I am extremely excited about Glastonbury. This year I managed to get a ticket with my boyfriend, I think the main reason was having good internet this time. I’ve been three times before, twice it rained a lot and the other time the temperature was at a record high! I was there the year the whole place got flooded, it was still awesome though.
I took these pictures the other day. The sunglasses are from Topshop, I love them so much! I really like the 60’s style and the colour is luscious. I thought I’d clash the colours a bit with a bright blue nail polish (Chanel Bel-Argus, £1.50 from a charity shop!) and a red lipstick from Topshop.
Summer’s nearly here!
Oh dear, I’ve very much neglected this blog over the past couple of months. A lot’s been happening!
I’m really looking forward to getting back into blogging regularly and I’ve got lots to update the blog with. Recently I’ve been settling into my new job and adjusting to lots of small changes around me. I think now that uni’s over, things are changing for the better, slowly but surely…
Here’s a quick photo diary of what’s been going on during the last few months…
Meerkats at Bristol Zoo! This was on a really cold day.
Sneaking one in there of my cat…
Photographed The Vigil at Bristol’s Bierkeller. Great gig!
Here’s a shot for a new label we do at 71 Queens called Believe.
Another shot for a promotional shoot for Believe
Next month I’m going to see The Wytches, Drenge, Eagulls and Parquet Courts! I might even get to photograph some of them. Here’s some good ones from some of these guys…
There is an official video for The Eagulls but it doesn’t seem to be working.
I’ll be writing more in my next post, just thought I would do a quick round up seeing as I haven’t posted in a while! More fashion based posts to come 🙂
… or pleather! As a veggie I try to go for pleather, but I cannot say for sure I don’t own anything that is actually leather.
Way back when I used to work at House of Fraser, I wore pleather shorts and trousers to work, and that was about five years ago now. I think it’s always going to come back into fashion, but you have to be careful not to over do it and look tacky. I don’t know why I love it so much, probably stems from the 90’s in some way. The new issue of Elle UK has a free Style for less magazine, and they have some great leather pieces in there. Here are some of my favourites.
Whistles leather shirt £295
Leather mini skirt £69.99 Mango
If your vegetarian like me and prefer the fake stuff, there are some great alternatives. It’s also a tad cheaper, so that’s a bonus.
Jacket £56.42 Nasty Gal
Black shorts £34 Topshop
I’ve seen some amazing editorials recently. I do love it when they bring in all the Autumn/Winter collections. I just feel like there is more to wear and be creative with. Here are some leather themed pictures from my favourite editorials recently.
Photography by Kai Z Feng, styling Anne-Marie Curtis for Elle UK
Photographer Paola Kudackiin for Vogue Espana
Photographer Hedi Slimane for Vogue China
So there’s my little update on the leather trend, it’s not a trend loved by everyone but I think it’s become a lot broader recently. You can now to the tailored look with leather, as there are so many straight cut leather shirts out there, it doesn’t have to be biker chick!
Until next time!
Elle UK magazine is probably my favourite fashion magazine. I love the photography and styling, plus the written pieces are always interesting, although I feel like they have stopped doing as many. I really loved the ‘Elle memoir’ pieces. Please don’t lose them Elle!
This months cover star is Pixie Geldof, daughter of Bob Geldof and sister of Peaches Geldof. I do like Pixie’s style and I think she comes across quite well in interviews. Before reading the interview this month I admit I had struggled to pin point what her actual job is, and well lets face it, she has had a lot of opportunity come her way due to being a Geldof. However, she has this band now called Violet and I listened to one of her songs and its not awful. I quite like it.
The video was directed by Alasdair McLellan, a photographer I really love. Here are my faves from the Elle UK piece.
Dress by Ashley Williams (Pixies friend)
Dress by Erdem, Photographs by David Vasiljevic
Here are some pics of Pixies best style moments….
As I write this I am hungry. What shall I eat? I’m trying to cut down on cheese, as I do tend to put it in everything, although I could do worse. Apparently dairy can make you more intelligent, because it has Iodine in it. So that’s good I suppose. I’ll hold on to that fact.
At the moment I’m looking for a full time job, and there doesn’t seem to be any that provide more than an 8 or 16 hour contract a week. Either that or they’re all temporary! Frustration.
Putting the dairy and job stuff aside, here’s some fashion for you! This is one of my favourite dresses from Romwe and my all time favourite shoes from Underground.
The lip stick is from Topshop and the shade is called ‘Arcade’.
I have been lusting after some rings from www.emptycasket.com. Empty casket (if you don’t already know) is an online jewellery store, everything is hand made with a ‘grungey vibe’. Here are some of my favourites….
Kitty ring £5
Thanks for reading!
Hey everyone, this week I’ve been in London shooting Shoreditch fashion show ready for it to feature in Religion magazine. The event was a huge success and took place at the Golden Bee in London’s Shoreditch. All the designers that showcased their work were Crystal Mcfarlane, Radhinna, Staple for the cool kids, Lilla Ballazs, Imzy and Joanna Leigh Norton. The event was organised by Wynter Heayes. Sponsors include Electric London and Ten image, lead make up designer – Naomi Lake.
Here are some sneak previews of the photographs I took. If you want to see anymore Religion magazine will be published around the 7th of may 🙂
Wynter Heayes giving a short speech before the designers come on
One of Joanna Leigh Norton’s designs
One of Crystal Mcfarlane’s designs
Taken from part of Radhinna’s show
Hope you all enjoyed this preview, more updates soon on features for the magazine. I have more photographs from this event, of the designers and the models.
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(So this week I’ve been working on several different features for my magazine. I don’t post everything I do on here, only snapshots of parts of my work. I get all my ideas through past and present magazines I have enjoyed reading, plus many different ESTABLISHED photographers. I suppose if someone is rigorously going through my blog that can become a bit confusing and some people might start getting very bizarre Ideas, especially if they’ve got a screw or two lose 🙂 It’s always nice when people take a lot of interest in my blog)
I am really excited about the Glastonbury line up… even though I’m not going for definite. I have got tickets on the re-sale before, and I will again!
Next week I’ll be doing some more shoots around Bristol, and hopefully get some street style shots in there. I’ve also got a few exciting written features lined up for the magazine! I’m really happy with the work I’ve done so far, but now getting a bit panicky about the deadline…
Here are some more pictures I have taken over the last few weeks. I’ve got another shoot lined up next week!
This shoot was all about clashing colours with lots of inspiration from alternative fashion sites. I also wanted it to have a slightly dreamy effect.
This was a beauty/portrait shoot I did outside for a separate feature. It was so cold shooting this!
Thanks for reading, any questions just ask me. No crazies though!