The season of joyous, heart-warming quality time is upon us. On our to-do list are countless traditions to tend to: gift shopping for friends and family, decoration blueprints to draft and execute, grandma’s secret recipes to try out and recite… Are we forgetting something?
Yes, the family portrait. Whether spontaneous or meticulously staged (usually by a perfectionist mum), the family portrait makes for a greeting card that you'll send to your loved ones far away, or a precious moment captured for family keepsake. To make sure you have the perfect shot this year, read on to discover three styling tips for the occasion.
While we’re at it, be sure to drop by our cosy living room setup at ifc mall and selfie walls at other store locations to act on your celebratory photoshoot whims. Everybody, say cheese!
Matching to a T(oe)
It’s not always so easy to find a style middle ground that everybody comfortably agrees on. The least you can do, however, is make sure your footwear belongs in the same lineage. Dads and mums, try Stubbs & Wootton’s sophisticated slippers with whimsical embroidery for a personalised touch, or Veja’s staple sneakers accented with all colours of the rainbow for the entire family.
Endearing with festive significance, the ugly sweater has long been the star of holiday portraits. To uphold the playful spirit while instilling a sense of modern refinement into your annual family snapshots, we recommend Acne Studios’ jacquard knitwear for a pop of colour, or Dreyden’s long-lasting cashmere pieces for those who would like to do a throwback photo shoot in the same clothes a decade later.
From the Hermès backpack for school to the mini Prada bags to “match mummy,” Kylie Jenner’s shopping sprees for her daughter Stormi teach us an important lesson: to treat your little princess whenever the opportunity arises. Start with matching bracelets from Venessa Arizaga, then pick out two of self - portrait’s crystal embellished handbags, one for you and one for your mini-me.
‘METAMORPHOSIS NO RAIN NO RAINBOW’ CERAMIC GLASS GOLD-PLATED METAL ADJUSTABLE BRACELET
‘METAMORPHOSIS GOOD VIBES’ CERAMIC GLASS CHARMS GOLD-PLATED METAL ADJUSTABLE BRACELET
MINI ‘BOW’ CRYSTAL EMBELLISHED LEATHER CROSSBODY BAG
‘BOW’ CRYSTAL EMBELLISHED LEATHER MINI CROSSBODY BAG
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