Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
The daily musings of a fashion stylist in London.
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Alto Clothing viral ad – warning: not for the squeamish!

This is a viral ad for the fashion ecommerce website Alto Clothing, which specializes in clothing for tall men (and if you can wear a 38" inseam, you are tall!). Viral ads are special: the point is to grab your attention no matter what, and this will definitely stick in your head - warning: it's not for the squeamish! The ad was created by Neoco, a digital marketing company in...

Luxure Magazine – Watch Shoot

One of the best parts of my job is that I have the privilege to work with some of the finest luxury goods in the world. This Harry Winston Signature Lace timepiece has 629 diamonds totalling 21.59 carats. I once heard that if you give someone a watch they are yours forever. I like that idea. I think watches are amazing - I know we take it for granted but an object that can measure time, it's truly astounding. And then, time fused to diamonds - an allotropes of carbon,  the hardest natural...

Vivienne Westwood Red Label S/S 09 at London Fashion Week

Vivienne Westwood's Red Label show at London Fashion Week was a huge event and it took place at Earls Court's Brompton Hall. It must have had a capacity for over a thousand people, so of course it was a star studded crowd with Pamela Anderson, Kate Moss, Erin O'Conner, Dita Von Teese, Emma Watson and Jamie Winstone just to name a few! The collection was everything you'd expect from fringing, sequins, bright colours, PVC and the most stunning hats by Prudence Millinery. The hat's were my...

Ethical Fashion Sometimes just looks like Fashion!

I did a fashion shoot the other day with ethically made clothes. 15 graduate students from the UK went to South Africa & Ghana to work with underdeveloped remote communities to create more business. The students worked with local artists and designers assisting them in the making of a new collection. The collection will be sold on line in October. I do enjoy working on shoots - but before the actual day of the shoot the preparations can be quite stressful. The casting is vital and takes...

Harvey Nichols Backstage Video Shoot

This is some back stage footage of the team that I worked with on the Harvey Nichols shoot in Istanbul. It was really cool experience to shoot a model hanging upside down. It's really hard on the models' foot; the foot is quite heavy wrapped up and all the blood is rushing to the models head. Modelling is harder than it looks!  Anyway I really loved working with this team. I hadn't met them before so they're taking a risk working with someone new. They were amazing; it's just great when...

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Styling for Harvey Nichols

This is one of the images that I styled for Harvey Nichols Istanbul. It was quite an amazing shoot because the models were hung up side down by their foot. It's quite difficult for the model and painful so the team has to work...

Kenneth Cole – we all walk in different shoes

I was out for a walk and saw a pair of trainers and a nice pair of Kenneth Cole shoes. It's amazing the things we "throw" away. Of course whoever put these shoes out was thinking that someone would take them and give them a new life. I've always liked Kenneth Cole; his advertising campaigns have always been provocative and about the other. I've always found the other more interesting because at some point in time, the other - the outside becomes part of the mainstream. It becomes...

M·A·C Cult of Cherry & Erin Fetherston Fashion Quote

Erin Fetherston & M·A·C Cult of Cherry [youtube T4L6UQsRhvY] The Cult of Cherry really makes me want to have something in this colour - lipstick, gloss, nail polish, a dress, anything just something...the video seems to stir something inside of me, a longing for a deep rich colour... I asked designer & super cool girl Erin Fetherston - a fashion industry insider for a quote to use during my Viktor & Rolf fashion talk at the Barbican. In your opinion,...

55DSL

I like a brand that has attitude and something to say. 55DSL can be quite cheeky, fun and provocative. This weekend they had a party in West London to celebrate Carnival! I love advertising: images that are cheeky, that make you think, that push boundaries and that make you feel something. I know advertising is the dream, it's aspirational and if it's good you just might read it. I remember my mum complaining that Vogue had so many advertisements in it and I thought to myself that...

Julia Hederus & K Swiss

Julia Hederus showed her new collection for K-Swiss at their space in east London last night. One of the things that I love about London is how a party or event spills out onto the street- somehow it just make it very festive. Yes, let's get ready and start thinking about summer 09. Sportswear in general is a best seller. You might feel it's to casual - but there are lots of ways of creating personal style. I love this ad of Julia: the model looks so cool and...

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...

Drapers: Super Brands, Celebrities and the Next New Thing…

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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...

Olympic Athlete Shoot

Doing a photo shoot with Olympic athletes can be great, they already have such a strong presence and are comfortable with lots of people running around; which they can just ignore and focus on the task at hand. All the athletes are sponsored by Team Visa. When you have young athletes doing there first fashion photo shoot you need a strong team behind the camera: photographer Joe Lacey and art director Simon Costin! The energy was great and you just know it's going to be a fun shoot day! Tom...

Links of London on Dover Street

I went to the Links of London press day and they were offering illustrations by Sophie McElligott and in less then 5 miniutes she drew this illustration of my fashion assistant, Stephanie! The event took place at an art gallery on London's very fashionable Dover Street. Links of London is very popular for it's charm bracelets. I notice girls wearing them all the time. I'm particularly fond of clock faces - not so much the watch itself but really the face, oh and I love...

Wonderful Hair Extentions

Yesterday's shoot was all about Wonderful Hair. I've never had hair extensions and have never had the desire to have them - until today that is. I love how Yulia looks while waiting for her hair to be done. Most models bring a book or something, occasionally I've known models who knit to pass the time. This was a busy shoot as we had lots to accomplish but we really had a great team and worked really well together. I think too many people are thinking that working in fashion is just...

Stonefoxx for Nintendo

Another day out with Stonefoxx! And of course it was such a fun shoot, it was freezing but the girls looked great! The shoot  was for Nintendo Wii - Battle of the Bands! How cute and sexy are...

The Arden Project – London College of Fashion

For the fifth consecutive year, Elizabeth Arden and London College Fashion have collaborated on the Eight Hour Cream Photographic Project. Vote online for your favourite image before June...

Fashion Shoot in Spitalfields

If you've very hungry or in need of a good English breakfast the S&M cafe (Sausage and Mash cafe) is a great place to eat. This is also a good place for a photo shoot. I've shot here a couple of times but you have to start early in the morning and finish before noon as it starts to get busy from the lunch rush! Sometimes you might only be doing one shot, so all you need is one look, but you still need to bring a good selection to chose from. We had about 35+ dresses! This is Jenna...