Monday, September 01, 2014

[Travel] Spain with Orlebar Brown



Last minute escapes to Marbella Spain, waking up to a new destination and discovering that you woke up on the beach. The relaxation quality outdoor time, without the need of schedules, time or stress (apart from the packing, taxi's & hotel managing). From hotdog legs to the occasional selfies whilst holding a cocktail, spamming the feed with holiday scenery; we have all done it. Leaving the 9-5pm hours for a better lifestyle, absorbing the sunlight and roasting ourselves like Chicken. The reality is, it all becomes a flash back dream when your like me, working through thousands of photos that you've snapped on your trip. Visually, the seaside atmosphere was just one you have to experience, matched accordingly to Orlebar Brown's designer swimwear range. The photographic memories captured in the clothing connotates the infectious holiday vibes, so you are never too short of looking forward to your next escape. I was sure to never be out of place, infected with colour, patterns and bikini's galore, or let's say keeping it natural.

[Clothes] Orlebar Brown [Linen Beige Towel] Frescobol Carioca [Beach Bag] Accessoryo [Gladiator Sandals] Russel & Bromley
Location: Marbella Spain
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Photos by Kim 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

[Lookbook] Suit Situation


[3 Piece Suit] ASOS Tailoring [Keeble 4 Blue Velvet Loafers] Russell & Bromley AW14 [Shirt] Dolce & Gabbana [Tie] Next
Besides the fact that my social media feed is jam packed with ALS Ice bucket challenges, there are other ways of keeping refreshed. I am indeed cooling or attempting to stay cool surrounded by scorching heat and blue skies in Spain, Marbella where the heat is 30ish degrees. My first ever three piece suit by ASOS in cobalt blue, which I am some how surprised to see that Size 32/24 Blazer sizes even made it on the list. Perfectly fitted like it was a bespoke tailored suit, the needless hassle of alterations and adjustments to the slim fitting combination was far off my regular to do lists. Visiting my tailor somehow becomes as expensive as the suit itself, as we all know model sample sizes to me just doesn't make the cut. I can probably argue for more slim fitting smaller suits to most brands for all the skinny, average figured men like myself, but then again I am only one of the many men that buy's new suits every month. It can get to the point when there are so many blazers, how do you choose amongst which to choose if there all 50 shades of blue or the business man's Sartorial kind of suiting? It's the staple human expression like it is the mood of the Spanish weather. 
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Photos by Kim 

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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