Sunday, 16 September 2012

The Age of Innocence - Masha Mel

During the last 6 months since I've last posted I've been swooped up into a bit of a whirl wind of excitement, what with my exams and working/modelling over my summer before starting University, not to mention actually moving into my University halls yesterday. Rather a lot has happened and in between nursing my Fresher's  week hangover and taking over London, I'm going to blog about my adventures of Summer 2012!

One of the most exciting things to happen to me this summer is being signed by ELITE LONDON. (!!!!) My story of this occurrence is a little cliched, but hey, its what happened to Gisele Bundchen and look what her life has become. The story begins with a last minute shopping trip to Lakeside, in a desperate bid to find a dress for my Sixth Form Leaver's Ball. I was about to venture into Topshop when Michelangelo (the OWNER!!) and Martina came up to me and asked me if I was interested in entering the Elite Model Look 2012 competition. However, as I was older than they original thought, that being 14 years old, they were interested in signing me straight away, instead of being put through the competition. Two days later I sat in their offices as, one by one, the bookers came in for a chat, and one day later I signed my 3 years contract.

Since then it's been a flurry of test shoots, castings and jobs (EEKKK!) One of my favourite tests was with Masha Mel, Moscow born and London based fashion photographer, as myself, Jodie Tucker @ Bookings and Margarita @IMG, tried to recreate 'The Age of Innocence' portrayed in Sophie Coppola's take of the film 'The Virgin Suicides'. The shoot took place in a beautifully and childishly decorated bedroom and styled with clothes gifted by Jaclyn Bethany and her shop Audrey Grace Boutique. The melancholic atmosphere of her films was effortlessly portrayed in Masha Mel's photographs because she opted to capture us three models on film, something I found refreshing, seeing a photographer shoot in film in the digital fortress of this century.


'The Age of Innocence'
Photographer - Masha Mel
Make up artist - Pace Chen
Set design- Olya Avstreyh
Models:  Lauren @ Ellite, Margarita @ IMG & Jodie @ Bookings

Much Love;

Saturday, 15 September 2012


It's is officially 15th September and the day that I move into University - scary stuff, I know! All that anticipation over the last month or so, the preparation and endless shopping trips for Mum to ensure I've got everything I will ever need, ever, has led me to here - wide awake at 1am, with no hope in hell of shutting my brain up!

I guess that's why I'm back here again, after nearly 3 months of being AWOL. The last time I was here I was about to embark on the monumental task that was my IB exams and, due to the life consuming magnitude of said task, I was forced to strip any activity that didn't revolve around revision from my life. 

Three months down the line and my exams have been taken (and passed!), my university place received, and all the bits in between, I've finally found my inspiration to write again. To be truthful, I started to feel that my blog began to get engulfed by the cliche of the 'fashion blog' and it wasn't what I originally intended when I started FaceFashionology. All summer, whilst I've been working and modelling (with Elite London, may I say!) I've wanted to start blogging again and I even considered starting fresh, with a new blog and my original idea, and now would be the perfect time as I embark on this new life. But starting University isn't beginning a new life, it's just a little revamp of your exiting one, a new direction...

So that is what I am doing now. Not a fresh start, but a revamp. A few months wiser and with a different perspective I about to take on one of the biggest challenges in all my 18 years - University. And so, FaceFashionology will guide you through the mishaps and successes of the London Uni girl a she tries to balance her English degree, her modelling adventure and her love for the Fashion industry whilst trying, desperately, to not let London swallow up this Essex girl and spit her out!

Here goes nothing...

Much Love;
Face Fashionologist (oh, how I've missed writing that!)