Fashion For Relief 2018 with Emulsion London

Emulsion London are at the highlight of Cannes Film Festival: Fashion For Relief 2018. Hosted by Naomi Campbell, she and other models such as Bella Hadid and Winnie Harlow walked the catwalk to raise funds for the Times Up initiative.

The charity catwalk was set up in 2005 and ever since has raised millions for causes such as the Haiti earthquake and fighting Ebola. The theme this year was Race To Equality.

The most iconic moment this year was Campbell in her Corset and Graffiti skirt by Dolce and Gabbana.

Emulsion London have all the pictures and below you can see the glamour.

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

Emulsion London: Fashion Round Up at Cannes Film Festival

Emulsion London are at the scene of the most prestigious film festival in the world. Celebrities have arrived to preview films of all genres at the 71st Cannes Film Festival and Emulsion London are ready to snap their picture so you can get a glance of what it’s like and who they are wearing.

 

MAY 8:

On the Jury Red Carpet, Penelope Cruz is looking effortlessly elegant as she wears vintage Chanel; the gown’s feather and black lace combination added with the fishtail hem really complements the old-school style. Cruz also wears earrings from her Atelier Swarovski collection.

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

MAY 9:

For the Everybody Knows photocall, Cruz stands with her co-star/husband Javier Bardem as she wears another vintage black lace Chanel dress.

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

MAY 10:

The power team we have all waited for have arrived: Cruz was joined by Fan Bingbing, Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain and Lupita Nyong’o for the photocall for new spy thriller 355.

Cruz wears a blue floral print dress by Ralph Lauren, its thin steps and ruffles perfect for Cannes’ warm weather. Lupita Wyong’o also wears a stunning black dress by Miu Miu.

 

(Photo by Ki Price / Emulsion London)

 

Meet Ki Price, the photographer behind Vivienne Westwood’s best shots

(Photo by Emma Fulton Price)

Ki Price talks about his work with celebrities, London Fashion Week and how he met the famous fashion designer.

“She was an incredible artist, she’d bust my balls all the way through the shoot,” says Ki Price about the time he photographed singer Patti Smith. He only had 37 seconds to take her photo, and yet she is one of his favourite celebrities to have ever of photographed.

Specialising in celebrity portraits and fashion, Price has photographed many famous faces including the one and only Vivienne Westwood.

Today, Price and I are in an artsy café filled with high chairs and vibrant décor, and despite all the colour, it’s him that stands out. He opens up about what it is like to have a career in the photography industry and what it’s like to be on the other side of the camera.

Price’s wearing a tall, black A Child Of The Jago hat (a signature piece for Price) with an olive, check Daks suit (which is tailored of course) and Vivienne Westwood shirt (expected), finished with some eye-catching The Great Frog skull necklaces and Underground creepers. I’m very much surprised he isn’t the one getting photographed.

Price takes a lot of photos for media outlets. He had just finished shooting at Studio Lagree, a Pilates studio in London, for the beauty section of the Daily Mail.

As well as this, he co-founded Emulsion London, a disruptive visual content agency, with his wife Emma Fulton. As said on their website, Emulsion London provide professional portrait, celebrity, entertainment and advertising photography for editorial and advertising clients worldwide.

One celebrity in particular Price specialises in is Westwood, who even has her own page filled with portraits on the Emulsion London website. “Vivienne is fantastic to shoot, she doesn’t forget a name,” he says.

He enjoys working with the fashion designer as he believes in what he is shooting. He says: “She’s the queen of punk. It kind of floats every kind of boat for me.”

He was invited to accompany Westwood and her son Joe Corré on the Talk Fracking tour in 2014, a tour that debated the usage of fracking across the country. Ever since, Price has continued to be one of her main photographers.

Price recently photographed Westwood whilst he worked on London Fashion Week. Westwood had put on an anti-fracking pop-up catwalk outside fracking company INEOS’ head office (which you can read about here). This year he describes how much things have changed in the industry, such as the introduction of more ethical fashion, which he’s all for. He then shows me some pictures he took of his favourite shows, including Ashish, which he loved for his use of colour and parachutes.

I ask what the key is to taking a perfect photograph. He says: “I’ve always underestimated it because it’s always been natural for me so I’ve always kind of gone ‘oh this is great’. I always joke with people when I say ‘this beats working for a living’.”

But then Price goes into the specifics about how much effort actually goes into taking a photograph, such as the right kit and assistance. “To take one nice picture I think is not so hard but to be consistently taking nice pictures is a different thing, under all environments.” It takes years of experience, which he definitely has as there are photographs of Price using a camera at just two years old!

Next goal for Price now? He jokingly says: “World domination.” In the meantime, he has Cannes Film Festival as well as opportunities with Sony to look forward to.

Almond Milk Body Yogurt By The Body Shop Review

 

The Body Shop have unveiled their new Body Yogurt, a light-weight and fast absorbing gel-cream. It comes in six flavours: Almond Milk; British Rose; Mango; Moringa; Coconut and Strawberry.

Last week, my mother and I attended one of The Body Shop’s VIP events, where they showcased the new Body Yogurts as well as giving out goody bags and discounts. I ended up buying the Almond Milk Body Yogurt and below you will find out my first impressions as well as what I think just under a week later.

What first drew me to the Body Yogurts was that it was a gel-cream; As someone with dry skin, I am always looking for new hydrating products to try and this looked like it could be great. The texture looked fluffy and shiny so it seemed promising.

What the Almond Milk Body Yogurt looks like inside

Secondly, they all smelt divine! I am a lover of The Body Shop’s Strawberry Body Butter purely due to its smell. It’s so sweet and candy-like, and the Strawberry Body Yogurt had exactly the same scent.

However, in the end I was totally drawn to the Almond Milk Body Yogurt. Not only does it smell so delicious, but when I rubbed it onto my arm at the store, it started to absorb very quickly and left my arm looking so shiny.

As well as the smell, this particular one was formulated for sensitive skin, and as someone who has eczema I have to be careful with what I use so I thought this would be a safe bet. It didn’t seem to irritate my skin in the store so it went straight into my basket. I then persuaded my mother to get the coconut version, which she loved the smell of.

All The Body Shop products I bought and got for free at the VIP event in one of their London stores on 25th April

It has now been six days and I have been using the Almond Body Yogurt as my daily moisturiser ever since. I think it has the perfect consistency as well as having such a lovely scent that does not flare up my eczema prone skin. It glides on smoothly and leaves my skin feeling refreshed and soft. You also don’t have to wait long for it to dry, which is great when I am in a rush (which is most of the time).

It says on the label that it should be applied on damp skin however I use it both after the shower and before I go to bed and I find it works well both ways, however I will note that when I do apply it on dry skin it does get a little sticky but it’s not major.

The Almond Milk Body Yogurt is now a new favourite of mine from The Body Shop. Go try them all out for yourself now!

Are River Island and Missguided Making a Difference in the Fashion World?

 

It’s 2018, and the start of a breaking point for equality in fashion. Big retailers are battling new issues and are making style more diverse than ever.

When I put out a poll on Instagram asking if fashion retailers are doing enough to make fashion inclusive, 75% said no.

Equality in the fashion industry isn’t a new topic especially when it comes to race and size. This had led to River Island and Missguided producing new ways of throwing positivity into their clothing.

It all started last year in December when Missguided stopped photoshopping their models, which was introduced as their #makeyourmark campaign.

As said on their website, the #makeyourmark campaign was to “inspire babes the world over to love themselves, for themselves, to embrace your flaws, and to not strive for what the world perceives as perfection. Because f*** perfection, it doesn’t exist. We are making a pledge to never retouch our models’ perfect ‘imperfections’ out”.

Speaking to Tinar (@africanbritishcurvemodel), one of the main models of the #makeyourmark campaign, she tells me that it was “one of the best and most fulfilling jobs that I ever booked. The message that the campaign holds is very vital in this day and age. I personally believe this campaign was a trendsetter for other body positive campaigns”.

 

One of the most beautiful things about modelling is meeting beautiful queens who are out here spreading a similar message and striving to achieve their goals whilst inspiring other women to love their imperfections. I always learn so much from the people I work with and I’m always inspired and left with so much admiration. May you continue to be blessed in everything you do Queens! 😍👑 📸 @zoemcconnell #makeyourmark @missguided ____________________________________ #babesofmissguided #model #models #bodyactivist #blogger #fashion #bodyconfidence #motivation #inspiration #khloekardashian #plussize #fashion #bodyacceptance #bodyactivist #inspire #lingerie #campaign #style #tbt #photography #photooftheday #uk #usa #diversity #africa

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I asked why she thought Missguided introduced it. She says that it was to “remind women all over the world that we all have something that society defines as an imperfection.

“However we must take those definitions and defy them. We create our own beauty and our uniqueness is the reason we shine even more.”

The campaign received a positive reaction from many, and led to Missguided to continue to spread the good vibes by introducing their new, diverse mannequins into their two stores in London and Kent.

 

 

Vitiligo, stretch marks and freckles were just some of the examples that the mannequins embraced. As well as body positivity, the mannequins were also representing different types of ethnic backgrounds, something rarely seen.

Sales assistants in the London store are definitely on board with them. Adrian Peprah says that the mannequins “give more opportunities for different ethnicities to be more prominent in media, and obviously fashion”.

He also says that he believes there is a lack of diversity in the fashion world and that “it’s better if more stores come together and be more diverse”.

As well as a positive message, Missguided are setting the example to other retailers to follow in their footsteps and make fashion as inclusive as it can be. Missguided have changed the way how fashion is displayed.

Diverse mannequins on display at Missguided’s London store

Mannequin with stretch marks at Missguided’s London store

 

River Island is promoting self-love too, as for their 30-year anniversary, they introduced their Labels Are For Clothes campaign back in February. You may have seen their feisty, self-loving advert with the hashtag.

 

 

Labels Are For Clothes was made to promote an anti-bullying stance, and in result, as well as using their platform to get the message across, River Island launched a clothing range dedicated to the campaign.

However, it doesn’t stop there as for every piece sold, £3 goes to the anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label. And for every photo of the clothing shared with the #LabelsAreForClothes, the charity gets a further £1.

The campaign got a lot of support via social media; there are almost 4,000 posts on Instagram with the hashtag.

 

To learn what a true impact the campaign has made for Ditch the Label, I spoke to Kat Scaife, Head of Partnerships and Fundraising at the charity.

She firstly tells me: “It’s great to work with a high street retailer that shares our message of positivity and diversity.”

She describes how River Island has helped the charity reach a wider audience, not only for their anti-bullying message but also for “raising awareness of the support that Ditch the Label provides, letting more young people know that we’re here if they need us”.

As we can see, River Island is physically making a difference by producing clothing that spreads a message and donates money to a well-deserved charity at the same time.

Scaife says that more fashion retailers should be following in River Island’s footsteps.

She says: “We’d like to see equality and diversity in advertising becoming the norm, helping Ditch the Label achieve their ambition of a world that’s fair, equal and free from all types of bullying.”

I also spoke to Lauren Ridley, Customer Relationship Manager at River Island, and a key player in the campaign. Ridley tells me why it was put into place.

She simply says: “To promote inclusivity, diversity and body & self-confidence.”

She tells me her favourite part of Labels Are For Clothes was “being able to see an array of people, from different walks of life, cultural backgrounds and different abilities come together and show they are strong and united in standing against labelling and stereotyping”.

Lauren Ridley (Left) wearing her #Labels Are For Clothes t-shirt

But why is this campaign important to modern day fashion?

Ridley shares her thoughts: “I think that big brands, such as River, must use their vast and powerful platforms to help spread positive messages. In this case we were able to raise awareness of prominent cultural and social issues to really engage and unite young people.”

Both Missguided and River Island are making significant impacts to modern fashion by using their platforms to promote self-love and positivity.