The Designer : Self-Portrait
As you know, I love introducing you to designers I love. In today’s case, I feel especially strongly about this designer label. Emerging label Self-Portrait is having a moment, and you need to be in the know.
Launched in late 2013 by London-based and Malaysian-born Han Chong (formerly creative director at Three Floor), the line aims to fill in a gap in the market for mid-priced yet elegant cocktail and evening wear. It is loved by celebrities, yet accessible enough for the every day woman. In recent weeks, Self-Portrait has been spotted on multiple celebrities including Beyonce, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel McAdams, and Lucy Hale to name a few. Even with all the red carpet buzz, the price points remain relatively reasonable, particularly given the quality and attention to detail of the designs. Most dresses retail for less than $500.
Chong tends to favor very feminine frocks, often involving delicate lace and sheer elements. With his ladylike designs, he aims to make women feel special, without breaking the bank. The result is truly remarkable. These pieces are made for women who want to stand out, not blend in. Browse our favorite selections below.
Shop My Look
Self-Portrait jumpsuit (here, here, here and here) | Aquazzura heels (here) | Elena Ghisellini rainbow bag (here and here) | Dior ‘So Real’ sunglasses (here; very inexpensive option here) | Dannijo cuff (older; similar here) | Nars jungle red lipstick (here)
Which dress is your favorite? Can you see yourself wearing one of these feminine frocks to a fancy fete? I definitely will be wearing this piece over and over, and I have my eye on a few other pieces. If you have any upcoming cocktail occasions, I highly suggest you consider Self-Portrait.
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Photos by Justin James Photography