Wonderland…

Hey boo!

So this past week I discovered the Wonderland Shop that they have in London (for those of you who don’t know Wonderland is a fashion magazine).

From the outside it looked like a mermaid “wonderland” and that’s why it caught my eye, once we got inside it had a very cool laid back vibe and every inch of that place is just aesthetically pleasing, from magazine covered changing rooms, to photography studio lights on the white walls.

And obviously you can’t go to a store like that without leaving with something and I am the last person to come up with an excuse why not to spend money or to turn down a fashion magazine… EVER!!!

I’m keeping my looks very stripped back and keeping them to their bare essentials, this look is very simple but with the addition of the jewelry and of course the hair, it gives you a little something to look at, this is a simple yet striking look, proving that you don’t always have to do the most!

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T-shirt: River Island   Trousers: UniPlay   Shoes: Nike   Jewellery: Topman + River Island

Monochromatic simplicity…

So I recently cut my hair! In a slightly different way than I’m used to, I’m enjoying being a bit more daring and it has given me a new sort of confidence, I feel more comfortable making big decisions and being ambitious, its funny how much power a little hair cut can have!

Since I’ve been focused on my Instagram and making sure its looking right, I’ve extended that to myself (hence the haircut) I’ve decided that no matter what you won’t find me half way dressed or ill represented, I want to treat each individual day like its fashion week! I slay all day err day!

This is quite a simple one but I feel with the new hair less definitely is more, even though I’m literally only wearing one color (black), the outfit is well put together and I look sharp yet comfortable and casual!

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Jumper: Pull & Bear   Trousers: UniPlay   Shoes: Nike

Re-starting the monochrome theme…

Hey guys!

I know it’s been a while but I am planning on getting back to this blog on a weekly basis!! I have recently learnt (once more) that I really can’t handle not having things to do, and I only work well when working under pressure or when I’m doing 3 projects at once!

So even though this may sound a bit mundane I have started to focus on my Instagram again! With fashion week coming up in less than a month I really need to make sure it accurately represents me as a person and honestly it was looking neglected and messy!

So the easiest way to clean your feed up and organize it is to strip it back! I try to have some pictures that are close up and others that are more distant and have more empty space in them, but the most important factor is that they all follow the same color scheme.

Every picture I post has an element of black or white, the reason for doing this is because no matter what I post as long as I have at least one of the colors in the picture, it will match the rest, because the worst thing is when you take amazing pictures but when you add it to your feed it looks messy and not as great!

Here are a few examples of what I’ve posted!!

      Instagram: @briandecarvalho

LCM…

So unfortunately I didn’t have the chance to go to London Fashion Week Men’s like I planned but a lot of my friends did get to go.

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Image from @joeylondonstyle

Even though I didn’t get to see the amazing outfits in person I did get to see them hours later once the pictures were being uploaded onto social media, you could tell from the pictures that the men’s collection are a lot more laid back and calm, not like women where everyone is running around crazy, trying to get a picture.

The guys wore outfits that were well put together with small elements that popped, whereas women usually go above and beyond, wearing large pink furs, stripped bags and making sure that they stand out from the crowd.

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image from @rkzuk

The general “theme” for the men was casual sophistication, many dressed in casual suits and others embraced more of a street wear look.

Overall it looked classy af, and it sucks that I didn’t have the opportunity to see it all in person and experience the vibe for myself. Hopefully I can make it next time!

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image from @a.ux

powerful…

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After playing the role of the “model” when I attempted to recreate the imagery in my sketchbook I wanted to take that 1 step further, I wanted to be able to take pictures like the ones of the nude women in my sketchbook who were draped in fabric, and it was all dimly lit giving off a feeling of mystery and danger!

But after having the idea for all of 30seconds I just gave up and thought “how am I possibly going to get a girl to get naked and let me take pictures of her?!” but if being an “artist” has taught me anything its to be shameless, because if the idea seems too ambitious then that’s exactly why you HAVE to go for it!

I managed to find an amazing girl who agreed to do this but she wasn’t sure of when she would be free, so I told her to call me when she was free and we would plan it. A week and a half goes by and by this time I have already given up on the dream/idea and have basically forgotten about it, she then calls me while I’m at college, and tells me that she is free for a short while, because I didn’t know before hand I basically just ran down with my camera and what I had to hand…

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Even though the shoot was extremely unplanned I am very proud of these pictures, and I feel that they are to a high standard, each picture tells its own unique story. I also find it amazing that I used an “everyday” girl rather than a “model” because her body is absolutely beautiful and I love that I get to show case that beauty has no size. I also enjoyed watching her become more confident as time went on, at first she was scared and shy and towards the end we were laughing and joking around, it was truly an amazing experience!

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