Wednesday, 14 December 2011

How Fame Met Fortune

How Fame Met Fortune..

I'm currently dying over LA-based comedienne Fortune Feimster. Unashamedly Rubenesque, and an open and happy lesbian (go Fortune!), it's marvellous that such a talented and merrily self-deprecating woman is getting prime time exposure on a hit comedy show like Chelsea Lately. Having already gained a cult following with her hilarious stand up shows, she has created two comedic characters that are of special note; Darlene Witherspoon, a deliciously grotesque Hooters waitress with some "special" talents (see the video below for details of her full repertpoire), who boasts of often being asked if she is related to A-List actress Reese (love it):

Lastly we have Katina the Pole Dance Instructor "y'all know how Katina roll. What!"

Not only did she help her man Snoop Dog to write the lyrics to "Drop It Like It's Hot", she's also something of a rising fashion star, just check out that "Von Douche" bag:

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Some Like It Haute

Some Like It Haute..

Back in September, I was booked to do a shoot for the fabulous Yoanna Hanchard, Founder and Director of High Fashion Society, a cult online fashion portal and multi-tiered virtual club that sells (and sources) a treasure trove of pre-loved designer clothing and accessories, in addition to offering a variety of styling services.

The theme was "vintage glamour with a twist", with an emphasis on "moody eyes" and "perfect lips".

I'll do a separate post with my memories of the shoot, behind-the-scenes pics and info on the make-up I used to create the two key looks.

For now, here are the pics, I hope you like (just click on them to view the image full size).

The Aquascutum check skirt and yellow quilted Chanel 2.55 purse have been sold..

Louboutin's sell like hot cakes on the website..

This paisley print silk maxi dress from Etro is so Florence Welch (it is available to purchase together with the blue Galliano shoes)..

This vintage Chanel silk scarf and black quilted clutch are currently available..

This black Hermes Birkin bag is no longer available..

This black Celine alligator clutch is still available, together with the blue/black Herve Leger bandage dress..

This Temperley London gown is still available..

This red boucle tweed jacket from Chanel is still available..

Photographer - Kelly Mitchell
Assistant Photographer - Doug

Model - Georgie Hobday @ Profile Model Management

Stylist - Yoanna Hanchard
Assistant Stylist - Zara Hovelsas

Hair - Joel Benjamin
Make-Up - Sebastian Brown

The team shot at Hotel Verta, Battersea, London

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