At the beginning of year I got asked to collaborate on a beautifully dark editorial with a fantastic group of creatives. Some of the images have recently been published in Dark Beauty magazine and I believe some of the beauty shots are also due to appear in FACEON.
I put together 8 looks using items form Eustratia, Richard Ayres, Carly Petitt Tylor and my own wardrobe and also did nails for one of the looks. I was especially happy to use the non-latex items I have made as I haven’t had a chance to get them published before.
Photographer: John Cubillan (www.johncubillan.com)
Make-up Artist: Abbie Glover (www.abbieglover.co.uk)
Hair Stylist: Jade Thorley (jadethorley.co.uk)
Nail Technicians: Stacey Black & Temi Aboderin
Stylists: Richard Ayres (www.richardayres.co.uk) & Stacey Black (www.eustratia.co.uk)
Model: Emma Owens @ BOSS Model Management
Art Director: Cello Ong (www.celloong.com)
Post Production: Cello Ong & John Cubillan
Clothing: Carly Petitt-Taylor (www.carlypetitt-taylor.com), Richard Ayres and Stacey Black
Featured items available for purchase now:
Baroque latex leggings
Latex peplum dress
Chainmail geometric top
Chainmail cropped top
Brass neck chain
Latex flower headband
Chainmail dragonscale collar
Spike shoulder pads
Studded latex collar
If you’re into current and quirky fashion, chances are you’ve heard of Dolls Kill.
The thing that appeals to me the most about the brand is the fact that they have dolls/muses that represent the styles they cater for. I decide on the items I put into production for my own label in a very similar way!
Links to the dolls and their current ranges can be found here.
I was approached about selling some of my products, that had a Dolls Kill vibe, through the site so I made a board with a selection of Eustratia products for each of them.
Outfits to fit each doll’s style were then selected and I created illustrations to show how they would look together.
I then went on to create the garments!
After a lot of faffing around with couriers and customs the garments finally arrived and were added to the site.
There is now only one outfit left on the site and hopefully they will stock a small range of Eustratia products in the near future.
I don’t usually do such “worky” posts but it’s something I’m thinking of introducing so let me know what you guys think. I would have loved to be able to read about other people’s projects while I was at uni. so I hope others will find this useful.
I’ve recently expanded my online profiles by joining Instagram and Pinterest. I’m enjoying them both and finding them useful for capturing new images on the go and categorizing existing ones.
My instagram username is aestheticconratiction if you’d like to follow me. I make an effort to photograph things other than my face and food when possible.
Pretty much everyone has instagram now but I have had a couple of people ask me about Pinterest. A question that came up was if I found it too similar to tumblr. I thought this was an interesting one as I had a similar concern before I decided to join. I actually think they work really well together and compliment each other. I come across images that I like on tumblr all the time but in the past it was a bit of a pain to find a specific image again if I hadn’t saved it. Now I have Pinterest, when I come across an image that would be useful/inspirational for something specific, I can just pin it to the appropriate board!
My user name is eustratia if you’d like to follow and I’m having trouble filling up the “my style” board. It’s definitely a board that I want to have but I’m not sure wherther I should post items I already own, style pictures of myself, products I want or just anything that represents me including all of the above.
Hopefully I will decide soon ;).