In and around Oxford with some Talented People and lots of hats!

So this September I hit the dizzy heights of Oxford, literally! I travelled to lovely little village in Oxford  to meet the renowned Photographer Simon Blower and his business partner James Lyon, The very talented Hat Designer and Milliner Jayne Elizabeth Rossiter-Gill who kindly leant me some of her amazing creations to model and the lovely Danielle Shirley who did my make up and a very different hairstyle to my usual bob!

Make and hair done we drove into Oxford to The Varsity Club, one of our locations for the shoot. We were so lucky with the weather but weren’t sure if it would hold out all day so we did our fashion shots on the rooftop bar with the fantastic views looking out over the City.  First outfit was a Turquoise dress and pink and purple hat by Jayne


then second outfit of the day was chiffon Cream Palazzo Pants and Navy lace top both from Zara finished off with Jayne’s statement Tiger Hat, just loved this combination.image(1)sneaky Jayne caught a few behind the scenes shots while the guys weren’t looking bhs

then off to inside to take some internal shots, first little red dress number topped with  Jayne’s beautiful lime green veiled hat, looked fab with the red of the dress, not a colour combination i would of thought of but  loved it.

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Then into the tux, great look depicted the end of the evening and all ‘partied out’ .



Then to Studio 1, Sunningwell 

here was hats, hats and more hats! on and a Agent Provocateur Little basque number! 

this is a our  take on an  Sophia Loren image, we didn’t try to copy as for a start I am blonde and a lot older than she was in  the originalimage but we were pleased with the results and think it worked well.



then with a Halloween sort of feel I adorned Jayne’s wonderful creation ‘Noir’ along with some latex gloves look complete.




loved this stripy little number


Yet more hats! love the ‘Anonymous’ feel of this one, nothing but the lips and hat!

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then the hats got even bigger, this is a hat i bought last year from H & M with a shoot in mind, so glad to finally got to use it



this is one i called ‘The Black Widow’ this hat of Jayne’s is amazing and show’s her amazing skills in design and making of hats, I was very honoured to be able to model it for her.


last but not least a portrait, no hat this time



so all in all a great shoot with a very talented team.


More of Simon’s work can be seen here

Jayne’s amazing hats here


Make up Dannielle Shirley