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Festival Fashion

Hi all

Hope you are having an interesting week, re-energized from the much needed Easter break. For me, this week has definitely been more relaxing, though not as interesting as the last. I haven't had to travel/be anywhere, Its just been the long overdue ''ME time". I spent last week attending a short media styling course at the London College of Fashion, which I enjoyed very much. It was really fun meeting like minded but at the same time, different people. Some came from as far as china, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Ranging from undergraduate students to upcoming designers and bloggers. Someone in my group had even just quit her job of many years to pursue her dream of becoming a stylist! Our sessions were quite interesting as we got to understand how exactly the industry works and how important every member of the team really is. The stylist, photographer, model, PR e.t.c We see nice adverts/campaigns/photographs as we go about our daily lives whether it be on the bus, in a store window or even on a bottle of shampoo and we cant even imagine how much combined effort, planning and calculation has gone into these pieces.

For our final project on the course, we were required to source clothes or props to style a model for a festival themed photo shoot. My go-to source for everything was my wardrobe lol. I wanted the feel of a "fun" but relaxed festive look while still clearly maintaining some modesty as opposed to the "cliche" look of shorts, feathers and fringes and I was quite satisfied with the result.

 Layered a plaid long sleeve shirt over a basic sleeveless black dress

Layered a plaid long sleeve shirt over a basic sleeveless black dress

 I went for the powder blue scarf to compliment the lines on the shirt. The model was quite excited to wear a turban (semi-turban in this case)  as she'd never been in one before.

I went for the powder blue scarf to compliment the lines on the shirt. The model was quite excited to wear a turban (semi-turban in this case)  as she'd never been in one before.

 The orange in her hair is from random ribbons I (luckily) found lying around from the decoration on a cake box I had bought a few days before lol. I wanted a pop of colour to match the orange lipstick the makeup artist was going to use. Pretty close, don't you think?

The orange in her hair is from random ribbons I (luckily) found lying around from the decoration on a cake box I had bought a few days before lol. I wanted a pop of colour to match the orange lipstick the makeup artist was going to use. Pretty close, don't you think?

It was also important to me that the outfit could be easily "Hijabi-fied", just replace the turban with a proper wrap and extend the necklace length. Took me forever to get the shape of the bow right with this soft material, but practice makes perfect!!

Please Check out the gallery section of this blog or my Instagram (@Iridiumbykay) for more pictures!!

With love,

Kay.