Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Do redheads have more fun?

I have been absolutely obsessed with redheads lately (in a good way!). I just find them so mesmerising with all that red hair and the feisty attitude to match (or so one would think/hope). I think my fascination with redheads actually started a while back... at least three years ago is as far as I can trace it. My then flatmate had this young, incredibly thin, gorgeous girlfriend with a massive almost afro-esque head of hair. She used to float in and out of our flat and I would stare at her in ore. I always wondered whether it was just me or whether other people were just as mesmerised by these wonderful creatures. And if that is in fact the case, then surely it is not the blonds who have more fun... surely it must be the redheads! I mean come on, blond is so 1990s...                                      

I dont know whether it's just my luck but every single redhead that I have met seems to possess the most incredibly cynical (and awesome at the same time) sense of humour... or even a whole perspective on life. It is they, who are capable of coming up with statements that make you choke on your drink from being hit by such "unexpectedness".  I am therefore very proud to say that my friendship troops have recently had an addition of a proper feisty and witty redhead (and no, its not Jessica Chastain... she is just there for the sake of having a picture, because a post without a picture is boring... but it so happens that i do not yet have a photo of my new friend :))  

p.s. I ran into Jessica Chastain in the Tuileries during Paris Fashion Week and didnt even realise who she was... just thought I would take a photo of that "pretty girl with red hair". No wonder she had a dude following her around.. guessing her bodyguard.. duh! xx

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Eva Fontanelli, Paris

Photoshoot: Neon Nights

My first ever nude shoot... and I must say: I AM a fashion gal after all! I do miss the clothes! In any case it is always great to try new things and experiment and for this shoot I really wanted to create something dark and sensual. I deliberately did not want her looking at the camera so that I could create an almost voyeuristic feel to this shoot.

My photoshop is 'having a moment' ... so these shots are unfortunately unretouched. But then again I wanted them to look real and I almost think if the model is kind enough to let me shoot her nude then I do not want to photoshop and liquify things out. For me part of the nude photography experience is appreciating the raw beauty of the body as opposed its computerised filter down version. Hope you like! xx

Monday, April 8, 2013

Photoshoot: Sogni d'oro

Photography/styling: State of Sunday
Make-up: Maria Papadopoulou 
Model: Chiara Favaretti

For this shoot I really wanted to recreate that Italian/baroque theme that dominated Dolce & Gabbana's AW12 collection and was so brilliantly showcased by Paolo Roversi in Italian Vogue. The name - Sogni D'Oro generally means "sweet dreams" but in this case I wanted to use the literal translation - "Golden Dreams"

Shorts, sequinned collar, earrings, shoes- River Island
Dress: Karen Millen
Tulle skirt (worn throughout), headband, veil - stylist's own

Modern day Audrey Hepburn

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Photoshoot - Angles

Model: Emilia Sam