Styling Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model
They say fortune favours the brave!
After finding out that Chanel Joan Elkayam (an amazingly talented designer I'd had the pleasure of styling for previously at Manchester Fashion Week 2015) was casting for an upcoming editorial, as I'd admired her stunning collections, I had the pleasure of styling her designs once again. Being an avid fan of all Top Model programs, I discovered the model for the shoot was none other than Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model Season 10 winner Chloe Keenan!!
Set in the backdrop of London's picturesque St. Paul's, this editorial was short but very sweet. With the fantastic work from the other members of the shoot team - photographer Tim Copsey, HMUA Sophie Daly and of course model Chloe.
Check out more images from this great day in the gallery!
Jsky's fASHION nIGHT
For this event, I took on a creative director role for the Fashion Night of one of Manchester's prime fashionistas, Jsky.
I was responsible for bringing the show together in addition to the on the day styling of the event for both models and performers.
Independently meeting with models and attending castings alongside Jsky, I helped shortlist and select male and female candidates.
I enlisted online and couture brands and designers from Manchester's fashion scene to fit the style aesthetic of the show. I also called on celebrity clients who I had styled previously to perform and further enhance the vibe and entertainment value of the event.
Head to the gallery to see more fantastic images from the show!
With the incentive of being published for a second time in Creative Portrait Magazine, a UK digital and print magazine produced in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK, the objective was clear. Get the job done and succeed.
Momentous for many reasons epitomises the journey to making this shoot happen.
Introducing myself and pitching to a brand to acquire garments and accessories always creates an internal buzz, it's one of the things I enjoy the most about styling. Once outfits are sourced and selected, a sense of pride and gratitude fuels an inspirational spark to achieve the goal of having the portrait on the page.
A creatively directive touch was required for this editorial and I coordinated with the photographer, old faces and new came together to form the creative team and the location was confirmed.
For all combined pre shoot efforts, on the day everything always happens in whirlwind speed. As with any project, you simply do and hope for the best. Awaiting a publishing decision can on occasion be quite lengthy but it was definitely worth the wait when the fantastic CPM team confirmed we'd have 5 images featured.
Discover more from this talented team triumph in the gallery!