Current Obsessions #32

current obsession 32This week I’m looking for promotional photoshoot inspiration. I’m hopefully going to be able to finish, shoot and release my spring/summer range which is pretty exciting. You might have seen a few pieces at VAUVAU but I’ve done some rearranging since then. I’m also loving 3D printing and wish I had the chance to try it out myself. Still working toward my giant paper flowers. I’ve featured them a few times but hopefully they will work out for me this time.

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Silver thorns

silver thorns 2a copysilver thorns 1silver thorns 4silver thornssilver thorns 6silver thorns 3I managed to get these images in just before the rain yesterday, it seems srping isn’t here after all. I’ve pretty much lived in this cardigan for the last year so I think it deserves to be featured. I’ve had several replacements but non of them seem to work quite as well.

Cardigan: Topshop

Shirt: H&M

Shorts: Miss Selfridge

tights: M&S

Boots: Jeffrey Campbell

Jewellery: Richard Ayres

Septum ring: Bodyjewelleryshop

Images by Richard Ayres

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Vauhaus X Eustratia studio day with Vivi Sterling.

Vauhaus and Eustratia present their first studio day, featuring model coach and cover girl, Vivi Sterling.

The studio day will take place at Eustratia House in Manchester (full address provided on booking), a spacious and stimulating environment that combines functionality with home comforts.

Eustratia and Vauhaus have been collaborating on projects for a while now. We always receive positive feedback and requests from people wanting to be involved in our shoots. Unfortunately we don’t have time to collaborate with everyone and we are aware that not everyone can afford to book us all separately so we have decided to set up these fun studio days, where we can do what we do best and those who want to can join in for a small contribution towards our next big project.

NEW5smallThe studio day caters for both models and photographers offering a uniquely tailored experience for each.

Our team:

Photography/post production: Toria Brightside, photographer and founder of Vauhaus.

Model/model coach: Vivi Sterling, as seen on Channel 4 and Bizarre/Front/Elite magazine.

Styling/art direction: Stacey Black, Creative director/founder of Eustratia.

studio day photographer poster 1Photographers:

Shooting with a great model can make a fundamental difference to your portfolio. Vivi is an experienced, internationally published model with great posing abilities. She is naturally beautiful, so your images will look good with minimal editing and great fun to shoot with, so you are guaranteed to feel comfortable and have a great time.

Toria Brightside will also be on set to provide tips and coaching for beginners or those crossing over from a different style of photography/subject matter.

Eye catching wardrobe can also be an asset to your portfolio. It creates a conversation point and instantly makes you look more professional. It’s especially important if you are hoping to go into fashion photography and hope to shoot for designers’ campaigns in the future.

Renting designer clothing or hiring a good stylist can be pricey, but as part of our studio day deal, you get access to sought after latex clothing and avant-garde accessories that have already been styled for you.

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If you’ve decided to go into modelling, you probably already know how much posing and styling can add to your images.

At the Vauhaus X Eustratia studio day we are offering you help to create great images but also a great shoot experience. We have all been to cold, bare studios where you have to get changed in the toilet and we didn’t find it very inspiring, so our studio day is different.

  • You can relax with a glass of prosecco, while we introduce you to the team and run you through the outfit options.
  • There is a comfortable dressing room with seating, heating and full length mirrors.
  • You will have help choosing outfit options that are both flattering and interesting.
  • If you are not used to wearing latex, help will be provided so you don’t have to worry about damaging the samples.
  • You also don’t have to worry about packing, cleaning and sending them back as all that will be taken care of for you.
  • Make up and hair suggestions can also be provided on request.
  • Direction will be provided where necessary to make sure you get the most out of your photoshoot.
  • Vivi will also teach you some go-to poses that you can use in future shoots to make sure your images are consistently top notch.
  • You will be shooting two different looks to help you add variety as well as quality to your portfolio.
  • A selection of your images will be edited by Toria Brightside, to add the last professional touches.
  • If you like your outfit, you can purchase items from the Eustratia show room at a reduced rate!
  • Prints of your images will also be available to order.

We always have a great time on our shoots and can promise you an equally fun experience. A few places have already been booked so be quick!

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Practical magic.

It’s a bit of a shame that the good weather didn’t last but I’m probably not totally ready for spring yet anyway.

practicalmagic3 copypracticalmagic2practicalmagic1bpractical magic bagHat: Asos

Blouse: TK Maxx

Cardigan: new look

Underbust waistcoat: Ebay

Skirt: Miss selfridge

Patent satchel: H&M

Boots: Office

Latexlace cuff: Eustratia

Images by Richard Ayres

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