Photography: Natalie Jade Reading
Model: Cleo Lim
Styling: Harry J Bartlett
Hair & Makeup: Joshua Mitchell-Fowle
Assistant Photographer: Danielle Wren
I had the great pleasure in styling an editorial for Natalie recently. A fun little studio shoot with a hell of a lot of pastel colours (hence the title).
“I was really interested in the pastel and metallic trends that are currently going round, I chose to use mostly plain garments (without pattern) so that i could focus more on texture and having an interesting colour palette running through the images without it being too over powering. I also wanted to steer away from the stereotypical ‘girly’ look associated with pastel colours which is why i chose the hair and makeup in the way it is and also the positioning of the model.” – Natalie Jade Reading
SEE THE FULL EDITORIAL HERE http://www.nataliejadephotography.co.uk
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I had the great privilege of modelling for one of Tom’s editorials. It was such a fun shoot to be a part of with such an interesting narrative and style.
It was interesting to be photographed in such an androgynous way. You may remember the last time I modelled for one of Tom’s shoots where I had an Andrej Pejic vibe which we shot some time either last year or the year before. It’s always fun to play one of Tom’s androgynous and unconventional beauties and his ‘Birthday Boys’ shoot was no different.
“This editorial was inspired by the idea of Cabaret but I want to make it seem more surreal by bringing it into the studio and the use of props. For the some of the looks I was partly inspired by Mathu Anderson, I think it is clear to see which ones they are! For the rest of the looks I just played around with androgyny and male beauty and thought it would be interesting to mix the two, trying to create an overall vibe of a community, like you would have in a Cabaret.” – Tom Selmon
It’s fair to say that I look pretty different in these images and if you can’t clock me in the group shot, i’m the one on the left with the bob wig.
The shoot was nice and relaxed and we had a great team working with us to help deliver the editorial.
Harry J Bartlett
Harry J Bartlett
Dino Rovaretti & Harry J Bartlett
Tom Selmon applying Harry J Bartlett’s makeup
Harry J Bartlett
Have a look at Tom’s website to see the FULL editorial and his other work http://www.tomselmon.com/birthday-boys and follow him on Instagram to see what other escapades are taking place. @tomselmon
So thrilled to be the front cover of Yearbook which was shot by Rhian Israel who is a fantastic young photographer.
Yearbook is a bi-annual magazine dedicated to showcasing the best of students work at Falmouth University. Each issue aims to include the work of current students and those that have graduated and gone on to do amazing things!
The team also won an award for Best Magazine Concept which (i’m told) was quite a tough competition this year.
I would definitely have a gander and see what some of Cornwall’s up and coming creatives are doing and please have a read of my quick interview on page 8-9.
Have a read of the magazine here: https://issuu.com/yearbookfalmouth/docs/yearbook_complete_edit/1?e=0
Also, feel free to check out Tara (Editor-In-Chief)’s blog http://taraslittletalks.blogspot.co.uk/ and have a good look at Rhian’s photography work http://rhianisrael.4ormat.com/
Like most seasons, you will bump into a fair few famous faces at fashion shows. (Alliteration Overload)
Ranging from models to TV personalities and everything in-between, here are just some of the people I rubbed shoulders with at London Collections: Men AW14.
Dermot O’Leary & Harry J Bartlett after getting soaked at Oliver Spencer
Jimmy Q & Harry J Bartlett at the KTZ after party
Sam Way & Harry J Bartlett, Front Row at Y.M.C
Harry J Bartlett & Sam Way
David Gandy & Harry J Bartlett after Christopher Shannon
David Gandy & Harry J Bartlett leaving Topman Design
Nick Grimshaw & Harry J Bartlett
It would appear that I haven’t posted a ‘look’ for quite a while so many apologies in advance.
This was shot on the 1st day of the Autumn/Winter 14 season of London Collections: Men.
Photography: Joseph Kent
3 Piece Tartan suit: Topman
Button Collar shirt: Topman
Tie: Vivienne Westwood
Shoes: Vintage – my granddad’s wedding shoes
I shit you not, I made it onto Tatler magazine’s list of best dressed men of the week at London Collections: Men AW14.
‘But what does it take to make it onto the list?’ I hear you ask. Everything I wore was 100% affordable. You don’t need a Burberry suit to look good, all it takes is a bit of accessorising and a playful attitude to achieve an outfit worthy of photographing. This season both of my suits were from Topman, thats right, Topman, not a bespoke tailors or Saville row, my ties were my designer accessories this season and my shoes were very generously donated to by my granddad.
Now, all the people in this list are rather well known names in the fashion industry and the public eye, so I have no idea how I managed (as a student) to be rubbing shoulders with some very big names.
The write up was really nice and quirky and out of all of them, I found mine to have a fair bit of humour behind it.
To have a gander at Tatler’s Best Dressed of the Week list, click here: http://www.tatler.com/news/articles/january-2014/best-dressed-of-the-week-100114
3 Piece Suit: Topman
Tie: Vivienne Westwood
Shoes: Mister (vintage)
Credit: Marcus Dawes