Lavish Alice

I have been modelling for Lavish Alice since the beginning of time. Well, since they launched about three years ago. I’m always excited when they ask me to shoot because I know it will be amazing. I thought I’d take you all on a magical journey down the rabbit hole and show you what we’ve been getting up to all these years!

I was 16, slumped over a computer in my 6th form workroom, staring blankly at the screen ‘working’ when I got an email from Lee who pitched me this brand asking me to model. I sat up straight immediately interested thinking, “why the hell am I writing an essay about a pointless linguist theory when I could be Alice in Wonderland?”

Soon enough I was shooting in some woods, which is without a doubt the coldest shoot I have ever done. Note everyone is wearing massive duffle/fur coats, gloves, ear muffs and I’m in a chiffon shirt. Yeah.

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The final images for the first Lavish Alice campaign shot by James Melia:

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The next campaign we did is hands down one of the best modelling experiences I have ever had. We did a fashion video, collaborating with Mob Films, which was Alice falling down the rabbit hole. This was basically me jumping on a massive trampoline for 10 hours straight. The best workout I have ever had. But believe me, it is quite a challenge to look elegant whilst jumping for that length of time.
It was all worth it for over 50 thousand views!

 

The following campaign was shot in The Midland hotel in Manchester and was a lot of fun, I am still thankful to this day I did not slip on the marble table in killer high heels and break my neck.

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In Look magazine:

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After this shoot my ginger hair was lost forever, and it was all brunette from then on! Photos by Matthew Stansfield!
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The Christmas campaign launched a week ago, which prompted me to write this post. It was set in a boudoir bedroom hotel, which made me have to reassure my parents we were actually shooting clothing! You can see some of them now on www.lavishalice.com

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I just had to include the last one because the photo-bomb has me in stitches every time.

Lavish Alice is run by some of the loveliest people I have ever met in this industry and they deserve every success. Everyone now please go check out lavishalice.com and drool over all the velvet and sparkles to get in the festive mood. I hope you all get what you want for Christmas and look out for my next Wonderland adventure!

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Jeffrey Campbell

One sunny afternoon I was sat with a vodka cranberry soaking up the (rare) sunshine in the northern quarter when my friend Matt casually said “we’re shooting for Jeffrey Campbell next month. You up for it?”. Yes. Yes. YES. YESSSSS I AM. Was my reaction. The thought of modelling for my favourite shoe designer felt like a dream. Also the free shoes gave me a mini heart attack.

A month later we were all on set, a huge team of amazing people. Instead of me rambling on, you’ll get a much clearer idea by watching the behind the scenes video:

Here are a few behind the scenes photos as well:


The final shots:

And of course, My beautiful babies.


The lunch at Jamie Oliver was pretty special too. I would of taken a snap, but it was all devoured so quickly!

You should all check out http://www.matthew-comer.com/ and http://www.allsole.com

Model: Sophie Bailey @ Boss Model Management
Photographer: COMER
MUA: Krystle Ann Clayton-mua
Stylist: Ana Ferreira

Production: Lavinia-May Anders
Manager: Lee Barber.
Crew: Josh Woods & Adam Mugridge

The time I dressed up in Chanel all day

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!


Mina Boutique

During my time in London throughout January, February and March, I modelled for Mina boutique every couple of weeks. The shoots took place in the Packshot Fashot  studios in Camden which was a great location as it only took me 15 minutes to get to from the model flat meaning I didn’t have to get out of bed at an ungodly hour. They also served the best lunch ever, including dessert every time! They even had toad in the hole once, it made me feel like I was back up north in rainy ol’ Lancashire.

The team were so lovely I forgot I was working most of the time, the days passed so quickly. It also helped that I was wearing beautiful clothes. You should all check out the website here: http://www.minauk.com/
and their facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/MinaUKClothing

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