Urban Fashion photo shoot in Notting Hill London

There’s nothing better on a warm and sunny Spring day than walking in Notting Hill with the most talented photographer in West London to do a urban fashion photo shoot. Spring brings me always lust for new clothes, new colours, new styles and more space in my wardrobe for different dresses. I never thought I would look good in urban fashion outfits with my hourglass figure but Aida Llanos made me feel really special and captured the best of me. She is definitely my favourite photographers of all time: so talented, so creative and yet humble and kind. I wouldn’t have chosen anybody else for this photo shoot. 

But also I have been gifted such amazing dresses that are flattering on my hourglass figure. I could not wear everything and look good. I need to be selective and both dresses by wantthattrend and the White stuff enhance the best parts of my body. 

Watch this video of the full photo shoot in Notting Hill: 

Now, you are probably wondering where you can get these urban fashion items which are not just gorgeous but also affordable for any kind of pockets.

Grey Marl Bardot Skater

This dress is absolutely gorgeous and not just suitable for a walk in Notting Hill but equally good for an elegant occasion like the Royal Wedding, a communion (I will wear it on my son’s communion) or even a garden party. It is really soft and comfortable to wear.

You will get the Wow factor by everybody and nobody will ever guess that it costs only £22.95 from wantthattrend. Other accessories are mine including the vintage pearl necklace and the sparkly sandals. 

Features

  • Colour – Grey and Floral Print
  • Skater Dress
  • Bardot Neckline
  • No Fastenings
  • UK Manufactured  

Material

  • Polyester and Elastane 

Sizing

  • Model is 5’5 and Wears UK Size 10
  • This Dress is True to Size

Marsha Navy Cut out Frill Bodycon

This dress is absolutely flattering for my hourglass figure and is also by affordable brand Wantthattrend and costs only £22.95.

It is more suitable for a party than a ceremony and is a really comfortable dress and despite being contouring the body it enhances your best features rather than showing your weakest parts – my bum does not look too big in this flattering dress at all. 

The flaps on the sleeves and below the neck are so nice and make me feel happy. I have named this my happy dress. I will wear it again and again in future to feel good about myself.

I loved this dress so much that I wore it during my recent press trip to Ibiza for a dinner at Atzaro

Features

  • Colour – Navy
  • Bodycon Dress
  • High Neck 
  • Cut Out Shoulder and Frill Detail
  • 2 Button Fastenings
  • UK Manufactured 

Material

  • Polyester and Elastane

Sizing

  • Approx. Length 96cm
  • Model is 5’5 and Wears UK Size 10
  • This Dress is True to Size

 

Kala Dress by the White Stuff 

 

This Kala by the White Stuff is perfect for both work and weekends. I am wearing here during the photo shoot in Notting Hill when we stopped at Portobello Road.  

The Kala Dress is soft, lightweight and has a pretty print designed in-house by the White Stuff.

It finishes at the knee and has key hole detailing at the front for a little extra charm. It has big pockets at the front too. I absolutely love it. It costs £49.95 and is super value for money considering it will last forever. 

I am wearing the Kala dress with a Metallic Grey Stella Top Handle Chain Bag with Matching Clutch priced at £29.95 by wantthattrend.  

Features

  • Colour – Metallic Grey
  • Handbag with Matching Clutch Bag
  • Leather Look Finish
  • Chain Detailing to Top
  • Single Top Handle
  • Optional Chain Shoulder Strap
  • Popper Fastening
  • UK Manufactured

Sizing

  • L – 30cm, W – 40cm, D – 17cm
  • Height including Handle Approx. 60cm

 

The shoes I am wearing with the Kala Dress are also by wantthattrend and are Ladies Silver Sparkle Pumps priced at £19.95. They are sparkly but sporty to combine glamour while being comfortable. 

 Features

  • Colour – Silver
  • Pumps
  • All Over Silver Sparkle Design
  • Elasticated Insert – Slip On
  • White Sole

Sizing

  • Platform Height Approx. 2.5cm / 1 Inch
  • These Pumps are True to Size

 

Kickers shoes for every day 

Essential urban accessories are these Women’s Kick Hi Classic Dark Blue by Kickers. They are perfect for a more casual look and for the school run. Key features of these shoes include quality leather uppers that ensure all-day comfort, trademark Kickers rubber soles for hardwearing, standout style, classic triple-stitch detailing, leather Kickers fleurette, embossed Kickers logo on the heels, iconic red and green Kickers tabs. You can choose from a fabulous range of colourways online and can be worn with any outfit. The size offers a generous, comfortable fit, so there is no need to size up or down. They cost £85.00.

 

The photos where I appear in Notting Hill are by the amazing photographer Aida Llanos.

 

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About Monica Costa

Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums

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