Max Mara on Speed. Autumn Fashion shoot At Paddington Basin

 So i finally got to write post for this shoot. better late than never so they say!

 

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Hat H & M Black Polo neck: Next, Photography Simon Blower of Limelight Photography, MUA Christine Valerie

After weeks of planning and having to cancel this shoot 4 times due to bad weather (one time tale end of hurricane Gonzalo) weather forecast looked  to go ahead. Then bad news the MUA couldn’t  make it, looked like we have to give up on the idea, then thank goodness i found a lovely MUA called Christine Valerie to step in at the last minute. What an amazing  job she did too.

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Faux Leather Trousers Oasis, Knitted long Jacket: Charity shop, Cancer Reserach UK, Caterham Branch Fedora Hat: H & M Handbag :Mango Shoes: New Look Photography Simon Blower of Limelight Photography, MUA Christine Valerie

So I met Photographer and Artistic Director Simon Blower of Limelight Photography and the lovely MUA Christine Valerie  at Location for start of a fun day. A local bar kindly let us set up camp for the day and Christine somehow managed to do her magic with little lightening and cramped in a booth which didn’t make things easy for her.

 

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Hat Top Shop, Silk Blouse: Next, Faux leather jacket:Therapy, Lacey Skirt: Collectif Clothing, Ankle boots: Head over Heels, Patent Handbag: Mango Photography Simon Blower of Limelight Photography, MUA Christine Valerie

 

 

off me and Simon went to start the session, mostly we were ignored by passers by and we only managed to get security after us once! in between shoots was back into the bar for quick outfit change.

 

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Trench Coat: Charity Shop, Sue Ryder Care Oxted, Black Polo Neck: Next Faux Leather Trousers: Oasis, Black Suede Boots: Duo Boots Belt: Next, Photography Simon Blower of Limelight Photography, MUA Christine Valerie

 

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Faux Leather Trousers Oasis, Knitted long Jacket: Charity shop, Cancer Reserach UK, Caterham Branch Fedora Hat: H & M Handbag :Mango Shoes: New Look Photography Simon Blower of Limelight Photography, MUA Christine Valerie

my feet were killing me with all that walking in killer heels so how happy was I when we walked round the corner and found some deck chairs! Only in London could this happen!

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Faux Leather Trousers Oasis, Knitted long Jacket: Charity shop, Cancer Reserach UK, Caterham Branch Fedora Hat: H & M Handbag :Mango Shoes: New Look Photography Simon Blower of Limelight Photography, MUA Christine Valerie

 

you always get one! Think my look says it all!

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Hat Top Shop, Silk Blouse: Next, Faux leather jacket:Therapy, Lacey Skirt: Collectif Clothing, Ankle boots: Head over Heels, Patent Handbag: Mango Photography Simon Blower of Limelight Photography, MUA Christine Valerie

End of the day final walk along the canal.

Credits Simon Blower http://blowerlyon.co.uk/

MUA Christine Valerie

What a difference a week makes

So this week has been a bit quiet this week but some lovely clips and photo’s have appeared on instagram and twitter that the lovely Audience took at the Selfridges extravaganza

little video link of us descending into the beauty Hall to fab welcome

I walk on by with Summer, what a beautiful girl she was and such a poser, even more than me!

stop for a little pose for the cameras

Selfridges Beauty Project and Oodles of Poodles

Thursday evening, I found myself back in the 1950s as an Elegant Parisian lady hitting the floor of Selfridge’s with other classic Models for the launch of the ‘Beauty project’ and the audience had a taste of the performances that are to follow over the next few weeks. Alongside us were Woodstock, Ibiza and Tribal who wowed the audience with their amazing Zulu Dance.

 

 

1950s Parisian Elegance

Annabel Davies and me complete with poodles

Then Saturday we were back again with even more beautiful ladies. We arrived bleary eyed in the early hours for our travel back in time to the 1950s in gay Paris with amazing hairstyles and make up and of course our beautiful couture clothes. This time I had a gorgeous black standard poodle, called ‘Summer’, an essential fashion accessory for elegant lady! We had to meet our poodles in the car park so they could get to know us, then walk round the store so they could get to know the route, this was when I got accosted by a security guard and told I would have to leave if I couldn’t carry the dog!! Then just to finish off rehearsals my lovely model friend Annabel’s poodle, Sonny decided to have a poo in the middle of the beauty hall!! We descended down the escalators in the the beauty hall to applause and gasps from the audience, the atmosphere was amazing. Our performance took us round the beauty hall  complete with bell boy, accordonist and chauffeur in tow, ending up seated in a posed tableau with Maurice Chevalier’s ‘Hello Beautiful’ serenading us before we disappeared  up the escalators

Posing for the Cameras!