Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
The daily musings of a fashion stylist in London.
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Visiting Jakarta: Day 3

Today we had a production meeting with our team as tomorrow we're doing a fashion film. I'm working with a new designer, Norma Hauri, who designs Muslim wear.  In Indonesia there are stylists who specialize in the hijab (the head scarf) as there are so many different ways of wearing it - fortunately Norma is also a hijab stylist.  The Muslim fashion industry is estimated to be worth about $100 Billion. In Indonesia it employs more than 3 million people in the garment industry and it...

Bath in Fashion Campaign Shoot 2014

Today I was up at 4:30am to go to Bath to style and art director a shoot for Bath in Fashion.  We were shooting real people who all had their own style and were representative of Bath from a music artist to a rugby player! One of my interns was so cute and stylish that we asked her if she'd like to be in the shoot and she did an amazing job.  You just never know what might happen on a shoot! Cute interns be prepared! I've been to Bath so many times and I never get bored of it. I love...

30 Seconds with Alice Palmer

This sweater coat is from one of my favourite collections, Alice Palmer's AW 2010 Batman Collection.  I've worked with Alice for over 7 years and I'm quite excited about her AW 2013 collection Lady Vengeance - there are so many pieces that I love. 30 Seconds with Alice Palmer What was the inspiration behind your AW13 collection? AP - I was influenced by the film 'Lady Vengeance', directed by Park Chan-Wook; mainly for the revenge-seeking character Lee Geum-ja. She represented a...

Prepping for Chinese New Year & Emmy The Great!

Prepping with Emmy the Great for her Chinese New Year shoot. Emma-Lee Moss better known as Emmy the Great, just came back from Sundance. After two well-received solo albums, Emmy worked with composer Ilan Eshkeri (Layer Cake, Kick-Ass, Coriolanus) and wrote the soundtrack to Austenland, which is the directorial debut of Napoleon Dynamite co-writer, Jerusha Hess. Austenland was one of the biggest hit at Sundance this year! Emmy will be performing at the Chinese New Year celebrations at...

Oh, Spring!

I'm waking up in the dark and coming home in the dark so it's so nice to be working on Spring/Summer shoots with lots of...

Shooting in Zurich

I love travelling so I was quite excited to visit Zurich for a few days and do a fashion shoot. Of course I never manage to see the city I'm in as I'm usually in a windowless studio but I did arrive during a snow storm and it was...

Phoenix at Graduate Fashion Week – Best of the British

Phoenix Magazine did a live photoshoot featuring six semi finalists for the Graduate Fashion Week Best of British for George competition. Each designer created a capsule collection that was inspired by the heritage of the local area surrounding their university. The finalists are Susanna Yi from the University of East London, Leanne Jordon from the University of Rochester, Sophie Davis from the University of Colchester and Sophie Flinders, Sophie Laycock and Katharine Whiteside from the...

Phoenix Fashion Shoot

Today I was working on the next issue of Phoenix magazine, which comes out during London Fashion Week. It's a busy week as we have five shoots this week, but so far everything has gone really well and we had great weather for out shoot in...

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

I've always wanted to style a shoot in the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel - the Victorian exterior is so beautiful! The corridors are actually very very wide so that during Victorian times women could wear their big bustle dresses and pass each other in the corridor without the dresses touching. Me with the talented makeup artist  Zoe Taylor and our charming hair stylist Ben...

Location Scouting

I love scouting for locations. It's important to find the right set up for your shoot: it can make all the difference! You have to remember that one day you can have a beautiful sky but that can all change on your shoot day. I love these red apples but will they be there in two weeks? It's also good to have a backup plan in case of rain! It's also important to remember that you need a place to set everything up and electricity for...

Fashion Dog – Fred

I met Fred at a photoshoot. He's very sweet but a bit...

Studio Shoots

Too many people think that a photographic studio is just about white walls - but many studios have lots of options inside. It's great for editorials or commercial shoots to have a selection of furniture and even different textures of walls. Sometimes a couple of props can add so much to the mood of the shoot. Usually you might choose a location house - which is really someone's home, which they rent out for photo shoots but in the right studio you can get lots of different options in a...

Daisy de Villeneuve – Fashion Quote

Daisy de Villeneuve is the type of artist that once you start to recognize her work you'll see it everywhere. Her illustrations have a unique child like quality to them: I just love them!!! She's designed Topshop's quirky shoeboxes, customized Moet & Chandon bottles for Colette's 10th anniversary, designed for Nike, the V&A Museum, has published 2 books and has done hundreds of other things. Every month you'll see her work in one of the major fashion magazines. So it's not...

Call Sheet Item – Poodle Delivery!

This was the best item on the call sheet: " 1:30 Poodle delivered to...

Harriet’s Muse – Mind Your Manners!

I'm really looking forward to styling Harriet's Muse's show, Mind Your Manners. I've worked with Craig & Cheryl for several years and I just love what they do. Their Spring/Summer 09 collection is so beautiful and cool. The show's only a few days away, it's on Monday at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. It's a challenge to make a new collection and create a fashion show. The whole team has been very busy and working all hours of the day and night. Well, designing is hard enough but about 2 weeks ago...

Harvey Nichols’ Shoot

My visit to Istanbul was great but way too short. The shoot day started at about 9am and I returned to my hotel room around 2:30am. It was a long but successful day. Sometimes it doesn't matter how long you spend at a shoot when you get the right results you just feel so happy! I spent some of the morning at Harvey Nichols and the rest of the day at the studio. I'd never worked with the team before so you never really know what it's going to be like - fortunately it was great. I felt like I'd...

Istanbul Mo-blog Hotel

I just arrived at my hotel as we've finished shooting & are all packed up. It's 2:35am & I'm being picked up at 5am. Ohh the bed looks so cozy & is calling my name. Cat...

Booking A Model

I've spent the past couple of days looking at models. It's so hard to find the perfect model - it's all about casting and the right model is 80% of the work. Summer is slow so everyone's away. But really there are so many talented models. It can be really hard for a new designer to chose - who is going to be the face of their brand, is this face is going to sell the collection? It's a lot of responsibility & pressure for a model. There are other things that influence your casting: the...

Chanel – Preparing for a shoot

My work takes me to very luxurious places and I always consider it a privilege to work with such beautiful...

Look Book Shoot

I love working with "New Designers" - what's funny is most new designers aren't all that new - it's more that they're just not well known (yet!). Often you meet  a designer who's only 25 and they've been designing for the past 10 years. I worked on a look book shoot which went really well. There is so much planning involved but it pays off in the end when you have a great team! I know I talk a lot about the team but the synergy of the team is essentail to doing a great shoot; it's easy to...