Friday, 27 November 2009

Katie does Beauty!

Having worked with Katie from the very beginning (Romantic Soul Photoshoot) I can't help but be astounded by her success since! This girl is going up and up!
I previously posted about her just after she had done Brighton Fashion week and her modeling career had really taken off (Katharine Roberts Post). Since then she has done a range of photoshoots including a Live Fashion Event for The 2009 Salon International Show.

Now she has proved how she can also do beauty! And yes I think we can all agree that she does it beautifully and enviably. I think Katie is a prime example of natural modeling, what a talent! I can only wish the best for her and that she continues to create such breathtaking photos that we can all enjoy!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Katy Perrys Panda Beanie

This week Katy Perry was seen stepping out of boyfriend (Russell Brand's) bachelor London pad wearing a panda beanie, which I previously featured in my Winter Warmer post! Nice to see that even the A-list are taking my tips on how to keep warm this season (at this stage however, I can fairly say it was a fashionable coincidence/prediction) but remember you saw it here first!

I have to mention though, that I am loving the very stylish outfit Katy teamed it with. It gives just the right amount of style to stop the hat looking utterly ridiculous! Yes this girl has made a panda hat look stylish! We congratulate you and rush to the shops to team our hats with knee highs and leather!

Friday, 13 November 2009

Topshop Podcast - Behind the scenes at the Christmas shoot

Oh the glamorous life of a Topshop model! To be dressed in amazing clothes, hair and make-up done to perfection...ok maybe not so glamorous considering your being pinched and prodded about but they look look stunning! I always think its amazing how Topshop sums up how to be cool, fashionable and enviable, don't we all want to be these girls? Now that's clever branding!

Winter Kate

Ok so I admit I have quite a bit of a Nicole Richie Style crush! What with her easy summer hippie look who wouldn't buy into it?
So now with the recent photographs taken for the Winter Kate (named after her daughter Harlow's two middle names) Spring/Summer collection we can now see some of the pieces that Nicole has in store for us! And I am not disappointed! The mixture of vintage inspired prints, silk, chiffon and the thrown in grunge leather jacket has defiantly made my day!

Little Girl & Boy Lost

I always think its incredible when magazines (particularly Vogue) do photo shoots that are inspired by old fashioned fairy tales. This spread proves my point on how fashion can do something magical when it comes to re-creating well loved children's tales.
Little Girl & Boy Lost is a re-take on Hansel & Gretel, cleverly mixed with aspects from the story, including ingenious set design and styling equals an Annie Leibovitz and Grace Coddington special! Also Lady GaGa adds a touch of spice being the witch...all I can think is how appropriate?

The complete story appears in the December 2009 issue of Vogue.

Winter Warmers!

To keep our spirits up I thought I would share some winter warmers to keep us cosy! Just remember to stock up on the hot chocolate!

Pink Lace Bow Mittens Miss Selfridge, Bear Hat River Island, Rose PJ's New Look, Knitted Socks Accessorize, Doll Hot Water Bottle Topshop, Dark Cherry Mocha Starbucks, Cashmere Dress Warehouse, Ear Muffs Accessorize, Plum Slippers Dorothy Perkins.

Winters Nearly here...

Walking past this tree the other day to uni really told me that winter is nearly here! Not that I needed to tell you considering the wet cold weather outside! I can't believe how quickly it has come across upon us!

Where have I been?

Hello my lovelies! I apologise for the lack of blogging recently, it has been a very intense five weeks what with two very time consuming projects. However that is all behind me now (hopefully) and I can continue with what I do best...blogging about anything that takes my interest! For any of you that are curious to what I've been doing throughout these's a brief description on what I've been up to! Yes when they said 2nd year was to be harder they really weren't lying!

River Island Rocks Project

One of my projects was to create an event for the River Island Rocks competition! After being put into groups of four we were to set up a proposal for a fashion event to promote River Island to students in the area and gain publicity. With a £1000 budget we had to take every cost into consideration including venues, promotion and hiring! Tough job but with a £1000 prize to the winning team its defiantly one of the most rewarding projects...that's if your idea beats the 15 other groups in my course and then the other four universities who are also applying...yeah pretty slim chance! Also perhaps after our disastrous presentation with soo many technical problems me and my group should perhaps bury our heads in the sand and hide instead? However despite this I would love our event to win and that's not only because of the cash...I'm generally impressed with what we have put together, if it wasn't for my lovely group I don't think it would have worked out! If you want to take a look at the blog I created for the event visit my visual diary blog!

Also here's our trailer...

Technical Processes Trend Book

And the other project I've been doing? Well we had to create a trend book using technical samples we had done in class and combine them with illustrator! Yes I have developed a huge hate for illustrator...never before have I felt such a strong urge to smash my computer into tiny minute pieces... Anyway despite the programmes difficulties I did overcome this and have created a 13 page trend book. Here's one of my pages as an example of my work.