Friday, 27 April 2012

Behind The Scenes Of The Edinburgh Evening News Fashion Shoot - Masculin...

I pinched the face of M&S tv for an afternoon and let her loose filming behind the scenes of our Masculine/Feminine fashion shoot for the Evening News.

Here's her wonderful offerings along with great clothes and breath taking views over Edinburgh Castle

Monday, 16 April 2012

Evening News Mad Men Fashion article

Fashion: Mad for the return of 60s glamour - Fashion - Scotsman.com

Fashion: Mad for the return of 60s glamour - Fashion - Scotsman.com

Evening News Mad Men shoot

A couple weeks back the kind hearted staff at Ricks flung open their doors to my team and I so we could shoot a little Mad Men magic.

As high heels were being selected and hair was being teased we cut what felt like one hundred outfit choices down to six.

Here they are here... I shall pop the link to the article in another post.

Look 1
Floral tea dress Lady JoJo’s £95.00 (underskirt sold seperately at Lady JoJo’s)
matching hat by Mairi Brunning Milinery at Lady JoJo’s £50.00
pink shoes Faith £58.00


Look 2
Shoes New Look £27.99
lace vest Urban Outfitters £25.00
lace shorts New Look £19.99
bra Urban Outfitter £14.99
scarf Zara £19.99
necklace New Look £5.99
bird cage veil by Mairi Brunning Milinery at Lady JoJo’s £15.99

Look 3
blue and white tea dress Debenhams £45.00
collar Topshop £14.00, socks £3.50
shoes New Look £24.99
sunglasses Zara £19.99

Look 4
pink jumper £36.00 Debenhams
Shoes £22.00 Topshop
trousers £42.00 Warehouse
bag Topshop £32.00

Look 5
pink dress Topshop £40.00
Jacket £79.95, blue shoes £29.99 both Zara
necklace £12.99 bag £12.99 both New Look


Look 6
camel coat £195.00 lace top with bow £32.00 both
trousers Zara £39.99
shoes Topshsop £35.00
hat by Mairi Brunning Milinery at Lady JoJo’s £160.00
Model:
Shona Tait

Assisted by:
Coral Condeco
Emma Prior
Louise Arnot

Hair and Make-up
Ebony at Mannequin Creative

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Acid florals inspired by Shandwick Place

Florals for spring/summer are as certain as bee's around the honey pot.

But a couple of years ago the introduction of neons in floral print gave the predictable trend a new lease of life. We saw it on Giles Deacon and Christopher Kane's 2010 catwalks.

This spring/summer showcases were no different, neons gave way to acid print for strong statement summer dressing.

Sauntering down Shandwick Place yesterday the freshly planted flower beds in the gardens gave me the heads up that it's time to dig out the colours and embrace the new fashion season.

Pic 1:
Mary Katrantzou
Pic 2:
Peter Som
Pic 3:
Altuzarra
Pic 4:
Proenza Schouler
Pic 5:
Flower bed in Shandwick Place Edinburgh

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Mad Men and Mansfield

Today I was out shooting a little Mad Men inspired fashion for Monday's Evening News.

It's no secret I have a passion for the past so when I get to play around with a little vintage inspired material it makes my day.

Set in the early 60s the show really transports you back to a colorful time on the cusp of the sexual revolution.

Clothing really mirrored that. Everything was cinched and figure hugging, all of it aimed at exaggerating the female form.

So here's a nod to one of the sexiest screen starlets of the time, Ms Jayne Mansfield. Without her I'm pretty sure Christina Hendrix buxom character, Joan, wouldn't be around today.

I just adore this image of Sophia Loren gawping in disgust down Ms Mansfield's d├ęcolletage!



Monday, 2 April 2012

Best of Boutiques - in photos

Here are the fruits of last weeks fashion labour. Shot at Hotel Missoni, where we all wanted to move in!

Enjoy the images. My article accompanying the shoot are in the link of the last blog post.

Studded LBD
Moonbeam by Carolyn Baxter
www.carolynbaxter.co.uk
Studded boots, River Island

Leopard Print Lovely
Shirt, River Island
Pencil skirt from Miss Dixiebelle
www.missdixiebelle.co.uk
Lion pumps Debenhams

Floral Dream
Silk maxi by Erdem from Jane Davidson
www.janedavidson.co.uk


Swallow Frock
Navy swallow print dress by Samantha Sung from Frontiers
Brown chunky heels River Island

LBD
Miss Dixibelle


Pink chair T
Stripy T-shirt dress from Sam Brown
Leopard print trainers Lipsy

Thank you to my wonderful team:
Emma Prior
Rhiannon Gray
Louise Arnot (who played model for the day) she is the babe in the Carolyn Baxter dress
Ebony at Mannequin Model Management

Fashion: Sign up with city’s style high club - News - Scotsman.com

Fashion: Sign up with city’s style high club - News - Scotsman.com

This weeks column...

Lynne McCrossan: Forced to admit to act of bare-faced cowardice - Edinburgh - Scotsman.com