Absolute Beginners

It's incredible how life really does get in the way sometimes - it's been eleven months since I've wrote anything on this blog, but as my website goes under a massive revamp, that is all about to change.

If you are reading this, you will know that I work as a photographer and occasionally write about fashion, culture and the arts - three of my favourite subjects! I also regularly DJ with a mixture of vintage tunes and rock and roll, co-running Whiskey Kittens, a night of burlesque and fun with my partner in crime, Tom.

It's been a busy year - I've had a chance to shoot with some incredible people in locations ranging from a metal manufacturing works to cute and kitsch cocktail bars. An underground bank vault with a stripper pole was probably the most bizarre, as discovered when shooting with the amazing team from Rush Hair. I'm going to make sure that this blog shows all of the behind the scenes fun and also the out-takes once the editorials have been published.

Behind the scenes with Alex Hardy from Rush Hair.
Going a bit crazy on set - myself with one of my favourite MUAs, the Empress of Slap, Al / Lana Pillay.
With one of the publications who I frequently wrote about fashion for sadly no longer existing since this Spring, I've missed writing and interacting with fashion and beauty bloggers on a regular basis so have decided to incorporate that into my blog here. I adore fashion, and one of the things I'm asked most about is my hair and my clothes. I have a love of  50s styling, and enjoy mixing real vintage with high-street pieces to get a unique look.

Sequin Skater Dress - ASOS Curve. Cardigan - Simply Be. Flower (just seen in hair) - Pearls and Swine.

Street Style in Look Magazine. Dress - Collectif. Cardigan and tights - Simply Be. Handbag - vintage. Camera Necklace - vintage. Ring - vintage. Boots, Primark.  Flower (just seen in hair) - Pearls and Swine.

Taken by the lovely Hanna of The Wardrobe Challenge. Dress and belt - ASOS CURVE Midi Dress with Pleat Skirt (on sale from £17.50). Cardigan and tights - Simply Be. Flower (just seen in hair) - Pearls and Swine. Necklace - Tatty Devine. Cat Boots - a gift.

A better shot of the Tatty Devine necklace and Pearls and Swine flowers, as well as the beautiful Hanna of The Wardrobe Challenge
The ongoing search for the perfect red lipstick. Again I'm wearing my favourite Tatty Devine necklace and Pearls and Swine flowers,
So, what are my plans for this blog moving forward? It'll be a combination of writing about behind the scenes shoot action, out-takes and snippets from things as they're published with lots more personal blogs about fashion, beauty and the arts. I've been lucky enough to have been invited to a private view at the V&A to see their "Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s" exhibition, so am hoping that will be one of my first things to write about. It's probably what has given me the impetus to dust this page off and start to write again.

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I am very much looking forward to having a new site and a new beginning, and hope that you'll enjoy reading about the mishaps of a tea obsessed cat loving photographer.

Until next time,
Diana x


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