Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Cover issues...

Not happy with the prototype... frustratingly back to the drawing board.

Slowly but Surely...

We're getting there... well I am! I have just proof-read everything, which I thought would be hard because I've looked at each page for too many hours to mention, but the content is actually quite interesting! No slaps on the back here, I put that down to the amazing contributors I bribed to to take part (only joking! :) I have changed the cover again- image, font size, colour and all- I hope I'll be happy with it when i have had time to re-charge my eyes and mind. I am keeping it under wraps for a few days yet! But here is the image I have chosen to be on my contact postcard... not that fascinating, I guess you've all probably seen it all before! haha...

Sunday, 26 April 2009

covers I do like,,,

first page

But still no cover that I am happy with! I have a few more bits to edit and credit then will spend all evening working on a good cover... going to print the prototype in the morning so want the mag to be as finished as possible- with the best cover possible of course! This is what I have so far, it's not working for me... suggestions welcome.

Monday, 20 April 2009

TRash Happy.

Today was the final shoot that will go into the magazine! I do have one more in the pipeline, but my vision for that will be a little arty and serious to sit comfortably in the magazine... as you can see today's shoot was about having fun, with model Cleo coming alive as a fifties starlet in lots of faded denim, leopard print and florals. Gorgeous.

Sunday, 19 April 2009

not just because!

I love the lighting and tone of this shoot, as well as the masculine/feminine nature of Nicola Formichetti's styling- I actually think that the flower on the hat, (as repetitive as it is) makes this editorial that much more special for Japan's Commons & Sense magazine. Devine. Nicola is creative director of Dazed&Confused and he can also be credited for that cover!

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Camilla for Pirelli

The Pirelli calendars are always amazing! When interviewing Camilla Johnson-Hill, she told me about her experience as the producer of the 2009 edition in Botswana- calling it the proudest and most memorable of her career... as well as occasionally life-threatening! She spoke of the photographer, Peter Beard, as someone who is continually pushing boundaries, and seeing the shots, it became clear what she meant. How special are these...? 

I have featured a couple of these images in the mock-up of the mag, but Pirelli's official website has some serious words about copying, reproducing or publishing the images so I'm not sure they will make it into the final edition. Which would be a massive shame.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

London & I

I love being out and about in London when the sun is shining... everything seems to have been happily tweaked with the enhance button! In my wanders, which took me from uni on Charing Cross road, to an interview with Camilla Johnson-Hill (who is the nicest, most loveliest person! Will risk sounding really lame and call her an absolute inspiration... I can't believe I have managed to get such great interviews in the mag!) based in Soho. I continued down through Carnaby st where I spotted the girl below... classic case of 'it shouldn't work but it does!' She'll go on a street trend page, (all good mags have 'em, right!) I'm seeing a lot denim jackets and shirts- I have already claimed my lil brother's one as my own! loving the shrunken look.

I then went to Victoria to meet a photographer, Shaun Yim, to discuss working on a shoot together in the next couple of weeks based on the 'what's underneath...' post below. After this I went for a stroll behind the hustle and bustle of the station, mainly to stop tripping over the many suitcases, and found Elizabeth st, which was extremely pretty. I also spotted The Chocolate Society opposite this flower shop below that I must visit.

Well after all that walking I retired to Clapham Common for a drink and a gossip in the fading sun...
Before scooting to Notting Hill... Oh how I would love to live in a turquoise house!

me, me, me... sorry.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Vintage Moss

Oh how I adore thee! Madonna, Kate... I am so in awe of the past.
Below is my absolute fave, gotta love big hair.

Kate Moss for Glamour France June 1992 (I was seven!) courtesy of foto-decadent.

Fabien Baron

Art Director Fabien Baron is a genius in magazine design... Check out some more of his work for his company Baron & Baron.

*EDIT: There is a chance I could get an internship at his company in New York! If it happens, it will just be too amazing for words... just lots of ghyyiwdkjwhdjwydudaghg, etc.

Monday, 13 April 2009

white noise

While wasting the hours away looking for a new facebook profile picture (and a pic for editor's letter!).... I will find the most mundane distractions sometimes! I found the above images from  a weekend I spent in Berlin last October- a great weekend! I actually love the madonna one... how I wish I was old enough to experience her amazing-ness in the eighties!
and my new profile pic, just because! it was actually taken in the girl's loo in a club!? fun times...

Thursday, 9 April 2009

boy alphabet.

Typeface created by Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vindoodh Matadin for Vman.
I am getting so excited about graphics at the moment!

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

what's underneath that counts

My favourite images are those that allow light to seep through, so dreamily, like these from Lula issue 4...

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Colourful Thanks!

Thanks to Fred Butler agreeing to be profiled for the magazine, it's a rainbow burst of colourful magic- just like the lady herself!

bottom image from DazedDigital, the other pinched from Fledgeling Fashionista 
You can check FRed's blog here!

in bad taste.

Okay, so the idea of this blog was to give a background to the development of my magazine, which includes of course the inspirations for different things! And so, this isn't the inspiration for the concept I had necessarily, but I came across it and thought it was in the same vein. The shoot I want to do is based on style blogs such as The Sartorialist and Facehunter, who capture streetstyle at its best. Steven Meisel is a really great photographer, but I am not keen on this shoot he did for Vogue Italia in 2005, entitled Hollywood Style. Based on paparazzi shots of the street style of celebs, I think they forgot to make it ironic in the way that the fashion is actually good. I get the 'humour', but it's still a fash mag, no!? But that is my humble opinion...


Saturday, 4 April 2009

pretty pictures!