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Photoshoot with Vassia Kostara

Vassia was recommended to me through a mutual friend. After looking at her Instagram feed I knew I wanted to do a shoot with her, so whilst it was day four of London Fashion Week I added onto my stressful day with two more shoots! Vassia is not only a travel blogger, but she is also a fashion designer.

Her clothes are both elegant and stylish and the motto of our shoot was ‘Always stay inspired’, which is a quote Vassia goes by in life and is also featured on her clothes too. For this shoot I wanted to experiment with different angles, styles and lightening and I think we achieved that! 

Make sure you check out her Instagram here and to follow my blog with bloglovin here

LONDON FASHION WEEK MEN'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY

This time I was invited to photograph the Songzio SS18 show, which was truly amazing! The soft atmospheric music put me in a dream like state, as the models with slicked back hair elegantly walked passed.Horizontal stripes definitely dominated the collection along with leather, embellished, open toed sandals. 

 

I also attended the St. James show, which was in the middle of Jermyn Street. The music was so lively that it created a party ambiance. What I really noticed from the show was how many times the models changed outfits! I know a bit random, but when you think about it a show lasts roughly 15 minutes and the models changed 3 times, so imagine changing quickly and looking so composed so fast!  Either way the collection was amazing and had a fun aspect to it.

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.

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.

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.