Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Coachella Style!

Coachella festival is really the only place to be in the US at summer... Kicking off festival season for the rest of us (usually still stuck in office jobs and kagools) this sets the standard for summer style!

Dita Von Teese looking a little batty but effortlessly chic in Dolce & Gabanna print. The wide sleeves and wrap around style have a hint of the orient that we have seen on the catwalk so much recently. The kooky sailor girl hat reminds us how we love her and her vintage style. Vintage burlesque will still be a hit this summer so look out for bold prints, polka dots, lowered hemlines and vintage bargains!
Verdict : Gorgeous!

Kate Bosworth and Ke$ha spotted wearing matching outfits – obviously very trendy the ol’ stars and stripes this summer. While Kate keeps it girly and cute, Ke$ha opts for a dirtier look... grimey, torn and slightly slutty. Due to the royal wedding we can sport our flag more than ever before in the UK and while the nautical colours are still in we will be going all out patriotic this summer.
Verdict : 
Bosworth : Gorgeous!
Ke$ha : Leg OR tits love...

Kanye West wore an Aztec print Celine shirt on stage to perform – with as much bling as possible. It wouldn’t be summer without a sweaty mass of warm metal around your neck would it?
Verdict : Totally average.

The Mulberry BBQ is a star studded event kicking off the festival where Alexa Chung, Nicole Richie and Kelly Osborne were spotted. Alexa's embellished tea dress looked vintage and chic while her blue pop nail varnish brought the look forward to the current colour pop trends. Nicole Richie went for denim cut offs (summer must have!) with a bold animal-geometric print, her messy bed head look (that probably took hours) is perfect for a season of partying, windy beaches and sleeping in tents! Kelly Osborne opted for a demure vintage style polka dress with a lovely full skirt, great for sitting on rugs comfortably and a wide brimmed hat keeping her pale skin from burning. The pink lipstick just another example of colour popping this summer.
Verdict :
Chung: Gorgeous
Richie : Stunning
Osborne : Love it!

Diane Kruger kept the maxi trend chic yet casual, teaming it with an understated tank top. Great to hide 5 day festival stubbly legs, sunburn and bruises from crowd surfing!
Verdict : Stunning

Rihanna looked old school cool in camo and cut offs - staying ‘edgy’ with a gun pendant necklace. This look screams ghetto chic – you will doubtless be seeing camo and cut offs on most fiery red heads this summer!
Verdict : Great for warfare and the jungle - totally average for festivals

Taryn Cox’s gorgeous denim mini was shrouded in ‘not taking any risks’ attire. Sunglasses, sunhat... Sunbrella? Going back to the Victorian lace umbrellas to reserve porcelain skin a sunbrella could be a perfect choice this season... but you have to hold this one with conviction or you will just look ridiculous.
Verdict : Gorgeous... but the Sunbrella is insane.

Katy Perry and Vanessa Hudgens both had.... questionable outfits on this season. With Hudgens wearing a hideous ensemble of grandma crochet and highwasted shorts. The trendy look is inthe right direction but the shorts making her hips look so wide and the granny halter making her boobs look so low... wasn’t a great mix. Sorry – take a trip back to style school!
Katy Perry reknowned for her crazy wardrobe must have raided the wrong tent looking for hour outfit de jour wearing a shroud like lace tiered maxi that sadly covered up her gorgeous figure. The hair and old school glasses how ever were bang on and this demure change is allowed as she is generally a style queen...

Verdict : 
Perry : Totally average
Hudgens : Gross

Festival must haves:

Denim cuts offs
 Short Shorts - Asos Reclaimed - £25

Playsuit – denim or floral
Denim Playsuit - Internacionale £21.99

Polka dress

Tiered Polka Dress - - £30

Fringed Waist Coat
 Waistcoat - Monsoon - £60

Maxi dress or skirt
Simple Maxi Skirt - French Connection - £67
 Maxi Shirt Dress - Matalan - £20

Crochet anything
Lipsy Crochet Crop Top - £See web
Less revealing crochet - Marks and Spencer - £39.50

Floppy Hat - Primark - £5 
(The dress is also pretty gorgeous)

Huge Sunnies
 Ray-Ban Clubmaster - Classic and cool - Circa £80

House of Harlow 1960 glasses - Circa £90

And if that wont get you though the festival season... Nothing will!

Much Love

Monday, 18 April 2011

Recent Wedding Work

Basically - we do some pretty awesome wedding photos.

Win stuff!!

Enter The Void Competition
Competition overview:
(if you cant be bothered to read this but want a chance of winning just skip to the bottom)  
A Film By Gaspar Noé

Enter The Void

‘Sex, drugs and the afterlife’

What can you win?
Winner will get a limited edition film poster SIGNED BY Gaspar Noé
How can you win? 
Seeing as this film is wildly trippy you can win this poster by sending me the trippiest, most original thing you can find or create. 
I want to see: weird ass stroies, horrendous photomanipulation, mental drawings, strange creatures from the depth, insane prints, crazy fashion - anything you fancy.

Send to : with subject title "Enter The Void"
Or facebook me or leave a comment here.

When can you enter?
Please enter by 9pm - 24th April 2011 

T&C blah blah.
None really - but if your entries rubbish you aren't going to win.
Any questions?
Drop me an email :
ENTER THE VOID is the highly anticipated new film from Gaspar Noé (I STAND ALONE,  IRREVERSIBLE), the former enfant terrible of extreme French Cinema.
A filmmaker of a singular passion and cinematic vision that continues to challenge us, Noé is one of the most exciting directors working today. The provocative director’s latest work includes many of the director’s cinematic trademarks of intricate camera shots, pulsating lighting, uber-violence, unique original musical scoring and graphic sexual content, all played out against the sweaty neon-soaked backdrop of Tokyo’s nightscape of strip bars, clubs, and seedy hangouts, all lit up like a pinball machine.
Oscar (Nathaniel Brown) and his sister Linda (Paz de la Huerta) are recent arrivals in Tokyo. Oscar’s a small-time drug dealer, and Linda works as a nightclub stripper. One night, Oscar is caught up in a police bust and shot. As he lies dying, his spirit, faithful to the promise he made his sister as a child - that he would never leave her - refuses to abandon the world of the living. His spirit hovers over the city, wandering the streets and passing through the boundaries of various rundown apartments, dingy nightclubs and decrepit hotel rooms inhabited by characters linked to Oscar and Linda’s clandestine existence. His visions grow evermore nightmarish and distorted as details from the siblings’ past, present and future emerge to tell an atmospheric story of loss, hallucination, sexuality, extraction and excess.
ENTER THE VOID is the ultimate head-trip, a distinctive and highly original film that fully immerses the audience into the sensory world and experiences of its characters, straight into the void between life and death.
Original soundtrack contributions were supplied by Thomas Bangalter (one half of Daft Punk, who also contributed to Irreversible) and music from artists as varied as LFO, Bach, Coil, and many more perforate the film’s dynamic and original narrative. The 2 disc DVD will include both the ‘short’ and the rare ‘long’ version of the film, the latter of which includes 17 minutes of extra footage.
Film accolades include Cannes Film Festival (In Competition), Sitges (Best Cinematography and Special Prize Of The Jury) and Toronto (Vanguard Program).
Lauded as a work of Pure Cinema, ENTER THE VOID is Noé’s most mature and fully realised work to date, by one of the most divisive and boundary pushing directors of our generation.

UK DVD Release Date:  25th April 2011. Cert: 18 Running Time 135 mins
Starring: Paz de la Huerta, Nathaniel Brown, Cyril Roy, Olly Alexander

"Brilliant"  The Daily Telegraph
"A cinematic landmark" - Daily Mirror
"Mind-blowingly cool ***** The Times
"A kaleidoscopic head-fuck of extreme cinema" Empire
"One of the most astonishing films ever made" Billy Chainsaw, Bizarre
“Visually Stunning… Like Kubrick’s 2001… Utterly compelling ***** ”  The Guardian
“Sex, drugs, heart and soul. A hypnotic headf**k of a movie” Total Film
“Utterly Seductive ****” Metro
Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino ranked it as his 10th best film of 2010 and said that the opening credits where some of the best he'd seen in cinema history!
What can you win?
Winner will get a limited edition film poster SIGNED BY Gaspar Noé
How can you win? 
Seeing as this film is wildly trippy you can win this poster by sending me the trippiest, most original thing you can find or create. 
Mental drawings, strange creatures from the depth, insane prints, crazy fashion - anything you fancy. 

Send to : with subject title "Enter The Void"
Or facebook me or leave a comment here.

When can you enter?
Please enter by 9pm - 24th April 2011 

T&C blah blah.
None really - but if your entries rubbish you aren't going to win.
Any questions?
Drop me an email :

Model Training Workshop - 3rd April 2011

Once again I shot a model workshop - this time it was jazzed up slightly. Feedback first and activity images below.
I'm still shit with names so its this guy, thats guy and this other chick.

Ok, so this 'monsieur' was a gorgeous looking european. Sadly he was far too short for catwalk but has great bone structure and took a great photo. He didn't take direction as well as hoped and wore a hat for most of his shoot which was a little unflattering so could do with finding out what looks work and becoming more versatile.
Definitely aim to find some TFP work for practice - I think this guy could do very very well in editorial fashion with such a distinct look.

 This gent was a boxer and although he was tall and a great looker his catwalking needs some improvement as he had a little too much swagger and not enough energy.
He was incredibly photogenic and took direction very well and I think with a few TFP shoots under his belt and a new lease of energy he could do very well - his height faring him well for runway and his looks working for editorial and commercial shoots.

 This guy was so quiet and sweet and had another great editorial fashion face but was a little on the short side as well. He took direction well and was happy to try different things. With a lot more experience I think he could break into some very good work. Once again needs some photoshoot practice so that he can create a strong editorial portfolio to offset his height.

 This lady was too short for runway and needs a lot of catwalk practice before attempting to break into catwalk. She was very photogenic and created some great 'diva' style photos but should probably try and get as much editorial practice as possible. Due to her height and size she will have trouble with run way but has a great style for commercial shoots and would be a great extra.


 This guy has a really intense look - his runway was great and his photoshoot was also impressive. He took direction very well and again was happy to try new things. Could do with a little more runway practice and should get involved with a few TFP's to build a portfolio.

What a great smile! Perfectly happy throughout the workshop and shoot - trying different things and taking some great photos. Although he's short there are some great opportunities for him to be an extra and commercial model - I think he would easily get extra and acting work. Build up a portfolio of TFP jobs and go for it! :)
Its really refreshing to see someone styling constantly!

Before commenting on his modelling skills I have to mention this guys nails. (Hey… I never said I was impartial) He has one hand of inch long REAL fingernails. One hand of claws creeped me out!
Anyway - I think that this dudes skin wasn't great which could create problems but being tall enough and with a strong look extra work, commercial work and possibly some runway is within reach. I think he needs to build up a good portfolio of TFP and try and get into some sort of extras work.

 This guy needs to work on taking direction and I feel he would be better off looking for extras and commercial work over editorial fashion or runway. His photos came out very well but I felt he could do with being a little more expressive. Definitely needs to build a portfolio of TFP work and start looking into some extras opportunities.


This girl has a great figure and a great look but needs to work on taking direction. Her catwalking also needed some work. I think as she isn't very tall she should aim to get as much TFP commercial and editorial work to further her experience.  

 This young lass is tall and slim and had a great catwalk session but I think she really needs to work on a portfolio before going into editorial or catwalk. She needs to develop flattering poses and work on her expression as her photos came across as a little blank. Get as much TFP work as possible then look into catwalk and editorial fashion.

 This girl had a great catwalk and an amazing petite figure but again her photos didn't quite bring enough expression to the pictures and I don't think she took direction as well as she could. I think she could do some great run way work and commercial/extra work but I don't think she's quite strong enough for fashion editorial yet. Get as much TFP work in your portfolio as possible!

 This girl has a great shaped face and a nice figure but took direction very badly and needs to work on her poses and learn the difference between posing for Facebook and posing for a photoshoot. She has a great figure and could do some great fashion editorial work but I think she's going to struggle unless she really works hard on her direction. Get as much experience with a photographer as possible, expand your portfolio and work on facial expressions in the mirror - make comparisons with fashion shoots and try to imitate them.

 This guy was fantastic in front of the camera and created some great shots with intense expression, a great body and taking direction easily. I think he may be a little short for runway but his catwalk was great and I really think that with some practice and lots of TFP work he has the potential to go far.

Many of these models arent taking direction as well as they could do and seem to have no idea of what sort of modelling they want to get into. All of them need to look REALISTICALLY at what they can and cant do remembering that to do runway girls should be over 5"8 and guys over 6"1. Size and look really matter and shorter more striking girls will be able to get better editorial work than taller but less tricking catwalk girls.
Having so many guys at the workshop was great but many of them seem to keep their social standing within the workshops, not relaxing as much as they could have done. Remember, with these workshops - NO ONE CARES if you look stupid - the exercises we do are to make people feel at ease. 

We set up a studio space and gave each model a lucky dip emotion or character to play infront of the camera to work on expression and getting into character which is essential to get into extras work, acting work, editorial and commercial shoots - its not always going to be high fashion!