July 20, 2012

Fashion Photographer Marco gives some style advice

Big thanks to Marco who has written a guest post today for the blog. A Fashion photographer with a keen eye, here’s some advice for anyone needing a little wardrobe boost.

It’s quite tricky to find your own path in the fashion jungle. So many different brands, colours and designs. Here you have some tips to help you decide what to put in your wish list for the upcoming season and build your personal style. I strongly believe that you don’t need to be (or have) a stylist in order to feel comfortable in your shoes and still look chic , you just have to find out who you really are.

As a fashion photographer, I think fashion represents an art form and you should externalize your inner-self through your clothes. It’s all about finding the right way to visually tell your story. I think it’s always nice to make the latest trends yours and insert them into your everyday look.  Fall 1213 is going to see classical colours (Milan’s runways were dominated by browns and blues, blacks and greys) and silhouettes come back. What are you waiting for? Hurry up and get the perfect vintage coat, you’ll look as good as a Moschino model (and your wallet will be happy too).

Vintage shopping allows you to change more and spend less  but always remember to choose well!( do not spend money on vintage shoes…they will probably fall apart. That’s something you should splurge on, you have a good excuse!).  One of my favourite places where to shop is Spitalfields, London.  If you have never been there before, just think about markets (vintage and young designers’ pieces), high street stores and boutiques in the very same  place…heaven, no? I’d suggest you to have a look around on a Sunday afternoon, the atmosphere is unique.

Top tips:

 1. Today’s fashion is about mixing and matching, do not be afraid of experimenting!

2.  Bring a notebook with you and take notes of whatever inspires you (it turns out to be pretty useful when you find yourself in front of your wardrobe…wondering what to wear!). The real fashion is out there.

3.  Remember: you don’t do fashion, you are fashion!

 

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