So yesterday me and Bethy hit Landan town. We got into London around 12ish thinking we had plenty of time to shop and lunchin before heading down to the Hackney Picture House for 6:30 for the Company Magazine Fashion forum evening. However time seriously flies when your having fun.
We headed straight down to Sommerset House for the Tim Walker Exhibition which again has left me with another Photographer crush. Walkers images are like a mad brighter version of a Tim Burton Film. Mixing fashion with this weird and slightly disturbing essence of Walt Disney.
Although some of his strange and random fairy tale images were beautiful, most of my favourites were his portraits which still remained quirky and fun, as well as there being some more eerie shots.
The lighting within every shot was perfect, and Walker knows how to carry through an emotion through all aspects of his direction.
|One of my favourite images from the whole exhibition.|
As well as props from the different shoots lurking in every room, quotes from both Walker himself and those commenting on his work were placed on the walls.
Walker's quotes were inspirational and passionate, this resounded through the images.
|The slight blur of movement in this image, as well as being unable to see the models face was un-nerving yet truly beautiful.|
"Sometimes when you're taking a picture an extraordinary sense of luck and chance takes over and propels you to make pictures that you couldn't in your wildest dreams have imagined. This is the magic of photography." Tim Walker
After a lunchin at Bella Italia, and a quick stop off at the Chanel make-up shop in Covent Garden, we went straight to hit Oxford Street. Zara was our first stop and tempted us with all its beauties, yet surprisingly we got out of there with out pulling out the purses. However when my foot stepped through the double doors at Selfridges I knew temptation would definitely takeover.
Only an hour later a bright yellow bag ended up hung on my arm.
After Selfridges it was time to get moving to the Company Magazine Forum event for a mingle with some fashionistas and a glass of Prosecco. (Thank god really as I didn't need to spend anymore money!)
|Editor of Comapany mag, Buyer at Oasis, Freelance Stylist|
It was great to chat to other girls who are also wanting to get into the world of fashion, and the talk was really educational. It was great hearing the advice and thoughts from people working in the industry right now. It was interesting learning all the different ways they got to where they are, as well as their advice on CVs and what you need to do to make yourself heard.
I learnt so much and typed out a whole list of notes from the talk.
After the talk there was more time to Mingle where I got the chance to talk to Victoria White the Editor! It was a privilege to talk to someone so successful and to hear her advice and answers from my questions.
To top off the entire day we got a Company goodybag to take home with us, with all manor of food and beauty products as well as the latest edition of the magazine.
|Even ended up on Company's Website! |
Top - Jaegar (also owned by Victoria White!), Trousers - Gap, Boots River Island, Bag-Topshop, Scarf- a present
All in all was a fab and inspiring day.