Modern and feminine with exaggerated prettiness, the Belgrave Social collection by Brittany Cristaudo of Sloans was inspired by a particularly whimsical Sydney spot, appreciated for its classic style and refined elegance.
“Tucked away on upscale Elizabeth Street sits the pretty as an English picture Peggy Porschen’s Parlour,” Brittany explained. “This pastel confection of a café looks more like an illustration than a restaurant, with the whimsical cakes and pastries the go-to delicacies of the Belgravia set. Drenched in seasonal bursts of colour and cascading waterfalls of florals, the setting is femininity brought to life. Friday mornings see the ladies who lunch envelop the corner with their designer ensembles and expensive tastes.”
This old-school romantic aesthetic shines through in the hair, adding modern elements with a particularly precise waved lob or a sleek bob with texture. The collection shows off voluminous blow dries with accented sleek sides, as well as a beehive bun with a faux fringe and purposefully bold shape. Other hero images include a seamless wave with its movement contoured by a right scarf, as well as a rockabilly quiff offsets by glossy flicks. The looks are united in their hidden details, adding depth and character to every style.
The beauty look was inspired by a modern understanding of 60s icons, namely Bridget Bardot’s coquettish style. Think winged eyeliner, luminous skin and red lips. Fashion styling leans into the feminine overtones with monochromatic pink looks, while floral highlights and a pastel palette in the overall images complete the aesthetic.
Check out the full collection below.
Hair: Brittany Cristaudo
Photography: Jarred Stedman
Makeup: Chereine Waddell
Fashion: Lydia-Jane Saunders