Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Like a Croydon Face-Lift....only chic-er!

.......and that's what I'd expect a British fashion girl to say about this.

Fashionistas by the Thames

Grazia UK - What the Fash Pack are Wearing

From the recent Big Fashion Issue of Grazia is our shoot with some of my favourite fashion ladies - the one and only Olivia Palermo, Stylebubble's Susie Lau, Roberta Benteler of Avenue32 the new high end shopping platform, Lulu Kennedy the "soon to be honoured by the Queen" creator of Fashion East and the ever delightful and hard-working make-up artist around town Rachel Singer-Clark 

(Remember you can also see the behind scenes videos with Olivia and Susie a few posts down)

Words: Hannah Almassi
Photography: Phill Taylor
Hair and Make-up: (Olivia, Roberta, Susie, Rachel) Rachel Singer-Clark
                               (Lulu) Stephanie G-M
Photographic Assistance: Liam Aylott

Friday, 24 February 2012

Toyin Ibidapo - Cult of Boys

Last night I attended the opening party of my old mentor and dear friend Toyin Ibidapo's first ever solo exhibition. Toyin was one of the first photographers I assisted when I moved to London and we quickly became good friends. I have always been inspired by her beautiful and empathetic approach to her subjects which shows in her deeply personal work. Most of her stories over the years that she has built this body of work, have simply been shot either in her bedroom or on the housing estate on which she has lived all her life, there is nothing within her work that does not echo every detail of Toyin herself.

At first glance some may only see a collection of snapshot images of young skinny white boys, but it is this obsession of male adolescence that makes Toyin question her own life and her own place within society.

I recommend going to view the exhibition if you can, which is on from today until 23rd March at 20 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3DU and failing that buy her beautiful "Cult of Boys" book which is the printed scrapbook of her thoughts, poems and memories that surround her beautiful yet haunting pictures.

After Vivienne Westwood

Marian Kihogo for Hussein Chalayan Grey Line

I recently collaborated with stylist Marian Kihogo for this duo of portraits for the release of Hussein Chalayan's Grey Line. The portraits were exhibited at the launch party at Somerset House during London Fashion Week and it was a delight to work with the fantastic Marian Kihogo again.

We were asked to interpret the elements of Hussein Chalayan and so we looked at the past, the present and the future, the material and the thought process. I then combined this with what I know about Marian Kihogo the person and Marian Kihogo the stylist and blogger.

Photography: Phill Taylor
Styling and subject: Marian Kihogo
All clothing: Hussein Chalayan Grey Line and stylists own.

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

The beautiful Dorothea Barth Jörgensen

I got very excited to see Dorothea coming out from the Nicole Farhi show this London Fashion Week. Out of all the models I shoot, I would definitely say that Dorothea is in my top 3 girls to photograph! To me there is just something absolutely fascinating and unique about her face and an intriguing vulnerability behind the eyes. I would say I am possibly Dorothea's biggest fan!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Monday, 20 February 2012

Clara, Cara and Suki

I absolutely love this picture I shot today after Burberry with "THE" London IT girls of the moment - Clara Paget, Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse! Cara had just emerged as the star of the show again and her girls were there to support her.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Charlotte T after Vivienne Westwood

Day 3 of London Fashion Week and here is the very cool Polish born Charlotte Tomaszewska after the Vivienne Westwood show this afternoon.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

London Fashion Week AW12 - Andie Arthur

The 1st post for London Fashion Week AW12 is none other than the adorable Andie Arthur after the House of Holland Show this afternoon.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Style Hunter Meets...Patricia Nicolas

From a recent "Style Hunter Meets" feature in Grazia UK, this time with jewellery designer Patricia Nicolas.

Words: Hannah Almassi

Copenhagen Fashion Week

Behind the scenes shooting with Olivia Palermo for Grazia UK

In line with Grazia UK going live this week as they open the doors to life behind the scenes as their Big Fashion Issue is created, here is the ever wonderful Olivia Palermo talking about what she'll be wearing to fashion week on our recent shoot.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Alexa in Paris

Andie Arthur

Style Hunter Meets....Apphia Michael

Out today in Grazia UK is my latest "Style Hunter Meets" shoot with Wallpaper Magazine's Apphia Michael.

Words: Hannah Almassi

Marian Kihogo for London Fashion Week Daily

Click through to London Fashion Week Daily to see stylist Marian Kihogo's 5 day Fashion Week outfits that we shot in the miserable London weather.

Grazia Big Fashion Issue with Susie Lau

Roll up, roll up, come see the spectacle of a behind the scenes film of a recent shoot with Susie Lau aka Susie Bubble of stylebubble. The shoot all forms part of next weeks feature I have shot for Grazia UK's Big Fashion Issue and you can also choose which outfit Susie wears for the 1st day of London Fashion Week by logging on at

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Style Hunter in Copenhagen

Amelie Reinholdt, 19, made a classic coat from Zara look individual with a chunky snood and kimono belt both from Becksondergaard and a little dash of ladylike from her Gina bag. And of course, Acne boots complete many a Danish girls’ look! - (Words by Hannah Almassi)

View the full story at Grazia UK and the best comments could appear in print in next week's Grazia!

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Copenhagen Cowgirl

Style Hunter hits Copenhagen

I have been bracing the cold of Copenhagen Fashion Week over the past few days on the hunt for the street stylish for Grazia UK's style hunter. 1st up is Marinne Chloe who wears a Zara jacket over an H&M coat and a vintage lace dress. Topped off with a quirky vintage flat-cap, double bags (one clutch, one Moscino x-body) and some heeled brogues, also from Zara. You can view more at Grazia UK and remember that the best comments could appear in print in the magazine next week!

Friday, 3 February 2012