Well, not 50 actually, more like 36. Going through her wardrobe of outfits for yoga teachers, style-guru Rosalind Widdowson has put together 35 looks available for Shibumi Studios clients (sizes 6-12). They comprise the utilitarian asana work-out kit to the statement looks that would grace any website or publication. Yogini Sally Hill kindly gave her time (and many wardrobe changes) to showcase a range of looks (in the white/grey/black spectrum), the first of the Shibumi range. Photography, (tea-making) and post-production by Swami Tantramurti.
FIFTY SHADES OF GREY – OUTFITS FOR YOGA TEACHERS (stylist: Rosalind Widdowson)
outfit 01: ‘Warm & Wearable’, a lightweight slate-grey capped sleeve under-jumper, black v-shaped cotton ‘over’-tee, black leggings with a slate-grey front panel.
outfit 02: ‘Cool & Calming’, light-blue cotton tee with short sleeves, lightweight cotton skinny trousers with stretched waist with very fine stripe, slate-grey/mid-grey/white marble-patterned stretched-cotton scarf worn as a mid-thigh sarong skirt.
outfit 03: ‘Figure-Hugging’, light-grey over-the-hip cotton tee with capped sleeves, grey and white stretch-leggings echo the pattern of the tee.
outfit 04: ‘Sporty Stretch’, toning mid-grey sweatshirt with capped sleeves and sculpting lime-green piping, toning mid-grey leggings with stitched piping.
outfit 05: ‘Cool & Comfortable’, raised relief banded white stitched underdress with scooped neckline, front and back, sleeveless with an overdress in very light-grey stretched-cotton with side splits and thin straps, matching stretched-cotton leggings.
outfit 06: ‘Free-Style’, slate-grey scooped-neck easy-wear short-sleeved tee with appliqued sequined heart design from slate-grey to silver, slate-grey/mid-grey stretched-cotton leggings with free-style design , ‘sweet-heart’ design headband with side bow.
outfit 07: ‘Fine & Lightweight’, long-sleeved tee with a wide-cut ‘v’ in mixed-greys water pattern embroidered with diamantes from the neckline to the waist, light-grey stretched-cotton leggings with stretched-waist and ruched ankles.
outfit 08: ‘Hardly-There’, short-sleeved slate-grey cotton under-tee, all-in-one very lightweight jump suit with draw-string waist and side pockets with covered front buttons and straight-legged for easy movement in crocodile-detailed monochrome pattern. “Almost like stretching without clothes on”.
outfit 09: ‘Action-Packed’, all-in-one lightweight silky cotton trouser element with drawstring waist and black elasticated ankle bands with black scooped neckline sleeveless tee with buttoned front and little side pockets. Easy to get on and off.
outfit 10: ‘Feel-Good, Look Great’, integral two-piece sleeveless cotton tee embroidered voile over shift with slate-grey sequins, slate-grey padded-stitch stretch cotton leggings; “The most comfortable I’ve ever had. And they’re extremely flattering”
outfit 11: ‘Feel-Good, Look Great’, integral two-piece sleeveless cotton tee embroidered voile over shift with slate-grey sequins, slate-grey padded-stitch stretch cotton leggings, voile scarf in toning greys.
outfit 12: ‘Black Bamboo’, short white cotton tee with short sleeves, round neck and black bamboo-patterned front, stretch legging with complimentary black and white banded patter, black and white polka-dot headband.
outfit 13: ‘Baby-Doll’, light-grey sleeveless cotton under tee, sleeveless light-grey voile top with a white beaded and embroidered scoop-neck with tiered waist details, light-grey cotton ‘forgiving’ straight-legged trousers.
outfit 14: ‘Basque Beauty’, black and white floral-design thinning and sculpting bodice with black lace trim, stretch-backed, very fitted (size 8-10) thinning and sculpting that will ‘hold you in all the right places to impart poise and grace”, a dark-slat-grey lightweight stretch-cotton skirt, slate-grey padded-stitch stretch cotton leggings (“My favourites”).
outfit 15: ‘Grey Bamboo’, light-grey short dress (that can be pulled longer) with open-capped sleeves and comfortable ‘v’-neck printed with mid-grey bamboo pattern, mid-grey stretched-cotton cummerbund (plain one side, patterned on the other), slate-grey padded-stitch stretch cotton leggings (“My favourites”).
outfit 16: ‘Reversible’ (if you dare) Lace Top’, slate-grey figure-hugging scoop-necked capped-sleeved long tee with plain front (or back) and exquisite lace reverse, slate-grey skirt in stretched-cotton-wool-mix slate-grey padded-stitch stretch cotton leggings (“My favourites”).
outfit 17: ‘Stretch Factor’, sleeveless black stretch mid-thigh length dress with geometric pattern in white, black voile overdress that gives a slate-grey tone to the pattern, black ankle-length leggings.
outfit 18: ‘Dove Grey’, short-sleeved dress with soft, stretched-ruche over the hips, delicate voile overbodice with scooped neck, medium-grey stretch-cotton leggings with pearl buttons at the ankles.
outfit 19: ‘Skyscraper’, cotton-lycra mix stretch shirt-dress, light-grey background and slate-grey skyscraper graphics, stitched-cap sleeves and round neck, black ankle-length leggings.
outfit 20: ‘Indian Twist’, soft light-grey cotton stretch hipster-tee with thin straps, over-tee in medium-grey with light-grey silk and lace panel, light-grey leggings with pearl buttons at the ankles.
outfit 21: ‘Graffiti Rules K-O’, sleeveless long black tee with black voile trim at neck and edges of sleeves, white and red graphic (on front), black and grey ‘graffiti’ on leggings.
outfit 22: ‘Eastern Promise’, lightweight cotton pantaloons with gathered ankle-bands, silver studded waist-band, the pattern is delicately mottled from slate-grey through black, taupe and light stone, worn with a black ‘v’-shaped sleeveless tee. “The delicate fabric seems to breathe and move with your body”.
outfit 23: ‘Now & Zen’, a light-grey long-sleeved tee with medium-grey graphics (“and my own ink-stain on the arm”), light grey cotton trousers with soft medium-grey stretch cummerbund, “This is one of my personal favourites”.
outfit 24: ‘Bird on a Wire’, capped-sleeved, ‘v’-necked slate-grey over-the-hip tee with wing and heart diamante motif, worn with leightweight mottle-grey footless tights.
outfit 25: ‘Dragon’s Den’, fadedblack/grey scooped-neck all-in-one with crossover strap back and over-the-knee-legs. “This ‘sabi’ all-in-one has been worn and washed thousands of times to give a faded splendour. “If clothes could talk!”
outfit 26: ‘Silver Snake’, light-grey, capped-sleeved cotton stretch tee-dress with soft scooped neckline, mid-grey velvet waistcoat with satin sides and tie-backs embroidered with silver sequins on the front, light-grey leggings with pearl buttons at the ankles.
outfit 27: ‘Celtic Contortions’, long faded-black soft-stretch cotton tee with Celtic design embroidered front with a few strategically-placed diamantes, black leggings with diamante-embellishment at the ankles. “I’ve worn this all over the world. It takes you anywhere, any time.”
outfit 28: ‘Flowering Maiden’, sleeveless black zip-fronted ‘body’, printed stretch- skinnies with zipped ankles in black/off-white Chrysanthemum pattern with matching printed-cotton voile bendy headband.
outfit 29: ‘Nocturne Symphony’, simple black cotton sleeveless tee with silver-studded embellishment around the scooped neckline, comfortable easy-to-wear black lycra leggings.
outfit 30: ‘Hiawatha Statement’, long taupe/grey patterned-front loose-fitting ‘freestyle’ sleeveless tee highlighted with silver sequins and beads, lightweight sarong ‘skirt’ with toning patterns.
outfit 31: ‘Swan Song’, black silk shirt with simple open-capped sleeves over-the-hip back skirt with delicate painted-print front of birds in a garden, stretch-cotton ‘freestyle’ open-fronted black ankle-capped pantaloons.
outfit 32: ‘Bow String’, cotton-knit top with striped pattern in taupe, slate and stone with matching rolled sarong (yoga band), Lycra black leggings.
outfit 33: ‘Winter Warmer’, seal/warm brown/ light-blue trim lightweight wool knit crossover top with three-quarter sleeves, track-suit bottoms in knitted cotton/wool with fitted ankle-bands, slate-grey knitted hat and matching striped knee-length socks in toning colours.
outfit 34: ‘Thai Tunic’, black silk crossover-tunic with golden/yellow patterned trim and ties, easy-stretch Lycra/cotton leggings.
outfit 35: ‘Cheong-Sam’, black and gold satin-embroidered top with delicate capped and piped sleeves with mandarin collar, elasticated bodice for easy movement with sculptured support, straight-legged trousers in black satin, Japanese chopsticks with silver tips just give that finishing touch to a magical outfit.
outfit 36: ‘Himalayan Warmer’, petrol-blue silk sleeveless ‘free-flow’ base tee, matching colour long-sleeve cotton-voile top, blue-grey knitted cardigan with covered buttons and matching-toned fun-fur trim, light-grey Lycra/cotton leggings with ruched ankles.