Cressida Bonas danced her way into our hearts when her role as Mulberry's new face was unveiled back last month and ever since we've been down-right obsessed with her.
The luxe Brit label showcased the 26-year-old starlet in a short video in which Cressida donning the brand's dress of the season and boogied her way around a gorgeous manner house, putting those years of dance training at the prestigious Trinity Laban Dance Conservatoire in London to very good use.
While she's not yet a household name, we'd be very surprised if you haven't at least heard of Cressida Bonas — the beauty found herself in the spotlight for the first time back in 2012 when she was first romantically linked to Prince Harry, whom she continued to date for two years, ending their relationship in the summer of 2014. Then, just a couple of weeks back when she made her debut on the London stage, Harry was there on opening night to support her blossoming acting career. So yep, you'll probably be very familiar with her by the time the season's out...
Now, in the next phase of the campaign, Mulberry has given us a first look at the photographs from the shoot and, needless to say, it's pretty beaut. In fact it's so stunning, Cressida has fast become our ultimate fashion/beauty/life inspo for the summer. Here's why:
1. Her Perfectly Tousled Hair
Cressida's long locks have set the bar for summer hair this year and it's high. Very high. Her textured, dropped curls may look effortless but trust us, it takes skill to recreate them at home. Make heat styling 100% easier with our edit of the best hair tongs around — just add salt spray and a golden tan and you're good to go.
2. *Those* Clogs
Set to be THE footwear trend of the summer, clogs should definitely be on your wish list. The stick black leather straps and super high heel on these £490 Mulberry numbers are less Heidi, and way more high-end — wear them with denim cut offs and retro band tee's for day or a sexy leather dress just like Cressie for night.
3. The Rise Of The Cardigan
Ok, so we all know British weather is unpredictable at best but instead of carting jackets and coats around with us all summer long, we'll be swapping them out for cool cardigans. Rock them like a top (as demonstrated on Cressida below) or tie it casually around your shoulders and you've got yourself an extra layer on stand-by.
4. No Shoes? No Problem!
We're used to seeing celebs in LA strolling around barefoot — we're looking you, Chris Martin — but this summer we're looking forward to frolicking in the grass sans shoes also. Just be sure to book in for that pedi before you dare to bare...
5. Bringing Back Broiderie Anglais
It will ALWAYS be a summer fashion mainstay but this year broiderie anglais has been given a sexy overhaul in midnight black. We recommend wearing with sleek accessories and barely-there strap heels for a minimal evening look.
6. Throwing Your Hands In The Air Like You Just Don't Care
Because it's summer and what better way is there to spend a warm sunny day than dancing around in a pretty dress? We can't think of anything we'd rather be doing...
Watch Cressida Bonas dance like no-body's watching in Mulberry's SS15 fashion film below.