Monday, 8 February 2010

Select Models News Exclusive: Lucie Jones. Plus inspired by Christopher Kane


First up are 2 images of Lucie Jones of British X Factor fame, who has just been signed to Select Models (my model agency)! They were kind enough to share these exclusive images with me, and singer Lucie looks fantastic. Here, she is photographed by Kristin Vicari, wearing (in the first photo) a Christopher Kane for Topshop dress (A bit of a theme for this post!). Head of New Faces at Select, Susannah Hooker, said, “Lucie's test shoots were an opportunity for her to experiment with different styles and looks and to work with some great fashion photographers so that she can start to create her portfolio and familiarise herself with modelling. She was a natural - very relaxed in front of the camera and at ease modelling clothes … the results are fantastic and we're looking forward to working with her in 2010.”

Huge thanks to Select for lettng me share these images on my blog! It’s always great to see success stories and I really like the fact that these photos are in black and white. I love working with monochrome photography myself as it can create a very timeless and classic looking result. And as you can tell from most of my posts, my dad loves black and white photography too- as illustrated below.

I am aware that London Fashion week is rearing its oh-so-pretty head next week, and ah how I wish I was attending! If anyone has any spare invitations to Burberry/ Betty Jackson/Jaeger or any other fashion show then please let me know! Ha-ha, in all seriousness...


However, in the meantime I am amusing/consoling myself by styling outfits inspired by some of my favourite designers. These two ensembles are my petite homage to the great designer Christopher Kane. I loved his use of ginghams and checks, those pretty pastels, cut out sections and beautiful shapes that featured in his last collection. So my way of showing appreciation was firstly by creating a green, checked ‘skirt’ over a vintage shirt.

We had a bit of trouble shooting these photos, as the light outside and in was really flat, dull, grey and generally miserable. Also every surface and wall in our house is kind of covered in clutter/paintings/ vases/ general stuff. So we had to improvise with backgrounds and shifting stuff around, with dad getting more stressed with each place that didn’t work out!



The first outfit is made up of the aforementioned fabric skirt - formed by wrapping, folding , bunching and pinning a length of fabric to create a kind of pencil skirt/ fifties homage hybrid. I’m wearing it over one of my favourite shirts (I have a bit of a collection now...) It was my great-grandma’s. Then layered over that is a little vintage thermal vest. I really do like this underwear-as-outer wear trend. All the more excuse for dusky pink silk slips and camisoles! I also have on those old favourites of mine, the white brogues.

The second outfit includes a chequered dress, ahem, borrowed from my mum, layered underneath a black lace bodice. You may notice that this is the matching lace bodice to a white one that has been featured numerous times on my blog. The black one is slightly bigger, which is why I had to belt it very tightly to keep it in place! I know I’ve literally just featured these black, thrifted, men’s brogues, but I do seem to be living in them at the moment. And also you can’t really have Kane inspiration without some matching brogues! I added the little black watch at last minute after noticing it lying on the coffee table - it’s my brother’s.

25 comments:

June Paski said...

ur so briliant, I love all ur looks, it's very look like christoper kane spring 2010 collection!

ps would you like to exchange link ?

xxx

the style crusader said...

love the photos with the green checked skirt! those shoes are so lovely that you've got on! such great photos of lucie! i loved her on xfactor! xx

Natasha said...

Yeah, she looks great in those photos! Love the checked "skirt".

Pearl Westwood said...

Lucie looks gorgeous, I saw her in a magazine shoot and she has such a striking look. I adore the black gingham with the lace x

doodlingenie said...

Well aren't you peachy!
And so much more stunning than Lucie Jones...
Like totally omg!
Check out my blog, it may be small and silly but i'll soon update.
xx

orientalmunchkin said...

I loved Kane's spring collection with all the Dorothy Gale checks. You did a really nice take on it.

zoee said...

Really great outfits, i love your green check skirt! And Lucie is so gorgeous!

Serina said...

She looks great! I'm sure we'll be seeing her more soon I guess then..

Also I love the 3rd picture of you down, it looks really cool with the leaves/tree in the background! Like the second outfit alot too :) x

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful photos. I know how it is with the light. You have to get out there at just the right time, so annoying. Your photos are always unique as are your outfits. xo

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Carly said...

Great interpretation of Christopher Kane S/S10, I love the green gingham. Great attention to detail with the origami type folds by the belt. Was that intentional?

www.dressedupdown.blogspot.com

Zanah said...

I love your White oxford flats... where did you buy it ? Lovely blog btw :) Mon Mode Blog

NiftyThriftyBeth said...

oh you actually look a teensy bit like lucie jones!
great outfits.

♥Lola said...

Love this skirt! So colourful :) I would love to go to LFW as well..dream dream!

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Chalk White Child said...

I love these photos! I especially like the last one. You always have great shots!

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polka dot said...

Love it: homage to Kane!

Will do a Homage to Roz shortly & let you know soon as it's up. Re; LFW, I've got a pass at least, come into town & you can borrow mine while I shoot in the square. Actually @ Somerset House, the public really can get access to a lot of it (outside). If I get a ticket to anything, if I get more than one I'd love to bring you.

fyi: for you or any other bloggers reading this, it really is worth going to the site, then to each designers' contact info, and sending a polite request with your blog link. You never know!

for example, Christopher Kane:
http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/designer_profile.aspx?DesignerID=69

Marie, Chérie said...

Looks like my fav. editorial from teenvogue... forgot which issue it was. but seriously - you're really cool!

Lucie said...

She looks wonderful, and i love the skirt!

Lucie
tasteslikevogue.blogspot.com
x

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Sofi said...

I like the last photo better. Very artsy!
Sofi

styleodyssey said...

here i have the opposite problem- too much intense sunlight washes out my photos or casts unflattering facial shadows. a happy medium is what's needed for good lighting, i think.

i've always had such a thing for gingham clothing- mainly black/white. and i sure do like your off-white flats! been wanting a pair myself...

the pics of lucy are perfection in black/white.

Style Artisan said...

Your descriptions of your dad's work behind the scenes always makes me chuckle. In contrast, you are always, chic, sleek, and effortlessly stylish. Even if you were just clambering over a fence or slogging through a snowy field. Marks of a true professional, I tell you!

SJ said...

I am loving that first outfit. How creative! And yes, underwear as outerwear...I am loving it too. I recently got a corset (type thing) at a consignment shop that goes perfectly on the outside of my outfits!

Also I know what you mean about fashion week, its also starting up here in NYC on thursday. I hear there is a show open to the public, and I am still hoping to get tickets! I hope you can see a show yourself out there in London!

-www.pearledpenguin.blogspot.com

Malu said...

I really love your style! Very unique!
You have a great blog :D

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Couture said...

The green skirt is so amazing!

Judith
http://couture-and-beauty.blogspot.com/