Monday, 2 January 2012

That's a wrap! R.I.P. 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR YOU GORGEOUS PEOPLE!!! Hope everyone had a fantastic festive period and is ready for the opportunities that come with a new year. 2011 was a pivotal year for me and as I look forward to what wonders 2012 will behold, it got me thinking about the ghosts of the year passed and the things I enjoyed seeing/being part of........ I appreciate that not everyone may know of the lovely and utterly gorgeous Lana Del Rey - yet. Winner of the 2011 Q Award for Next Best Thing, I have had the pleasure of working alongside Johnny Blueeyes on her styling team, putting together looks for her various appearance in both the UK and USA, along with her utterly gorgeous video 'Born to Die' If you don't know get to know!
* SORAPOL S/S12 A beautiful and breathtaking debut collection by new young designer Sorapol, 'True Colours SS12, was shown to London's fashion finest. Creatively Directed by Daniel Lismore - the face of many of London's renowned fashion and art clubnights. 'True Colours' drew inspiration from exotic nature. A collection of contrasts and colours, it featured delicate hand beading, painting and crystals, each garment was a statement in it's own right. With make up by Illamasqua - the go to make up brand for haute creations - models were made into beautiful birds of paradise. The shoes, or rather works of art, created by Bryan Oknyansky, were so amazingly intricate, they had to be held aloft whilst the models worked the catwalk in bare feet - Love!
Earlier on in the year, I was asked to style the cover of Zen magazine featuring Miss West Africa International. Dubbed one of the best queens in MWA history, she was an absolute dream to work with and it was inspiring to hear how hard she had worked with charities and local causes, to ensure that she made a difference during her reign.
Team Factory x TrashOn. A project that was created after 'Trashionista' Anisa Topan, met a man named Michael, a British garment manufacturer who, having shaped the fashion industry, working with many well known fashion brands, now finds his factory quiet as many brands take their business overseas. A motley crew of creatives were put together to create the promo images for the SHUTTUP tote bag. A bag created for the cause, which, if I may say so myself, is a 'proper' tote bag - strong, durable and guaranteed to raise a few eyebrows on your morning commute :) I loved every minute of this shoot and it felt really good to be working for a cause. Follow on in the good vibes and do your bit by using the link below and getting involved to buy a bag of your very own..... GO TEAM FACTORY!!
R.I.P 2011 - it's been good but 2012 is set to be better! X

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