I have recently returned from my annual trip to my home town, Thessaloniki, where we visited the old “upper” city to enjoy the view and explore the winding streets and quaint houses.
We came across this cute pastel house and decided it was a great backdrop for my outfit pictures.
Images by Richard Ayres Photography
I’m delighted to be able to share with you, the first shoot of the summer and my latest collaboration with Vauhaus.
The wardrobe is from the reflections collection as well as some extra pieces I made for a fashion show at Regress back in March. The unicorn necklaces are part of an upcoming Eustratia range due to be released very soon!
I was adamant we needed the clouds and sunset in the background so Toria directed us to the perfect roof carp park. As we got to the top however, the fire alarm started to go off and we narrowly avoided having to leave. I’m so glad we didn’t though as we manged to get these amazing images.
Brights, bubble-guns and latex-clad heroins. What more could you want from a shoot?
Photography: Toria Brightside
Models: Hazel and Amber from Vauhaus and myself
Styling: Stacey Black at Aesthetic Contradiction
In February I opened my showroom to the public for the first time and hosted the first Eustratia Open House Day. The event was co-hosted by my friends from Vauhaus and attended by many lovely models I’ve had the pleasure of working with over the last few years. I enjoyed setting up the showroom and showcasing my work in an environment that complemented it. It was also great to interact with people, show them the garments in person and talk about the details and shapes, something that isn’t really possible when, like me, you sell mostly online.
Aside from talking about clothes, we also drank champagne, posed for photos and finished of the day with the models having a pillow fight in the bedroom.
Cole Black from LatexGirlsHD put together an amazing video capturing the highlights and atmosphere of the day.
Thanks to my awesome models: Amber Dennett Hazel Whittle Vivi Sterling Nina Terror Laura Powell Jo Juiceboxx Naomi Rose Pedersen Mai Walker Georgina Ainscow Loren Faether Charlotte Anne MacGregor Zoe Harlotti Collinson
and team Toria Brightside Natalie Rose Wilde Richard Ayres.
Documentary photography by Natalie Rose Wilde.
Photobooth images by Toria Brightside.
On the 10th of May, we are hosting the a workshop at Eustratia house, featuring Vauhaus model Vivi sterling, you can read the details here.
This season, I was delighted to be invited to showcase my collection at Manchester fashion week.
I was part of the “We are Manchester” showcase on the Saturday and presented my spring/summer collection, which can be viewed here.
My friends from Vauhaus came to help out and also co-hosted the aftershow party, which I will write about in my next post.
Amber paired the mirror leggings and crop top with her horsebird varsity for a cool day time look while flyering and helping dress the models.
Jen and Hazel, my personally selected models, ready for the show!
Backstage shots by Natalie Rose Wilde.
The flower playsuit is one of my favourite pieces in the range and features over 100 hand-made flowers. Special thanks to my intern, Lindsay for helping me make them.
The models were provided by PHA models.
Catwalk photos by the official MCRFW photographer.
I walked on at the end to take my bow, something that was a first for me as most of my shows don’t take this format.
For information or to shop the collection, please head to the online store.