So I was invited back to the Missguided studio to do some more styling work on the 28th Nov. g I was styling the beautiful Natasha who I worked with last time and as always she was such a pleasure to work with. The day was less hectic which I appreciated and I was able to really understand the process Missguided go through to appeal to their customers and how important it is to make sure the outfits are suitable for their customers.
Here are a few pieces that are already on the website: Missguided
Here are some of my Ballet shots from my shoot with Thea. For never modelling before she did a fantastic job. I made the dress she was wearing which was inspired by Alexander McQueen's autumn/winter 2008 collection. The shoot was for a perfume campaign which I called 'Sacred'.
I love these images and was very pleased with how my final images turned out.
So here are a few of the outfits I styled for Missguided. The styling is contemporary and edgy and the model Namaih was perfect for this look. She is a fun playful girl who isn't afraid to try different poses and expressions and connects well with the camera. I love the black chunky boots in the first image and you can get them from missguided, they are called the Darby ultimate platform boot and are £40.99 which I think is an absolute steal! The heel is 16cm with the platform at the front being 8cm.
So I've had an exciting and busy few weeks. On 31.10.12 I did a days interning at Missguided in Manchester. Missguided is an online retailer that sell contemporary and on-trend fashion. I knew the photographer working for them and he remembered I had this blog and am interested in fashion styling so he got in touch with me via twitter. This shows how important social media is in getting work placements and experience. It's always good to remain professional on twitter as you never know who may me following.
I was nervous at when I first arrived but everyone was lovely and there was a very relaxed atmosphere. I originally thought I would just be dressing models but I ended up actually styling outfits as well as dressing them.
The head stylist Sara Luxe was lovely and helped me with any questions I had. I like to think she was impressed with me and talked about having me back at MG!
I've been working on a new project as well for the past 2 weeks in which I have to create a perfume advert for a design house. The house I chose was Alexander McQueen and I have to create a 'couture' garment and use a vintage item. I have my shoot tomorrow and am using a model who is a ballet dancer to create a theatrical look.
So our final photo shoot for our 6 outfit editorial was shot in Manchester. We used a mix of colour and black and white film and a DSLR. I took the 35mm colour film photos. The 'narrative' of our shoot was to follow our model on a normal day out in manchester. We based it on the work of French Artist Sophie Calle - suite venitienne in which she followed a man she met at a party from Paris to Venice.
Stylists: Danielle O'Brien, Sarah Niblett, Ciara Reddington and Poppy Seddon
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, life has just been a bit busy!
My latest uni project took up a lot of my time but the results were worth it.
In a group of 4 we had to produce a 6+ page editorial with 6 outfits based on research we did on an artist. (I'll post pictures of this later)
To 'practice' styling for a more professional shoot we were given an 80's pop star and had to style our models based on them for a cover shot for 'Self service' magazine. The pop star we were given was Boy George which I was pleased with as I felt their were lots of directions we could go and experiment with.
We had a 2nd year photographer take the pictures so we could concentrate on styling and directing the shoot. This meant we had to communicate with the photographer and both models I feel as if we did this successfully and created images I'm proud of.
So today in class we had a guest speaker, Siobhan Lyons who is a freelance stylist. Living in East London she studied Fashion at Leeds getting 3 jobs while she studied so that she could move to London and get herself an internship. Starting her career as a Fashion Assistant for Jefferson Hack's Another Magazine, Siobhan worked closely with some of the most influential people in the fashion industry including Katy England, Karen Langley, Mattias Karisson, David St John James, Cathy Edwards and Nicola Formichetti.
After a year of building her knowledge and skills, Siobhan went on to assist the eminent stylist Jacob K, acting as his First Assistant for two and a half years. During this time Siobhan worked with the crème de la crème of fashion creatives, with editorials such as V Magazine, I-D, Numero, 10, Harpers Bazaar, Dazed, Vogue Italia,Working regularly with the photographer Tim Walker, Siobhan gained an unbeatable education as an assistant whilst developing her own distinctive style.
Further assisting work saw Siobhan work closely with Claire Richardson, Carlyn Cerf de Duzelle and Kate Pelan, on advertising campaigns including: United colours of Benetton, Louis Vuitton and Topshop.
During the talk Siobhan told us some of her stories about working in the industry as a stylist. Giving us a truthful insight into what we as budding stylist could expect. Although her talk initially scared some of us a bit I think it also did a great deal to inspire us.
My favourite editorial that Siobhan has worked on was the Tim Walker shoot for Harpers Bazaar based on Tim Burton's characters, it has always been one of my favourites due to my love for Tim Burton's films and the fact we got to hear the inspiration and the work behind each image was very motivational to myself and got me inspired to get myself into gear.
Looking at her own work Siobhan has a very 'East London' style. It's raw, it's grunge and it's real. She would rather shoot a street cast model with bags under eyes and clothes she's 'borrowed' from various vintage shops. Talking about her own work Siobhan told us how yes she has her style but to be successful you need to be able to appeal to lots of clients, she has found through assisting on advertisements she manages to get work on others but the work she would rather be doing is editorials but it's much harder to get pages in a magazine than to do online work.
Overall Siobhan gave a real insight into the Fashion styling world and has given me a lot to think about.
If you want to have a look at her work click 'here'
So as promised here are the final images from our tie-dye photo shoot. As we had such a short time to complete the shoot there are a few details which are not as tied together as I would've liked but I think me and my group worked well together and came up with some great shots. I think I'm going to do some tie-dye and maybe start selling it round uni as it's a great, cheap, and interesting way to customise a basic white t-shirt!
Tie-Dye is again gracing the streets as it is an easy and affordable way to customise your clothes. This very californian surfer trend is a great way to add colour to your wardrobe and a great conversation starter. The process was relatively quick and fun once you got the hang of it.
For a project at uni my group and I decided to try our hand at tie-dying. The results of which we were pleased with.
My favourite of the ones we did today is the pink/red top at the end. The top was supposed to be red but as we put too much water in with the mix it ended up a bit more pink!
Our shoot is tomorrow so once the photo's have been edited I will upload a couple and show you the results!