Wednesday, 29 March 2017

The Mannequin Challenge with The White Rose #WRose20Years

I think we have all, at one time or another, wanted to have the opportunity to style some mannequins, haven't we? (Tell me it's not just me) and for the White Rose Shopping centre in Leeds, to help them celebrate their 20th Birthday, I was given the opportunity to do just that.

(I'm totally adding stylist to my Twitter bio and no-one can stop me) 

The Brief.

As The White Rose Shopping Centre was born in '97 I was given £97 per mannequin and asked to create style three mannequins, a male, a female and a child.

What I want to do was find a theme to tie all the mannequins together, without making them look as if they were all wearing the same outfit. For me, that had to be denim. I do love a good pair of jeans.

I do love a man in ripped jeans and a smart jacket, don't you? To me, it is just the nicest of outfits.

Look at him, he knows he looks glorious.

I took my youngest daughter along to help me get some style inspiration for the child mannequin.

The jeans actually have Mickey Mouse on them, so we teamed them with the headband to soften the look of the jacket a little. You cannot look threatening or 'ard when you have a pom pom headband, can you?

And we absolutely loved this backpack from New Look, we added the birdcage keyring from Claires Accessories because, why not?

The female mannequin was quite a challenge, I wanted it to complement the look of the male and female mannequins, without making it too samey, plus, who can resist a powerful female slogan T?

This TopShop T says Female Of The Future. Boom

Teamed with a bag from Primark no less.

Each outfit cost exactly £97, and I absolutely LOVED putting them together, I want to do more. I want to dress up random mannequins everywhere, it was so much fun. But it just goes to prove how you can get EVERYTHING you need from The White Rose shopping centre, I am a huge lover of doing all my shopping in one place. IN THE DRY.

Also, check out Lucinda from The Fashion Fictionary's mannequins.

and Bee from Queen Beady's mannequins too, HOW COOL ARE THEIRS!!!!!!!! 

What do you think of my looks? I had great fun putting them together and I know Bee and Lucinda did too, 

Let me know. 


1 comment

  1. This is so cool! Years ago I had a job dressing mannequins for the Gap in Vancouver - we never got to choose the styling, just had to dress them according to instructions from head office, but it was still loads of fun!


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