Graduate Fashion Week 2015: The University of Northampton Show

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph Graduate Fashion Week 2015 for Press Association Images, held in Truman Brewery in London. It was a busy day, with a four hour coach on the way there from Nottingham to start the day! It was so interesting to walk around and visit the different stalls set up for each University, and checking out all the unique, amazing fashion photography. I was assigned to photograph The University of Northampton’s show. The talent was extraordinary, with styles varying from dark and gothic to bright and electric. Here are some of my favourite shots – enjoy! There will be more on my website, coming soon.

Designer: Rebekka Johnson

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Martha Adams

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Harriet King

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Herjot Garcha

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Ashleigh Wise

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Coats and Cocoa

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Another London adventure with Emily, and another beautiful outfit (head over to Emily’s blog here to see outfit details). We finally discovered the famous Portobello Road market, as well as the delicious Hummingbird Bakery cupcakes and hot chocolates! We wandered over to Spitalfields to revisit our favourite diner, The Diner in the market, for one of the best hot dogs in London!

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December Date with Emily

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On a frosty Sunday, Emily and I set off into Cambridge for an afternoon of photographs and cake. Winter is my favourite time of year – wrapping up in woolly jumpers, hot chocolates in front of fires, sparkling cobwebs. We wandered around King’s Parade and through the little side streets towards Afternoon Tease, an adorable cafe on King Street.

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Tucked away down King Street, a lovely street filled with vintage shops and amazing places to eat (including this one!), Afternoon Tease definitely stood out, with a full house. We enjoyed the most delicious brownies and hot chocolates before carrying on our winter walk.

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All photographs copyright Alannah Messett.

Company Bloggers Style the High Street

What an amazing night I had last Thursday! Myself and my trusty fashion partner-in-crime, Emily, ventured to London for the Company Magazine Bloggers Style the High Street event, hosted in Tobacco Dock. Well worth the money, our tickets included free drinks, photo booth, great food and incredible pamper treats, as well as seats in the fashion show and a goodie bag.

The catwalk showed off this season’s collections from ASOS, River Island, Warehouse, Primark, Next, M&S, Yumi and Oasis, presented by the gorgeous Lilah Parsons. The collections were styled by some fantastic well known bloggers, a few of my favourites being Doina from The Golden Diamonds, Hannah from HannahLouiseF and Emma from EJ Style. There was also a surprise performance from Nina Nesbitt before the show!

The night was fantastic and gave me an opportunity to meet fellow bloggers, like Mariana from The Portuguese Pink Pie and Sara from Lady Lippy. I got the chance to take a few street style photographs, as well as photograph the rest of the night. Enjoy! Please click on a photo to enlarge it.

 

Photographs copyright Alannah Messett.

Street Style: London #1

Last month I ventured into the big wide world of photographing street style. Something I’ve been planning to do for a long time, street style is fast taking over blogging and social media. I really loved approaching new people, talking about their outfits and photographing their style. Capturing people’s individuality is my favourite thing about photography.
My friends and I wandered around Covent Garden, Southbank and Camden, where most of these photographs were taken. Please let me know what you think, and any advice would be much appreciated!

Click on an image to enlarge it and look through the gallery.

Photographs copyright Alannah Messett.

Golden Afternoons with Gosia

Last week I spent an afternoon with the lovely Gosia. We went for a woodland walk around the villages we live, just outside of Cambridge, while the Autumn sun graced us with her presence. These are the digital edits, and I’ll be loading the film I took shortly. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!

Photographs copyright Alannah Messett.