Sunday, 27 October 2013

Feminist Rampage at Paris Fashion Week: News Update

So during Fashion Week at Paris, as I like to keep up to date normally on trends, collections and street style, this year was with a little extra. I remember reading about this and it absolutely shocked me.
During Nina Riccis, s/s14 RTW collection, two feminist woman, topless, with the writing 'Fashion Dictaterror' and 'Model Don't Go To The Brothel', screaming and making a scene, ruining the fashion show it self. During this outrageous entrance, and they're managed to push-over and hurt Liverpool born model, Hollie-May Saker, who said 'I wish I pushed them off stage!'
The group left a blog post saying they wanted to 'sabotage and go against fashion and the show as they think it's 'one of the main outposts of the sex industry'.
The group who organised this ridiculous attack on the model, viewers and the show itself is Ukrainian feminist protest group that is based in both Kiev and Paris.

Personally, I think it's utterly disgusting. I respect woman who stand up for there gender and rights, however, I feel assaulting a model in the process is going against the reason why they are feminists, and is not only making a scene but giving the group a bad name. It's putting down woman and models in the fashion industry in the process, not standing up for them. Woman choose to work in fashion industry for the reason, to earn money, success for themselves, this doesn't deserve to be labelled, nor affecting the lives and health of others.

image from ibtimes

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New Job, New Experiences!

Exciting times, and to think I thought I will be jobless here, but pushing further & enthusiastic, I finally have a lovely job, still in fashion retail. I guess having this job and one back home in Topshop gives me the best of both worlds eh? I'm an all day sales assistant on Wednesdays and occasional weekdays. Gives me the excuse to spend a bit more, explore my style and experiment while meeting new, inspirational people on the way! Chuffed!

Locations: A New Shop, Hockley, Nottingham
Images: google.co.uk

Manifesto

So we've been told to create our own little manifesto based around ourselves, took me a while but finally got there, hope you like!

 

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Tommy Ton

With Bill Cunningham making me feel inspired looking through his photo's, I wanted to look more into someone who is more modern, younger, with similar ideas and creativity. Known for taking remarkable street style photos at Sydney, London, Paris, and other fashion weeks around the whole, his work is highly respected in the fashion industry. His work is similar to Cunningham's due to the fact, not all of his images are still life, but show personality, daily life and movement. His photo's are strong in colour and style and are a modern take-on to Cunningham's timeless images.
Like many fashion journalists and photographers today, much is depended on the internet, where Ton himself posts his pictures on his blog (jak & jill), style.com & GQ.com.

Looking through his images, I like how everyone is natural, however looking comfortable and proud to be the clothing there in. The images don't just give me inspiration to do some street style photography in a similar style, but to also look out and capture outrageous outfits and style icons like he has chosen. His photo's are just as individual as each other, and it shows he likes the experiment with angles, and perspectives.
The style he spots, is edgy, experimental, making his images inspiring and outstanding of a wide audience of people in the fashion industry.





his blog is here
 

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Nottingham's Catwalk

Finally, have moved in and settled into Nottingham. I can't express how excited I am to get going with University. The fashion, and opportunities I have here are amazing, and seeing the street style is inspiring me more. For my first week, I got given a street style brief, which I had to take advantage of!










Vintage Haul

It's happened, I've gone and brought something new, well old to be honest. I cute little vintage dress, customized from an old shirt. Every fashionista's dream right? to make it even better, it came with a matching scrunchie. I'm a big fan of over the top, matching outfits so this is perfect. Only £17.99 for both items, I thought it was a deal you I cannot miss.
From the store COW VINTAGE, in Hockley, Nottingham, this dress came in many other styles and patterns, all with matching scrunchies and headwear. The dress is comfortable and easy to work around with a small belt, to tucking it in and wearing it as a normal shirt.






Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Bill Cunningham

Street style has always being a huge interest of mine, and to gain inspiration for my first task I chose to look at two very different, big-named street style photographs, who bring both movement and life to street style images.

Bill Cunningham;
Known by generations for his outstanding approach to street-style, and being one of the very first to get recognized in the industry for his individual images and outlook on the subject. His pictures are adored by thousands, with big names in fashion and media, wanting to be photographed by him.



The way Bill sees and takes is images, is that he likes to admire the natural movement of the admired person. Unlike many street-style photographers, who like to keep to still life, and be very 'show' based images, Bill is able to bring personality, mood, and 'real-life vibe' to his images, simply capturing walking, emotions and movement. 

His History - Brief Summary
Born 11th March, 1929, and formally known as one of the biggest, inspirational street style photographers in the industry, Bill has had his work published in the New York Times, Woman's Wear Daily, featured on the The Culture Show, and is adored by big names such as Anna Wintour. 
Dropping out at University Of Harvard in 1948, and then moving to New York City to get into the job of advertisement. During his time in New York, he worked in the US Army, then Chicago Tribune, Womans Wear Daily & as a fashion Journalist himself. His love of street style photography grew, and so did his work becoming more known was during while working for Womans Wear Daily & Chicago Tribune.  When he took a shot of Greta Garbo, and a group of other images which got published for The Times, it was the start of his big break, which leads him to where he is today, still working for The Times, taking images at Fashion Shows and being an inspiration to many fashion photographers/journalists in the industry. To this day, his images come in hundreds, and The Times have also produced a exclusive documentary about himself. 

"The problem is I'm not a good photographer. To be perfectly honest, I'm too shy. Not aggressive enough. Well, I'm not aggressive at all. I just loved to see wonderfully dressed women, and I still do. That's all there is to it."