As a creative, I love to bring narratives to life through images. I found my business skills have really come into play when planning, organising, and executing projects and photoshoots. I enjoy rising to challenges and exploring spontaneous creative solutions. Having a vision and being able to bring that vision through to life is extremely rewarding.
Condé Nast has given me the confidence to follow my aspirations to work in a creative direction role as a stylist within the fashion industry.
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For this portfolio I have chosen to focus on work I have either creative directed or styled as I have found this is the field I feel I have immersed myself into the most.
Independent Final Project The Dancing Marquess “The Butterfly Dance”
I creative Directed and Styled a photoshoot based on Henry Paget the 5th Marquess of Angelsey. I wanted to bring to life how I imagined his famous performance of his ‘Butterfly Dance” may have looked. I wanted to capture not only the extravagant detailing in his costumes but the movement of fabrics created through the dance and clever use of light.
The Dancing Marquess “Henry Paget”
For this project, I set myself the challenge of sourcing and styling outfits that would lend themselves to the 19th-century era but could be seen and worn today. I believe Henry Paget lived 100 years ahead of his time. With this in mind, I created two-day looks, a house look referencing his love of silk pajamas and a day suit, referencing his love of gold threads and jewels.
Upcycling Denim Shoot
For this upcycling shoot, I have sourced two pairs of Levi’s 501’s from local charity shops. I created jeans inside jeans design by combining the two pairs. I then heavily embellished the jeans with buttons and charms for detail. I styled this with my own Hermes scarf tied into a halter neck top and Kurt Geiger platform shoes.
Jayne Pierson Archive Styling Shoot
For this shoot I creatively directed and styled Jayne Piersons Archive pieces, I chose a painted leather jacket with a latex corset body. I sourced and style them with bright Naked Wold boots. Sheer tights with a dotted seam detail worn back to front, I then layered over the top white suspender tights to create more detail again. I accessorised with a miniature bag to create a composition of proportions and added ribbon to the model's hair to pull the color, accessories, and details together creating a cohesive look.
Still Life with Timothy Rennie
Due to lock down I created my three still life shoots at home. I wanted to experiment with the styles, classic and kitsch without losing the luxury Vogue aesthetic required. I thought during the process I would naturally find a preferred style, I found I equally loved and enjoyed both just as much. I created an image styling a bracelet “Frozen in Time”, a perfume bottle capturing the scarce winter sun, and Shoes titled “Eat the cake, wear the shoes” all reflecting different emotions and elements of that moment in time capturing the zeitgeist during the bleak winter Lockdown of 2021.
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About the course
The Vogue Foundation Programme is an introductory course that will prepare students for further study in higher education. The focus is on creative practice and students will develop practical visual and digital-design skills using the authoritative Vogue: Voice of a Century as the main source of inspiration.