Saturday, 30 July 2011

Anne-Catherine for Grazia.it

Miss Anne-Catherine Frey for my Girl Next Door feature on Grazia.it. Something for the weekend.....a girl who needs no introduction to regular blog readers, Anne-Catherine. You can find the interview with her on Grazia.it here and her own personal blog here. Apologies in advance for the number of photos*- I gave up trying to decide which ones to include so kind of just included a truck load of them ;)A few snippets about Miss Anne-Catherine:
*She is from Luxembourg but lives in Paris where she studies fashion design at ESMOD;
*Has the perfect face for short hair (although secretly and selfishly I want her to grow it so I can photograph her with looong hair;)
*We met at fashion week in Paris in March 2010 in the Tuileries;
*She loves pretty much anything from The Kooples (are you hearing this Messrs Kooples?! Her boyfriend is super good looking as well just in case you wanted to cast them in one of those couples adverts!);
*She has the most awesome cat called Molly (who is a boy!) whose best friend is a chihuahua called Speedy. You can find a photo of Molly disguised as a sushi roll somewhere on my blog;
*She looks good even in 38 degree heat (we shot this on the Monday after men's fashion week in June which I think was one of the hottest days so far this year) while I just look flushed, sweaty and generally a mess;
*She ♥'s PS1 bags, OPI nail polishes; Alexander Wang backpacks; Elly Jackson from La Roux; Coco Sumner; the new Balenciaga flats for winter.


What was Anne-Catherine wearing for our shoot? White t-shirt (T by Alexander Wang); grey blazer (The Kooples); green jeans (Topshop); Alexandre Herchcovitch for Melissa shoes; Herm├Ęs Collier de Chien bracelet and Swarovski white bracelet. The little coloured, woven cross bracelets are from Colette-each colour means something different.

Grey backless t-shirt (Maison Martin Margiela) ; floral skirt (American Apparel); winklepickers (Luella for Underground Limited Edition).

Joy Division t-shirt from Noir Kennedy with vintage floral shorts (we did pay for the apple in the fruit shop....although I think the guy working behind the counter thought we were a little odd!)

Dress (Cos) with Vivienne Westwood for Melissa heels.
p.s. you can click on the horizontal images to make them a little bigger.*Yes, I know, a photo editor would have a tizzy fit on the lack of editing ;)

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Paris Men's Fashion Week Spring 2012...Kamilya

Gorgeous Kamilya.
Especially love her metallic skirt and little two-tone flats.

Paris Fashion Week AW 2011...Erin

Beautiful designer Erin Fetherston.

Paris Fashion Week AW 2011...Frida and Abbey Lee

Frida Gustavsson and Abbey Lee Kershaw in the fuzziest of fuzzy winter coats!

Paris Fashion Week AW 2011...Kerry

Singer and songwriter Kerry Alexander outside Christian Dior. Check out her sweet, sweeeet voice here on SoundCloud. I have been listening to her songs while editing today's photos. Love "I know I am, but What Are You" and "HWY 280".
I think Kerry said she was just in Paris to study (she is from Minnesota) and had stumbled upon the Dior show. So glad I got to meet her and listen to her beautiful music.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Louise for Grazia.it

Miss Louise Ebel aka Miss Pandora for Grazia.it. Walking into Louise's beautiful Paris apartment is like being admitted to an intimate french salon from another century: deep vermilion* walls, gold framed artwork, towering fronds of peacock feathers, gilt candles, piles of art books stacked on the floor, scatter cushions in jewel colours tossed on the bed, ivy climbing the walls, an antique crown nestled on the sideboard.....and then there are the sky-high heels from Gucci and Christian Louboutin! I am quite sure that had Gucci and Louboutin been around in the 18th century they would have been worn by the women at the salon gatherings.You can find the interview with Louise including her favourite places to shop in Paris, her inspirational muse and her next holiday location on Grazia.it here. I took my first photo of Louise way back at men's fashion week in Paris in 2009. And since then I have been smitten. Louise has a personal style which is entirely her own- I don't know anyone else who can pull off a halo of flowers, a top hat, an antique crown or diamante headband during the day and look entirely appropriate. You can tell she knows what suits her (lots of floaty, silky, sheer fabrics- you should see the incredible party dresses on the rail in her bedroom!) and wears it with confidence and conviction. Her style influences come from the runway, movies, music, art (she is studying art history at university in Paris) and literature but one thing is constant: her gorgeous collection of silver rings "my own menagerie...of animals and insects" which she wears piled on her fingers (with pretty blue fingernails on the day of our shoot). She buys them from a store specialising in mythology, La Mandragore, on rue Saint Placide, Paris. What was Louise wearing for our shoot together?
Sheer oriental, kimono romper from ASOS, diamante belt from Shourouk and heels from Gucci (which I know you can't see in these photos).
Cream dress (below) from Topshop. I always wondered what people do with those peacock feathers I see them struggling home with from markets. Louise's reception room suits them perfectly. Love this antique headband. So beautiful. Dress from Mango, belt from Topshop. Ysterike dress, American Apparel Hat and Belt. Boots from Topshop. I adore the way the dress shows off Louise's anchor tattoo. *vermilion used to be one of my favourite colours in my Derwent coloured pencil set when I was little. I think I liked the name more than anything!
p.s. you can click on the diptych's and horizontal images to make them a little bigger.