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Vellva x Bees Knees Apparel (+ 3 Things I Love About Them!)

Vellva x Bees Knees Apparel (+ 3 Things I Love About Them!)

This spring, I teamed up with fellow one-woman business powerhouse Bees Knees Apparel to create a spring summer 2021 lookbook celebrating independent fashion and jewellery.

Ellie Bartram wears Bees Knees Apparel and Vellva Jewellery

Model Ellie Bartram wears The Alessandra Cross Chain Necklace, Sara Green Cross Necklace and La Spiaggia Handmade Crystal Pearl Anklet. Shop her outfit here

Bees Knees Apparel is a Bristol-based indie brand that sells a hand-picked selection of true vintage, reworked and upcycled fashion, as well as items from a carefully curated range of local-based brands and artists. 

The Bees Knees Apparel Homepage

The Bees Knees Apparel Homepage 

To celebrate our latest collaboration, I'm sharing three things I love about Bees Knees Apparel. The first thing is the amount of love and effort that goes into styling and shooting every item they have for sale. The label's founder, B, is a POWERHOUSE when it comes to breathing new life into vintage clothes, with each new drop of stock getting its own full-on, unique campaign shoot, which makes the website look as much like a digital magazine as it does a shop. 

Model wears Bees Knees Apparel

Model Aaliyah Blair wears La Principessa Handmade Crystal Pearl Necklace, La Contessa Necklace, Alessandra Pink Cross Necklace and La Spiaggia Anklet. Shop her outfit here

The second thing I love about Bees Knees Apparel, is their commitment to a greener fashion future, and their message of reduce, reuse, recycle which influences everything they do. As the fashion industry is the second largest polluter in the world, second only to the oil industry, this message is so crucial. 

Model Ellie Bartram wears The Maria Medal Chain Necklace and the Il Sole Handmade Crystal Pearl & Chain Necklace. Shop her outfit here

 As stated on their website: 

"We all have a responsibility to look after our planet and buying vintage and recycled clothing is a small and easy step we can take to help protect our future!"  

"There's nothing to say you can't have the best of both worlds, that's why we offer you ZERO new materials used in ANY of our reworked collections, and all genuine vintage sold." 

Model wears Bees Knees Apparel and Vellva

Model Steven Stone wears the Sara Green Cross Necklace. Shop his outfit here

The third thing I love about Bees Knees Apparel is their commitment to working with small, independent brands like Vellva. All of the jewellery and accessories used in this shoot that isn't sold by Bees Knees Apparel themselves is sourced in this way in order to support and promote brands with similar values.  

Models wearing colourful vintage fashion and jewellery

Model Aaliyah Blair wears the Maria Medal Chain Necklace. Shop both outfits here

See the full lookbook here

Lookbook credits

Clothes and styling: Bees Knees Apparel  founded and ran by @ezbeezee

Photography: Emily Parker, check out her website and her Insta

Models: Ellie Bartram, Aaliyah Blair and Steven Stone 

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