Oh boy, BusiChics – have I got a treat for you today!
You may recall my post last month on Anna Baird of Bared Footwear– in short, my husband and I are each big fans of this range of shoes that feature a unique footbed that make them good for feet, fit othotics and don’t compromise on style (this last point – so important!).
Recently Bared Footwear worked with some talented folk to create a campaign for its new men’s footwear styles and it’s so Melbourne, fashion and wonderful that I had to share it with you. Scroll down to see the new styles and read on until the end to get some styling inspiration to perk up your workwear – I caught up with the shoot stylist, Carlos Mangubat, and hair and make up artist, Deborah Brider, who kindly share how you can recreate the look!
Bared Footwear Men’s Campaign team
Styling tips from the Bared Footwear shoot
Well you know that the shoes are from Bared Footwear, so how can you create the rest of the look?
The devil is in the details so many thanks to the team for sharing their tips here with BusinessChic readers!
Hair and Face
Grooming is SO important for creating a look and can be oft overlooked for men. Hair and make up artist, Deborah Brider, has kindly shared the products she used to get the guys looking so good! “I live, work and play with Nak hair products and use ‘Tough’n’Up’ a firm hold putty that is mouldable as well as the new look waxes; also from Nak hair products.”
As for the face, boys you may slip, slop, slap but have you also thought of tinting, priming and concealing? After your sunscreen, apply a tinted moisturiser to give your weary winter face a bit of a glow. Conceal just where you need it, say over any spots, with a touch of primer underneath so that the concealer will stay put. Here’s the list of products that Deborah used on the shoot:
- Kiehl’s activated sun protector spf50
- Kiehl’s tinted moisturiser
- Primer 02 effect miracle by Lancome
- Lancome Effacernes Longue Tenue in 02 Beige Samble (concealer)
What was the inspiration for the shoot?
The inspiration for the shoot was American prep. Ivy League style dressing with a little bit of personality, eg blazers (or sportscoats some may say) with contrasting chinos, a shirt, pocket square, patterned socks and of course a great pair of Bared Footwear shoes.
In Australia, our menfolk can be a bit shy when it comes to accessorising. What’s your advice for those thinking about recreating some of your looks in this shoot?
Smaller details is what defines menswear and paying attention to finer details will set a man apart from the boys! Most of the menswear in the Australian market is similar so to add personality to an outfit is in the choice of accessorising. It could be adding a tie pin into a tie; wearing patterned socks or wearing a vintage watch or ring.
Thanks Anna, Deborah, Carlos and the team for allowing me to share this beautiful shoot.