Thursday, 29 July 2010

Behind the scenes on the Sarah Brimley shoot....

Sooooo.....yesterday I spent the day styling for photographer Sarah Brimley's competition entry for Beefeater Gin at Rocket Bar in Canary Wharf. Which will be featured in the Stylist and....erm, some other magazine I can't remember the name of!

It was all pretty last minute and I was meant to be styling 5 people per hour but we ended up shooting everyone at once so the outfits started to run out as more models turned up but I'm relatively pleased with what I came up with. The girls were easy as I had mainly female clothing (after a root around my own goodies and the Tatty Devine press area followed by a trip to Beyond Retro where the lovely boys and gals hooked me up 19 of their finest pieces!!) but the boys were a little more tricky as the other stylist who was going to clothe the guys couldn't make it so we made the most of we could get our mits on the day! I prefer the outfits in the first pictures when the majority of the photo was female as I think they all came together better as I had less control when another girl (ahem, who was VILE and would not wear anything...definately not a way to win someone over if you want more jobs in the future!) and 4 guys (all with AMAZING moustaches!!) turned up later in the evening as there were not many clothes left to give them. And there's a cardigan and a shirt that were snuck on half way through the shoot which I'm really not into, must be more authoritive next time to not be disappointed with final result!

It was a challenge styling 15 models all at once, especially without having any test shots to go away and work with and improve on....but I'm sure the Sarah will make the final image look fantastic anyway. Also met a couple of models who I would definately like to work in the future. It was definately a good learning curve and has given me a lot to think about for the future. I'll whack the final image up when it's ready for public viewing!

One more thing...BIG thanks to the lovely Helena Nelson for doing a grand job assisting me before she had to go off and strut her stuff on the other side of the camera.

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

NO NO no no no. Burton, you got some bloody big cocoon shaped shoes to fill

I'm not ready for the McQueen take over. That's it. I'm just not. I know McQueen has said in interviews that he wanted the label to go on if he was to depart the earth as we know it but it's like replacing...well there really is no metaphor for it. Sarah Burton I'm sure you're grand and yes I am in love with red and black strapless resort dress but still, just no. I'm not a fan of change at the best of times and am often won round in the long term but I wouldn't like that to happen as it would be like forgetting. I do feel bad for the girl coz she's never gonna be able to live up to McQueen himself so for the amount of time she is working for Alexander McQueen she will be living in a giants shadow. I commend her for stepping up the biggest challenge in fashion history since I've been alive and she must be madly talented to be given this opportunity so I will be following her creative moves very closely. Burton, you got some bloody big cocoon shaped shoes to fill.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Supermarket Sarah and Tatty do GOOD launch parties. Yerrrrr

Supermarket Sarah herself wearing the super special necklace Tatty Devine had made for her and now available to buy from the magical wall itself.Sophie.....who is filling my shoes as the new intern in the Brick Lane shop......and a much better barmaid than me!!My lovely bosses and founders of Tatty Devine, Rosie and Harriet.Fred Butler and Paternity took to the decks in some pretty damn fine outfits.....tights for sale on the magical wall too!!Ermmmm YEAHHHH!! well good hat.Sarah's partner in crime, Annette.....she's great!!My fellow Brick Laners Amy and Kirsty with Sarah who had her last day with Tatty on the day of the launch.....sad times.Rosie in the amazing milk bottle top over-sized bow hairband. Noice.

...............and then this happened.

Gonna miss hanging out with these goons during the week but the weekends are calling me and it hopefully won't be too long before we are reunited in a sporadic work experience bonus day. I'm the prize winnnnnner. Good BYE.