Edgy, sexy, laid-back or romantic - black can be all these things and more, as this week's best dressed from WIWT prove...
Sunday Girl: Making a music video
This week has been a bit of a nail-biter for me, why? Well the video for my first proper single Stop Hey is now out! Scary stuff...
It feels like forever ago that we were discussing fashion and themes for it. After writing my wish-list of ideas, the director Elisha Leverock-Smith came up with her cunning plan to base the video round Superstition. I liked the idea of Superstition but I was very scared of toying with it for the video. We found the perfect location at a beautiful country manor where we planned to dress each room. Our first bit of bad luck was a room full of ladders that I had to walk underneath! For this set up we went for a long vintage inspired dress from Topshop Unique and a tailcoat jacket from Unconditional. As I've said, my style is quite boyish and tailored, so this jacket worked great with the long dress to make it look quite theatrical.
We then moved onto the room full of umbrellas. I think this has to be my favourite outfit and it is by Alberta Feretti. The long shirt covered by a detailed sage coloured net made it structured yet feminine.
Last but not least a room of smashed mirrors. I got my way and wore a men's style suit by Unconditional teamed with big Miu Miu shoes and a vest top to make it quite feminine.
I was a set design student at university and one of my biggest inspirations was Tim Walker. He is a fashion photographer and his work has entranced the readers of Vogue. His work plays with scale and excess and this definitely influenced our video. As you can see we hired in the help of the biggest dog I have ever seen! He was so well behaved, it was like magic the way he followed me on demand and barked when he was asked to. It was
like he understood every word we said. Another Tim Walker-esque moment was a scene we shot in a hedged garden filled with huge black balloons. I liked this monochrome outfit, especially the ruffled collared shirt. So the overall look was a expression of the location, let's say Romantic.
More exciting news is the announcement of me being the new face of River Island Design Forum, following in the footsteps of Paloma Faith and Kelis. I love that River island support up and coming designers in this way. The collection consisting of a few designers was a huge wash of colour, playing with velvets and diamantes.
Lastly, I'm off to support Ellie Goulding on her month long UK tour. This is a good excuse to go shopping and buy myself lots of presents...
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