So as you all know i am an inspiring stylist of the editorial kind. I remember one of my favourite editorials was a piece by Annie Lebovitz which was Alice and wonderland themed and featured fashion designers such as John Paul Gaultier and Karl Lagerfeld as the characters from the book. Which was so magical and opened my eyes to editorial fashion. And another by Miles Aldridge for Italian Vogue called "Extravagant Sophisticated lady" It was so glamorous! Which made me decide as much as i love styling friends and having a future of styling people in everyday outfits that's not me. The kind of stylist i aspire to be is the editorial kind a on set stylist for fashion editorial or advertisements.. Where you work to a brief or a theme depending on current trends, future trends or even to create a trend! I have also from the age of 15 knew i was supposed to go into fashion there was always something about it that i adored. And felt right at home when in a fashion environment or even just flicking through the pages of vogue or Elle i knew it was something i was destined to do. As cheesy and ridiculous as that sounds. I always feel with fashion when people ask you what you want to do and you tell them styling they look at you as if your stupid as if its not a proper job. Or your just ridiculous for wanting to do that because your never in a million years going to be able to do something like that. And yes, i do know that styling is a hard thing to get into and its not going to happen over night or even in years! but its something that i am willing to work towards because editorial fashion is an art form! it isn't just dressing a person in something that suits them or there shape because its not about that its about having a beautiful couture piece or something make out of any material to any brief and being able to work with that to create a story. Because that's what its all about isn't it? an editorial is created to inspire and supposed to make you think and sometimes you think its ridiculous but that's what fashions all about its not meant to be normal or average.
And over all i enjoy creating something that isn't meant to be worn on the streets or even worn at all. It can be as crazy or as normal as you want it to be And above all the model cant complain about a thing, because she is just the clothes hanger there to show off the clothes. I have always loved putting outfits together and working with different themes and locations And for a recent project for my foundation diploma in art and design which i ended up choosing to take fashion as a specialist area. And ended up creating my project around editorial fashion and chose the theme " Unexpected Glamour" Which was inspired by a editorial from Vanity fair which featured Lady gaga dressed up in gorgeous couture in unexpected places where glamour isn't usually found.
This then inspired a series of photos using a model posing in a range of different over the top eccentric outfits in un glamorous places. Which then made up a series of images towards my final piece for the project.
Inspired by the original images i created my own images using the launderette location and used my prom dress. I created the head dress made out of cellophane inspired by Dior couture. All clothes used in all shoots where my own.
Dior couture editorial advertisement.
my own image
My own image
The second Set of editorial images i created were inspired by an editorial from Italian vogue which was set on a high contrast childrens playground where the models are posed on the children's swings and slides. I took inspiration from this setting my images in high contrast and also set my images in a playground.
I love the contrast of the images and how the model was wearing bright colour pop clothing that went with the high contrast and colours of the playground. As if she almost fits in almost as if she is a child and is at home there.
My own image
My third shoot was inspired by Japan and the Geisha I took inspiration by the Geisha make-up but gave it a modern twist. And in keeping with my theme i shot the images in a local bar.
Prada Spring 2013
My final shoot was inspired by a classic shot from the 90s and from British Vogue and was a must in my series of images! I also took a lot of inspiration from the 50s and the pin up girl. Which i think influenced it being my favourite set of images by far!
The images that inspired the set of images.
Well i hope you've enjoyed this post about my passion and love for editorial fashion. And i hope that you liked my work.