Regular readers of Blog Behind the Look will remember that back in January I shared with you a teaser film for the upcoming issue of Idol Magazine.
Well I am very excited to share with you all today the cover images from the issue. For this shoot I worked with my usual team who all have amazing visions and expectations plus some new members due to the scale of the shoot.
The editorial features 2 front covers and a 14 page spread within the magazine. It was a very ambitious editorial as we created 12 looks using styling, lighting, props and hair & make up that had a different feeling and concept in order to create each star sign.
Photographer: Michael Furlonger
Photography Assistant: Scott Archibald, Matt Wash, Tean Roberts, Yiannis Mouzakitis
Fashion Stylist: Laura Jane
Styling Assistants: Brianna Fryer
Make Up Artist: Bunnice Allen, Thom Walker Using Mac Pro
Hair Stylist: Leigh Keates, Stefano Mazzoleni @ JS-The Studio using Bumble&Bumble
Make Up Assistant: Anastacia Hess, Carla Ramsey
Set and Props designer: Lorna Kelly
Set and Props Assistants: Sam Simpson, Anis Bilimoria
Today I am sharing with you my work once again. I did a test shoot with photographer Michael Furlonger, Make up & Hair Stylist Bunny Allen and Prop & Set designer Lorna Kelly. We shot with a new face Anna Smith and we wanted the shoot to look very pure and innocent. We had fun day experimenting with ideas and here are the photos from our hard work.
What do you think of the photos? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Today I am not just sharing my work with you but also a new AW13 collection by amazing menswear designer Jenny Schwarz.
IMAGE THAT FEATURES PIECES BY JENNY SCHWARZ AND ORSCHEL-REED THAT WAS USED FOR AW13 LONDON COLLECTIONS: MEN PRESENTATION
Just before the Christmas break, I worked on the look book for amazing menswear designer Jenny Schwarz AW13 collection. Jenny‘s collections always feature pieces that are beautifully cut and tailored. This is a rare quality to find but tailoring has been in Jenny‘s family for over a decade, and some would say it is in her blood.
Jenny asked me to do the styling on her latest collection and I was delighted as I have really wanted to work with Jenny for along time. The lookbook was photographed by Michael Furlonger and Bunny Allen did hair and make up. Props and set designer Lorna Kelly, was also brought on board to bring Jenny‘s visions alive for this shoot.
I have been following Jenny‘s collections for a few seasons now and I can honestly say that with each collection, she grows as a designer. As I mentioned above, Jenny’s cut of tailoring and attention to detail (a girl after my own heart) is beautiful. It is hard to pick out my favourite pieces within this new collection as I believe that this will truly be the collection to push her work and name out there into the spotlight.
For this collection Jenny was influence by Jesse James and the tailored jackets and trousers worn by him and other horsemen of the era but she still manages to stay true to her signature that she is now creating for herself including leather jackets and coats with sheepskin collars, cashmere jumpers and long johns (which Bunny and I are hoping Jenny will be made in women’s sizes so that we can purchase a pair), shirts and panelled trousers.
Today I am sharing with you something that is really exciting within my career as a stylist. If you are a regular reader of this blog, you would have read my ‘Top 2012 Fashion Moments…..Goodbye 2012, Hello 2013’ post that explained that in December, I worked with Michael Furlonger on an epic editorial for Idol Magazine.
While we were shooting this editorial, we also shot a teaser film which has been released by the magazine, in the hope that it gets you really excited about seeing the publication that will be on shelves from February.
Issue 5’s theme was about power and I can’t share with you our title for this shoot just yet (Michael swore me to silence), but I can share this teaser video that we made while shooting the editorial.
So what do you think of it? Are you excited to see the publication? Have you guessed the title yet?
I hope you have enjoyed my post and that you are thinking of ideas on what the title will be! I look forward to hearing your comments.
This editorial was shot in the most amazing cocktail bar that I have seen called Bar Galante. Situated in South Kensington, Bar Galante has an impressive 1930’s art deco feel to it and the atmosphere is glamorous, contemporary but yet very relaxed. The bar was inspired by the most distinguished Argentine bartender, Santiago ‘Pichin’ Policastro and is truly breathtaking. After we finished shooting we all tried out the authentic cocktails from the 1930s and 1940s which tasted amazing. Below are some images from the bar so that you can see just how beautiful the bar is in detail.
Images from Bar Galante
The inspiration for our shoot was the film ‘The man that fell to earth’ and our model Rebecca is the duchess that has fallen and has taken a man prisoner. I used some beautiful pieces from some of London’s hidden secrets in this shoot. I love Gregory Nicholas collection that featured tie dyed silk and leather and when these were accessorised with leather designer Una Burke corsets and harnesses, it gave the looks a very edgy futuristic feel. I also used a laser cutter leather necklace from Ruby Browning‘s collection which is one of a kind. The dress featured in the first look is by Jennifer Morris and the feather detailing adds beauty to the unusual black and silver graduated fabric.
Here is our finished editorial.
What do you think?
Today I am sharing with you my ‘Behind the Look’ features that will tell you how the team and I created our shoot entitled ‘Anomone’.
Marianne Paraskeva, the photographer that I worked with on this test shoot came up with the concept. She wanted it to be about BIG hairstyles and for this we asked amazing Hair and Make up Artist Bunnice Allen to create these.
Marianne wanted to have some texture for the background and found this amazing patterned wallpaper that really set off my styling which feature pieces by a designer called Clara Bella.
Below shows images from behind the scenes of this shoot.
I hope you have enjoyed my blog, let me know what you think!
Another blog coming soon so please stay tuned!
You may remember reading my post where I shared with you that my editorial shoot for Factice magazine was featured on fashionserved.com, well today I am sharing with you my ‘Behind the Look’ feature that will show you how we created this editorial.
On this shoot I worked with photographer Marianne Paraskeva. I love working with Marianne as she has strong ideas and is very easy to work with. She has a calming effect on everyone around her which makes her a true professional and a pleasure to work with.
For this shoot we wanted to create something that was powerful, strong and fierce. We took influence for this from the amazing Grace Jones as she is everything we wanted this shoot to be about.
GRACE JONES BY ANDREA KLARIN IMAGE SOURCED FROM TRENDLAND
Amazing make up and hair stylist Bunny Allen who I work with a lot did a fantastic job on this shoot. The sculptural hair styles that she created were amazing and we had so much fun making the model Rebecca’s skin colour darker. While we were doing this, it reminded me of the famous photo taken by David LaChapelle of Pamela Anderson called ‘Miracle Tan’. It shows Pamela in a tanning booth turning orange which is running down her white body.
MIRACLE TAN BY DAVID LACHAPELLE IMAGE SOURCED FROM TEENIDLEX
Our models James and Rebecca from D1 Models had some incredible chemistry on set and really killed each pose that they made. The photos were amazing and the teams energy was an all time high when we had finished shooting and all stood around the computer to view our hard work. Below are some of behind the scenes photos from our shoot.
A few months ago, I did a test shoot with the fantastic photographer Marianne Paraskeva and make up & hair stylist Bunny Allen. We wanted to create something around big hair and these are the results of our hard work.
What do you think of our work?
Over a year ago, photographer Michael Furlonger came up with the concept for the Wind shoot but some how other shoots always seemed to take president over this one.
A few weeks ago we finally found time to shoot this and I can tell you that everyone that worked on this didn’t expect the photos to turn out as they did. After year of planning the photos that are featured on Idol Magazine online look amazing.
Hair and Make up was create by our very own Bunny Allen who I work with a lot and the amazing backgrounds were created by our prop/set designer Lorna Kelly.
Have a look yourself and let me know your thoughts.
I have some exciting news to share with you! A few months ago the team (too many people to mention here so please see below) did a shoot for Idol Magazine which is featured on the front cover of their latest issue. We are all very excited by this as if you pay a visit to the newsagents it is there on the shelves!
The theme of the magazines issue this time is Kitch and our interpretation of this was plastix! Think Barbie and Ken and you have got it! It’s brightly coloured and was styled by Christina Daly with me assisting. The designers that Christina chose to feature in this editorial were perfect, their collections are bold and not for the faint hearted.
Here is our favourite shot from the shoot that sadly didn’t get featured in the 8 page spread but this should be enough to get you down to your newsagents or idolmag.com to purchase your copy.
Stylist Christina Daly
Make Up Artist Claire Mulleady
Hair Stylist Sarah Jo Palmer
Props/Set Designer Lorna Kelly
Nail Artist Chelsea Dagger
Photo Assistants Elizabeth Franks, Scott Archibald, Damien Flack
Styling Assistants Laura Jane, Shiann Daly, Rhona Ezuma
Make Up Assistants Bunnice Allen, Rachel Carroll