Habin, from Beeble, had been talking to me and Lucy - who has just written an inspirational post which is sure to make you want to be healthy for summer - for a while about getting together for a photoshoot, which would promote my jackets, Lucy's headbands and give Habin a chance to do some more fashion photography. After one false start and a whole lot of Facebook e-mailing, the day finally arrived and we popped up to Portobello Market. When I say 'popped', it was a semi-eventful journey, entailing a suprise line closure, a crazy drunk man (with a rotting head) - I thought putting it in brackets would make it less foul - and an almost signal failure.
Now, I have not recieved the results yet but thought I would do a post to tell you the behind the scenes info and the less than glamorous details!
We arrived presuming we were going to shoot against the pastel coloured houses on the main stretch of Portobello Road but when we arrived and saw the sheer size of the crowds, it was not certain we would get our shots. However, the first port of call was Eat for some food and we also used the upstairs floor and bathroom as a changing room, much to the confusion of staff and fellow costumers. Then, I spied some immaculate rows of coloured houses behind Eat, which would be perfection. And they certainly were. We managed to find one in every colour to match the outfits and had to ask a few of the owners if we could shoot in front of them, to which they kindly agreed.
We attracted a lot of attention with our models all dressed up and Habin's large camera and were asked by an American man to take a picture of them with his son, an Eastern European woman to take a picture of her with them and the people sitting outside the pub seemed to be rather impressed.
However, the most attention was received when we moved right into the market and were taking pictures on an antiques stall. An old man got out his VIDEO CAMERA and zoomed in onto the models faces. Even after receiving disgusted faces from us and a rather obvious "perv" being shouted from one of the models, he was not perturbed and moved position to then start filming me, Habin and Lucy. It was time to move on...
It was a very long day and we returned eight hours later! A massive thank you to Habin, Hannah and Ellie and I cannot wait to see the results. Here is what we wore...
Fifteen-year-old writing a fashion blog, what's new? Hopefully this. Interested in everything. Was introduced to fashion via piles of Vogues. Aspiring fashion journalist. Or lawyer... Lawyer of a foreign fashion house that also writes a column in Vogue, perhaps?