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Stylist: DEBORAH BRETT Holiday Special Part 1

Stylist and fashion editor Deborah Brett chooses her favourite pieces from IRIS for a three-part holiday special. Get the perfect looks and hassle free packing tips in our guide to looking chic this Summer.


If I’m going on a city break, I always stick to a tight colour palette. It means you have to put more thought into the packing, but when you get there, you can go on auto-pilot because you know that everything works together. It maybe a palette of black and white, or blues, whites and denim. Take a clutch or bag that goes with everything. Keep it concise.



I love these relaxed IRIS Drawstring pants they’re like a grown up tracksuit but perfect for travelling in. Very comfortable, but also really elegant too. And this BA&SHslouchy white tuxedo is amazing – it instantly makes the look more modern. Remember to roll up the sleeves. The Paris tee is super cute – I love a logo! With the Donchoo clutch you’re good to go.



This is a perfect go-to dress for a city break. Perfect for day with flats and a cross-body bag, and then dress it up for evening withespadrilles and a pair of gold hoop earrings. I like to stack my rings, and layer up my bracelets and necklaces. Both the dress and the bag are good sale buys as they are great trans-seasonal pieces they don’t just work in Summer, but all year round. The dress would work equally well going in to Autumn with tights, even a polo neck underneath and knee high boots for a 70s vibe. I love the Jerome Dreyfuss tote big enough to chuck everything in, light-weight and it has a shoulder strap and handle, which very useful. It would be a great bag for work too.



MASSCOB Lace Smock Dress


IRIS Wedge Espadrille

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Designer Spotlight

Stephanie Vaille

After working for numerous brands, Stephanie Vaille launched her eponymous label. Her summer collection of dreamy chiffon prints and boho separates was inspired by travels to North Africa. Here she talks to IRIS about her work and summer holiday.

How would you describe your style? StephanievailleportraitMy style is a mixture of nomad bohemian spirit, a touch of glamour and a hint of rock’n’roll .

What is your design inspiration this season?I am always inspired by my travels. This season, it was the artisanal heritage of North Africa : moucharabieh embroidery, geometrical weaving, a modern interpretation of traditional mosaics on colourful prints.

What are your favourite pieces?The Zed embroidered ivory tunic is beautiful, and I love the Satine dress – so romantic. I also love the CStephanieVailleFW1516_0161_V1asablanca chiffon top so easy to wear.

Where are you going on holiday this Summer? This summer I’m going to Biarritz in South West France, I really love it there. The food is so good, I can surf, rest, and read my book on the beautiful beach. My favourite place for shopping is an amazing shop called Miaow, where you can find a very nice selection of womenswear. I always go to Le Bar du March, the best place for a drink and tapas. And Les Halles is the place to go in the mornings: its a huge market where you can sample typical food and drink.

Top packing tips? K Jacques sandals, one of my own kimonos and Oliver Peoples sunglasses.



What are your favourite Iris labels? K Jacques, Isabel Marant and ACNE Describe your favourite holiday look from the Iris collection? I love the cheesecloth silver sparkle sun-dress. I’d wear it with the small leather tassel bag.

Top three fashion tips? Match your handbag to your shoes Wear long maxi dresses during summer with sandals Accessories always give a great silhouette – a glam touch’.



IRIS: Small Tassel Bag


IRIS: Cheesecloth Sparkle Dress


KJACQUES Epicure Strappy Sandal