Saturday, 30 November 2013

Style // Le Forêt


Following on from yesterday's post, today I bring you... the photoshoot by the wonderful & super talented Georgie Barr! I'm going to make her blush now but i don't care - go and have a browse her page, her work is amazing! For me, the best part in getting involved in these mini shoots now and again, is getting an insight into the behind the scenes workings of the creatives! So, I thought I'd ask for a few words to give us an insight into her thoughts for the shoot...

Georgie: "I really struggle to pin point where I gather my inspiration from as I am the kind of person that likes to let each shoot go in its own direction. I guess I take a lot of inspiration from my surroundings and let the location of the shoot guide me a bit, which is probably why I choose to shoot on location a lot more than in the studio.


I have always been told I have a very vivid imagination so my mind often runs over a million different ideas.. None of which I ever write down so most gets forgotten..I also very often get a bit carried away and over excited by things... As Lauren may know from be bouncing around the salon when Meg (the MUA) got the glitter out!!

Post-production is a big part of my process.. I love all things vintage and colourful so that is often portrayed in my work.. I don't like to change the images too much.. Just tweek the colours and bits here and there. I love looking through a collection of my work.. It took me a while to really find what I loved doing in life so when I look through my work I get a real sense of pride.. That I have really achieved something."


Thanks G! Don't forget to check out yesterday's post, where I spoke to our lovely hair & make up artists!

Much love,
Lauren xo

Friday, 29 November 2013

Le Forêt - The Looks

Look 1
If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen that last week, I posted a few images from a recent photoshoot entitled 'Le Forêt!' 

The shoot was a collaboration between photographer Georgie Barr, hair stylist Rac Nutt of Paul Watts Hair and, make up artist Megan Klaire. We also borrowed some stunning headpieces from Lullabellz. You can imagine the excitement it caused in the salon as all five of us girls rummaged through that box of goodies, trying things on! I think some of those gems will be making their on to several christmas lists this year. Myself and the beautiful Nicole, agreed to be their guinea pigs for the day, and I think we were all pretty chuffed with the results! :) 

The shoot consisted of two looks; the first of which was more natural, and the second a little more prepped & primed (read: we went crazy on the colour & glitter). Here I caught up with Rac & Megan, as they explain their inspirations for the shoot...
Look 2 

Rac on Hair: "I'd been thinking of doing a beautiful autumnal hair shoot for a while. So in doing so, I had to create hair to go with the theme. I'm a huge fan of big hair and waves. So I knew this had to be one of the styles. I knew for certain I wanted both models to be the opposite of each other with their hairstyles. Also everybody is raving about braids at the moment so I wanted to get a nice chunky one in there somewhere! With regards to the chains and the crimps, I like to do things that you don't see in every day hair magazines. It's nice to be a bit weird and wonderful sometimes!"

Megan on Makeup: "I was recently inspired by an image I saw in a magazine - Lots of coppers and golds, used in a fall shoot. I decided I wanted to put my own spin on things so I created a matte, highlighted lip and introduced glitter on one of the models. I like the contrast of a natural sheer look with an unnatural lip and glitter eye. I wanted individuality between the two models and tried to display this throughout. Lots of blended metallic, coppers and golds were used to create this 'mood' for the shoot."

Keep your eyes peeled for Part 2: the phootshoot & a few words with photographer extraordinaire, Georgie coming this weekend!

Much love,
Lauren xo
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