LAST WEEK.. I helped with a fashion photoshoot for Beat Review magazine and really enjoyed aiding the process of creating some interesting vintage/high street statements for any one to recreate.
I’ve really learnt a lot with being involved with the fashion aspect of Beat Review and it’s all thanks to the lovely Alex Gravell- who I have borrowed these images off. We were really aiming to showcase something that implemented both the vintage style of the 1940s but not to make it look like a “dressing up” photoshoot. The setting for the shoot took place in Buffalo bar in Cardiff and I couldn’t resist sampling one of their beverages, .. perks of the job.
It’s been really difficult to multi-task freelance with being a final year student at Cardiff University- but better late than never ay!
At least all of this experience is finally setting a basis as to what I want to aim to do when I am older- directing me into fashion events, PR and marketing as the main areas of occupation to aim for.
With regards to the photoshoot, it felt really good to finally be involved with the production of creating an image, where I actually assisting the photographer for the day (only a small part, but still) I thought I’d actually “found my calling” when I was holding the light reflecting screen, a bit sad I know! Don’t judge me.
So keep an eye out for our fantastic photoshoot for Beat Review online and I’ve got a little Twitter interview with Oxfam Boutique to be published on there as well.
OK.. so this month has been a bit crazy and apologies for not keeping up to date with my blog.
Not only did uni start up again but have been freelancing and travelling to different fashion/vintage events for Beat Review, and for myself of course! Included in this there have been a few little high-street scouts which have involved me running after people on the streets of Cardiff (looking like a complete loon) and asking if I can take a picture of them.
The three that allowed me to do so were lovely (piccies will be posted separately) ..but I never quite appreciated the effort that goes into, what seemed, quite an easy task. Not only this but due to the fact I don’t have a camera I am constantly annoying my very loyal housemate and begging to steal her camera for a day .. or two, or three. All of which will be written up in a lovely article for Beat Review (which you can find online).
Also, today I will be going to another vintage event and writing a little review.. which hopefully I will be able to use on here. I’m aiming to find out a little bit to do with who actually goes to vintage events and if they think that fashion is changing, because I wouldn’t say that I am the most fashionable person ever but I enjoy looking and mixing up what’s high-street and what’s deemed a little “cooler” i.e. going to one of these events and bagging a bargain which can uplift an outfit more than you think.
Last time I bought a bag, which everyone says is vile, but I like it.. and persist in using it because it is A) practical B) I love the interlining on the inside of it and C) it’s vintage. It has someone else’s stamp on it,.. which actually means, a little cigarette butt mark on the inside (but I love it all the same). When I was creating a little Twitter interview with some Cardiff based fashionista’s, I was really surprised the extent to which fashion can bring light to a cause, for instance; Oxfam Boutique are holding a charity event on March 9th to raise awareness to International Woman’s Day. Now- has this always been the case? I suppose we can see evidence of it with feminists from the 1960s but in reality I think fashion has broadened itself out to become something more liberating than we first thought.
I never intended to aim to work in fashion and enjoy going to different clothing events but I think I may have found a little niche that I quite like.
Fingers crossed for March and getting some more interesting insights.
I recently wrote an article about Marilyn Monroe for OWTAP (which should be issued at the end of this month) and I completely fell in love with Marilyn Monroe all over again. She was one of the most beautiful and iconic actresses of her time, and is still acknowledged in the film industry; due to the new film about her life..
It just makes me wonder what life and the film industry would be like now if she was still around. The same can be said for Queen, if Freddie was still alive would music be different to what it is now? Would we have less generice songs and be encouraged to listen to people who can actually play instruments and create songs that have more than one repeated work in it.. you know the songs I mean, and it’s true.. I have many of these on my Itunes account right now.
It’s a wonder. Who knows what might be.. or could have been.
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