A Girl, A Style for Michael Kors

There have been a great number of truly exciting highlights for my blog this year, but being invited to be a face of a Michael Kors campaign is surely to be included at the very top of this list. A few weeks ago I was asked if I would be involved in a new campaign to celebrate the opening of the brand’s new London store, which is how I came to be photographed on the banks of the Thames one beautiful autumn day last week.

Obviously, I am neither a model or a celebrity, so the gravity of being involved in another campaign for a luxury brand (you may remember my Jimmy Choo collaboration from earlier this year) is not lost on me. I find it wonderfully refreshing when major players in the fashion industry choose ‘real women’ as well as supermodels to represent their brands, and to be one of those women myself is a truly a great honour.

And truthfully, these photos from the campaign could not be more ‘real’. Taken one Wednesday when I was working in Parliament, I dashed out of the office on my lunch break (sans professional hair, makeup and primping; Michael Kors got me just as I am in my real life) and spent a fun 15 minutes skipping along the river opposite Parliament as the autumn leaves swirled around us before racing back toย my office once again.

Yes, it is a strange double life that I lead (I’m sure there aren’t too many other political advisors slash fashion writers slash Michael Kors models in the world), but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

Wearing: Michael Kors cape (borrowed), Hamilton bagย (c/-) and watch, Mimco gloves, Wheels & Dollbaby dress (from this post), Mulberry boots, bow headband (just seen) from Tokyo. Photos by the lovely Michelle Bobb-Parris.ย 

Thank you Michael Kors for inviting me to be a part of your London campaign!

I would love to hear your thoughts on brands using ‘real’ women (and gents) in their campaigns alongside professional models.

Love, Miss B xx

The new Michael Kors store is now open at 28 James Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8PA.ย 

36 thoughts on “A Girl, A Style for Michael Kors

  1. Congratulations! What an honour to be asked to participate in a Michael Kors campaign! Amazing! I think it’s a fantastic move by designers to incorporate real women as well as models in their advertising campaigns. After all, real women buy up big as much (if not more) than models do. Real women crave a bit of luxury in their lives. Real women can relate to real women (while they may fantasise about being models). It strikes the perfect balance and I think is a genius thing for designers to do. You are a bit of a mini celeb in blogging and fashion circles though Briony. You should feel very proud xxx

  2. What an amazing opportunity for you and how cute you look in this outfit! I’m all for brands hiring stylish “regular” people for their ads.
    PS. I’m sorry I haven’t commented in ages; life got a bit in the way ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you’re having a blast in New York and that the storm won’t last.

  3. Not only you look great and it is a fantastic idea to use ‘real’ women as representatives of luxury brands, but the story behind your photoshoot, of leaving Parliament to shoot the pictures and then go back to the office might just be one of the most fascinating, inspirational stories I’ve heard in a while.
    This is how I’ve always imagined an independent, powerful woman!

    Congratulations and keep doing what you are doing ๐Ÿ™‚

    Natalie from lebonchic.com xxx

  4. I love love love these pics B and was so glad we both got to be in the campaign! I think its a very savvy move for bands to use non-models to showcase their products. It makes it so much more attainable. And you know I love your double life you lead – imagine the stories you’ll have to tell your children one day! xxx

  5. Oh My Gosh!! That is so cool! Congrats! I have to say that you are just perfect for it! I absolutely LOVE your story and you’re SO pretty! It makes perfect sense why these brands would want YOU!


  6. This is fantastic! You are a true inspiration to all girls out there, not just among bloggers but for everyone, yes models are great for promoting a brand but I’m actually more convinced by these photos! I’m a huge fan of your blog, your pictures, writing etc, and look forward to reading many more of your lovely posts.

  7. Congratulations, Briony. I’m so pleased that Michael Kors have chosen you as the face of one of their campaigns. I think most brands have finally caught on that we, the general public relate to real women. Nothing is more depressing that seeing pages and pages of giraffe like (not that I don’t wish to be one in my other life) women who are perfectly made up with coiffed hair. Most of us just do not live that way.

  8. Well said. This kind of incorporation is what all brands should be doing. What else did the campaign entail and where can we see the rest of the photos from your shoot?

  9. Ah you look great and congratulations for landing another campaign! It’s such a crazy double life that we lead but I wouldn’t have it any other way, it makes my life so much more exciting! Hope you are okay in NYC, so scary seeing somewhere I used to live deserted!

  10. I’ve just written a post on my top 5 favorite instagrammers of the moment, and you were one of them!
    Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your photos and your blog posts, they are an inspiration to many — Keep ’em coming!
    Congratulations on your Micheal Kors campaign! That is INCREDIBLE!

  11. Thank you for what you have done for fashion for real people. Your posts are magical, dreamy and addictive. Congrats on all your amazing achievements you are wonderful. When I look at your posts it makes me feel warm and fuzzy as they are totally rose coloured. I do love England too. xx
    A Sydney Aussie! with love xxx

  12. Dear B, I have an off-topic request ๐Ÿ™‚ Do you perhaps know a good equipped store for cooks in NYC? I dream of cupcake sprinkles, eatable sequins and other sweet decorations and I cannot find it online. I won’t have much time there to wander so I’m looking for hints ๐Ÿ™‚
    Congrats on the MK, btw!

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