Sculptured Simplicity

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JOY STARKEY explores the clean lines and bold beauty of minimalist fashion

Minimalism is elegance. It is timeless style. It is the Audrey Hepburn of trends. Luckily for us many of the Spring/Summer ’12 trends work well for those of us who prefer clean lines to the cluttered.

Work it by framing yourself in a swinging a-line coat for a modern twist on Twiggy. Channel Chanel by pairing a boxy, monochrome jacket with matching shorts. Or why not dress your waist in a peplum (See photo number 1): it’s the shape of the season and may I just say, it does wonders for the figure.

Stylist: Joy Starkey

Photographer: Eliska Haskovcova

Model: Maya Hambro

All clothes from John Lewis (apart from photo 1: top from H&M and photo 6: dress from Zara)

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  • Devvo

    Christ on a bike, looks like they applied the makeup with a JCB…

  • this is

    so, so good

  • nice!


  • Eyeliner

    The concept of these shots are lovely, but the make-up ruins it. If it's supposed to be minimalist and sculptured, why is the make-up splodgy? Surely it should match the theme with edgy, sculpted lines…

  • Joy Starkey fan

    This is great. I love the simple poses which highlight the cut of the clothes, and beautiful photography.

  • girl

    i wish joy were my best friend

    • Pleased Grammar Nazi

      Thumbs up for the use of the subjunctive.

    • Less pleased Nazi

      Thumbs down for lack of antisemitism.

      • Selwynian

        Thumbs down for lack of anti-Sentamuism

  • suspender

    tab fashion has got so good as of late

  • Bonkers Billy


  • btw

    the first two pics be stunners.

  • Judge

    Elongated face much…

  • my bum smells

    Livvy is spraying my bum with deodorant

  • Professor Dumbledore

    Maya is fucking fit

    • Leaf

      is that you?

  • impressed

    this is well good

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