Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Susan Lee meets the Liverpool stylist off to LA to bring a touch of city fashion to the States

Photo Matt Ford.

Click me to read the interview on the Echo website.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

The Butterfly Ball-Saturday 25th September for North West Cancer Research Fund.

I've been asked to pass this one on by the lovely Anne Jackson- Chief Executive Officer of NWCRF.  At last years Ball Anne and her team helped raise over £11'000 for the charity.

Tables of 10 can be bought for as little as £550 and are great way for your company to be a part of the charity.
Call  0151 709 2919 or email to book or just check out their website.
 In total the charity hope to raise between £750'000 and £1m each year so another way the help raise this money is from the Butterfly silk collection designed by Irresistible Lingerie. The Collection consists of Ivory white cami tops, Silk Pyjama sets and nightdresses all decorated with the Butterfly silk motif. 

Matt. xx

P.s. Good luck Anne. 

Monday, 5 July 2010

Chantelle Tagoe- Return of the Wag.

With Footballs fever pitch dieing down after the defeat by Germany last Sunday. Chantelle Tagoe, this years hottest Wag, is still dominating the gossip columns.. 

Here's her biog from her website.
 Fashion TV presenter Chantelle Tagoe, 26 is the stunning fiancĂ©e of Aston Villa and England striker, Emile Heskey. This Liverpool born natural beauty is steadily carving out a great career in her own right in the world of fashion and TV.

Having already secured a slot as one of the main presenters on Fashion TV - as well as hosting a number of premium charity fashion shows - Chantelle also appears this summer in the BBC series special, ‘Wags, kids and World Cup Dreams’. Leaving behind her fiancĂ© and two children, Chantelle travelled to this year’s World Cup host country to gain an understanding of the reality of daily life in some of the struggling South African communities.

Upon her return, Chantelle organised and hosted a charity event with Harvey Nichols raising nearly £40,000 for the South African Charity while building awareness of the charity and its work.

Chantelle is soon to appear in Channel 4’s much loved ‘Celebrity Come Dine With Me’ which will air in June 2010. It will be interesting to see if the notoriously unflappable Chantelle - who was nicknamed by the production team in South Africa ‘the Laid Back Lady’ - will reach fever pitch under the culinary pressure…We think not! 

These are a few of the shots we've done for interviews, columns and stories in the nationals. 

Hair and Make-up Hannah Ellen. 

Come fly with me. Fashion spread for Manchester's Buzz Magazine.

Philip Lim Gillet-Flannels, Bra Top and shorts- Topshop, Gucci platforms- Flannels, Blac Design Jewellery- Manchester craft Centre. 
Rachel wears Cassidy Sequin Dress, £200,, Bolongaro Trevor Military Tux, Eternal Envy Boutique.

Jane wears Roc & Doll Maxi Dress, MooBoutique, Tutti Necklace & Bracelet, both Eternal Envy Boutique, Shoes, Karen Millen
Rachel wears Supertrash Kaftan and Kangol Sun Hat, both MooBoutique, Gucci Platforms, Flannels.

Jane wears Fairground Jumpsuit, Eternal Envy Boutique, Leather Gillet, Karen Millen, Karl Tassel Loafers, Topshop, Vintage Christian Dior Sunglasses, MooBoutique
Rachel wears Fairground Bikini, Eternal Envy Boutique, Phoenix Lace Dress, £135,, NV Silk Head Scarf, Eternal Envy Boutique, Blac Design Broach, Manchester Craft Centre, Shoes, Office

Jane wears Bra Top- Topshop, Numph Waistcoat- MooBoutique, Harem Trosers- Topshop, Shoes- Karen Millen, Blac Design Jewellery- Manchester craft Centre, NV Head scarf- Eternal Envy Boutique. 
Rachel Wears Top and Shorts both Topshop, Shoes- Office, NV Silk Head scarf- Eternal Envy Boutique.

Hair and Makeup: Ruth Mannion-Palmer, Stylist: Steven Spencer, 07749 956988, Photographer: Matt Ford Photography, Models: Rachel Marston and Jane Duffy at Boss Model Management
Location: MOSI,

Friday, 2 July 2010

Matthew Moore goes T-total with his label Modern Love.

Product Designer- Matthew Moore, known more for his unique lamps and furniture pieces, has just took what used to be a hobby one step further.

Picture by Matt Ford of Matthew Moore (wearing his own design)
Click to enlarge.  

While on a personal P.R. trip 'down South', Liberty of London menswear buyer spotted Matthew wearing one of his own T's. Knowing Matthew as a designer he asked how many more were in the collection. Unfortunately the T was, at the time, a one-off just for himself. Never missing an opportunity, Matthew replied, "There's an eight-piece collection in the pipe line." Before he knew it the collection was ready to go, and is on the rails in Liberty as we speak.

Matthew's label, now called Modern Love, seems inspired by a contradiction of elements; with graphic sharp lines and shapes mixed with earthy imagery. Matthew tells me the collection feels very romantic because of the use of roses, cherry blossom and stars; even the simple graphic shapes discretely reference to love symbolism.

The SS10 collection is also available in Liverpool ONE at Kirsty Doyles Boutique (at the side of Urban Outfitters). We will be shooting the full SS10 collection really soon as well as the AW10 and it will be posted on here as well as the forthcoming Modern Love website. But for now here's a taster lifted from Matthew's Facebook.

Matt Ford. xx