I recently stumbled upon the work of Sydney based fashion photographer, director and cinematographer Bec Lorrimer and, after flicking through her almost endless portfolio, was instantly impressed. Bec has worked with an array of magazines such as Harper’s Bazaar, Yen, and Tangent Magazine, and with numerous brands including Coca Cola, Ginger & Smart, and Rebecca Vallance, among countless others. Not to mention, her personal portfolio is nothing less than sublime.
Light seems to be a very important aspect of Bec’s work as she creates beautiful shots using both natural and manufactured light, at times creating breathtaking images by using shadows or manipulating the light in a particular way in order to highlight an individual’s best feature or emotion.
You can view more of Bec’s work on her website.
Images courtesy of Bec Lorrimer
This Chaotic Love Top from Lithuanian womenswear brand Freak Factory’s Autumn/Winter 2012 collection, ‘Rusty Heart’, is by far one of my favourite pieces from the collection. The loose cut, 3/4 sleeve viscose jersey top features a unique but admirable print, elastic lurex jersey detail and an asymmetric cut collar which helps to add a contemporary aspect to the top. As if that wasn’t enough, the hand painted print never repeats itself in two similar garments, making each top virtually unique.
Top, €179.00, from Freak Factory
Images courtesy of Freak Factory
I was, once upon a time, absolutely obsessed with this track from Canadian singer-songwriter Feist, leading me to have a bit of a trip down memory lane yesterday evening and listen to it a couple of times over. There’s no doubt that it’s still as great as it ever was!
“Utilising a rounded wayfarer-esque shape, they are a timeless and highly-wearable style. The sunglasses also feature intern-flex hinges that extend beyond 90 degrees, for comfort and durability.”
Handmade in Italy and featuring a matte black finish, these would make a superb addition to any casual summer outfit!
Sunglasses, £161.00, from Illesteva
However, if you’re looking for something a little more classic from a brand such as Ray-Ban or Alexander McQueen, be sure to take a look at Red Hot Sunglasses where there is an array of classic styles available.
Images courtesy of oki-ni
This dress from London based womenswear designer Haizhen Wang‘s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, despite not being current, could never be outdated. Made from 100% silk and featuring a unique digital print and a button fastening, this piece is incredibly versatile, being perfect for both the daytime and evening.
Dress, £290.00, from Haizhen Wang
Images courtesy of Haizhen Wang via Not Just A Label
“I take photographs of what interest me, what’s around me, photographs of people places and things that really exist. The monumental and minimal both inspire equally. Contemplation and play are both essential to my work. I believe it is possible to achieve the right feeling in a picture by simple means. I like the unpredictable, the accidental and the unknowable in photography, this often results in very interesting things.”
Steven James Emberton is a London based fashion photographer who should definitely be on your creative radar! After flicking through some of Steven’s work I’ve come to know him as a photographer who manages to capture emotion superbly, and his eye for unique imagery, working in both black & white and colour, is
probably definitely something worth observing.
You can view more of Steven’s work on his blog.
Images courtesy of Steven James Emberton
The Spring/Summer 2013 collection from Athens based brand Digitaria, titled “Euphoria”, features countless uniquely constructed dresses, skirts, tops, trousers and jackets, with one of the key aspects being the brands use of contrast panelling, placing the three colours used within the collection, black, beige and green, against each other on numerous occasions. Different to the brands previous collections, conventional tailoring is not as evident and has instead been replaced by contrast leather panels with rounded edges and drapes that fall almost effortlessly, giving this collection a unique edge over previous collections from Digitaria that bow to symmetry and precision cut, keeping everything incredibly tamed.
This collection might not be my favourite from Digitaria but it’s definitely intriguing, and I’m delighted to see the brand mixing things up!
You can view the full collection on Not Just A Label, where you can also purchase selected pieces from previous collections.
Images courtesy of Digitaria via Not Just A Label
I’ve only recently come to know of the music of Canadian born artist, musician, and music video director Claire Boucher, better known by her stage name Grimes, but what I’ve seen from her has been sublime. At first I wasn’t sure about her seemingly unique approach to music but after listening to a few tracks over and over again, I really came to like her and, in particular, “Oblivion”, one of her most popular tracks.
You can view more from Grimes on her website.