Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Editorial: New Beginnings

Finally, I can share with you the images from my first ever published editorial! A few months ago, while shooting with JC for the blog, we were chatting about my career and what direction I wanted to go in. I told him I was interested in getting into editorial styling, but thus far had no luck in getting any kind of work experience within the field. He told me the best way to do it is to just style your own shoot, so I did. I came up with the concept through looking at some of the major trends for 2015. White on white is huge for spring summer, championed by the likes of Graig Green, Jil Sander and even Rick Owens. Another huge, unmissable trend (and not just in fashion) is Androgyny, or the concept of genderless clothing, so I decided I wanted to use a mix of menswear and womenswear on my male models. From these ideas I put together a few mood boards for how I saw the shoot coming together


Once the moodboards were done, JC submitted them to modelling agencies and magazines to start pulling the shoot together. He found the most perfect studio which had the white walls and concrete floor that was in my moodboard images. Models came flooding forward for the shoot, but not all were necessarily suitable for the look we wanted to achieve. In the end, Jaimie and Sinclair from Space Model Management were the perfect choice. JC also organised Hair and Makeup - Rachel Williamson and Christiana Amakrah respectively, Christiana whom I had worked with in the past and therefore knew how fantastic she was. I discussed the makeup before the shoot and decided on white eyebrows, but I (as usual) changed my mind and decided to go for simple clean makeup with a darkened Cara Delavigne-esque brow. As we were unable to get a long haired model, I wanted the hair to be sharp and clean to fit with the minimalist aesthetic of the shoot, something Rachel more than achieved. After unsuccessfully trying to get clothing from various brand PR representatives (life's hard for an un-published stylist)  I utilized ever contact I could think of to pull together the looks for the shoot. A huge thanks to Sabrina Khan for making a pair of trousers especially for the shoot, and to both Studio Collection in Camden and Work for lending me all the clothes. I was going to use a couple of pieces from my own wardrobe, but decided against it as I wanted everything to be current season. So, without further ado, here is the full editorial (complete with us-published shots). If you want to see the editorial in print, you can buy your own copy of Meade Magazine here.

Photography: JC Candanedo
1st Assistant Photographer: Laure-Helene Dedieu
2nd Assistant Photographer: Thuy Pham
MUA: Christiana Amankrah
Hair: Rachel Williamson
Stylist: Geraint Donovan-Bowen
Models: Jaimie and Sinclair, Space Model Management

Jaimie wears -Shirt - Maison Martin Margiella, Trousers - Sabrina Khan, Jumper Scarf - Joseph, Shoes - James Hock
Sinclair wears - Dress - Alexander Wang, Shoes - James Hock

Jaimie wears - Top - Marni, Jacket - Joseph, Shorts - Issa, Socks - American Apparel, Shoes - Dr Martens

Sinclair wears - Shirt - Alexander Wang, Skirt - Joseph, Briefs - American Apparel, Boots - Dr Martens

Jamie wears -Shirt - Maison Martin Margiella, Trousers - Sabrina Khan, Jumper Scarf - Joseph, Shoes - James Hock

Jamie Wears - Dress - Alexander McQueen, Socks - American Apparel, Boots - Dr Martens

Jamie wears Top and Shorts - Joesph, Shoes - James Hock
Sinclair wears - Top and Trousers - Joseph

Jamie wears Top and Shorts - Joesph, Shoes - James Hock
Sinclair wears - Top and Trousers - Joseph

Jamie wears - Top - Roland Mouret, Briefs - Acne

Sinclair wears - Shirt -Byungmun Seo, Briefs - American Apparel

Jamie wears - Shirt - Alexander Wang, Jeans - MIH, Boots - Dr Martens
Sinclair wears - Shirt - Kenzo, Jeans - Joseph, Shoes - Dr Martens



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