Well… now the latest issue of DIVA has been released, I can now say my first ~official~ fashion project has finally hit the newsstands. I know lots and lots of other bloggers are also freelance stylists professionally, but I’ve been really excited because I don’t consider myself one by trade and it was all very new to me, so I wanted to talk about it here! Hope you don’t mind!
I’m so proud of how the shoot turned out, it’s the icing on the cake to what was a great day. Everyone was lovely to work with and it went as well as any shoot could have gone. Probably because it was so unpretentious, with being made up in cafe’s and getting changed under a coat in an alleyway. Total class, as you will see from the photos! Hee.
So many gorgeous clothes, I wanted to keep them all!
Yummy accessories from Tatty Devine. It’s funny because I was quite scared approaching them because, y’know, they’re cool and fashionable and stuff… would they loan samples for me? But they sent me the lookbook and the first person I clapped on was Bea, so I knew after that it’d be fine, and TD were just totally lovely.
Waiting for our
bus big red limo to take us to our first location…
It was such good fun. Funnily enough, the stress set in when we tried to make our way back to the studio, because of bus problems and having to take a bizarre tube tour to get back. But we ordered pizza and watched Rocky Horror, so it was all good in the end.
I hope you like the photos, and if you’d like to buy DIVA, have a look at the site here. In this shoot, I made sure every clothing item featured is available up to size 26 at least. Also I didn’t cast the models, and I know that some of you may bea little upset that the models are fairly small/not “true” plus, but I honestly think Aleesha and Carmina were both absolutely amazing and really do the clothes justice, in my opinion. Also, props to Diana for coming up with the shoot idea and asking for me to be stylist, Geoff and also Sarah who was my bus/giant red limo buddy and a genius make up artist!
Not sure when there’s a next time, but either way I can’t wait.