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.