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Walking up and down the tightly knit streets of Amsterdam in autumn has been one of the most beautiful experiences of my life.
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Louise Carnegie Giuseppina Magazine Photoshoot

So excited to share this photo shoot! The pieces are of my graduate collection, shot by Louise Carnegie, a photographer whose work I’ve been admiring for a long time. I love how she has used colour to create mood, and I love the styling and hair.

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Check it out on Giuseppina Magazines tumblr page here:
http://giuseppina-magazine.tumblr.com/post/53046879234/giuseppina-magazine-webitorial-photography-by

Photography by: Louise Carnegie (http://www.louisecarnegie.co.uk/)
Makeup Artistry by: Chloe Watt
Hair Styling by: Peter Mellon
Model: Amy Chong
Shoes by: New Look.

Winter Gardens.

This weekend, I went to the Winter Gardens in Duthie Park, Aberdeen. I visited with my boyfriend, my sister Lou and our nephew Brodie. A particular highlight was the cactus garden. Cacti are so far removed from what I am used to seeing every day. They were huge and they came in such a weird (and often humorous!) variety of shapes. Visiting such an unusual place really makes you think outside the box. I felt very inspired!

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Aberdeen Art Gallery// Selling Dreams: 100 Years of Fashion Photography

“I always thought we were selling dreams not clothes” Irving Penn on his role as photographer at Vogue magazine.

Aberdeen Art Gallery has a new exhibition, “Selling Dreams: 100 Years of Fashion Photography”, due to run until 20th April. It is a fascinating collection of historical and contemporary fashion images by photographers as diverse as Edward Steichen, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, David Bailey, Corinne Day, Rankin, Tim Walker and Steven Meisel. They are seperated into different periods of time, and each photo encapsulates the essence of that time perfectly – whether that be Lisa Fonssagrives, elegantly posed and put together, an image of femininity, or Twiggy upon a moped grinning wildly and full of freedom and excitement.

For more information on the exhibition, visit the Aberdeen Art Gallery website here: http://www.aagm.co.uk/Exhibitions/Current/Selling-Dreams-100-years-of-fashion-photography.aspx

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White Sleeve, photograph taken by Horst P. Horst for Vogue in 1936.

 

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Harlequin Dress, photograph taken by Irving Penn in 1950. The model is Lisa Fonssagrives,who Penn later married.

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Twiggy on a moped, shot by Ronal Traeger 1967.

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Women in the Bath House, photograph taken by Deborah Turbeville in 1975. This was actually one of my favourites from the exhibition, though from what I understand it was of some controversy at the time as it was so different from traditional swimwear photography.

Final Collection Photoshoot

My final collection for hand-in tomorrow. Here are my favourite images from my photoshoot – I kept the look clean and minimal, complimenting my final pieces. I also had to take these photographs myself, as the photography technician had broken her hand whilst skiing! This didn’t stop her being so helpful, and she showed me a couple of tricks and really built my confidence behind the camera. I’m also very grateful to my model, Joli Parker, who got exactly what vibe I was going for. I still have lots of work to do (tying up those loose ends!) but I will update you all further after my hand-in.