The weather has finally started to brighten up a bit and last weekend, I was able to take Ziva for a little walk without having to change into waterproofs!
Photography by Richard Ayres
sheer batwing top: Eustratia
Sunglasses: Balmain (currently sold out)
Harness bra: Nichole de Carle
Crystal necklace: Infinity
Feather necklace: Richard Ayres
belt: Asos (similar)
Jeans: Next (similar here)
Boots: Dr. Martens
Last weekend I went to a friend’s party. I knew there was going to be dancing involved so I wanted to wear something comfortable, but still interesting. I chose a long, sheer shirt over some leggings, my new statement harness belt and some flat shoes.
Of course it’s impossible to take pictures in my house without a dog getting in so here’s one with Charlie.
Shirt: Ebay, (similar from boohoo here)
Cincher harness: Eustratia
Leggings: H&M (similar)
Shoes: TK Maxx
Images by Richard Ayres
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.
A couple of weeks ago, I attended my friend Cassie’s graduate exhibition at the Foundation Coffee House in Manchester. A couple of days earlier we had been shopping and I picked up a long tunic-style skirt and some lace brogues from H&M, which I decided to incorporate into my outfit. I don’t think I’ve ever bought such inexpensive shoes before but they are beautiful and surprisingly comfy.
Blazer: Karen Millen
Neckalce: Richard Ayres
Rings: Elemental luxury
Bag: H! by Henry Holland
The Vanguard concept shoot images are here! I have been waiting for the full set to be completed before posting these as it was my favourite project so far this year and I wanted to show it off in full.
The team that help me bring this idea to life did an excellent job and they deserve every credit. Shooting on location can be challenging, especially when alternating between different settings and working with animals.
Photography, retouching, model direction: Toria Brightside
Models: Amber and Hazel @VAUHAUS and myself.
Make up: Laura Wilson
Hair and styling: me
The jewellery for the collection was made by Richard Ayres, who was also dog-handler at the shoot.
Special thanks to our driver Ben, who also looked after the dogs while we were shooting.
Extra special thanks to Eustratia and Vauhaus interns Lindsay and Lauren who facilitated and carried, set of smoke bombs and ran around holding them to get the right effect, fixed and pressed garments and helped out with the images.
We also really appreciate Barney’s owners bringing him down for the shoot.
The garments are available for sale, here.
We shot this over three different locations and by the time we got to the last one, we only had 5 minutes of daylight left but we managed to make it work and the images in the last set are some of my favourites.
The harness cami has so far emerged as the best-seller from this range and can be purchased with 20% off till midday on Wednesday.