Dark Times... | Photography

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A few months back I shot a portrait of my brother Jake Jon for his debut album The Wake Up Call.
I then showed the complete series in my post, Paint.  
Well here are a couple more outtake photos which didn't quite fit the theme but I still really like. 

I love to create images with a strong mood. tone and hopefully, lots of emotion or better yet: soul.

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Gucci Gucci YaYa! Gucci | Cruise 2018

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I saw the Gucci Cruise collection this morning and I really wish I'd seen it yesterday. 
Yesterday I made a rush stop to the fabric shop and
I only had 20 minutes until closing time which is like seconds in that place! There is so much choice and I like to take my time to look through and feel the fabrics.

I have absolutely zero summery outfits because  I rarely find summer clothes that interest me, but this time I'm on the lookout for vibrant fabrics to make myself a new summer wardrobe.
There were so many floral and bold prints to choose from but in my rush I only bought two. If I had seen this collection prior to my visit, I would've been a lot more certain of what to select.

This Gucci collection is so beautiful! It has an element of autumn/ fall, which is my favourite fashion season. The floral, embrodered, decadence, alongside elements of vibrancy and layered textures, are perfect for an alternative summer look.

The looks I chose to show are ones which particulary spark my inspiration.
I can see this mood board will come in handy in the very near future!


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 Visit Vogue online to view the whole collection



Here are the fabrics I purchased...










My Makeup Challenge

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I've never been someone who is dependent on makeup to feel attractive. It doesn’t affect how I feel either way... I don't really use a mirror during the day so a lot of the time I can forget what I look like until I catch my reflection. 
I guess this was because I wasn’t allowed to wear makeup until I reached age 16; because my dad was quite possibly the world's strictest parent and my mum didn’t want me to wear it either... She explained to me that she didn't want me to become reliant on it to feel beautiful. So I listened and while my friends were wearing 'Spilt Milk' eyeshadow and 'Heather Shimmer' lipstick from Rimmel; I admired a little jealous and a little left out. 
But it served me well in the end because makeup is an art and a fun thing for me, but it doesn’t affect me emotionally.

However, recently I noticed I was becoming a lot more reclusive and quite frankly, lazy. The fact that I was bare faced every day and generally not making much of an effort, made me feel lazier. 
The only days I wore makeup was on Sundays to church. 

So, last week I set myself a makeup challenge. Not the typical 'no makeup for week challenge' but quite the opposite. 
I set myself a challenge to wear makeup 7 days in a row starting last Monday.
I managed 5 out of 7 days but it definitely made a huge difference. I was so much more active and even met new people on the random days I went exploring.
The fact is when my face is done, I must go out and show off my handiwork; because no one wants to waste a full face of makeup lol!


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Design Stages | DIY Black & White Dress

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Below, I have images of the stages it took to design and make the dress I wore in yesterday's post, Black x White
The drawing was a very quick sketch I did with my finger on my iPad, using the Notes app. 
As I have mentioned before, I make my clothes freehand (without a pattern) so these sketches are extremely helpful for me to get an idea of what I want to make and therefore, making the process much quicker. 
It's made from a thick scuba and white faux leather fabric.
Click here to see photos of the final outcome.

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I made sure that the white faux leather was constructed to fit around the curves of my body. I also used it to create a pocket...








Black x White

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This is one of the first outfits I made after creating the mood boards I mentioned in yesterday's post, Style Influences. This dress marked the beginning of me creating my own collection of ready to wear clothes to reflect my personal style. 

I've always loved black and white with a touch of gold... and by the way, how epic are these Jeffery Campbell boots?!!

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Dress, DIY
Belt, eBay
Boots, Jeffrey Campbell 'Zoom'
Jewellery, Primark

Style Influences

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In my previous post where I showed my DIY Scuba Sweater Dress, I mentioned the idea process before making it. I spoke about how it all started with a mood board which I speak about in detail in my post, How To Develop Your Own Personal Style. At the end of the post, I edited down all the images, to created one complete mood board of all the silhouettes and styles I really liked. Which would inspire a new collection of clothes I intended to make. However, I later remembered that I hadn’t not included the other mood boards it took to really pinpoint and hone in my desired fashion style… I thought I’d share them with you here to document how I got to where I am right now.

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DIY Chokers

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I have been wearing chokers for as long as I can remember because I find them really flattering on my short, small neck and I just love the way they look. I also love the versatility in a choker, you can always find one to suit each person no matter what your style. 

A few months ago, I created a collection of chokers to sell in my shop. Each unique design is custom made. I wanted to create a range to reflect my own personal style and I’m so pleased with the outcome. Many of my pieces have since sold out which is so cool!

Check out my lookbook video below to see the full range and click here to shop the collection.


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