I'm supposed to be revising, but for some reason Lenin keeps telling me to go and look at clothes online. These are the things I'm after. I'm seriously in need of some velvet items in my wardrobe, as everywhere I turn somebody is wearing it and it looks great. I'm also desperate for a leather jacket, but I can't find one anywhere that I like for a good price!
This jacket's by Paul and Joe. Maybe one day...
Also, I'm having a few issues with the design of the blog. Only some browsers can see the intended text/font etc... I'm trying to sort it out, so bear with...
As I fancy myself as the next Sacha Mascolo-Tarbuck, my friends sometimes let me excitably attack their hair with bleach and other substances to 'jazz it up'. I recently did 2 friends' hair for the school Christmas Ball, so I thought I'd share the result and process for those who are interested, or want to try it themselves!
The first brave friend was Dominique, who wanted a bright orange dip dye. Dip dyeing hair is pretty self explanatory, but for those who aren't familiar with the technique, the ends of the hair are bleached and then further colour is put over the bleached hair if desired.
For Dominique's hair, we used a blue power bleach with 20vol developer for about 40 minutes:
Over this we put Directions dye in 'Apricot':
It came out like this:
The second brave friend was Ruth. Her hair was more tricky, as she wanted a single electric blue streak to match her shoes. The problem with this was that, as her hair is so dark, we had to bleach it three times to lift the colour enough for the toner. This isn't recommended; the third time we were worried about melting her hair (we didn't!). The first 2 times were with a blue power bleach and 30vol developer for 40 minutes, and the third time was with 20vol developer.
After three bleaches and toner her hair was like this:
We then applied Directions dye in 'Atlantic Blue', and this was the result:
A word of warning regarding blue hair colours: dark hair will go orangey when bleached. Blue dye over orange hair will come out green. So, if you don't want green hair, use a toner!
Apologies if this post has been mind-numbingly boring- I'm far too obsessed with hair.
A little while ago I did a photoshoot for the 'Young Fashion Photographer of the Year' competition, run by Clothes Show Live. I didn't get anywhere in the competition (I didn't expect to), but I've been meaning to post some of the photos I took.
The brief told all entrants to take inspiration from an 'iconic' fashion image, and to put our own spin on it. I chose the photograph 'Barbara, Over Gadgeted, Does Lips' by William Klein, and my 'spin' was the ever relevant issue of the use of fur in fashion. Shown now, the image provokes a strong reaction concerning this issue, but back when originally shot (around 1950), the use of fur in fashion was much less controversial.
The original image
The final photo (all others are supporting images):
My model was a fellow 6th form pupil at my school, and the whole thing was made much more exciting by the fact that we had an hour to shoot the whole thing, as the model had a piano lesson to go to.