Printed Leather & SO Much More *Look Of The Day*

Dear Elgin Avenue readers, 

A very Happy Wednesday to you all!

Sometimes I see a collection of clothes which I feel speaks to me.
Like, actually speaks to me personally. 
Sometimes this happens in Zara, sometimes it happens at a Fashion Week and sometimes it happens with a new kid on the block like Malene Oddershede Bach
All photographs by Lea Salomone
Dress & Printed Leather Jacket: Malene Oddershede Bach, Handbag: Liliyang ‘Mini Juliette’ Style  Boots: c/o Schuh Tribal Necklace: H&M Africa, Bejewelled Necklace: New Look 
When I first laid eyes on Malene Oddershede Bach’s collection (what a name!)I essentially declared my love there and then.
A past Vauxhall Fashion Scout’er, Malene went on to work at Preen before setting up her very own label – and thank the fashion heavens she did!
What I love about Malene’s work is: the colour and prints (of course!) and the fact that the shapes of her pieces are resolutely feminine and young without veering in to frou frou territory. You can imagine many a young Hollywood starlet donning Malene’s work and getting a big ol’thumbs up from the fashion voters. I for one have Chloe Moretz pinned as a future Malene Oddershede Bach girl, but hey I guess we’ll have to wait and see!
Back in London, if I could have a matching leather jacket printed for every one of my dresses I would be one helluva happy girl!

I opted to team my drop-waisted dress with my embroidered Schuh boots, my newest handbag love Liliyang (remember my last post?) and a couple of big ol’ necklaces. I love wearing maxi skirts and dresses in the chillier months – they are surprisingly warm given their length and look awesome with a little cropped jacket. 
Short boots or converse work best for shoes.
Given that I was wearing rather a lot of contrasting pieces, I decided to pull my hair back into a neat ponytail and keep my makeup neutral. I often find when the outfit is borderline crazy, prim hair & makeup offers a suitable balance, whereas a more androgynous or casual look can look awesome with smoky eyes or a strong lip colour. 

What do you think of Malene’s work? Would you wear a maxidress in the Winter? 
How would you dress her gorgeous leather jacket?

You can find Malene stocked at Bengt Fashion and Then and Now Shop

I am definitely going to have to try and rock a few of these pieces for the upcoming festivities of LFW!
So soon now!

Have a super evening all!

MB x

A BIG thank you to my gorgeous friend Lea Salomone for all of these pics! We have a few more looks up our sleeves yet…!
  • thankfifi

    AMAZING Monica – you look super hot and I looove how you styled the pieces together.x


  • Rebecca Tan

    Monica this outfit looks incredible on you. the colours, the layering of jewellery, the boots…complete outfit perfection!

    This designer is brilliant! xxxx

  • Georgina Brooke

    OMG – Mon you’re like a 60’s my fair lady – girl crush in the extreme

    big love pretty


  • Monica Beatrice

    Hey Wendy! What a compliment thank you darling!!

    MB x

  • Monica Beatrice

    Hey Rebecca! I would have to agree – Malene is something special!! Thanks so much for your kind words : )!

    MB x

  • Monica Beatrice

    Hey Georgie! Ah thank you gorgeous – what a cool idea! Love the notion of a 60’s my fair lady!

    Big love to you back!!

    MB x

  • taylorricefashion

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