Tuesday, 26 January 2010

In the mood for love, 2046

So I am still sans camera cable to enable me to get some new pics up and let everyone see a sneak peek of the new collection. I do, however, have a large back catalogue of photoshoots from previous years that are just hiding away on my hard drive and that I think should be set free for more people to see. The photos in this post are from a shoot I did nearly 4 years ago. It was for the fabulous Paul Marr's final show from his course at Telford college. The idea for the story was inspired by the Kar Wai Wong films In the Mood for love and 2046. Paul loved the lighting in the films and also the setting of the hotel room. My inspiration for the outfits for the shoot came from the idea of a reclusive movie star hiding away in her hotel but remaining glamourous throughout her seclusion. We shot at the Point Hotel in Edinburgh where the neon lighting in the rooms and corridor set the scene perfectly. Its still on of my favourite shoots I have done so far.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Absence makes the sewing machine go faster

So it has been a shocking amount of time since i last posted on here. I have no excuses, well apart from my camera battery dying and me refusing to pay £35 for a new battery so a serious lack of photographing of things to put up, actually that is my excuse and Im sticking to it. I now have an adopted camera, albeit with a missing usb cable that I am planning to replace asap, why dont boys put things in places that they remember??
So all I can do is give an idea of my plans for the year ahead and then follow up with some photographic evidence in the future time. Rowanjoy the label is going to have a bit of a shake up, with the main collection getting streamlined to a 6 outfit capsule collection which is going to be complemented with a new printed jersey range. All of this is well under way, I am currently making up my first samples of the main collection and working on my prints for the jersey range. I am very excited about getting both of these out for everyone to see and will get some pics up in the next few weeks.