Wednesday, 23 February 2011

London Fashion Week Sunday

Just a few snaps of what we wore on the cobbles at Somerset House, reviews of the shows and more street style to follow! 
P.s. The heels and cobbles combo really does sort the men from the boys (so to speak) in the heel wearing stakes, many a fashionista were whipping the ballet pumps out of the bag and onto the feet towards the latter part of the day.

Image courtesy of fashionistable

Sarah-Leigh of sarah-leighs style files. Image courtesy of fashionistable

Coco of coco, le freak c'est chic. Image courtesy of fashionistable.

Quick rest and tea! Image courtesy of Tringkets.

Wretch 32 Traktor (part 1)

Here's the first installment of the behind the scenes shots I took on the 'Traktor' shoot, the outfits for the dancers had been very carefully considered so we didn't have endless clothing options on the day but there were plenty of accessories for playing with and adding extra adornment.

Nice bit of Dior for the boys!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Waiting for spring

It has definitely reached a point in the year where I have run out of patience with winter, it has had it's time and is just starting to get on my wick now. I suspect I am not alone. I'm truly ready and prepared for summer florals, citrus bright colour blocking and the hippy-chic that I inevitably end up living in each year in the warmer months. Something that has caught my eye and I have found irresistible, even in chilly February, is this vintage Laura Ashley number. I must admit though, it is partly because I am on a mission at the moment to source vintage fabrics in order to make mix and match bedding for my daughter in every Laura Ashley floral I can find and if I turned it into a cheeky playsuit I could get at least a pillowcase out of the skirt.....  

Little job from last year

In November last year I worked on the Wretch 32 music video for 'Traktor'. I was working with the fantastic stylist Georgia Broaders and it was quite a day, it's shot in a car park that is 13 stories underground near Barbican in London, which got quite claustrophobic when you started to dwell on how far away the surface was! I was quite impressed with how much the crew were allowed to do with the space as well, painting the walls and graffiti etc. Everyone there on the day was brilliant (including the owl!) and I'm really pleased it's done so well. I've got tons of behind-the-scenes shots to share with you that I will post shortly.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

If you go down to the woods today....

Here are a few pictures from a shoot that I styled last year for the British Journal of Photography. I was working with the photographer Michael Roscoe who works for the magazine testing different photographic equipment and the day we shot this we were out on location in the New Forest experimenting with outdoor lighting. The elaborate lighting rigs in the middle of nowhere and poor make up artist holding lights above her head just outside the shot were quite a sight to behold! I have been really lucky to work with Michael over the last couple of years, as you can see he's quite an amazing photographer. This shoot was featured in the British Journal of Photography in October last year. Due to the mood of the shoot and us being out in the elements I opted for a light and floaty look that we could capture a lot of movement in, unfortunately for me the breeze refused to pick up! So not much movement but it still works quite nicely I think.  

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Shimmy shoes

These fantastic vintage beauties have inspired me to now start finding metal chain fringing to attach to the backs of my shoes, never thought it would have worked so well! They also make an amazing sound when you walk (a bit like a cowboy walking in spurs) so a treat for the ears as well as the eyes. With black suede, metallic polka dots, fringing and adorned heels these shoes are the perfect example that sometimes more is indeed more.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Knickers on display

Here's a little window display I put together for Hepwrights, the fabulous vintage emporium in Bedford Place in Southampton. With February arriving rather swiftly and Valentines day looming I thought a saucy boudoir in the window would be perfect, and the bullet bra, suspender belts and stockings draped over the rail were certainly catching the eyes of passing businessmen quite successfully. And I have now decided I am definately going to start growing hyacinths in handbags at home, they seem to be coming along rather well (apparently they flourish in shoes as well).  

What I wore today.....