All Black. All Leather

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I mentioned in a previous post, How To Develop Your Own Personal Style (click HERE to view) the importance of finding your style. That  whole concept inspired a whole collection of clothes that I made for myself and this outfit in particular, exemplifies that for me. This was the first thing I made using faux leather fabric and it was the start of something special. I have mentioned repeatedly how much I love textured fabrics and I'm really appreciative of the fact that I can make myself any kind of outfit I desire.

These photos were taken October 2015 and I think it was my favourite shoot to date because everything was just right! As soon as I spotted this black garage door, I knew it would make the perfect back drop.
The street we were shooting on was sooo busy, so posing in front of such a large number of people was slightly awkward at first. However, I soon got over it because from the first click of the camera, the photos came out great!















Leather Top/ Dress, Designed and made by me BisaNation
Belt, River Island
Boots, Zigzags
Earrings, Asos
Cuffs, Miss Selfridge
Armour ring, Aldo
Gold rings, Primark


Photography by Trevor James
Digital artwork by Bisa



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Everybody Loves The Sunshine

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This series of photos were taken a couple of years ago as part of my Spring lookbook video. 
It was such a fun day! The summer heat made an early appearance and the heatwave continued for months. I had a full team with me that day. The video below captures the sense of hopeful content that summer brings. I cannot wait for more days like this!

I'll share some images of the other outfits shown in the video, another time.







Top, DIY
Trousers, Miss Selfridge
Belt, Gift
Shoes, NewLook
Bag, Primark
Sunglasses, Retro City Sunglasses
Cuff, Miss Selfridge


Photography, Trevor Andre James
Edited by BisaNation

Film. 
Videography, Trevor Andre James & BisaNation
Edited by BisaNation


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Losing Light

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 I think I mentioned a while back that I wanted to make more practical, outfits which still possessed an element of chic. Items that could transition from day to casual evening wear. 
I discovered this floral embossed, scuba fabric and bought metres and metres of it! 
So far I've made these trousers and top, another dress and I'll use the remaining metre to make something more dressy. 
I absolutely love this outfit because it’s so cool yet comfy! It’s seriously like going out in pj’s!

These photos were taken near the end of the day using natural sunlight. I was debating whether to take these photos or not because the sun was rapidly disappearing. I decided to risk it.
I raced against time to capture these shots, hoping not to lose light and this time, I feel I won.


Photography, BisaNation

Top & Trousers, DIY
Shoes, Charity Shop


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Photography | Evoking Sunsets...

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As promised, here are the rest of the photos I took of my sister Gwen... I posted two more photos the other day but the look was a lot softer with less contrast- You can check out those photos here.. 

My sister prefers those pics but I personally prefer these as I love my drama with high contrast, when it comes to visuals... 
These photos were shot indoors but somehow, I get a sense of being on the beach as the sun sets...  I can even see a mirage of sea horizon in the top shot... I don't know maybe it's just me I am definitely long overdue for a holiday- maybe this is wishful thinking lol!
Either way, I happy with the photos!





Model, Gwyneth Sidney
Photographer & Makeup Artist, BisaNation


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Knee Deep In Denim

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I'm not usually one to indulge in consumerism. I would rather make something; Expanding my knowledge and skill, than to buy it. However, I still haven't managed to learn how to make boots and every year around December to late January, I find myself going crazy with the online shopping bug!

Thigh high boots are a weakness of mine and most recently, I just found myself finding so many treasures from Ego official and Public Desire! So many of the shoes I found were exactly my style and to taste which is usually rare for me!

I think one of my absolute, favourite purchases has got to be these denim boots from Ego! They are simply amazing and look so good with every outfit. I love to pair them with my choker that I designed and made. 
I'll be sharing some more posts I'll be sharing some more of my purchases in late in later posts but for now, here are (A LOT) of pics I took last week...
















Photography, BisaNation

Choker, DIY
Dress, DIY
Boots, Ego Official


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Photography | Making Dreams Happen

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I’ve finally decided to really take my love of photography seriously... This also means I'll be taking my own blog outfit photos because it always sucks having to rely on someone else to make your dreams happen. 

I asked my sister Gwen to pose for me and agreed. To our surprise, she turned out to be quite the model! 
For her look, I opting for a messy hair, bold smokey eyes with faux freckles (which suit her soooo much)!

I shot a whole series of photos with a more dramatic contrast lighting set up. The two photos below have much softer look than the others photos which I’ll show you either tomorrow or Friday.






Model, Gwyneth Sidney
Photographer & Makeup Artist, BisaNation


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Pondering The DIY Lifestyle

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For the longest time, I've wanted a team around me to help make my dream work. 
I haven't uploaded fashion posts in ages because I was in search of a photographer and to this day it just hasn't worked out.
The idea of taking my own photos has always been an obvious one but one that also made me apprehensive. It's not easy to think about composition, lighting and camera settings whilst trying to look natural on camera.

When the weather gets warmer, or at least sunnier, I would like to start going out and taking photos of myself in the sunshine in cool locations. This will be a true test of character because aside from the issue of carrying my gear and setting up, there's the obvious awkwardness of photographing yourself and looking like an egotistical freak to everyone else.
It's bad enough posing in public in front of a photographer, let alone posing on your own in front of a tripod and camera. I usually prefer to use my laptop to shoot, to help me frame the shot and catch every single detail which is going to be even more attention seeking!
One big tip I've heard is to find isolated locations however, I'm not willing to sacrifice an amazing location for shyness so I'll just have to deal with it. This is the thug life I chose lol. 

I have come to terms with the fact that for now, this is how it will have to be and in truth, that can only make me better at what I do. So rather than fighting the inevitable, I should just embrace the fact that I have to do things for myself... and just live that "do it yourself life". 

Most apprehension usually stems from fear, and the worst kind of fear is always that old foe called "fear of man" aka fear of other people's opinions. 
The only true cure for that is to feel the fear and do it anyway! 
Choose to be BOLD!xx


Photography by me, 
more pics coming this week

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Photography | The Wake Up Call

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Yesterday was a pretty special day because not only was it my brother’s birthday, it was also his album release date. It’s been such a long time coming for both of us! We’ve been doing music for so long that and it was just nice for me to witness his success in an area that we’re both so passionate about. 
My brother, Jake is such a gifted singer, songwriter and producer and his album is breathtaking! 
I was blessed to have the opportunity to not only shoot his album cover but also appear as a 
featured artist on a few tracks and co-write some of the others. I am also credited as executive producer. 

When it came to the initial album cover idea, Jake and I were completely stuck. We had a few brainstorms and knew that we wanted to do a portrait with a twist. We also wanted a link with album title, The Wake Up Call to the image without being too literal.
Jake thought of the idea of getting water splashed on his face. He spoke to his friend, professional photographer and retoucher Gregory Chong (check out his awesome portfolio here). He was the one who suggested using orange paint instead of water because it would be easier to photograph. 
Gregory has also collaborated with my brother's project all the way from Hong Kong! Using my photo to create the artwork for Jake's promotional posters.

On the day of the shoot, Jake went out to buy £1 bottles of poster paint from The Works while I transformed my living room into a studioThe setup was pretty simple. I used the light from the ceiling light bulb to light the top of Jake's head and a work light to the side of him. This light is pretty hard, so it manages to pick up every detail. I used amy canon 70d on a tripod,with an inexpensive canon 50mm 1.8 lens.

The shooting process was a little more tricky. I had to apply a tiny amounts of paint to the top of Jake's head, then rush back behind the camera to take a shot. I kept doing this over and over in stages until the paint gradually started to drip down his face and shoulders. 
I felt like we only had a certain window of opportunity to take the shot because the paint was constantly changing shape and form.
In the end, it all just worked out perfectly. Even the way the paint framed his head and face just looked perfect!

I'll be sharing some more of the photos I took that day in a later post. For now, you can check out my brothers' album on Spotify or you can download it from iTunes ! 



Before & after




Jake Jon, The Wake Up Call. Photography & Artwork by BisaNation

Album available on



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FASHION FILM Theatrics | DIY Dress

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Lately I haven't been inspired to edit any videos for my YouTube channel. Yet I still found myself recording quite a few videos. 
I'm not quite sure how long I'll be away from my channel... Honestly, it's become so much work with very little to show for it... 
At the moment I'm concentrating on my music, fashion design, photography and this blog... I guess when my music is ready, that will inspire me to share it on my channel.

For now, here are some stills from a fashion fix video I shot a month ago with the help of my younger sister, Gwen. 
The concept was very simple so I decided to focus on creating the mood with the aesthetics and editing. It just needs the perfect song to add the finishing touch!

The outfit I'm wearing in the photos in a faux leather dress I made almost two years ago. I have some photos showing them in more detail, coming very soon.

The clutch bag is actually a very cool toiletry bag from Savers would you believe?!!!
Boots from Public Desire










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