Self-Portrait is a contemporary label to watch. It is the red carpet label that normal people can afford. Designer Han Chong, a Malaysia native and graduate of Central Saint Martins, has been in the fashion business for over a decade. After co-founding label Three Floor, he decided to strike out on his own in fall of 2013 with Self-Portrait, and its success has been rapid.

Now, the brand is quickly gaining red carpet buzz, appearing on celebrities as diverse as Reese Witherspoon and Elizabeth Banks to Lucy Hale and Kristen Stewart. Chong has stated how Alexander McQueen has influenced his works.

A step above the usual white summer frock, the beautiful Azaelea Dress (shop here) from Self Portrait is already a modern day classic and a Talis fave! The innocence of the delicate construction and detailed lace embroidery are counterbalanced by the flirtiness of the illusion transparency. Pair yours with flat sandals to keep the silhouette simple and elegant.

Photo credits go to all the fashion bloggers below:

Jenny from Margo and Me // Blair from Atlantic Pacific // Jacqueline from Heart of Holly // Natalie from Musings by a Muse // an engagement shoot done by Em the Gem // actress Bella Thorne

Hope you enjoy this dress as much as we do!! I would love to hear what dresses will be in your dream wardrobe.

Have a wonderful night shopping tonight ladies!

Nat xx