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Stylist: DEBORAH BRETT Holiday special part 2

In part two of our Summer holiday special, stylist and fashion editor, Deborah Brett, picks her favourite pieces from IRIS for a British seaside holiday. “The British weather can be very precarious, so you have to embrace whatever it throws atyou.You need to be more practical with a holiday in the UK , but that doesnt mean compromising on style. A great pair of boyfriend jeans for long walks on the beach, a new take on the fishermans sweater the key is comfort and layering”.
Look 1
I love these dark denim boyfriend jeans they have a workwear feel. A peasant top is a wardrobe staple they never really go out of fashion and just happen to be on trend this season. I love them and collect vintage ones. Wear them down to the beach, over a bikini, with denim cut offs they’re so versatile. Back home, they work well with a pair of flares and statement earrings for an evening look. I love straw baskets I have tons of them, and I like decorating my own with pom poms.


Look 2

Star Mela top, Frame Boyfriend jeans , Elena Lebessi shoes

Nothing is fresher than wearing white on holiday, and I absolutely love this embroidered top. I love anything with a vintage tablecloth feel like something you might pick up in a French market. With a pair of jeans and nice flats – its so simple. These jeans would also look fabulous with an oversized shirt.

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Look 3:

Sessun jumper, ACNEboyfriend jeans, Jerome Dreyfus tie dyebag

I love the blue of this jumper, the cotton knit is perfect for Summer and its the perfect update on the classic fishermans sweater. Its an easy English Summer look. Layer it up with a linen tee underneath. This Jerome Dreyfus bag is gorgeous with the tie dye leather.

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Deborah …on jeans


With boyfriend jeans, I like the idea of mixing masculine and feminine, so would pair them with something femininelike a Victoriana shirt or broderie anglaise top. I’d put a tuxedo or unstructured jacket over the top it gives it a very modern look. I love flares too and like wearing double denim, with a fitted denim shirt. Cropped jeans like the MiH Paris jean give a French 60s vibe. They look great with brogues or ballerinas , an oversized sweater, or a trench over a simple t-shirt.

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