Dress – Vero Moda; Sunglasses – ASOS; Shoes – Office
We had so much fun shooting this! The dress is what I can only describe as a silk ‘parachute’ dress, and we had to angle the fan very carefully to get the back to billow out properly. Once that was sorted we really got going! My faves are the facial expressions that Cormac has put into a panel of four – I always make weird faces.
I wanted to keep the overall look really simple, with the main focus being the dress and the sunglasses. I slicked my hair back into a ponytail and wrapped some round the elastic to cover it up. Then all I had was my base makeup, a little mascara and the red lip (my staple – ‘Ruby Woo’ by MAC).
I like to keep the lighting in my studio shots as simple as possible. Even though I have quite a few lights, I prefer to start with one and then add as required. For these images I only needed one.
After poring over the thousands of images, summaries, and reviews from New York Fashion Week, I’ve managed to select my top five favourite S/S ’12 collections. I tried three, but five was hard enough!
1. Prabal Gurung
In at number 1 is a designer that I’ve never really paid attention to before. This collection reminds me of a cross between Christopher Kane and Alexander McQueen because of the digital floral prints.
I’m not a particular fan of the drip and ombre effects that appeared mid-collection, nor the corset lacing that was used as waist or neck details on several looks (part of the Fetish trend!!!), but I think the prints were an absolute triumph.
2. Peter Som
Another amazing floral print!! (Seeing a trend for S/S ’12??) Peter Som’s collection was half giant rose prints and half colour blocking, but all super super bright. Love the rose trousers. And the bikini.
3. Jason Wu
Here’s a something a bit more tame than the first two. I have a thing about 1950s silhouettes and shirt collars (especially with bows), so this is a collection that I would definitely wear. Lots of easy monochrome with splashes of bright pink or blue. The peplum waist is also super flattering for most body shapes.
4. T by Alexander Wang
So…I’m not usually inclined toward the ‘Minimal’ look, but like I said, I love shirt collars. I also love cut-outs in dresses. Go T by Alexander Wang!
5. Jeremy Scott
You can always count on Jeremy Scott to provide some unashamed FUNNNN at fashion week! His prints just make me smile For S/S ’12 he’s looked to cowboys! To be fair, the first 2 looks I picked were the most wearable of the entire show. The rest was just mental. Loving the cactus print – perfect for my summers in Texas, non?
And here’s a bit extra:
The mens outfits made me laugh so hard…I hope the models were gay!
Other collections of note:
- Marchesa – their evening gowns are always exquisite! I want them to design my wedding dress.
- Rodarte – influenced by Vincent van Gogh’s paintings and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. Quite often the art and fashion worlds overlap, but here it could not hit you in the face harder (with an awesome result)!
All images courtesy of Style.com
Body – ASOS; Leather skirt – Zara; Shoes – Kurt Geiger; Ring – ASOS;
Sunglasses – Alexander Wang
We shot this on Pennington Street next to News International. When I first heard about the A/W ’11 trend for ‘Fetish’, I had a good laugh about it. Who can wear that in the street? Ironically, I seem to have ended up with a wardrobe half full of black leather and spikes, so I suppose this outfit could be a day-to-day interpretation of the trend. Oops!