in England, from denim shorts with wellies, and pretty sundresses, via the perfect pair of sandals, and cool, breezy dresses you can wear to work whether there is rain or sun. I’m particularly happy that I’ve worked with online French retailer La Redoute for this one: I bought my first piece from them in the early 2000s, a gorgeous army green jacket lined in Liberty print, from a collaboration they had done with Cacharel.

Designer collaborations have always been a part of La Redoute’s DNA – in 1969, French designer Emmanuelle Khanh created the first designer collection for La Redoute, and the brand still collaborates with some of the best French designers for capsule collections, including currently Carven (here), and previously Azzedine Alaia, Isabel Marant, and Sezane, amongst others.

That design sensibility is apparent across their collections, and narrowing down an edit for this story was hard, but I hope you like the pieces that we chose – many of which are reduced by 50% – or more  – in the sale.

We shot this story on location at Lime Wood Hotel & Spa in Hampshire and on Hampstead Heath in London.

la redoute ss16

SOFT GREY Light Blue Cotton Long Sleeved Blouse £22.
R Essentiel Distressed Denim Shorts £24

summer countryside

la redoute ss16 navy polka dot dress sasha wilkins

Laura Clement Navy Blue Polka Dot Dress £49 reduced to £24.50

la redoute hat

Anne Weyburn Wide-Brimmed Straw Hat £25
Laura Clement White Lace Guipure Dress  (just showing) £55 reduced to £27.50

la redoute white lace dress ss16
Laura Clement White Lace Guipure Dress £55 reduced to £27.50

pink english roses

la redoute shorts
Laura Clement Wide-Brimmed Two-Tone Hat
 
£19
Mademoiselle R Printed Shorts with Scalloped Edging £25 reduced to £10
 R Essentiel Off the Shoulder Cotton Blouse £21 reduced to £8.40 (also available in black, yellow & orange)

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Les Petits Prix Navy Flat Sandal £35 reduced to £17.50 (also available in Camel & in Black)
Laura Clement Wide-Brimmed Two-Tone Hat
 £19

summer wild flowers

la redoute hat

Les Petits Prix Off the Shoulder Flared Blouse (also available in brown) £22 reduced to £8.80
Anne Weyburn Wide-Brimmed Straw Hat £25

la redoute ss16 sasha wilkins
SOFT GREY Burgundy High Heeled Sandals £59 reduced to £29.50 (also available in black)
R Essentiel Distressed Denim Shorts £24
Les Petits Prix Off the Shoulder Flared Blouse £22 reduced to £8.80
 SOFT GREY Navy & White Canvas Bag with Graduated Print £25 reduced to £17.50

la redoute ss16 ombr blue beach bag

 SOFT GREY Navy & White Canvas Bag with Graduated Print £25 reduced to £17.50
R Essentiel Distressed Denim Shorts £24
Les Petits Prix Off the Shoulder Flared Blouse £22 reduced to £8.80

la redoute white cotton gipsy skirt ss16

Long Cotton Petticoat Skirt £17 reduced to £11.90 (also available in white & brown)
Cream & Gold Espadrilles 
£19 reduced to £11.40 (also available in black & white here)

la redoute espadrilles

Cream & Gold Espadrilles £19 reduced to £11.40

la redoute ss16 sasha wilkins stripes cotton dress

Laura Clement Blue and White Striped Cotton Dress £49 reduced to £19.60
Laura Clement Green Double Strap Sandals £59 reduced to £29.50
Tiny Dog – not for sale

la redoute ss16 sasha wilkins stripes cotton dress

Laura Clement Green Double Strap Sandals £59 reduced to £29.50 (also available in burgundy)

la redoute ss16 sasha wilkins navy cotton dress

Navy Blue Stretch Cotton Poplin Shirt Dress £49 reduced to £19.60 (also available in coral)
SOFT GREY Blue & White Platform Sandals
 
£49 reduced to £29.40 

la redoute ss16 stripes platform shoes

SOFT GREY Blue & White Platform Sandals £49 reduced to £29.40 

la redoute ss16 sasha wilkins navy cotton dress

Laura Clement Navy Blue Stretch Cotton Poplin Shirt Dress £49 reduced to £19.60
SOFT GREY Blue and white platform sandals £49 reduced to £29.40 

la redoute ss16

R Essential Striped Cotton Dress £23 reduced to £11.50 (also available in red/beige stripes)

la redoute ss16 stripy top

SOFT GREY Long Sleeved Striped Jumper £35 reduced to £21
SOFT GREY Leather Shopper
£59 reduced to £34.50
White Shorts £17 reduced to £8.50

With huge thanks to La Redoute for supporting this shoot, to Holly Wilkins and Lucy Scovell for photography, and Lettice for stunt dog action.

STYLE NOTES: Wellies by Original Hunter.  Sunglasses:  Stella & Dot Miramar

 

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5 comments

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I have (and love!) this blue and white striped dress. I’ve found quite a few gems over at La Redoute over the last few months!

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Great choices! I love the polka dot dress. Is it true to size? Rachel

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I’ve just ordered 2 dresses after reading this, not looked at the website for years.

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Just waiting on a La Redoute delivery of some basics for my honeymoon – I don’t know why I haven’t shopped there more – they absolutely encapsulate casual elegance (which is something I’m still working on :D).
And may I just say – you are looking absolutely flipping fabulous in these shots! Those legs!! Also, is your tan natural? I am hoping it isn’t and you can tell me your secret to looking genuinely bronzed and not patchy – I need to figure this out before my wedding in August… x

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Thanks for this article, I especially love the navy blue sandals and the white Guipure lace dress.
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