Friday, 25 December 2009

All i want for christmas is...a beautiful pair of Manolos!

Lucky, Lucky Carrie Bradshaw is all i can say really! I just watched Sex and the City for the gazzilionth time and every time those beautiful Manolo's capture me!! I have always been a fan, how can you not. Those shoes are what dreams are made of! Blahniks sketches are also amazing, they're so distinctive but create this kind of fantasy around them, its like he is giving you a glimpse of the beauty but not giving too much away, leaving that for the incredibly lucky people who actually can own a pair!
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Tim Walker...the Dream Maker!

Tim It's crazy, i have only just recently properly discovered Tim Walker. How i don't know! His photographs are incredible. I have known and loved his work for ages now, the magical blue photo of Lily Cole in India i think on the stairs has been one of my favourite images for ages now but i just never had a name to the photo!
I love the courageous, magical, daring, beautiful out of the ordinary photographs he creates. Walker creates fantasies, dreams and spectacular wonderlands. If i had the opportunity these are the kind of images i would dream up.
I want every one of his photos blown up and put on my wall!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

I want to take more pretty pictures...

I have just been looking through some of my old photography and my god do i want to take some pictures right now!! I can't wait to go back for Christmas and demand that my friends Bex and Paula pose for me in crazyyy locations wearing beautiful clothes. This sets concepts I've just decided I want to do one that's focused on high voltage glamour, think red lipstick, sparkles and beautiful dresses (like Kate Moss on the front cover of Vogue December 08 i think...favourite ever issue of vogue by the way!) i also want to do one less posed, and more natural thinking more about styling. Excited.. yes!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Shona Heath

Imagine creating fanatsy worlds every day...! Shona Heath i want your job! As i have mentioned a few times...i find window displays facinating. I love how fashion creates a fantasy world where pretty much any imagination is possible.
I saw this topshop display in Oxford circus the other day when in london. I think its perfect for Topshop. It really reflects the party season, and draws you in. When i saw it it magically makes me HAVE to go inside and want to buy something!! Also the styling is better than most stores. 'Magic Windows'..yes it is!
Shona heath is a art director and set designer and has worked with American, British and Italian Vogue, Casa Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue to Another Magazine, Dazed & Confused.
Advertising credits include Armani, Cacharel, Donna Karan, Harvey Nichols, Margaret Howell and Tiffany. She has worked on fashion sets for Emma Cook, Topshop, and Julie Verhoeven, presentations for Marni, Rebecca Taylor and the Vogue Christmas Party.


In the summer i amazingly managed to get a job as a Nokia connector. Basically as a Nokia Connector we have to go aorund uni/town entering people in a competiton and telling them about nokia services etc. Its a relitivly new thing with the aim of promoting Nokia to make young people love it again! but more importantly we get a gazzilion perks with the job, like free phones, kit,parties, Ray Mears,Diversity, Rihanna, Jay Z, The Human League, festivals and ti-pis! Anyways...we have literally just got back from the Nokia Christmas Party...and wow what a night!
For me doing marketing at Uni, it could not be more perfect! We get all this marketing talk thrown at us thats really useful and actually really interesting! Before i worked for Nokia..i definitely thought it was not very cool anymore.. (remember the days of Snake..!) but now, especially with this programme, i love what they're doing from their campaigns to things like the stuff with MTV their doing. Its such a good brand to work for! Last night i met so many important Nokia guys it was crazy! I love Nokia for life..! haha how sad am i!

Saturday, 5 December 2009


Anthropology has just recently opened its UK Flagship store on Regents Street. Anthropologie is known for its amazingly creative visual merchandising. I remember visiting some Anthropologie stores in New York in January and couldn't get over how beautiful the V.M was. The store really creates an experience, its like an art gallery. Anyways i was quite dissapointed with the new UK store, the V.M was still beautiful but it wasn't as daring as the New York stores. I did love the Maaasive wall coverd in real plants though..a sales guy must have seen me staring at it and came up to me and gave me the guided tour of the plant wall..all real apparently, gardeners coming next month in case you wondered!


I don't know what it is about London but I just can't get enough of it! We had a uni trip to London on Wednesday to do some research for our Shu Uemura Project. First we went to Somerset House..amazing. The tiffany Ice rink was up along with the Tiffany Tuck Shop, Its so cute. I love the idea of expanding your brand into something completly irrelevant but it just works. The Tiffany Tuck shop gives you the whole brand experience just in a different, exciting format.

SHOWstudio exhibition in Somerset house was amazing too. I never knew how involved photographer Nick Knight was with this, and how forward it seems to be. He has explored so many different formats and styles, its so interesting.

Kate Moss I Love You.

London at Christmas is definitely my favourite. I could literally just walk around all day staring at the Window Displays and Christmas V.M. I love how brands go all out and create mini fantasys in their windows.

Louis Vuitton..sorry about the bad quality!


Selfridges... Definitely dissapointed with the Windows this year. Normally they are amazing! Wheres the glamour?!!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

J'adore Paris <3

Some of my photos from Paris. Paris is so beautiful. I want to go back...!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Paris Vogue

I just thought i'd share some amazing images from the Vogue I picked up in Paris...

The photographs are shot by Mario Sorrenti and graffic designer Kaws has his imput too.. creating high contrast and high volatge images that mix elegance and poise with the grime of street life.
Kaws is the talent behind the Kanye West Album'808 and Heartbreak'

Below: Photograph of Kate Moss with Kaws designs surrounding.

'Graffiti Couture' reminds me of a set of photographs I took 2 years ago for my Photography a-level. I've posted them before but here's one to re-fresh your memory :)

Monday, 23 November 2009

Ooooo La La...

I have just got back from a weekend in Paris!

And wow, it was truely incredible. The city is beautiful. As soon as you arrive you just know you are is Paris. It has such an elegant air floating around and you can't help but stumble upon some amazing architecture of some sort everywhere you go!

We visited the Sacre Coeur...(Breathtaking. That view...!!) Arc de Triomph, (I loved, it mesmorised me!) We went up the Eiffel Tower (the view again-insane!) Saw the Louvre (the architecture surrounding was amazing) and went to Paris Photo photography exhibition (so inspiring.)

We also had the most amazing meal ever at Cafe de L'Homme, overlooking the Eiffel Tower. We were so close you could practically touch it!

Like that eppisode of The Hills-'Paris Changes Everything' I really belive it does :)


p.s i'll post some pictures soon, tell you all about the Paris Photo exhibition and some oh so amazing images from Paris vogue.

It's Happened!!!

I feel today I have finally realised I am addicited to Blogspot! Today i have checked my blog like a million times?! why I don't know! get ready for some serious blogging!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Shu Uemura

Our next project this year is a live project for L'oreal. Definitely been waiting for this project! Shu Uemura was the chosen brand. I Love it- massive contrast from Universal Works! Shu Uemura originated in 1958 by Mr. Shu Uemura himself. Shu Umeura began his career as a make up artist to the Hollywood movie stars, working with legends such as Frank Sinatra and on movies such as My Geisha. The brand has lines in hair, skincare, make up and accessories, but most famously known for its amazing cleansing oils and AMAZING, crazy but spectacular false eye lashes.
As a group we have to come up with a new fabulous marketing strategy for the brand, firstly thinking about a 1 year strategy then a 4 year growth plan.
I shall keep you posted.

Above: Collaboration with Victor and Rolf

P.s how amazing is the brand imagery. yum.