Because we too can have legs like on-stage Beyonce circa her 2016 world tour. Yes. Really.
As is the case for most people I know, a new job = the perfect time (excuse) to replace all of your work clothes for newer, shinier ones.
I remember the first few months of my legal training contract very well: I spent way too much time and money on pencil dresses and work heels and dreaming about which obscenely out-of-budget but “totally necessary” work bag I was going to buy. I think I even created a folder on my laptop of “inspo” pictures of stylish working women to emulate whilst practising (rather, trying to practise) the law. All very cute in retrospect, because these days I can barely conjure up the energy in the mornings to draw on my eyebrows.
But one thing I really struggled to find were nude tights which properly matched my skin tone. They’d always be too ashy, or too “black”, and I’d end up frustrated and either go totally tights-less or wear a completely opaque black pair.
I was super excited to have been asked to take part in a photoshoot for Brun Et Noir, a hosiery brand for women of colour, earlier this month. You’ve probably already seen the many behind-the-scenes photos and videos that I posted on Instagram, but I’ve just got hold of the high-res images and promotional video (here) and wanted to share. How unreal do our legs look?! Honestly speaking, the tights were super comfy and shiny, and essentially made my legs look like on-stage Beyoncé circa her 2016 Formation world tour.
Special kudos goes out to the team: Brun Et Noir founder (and honorary model for the day) Buki Anthony, photographer Nim Brimah-John, videographer/video producer Peter Anthony, social media manager/consultant Bonita Rochelle and fellow style blogger slash corporate babe Kemi of Skylish dot com.
Scroll below to see more of the images from the online campaign, and find out your Brun et Noir shade of tights by clicking here.
White babydoll dress, Missguided. Pointed patent nude stilettos, Kurt Geiger. Cocoa tights, Brun Et Noir.