Tuesday, 7 February 2012

styling for editorial...

(Right) Bodice: Primark. Sunglasses: Primark (painted gold). Gum Shield: Sports Direct. Headband: Forever 21.
(Left) Coat: Republic. Top: Primark. Gum Shield: Sports Direct.

 Top: Topshop (swimming costume). Belts: Primark (all). Trousers: Zara.

Jumper: Primark. Shirt: Tesco, Florence & Fred. Leotard: Republic. Shorts: American Apparel. Shoes: Tesco (painted gold and added handmade leather bows).

(Left) Same as above. (Left&Right) Jumper: Primark. Bandeau: American Apparel. Shorts: Topshop. Bum-bag: H&M (purse made into bag). Headband: H&M. Earphones: Argos (painted gold). Shoes: Tesco.

Here is a quick preview of my photo shoot I mentioned the other day.

For my uni course (fashion design at Birmingham City Uni) in our second year we get to choose a few mini projects and for my last project I chose styling for editorial. It has been so fun! We got to choose a magazine to work for (not literally obvz!) and had to start our research from 1 of 10 photographs given to us. I chose to work from a Deborah Turbeville photograph, see here for more information on her and the photograph I chose. She is an amazing photographer and I love her work. I started off by looking into the sporty styling of the chosen photograph and the odd, rustic locations and ended up here with these photos.

I had to basically organise and style this photo shoot, finding clothes to manipulate to make them look designer rather than Primark! Find and choose a location for the shoot, decide on the hair and make up and on the poses the models would be doing etc.

My photographer, Alessandra Scala was amazing. She does fashion photography at BCU go check out more of her work hereshe's awesome. She even edited the photos for me which I think has made them look so professional!

My models were FREEZING cold! I felt so bad but I think they look pretty amazing! You might be able to tell one of them is my sister, best lil sis in the world! If you can't tell she's the one with darker brown hair and the other is my sisters friend Beth who just simply looks amaze!

The final photos will be coming soon, so watch this space!

I need to make a 4-6 page magazine spread for Dazed and Confused so if you could let me know what you think of these photos, which you think would look best together in a magazine etc. I would be truely grateful!

Love and daisies xx

All photographs were taken by Alessandra Scala, styled by me and modelled by my sister and Beth Warner. If you wish to use these photos for anything please let me know and credit those who did all the hard work. Thank you! :)


  1. My favourite is the one with the leotard, good luck with your work :)

    Karys x

  2. They look great :) The leotard one in particular looks completely professional. Sounds like a fun project!

  3. I think these are really amazing, love the dramatic make up. I like the one with the model in that bin/metal container? It's awesome.

  4. Cool photos!



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