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ROSE COLOURED SPECTACLE

Tops and tutus, Angel’s Face. Sunglasses, Zoobug.

Wow! It’s September – how did that happen? It’s very difficult to say goodbye to Summer this year. It’s been amazing and the sun has just kept on giving. One of the highlights of these hot, balmy days was doing this shoot in the majestic grounds of Littlecote House in the West Country.

 

We were thinking pink! So, when I turned up at the spectacular gardens, my car laden with party dresses and tutus, our hairdresser, Jess already had pink hair spray in hand and fab make-up artist Kamila was poised with beautiful rose petals for face decoration. Our three little pink ladies had such fun dressing up in all the gorgeous frothy clothes. Photographer Tara worked her magic and these beautiful images were published in Luna Magazine.

Dress in the middle, Billie Blush. Dresses either side, Wild & Gorgeous.
Star printed dress, Little Marc Jacobs.
Star printed dress, Little Marc Jacobs.
Cold shoulder dress, Carrement Beau.
Top and tutu both Angel’s Face.
Batwing dress, Their Nibs. Flower headdress, Astrobohemia.

FASHION STYLIST – BECKY JOHN. PHOTOGRAPHER – TARA KATHERINE, MAKE-UP – KAMILA ROBERTS, HAIR – JESS AT GOLDWORTHYS SALON. MODELS – OLIVIA, LIVVY AND LILY.

STYLING A JEWELLERY CAMPAIGN

 

I had such a blast styling Aymer Amale’s SS18 campaign! This new, luxury jewellery brand was founded by Ruth Aymer and Sade Amale in 2016. The latest collection has been inspired by ancient ruins, with fabulous rings designed around the magnificent Roman architectural wonder, The Pantheon. These dramatic rings are aptly named – Doric, Ionic, Corinthia……

 

This beautiful and bold collection called for statement styling. I chose strong metallic clothes and backdrops, mirroring the jewellery with bronzes, golds and platinum. To add a bit more drama I threw in a fab 70’s leopard print throw, gilt curtain and antique lacquer screen that I nabbed from my Mum’s house! Like me, she’s a natural born hoarder and never throws anything out!

 

It was all hands-on deck on the shoot day. All the crew pulled together to produce these fantastic images. Even Ruth’s cat thought that he’d grab a piece of the action and managed to star in quite a few shots!

 

The jewellery is stunning, all hand crafted in the heart of London’s Hatton Garden. Have a look for yourself Aymer Amale

PHOTOGRAPHY – LESLEY EDITH,  FASHION STYLIST – BECKY JOHN,  HAIR & MAKE-UP – KETI NIKOLOVA,  MODELS – HEMA RICCHETTI & ALI IBRAHIM AT FIRST MODEL MANAGEMENT.

ROCKABILLY KIDS

Alexander wears sunglasses, Zoobug, clothes, River Island. Olivia wears sunglasses, Zoobug, clothes Angel’s Face.

I was thrilled to style the new sunglasses campaign for Zoobug London.  It’s a great brand, founded in 2006 by Dr Julie Diem and the first specialist eyewear company for kids. Not only do these sunglasses provide maximum protection against the sun’s harmful UV rays, but as you can see they are also super stylish too!

 

The theme ‘The Camden Rockabillies’ was perfect for Zoobug’s SS18 sunglasses collection with hip metal frames, small lenses and edgy mirrors – such a fabulous retro look.

 

We all had a blast, zooming around Camden on this shoot. The kids loved wearing the sunglasses and really got into the cool rockabilly style. They all looked amazing in their ‘rock and roll’ leather jackets, ripped jeans and swirly tutus. Great fun…….. can’t wait to meet up with the Zoobug gang again!

Madison wears metal frame glasses, Zoobug London, leather jacket, River Island and tutu, Angel’s Face.
Kitt wears metal frame sunglasses, Zoobug London, clothes River Island, trainers, Converse.
The Fabulous Zoobug Gang!
Ruby wears Daisy sunglasses, Zoobug London, clothes, H&M.
Alexander wears metal frame sunglasses, Zoobug London, leather Jacket, River Island.
Olivia wears metal frame sunglasses, Zoobug London, cardigan and tutu, Angel’s Face.

PHOTOGRAPHY – LESLEY EDITH,   FASHION STYLIST -BECKY JOHN,   HAIR & MAKE-UP – KETI NIKOLOVA

VALENTINE VIBE

Coral lace lingerie, Figleaves. Orange faux fur coat, Top Shop.

Well, Valentine’s Day is nearly here. So I thought I’d do a very glamorous lingerie shoot to put us all in the mood. Being February it’s far too chilly just to wear JUST your bra and knickers so I thought I’d throw in a couple of fur coats (faux of course darlings!) for good measure! Happy Valentine LOVE BIRDS !

Coral lace lingerie, Figleaves. Orange faux fur coat, Top Shop. 70’s print furniture, Monica Rivron Homeware at Hampstead Antique Emporium.
Pale pink lace lingerie, b.tempt’d. Pale pink faux fur coat, Amazon Fashion.
Pale mink coloured lace lingerie, b.tempt’d. Grey leopard coat, Peacocks.
Pale mink coloured lace lingerie, b.tempt’d. Grey leopard coat, Peacocks.
Purple and Red lace lingerie, Figleaves. Faux fur red coat, Zara.
Purple and red lace lingerie, Figleaves. Red faux fur coat, Zara.
Pale pink lace lingerie, Freya. Feather cape, Lalla X RR.
Pale pink lace lingerie, Freya. Feather cape Lalla X RR. Cane furniture, Monica Rivron Homeware at Hampstead Antique Emporium.

FASHION STYLIST – BECKY JOHN, PHOTOGRAPHY – IAN HOOTON, HAIR & MAKE-UP – ANNA DURSTON,  MODEL – CHRISTINE ILIEVA, HIVE AGENCY LONDON.

 

STREET LIFE

RECYLCLED JUMPSUIT BY LALLA X RR AT ASOS. EARRINGS BY ROKIT.

Although my roots are in Wales with my teenage years in Bristol, I now definitely feel like a Norf London Girl. So, it was great to do an urban shoot around the streets of Kentish Town. Fab photographer, Lesley Edith had just arrived back to the capital after living in LA for 8 years so she really enjoyed searching out all these great locations. I love all the hot pink clothes around just now and we opted for backgrounds that really made each outfit really pop! Amazing model Akira really made the pics with her strong beautiful look. All in all, a great success with Nude Magazine using the images for their latest issue. Talk about tickled pink!

RECYCLED DRESS BY LALLA X RR AT ASOS. EARRING AND BANGLES BOTH BY ROKIT.
FAUX FUR LILAC JACKET BY MANGO. SEQUIN SKIRT BY H&M.
FAUX FUR PIN COAT BY STORY OF LOLA AT TOP SHOP. PINK JUMPSUIT BY TOP SHOP.
PINK FRILL SHIRT AND SEQUIN SKIRT BOTH BY H&M
RECYCLED PINK AND WHITE LACE DRESS BY LALLA X RR AT ASOS
RECYCLED DRESS BY LALLA X RR AT ASOS. EARRINGS AND BANGLES BOTH BY ROKIT.

PHOTOGRAPHER – LESLEY EDITH,  FASHION STYLIST – BECKY JOHN,  HAIR & MAKE-UP – MIRA PARMAR,   MODEL, AKIRA MALAIKA, FIRST AGENCY.

BIRDS OF PREY

MATILDA WEARS FEATHER HEADDRESS, ASTROBOHEMIA. FAUX FUR COAT, ISOSSY CHILDREN.

They say never work with animals or children – well, I always enjoy a challenge!  We met early one rainy morning in November at Savernake Forest near Marlborough. I had already had a 2-hour journey, it was raining and quite honestly, I wasn’t feeling massively positive whilst waiting for the arrival of 3 child models under nine, plus a whole flock of birds of prey – owls, kestrels et al.

But I must say, once we got going everyone was marvellous. The kids were all so brave holding the birds, helped enormously by the amazing Dian from the Fir Tree Falconry and our lovely calming photographer Tara. Our make-up artist, Emily did a fabulous job painting a feathered look on each of the children’s face. I used loads of beautiful plumage in the styling with spectacular feather headdresses and capes. In the end, it was a soaring success with Little Revolution Magazine using all the pictures in their Christmas issue. What a great team – such high fliers!

BILLY WEARS SEQUIN TOP AND TULLE SKIRT, LITTLE WARDROBE LONDON. FEATHER CAPE TOOKY AT AMAZON.
ZIGGY WEARS  FEATHER HEADDRESS, ASTROBOHEMIA. STAR SWEATER, H&M.
MATILDA WEARS SEQUIN TOP AND TULLE SKIRT, LITTLE WARDROBE LONDON. GOLD BOMBER JACKET, VELVETEEN.
ZIGGY WEARS STAR SWEATER, H&M. MATILDA WEARS SEQUIN DRESS, GUESS KIDS. COAT, ISOSSY CHILDREN.
BILLY WEARS DRESS, MARIE-CHANTAL. FEATHER CAPE, TOOKY AT AMAZON.
MATLILDA WEARS DRESS ISOSSY CHILDREN. WAISTCOAT, MARIE-CHANTAL.
ZIGGY WEARS TOP AND JEANS, SOMEDAY SOON. METALLIC JACKET, MARKS & SPENCER.
MATILDA WEARS SEQUIN DRESS, GUESS KIDS. COAT, ISOSSY CHILDREN.

PHOTOGRAPHY – TARA KATHERINE.  FASHION STYLIST – BECKY JOHN.  HAIR & MAKE-UP – EMILY L AT MACH MANAGEMENT.   BIRDS – FIR TREE FALCONRY. MODELS – BILLY AT RAY AND ROBIN, ZIGGY AT GINGERSNAP MODELS and MATILDA.

THE CROWN

Poppy wears silk headscarf, Rokit and cream wool sweater, Smallable.

When Lovely photographer, Katy McDonnell came up with the idea of shooting at the very majestic location, Kings Weston House in Bristol, we couldn’t resist doing our own ‘kids’ take of the stylish TV drama, The Crown. So much fun was had casting our own royal family, choosing regal props and creating vintage hairstyles. We were thrilled that Babiekins Magazine published the pictures in their Christmas issue – Yay! I think the traditional styling is just perfect for Yuletide …..

Posy wears crown print dress, Rachel Riley. Silver Mary-Janes, Bonpoint. Handbag, Rokit. Jesse wears military jacket and trousers both Wild & Gorgeous. Shoes, Step2wo.
Mya and Posy wear dresses, Little Wardrobe London. Capes, Pearl Lowe. Shoes, Bonpoint.
Mya wears dress and shoes, Bonpoint.
Jesse wears floral shirt, Liberty London and waistcoat, Little Wardrobe London. Mya wears tweed dress and matching jacket, Childrensalon.
Jesse wears waistcoat, Little Wardrobe London. Floral shirt, Liberty London.
May wears dress by Little Wardrobe London.
Deacon wears soldier print shirt and jumper, Rachel Riley.
Poppy wears tartan coat and ankle boots both Bonpoint. Deacon wear herringbone suit, Little Wardrobe London. Shoes, Step2wo.
Deacon wears herringbone jacket and waistcoat, Little Wardrobe London. Tie and cap, Rokit.
Poppy wears velvet top and tulle skirt, Bonpoint. Crown, Childrensalon. Shoes, Step2wo.
Jesse wears striped blazer and corduroy trousers, Rachel Riley. Shirt, Wild & Gorgeous.
Poppy wears Fairisle beret and jumper, Bonpoint. Pink tutu, Angel’s Face.
Poppy wears Fairisle beret and jumper, Bonpoint. Pink tutu, Angel’s Face.

PHOTOGRAPHER- KATY McDONNELL. FASHION STYLIST – BECKY JOHN. HAIR & MAKE-UP -ABLE MABLE DESIGNS. MODELS – GINGERSNAP MODELS. LOCATION – KINGS WESTON HOUSE, BRISTOL.

LAVENDER DREAM

Dress, LALLA X RR. Kimono, Rokit.

I had always wanted to do a shoot in a lavender field. So, when lovely photographer Tory Smith emailed me to say she’d found a great one in Hitchin I jumped at the opportunity! The team met at my house early one morning. I had a rail all ready, overflowing with gorgeous lilac and purple clothes. Model, Kitti tried on the various outfits and we picked our 6 favourites. Then make-up artist Sarah Mcllwain-Bates worked her magic creating a beautiful look. We all piled into my car and we whizzed up the A1 and spent the day shooting in the heavenly scented lavender fields. It was such a productive day – Tory did so many amazing shots and videographer, Ben Ramasami directed and then edited the fabulous film below. Take a look…….

Faux fur coat, Peacocks. Lilac lace dress, Top Shop.
Feather headdress, Astrobohemia. Leopard print coat, TK Maxx.
Feather headdress, Astrobohemia, Jumpsuit, WtR London
Sequin dress, LALLA XRR. Kimono, Rokit.
Headdress, Astrobohemia. Leopard coat, TK Maxx. Purple body, Miss Selfridge.

Photography – Tory Smith. Fashion Stylist, Becky John. Hair & Make-Up, Sarah Mcllwain-Bates. Model, Kitti Kulcsar. Videographer, Ben Ramasami.

Prepping for the shoot – rails of beautiful lilac and purple clothes. Couldn’t resist trying on this fab faux fur coat!
Behind the scenes in the Hitchin lavender field

Have a look at the film now on the SuperStylingUK channel on YouTube

 

 

FALL FOR PASTELS

Satin bomber jacket, bonprix. Faux fur trim top, Bershka.

Pastels aren’t just for summer. They’re so many fabulous faded shades around this winter, like baby blue and the super popular millennial pink. I’ve always admired the sugar almond coloured houses around Kentish Town in London so this was the ideal location for our latest shoot. Take a look……

Sheer top, Lace & Beads. Tassle earrings H&M. Jeans and handbag, River Island.
Faux fur jacket, Zara. Sheer top, Lace & Beads. Jeans, River Island.
Dress, LALLA X RR. Ankle boots, Misguided.
Satin bomber jacket, bonprix. Faux fur trim top, Bershka. Sunglasses and skirt, Primark.
Faux fur jacket, Mango. Pink top Bershka. Jeans, River Island. Bobble hat, Primark.
Pastel houses in Kentish Town, London.

Fashion Stylist – Becky John, Photographer – Ian Hooton, Hair & Make-Up – Anna Durston, Model – Melody Sanderson.

THE MOONWALK POSTER GIRLS

Cathy Sloman and I – The MoonWalk Cowgirls

Well I didn’t expect to be a poster girl at my grand old age (especially in one’s bra!) but I have suddenly found myself emblazoned on billboards in nearly every tube station across London.

How did this happen? You may ask. Well my lovely friend Cathy Sloman and I did The MoonWalk two years ago and we were spotted and photographed in our flamboyant cowboy outfits. Miraculously enough the theme for Moonwalk 2018 is The Wild West, so the wonderful gals at WalkTheWalk thought our look was just perfect!  Yee! Haa! We’re so delighted because it is such an amazing cause, raising funds for research and aid for people with breast cancer. This charity is so close to my heart as so many of my lovely friends have been affected by this deadly disease.

The MoonWalk London Poster

The MoonWalk is a fantastic experience and Cathy and I are SO up to doing it again next year. If you’d like to get involved, here’s what happening . Well, it’s on 12th May 2018 in London and over 15,000 women and yes some guys too will either walk or power walk a full moon marathon (26.2 miles) of half-moon (13.1 plus 2 miles) through the streets of the capital wearing fabulously decorated bras. It really is a sight to behold I can tell you!

Fellow Walkers Jennifer Saunders and Harriet Thorpe

The great thing about The MoonWalk is that you have such fun whilst raising vital money needed to fight breast cancer. There’s such a great camaraderie amongst the walkers. Even Jennifer Saunders takes part! In fact, she was our pacer and every time I lost sight of the Absolutely Fabulous actress during the Moonwalk I knew we had to get a move on. Thank you Edina – you kept us going!

It’s such an exhilarating challenge! So, if you do feel inspired to get involved either as a walker or a volunteer contact www.walkthewalk.org

Cowgirl Fun Yee! Haa!