Sunday, 20 May 2012

Peter Doherty and The Kooples

So Pete Doherty has been living in France for the last few years and he definitely hasn't been sat around twiddling his thumbs. His new film Confession of a Child of the Century, an adaptation of french writer Alfred de Musset's french novel, premiered today at the Cannes film festival. Reviews have been mixed. I will certainly be giving it a watch and making my own judgements on Pete's acting skills. He has just finished writing his new solo album and has collaborated with the french designer The Kooples and launched his own clothing range. I have always loved The Kooples. Their clothes are sleek, classic and sophisticated, which are not normally words used to describe Mr Doherty but maybe he has matured and personally I think he has style. In the interview below Pete talks about his views on fashion. One of my favourite parts is when he talks about his artwork on his T- Shirt designs. He explained that he had to be careful to keep the designs clean, which takes me back to the time in the 70's when Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm Mclaren were arrested for their indecent T- shirt design of two naked cowboys. Pete also talks about the influence of 60's and 70's on fashion and his designs. I took these photos based on this classic shirt from the Women's range. Pete used his on/off girlfriend Irina Lazareauna as a model. Love him or hate him the guy certainly has talent. 

Click here to watch the Interview with L'Officiel

Printed Silk jacquard shirt £180

Thursday, 10 May 2012

Keeping it nude

Having returned from my holiday I'm feeling all happy and ready for summer. I have returned with loads of new ideas and have quite a few photos to post from a few projects I have been working on. I guess this blog is more of a journey of my photography as well as giving you guys some outfit inspiration. Since I started in December I have definitely developed my photography and I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to some more photo shoots now that I have got a bit more free time.
I am using a bit of positive thinking and hope that we will be able to get our summer dresses soon.  I love this Matthew Williamson nude dress with this sun hat and bright pink lips. I actually took this photograph a few months ago but this dress was not available to buy, as it was from the new summer collection from Seasons clothing in Sheffield.  

Here are a few of my favourite nude dresses for summer 

Embellished Dress £85 Warehouse

Ted Baker front wrap dress £229

Cameo Hallucination Strappy Dress £120