AKCO

As I’m getting into the routine of 9-5 with my new job, I’m really missing being in the bustling atmosphere of the studio. I wanted to share one of my favourite fashion shoots ever, for Nottingham Trent University student Alice Kerry’s final fashion product collection, AKCO. The fashion was incredible, each piece had zips and interchangeable textile panels, including beautiful laser cut pleather layered over a metallic stripe. Hair and make up by Cristina Lazarotto.

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Autumn Wonderland

Back in September, I was lucky enough to work with these two lovely ladies to create a dream shoot. We had a seventies inspired wardrobe and golden hour, as well as the classic autumn backdrop of fields and forests. Styled by the fabulous Emily Gray, and modelled by Jasmine Clark, here are a few of my favourite shots; there will be more on my official website (coming soon)!

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Summer Vibes with Romy

Summer seems so far away now so I thought a little throwback would cheer me up. Luckily, before I went back to university, Romy and I had a chance to shoot a few more outfits before the autumn chill set in. I love these pictures – they take me back to the summer and show off my beautiful hometown of Cambridge. See more pictures and outfit details on romydesmarais.com.

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Graduate Fashion Week 2015: Backstage at Nottingham Trent University

At Graduate Fashion Week this year, I also shot backstage at my own university’s show. Models getting their hair and make up done, getting dressed with designers doing last minute fixes, and (obviously) lots of pictures. I absolutely fell in love with photographing backstage – the buzz just before the models walk out is indescribable. Here is a small selection of my favourite backstage photographs – there will be more on my website, coming soon.

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Graduate Fashion Week 2015 - Behind The Scenes at Nottingham Trent University's show

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Yeni Park

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Samantha Goldsmith

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Lauren Anderson

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Ella Nesbitt

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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.

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Ashleigh Wise

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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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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!

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Photographs copyright Alannah Messett.