This is the, incredibly narrowed down, result of our long anticipated photoshoot. For behind the scenes information, check out the lead up post.
The idea behind this shoot, for the first two sets of outfits, was very vintage and lady like. Imagine two ladies out for lunch, living in the beautiful, immaculate pastel coloured houses near to Portobello Market, with their similar, complementing, yet contrasting attire, with a slightly modernised twist; doing vintage in the present. The second batch of outfits, actually shot on the stalls of the market, used stronger colours to represent the vibrancy of the market yet were still classy and elegant. Mixing perhaps more practical outfits with delicate fabrics and heels.
The shoot was, essentially, for the promotion of my jackets, so these can be found in all the outfits I styled, or partly styled, in partnership with Lucy, from Treasure Chest, who was showcasing her hairbands. The two jackets used were the grey lace and the pink lace kimono style, which is my second design. All headbands are by Lucy.
The first jacket shot was the grey lace, with a mint bow, on Hannah, one of our beautiful and tolerant models, who was willing to change in Eat. and pub toilets, which I, of course, made myself and am now selling, but more on that later. I paired it with a very pale, almost duck egg blue, slip with cream and white lace edging from Beyond Retro, which was pinned with a safety pin to create a pencil skirt silhouette, and a silver threaded top with stiched cups. They are the model's shoes, to which I added white ankle socks with flower details.
The second outfit, modelled by Ellie, comprises of a cream jumpsuit from online vintage store, Betsy & Lola, green chunky knit socks and my most favourite pair of boots from Office. A/W 2009, I was searching desperately for a pair of high, brown, lace up boots EVERYWHERE. Then, whilst on a visit to Oxford Street, I stumbled across these. The price: £90, which I was more than happy to pay - these were my dream boots after all! - however, when I got to the till... They were only £30! Don't you just love it when that happens?! Also my pink lace jacket with grey ribbon and, as a finishing touch, some pearls and a headband.
Finally, amongst a crowded vintage bag stall with fairy lights, stands Hannah in a white shirt with puffed cap sleeves and a large peter pan collar and, on the bottom half, some high-waisted navy and white gingham shorts which I picked up in a charity shop as trousers. From part of the leg material, I made a waisted band which I traded for the mint ribbon. This time, on her head, perched a tiny boater with a blue striped ribbon which I picked up from H&M whilst in New York. Hannah also poses with Ellie in the penultimate shot who was styled by Lucy in one of her hairbands.
If you would like to purchase either of the lace jackets, they are available on eBay; the grey, here, and the pink, here. Just so you know, all proceeds contribute to my World Challenge expedition to Croatia, so please at least check them out, it would be of major help to me!
A final thanks to fellow stylist, make up artist and hairdress, Lucy, the models and, the biggest one, to Habin, from beeble for the whole idea and the fabulous pictures.
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?