I’m now in the process of changing my Instagram, so I thought this would be the perfect time to write about being the photographer for @TheClck brunch event at The Ivy Café in Marylebone! The ClCK is a network that is based on all the best influencers capturing amazing style and is founded by the lovely, @iamshannonj. The event also included brands from Sweaty Betty to Swarovski and the best part was meeting so many lovely, fashionable influencers who I still continue to talk to over Instagram!
I met the duo at the Debut Mixer and straight away we hit it off. I loved their flamboyant style, especially their glitter statement lips and it was great that in that one night we had already arranged to do a photoshoot that coming weekend! The shoot was in a Church in Acton and whilst they recorded the acoustic versions of their new songs, I photographed the behind the scenes. Watch this space for more upcoming shoots with the duo (Emily and Jordan)
I met Sarah Mikaela from FramboiseFashion.com during London Fashion Week and since we share the same name (just a different version of spelling) it was no wonder we would hit it off. On the day of the shoot we toured around the streets of Soho capturing her emerald green attire: the top WonderBash in support of breast cancer and the gorgeous Gestuz velvet trousers that definitely caught people's attention. Sarah Mikaela was a natural in front of the camera and this was probably one of my favourite shoots to do.
This year I had the opportunity to work with the photographer, Dean Chalkey. I helped out on shoots with him for brands, such as Hush Puppies and Jocks & Nerds and meeting artists, such as Richard Ashcroft ( the lead singer from the band, The Verve). The best part on working with Dean was the fact he photographed my favourite singer, Amy Winehouse! Funnily enough the photo I used on my cover photo on Facebook (years ago) was the photo he photographed! I would constantly ask questions about Amy to Dean, such as "what was was she like?" and "how was she to photograph?". Chalkey never failed to surprise me about facts about Amy or the fun energy she brought on his shoots.
On one of our last meet ups I photographed Dean in his office using his quirky Fuji camera, that's why I only have this poor iPhone quality instead.
I was lucky enough to attend the interview between Monica Beatrice and Henry Holland. The talk was about his SS17 collection of House of Holland and to celebrate his 10 years of being in fashion. I had to share his Instagram post, as I still find it crazy that Rachel (@theaptmt work mate) and I built that room. It took us 3 days to create and it proved to be a great success, as it became the bloggers favourite room!
Henry Holland was so down to earth, he explained how he got into fashion, his party life with the model, Agyness Deyn and how he came up with the tee slogan shirts that ultimately defined his brand.
Ego's Brunch was definitely one of my favourite events we hosted during London Fashion Week, I loved how we organised the space in nude tones (even displayed the food and drinks with that colour process to match the brand's colour scheme). Ego told us to wear their brand throughout the day and I was given a nude, patent ankle boots which I styled with a pink checkered dress. Throughout the event I was complimented on my 60s style and I was even featured on their InstaStory and SnapChat, (I was not even aware at the time!)
After I had a photo of my outfit in the Concept Room, that Rachel and I actually built for The Apartment. A room that became notorious for bloggers to post and have a mini shoot of their style in. Excuse the phone quality photos, I was not photographing this event, but hostings.
I worked with the company, The Apartment (@theaptmt) for London Fashion Week, 2016. The Apartment is an exclusive space for influencer's to come and get pampered with designer items, create content for their social media, have a photo shoot with the Comb guys, whilst connecting with other influencers. My role at The Apartment varied: I helped create the space (literally building furniture, organsing rooms and creating flat lays for bloggers to create content about) but also capturing photos for the social media page and helping to host the events.
London Fashion Week was both stressful, but enjoyable! I networked with a lot of bloggers and have already booked photo shoots for the October and November period, so watch this space and even check out the tab 'commissions- blogging' to see the latest shoot photos.