Pretty sure I said this in my last post but I know I’m currently the worst blogger ever, I give props to all you guys who do outfit posts every week cos it take so much dedication! Really wish I could do the same but with my un-photogenic-ness (probably not a word) it takes me about 5 hours to take a pic I actually like and right now cos I’m so busy with E&E it’s just not gonna happen! But anyway I thought I’d fill you all in with what I’ve been upto! Had some exciting and actually quite shocking news last week… I’m in the final 10 for Cosmopolitan & VO5’s Style Search!! I literally couldn’t believe it when I got the phone call! My friend persuaded me to enter and never in a million years did I think I’d get through seen as I dress like a boy and most fashion bloggers are so preened to perfection! So yeah this Thursday I’ll be heading down to London for a photoshoot with the other 9 girls who made it to the finals, so nervous! I know I won’t get any further because I stalked a few of the other bloggers who got through and they are amazinggggg. I defo will look like a trampy tomboy next to them! But at least I’ll be reppin’ for all us chicks in kicks 😉
Click here to see me pullin a ridiculous pose on the Cosmopolitan site: apparently I’m “Too cool for school” haha!
So apart from E&E I’ve also been trying to build up my styling portfolio by doing lots of test shoots with other creative people! A few weeks ago I worked with a photographer called Lloyd James (check out his work here) my new favourite make-up artist Lisa Murray and the gorgeous Tessa Burton ; they are all soooo talented! Lisa’s make-up is literally perfect and Lloyd’s work is so cool, wanted to work with him for ages! Plus Tessa has the most amazing hair ever it’s nearly down to her ankles! The theme of the shoot was “Street Life” and for the styling I decided to use an Aaliyah influence seen as everyone was hyping about her & Drake’s “new song” that week (DON’T get me started on that, why Drake thinks he has the right to produce her album is beyond me!! who is he to her really??…grrrr.) I’ve always loved her and she is a hugeee influence to me style wise, she was the queen of the tomboy look cool and like my other idols Vashtie & Left Eye, she always managed to be the sexiest chick in the room whilst wearing men’s clothing. I looked at the styling in her video for “Age Ain’t Nothin’ But A Number” for inspo for the shoot…
Here’s a few edits… let me know what you think of them cos I need as much creative critisism as possible to help me get better at this stuff! So be honest! Also I blog more regularly on the E&E blog now so check it here. All of the clothes used for this shoot are from WWW.EDUCATEELEVATE.COM and I’m also doing a lil competition to win the green beanie as seen in the second image! Just leave a comment below and tweet me @syselcuk or @educateelevate to let us know you’ve entered! Credits: Photography: Lloyd James Make-up: Lisa Murray Model: Tessa Burton Styling: SYS