Tuesday, 25 August 2009

August 09 . Liverpool fashion scene update.

The futures bright and thank god it's not orange.

Move over wannabe wags and make way for Livercool.

(photo taken behind the scenes at the Kirsty Doyle Autumn/Winter 09 collection shoot, full collection click here)

Scouse Girls and boys can finally make a style statement with national credibility, with Kirsty Doyle putting the finishing touches to her boutique originally due to be open on the 25th Aug (this has been pushed back a couple of days) in the Met quarter and the new flag ship Topman/shop store due open on the 17th of September.

The new store at a whopping 38,000 sq ft, will be the second biggest in the country, London being the biggest, but it will stock every concession they have down south including the much anticipated Christopher Kane for Topshop Range. The store will also have its very own Voodou hair salon and 'Scin'' offering organic beauty treatments.

Competition: Anyone who gets 4 off their mates to comment on this post saying ''Give your name a Voodou voucher '' can have £10 off a Voodou Haircut. This offer is courtesy of Topman.)

If your thinking of going shopping on the 17th of September you must keep your eye out for the branded Topshop/Man taxis, flag one down and it will take you to the store for free, there will also be vans driving around giving out vouchers worth anything between £5 and £500 pounds.

Now here's where I will be involved. The lovely Press team from London office have commissioned me to shoot as many trendy shoppers on the launch day for my street style blog, the pics will also be on the website and used for their mail out that goes out to 200,000 people!

(Jamie Stafford was the first person to take part in my street style blog. To read about Jamie's style click here!).

So you could be famous in 15 clicks!

If you would like to be photographed for this drop me an email with your details on.

Well if this high street treat wasn't enough to give us all a northern fashion capital confidence boost, then I'm sure this will. After the fairly low key launch of Lola Loves boutique, in the national famous cavern walks back in may, I say low key because after the launch Debby Bogg, Lola loves Head Designer, has been busy getting national coverage of her clothes in celebrity shoots for Ok Magazine as well as just local press, thus succouring her place in the hierarchy of the Liverpool fashion elite.

(Lola Loves Spring/summer 09 collection Click here full collection)

In case you don't know about the label. Lola love, in my opinion make dresses for the new sophisticated breed of scouse girl/(woman). Her clothes are with out a doubt statement pieces and are now becoming widely recognisable and sort after.

Her Aut/win 09 collection that i will be photographing in the next couple of weeks, (keep your eye out on here to see it first) will be her best yet. After seeing a sneak preview of the puff ball, rippled pencil skirts in almost seamless fluid silk and other garments using lots of luxury lace. started to see all the well executed use of 80's influences but the collection still somehow retains a very modern feel.

There's a new mag style mag in town! Gossip magazine, who had the Launch party in Rococo on the 30th of July. Being one of the best launches I've been to in a long time, (well i have been to the opening of a few envelopes this year) i actually stayed til the end. Mingling with the reality stars and viewing the new free Liverpool Glossy, that's now available in met quarter, L1, topshop and lots of other shops around town. Keep your eye out for it its full of great style tips fashion and celeb interviews.

I've also been busy photographing backstage at the De La Mode Fashion show at the Priory in Preston. Here is a sneak preview of the pics. (there will be more uploaded soon with full clothing credits.)

In the next 2 weeks I'm shooting campaigns for booby trap corsets, a new concession range at New Look and the next stage of the British hairdressing awards pics for Voodou. We now have a 1 in 6 chance of winning an award, which will be an amazing achievement, i can't wait to go down to London for the awards. So keep checking the blog for all the pic updates.

Thanks for reading.

Matt x