I was recently approached by photographer Lucy Eleanor Brown to do a test shoot using garments from my graduate collection. The shoot was yesterday at St Dunstan's Hill near Monument. It's such a random place as it's a location that belongs in the countryside yet it's in the middle of the City. We ended up shooting my entire collection which was great and she's an incredibly speedy photographer so we were finished by lunchtime.
The pictures are currently being edited, but here are some pictures I took from "behind the scenes":
I love a fishtail plait, and the model had the perfect length hair as well as thickness for it
Our work station. Oh the glamour.
The garden had the most beautiful Hydrangea's (I think that's what they're called). I couldn't really capture the beauty of them on my camera, but they were changing colour and looked so pretty
I've seriously tried hard to cut down on how much I buy, but having seen what will soon be hitting H&M stores soon, I'm going to have to give in to temptation and restock my wardrobe as soon as these are released.
I already have a biker vest, but I really do like this one, and there's nothing wrong with having two of the same thing if you're always going to wear it, right?
The jumper looks very 90's granny and would normally be something I would love to set alight but I'm going through a serious 90's nostalgia period and this jumper is a way I could keep it going through the winter months.
Now the heeled Chelsea boots I need to have now. I've seen a pair on ASOS but they're around £75 and I know H&M's would be much cheaper + my staff discount and it would be an absolute bargain so I will be keeping an eye out for those.
Yes, chance's are you've already seen this spread but I just had to post it. I'm probably what you would call a Beyonce Stan but I have to admit that not all of her photoshoots do it for me. I feel that this has to be one of her best cover's as she's giving us... something else? I don't know. She did say that her and Sasha are now one so maybe that's it. There's something about the juxtaposition of Beyonce and the styling and hair and make up against the caravan site or 'trailer park' that makes it different yet appealing. The styling also reminds me of an edgier take on what she wore in her 'Why Don't You Love Me' video-one of my favourite videos of hers style wise, which probably explains why I like it so much.
You know it’s bad when your own mother thinks you need to dress up more.
I’m kind of tired of looking at my wardrobe and the vast amounts of clothing I have and fretting because I somehow have nothing to wear. I always feel like the clothes I have absolutely do not reflect me.
Considering the fact that I am supposed to be a fashion designer, I don’t think I dress like one, and Scott Schuman would not break his neck to take a picture of me.
My style is all over the place and I dress mainly for comfort (tank top/t-shirt, and jeans) but I’m this close to throwing them all away, and have decided that I'm going to revamp my image.
This will hopefully lead to a series of DIY's because I plan on making a lot of the items that I want to add to my wardrobe. Hey, there's no point in being a designer, and not wearing your own things.
I think tumblr is a great tool for style inspiration and for style realisation; I have been looking at my tumblr archive and have realised that I’m drawn to more feminine looks, and 50’s silhouettes…
The fifties and sixties has to be my favourite style decades-even though I didn’t live it. Everyone took pride in their appearance, looked feminine and curves were desired (by curves I mean shape). The women looked naturally sexy in a not-so-lewd way and extremely well kept.
The clothing from these eras’ are timeless and flattering; I’m yet to see one picture of someone in the 50’s or 60’s whose clothes were ill fitting.
What pieces will I be working into my style?
High waist trousers – fitted cigarette pant style or flared. Nothing in between. I’m very aware of my body shape and height (definitely not skinny, and I’m 5’3”) and it is either or when it comes to trousers.
High waist skirts – pencil, or a A-Line,
I don’t know about you, but in my opinion, the nineties was the decade for spandex/lycra/jersey/whatever you want to call it. I’m not against it, infact, I love stretch because it’s so effortless and easy to wear. The only problem is that you don’t notice you’re gaining weight until you find yourself struggling to squeeze yourself back into your favourite pair of jeans only to find that they are too small.
I was always a fan of Kelly Kapowski’s wardrobe on Saved by the Bell even though Lisa was my favourite. I’ve also been looking a lot at the late singer Selena’s style, I’m obsessed with how she was able to wear a bra with leggings and look chic when stars today could try that and look… well not so chic.
Notice how the trousers are high waisted as well? Well I’ll be adding high waist leggings and jeans to my wardrobe as well.
Now I’m going to be realistic about this image revamp, because in order for it to work I have to accept the fact that I have (a lot) of lazy days and I’m not going to feel like dressing up all the time. To over come this I’m going to have to introduce ‘easy’ pieces into my wardrobe, and this is where the sportswear comes in.
So I’ll be adding tank tops and jogging bottom inspired trousers to my wardrobe, but making sure they fit in such a way they don't look sloppy.
Stella McCartney Sleeveless Trench | Stella McCartney Jersey Top | Vivienne Westwood Ring | Alexander McQueen Ring | Victoria Beckham Shoulder Bag | Burberry Motocross Pants | Jimmy Choo Pumps
I was meant to do another outfit post ages ago, but that just wont be happening. So instead I decided to do a outfit collage. I started off with a the trench and the trousers and after realising that I had used British designers, I challenged myself to see if I could make a whole outfit collage using only British designers.