Social Influencer Shoot: Brixton Bound with Nikita Andrianova
Last month, we popped up to Manchester to meet the stunning Nada Adelle for the first of our 2016 ‘social influencer’ shoots. She had an absolutely fantastic look, described as 'simple but significant' by Nada herself. This month, we thought we'd go for someone with a completely different style. Introducing Nikita Andrianova...
Chic, dark and edgy are three words you could certainly use in conjunction with Nikita, a London based stylist who most recently worked with the band, Highly Suspect, in preparation for their red carpet entrance at the Grammys. But when she’s not piecing together outfits for others (more often than not black) , she’s parading her own gothic inspired style on her Instagram page - @nikita_andrianova - which Nikita refers to as her visual diary.
Championing a muted colour palette, we knew Nikita's dramatic look would beautifully complement our early SS16 offerings. The premise behind our social influencer campaigns is that they are completely self styled, and unsurprisingly, Nikita opted for a number of black options, including the Knot Crop Top, the Mesh Insert Body Suit and our loosely tailored Black Culottes. But as much as we love a bit of #blackonblack (on black!), we were slightly relieved to see the addition of a couple of grey tops in the mix, in addition to a few pieces from our gorgeous floral range, including the black floral bomber jacket, the flute sleeve blouse and the wide leg trousers.
During the morning, we shot predominantly in a white bedroom so as to create a Tumblr inspired ‘lazy Sunday’ vibe. Needless to say, Nikita's black wardrobe choices looked wonderfully stark against this bleached out canvas, and when we were forced to revert to the grey offerings, luckily we had the use of a black throw to ensure things never got too colourful. Jokes aside, our floral prints looked beautiful against the pared-back styling, especially with the early morning sun streaming through the room’s generously sized windows.
Afterwards, we headed out to Brixton Village for a spot of lunch (cue street style shots en-route) and dined at Hipster favourite, Federation Coffee, if only for their insanely instagrammable ‘smoked salmon and mashed avocado on toasted sourdough bread’ - serious #lunchgoals. Nikita made use of the on-site facilities for an on-the-go outfit change, before we continued the street style shoot, taking in the sights at Brixton Village, Pop Brixton, and Brixton Oval.
Despite the clear blue skies, the weather was still deceivingly cold, and so once sufficiently frozen, we returned to the indoor set, where we shot the following interview with Nikita. Covering everything from beauty secrets to her top styling tips, check it out now...
How would YOU style Nikita's outfit selection? Share a pic on Instagram using #NCpose, or check out our recent fashion guide explaining how you can get away with wearing black in the summer.