Archive for December, 2009
I bumped into multi talented stylist Loren a few days ago. loren also runs a 90′s Hiphop, R&B and reggae music club in London, called You Work It. Coincidentally I had never met Loren before taking this photo, but I had done a Q&A for her about my Jamaica dancehall experiences and exploits on the You Can Work It blog recently. You can read all about it and see some of my Jamaica pics here
Elsa was visiting her boyfriend in London for Christmas when I spotted her. Elsa is a French first year, medical student, living in Paris. I’m loving the blue of Elsa’s gloves against the green of her ‘tourist-hoodie’ – creating a mini riot of colour, amongst more subtle tones of the vintage hat, Camden market scarf, Zara coat and pants.
Aspiring actress and model Ashlyn says “My favourite trend at the moment is thigh boots, because they look very sexy!”
“My least favourite trend is combat trousers or Cargo pants, because I don’t like the
baggy look, I prefer tight, skinny jeans”.
“I am wearing scarf by H&M, hat borrowed from a girlfriend, Sunglasses by Guess, my jumper dress is by Jane Norman, thigh boots by New Look and gloves by M&S”.
I recently photographed and did a short interview with Ruth D’Silva, actor and the lead singer in her own band called D’Silva. Ruth had something to say about 80′s shoulders. Which is interesting because, coincidently I photographed Ruth and my previous post Hanna on the same day and they both had something so about big shoulders. Could this be a shoulders back lash, ha! ha! Or are we going to give them the shoulder? As usual answers on a postcard.
“I am wearing a coat from Principals, bought a few years ago, V neck jumper is from a charity shop. My cut up jeans skirt is something I made from a full length jeans skirt, which I found in a vintage shop. My boots are also from a charity shop. Tights are from M&S and bag from Topshop.”
My favourite trend. “I like the way the body Con has made a come back and people are making the most of the woman’s waist, I like the way it hugs the female form and I also like what Herve Leger has been doing for the last few years”.
“My least favourite look is shoulder pads. I think in the 80′s, women confused getting ahead with looking aggressive and man-like. I think the shoulder pads represented that. Women don’t need to look aggressive , they have much more power than that”.
Hanna Vibrmanova, Vice President of Advancement at the University of Prague.
“I am wearing all Roberto Musso and vintage real crocodile bag, very very old, I bought it in a vintage market”.
“My favourite trend is graphics, and a very feminine look. I don’t mind volumes, and colour contrast, something that enhances my look as a woman”.
“I use colour to enhance my feminine personality, to enhance what nature gave me, without looking vulgar and does not make me look to much like a man.”
“My least favourite trend is going to have to be the 80′s big shoulders and tight trousers. The 80′s are gone! I don’t think it was a good period for fashion, so why go back to that”.