Friday, 22 April 2011

Emily Ashcroft - 90s Colour Shoot.


Behind The Scenes - Emily Ashcroft
from Joel Mcloughlin on Vimeo.
Video was also courtesy of my friend Joel, he's a babe.

This is the first time I have worked with Emily on a shoot and I was really pleased with the results. She came up with a load of great ideas she wanted to work around based on idea of the Jeremy Scott Fall 2011 Ready-to-wear collection (check it out here) The idea was to involve lots of bold block colours, very 90s themed with my hair in smooth silky pigtails and dip dyed ends! Check more of her work out

She really is a fantastic photographer and I foresee great things for her! The styling on the shoot was by Joel McLoughlin ( who is one of best friends a budding stylist! We managed to get a selection of outfits between us - from the amazing turquoise/purple hockey jersey we found in a vintage shop for £3 (amazing) to vintage electric blue dungarees... and the pièce de résistance -  the incredible acid wash jeweled Barbie Jacket which Joel Managed to track down - it truly was the best thing I've ever seen ever!


Joel & his new furby 'Momo'

Believe it or not my ultimate downfall is carboot sales! I started going last summer and although I haven't been to that many since, everytime I go I become 'a crazy gypsy lady' according to my friends. I'm a lover of bargains and I really appreciate the idea of 'second hand' whether it be vintage shops/charity shops/markets or carboots! Afterall... it's all the same. You can end up paying a pricey amount in a vintage shop for something which will be sold in a charity shop for about a quarter of the price... they can just bump the prices up because it's a boutique shop and silly people are willing to pay!

Carboot is an absolute treat. The amount of things you can find is amazing... because it's basically a bit jumble. Ok, there is a load of crap on sale and junk that you wonder why people are even bothering to try and shift... but you can find some treasures! I've found a number of cameras for about 50p, including an kodak instamatic, polaroid and one of those lomography cameras that take four pictures at a time (which I have yet to use but i'm very excited about it!). As my mum would say, one mans meat is another mans poisin... so if you have lots of stuff to get rid of.. don't just dump it in the tip, have a sale yourself and give it a second home!