Festival Fashion Lookbook Part Two!

 
Festival Fashion Lookbook
 
Part two of our festival fashion lookbook. 80’s knitwear is a festival must and I think combining structure sleeveless tailored jacket with a soft white t-shirt dress makes a great festival look. 
 
 
Festival Fashion Lookbook

 

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Festival Fashion How To

Festival Fashion Ada’s Attic Lookbook
Festivals aren’t just about the music anymore they are also a fashion show. Where everyone tries to show how cool, laid back and fashionable (without trying) they are. The key to getting the enviable festival fashion look is to not try too hard. At the end of the day you will be sleeping and getting ready in a tent unless your glamping and missing out on the fun. When I think festival I think fun, hippy and just chilling out! So I pack, denim shorts, oversized knits, mini dresses, trainers and funny T-Shirt, things that look good creased and aren’t to fancy. What ever look you decide to rock make sure you have as much fun as possible! You only live once!! =D


Festival Fashion Ada’s Attic Lookbook

Make-Up Mood Boards For Ada’s Attic Shoot

Make-up & Hair Trends 2013
So I have had a very busy weekend prepping and shooting for my vintage boutique, Ada’s Attic. A lot of time goes into not only sourcing the stock but finding models, photographer, Make-up & hair and finally location. After all that is done I then build up outfit ideas, prep them to ensure they are ready to be worn straight away so ironing is involved. I then research make-up trends and ideas to create moodboards so that I can show the make-up artist & hair stylist what I’m aiming, there not set rules they are more like a starting inspiration point. As this was a commercial shoot there was no “theme” to it so no research was done to develop a story like I would do normally, I think that this gives editorial work more depth and in return makes it more memorable.
Here are the moodboard for hair and make-up for the shoot. Tomorrow… behind the scenes!

Make-up & Hair Trends 2013

Lovely Lauren McGee The Model



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Now I’ll admit it, I have been holding out on you all with the last interview from the Ada’s Attic photo shoot, so here you have it, last but certainly not least is the interview with the lovely model Lauren McGee.

  
When doing a shoot where do you get your inspiration from? Do you
look at other peoples work or do you find ideas come to you in the
weirdest places?
 
As a model, most of the time people approach you with a clear concept already in mind. However I only take on projects in which I feel the concept interests me and would benefit my portfolio. I tend to find when creating my own ideas for shoots, the inspiration stems from everything around me. Whether that be current affairs, the media, literature, things people say to me or I have heard them say as well as actual physical surroundings. Subconsciously I am always observing and I like to think that observation is at the heart of the creative process. Although I love looking at other people’s work, I never try to directly replicate somebody else’s shots as I don’t see the point. In my mind the best and most effective shots are impromptu and come from your own ideas and creativity. If you rely too much upon the influence and inspiration of the work of others you risk losing your own artistic flare and originality.
 
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Who’s work do you really like and why?
 
I recently came across the work of a photographer currently living in France called Nath-Sakura. She has taken some stunning shots with really unique concepts. I don’t have a particular favourite model, but I feel that the best models are versatile and can adapt their expression, physicality and posture to suit every shoot they take on.
Why do you think vintage fashion is so popular right now?
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I think what draws most people to vintage fashion is its uniqueness and how you can find some brilliant affordable pieces to really express yourself. You can often find items at cheaper prices than the high street, which is another bonus in the current economic climate.
What is your favourite colour, food, place and why?
 
Colour: Purple. I’m not sure exactly why, I just prefer it to other colours.
Food: Depends on my mood, but currently I would say bruschetta. It reminds me of when I first tried it on a family holiday to Italy when I was younger.
Place: The West End of London. Covent Garden has some lovely shops and places to eat and you’re just a stone’s throw away from some fantastic theatres and the Royal Opera House.
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What would be your dream vintage find? It doesn’t have to clothes
it could be anything?
 
I have always wanted a vintage jukebox. Although they are relatively easy to find, their cost is somewhat out of my price range. Hopefully one day I will be able to afford one!
How long have you been a model & What attracts you
to the profession?
 
I had my first shoot in July of this year and loved it so much that I haven’t stopped since! I love how a single frame can capture so much emotion and for me modelling provides a great creative outlet.
Tell us all a funny fact or anything else you want us to know.
 
In addition to being a model, I am also an actress, soprano singer and can do singing impersonations of 50s divas such as Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland and Shirley Bassey.
 
Lol thank you very much Lauren for your time! To get in touch with Lauren or check out the rest of her work head over to here facebook page www.facebook.com/laurenmcgeemodel
or portfolio page

Meet Claire Glauch Make-Up Artist

 
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 To keep the theme running, I am now going to introduce you to the lovely Claire the MAU & hair stylist on the shoot for Ada’s. If your looking for make up tips then read on!
 
When doing a shoot where do you get your inspiration from? Do you
look at other peoples work or do you find ideas come to you in the

weirdest places?
Claire- Anywhere really! If I get a really specific brief I’ll research some ideas to compliment it but usually I find inspiration from something random I see in a craft shop or art gallery. A lot of the time I’ll practice different looks on myself and see what works and what doesn’t – get the creative juices flowing!

Whose work do you really like and why?

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Claire- For simple but gorgeous natural makeup I love Lisa Eldridge – she never seems to get it wrong! I also love the Illamasqua artists as they really put the artistry first.


Why do you think vintage fashion is so popular right now?

I think that, because British fashion can be so quirky, vintage clothing allows you to be more experimental with your look and lets you combine the best pieces/trends from throughout the decades.

On a more personal note….What is your favourite colour, food, place and why? Don’t worry I won’t ask you anything to personal=D
Colour: pink because it always cheers me up
Food: cucumber… random I know! I don’t even know why, I just really like it!
Place: Barcelona because there are always new things to discover. Also I really love all the gorgeous architecture.



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What would be your dream vintage find? It doesn’t have to clothes it could be anything?
A Dior gown, just like the one Natalie Portman wore to this year’s Oscars. I wouldn’t even wear it; I would just keep it hung up to stare at!


How long have you been a Make-Up Artist? What attracts you
to the profession?

Nearly 2 years now, I just love the way it lets me unleash my creativity and create some amazing pieces of art.
 
Thank you so much Claire for taking the time to answer my questions. You did a great job on the day & would highly recommend you to anyone!
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To check out more of Claire’s handwork headover to her website;


Meet Kyle Insley- Photographer


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As you all know I did a shoot for my Vintage Boutique just over a week ago. I love the images we got from them, and it appears ASOS do aswell, as Ada’s Attic is now on the People Catwalk =D. So I thought you might like to get to know the photographer from our fashion shoot, Kyle Insley, I have asked him a few questions about his work, vintage, art & travel read on to find out more! =D
 
When doing a shoot where do you get your inspiration from? Do you look at other peoples work or do you find ideas come to you in the weirdest places?
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Kyle-I usually go off idea’s straight from the top of my head with the rare occasion that I try and vary on a photo that has inspired me and I mostly use those photos purely for inspiration for back drops etc
When I have an idea I spend days to weeks searching the web for images that have features that fit with that idea I have thought up, collating and highlighting them into mood board style collections and then send them to the models/stylists etc. with the idea put into writing along with them..
The idea’s rarely seem to work exactly how I’d imagined them but usually for the better, It’s really interesting to see someone else’s interpretation of the idea you try and put across and usually the best photos are always the ones you didn’t try all that hard to achieve.. They just seem to happen!
 
who’s work do you really like and why?
 
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Kyle-I have an endless list of photographers whose work I really like, it’s hard to explain why but mostly I find I really like those who have come to develop an identity/style and gone with it, to an almost perfection level..
Among those people are Victoria Sims, Jaime Ibarra, Nikos Vasilakis, Zhang Jingna, Akif Celebi, Alexei Bazdarev, Roberto Girardi & Satin Popalam Putyatina.
 
Why do you think vintage fashion is so popular right now?
 
Kyle-I think vintage is starting to become so popular through the whole Lomography scene, although this has been around for years now, especially with things like Instagram being so popular with the vintage photography look so easily achieved on an iphone and other devices, people have appeared to accept this whole concept and the feeling from these photos seems to have begun to spill into fashion more recently with clothing headed more and more toward this direction.
 
What is your favourite colour, food, place and why?
 
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Kyle-Colour – White, Food – Calzone, Place – Helsinki, Finland – The most beautiful place I’ve ever been, still true to its Scandinavian roots with its architecture and endless cobbled roads and green parks, very multinational, fluent English speaking place surround in three directions by the Baltic sea endless coastlines, a short train ride from the northern lights and easily the most polite relaxed friendly environment I’ve visited.
 
What would be your dream vintage find? It doesn’t have to clothes it could be anything?
 
Kyle- Anything that catches my eye.. usually I tend to buy random and unique picture frames.
 
How long have you been a photographer?
 
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Kyle- I’ve been doing photography for the last 8 years on and off, I took it as a main subject at college as an easy grade for my UCAS application and was surprised how technical it all was and how much more work was required from my initial expectations.. After college I continued with it on a low level and always kept an interest in cameras, mostly medium format but only in the last 16 months have I really go back into it, bought a new DSLR, some other kit and ventured into the whole portrait and model type of work which I have found to be the most appealing and have since took a keen interest in the fashion genre..
_The thing that I found to be the most attractive about this direction has been how different and striking an image can turn out to be on camera from what is seem by the naked eye, the things and places you see daily you start looking at as props and locations and people, you start looking at as models and thinking what type of setting the would suit and what you could achieve with them..
Very cliché but it changes the way you treat and look at your surroundings.
 
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer our questions so well! We loved working with you. To check out more of Kyle’s Great work head over to his website- http://kyleinsley.tk/

Behind The Scenes – Ada’s Attic Boutique Shoot

 
Behind The Scenes of a Fashion Shoot
 
Today I spent the day shooting for my vintage shop, Ada’s Attic. The sky was blue with not a cloud in sight and even the sun made a short, but welcomed appearance. We got some beautiful shots and I can’t wait to share them all with you, but for now here are a few behind the scene images for your enjoyment =D.
 
Behind The Scenes of a Fashion Shoot