Showing posts with label Editorial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Editorial. Show all posts

Friday, February 22, 2013

Spotlight on: Ricki Hall

London based Model Ricki Hall made a name in what is probably  due to his delectable style. He has the beard, what are described as most photogenic tattoos and made it big due to having such a distinctive look. 

The things that struck me most when I first saw his photos were two things, his beard and tattoos were one, obviously... and the other was the way he brings his attitude and character to the focus in the picture. He photographs well, no doubt - duh, model!- but most of all, the inherent style in his own persona does. In my research, something that stood out was that he has such a distinctive attitude to life. He might seem arrogant to few, direct, rude to others, but all in all he seems like quite the character.





Overall, Ricki Hall is one of the few who made Tattoos popular in high fashion. In fact, one of the first things I thought when I discovered him was that he was so different from other male models you see on the catwalk. Having said that, his look is quite editorial. On the catwalk it's different, its the clothes that have to shine, not the model per se. And Ricki Hall, well, his personality does steal the spotlight a tiny bit.





Described in his own words, Ricki Hall's style can be said to be minimal and 'easy to chuck on', favouring skinny jeans and Doc Martens especially. 

And a small interesting fact  is that in an interview with My Portis Wasp, Ricki also mentioned a friend, Jimmy Q, who he describes as a model who "has such a look it almost hurts". He is most definitely right.






Monday, March 26, 2012

Creating a Lookbook

So in one of our sessions at the Fashion Foundation course we had to create a lookbook out of Magazine cuttings. It was quite a fun activity really. I love flipping through magazines and all the editorials and some of the beautiful adverts.

What I went for as a theme was that same 'grungy with a contrast' sort of feel that I had in my mood board. This, though, had a more relaxed tone. The overall feel of the Lookbook is a hybrid of pretty scruffiness paired with grungy.


 



 




Having done these works, which are rather easy to do, I'm thinking of doing some kind of cut/paste job on the walls of my room. The thing is, it's already filled with other posters of my favourite films, books and music. So the problem is that I like it a lot already and putting everything down is a sorta like a big and drastic step to take haha. I might put down a few of my less favourite parts and fill those, though.

I'm off. I'm reading up about Fashion Design Portfolios and such as I'm working on mine. Also, if this semester goes well, I might be off to London in Summer for a short course at the London College of Fashion! Fingers crossed. :)

Tina x


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