Tuesday, 18 May 2010

External Brief: Androgynous Fashion

I met today with my photographer other half, Jacqui Boulton, and we brainstormed ideas for photoshoots over the summer. We came up with several ideas which we would like to develop:

1) Women's Lingerie, in a hotel or b&b
2) Beachwear
3) UV lights in a studio fashion shoot
4) Fairytale, set in the new forest, using vintage fashion
5) High Fashion Studio Shoot
6) Androgyny

We have decided the first shoot we would like to conduct is Androgynous Fashion. We would like to do this in the studio and to shoot both male and female models. We both really want to focus on the confusion between the sexes and would like to find guys and girls who look really similar in their facial features.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

The Paper Circus: The Book

Florence Welch

Florence Welch was recently chosen by Selfridges as one of the 10 musical artists to take part in a new project called, "Sounds of the Mind", in which they translated their lyrics into creating a window display for the London Store. Her design is based around her song, "Cosmic Love", and she was quoted as saying, "I was really excited about the idea of seeing the lyrics to my songs portrayed in such an original and exciting way. It's about creating a representation of the song in a visual sense so what a song would look like instead of hearing it." It is a really beautiful, interesting design which refelcts her music, her personality and her own individual style, and is a great start to festival season for her.

Friday, 7 May 2010

Luxury Boat Shoot with Simon Ackerman

Photographer, Simon Ackerman sent me a message today, asking me to style a photoshoot inspired by Gucci's s/s '10 campaign, taking place on a couple of luxury boats in Sandbanks. I jumped at the opportunity, and the shoot is taking place on saturday 15th. My role will be to style 2 models, 1 male one female, and to co-direct the shoot. Photos will follow soon!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Negotiated Studies

These images are from my current project, in which I conducted a photoshoot in Selfridges Ultralounge, in collaboration with London Photography Duo, "THE GIRLS" (Zoe & Andrea). My concept was circus characters who are a little bit distressed and make-shift. Here are the most successful images which I selected for print in the book outcome of the project.

Art Director: Claire Hadley (myself)
Photographer: Leanne Lim-Walker
Makeup Artist: Charlotte Millerchip
Models: Jacqueline Boulton & Josi Slater
Assistant: Isabella Dellar






Experimenting with Layering on Photoshop

On an IT workshop day, I decided to experiment with some of my existing images, using layering, scroll writing, sheet music and paper.

Developing Practice

For our Developing Practice Unit, I conducted a photoshoot at Highcliffe Beach near Bournemouth. The concept which led to this shoot was my own thought process which developed from my Aunt passing away from Breast Cancer. I wanted to generate some images which evoke feelings of sadness and optimism.

Trend Book

At the start of the year we had a short assignment in which we learnt how to use Adobe Illustrator, and we created a trend book using samples from studio workshop sessions. Here are a few of the pages from my trend book, which demonstrate my ability to learn how to use an unfamiliar computer programme in a short space of time.

Hi I'm Claire

Hi, my name is Claire, I'm 21, and I'm currently a Fashion Student, at the end of my third year at the Arts University College at Bournemouth, with a year left to go. I've hit a turning point in my work, and I want to focus really hard on producing some really beautiful photographs in collaborating with photographers, models, makeup artists and hair stylists, so I decided that my blog needed a clean page and a new title. I have finally found myself, and I am dedicated towards creating a career for myself in Fashion Styling.