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Posts tagged ‘fashion’

LOCKDOWN LUXE

 

Even though lockdown is now easing, so many of us are still working from home. I don’t know about you, but the comfy, baggy, tracky bottoms and slouchy tops have long lost their appeal. Being a stylist, I felt I had to up my game if I wasn’t going to look lockdown loco! I still wanted something comfortable to wear, but needed to look more stylish for Zoom chats and greeting the postman in the morning!

 

So, I was really thrilled when Femme Luxe approached me about doing a collab with their lovely loungewear. I really like their streamline belted tunic and legging sets. They’re very flattering and cleverly concealed how much banana bread I’ve consumed over lockdown! I’ve never done a collab before so was excited to give it a go. I really enjoyed the whole experience, although I must say it was very weird being the other side of the camera. This influencing game is much more challenging than it looks. It’s like a multi-tasking test extraordinaire – being the model, make-up artist, hairdresser, stylist and art director whilst continually beaming like the brightest lighthouse at the camera. Thanks to Team Elgood – my hubster and daughter Lily who were remarkably patient on the shoot taking turns humouring me and snapping away on their iPhones. It’s amazing what my family will do for a takeaway curry and a couple of beers!

 

Anyway, click here to see the full fabulous loungewear range at Femme Luxe.

 

GREAT LENGTHS

High neck dress by Tredlist

I always feel happiest in a maxi dress and with all the Victoriana long dresses around this Autumn, we thought we’d shoot our own 2019 version of Cathy in Wuthering Heights.

The team all piled into my car one Thursday morning in August and headed for Hitchin Lavender Fields. I’d already done a shoot here using all shades of purple clothes in the lavender fields, so this time we used the rougher terrain there to achieve our windswept romantic look…….

Polka dot dress by Lace and Beads. Pearl hair clips by Top Shop.
Blush dress by Lace and Beads.
Dress by Trendlistr.
Print dress by Trendlistr.
Silk dress by Baby Ceylon.
Silk dress by Baby Ceylon.

PHOTOGRAPHY – LESLEY EDITH,  FASHION STYLIST – BECKY JOHN,  HAIR & MAKE- UP – SIAN DUKE,  MODEL – ISHTAR AT NEVS

https://youtu.be/BW3gKKiTvjs

BRIGHT SPARKS

Purple and green metallic dress, Lalla X RR.

NEON has emblazoned so many runways this Spring. In these precarious times, it’s great to get some heart sizzling colour in our lives!  So, one cold Saturday morning in February, we met up at Lesley’s studio and created this. I love the movement, angles and the fantastic make-up by Keti that really completed the super bold look!

Purple and green metallic dress with feather skirt, Lalla X RR.
Pink Jumpsuit, Goddiva. Yellow neon scarf, Figleaves.
Pink Jumpsuit, Goddiva. Yellow neon scarf, Figleaves. Lime snake pattern sandals, Zara.
Orange dress, Mistress Rocks. Vegan trainers, M&S.
Orange dress, Mistress Rocks.
Striped, metallic knit sweater and skirt, Miss Red. Blue metallic hoops, Forever 21. Metallic blue courts, Bon Prix.
Hot pink sweater, Zara. Visor, Wrangler. Hoop earrings, Forever 21.
Hot pink sweater, Zara. Hoop earrings, Forever 21. Metallic blue shoes, Bon Prix.
Lime green dress, Goddiva.
Lime green dress, Goddiva. Silver courts, Bon Prix.
Blue shift dress, Miss Red. Metallic blue courts, Bon Prix. Scarf, Bon Marche.

Fashion Stylist – Becky John

Photography – Lesley Edith at Adrenelin Photographic

Hair & Make- Up – Keti Nikolova at Adrenelin Photographic

Model – Omolola at First Model Management.

SHAPES

Striped sweater and check leggings both Top Shop. Necklace Phannatiq. Trainers throughout Kurt Geiger.

I love all the gorgeous geometric prints around at the moment. So,we decided to do a shoot using these fab shape prints and have our model do some amazing body shapes too! Prior to the shoot we had had some wonderful weather and gorgeous blue skies…… But of course, come the day of our shoot the heavens opened and it poured all day! But every cloud has a silver lining and the grey skies created a really strong moody look….. take a look at the pics, I think you’ll love them!

Geometric print jumpsuit, Top Shop.

Pink faux fur coat, Amo Couture. Chevron sweatshirt, & Other Stories. Trousers, Ipseity at Wear The Walk
Red tracksuit top, Roklt. Geometric print trousers, Lalla X RR.
Lime green coat, Dear Freedom. Colourful print trousers, Amanda Thompson Couture.

Photographer – Lesley Edith @ Adrenalin Photographic

Fashion Stylist – Becky John

Hair & Make-Up – Niki Mark

Model – Saffron Reeve @ PRM London

ON WHITE HORSES

ANYA WEARS DRESS BY WILD & GORGEOUS

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Who knows what the next couple of months will bring. But in this world of uncertainty it’s lovely to create these magical pictures. We shot them way back in the Summer in The Cotswolds and  were lucky enough to have them published in Mini Maven this Christmas. The styling and inspiration came from a TV programme, ‘The White Horses’  I loved to watch as a child.  Yes, I’m feeling positive – it’s difficult not to, when I work with so many gorgeous and talented people. So, bring on 2019!

ANYA WEARS DRESS AND SLEEVES BY TUTU DU MONDE
LIVVY WEARS DRESS AND FEATHER SHRUG BY TUTU DU MONDE AND BALLERINA PUMPS BY H&M
ANYA WEARS WING TOP AND SKIRT BY ANGEL’S FACE. LIVVY WEARS CASHMERE SWEATER AND SKIRT BY MARIE-CHANTAL.
LIVVY WEARS STAR ORGANZA DRESS BY BILLIEBLUSH
ANYA WEARS DRESS BY ANGEL’S FACE AND CAPE BY TUTU DU MONDE. LIVVY WEARS DRESS AND CAPE BY TUTU DU MONDE.
ANYA WEAR WINGS TOP AND SKIRT BY ANGEL’S FACE
ANYA WEARS FAUX FUR JACKET AND RIPPED JEANS BOTH BY H&M. LIVVY WEARS FAUX FUR GILET, CARREMENT BEAU, WHITE HEART SHIRT, BILLIEBLUSH AND WHITE JEANS, MARKS & SPENCER. BOTH WEAR WHITE PUMPS BY CONVERSE AND FEATHER HEADRESSES MAKE BY ME USING HOBBYCRAFT PRODUCTS.

PHOTOGRAPHY – TARA KATHERINE. FASHION STYLIST – BECKY JOHN. HAIR & MAKE-UP – KAMILA ROBERTS AT MACH MANAGEMENT. MODELS – ANYA AT GRACE & GALOR AND LIVVY AT OLOGY UK.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ANYA’S WONDERFUL MUM FOR LETTING US INVADE HER HOUSE AND USE THEIR BEAUTIFUL HORSE MISTY!

 

 

 

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.

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.