Thursday, 30 December 2010

It's A Wonderful Life.

Wow, the festivities have been manic this christmas! I hope santa visited each and every one of you.

XxX Hope you had a fab christmas, and have a fantastic New Year! XxX

Friday, 17 December 2010

The Black Raven

This fashion film I saw today on is absolutely beautiful. I kind of felt like I was in a trance whilst watching it, it's stunning.

Billie Piper, you see in another light altogether, her delicate movements and direct face really enhance the film and add to it's fascination.

The narrative of the film I love: the beginnning showing us the raven herself getting dressed, then onto 4 different looks, until the very end look and the blackest of black raven turns into a different shade. The director, Jez Tozer,
is just incredible.

A/W 2010 » Editorial
Taking inspiration from Negredo - a 'black blacker than the blackest black' and first element of the mythological process of alchemy - this film is a melancholy and emotional evocation of the dark mood of the A/W 2010 collections.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

British Fashion Awards

I'm so happy for Phoebe Philo for winning the Designer of the year award. Her collections, since Phoebe rejoined the fashion world from having time off after her time at Chloe, have been incredible and so right for the time.

Also, my favourite model of the year, Lara Stone won the model of the year award which again I'm really pleased about, (although she's not neccessarily british she has married a brit and one of her parents are british so whatever...) but she deserved it. Fashion in 2010 specifically, really showed love and enjoyment of the 'real' woman and Lara Stone played a huge part in that.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Diary talk.

Wow, third year is incredibly busy, sorry all my lovely readers for not posting in such a long time.

Last night was a night where myself and my team members at university have been planning, organising and stressing about for weeks. We had our fashion show that we literally organised everything for...the models, the clothing, the decorations, everything. Soon I will be posting up pictures from the stylish night to give you guys an insight into my life at the minute :)

Also, tomorrow Gok Wan, the stylist to the public, will be holding his Fashion Fix in Leeds, in the gorgeous Corn Exchange, so after tomorrow I will have some fab pictures from that too.

I'm nearly coming up to my christmas break from uni, so I will be posting much more over the next 3 weeks, but I do have some very exciting brief's to do over christmas-I will keep you guys up to date with those.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

'Folding Fashion' photoshoot

These are my images for our last university brief, 'Folding Fashion'.

The brief was to concentrate on still life styling for a brand of our choice and to do the photoshoot, we needed to consider how we will show the clothing rather than the accessories in a still life fashion image, without a model.

My chosen brand is American Apparel, I chose this brand because I knew specifically that it would be a challenge to do a still life fashion story as their advertisments are and always have shown a sexy girl in the shot to promote the American Apparel 'product': I say 'product' because I don't really believe that the company is promoting it's products, I think American Apparel is promoting its lifestyle.

These are my images.

I wanted to use the bed sheet as a backdrop to my products to further highlight the sexual connotations AA has in their advertising, and I also wanted to take the product away to leave a silhouette of the product to evoke a story in the images. I leave the story up to the customer to work out.

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


I have won a place on an intensive research 2 day trip, to Copenhagen!!

I was so excited when I got the news, and still am. I'm very lucky to have been chosen and I appreciate it so much!

...anyhoo, whilst I was on a field trip with uni, visiting the amazing PHOTOLink studios in Manchester (Oh My...) I finally found Magma, the incredible magazine and book store and bought DANSK, the fashion magazine from Copenhagen, check me out swotting up already.

I had't really heard of the mag before I bought it to be honest, but the articles are really well written and actually made me giggle into my coffee cup in the library. The fashion imagery is stunning- and very Copenhagen-esque.

I cannot wait for the trip. Do you guys have any recommendations where I could find amazing- Fashion, art, music, film, coffee shops, food, beautiful architecture????

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Folding Fashion

Hi guys, you your all OK, just keeping you posted while I have a second to spare.

At the minute our new brief is about Folding Fashion, a still life brief, where I get to play with clothing, transfer paper, talc, flour and coco...should be a good one.

For now I will leave you with some yummy still life imagery that's inspiring me at the mo.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

'Extreme Taste' Photoshoot

You guys have absolutely waited long enough for these images.

Again apologies for the lateness I have been so busy with 3rd year uni projects, volunteering, starting my new job as a visual merchandiser for UKGreetings and being a dresser at the leeds fashion show...anyway this is my first photoshoot for the year.

My brief derived from a quote we were given where we had to re-interpret the quote into a couture photoshoot, based on the trends for Fall10.

The title for the brief was 'Extreme Taste'.

Photographer Charys Ellmer
Stylist Myself
Model Francesca Brooke-Fenton

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Busy Busy Busy...

I can only apologise for the lack of blogging I have done over these last 2 weeks, I am back at uni, and have PLENTY of projects on the the next 2 weeks I have an exciting photoshoot scheduled, of which I will upload my pictures, but for now I will leave you with this simply stunning image,

until then....toodles :)

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Burberry Prorsum looks SS/11

I'm still trying to take in the amazing Burbery show yesterday, it really was phenominal. Here's a few of my favourite pieces from the collection...

(my review)