Wednesday, August 06, 2014

[Lookbook] Diamond in the Shard Glass

[Shoes] Dolce & Gabbana [Bespoke suit] Fashitects Collection [Shirt] Dolce & Gabbana 
The Shard of Glass. Sharp, statement and an striking element in Architecture. The Fashitect's Bespoke Suit. Sharp, statement and striking as a sartorial tailored attire. There's no technical equation here when it comes to Fashitects. The tallest landmark to have pin pointed in London meets breath taking views of London, luxury & value of quality substance. Engineered to perfection emerging from the city skyline, project Architect, Renzo Piano was inspired by the railway lines next to the site. Structured to my figure, my made to measure combination means fashion business without the Saville row finish. Designed by myself with floral lace fabric, the intricate pattern is indeed a unique master piece, if I don't modesty say myself. Visually, there is so much attention to detail, textures and moments to Insta, especially the reflective Marble patterned floor. Accessorised with my Swan feather, who is to say what fit's in my pocket?  
Location: Shangri-La Hotels in the Shard 
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Photos by Shay Miraz 

Monday, August 04, 2014

[Lifestyle] #fattitect photography tips

If I was a chef/waitress, you'd probably get the slowest service. I would perhaps complain about my seating, because it's not near the natural window lighting. After being cornered in the artificial humid yellow lighting which no body likes to photograph in, (that harsh vertical ceiling lighting that see's your arm shadow hovering your plate). I'd spend more time looking at the menu deciding what would be most photographic, rather than if I was more hungry about filling my stomach. Assembling my plates and styling my food that is if I was the chef preparing the dish, it would perhaps be getting to room temperature by the time I end with photography. It's far easier styling food than it is, waking up ready with new clothes because there is far more ingredients in my fridge than my wardrobe. Disguised by your food temptation that is HUNGRY HOUR, it's perhaps to late once you've read half of this Article. On behalf of all foodgrammers, it's ok to take snaps from Ariel view and even if you stand on your chair (which I clearly do) getting your money shot is all that counts. It's a ritual, photos before food documentation the beauty that is soon digesting in your stomach for no body to see. If you've been following the Instagram a while back, I shared #FATTITECT on a repetitive streak. If your a food lover, I'd love to hear your story & approach to restaurants or if your a home snacker like myself. 

Here are my key tips to food photography: 

1.Good lighting (window is best) say no to Artificial lighting/dark rooms
2. Menu choices, photographic food is always on my menu
3. Assembling your plates before the photo snapping
4. Avoid everyone in the restaurant, just get your photo no matter what it takes.
5. Bon apetite! Now you can appreciate my food photos and the effort before eating.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

[Lookbook] Lavender Galore

[Southport Brogues] Russell & Bromley AW14 [Wide leg Trousers] Armani [Pin Stripe Shirt] Zara [Hat] LackofColors [Fragrance] Bayolea Penhaligon's
Let's escape the touristy landmarks, chaotic traffic and office skyscrapers of London. A few miles drive to the magical landscape of Mayfield Lavender Field, the land of fragrance. The smell of countryside air, floral plants & row's of athletic hurdles that was just asking to be an Olympic obstacle. Although I saw the sign on the way out (thank me later Mayfield), you can perhaps imagine the freedom of leaping in wide leg pants. If I got the award for being stylish and finishing last in the race, then I will take that as a compliment. Embracing summer at it's prime season, bursting with vibrant colour, the essence of lavender is infused into the packaged Eau de Toilette of Penhaligon's new Bayolea Grooming Range. The invigorating aroma's of Cardamom, Black Pepper, Neroli & of course Lavender with zesty notes to finish. On the subject of letting loose, being limitless with style in Armani Wide leg trousers is one for the adventurous guys. Being fearless, confident and accepting a challenge, whilst pretending to be your countryside lavender smoker kind of guy. 
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