Thursday, 31 May 2012

LIGHTING SO LOVELY

Here's my photo-shoot i did with my Uncle Xavier while i was in Brighton a few weeks back. 
This was his first 'fashion shoot' so we decided to merge some aspects of a fashion with the character of portraits. This shoot was a lot of fun with Xav as he has got a great sense of humour  but it was also a great experience as he has a keen eye for photography and and a great style that i feel translated brilliantly into this type of photography. 

I hope you like them as much as i do,
Check out Xavs website for more of his photography.





































Styling, Hair and Makeup all by- me
photography by- Xavier Itter photography 

Peace
Lv.T.x 

Monday, 28 May 2012

WINDOW DISPLAY BABY!


 A peek at the finished piece <3

So with a little bout of nostalgia coming on I thought I'd show you a project I did for my second year doing fashion industry practice. This was just one display for the window display module (I had to do two a year and i would say this has to be my favourite module!) It took a lot of prep, research and time (9 hours on the day in my case!) but I just love the creativity and freedom involved when your teacher says 'here's and empty, lit box-you can create what ever scene you would like. The possibilities are endless so it really gives you a chance to flex your own abilities and imagination!

I have included some of my prep work along with close ups and the finished window followed by my inspiration. I hope you like them and if you have any questions about materials or my concept don't be afraid to ask :)

Some mini prototypes for practice  





Converting a cereal box into a giant perfume box 

Chanel chance the home made way



PVC blossoms

Millions of these things made,  I went a little crazy towards the end! 

 Making a tree trunk, hard work as chicken wire is so tough on the hands!!!

...Many hours and rolls of plaster paris later

 I had no brown paint (this is at about 2am). I decided to make do with a mixture of red, blue, yellow and white, not exactly glistening chestnut but it will do.

 Little bit of moss for authenticity

 Tah-dah! 

Stormy backdrop on the morning of the project 

Cotton wool clouds 

Clusters of blossoms,
 Honestly if i ever have to make another blossom it will be too soon! 



9 hours later... tah-dah 
Equip with floating bees, falling blossoms, leaf skeletons and a scantily clad lady











 Furry bee among the blossoms

In case you were interested, ill share my inspiration for this project. I was strongly influenced by two particular creations at the time. The first being the wonderful Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and the other a smaller but equally great creation known as Toxic Nature, this is a beautiful and totally addictive collection by the queens of makeup- Illamasqua.

Here are some of the images i used in my mood-boards (which i love but cant find anywhere?! i shall update this if i do come across them)





<3



 Glorious glowing mushrooms



The amazing toxic nature shoot, i love the set, makeup, photography, hair and colour schemes... so basically everything! 







 I love her nails! They are by the 'Visionary manicurist'- Mike Pocock 

So there you have it, my long and winding process through a window display. I hope you enjoyed this more 'creative' post.

Peace lovelies
Lv.T.x