fashion

Sing Gentry (Gurj Sohanpal)

Gurj and I have been planning to do a shoot for so long! So what better way to do a shoot that is dedicated to his birthday! Hence the reason for the red balloon in the photos. The shoot was a collaboration with the fashion brand, NEXT, which is why Gurj is kitted out in the brand. 

If you don't know Gurj has the greatest collection of suits I have ever seen! Check out his Instagram @singhgentry to see how he styles his suits along with being jealous of all his travels!

 

MARK LIVERMORE

I met Mark at The Clck event at The Sanderson hotel and straight away we hit it off, Mark is so down to earth and easy to get along with which is why I was so excited to do a shoot together and this one was in collaboration with the fashion brand, Reiss. 

Mark’s Instagram is all about minimal tones and attention to textures, so the new Serpentine pavilion design was the perfect place to hold the shoot. This shoot was one of the funniest, as if you saw my Insta-story we got lost! Which is no surprise coming from me, but also how Mark is so down to earth and easy to get along with. Make sure to check the rest out @marklivermore for his upcoming travels.

THE CLCK

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!

LONDON FASHION WEEK 2017

I have now worked London Fashion Week three times in a row! The first time I was an intern and I helped host influencer events for Ego, Superdrugs and many more brands. Whereas the second and third time I was photographing street style and I was even the event photographer for @TheClck brunch (an amazing influencer group).

Each Fashion Week is VERY stressful, but also rewarding. There’s always a sense of haste, moving across different venues to capture unique styles in such a short amount of time. To the point that I have even jumped into a car with another photographer who I met 5 minutes before and being driven to the next location. (I know stranger danger alert, but in that moment all I could think about is I need more outfit shots!) Plus these strangers ended up becoming my friends and mentors (saved my friendships there)

I still find it crazy that I've photographed great people such as Yasmin Sewell, Daisy Lowe, Adwoa Aboah, Katy Perry and many more. The photo of Katy Perry was my most viewed and shared photo, it reached over 2,000 people on Facebook and it was shared so many times on Instagram and Twitter! Let's hope this year will bring more amazing opportunities.

SEBASTIAN LILJEBLAD

Seb was a dream to work with, being a confident model and a business owner made posing in front of the camera look so easy. We toured around Notting Hill finding different locations to shoot in, plus it was great that Seb was not phased by my bad tour guiding skills. One of my favourite shots was when I captured Seb with the leaves. One, it was surprising that we’re in December and there was leaves still attached on the tree branches instead of being on the ground and two because I love capturing nature. A little bit of greenery can really brighten the photo. Throughout the shoot Seb said “Lets go Wild!” and it was pretty ironic that at the end of our shoot we passed a flower shop called ‘Wild at Heart’, which made for a nice send off.  

Debut's Mixer

I went to the second Debut Magazine Mixer event and networked with models, make-up artists, designers, singers and other photographers. It was a great environment to socialise with people in the industry who are roughly the same age. For the past year now I have worked with well-established people in the creative sector from photographers, stylists and CEOs of creative brands and therefore connecting with people who are trying to break into the same industry as me is quite nice and reassuring that I’m not alone.

On the night I indulged in their fancy pink strawberry cocktails and fruity cupcakes. Along with getting a free magazine to celebrate the launch of their second issue and a treats bag filled with skin care products and mini badges. Also please excuse the iPhone quality photos, I was to attend this event not photograph for it.

Sarah Mikaela

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.

DEAN CHALKLEY

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. 

HENRY HOLLAND

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

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.

MEETING INFLUENCERS AT LONDON FASHION WEEK

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.