Monday, 13 October 2008

13 10 08

Hellooooo, it's been a while! I hope you haven't abandoned me yet!!
I spent the weekend looking after a little kitten with my boyfriend. Her name is Pudding, and I am in love with her! Isn't she adorable?!

Unfortunately we had to leave her with her rightful owners when we left today, but hopefully I will get to visit her again soon!
On saturday I went to my styling course at The London College of Fashion, and we were told that our photoshoot that we get to style is next week! I'm excited but very nervous at the same time because I really don't want to blow the chance of working with a professional model and photographer for free! I have some ideas for how I want each one to look (we get 2 different shoots.) The first one I want to style in a 50's/early 60's way , and I really liked this shoot from Britain's Next Top Model because it's so wonderfully kitsch! So, I am going to use a vacuum cleaner as a prop but have the model in more of a 50's prom style dress.

These are some pictures that I'm looking at for hairstyle ideas:

Then the second shoot I was going to go to the other end of the spectrum and have it super masculine and edgy, perfect for the current 'sophisticated goth' trend that is everywhere at the moment! I'm looking to get a really shaggy coat like the bottom picture and maybe some wet-look leggings, then loaaaads of metal jewellery! Here are some images I have been looking at for inspiration:

image from Forever In Fashion

last 3 images from Fashionation


Victoria-Olivia said...

Awww I am in love with Pudding too! So cute.
Wow I really like your ideas for the photoshoot, especially 50's early 60's, thats so my era. Good luck with it, I'm sure you'll do great!

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Lady Melbourne said...

Well done on the styling course, it sounds wonderful!
I think those hair styles are more 40's, if you want 60's you'll need a more bouffant style.
I can't wait to see what you come up with!

bellefantaisie said...

awh, i'm glad i helped out!
Pudding is such a cute name and that kitten is adorable!

belle x

Anonymous said...

Pudding is the cutest kittie ever! If I had a cat I would want it to look just like yours!

Lottie said...

is it hard to get into london college of fashion? i really want to go there and do the fashion photography course and ive just started college this year :) x

Penny said...

hi lottie,

i only did a short course so there was no problem getting in (it was just first come, first serve) but it was very expensive.
but i do know that the selection process is tough for actual full length degree courses etc, however saying that, if your work is up to standard and they can see you have potential then there shouldn't be a problem.

i would consider other uni's as the university of the arts group (lcf, st martins etc) do rely on their reputation and i have heard that their facilities aren't the best, and i can say i was dissapointed with their studio when i did my photo shoot. my friend is doing a bachelor's degree in editorial photography at the university of brighton and is doing really really well, so do consider other uni's for your photography course.

sorry if that sounded a bit like a lecture!! its just i have heard the same thing from many people about lcf's and st martin's etc facilities not being up to standard.
i hope you get into whatever uni you choose, good luck and thanks for reading!! :)

penny xxxx