HOW TO ALLUDE LUXURY (ALLUDE + HOLT)


Allude is a shop that specialises in cashmere, and Holt was responsible for their F/W campaign. I love these for their little details and minimalistic approach to fashion advertising. The adverts show just how soft their material is by placing the products next to skin, flowing with the body and curves. The material is almost mimicking the skin. The Matisse style cut outs adds a surreal element, and the calming colours bind the whole concept together of alluding luxury.

http://www.allude-cashmere.com/en

ARE WE MODELS YET?



Photography by Liam Griffiths and Emily Lewis

Me and Liam decided to have a bit of a laugh on a photoshoot recently. The original aim of the photoshoot was for a self initiated project for Topshop and Topman - whereby the two people TopWoman and TopMan would meet for the first time. Topman has been around since 1970 but they two genders have never appeared together for an advert. The campaign was going to focus on consumer interaction via social networking and instore, to help guide the two on where to meet, what to wear, etc.

However during the progress of the project, I discovered that Warehouse clothing did something so so similar I didn't want to copy it. I think I may wait and develop the TopMan/Woman project further first. Plus these photos for were just a standby mock up until we casted "real models", well for my replacement anyway (I think Liam looks like a fantastic model to me).

In one of the photos above, Liam is wearing my woman's hat and sunglasses. So fabulous.

Please tell me how you would improve my idea? Or see the idea run.




NIKE + CLASSICAL ARTWORK


So if you're anything like me, addicted to Pinterest or Tumblr, you may have spotted these around. They are the creation of award-winning Italian film directer Davide Bedoni. He posts the mashups of the Nike logo swoosh and 18th/19th century paintings on his Tumblr page "Swoosh Art". The Nike logo was created by Carolyn Davidson in 1971, the company was originally named Blue Ribbon Sports and later changed to Nike in 1971 (Thank heavens they changed their name to sound less like a chocolate bar).

Although some comments have claimed that this is a "cheap defacement of these artworks", I disagree - it brings these masterpieces to life again and seen by the world who may not have seen them otherwise. I admire the contrast between the traditional, antique and the modern world, showing just how far apart society has come. (Or am I getting too deep here?). At the end of the day, this is some fun that a guy likes to do in his spare time, what's the harm.

Anyway I would love to hear your opinions on them!

These two are my favourite so far; left, Rene-Charles Dassy and his brother Jean-Baptiste-Claude Amede Dassy by Jean-Hippolyte Flandrin 1850, and right, Clouds Over Lake Geneva by Gustave Courbet.

Check out more of the work here on Swoosh Art Tumblr page 

CULOTTES, TOPSHOP, ADVERTISING, AND A LIFE UPDATE




Here's a little update for you as I've haven't been up to the minute with my social networking. I started a little project for myself and had help from, my boyfriend/partner in crime, Liam Griffiths. The photos above are from behind the scenes of the photoshoot we did for an advertising campaign for Topshop and Topman. I was Art Director for the project as well as a model - I can multitask! We used ourselves as models because we just wanted to experiment and have fun - but you'll see more posts about that project in the future, as I had to plan it out. If I wanted to take it a step further I would hire professional models and photographer.

Another thing is, I have been currently designing my own online portfolio website! I taught myself the software from Adobe and been slightly addicted to it. I shall hopefully be launching that in a couple of months.

And...if you haven't guessed and was wondering where I got my outfit from, the black long sleeve crop top and patterned culottes are from Topshop. 

JACOB MCCARTHY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO/ STUDIO 11


Last week I modelled at Jacob McCarthy's new photography studio / Studio 11 in Newport. I has my make up and hair professionally done by Pea Robins, and my photos taken by Jacob McCarthy, Sep Nowrouz, and Michael Garland. The process took 3 hours and was immensely fun! This little film documenting the day was filmed and edited by Sep and the final image was taken by Jacob.


For more information, check out the teams Facebook pages:
Jacob McCarthy
Jacob McCarthy website
Mermaid Makeup Art Pea Robins
Studio 11
Michael Garland Photography
Sep Nowrouz

A/W 2014 2015 DOLCE & GABBANA AD CAMPAIGN





This is Dolce & Gabbana's Autumn/Winter 2014 advertising campaign, and although it ticks my normal fantasy photography and style, I'm not particularly sure with this. So some reason I think that D&G are taking inspiration from Monty Python's 'Knights who say ni', Little Red Riding Hood, Oliver Twist, witches, and the White Queen. This is completely unique to D&G's normal campaigns, which focus on the Italian culture, heritage, family, sophistication, and flirtation.

What do you think of Dolce & Gabbana's campaign; yay or nay?

PINTEREST



Here is a little collage showing you the type of stuff I pin on my Pinterest account - so if you're interested in advertising, street style, home interior, studio interior, graphic design, packaging, typography, hair and make up, layouts, digital and app design, art, illustration, photography, web design, and info graphics, or travel photos, then follow me on Pinterest.

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