25 September 2014

Street Style at Somerset House

So here we have the first of two collections of street style photography from my time at London Fashion Week SS15; this set having been snapped about Somerset House, the adopted home of many a remarkably attired individual for the duration of the week. It was my first proper attempt at documenting the style of complete strangers but I figured if I was going to start anywhere, fashion week would be my best bet - and it certainly was! A few of my shots ended up on the Facebook page of GQ Thailand too, which I was rather chuffed about. (They're shot under the name of Philip Banks if you take a look).

N.B. I write this from my new home in Leeds, hastily penned in a few moments snatched from the raucous commotion that is Freshers' Week. As such, please forgive me for the inevitably sporadic blog posts to follow.

18 September 2014

Somerset House

Topshop dress (similar here) / M&S shirt (similar here) / Office boots (similar here) / Cambridge Satchel Company bag (here)

Photographs: Megan Ellaby
Editing: Myself

Apologies for my radio silence blogging-wise - Instagram is another story - but for the past week I have been having the time of my life attending London Fashion Week for the first time. It turned out more incredible than I could ever have imagined. A chance meeting with the marvellous Philip Banks turned my planned 'schedule' of shooting street style and catching up with my blogger pals into a whirlwind of backstage shooting, assisting and the chance to see my first ever catwalk show.

12 September 2014

Emma @ J'Adore

Model: Emma @ J'Adore 

With illness striking and leaving us a (wo)man down on the makeup front, and all attempts at finding a last minute replacement made to no avail, our only option left was to do a little beauty DIY. So here we have it: base makeup by Emma and pink hair and brows by myself. Emma was an absolute dream to work with and I can only cross my fingers that she'll end up in front of my camera again soon.

9 September 2014

Ruby @ Nemesis

Model: Ruby @ Nemesis

For those of you not already in the know via sneak previews of the Instagram and Facebook variety, this little beauty goes by the name of Ruby and she's a new face at Nemesis. This was her first ever shoot and I think you'll agree that she pretty much nailed it. Extra kudos to her for braving it out in the dingy backstreets of Chinatown, complete with sticky rubbish, sticky smoke and sticky sweet aromas wafting through the air. This girl is one to watch!

7 September 2014

Cow Vintage X Northern Quarter

Earlier this week, I got the chance to check out the new COW store in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. If you haven't heard of COW, why haven't you?! No seriously, COW is the raddest vintage store that Manchester has to offer, and they have stores in Birmingham, Nottingham and Sheffield too so you Midlanders have no excuse not to visit.

3 September 2014

Time-Travelling Diamond

Vintage bomber jacket (similar here) / DIY batik dress (similar here) / ASOS round sunglasses (similar here) / Office brogue boots (similar here)

Anyone who knows me vaguely well will be aware of my love of vintage clothing. Not only is buying vintage more friendly on the environmental front - always a positive if we can reduce our carbon footprints etc. - but I love the patina acquired by a well-loved vintage piece. Coupled with a hint of mustiness, it evokes the feeling that one is wearing a piece of history, albeit a rather little one.  And try as they might, none of your everyday clothing shops can truly replicate this. No, not even you, Urban Outfitters.

1 September 2014

A Week at CSM

A good month or so overdue but what's a fashion blog without being a little behind schedule, ey? In that gorgeously sweltering month of July - can you feel those mournful undertones of longing now that autumn is just around the corner? - I spent a week at the fashion education temple that is Central Saint Martins.