Last year I worked as an Assistant Stylist, to Paula Hughes, on 3 branding films for Primark. These were shown in the newly opened Tottenham Court Road store on their giant LCD Screens.
So far this is one of my favourite shoots I’ve worked on!!!
Over the last few weeks I have been working with one of the freshest Events Companies at the moment, LOKO Events, based in Essex. They organised and put on their very first event last month which had an amazing turn out but decided that if they were to carry on they would need a make over!
After working closely with them for a week I have created a promotional package for their next event at the end of this month; new logo, posters, flyers, tshirt designs and social network graphics.
If you want to see the graphics in action please visit their Facebook page;
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For the past few weeks I have been working with LILYwoot Pictures on their next short film; they are an independent film production company formed by my two friends Mark Tehnsuko (Director) and Sej Davé (Producer) . I have worked with them previously, styling a music video for Hot Portrait, but this time we are working towards their next short called “Playtime”.
The character I have been focussing on is a water power super hero called Tsunami.
To start my ideas I created a mood board of modern women super heroes, luckily for LILYwoot I’m a massive super hero movie fan so I had a lot of inspiration from previous films that I love. I looked closely at accessories and layers as many characters have utility belts and protective clothing, this is something I would need to think about when creating the costume.
After consulting the guys I then created a mock up of what Tsunami’s costume may look like using Illustrator and Photoshop, drawing inspiration from the reference board and also information they had given me regarding what they wanted. They had a preference of blue, as she is water related, but didn’t want the costume too gimmicky .
After showing them the boards they were very happy but thought that maybe she needed to be a bit sexier. So after a few changes, Tsunami’s costume was complete. The next step was finding all of the items and purchasing them, which was done online.
Checking everything looked right on Jade, the actress who will be playing Tsunami, was very important as we didn’t want the costume to look awful on the day of the shoot, so this weekend they had a rehearsal to practice fight scenes and also make sure Jade could move around. Being able to work with such a creative team that give you no restrictions is so much fun, I can’t wait to see the finished cut of this film!
Ps. I also had to make a doll version of Tsunami, which involved me had sewing tiny disco pants! Keep checking back to find out why…
N x x
Since Christmas I have been extremely busy assisting on loads of shoots, and amazingly in the last week 3 shoots that I have worked on have all come out at the same time… And these are the magazines they are in; i-D Magazine, GQ Style and Spashion Magazine.
The first shoot is in the latest edition of GQ Style, which came out on the 14th March, with only two issues a year, GQ Style is definitely one to look out for! I assisted Charlie Casely-Hayford on the “Dressed Like a Million Bucks” shoot with Curtly Thomas, Photographed by the LEGENDARY Mark Lebon.
For this shoot we were styling influential British Modern Artists as well as a few up and coming ones too, playing around with classic tailored pieces with the Artists adding their own twist to their look. I am extremely proud to have helped on this shoot as I got to meet some amazing and talented people, of which most have been huge inspirations to me.
The second shoot of the week, on the 20th March, came out in Volume 2 of Spashion Magazine where sport and fashion collide, SPASHION uses its powerful design, inspirational fashion images and high profile sports interviews to stretch the boundaries. I assisted Harris Elliott the “Into the Light” shoot, Photographed by Neil Stewart.
Shooting under UV light we used mainly neons and bright whites so that they would stand out, we also got messy with UV tape and pretty much put it on anything and everything for subtle highlights and gap fillers (check the UV taped H by Harris Backpack!! ) Using tailored pieces mixed with sportswear we wanted to mix the formal with the physical. I learnt a lot on this shoot in relation to lighting and colour on set, as well as having fun with such a specific theme of sports.
Last but not least on the 21st March I got my hands on the latest edition of i-D Magazine, and inside is another shoot I assisted Harris on entitled “Is this Love That I’m Feelin’ ? ” Photographed by the one and only Walter Hugo.
I had the pleasure of styling the wisest and most chilled Rastas in LDN TWN, as well as be able to hang out with them for the afternoon. Mixing the military style with lots of textures, prints and colours this shoot was just plain easy as whatever they wore looked sick anyway… I also had the honour of meeting and styling Jacob Marley, Grandson to Bob Marley. Being on this shoot was an amazing experience and I got to meet such open minded and inspiring people, as well as dress them in such fresh looks.
Look out for these 3 magazines over the next few weeks, and if you see them please flick through and have a look at the shoots :) Thank you to everyone who worked on all of these shoots, it was a pleasure to work with you all! I feel truly honoured to have my work in just one, let alone ALL of them… WATCH THIS SPACE.
N x x x