Fair Isle dress, £995, Pringle of Scotland; Brown coat with oversized shearling lapels, £599, Jaeger; Gunmetal ring, £180, Erickson Beamon; Grey checked wool socks, from £38, Marni; Brown boots, £555, Miu Miu
Tartan dress, £845 and tweed tailcoat, £465 both McQ; Black faux fur coat with leather fringing, £630 and leather ankle boots, £320 both Just Cavalli; Silver studded necklace, £614, Erickson Beamon; Black opaque tights, £29, Falke at MyTights.com
Black lace feather dress, £275, Whistles; Red & cream kimono gown with fur trim, price on request, Miharayasuhiro; Jacquard tights, £10, Pamela Mann at MyTights.com; Black fur trimmed boots, £895, Nicholas Kirkwood
Red silk dress, £370, DKNY; Cream rabbit fur gilet, £1,075, McQ; Leather-lined cape with hood, £2,995, Bally; Gold necklace, £670, Delphine-Charlotte Parmentier; Jacquard tights, £10, Pamela Mann at MyTights.com
- Wool dress, £1,294 and calfskin & tweed flat boots, £773, both Chanel; Burgundy wool cardigan, £365, Zidag et Voltaire; Navy blue fur gilet, £801, Diane Von Furstenburg; Grey fur gloves, £290, Alberta Ferretti
Cobweb dress, £1,420, Julien Macdonald; Blanket coat, £350, Whistles; Red and black check coat, £2,795 and black leather wedge shoes, £595, both Burberry Prorsum; Gunmetal ring, £180, Erickson Beamon; Jacquard tights, £10, Pamela Mann at MyTights.com
Back into October 2011, I flew to Scotland to shoot a series of fashion stories for Spectrum. As a stylist, I like to be prepared, with plenty of options covering all eventualities. More is more and the day I work on a shoot unprepared, is the day that nothing fits the model, clothes get dropped in the mud, shoes are lost and chaos ensues. So the concept of packing every single item I needed for four shoots was incomprehensible, but I somehow managed to pull it off!
This is my Heritage shoot, inspired by cold, blustery winters in the Scottish countryside, I wanted to create a feast of textures by layering tweed, fur and knitwear, all topped off with some fabulous coats. I mixed dogtooth check, plaid, fairIsle and tartan, with killer accessories, like Miu Miu’s iconic booties and Burberry Prorsum’s chunky platforms. The jewel colours, rich browns and burgundy hues make you want to wrap up warm and brave the cold for a crisp autumn stroll.
Styling: Vanessa Woodgate
Photography: Richard Nolan-Neylan
Model: Iselina at First Model Management
Make-up artist: Vicky Cameron
Hair stylist: Martine Carroll
Shot on location in Port Seaton & Newhaven, with thanks to Visit Scotland and Wallace’s Arthouse Scotland