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Tommy Ton

Posted by mckayn1 on May 13, 2010

Whilst sitting on my lunch break at work,

I came across the Tommy Ton interview

on which I found sooooo

interesting. It talked about how he

started as a normal blogger to becoming

one of the most recognised fashion

writers, and photographers for that

matter in the world. Also the whole Jack

& Jil craze.

His photographs focus on the detail of

the garment.

you have to look for it and if you do find it, it’s probably just on some rich woman and you know, that’s not very interesting.”


He talks about how he use to buy tickets to Paris and London and thats when he got addicted. And when he got noticed that is when people

started calling him to do campaigns and editorials which was the turning point in how the new media can create a pathway for fashion


“Last September, that was when Dolce and Gabanna put me, Scott, Garance and Bryanboy in the front row; I think that really

signified the influence of new media.”

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Samantha Cameron.

Posted by mckayn1 on May 13, 2010

We should of saw this coming. Journalist are gonna shape Samantha Cameron into some type of fashion icon by talking about her dress style in so many newspapers, and now It’s on the Vogue website. 😦

I mean she doesn’t look bad but the hype is NOT necessary. She needs to earn it before she recieves any credit from me.

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Favourite pieces from Chanel Cruise collection.

Posted by mckayn1 on May 13, 2010

With not many to choose from, I picked out 3 of the best looks in my opinion from the Chanel runway in Saint Tropez.

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Why Don’t You Love Me?

Posted by mckayn1 on May 2, 2010

Beyonce Sneak Peak.
She is just everything all wrapped up in one. Look at the bodyyy 🙂

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Posted by mckayn1 on April 26, 2010

Louis Vuitton Bond Street store is opening on the 28th of May.

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Posted by mckayn1 on April 26, 2010

Another Vogue cover for Victoria Beckham. German Vogue this time.

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Ty Ogunkoya

Posted by mckayn1 on April 26, 2010

When working on Carnaby St you meet loads of interesting and cool people or celebrities and semi famous people. My lunch break came and I began power walking to McDonalds for my McChicken Sandwich meal (yesss) when I suddenly saw a familiar face. To my surprise I came across one of the world’s successful black models, Ty Ogunkoya.

I approached him and said “Aren’t you a model” and he replied “yea man” and got shy as most people don’t recognise high fashion models. He was cool and down to earth. So I praised him about his accomplishments and took a pic. Very unique man.

Mainly recognised for his editorial work and the United Colours of Bennetton campaign, this guy has been in nearly every magazine.  Take a look at some of his work…

FIRETRAP S/S 10 (You must of seen this)

Wendell Lissimore & Ty Ogunkoya                                                                  Ty Ogunkoya walking for Dior Homme.

Philip Lim                                                                                                       Yves Saint Laurent

This is so weird but what i good idea for an editorial !

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New Models

Posted by mckayn1 on April 14, 2010

It would be fair to say I live on {}. Some of my friends don’t understand my idea of beauty, mainly because when you go into an industry like ‘fashion’ your exposed to all different types of beauty which can easily open up ones narrow mind.
New face Omaryra Ventura has really caught my attention with her low brows, jaw structure and un-missable large forehead. Yet she does not look odd.

With the rush of all these strange and weird looking models who all have this alien-esque thing about them, it makes me miss the slightly commercial and classic beauty which appreciates full lips, big eyes and big hair. Check out Chrishell Stubbs. The third picture is sick! Look at the depth in her cheeks. *thumbs up*

UNIQUE OR WHAT! However, he looks slightly middle aged even though he is only 18 or 19. Hmmm…?

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New Jimmy Choo

Posted by mckayn1 on April 13, 2010

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Nick White Test Photoshoot

Posted by mckayn1 on April 11, 2010

In the early hours of the morning I found myself in Seven Sisters, Tottenham N17 outside the Nick White ‘Big Red Chimney’ photography studio. The weather was great but this particular shoot was studio based. Once everyone had arrived on set we began to set up the lighting, equipment, polystyrine boards etc…

The make-up artist began to work on our two models for the day Valcine Ngele & Molly, giving them simple look with bright stand out lipstick. The clothes were all lined up and we began the styling. With various clothes designed by Samantha Kingsley and other brands such as American Apparel, Topshop and Reiss; our sophisticated looks began to come alive.

I chose this Reiss blazer attached with tassles on the shoulder and one of the looks for the shoot. Along with Reiss high waisted shorts. AND YES! I know you’ve spotted it already, I couldn’t help but insist Samantha used this tassel clutch bag with the blazer to complete the look. I personally believe it would be a sin not to. At a total price of £358 we created the perfect sophisicated look for the modern day chic woman. Reiss NEVER fails me; wether it is womenswear or menswear, there is always something for a youthful or tailored look.

Blazer: Reiss £159
Clutch Bag: Reiss £110

Blazer: Zara £65.00

What do you do when your surrounded by two half naked models looking ever so good, styled in clothes every woman wish she has in her wardrobe? You take a picture and act as if more happend behind set! lool

iJoke iJoke.

Yes Read it and weep guys…read it and weep. 🙂

Samantha Kingsley is an upcoming designer who is currently studying at ‘The London College of Fashion’. I’ve known her from college and have realised “she always gets what she wants”. My favourite design of Samantha’s has to be the green dress modelled by Valcine. Great to shoot with and the frills on the dress work very well with the wind. Also the green is a brilliant colour and sits very well with the ‘Pretty Chic’ trend of 2010.

Behind the Scenes. Beautiful.

Now onto the pictures. Here are a select few I have chosen. Feel free to place your opinion.

Photography by Nick White

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