Wednesday, 30 May 2012

photo shoot.

I cant say thank you enough to everyone that helped out on the day, it mean everything to me.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

behind the scenes.

location showing sections 1 and 2 

location showing section 2

location showing section 1

close up of section 1 ( Kalvin one of the photographers)

location showing section 3

hair : Amy , make up : Lucinda , models: Chloe and Alyssia

Amy and Chloe having a laugh while getting ready.

Chloe at the beginning of the shoot. 

photographers Ollie and Kalvin doing test shots and moving clamps and equipment. 

getting into the swing of things. 

Tim and Jay, looking after the manly jobs like the generator !

assistant photographers, make up stylist, hair stylist, runner s and model all standing in the wings waiting for direction.

Kalvin direction chloe on the shoot.


Aylissia in section 2. beginning of her shoot outfit 1.

Kalvin messing with lighting and settings on the shoot.

Me and Kalvin one of the photographers.

Chloe outfit 1.

Chloe outfit 1.

Kalvin directing Chloe.
The shoot was a big success and everyone pull it off .The hair and make up was amazing and the models worked their bums off to show off the outfits the best they could. To everyone that helped out bringing things to and from and running the models about I cant thank you all enough.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

photo shoot.

I now have a location date and time set for my photo shoot problem is i cant find models, hair or makeup stylists that are free to help. every time someone says they are free to get involved they end up pulling out for various reasons. This is frustrating as i have everything else set in place i've the photographer, lighting wind machine smoke machine and a generator to run it all. If worst come to worst i will have to do the hair and make up myself and call in a massive favour from my sister to model for me.

Although i have used my sister before in photo shoots she hasn't got the skeletal look that i wanted for this shoot she is a tall curvy size 12,  where as, ideally i wanted a tall skinny size 8 if possible even smaller. All my clothes are a size 10-12 but i could clamp them in for the shoot making them look like they fit the model properly.

my hair style is quite simple. i want the hair to be crimped then put up into a oversized ballet bun on top of the head. i could do this myself the i would have loved to get someone in to do it for me, as then i could over see the entire shoot and not have to worry about having to fix and redo the hair.
 My ideal makeup is quiet avent guard, i wanted to make the models look very pale and porcelain doll like. if i cant find a makeup artist that is willing to work for free or as cheap as possible then i will have to do the make up myself  and as i'm no expert in make up styling i will  have to change the look slightly to a dark red lip and slightly smoky eyes.

my location is : St Helens church witton northwich.
date: 26th may 2012.
time : sart setting up at 6 shoot into the night.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

free lance work.

My latest free lance work has been for a returning customer. Her style of garment she normally request is of pagan influences. for me to be able to fulfil her brief i always do some research in to pagan shapes and styles before i draw up any designs for her, however for this one it was easier for me as i have already created a floor length cape for her before. This cape  she wanted to be reversible so she could wear it with a variety of outfits for handfastings. 

Its the cape on the lady second from the left.
( lady with the blonde bob for those people who get confused! hehe )


My photographer has asked me to create a mood board for the photo shoot, so he knows the basic feel of what i'm looking for as an outcome. Well me being me is stuck between two different themes, one is dark and twisted the other is more virginal and enchanting in a girly way. My problem now is do I shoot both at extra cost and then have both sides of the story or pick one and go for it... but which one to choose...?

mood board 1: dark and slightly twisted. photo shoot would take place during dusk to night time, would be shot in black and white or a darker screen.

mood board2: virginal and enchanting. photo shoot would take place during the day shot in colour.

Thursday, 3 May 2012


Since some of the money we raise for fashion show goes toward the charity ASAP I thought it would be a good idea to see what the charity actually does. Here is the website for the charityASAP blogASAP website

If you wish to help us raise funds toward the fashion show and the ASAP charity just get in touch with by leaving a comment on this post with some contact information and ill get back to you or visit any of the fashion team at mid cheshire college. (london road studios)

thank you !

totem animal.

my most recent totem animal is the bird, in my book there is no overview for bird so i took my information from black bird and blue bird.

Black bird :

  • let go of all you're inhibitions and sing, without concern for how it sounds or others disapproval
  • Archangel Uriel is with you, watching out for you and helping you connect with nature and nature spirits.
  • Sound healing is one of your best treatments for whatever physical or emotional ailments or maladies you experiencing.
  • The gate way to the world of non-ordinany reality is open, beckoning you to follow your true spiritual path and enhance your awareness of the nonphysical realm
  • This is a particularly auspicious time to observe and heed any signs of omens that are shown to you.
Blue bird:
  • this is a very rare and precious moment, so open up all your senses and simply enjoy this time.
  • Your so involved and bogged down with everyday events that you need to relax and lighten up.
  • take a risk and speak your truth to that special someone rather than holding back, whether expressing positive or negative feelings.
  • take some time to spend in a large open space,such as a meadow, and do a walking meditation there.
  • you're coming into your own in many different ways, so welcome this milestone with a relaxed sense of confidence and happiness.