The Designer : Self-Portrait

As you know, I love introducing you to designers I love. In today’s case, I feel especially strongly about this designer label. Emerging label Self-Portrait is having a moment, and you need to be in the know.

Launched in late 2013 by London-based and Malaysian-born Han Chong (formerly creative director at Three Floor), the line aims to fill in a gap in the market for mid-priced yet elegant cocktail and evening wear. It is loved by celebrities, yet accessible enough for the every day woman. In recent weeks, Self-Portrait has been spotted on multiple celebrities including Beyonce, Reese Witherspoon, Rachel McAdams, and Lucy Hale to name a few. Even with all the red carpet buzz, the price points remain relatively reasonable, particularly given the quality and attention to detail of the designs. Most dresses retail for less than $500.

Chong tends to favor very feminine frocks, often involving delicate lace and sheer elements. With his ladylike designs, he aims to make women feel special, without breaking the bank. The result is truly remarkable. These pieces are made for women who want to stand out, not blend in. Browse our favorite selections below.

Shop Self-Portrait


Shop My Look

Self-Portrait jumpsuit (here, here, here and here) | Aquazzura heels (here) | Elena Ghisellini rainbow bag (here and here) | Dior ‘So Real’ sunglasses (here; very inexpensive option here) | Dannijo cuff (older; similar here) | Nars jungle red lipstick (here)

Which dress is your favorite? Can you see yourself wearing one of these feminine frocks to a fancy fete? I definitely will be wearing this piece over and over, and I have my eye on a few other pieces. If you have any upcoming cocktail occasions, I highly suggest you consider Self-Portrait.

I love hearing your thoughts! Thanks for stopping by!

PS – Did you see that for the first time you can pre-order the much anticipated, biggest fashion magazine of the year – the Vogue September issue?


Photos by Justin James Photography


  1. So many stunning dresses, Carrie! I really like the short, white lace dress. I could see myself wearing it.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, sweet Bella! I can see you in that one too. 🙂

  2. Rozemarijn says:

    The clutch is amazing! I love all the colors.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you! Isn’t it great? Elena Ghisellini’s handbag designs are divine.

  3. Adaora says:

    Gorgeous outfit, I am loving all the pieces from self-portrait


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much! Aren’t they gorgeous?

  4. AshleyM says:

    What a great ensemble! I love how you always find the perfect locations for your clothing and photos!

    The jumpsuit you are wearing is so classy! I could see the Duchess of Cambridge wearing Self Portrait’s Aurelia dress. She looks great in that shape and the pattern is interesting, too.

    Hope the rest of your week is wonderful!

    1. Carrie says:

      Ashley – thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. I totally agree with you on the Duchess. Have a great weekend!

  5. Carolyn says:

    that bag is so cool with the backdrop!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Carolyn!

  6. Ashley says:

    Oh I so badly need to add a Self-Portrait piece to my closet! I’ve just been waiting for the right one — as a large busted gal, most of the designs just aren’t do-able for me. But I’ve been eyeing a few pieces that I could actually wear a bra with, ha ha!

    You can never have too much lace in your wardrobe!

    Sed Bona

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t it fabulous? I hear ya though. I saw a preview of their fall pieces, and I bet you can find something in that collection!

  7. Jane says:

    I love Self Portrait! They have some gorgeous pieces!
    You look stunning Carrie!
    xo, Jane

    1. Carrie says:

      Aren’t they great pieces? Thanks so much, Jane!

  8. Raya says:

    I love how the backdrop serves as a colorful pattern that diverts all attention to the beauty of your Self Portrait cullote. I love how you styled the outfit injecting fun and fearless in it! I can see myself wearing the white dress at the far right and headed t Self Portrait site now to check the collections! 🙂

    Take care and have a great day!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much for all the sweet comments, Raya! Have a good weekend.

  9. Self Portrait suddenly seems to be on every trendy girls closet!! The cutout, lacey details are fabulous in just about every piece..Love this peplum top, so trendy and so chic!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Isn’t that the truth? Rightfully so! The quality and attention to detail can’t be beat for the price point.

  10. bri says:

    I LOVE coming to your blog! You have amazing style! Keep up the great work xoxo


    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much for the kind words and encouragement, Bri!

  11. AMAZING look! I’m obsessing over your bold clutch!!

    XO Courtney

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Courtney! Always a treat to hear from you.

  12. I absolutely love the brand, their pieces with lace are my favorite! And I love the feminine silhouettes <3


    1. Carrie says:

      I totally agree! Such unique, distinctive pieces.

  13. janna doan says:

    carrie, gorgeous as always and loving the backdrop for this shoot!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you so much, Janna! So nice of you to say.

  14. Pam says:

    I’m obsessed with Self-portrait! Their pieces are incredible and this jumpsuit looks fabulous on you! Love it.


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, Pam! They are having a moment, and rightfully so! I’m so impressed with the quality of Self-Portrait.

      Have a great week!

  15. MONIC says:



    1. Carrie says:

      You are too sweet, M! Thanks so much.

  16. Deanna says:

    Top + Bag combination is killer. Love it.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Deanna! It’s actually a jumpsuit (one-piece). Loving Self-Portrait right now. 🙂

  17. Obsessed with this look – so effortlessly chic and classy! And need I say anything about that fab wall – omg LOVE! xx

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks so much Jyo! So happy to have connected. Xo –

  18. Lauren says:

    This is amazing, Carrie! Definitely my favorite post of yours!! Self Portrait is my current favorite and I’m quickly growing my collection – eek! This jumpsuit was meant for you!

    1. Carrie says:

      Wow – thanks a lot, Lauren! I really appreciate this. 🙂

  19. Emily S says:

    I love that clutch! My love of shopping will never be able to keep up with my budget, so I started blog posts where I fake shop every Friday, LOL. That clutch is totally on my wish list!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you for including me in your Friday round up, Emily! I appreciate that so much. Hope you’re having a great week.

  20. Avanti says:

    Love all the details. Very chic.


    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Avanti!

  21. Kathy says:

    Carrie, I love how you introduce these new designers. I will definitely check out Self-Portrait . You look great in that jumpsuit and your bag once again is amazing. I love how it works with the wall behind you. Excellent photos!

    xo, Kathy

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, Kathy. I really appreciate your comment regarding introducing new designers. That is certainly I am passionate about.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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