Friday 18th May 2012 I awoke at 4am for another early morning commute to London to shoot a Chanel spotlight editorial for Laha magazine in Dubai. I arrived at the studio at 8:30am and sat down imagining it was my brand new apartment and started decorating it in my head. Just look how amazing this would be for an apartment! (The bedroom is up the stairs on the left)
After a couple cups of coffee it was into hair and makeup where I was transformed from a tired northern teenager into a Chanel woman. Daaaarling I felt divine! So, when I finally emerged after 2 or so hours, the studio was all set up ready to shoot!
Of course I never write a blog post without details of the food of the day – and it was delicious. The pictures speak louder than words!
I was really surprised that we actually finished the shoot on time! 9/10 times on a shoot it goes over schedule. It’s just how the fashion industry is! The team I was working with were very lovely and professional and had everything planned out so we were out on time. At 6pm I was skipping along to the train station heading back to Manchester! My favourite type of shoots 🙂
Anyway, onto the pictures! I really love the lighting and simple posing. And the Chanel. Of course.
If you’re in Dubai you can pick up a copy now!
I mentioned previously that the editorial for Hunger Magazine also included a fashion film which came out recently. I always enjoy doing fashion films as it gives me a chance to act. I know I’m a terrible actress, I learnt that in high school, but just to be filming is on a different level to having photos taken. It’s a rush of adrenaline and out of my comfort zone of the click of a camera – which I love.
Anyway here’s the video on the Hunger TV website –
As I mentioned in my previous post, I shot an editorial for the new issue of Hunger Magazine which went on sale 4 days ago and can be purchased online or from WHSmith. I know it’s sold in other places but I’m not entirely sure where. Oh, I should warn you all it is a very heavy magazine, with about 23,000 pages (but no adverts so well worth £4.95), and this caused me to sprain my hand as I had to carry it for 2 miles home!
Rankin’s studio was incredible, when I first walked in I saw about 40 people rushing around doing things before he arrived. The set design looked like it was for a movie. There were caravans on a lawn of grass with 70’s furniture everywhere. There was a huge flashing “Welcome” sign and 2 chickens clucking outside as props. I love modelling with animals, they make shoots much more exciting! I still think my favourite was modelling with the cutest rats on a shoot last year.
The other models at the shoot were lovely, there were 3 other girls and 3 guys. We were supposed to be a trailer trash family, each with a character we had to act not only for pictures, but a film as well which should be coming out soon! Can’t wait to see it and share it with you all. My character was a shy geeky girl with glasses and greasy hair, kinda how I look when I’m lounging at home on my laptop for 8 hours straight (like today). Also the food was insane. I have never eaten so much in a studio ever I felt quite sick afterwards! We even had victoria sponge cake, jaffa cakes, a tonne of biscuits, a selection of cheese and grapes for dessert. I had to unbutton my pants. So attractive, I know.
I will always remember this shoot.
I will leave you with the shots of me from the editorial and the link to the teaser trailer – http://www.hungertv.com/issues/1/video/4610/
In March I was lucky enough to shoot with Rankin for the biannual issue of Hunger magazine which is available on sale from May 10th. For anyone who doesn’t know, Rankin is a renowned fashion photographer worldwide and has shot pretty much everyone from Kate Moss to the Queen. You can see his work here – http://rankin.co.uk/
So a couple days ago I noticed Hunger TV were releasing daily teaser videos from what to expect in the next issue, and I came across one from our shoot! The shoot was called “Welcome To Oddity Park” and included seven models, four girls and three boys. I’ll talk all about the details of the shoot in my next post, when I can show you all the pictures!
For now, here’s the preview…
P.S I’m the one sat down with the glasses and the book
On March 6th my alarm woke me up at 4:30am for another days work. I forced myself out of bed questioning myself why do I model? Why do I put myself through this? IT’S 4:30! Nobody should have to be put through this torture! Once I had a cup of caffeine, though, my grumpiness turned into excitement. I was on my way to shoot for Wonderland magazine. However I was travelling from Manchester to The Loft Studios in London, which took nearly 4 hours. That journey has put my off commuting in the early hours of the morning for life.
I arrived at the studios at about 8:45, sat down for a few minutes with another cup of coffee, then it was into hair and make-up. The hair was how I would love to wear mine every day, very grungy with a wet look, pinned up in sections. I’m no hair dresser so that’s the best I can describe it! Every item of clothing was Vivienne Westwood as this editorial was a designer spotlight shoot. It’s at times like these I wish models actually did get freebies! Continue reading