A few months ago, I was involved in a hair presentation project at Vidal Sassoon in Manchester.
The theme was based around the darker side of nature; life-giving, but at the same time wild and dangerous.
It was put together to showcase Melanie Baker‘s hair dressing skills but also featured colour by Helen Jordan and cuts by different members of the Sassoon Manchester team.
A section of one the images from my “winter project” was used as the promo poster, after it inspired Mel to choose the theme.
I then planned the styling, based on the theme, but also being mindful of the sassoon brand.
This shoot took place before the Vanguard collection launch, but we used some of the garments, as well as latex pieces from different collections and even some old favourites, such as veils, flower crowns and antlers.
Model: Zoe Harlotta
Model: Lia @Vauhaus
Model: Florence @J’adore
Model: Stacey Black (me)
Images and retouch: Adam Mark Williams
Make up: Jules Daniels MUA
We also had to do a catwalk and each of the hair styles was inspected and judged individually.
All the models and Mel.
The model in their full outfits, after the catwalk.
The presentation, catwalk and photoshoot all went really well, Mel did a great job and the whole team was awesome and a pleasure to work with.
Last month I had the pleasure of being contacted by Qoive magazine “Fashion magazine by fashion bloggers”, to contribute some images and quotes for their inaugural issue, fashion blogger feature.
Fashion illustrations of the featured bloggers by Purushu Arie were featured next to their quotes.
This was mine, based on an image by Richard Ayres.
It was interesting to be featured alongside all these other bloggers, because it gave me the opportunity read through their quotes and gain an insight into their style and views.
I particularly like that they made an effort to feature bloggers whose style differed from the norm.
I also love the cover illustration based on Shini Park of Park & cube.
On the second page of my feature, they mentioned by label, Eustratia and added a quote for my website and the full version of the image my illustration was based on, from the Vanguard collection lookbook.
I loved being involved in this project and hope to have more similar opportunities in future.
This weekend I attended my first summer wedding of the year, in a beautiful little village in Cheshire.
Contrary to popular belief, I don’t always wear black but it can be hard for me to find the perfect dress to suit my style for such things.
After a lot of looking around I decided to make myself something out of this water print fabric I bought last year. I quite enjoyed making this and would be happy to make similar ones if anyone else finds themselves in a similar situation.
Dress: Custom Eustratia
Necklace: Richard Ayres for Vanguard
Shoes: Public desire
Images by Richard Ayres photography.
Photographer Al Overdrive emailed me this morning to share this set of photos, taken about a year ago, backstage at the katzenjammer club, just after the fashion show.
It was the shortest Eustratia show ever, with the least amount of models, but there was certainly no lack of glamour.
Cici Von Crypt
And last but not least, myself. My years of modelling do come in handy when I’m a model short for a show!
This month I’ve been obsessed with light and how to add it to my home and create atmosphere.
I’ve created a collage of inspirational techniques, some of which I am yet to try and hope to be uploading my own results in the near future.
If you use creative/decorative light ideas in your home, I’d love to see more pictures.