Tiger dresses and fashion lusting

Fashion, Fashion photography, My photography

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.

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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….

Rings £18

Necklace £10

Kitty ring £5

Thanks for reading!

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Bristol style

Fashion, My photography

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Here are some pictures from yesterday! They are a follow up to the Bristol graffiti post I posted a few weeks back. Its all part of a feature for Religion magazine, focusing on Bristol’s style. The pictures above were taken at BS8 on park street, an independent clothes shop selling vintage clothing as well as small high street brands. It’s a great place to go if your after something original.

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Thanks for reading!

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Shoreditch fashion show

Fashion, Fashion photography, My photography

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 🙂

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Wynter Heayes giving a short speech before the designers come on

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One of Joanna Leigh Norton’s designs

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One of Crystal Mcfarlane’s designs

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Taken from part of Radhinna’s show

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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.

Thanks for reading

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A look back and a look forward

Fashion, Fashion photography, Music, My photography

(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!

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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.

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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!

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Things I’ve been listening to and looking at

Fashion, Fashion photography, Music

At the moment I’m having a bit of a mental/inspirational blockage with my FMP. I’m sort of in between sorting it all out and desperately trying to find things that inspire me and give me idea’s.

Marcus Ohlsson, a fashion and beauty photographer from Sweden has caught my eye recently. I buy Elle every month, I think they have some of the best editorials, and this month I noticed he had photographed quite a few of them. A lot of his stuff is photographed quite close up which I love, and you can tell he focuses a lot on shape. Here are some of my favourite photographs of his…

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Beauty shoot for French revue de modes, make up artist Fredrik Stambro

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This is the shoot that caught my eye from Elle Uk, called White light

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Pop in the City for Velvet magazine

Have you SEEN Another man’s latest cover star? Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys shot by Willy Vanderperre. 

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I have been so excited about all the new amazing bands at the moment. Over the last few years, I’ve been a bit bored by modern day band music, but recently there has been a surge of new and interesting music.

PeacePeace are from Birmingham, they are indie…. not that there is anything wrong with indie, because its probably what I listen to most but I say indie with caution.  This is because a lot of recent indie music has been kind of crap (in my personal opinion). Peace are really REALLY good though, their debut album is out in just under a week I think, and it’s meant to be amazing. Listen to their cover of  ‘1998’ originally by Binary Finary, that track isn’t going to be on the debut (http://www.nme.com/news/peace/69258). It was on some horse racing advert for channel 4.

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Splashh are from all over, Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Listen to ‘All I wanna do’, I am so addicted to this song.

If you haven’t heard of these bands you should definitely give them a listen, they have restored my faith in music! I can’t talk about music anymore because I will go on and on and I don’t want to force all my favorite bands upon you. Hope you found this post interesting, useful, inspiring or just OK. 

Thanks for reading

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90’s Fashion

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90’s fashion is coming back. Platform shoes, high ponytails, grunge, leggings…. all the best stuff! Here are some of the biggest things to emerge from the 90’s…

Kate Moss

The 90’s was Kate’s prime time, discovered when she was just 14 in 1988, she revived the ‘waif look’. Not the healthiest body image, which contributed to ‘heroin chic’ being born. Heroin chic was basically a reaction against the healthier looking models like Cindy Crawford etc, where models were made to look pretty much like heroin addicts…. but it was cool. 

Spice Girls

The Spice Girls are the biggest girl group ever to have lived. Yes. They only released three albums, one of which without Geri Halliwell who had left by then, but the impact they made during those first two albums was immense. They made a huge impact on lots of little girls lives back then, and their songs are still pretty decent (seriously, when your really drunk its the most uplifting thing ever). Which brings me to…

90’s platforms

Platforms were huuuuge in the 90’s. The Spice girls were at the forefront of this trend, I remember desperately wanting a pair. I was like seven though. These days everyone’s wearing them, platform wedges, trainers, the higher the better…

 

I have a few of my own platforms…

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OK that’s me done, there is way more I want to blog about but it might just be never ending if I carry on.

Thanks for reading.

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Christmas and New year

Fashion

Hello all, hope your having a really good Christmas. Here are some of the beautiful presents I received this year…

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Green tea soap, Eton Mess chocolates, Marks and Spencer chocolates, Elie Saab perfume

I recently handed in my proposal for my final major project. The project is based around promoting awareness for women with low self esteem, through fashion. I want to photograph women who have had problems involving self esteem, and show what a positive influence fashion can be, instead of some of the negative influences it has had in the past on young women. Here are just a couple of photographs I took for the proposal…

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted on this! Time goes so fast, and not necessarily when your having fun. More like when you have lot’s to think about.

2013 looks set to be an eventful year as i’ll be graduating from university, saving up to go travelling and god knows where i’ll be living! It’s crazy to think where i’ll be this time next year…

Now, I know it’s just gone present time, but there are still pieces of clothing I want. There are always clothes I want. Here is a quick list of things i’ll probably be buying when I get my loan…

Scenic Painting Print Umbrella Skirt

Skirt, £24.84 Romwe

Ice cream socks, £3.10 Nastygal

I will always want these but can never justify paying £75 for them. American apparel disco pants.

Last but not least I really want to go to Glastonbury. I didn’t get tickets when they went on sale because the internet in my student house is absolutely shocking. I’ll be ready and waiting at my house in Bristol with the much faster internet, when they go on sale in April!

Thanks for reading as always 🙂

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