… 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!
Hello! Here are what I think will be the final pictures to my Vogue project.
Model – Anushka Kandola
Assistant – Alice Tobia
Photography – Hannah Louise Broughton
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I’ve only just heard about this photographer, from reading this months British Vogue. He photographed the cover story featuring Sienna Miller, and the photographs are stunning!
Ryan McGinley is a New York based photographer who started out as an art photographer before being involved in fashion photography. He became a figure of the New York underground in the early 00’s with work such as ‘The kids were alright’ 1998 – 2003, featuring him and his friends at parties getting drunk and having a good time.
Self portrait (Car accident)
” They were like evidence of whatever I had done that night because I usually couldn’t remember any of it”
He produced a short film for Pringle of Scotland in 2009 featuring actress Tilda Swinton, and began working more and more for fashion magazines and advertisements such as Pop magazine, Vogue Paris, Uniqlo and Marc Jacobs. I find his work really different and slightly alternative to a lot of fashion photographers. His photographs have a free spirit about them, and some of them slightly ethereal. Here are some of my favourites…
Tilda Swinton for Pringle 2010
Advertisement for ICB 2011
Pop magazine featuring Ageyness Deyn 2008
Everybody knows there is nowhere
Advertisement for Stella Nude 2009