Sunday, 23 December 2012

Photo Shoot with Kate Magowan

Photo Shoot with actress Kate Magowan
 Star of award winning film 'Star Dust' 

On set with actress Kate Magowan for a publicity photo shoot in London Haggeston for OK magazine. The theme of the shoot was to sell the image of the real Kate Magowan, personality and style. We dressed Kate in classy evening and day dresses that suited her body shape and complimented her age and status as a mother and married women. 
Kate wore amazing garments and footwear by designer labels such as Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Vera Wang and Jeffery Campbell. We mixed and matched the pieces of designer and high street to create a style with a variety of different designs and prints, illuminating all the best aspects of her body and in keeping with her individual style which can also appeal to modern day women. We dressed her in figure hugging pencil skirts with tucked in chiffon shirts, accompanied by large pieces of stone jewellery to emphasise sophistication and add that daring edge to make a evening outfit look a little more high end fashion. 
We used an amazing dress by the legendary Vivienne Westwood, a busty aztec print dress with a large self tie bow on the front and a paper bag style skirt, garnished with Jeffery Campbell purple suede courts and junk jewellery captured the winning photo. 
The makeup on kate was fairly neutral for the day dresses with a hint of colour on the lips and heavier on the eyes for the evening wear, to create a realistic look of how the actress goes about her beauty regime from the school runs to premiers and red carpet events. Kate's positioning in the photos worked well with the clothing and her body shape, they were taken with plain white backgrounds so all the focus is on her beauty and fashion. 
Everyone on shoot had a good time on shoot, we worked fast because Kate had to pick the kids up from school but we managed to get some really great images.

Monday, 17 December 2012

 London college of fashion had opened a small exhibition in there oxford circus location. The exhibition consisted of many designers sunglasses and many different designs. The display of fashion sunglass design stretched from late fashion to the present date of popular sunglasses to surreal, creative designs using a variety of textured materials such as thatch hay and lego bricks. Sunglasses had been customised with pearls and beads to create an abstract 3D effect on an ordinary pair of sunglasses, designers have stretched to far lengths to create artistic fashion optical wear.
These images display some of the sunglasses in the exhibition, it was very interesting to see how the use of different materials can be manipulated to fit into the basic design of sunglasses.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Here are some untouched images from the photo shoot for the sunglasses hut catalogue which I assisted on. We went to Tong&Guy to create a 50s hair style and simplistic makeup with a burst of red colour on the lips to capture the class and elegance of the era. We had a range of sunglasses for the photo shoot by brands such as Chanel, Dior and Prada. We went down to southend beach to capture the shots for this 1950s style sunglasses summer shoot, we dressed the models in figure hugging floral dresses to create the setting of a glamour women at the beach lying in the sun wearing the designer sunglasses. 

Friday, 20 July 2012


I attended the Essex polo as VIP with fashion designer Joey Bevan and Britains next top model runner up Imogen Leaver last weekend, despite the weather was absolutely horrendous, the overall event was very enjoyable. Champagne and Pims were served as well as a sweet cart being available for a free pick and mix! Many local celebrities were there such as 'The only way is ESSEX' cast members, Charlie, Bobby and little Chris. Ex Band members of 'Blue' Antony costa and Simon Webbe and make up artist Gary Cocksrill also attended the event. 
The ladies rocked out there cocktail dresses but gave up with the louboutins for wellies due to the dramatic down pour of rain and the thick mud. Thos who forgot there practical footwear resorting to tying carrier bags  to their feet to protect their heels! Well done ladies! 

 The wrist band for ESSEX POLO

Monday, 2 July 2012

To promote the performing artist 'Aggro Santos' with his new up coming single 'So Sexy', and his summer tour in Ibiza; his team of make up barney is great and styling have kitted him out to look ideal for a photo shoot. 

The images were taken in the streets of Brixton. The urbanised location with its distressed brick walls, curb concrete and graffiti art, complemented the outfits worn by Aggro Santos. 
The collection pantone colours are dark; a variety of shades of grey. The collaborated colours with street scenery worked really well because the connection of object and background fitted. 
Some images were taken in a local skate park, grey ramps smooth surface, vandalised by graffiti art. 

Aggro Santos was styled in garments filled with detailing which really stood out from the monotonous colours. Crooked pleats and gathered sleeves created a subtle yet distressed edgy look. We used a leather gillet/ hooded jumper piece create by an up coming designer named Joe Good which had an amazing detailed skull face on the back all hand embroidered with beads. The collection consisted of a lot of woollen fabrics and knit to support the image of Autumn/Winter. 
The make up for the shoot was subtle so that it does not over power the clothes as well as this, we wanted to set the scene of a daily lifestyle throughout the shoot. A young man hanging around the streets of Brixton, its casual, relaxed setting is distressed by a raw, edgy, urban twist to the clothing. 

Me and Aggro Santos on the shoot!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Core Spirit Style Show was an amazing event to be part of! The outfit I had designed and created was chosen to be in the fashion show at the in store catwalk. As well as that, winning the competition to have my outfit manufacture and  sold in the flag ship store on Bond Street! Having my own model and make up artist to make her look fabulous in my outfit was a really fun experience. To match my edgy metallic panel top with leather spiked shoulder pads and mini shorts, we gave my model Helen thick gold eyebrows and copper eye shadow, the same as the fabric used. 

Here is a picture of the work done by make up artist Stanimira Kireva.

This is a picture of the final look down the catwalk 

After the event there was an after party at the posh club China White in Oxford Circus, a free cocktail and a dance was the perfect way to celebrate the success of Core Spirit Style Show.

WWB press have posted a link of the event so have a look!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

I attended the AIU London University Ba Hons Fashion Show and marketing Exhibit which was held in an enclosed car park in a ware house along brick road. The urban scene was set with a collaboration of elegance and couture against the concrete hard scenery of the car park  which really worked well to create a artistic atmosphere. Accompanied by champagne, I watched the show and was amazed at the quality of each students collection and how boldly the inspiration stood out. There was a range of unique designs, textures and decorations that really made the show something special against the dulness of the venue. I believe this is the effect the organisers were looking for and I have to say it really works. 

After the show, awards were given out to prize winners of the collections by the famous fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. The event was a success  and I am very impressed with the work displayed; the hair, make up and models were very good also so great credit is to be given for their contribution to the show.

The whole show was live streamed to so that everyone on the web can enjoy the collections, here is the link so you can see for yourself the grade of work.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Summer is finally here and i am very exited to get my winter wardrobe packed away, ditch the darks and bring in the brights to really get us into the summery mood! Topshops new 'Brights' collection is a must so have a look on the website:

I bought a pink skater dress from this range and it is amazing, I have not had any time to get into the sun but this dress works wonders for illuminating a tan! The contrast of the fluorescent colour and skin tone give an immediate glow, so its an amazing buy to really show off your natural radiance and in a bold statement colour trending for this summer.
Here is a picture of my legs and the dress, see what i mean?!

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Nelly Furtados new come back track 'Big Hoops' is amazing! Love the dub step mash up in the middle! This song really gets me in the mood for a party holiday and I think it will start trending big hoops for summer 2013. Lets break out our old chav hoops and turn tacky into trendy, the bigger the better!