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2021 Wedding Styles
After a slow few months (for obvious reasons) its been great to get back into some really exciting modelling jobs again! Ive certainly racked up a few miles of driving since 'the unlocking!' already!
Mid April I headed down to Forde Abbey in Somerset for my first Weddding Fayre. Photographers of different abilities and experience can attend and shoot 'couples' in different locations around this really beautiful wedding venue.
These were a few of my favourites - let me know what you think!
JOSHUA Tree, California.
So I've been out in California for the last three weeks shooting some awesome content with @rickyleevisuals. Heres the first of a couple of videos we shot out in the National Park of Joshua Tree on a sweltering hot July afternoon! Ive literally never shot at a location quite like this and we all literally fell in love with the place - it felt like we were shooting on a giant film set!
I'd love some feedback on this one - let me know thoughts!
Do you have a brand - clothing, jewellery perhaps...Or just think the style of this video would suit whatever business it is you're in? Get in touch! ;)
Speak to you all soon!
New Styles From H&M
Recently I was lucky enough to be invited down the the new look H&M Showroom at their offices in central London to look through some new styles and to pick out some pieces for the forthcoming season.
All shots by @Rickyleevisuals
'you got this in the (MAHI) bag...!'
I literally couldnt tell you the amount of times I've been asked 'Where did you get your bag from?'. It features heavily on quite a few of my recent portfolio update shots for the simple reason that my Armada Duffle from MAHI Leather is a real head turner of a holdall. It's 100% leather outer teamed with a practical and premium feeling cotton lining interior and its hard wearing brass fittings and YKK zippers pretty much now means that rather like Joey once said in Friends.... 'Luke comes with a bag!'
So why choose MAHI? Other than its stunning aesthetics, well, firstly, buying from MAHI Leather takes out the numerous 'middle men' that take a cut before the consumer is forced to pay an inflated price for leather goods on the high street. Buying from MAHI essentially means you are buying straight from the craftstmen!
By being designed in the UK then made to order in their family workshop in India before being shipped straight to the consumer, waste and stockpiling costs are reduced and the savings passed on to you - simple!
Also- $1.50 from every item sold is donated to a UK based charity called FRANK WATER, who have helped 300k people gain access to clean water since 2005! Mahi Leather takes its name from the Indian Mahi River - a country in which over 103 million struggle for clean water.
My Amarda Duffle was perfect as a carry-on bag for my recent flight to Vegas, but I also use it day to day for work and for the gym. It teams up perfectly with either a more relaxed casual look, as in the shot below, or with a more formal suit and tie attire.
View their fantastic collection of Holdalls, Satchels, Back packs and Duffles now at www.mahileather.com
Oh, and nearly forgot to mention that Mahi will personalize all their bags and accessorries with embroided names or initials, offered in a choice of three thread colours.... check out my subtle 'L.B' ;)
Autumn Fashions 2017
First up - apologies! Its been a while since ive posted on here, due to work commitments mainly, and maybe a cheeky Stag do in Vegas! Over the next few weeks I promise to bring you some updated content, particularly in the 'Fitness' and 'Fashion' sections as ive had so many lovely emails with questions relating to those sections, and I will get back to you all individually - I'm working through them now - bear with me!
So the latest - I'm working alongside an exciting new fashion project called 'My Outfit' and we're currently working hard gathering content for the new website launch in November 2017 - I'll bring you the details and links as soon as we are live!
'My Outifit' will bring you some awesome 'streetstyle' ideas as well as some smarter 'high-end' labels from the likes of DSqaured2, Canada Goose, Hugo Boss, Converse, Gym King and Sik Silk amongst others! You will be able to purchase the pieces directly from the website too! Booom!
Just to give to a teaser of what to expect, this was one of my favourite outfits from our last shoot - as per usual let me know your thoughts!
ps. In the meantime, give @myoutfit_online a follow on Instagram to keep up to speed.
Parka by Canada Goose
Jean by DSquared2
Kicks by Vans
Cooper & Jin
This week I'm excited to collaborate with up and coming New York based 'Modern Casual' menswear clothing brand 'Cooper & Jin'. The future is bright for this brand, with a full clothing line currently in the design and planning stage. You can follow their progress and get lots of other styling inspirations via their instagram platform @cooperandjin.
To start things off with some 'subtle' quality, Cooper & Jin have released these fab 'no show' dress socks in a range of great designs. Worn easily to create the 'sockless' look either with a suit and boat shoes, loafers or dress shoes, or more casually like in the 'relaxed' look below . Either way they are a great addition to your top drawer and can really assist in perfecting your spring/summer style. The socks are thicker than any 'invisible' socks I've tried before and are certainly much more comfortable as a result, allowing you to wear them with a 'less forgiving' shoe.
Shop the Cooper and Jin range at;
Military Shirt by SuperDry - £49.99
Skinny jeans by Topman - £45.99
Trainers by SuperDry - £44.99
As usual, let my know any feedback and feel free to post any questions in the comments!
All images by Matt Wilson at www.mattwilsonphoto.co.uk. (@mattwilsonphoto)
Its all About Khaki this Spring!
Spring has very nearly officially sprung (20th March in case you were wondering!) and I'm seeing loads of Khaki colours on the high street from bomber jackets and hoodies to ruck sacks and caps! Ive always been a fan of these colours anyway so I've jumped at the chance to fill my wardrobe up - particularly with this seasons 'must-have' colour 'Khaki green'.
Ive put some 'Khaki' styles together for you below, with links to purchase some of the pieces. As always let me know what you think in the comments- I want your feedback!
Farah Overcoat in Camel - £119.00 www.asos.com/farah/farah-overcoat-in-camel/prd/6626353?
White Slim Fit Shirt by Brothers Clothing (insta: @brothersclothing)
Khaki Green Jumper by Asos £20.00
Black Skinny Fit Jeans by Topman £45.99
Stan Smith Trainers by Adidas £59.99
Khaki Green Bomber by Brothers Clothing (insta: @brothersclothing)
Dark Beige Hooded Jumper by H&M £24.99
Slim Fit jeans by Topman £45.99
Stan Smith Trainers by Adidas £59.99
Watch by Kartel Watches £110.00 (kartel.co.uk)
Black Casual Bomber Jacket by Zara £45.99
Black fitted Tee by Asos £8.99
Khaki Green slim fit Trouser by All Saints £98.99
Stan Smith Trainer by Adidas £59.99
Watch by Kartel Watches £110.00 (Kartel.co.uk)
Hope everyone is well and gearing up for the festive season? Ill take this opportunity to wish everyone a Merry Christmas 2016, and thank you so much for taking an interest in what Ive had to write this year - it means a lot!
Today I want to introduce you to a relatively new men's British formal wear brand - 'Brothers Clothing'. Founded little over a year ago by two young brothers (not surprisingly!) with the vision 'to bring timeless British fashion back again, with affordable luxury clothing'.
The styling is certainly timeless with a growing range of shirts, blazers, jackets, shorts shoes and accessories and all the garments I tried have a premium quality feel despite the more than reasonable pricing. The 'bulldog' branding is subtle but instantly recognisable and definitely on point!, After wearing this seasons stuff, I'm certainly going to be keeping an eye on their instagram page to see what they throw out in 2017! Check them out for yourselves right now... theres still time to get in a sneaky christmas order!
As always I love to hear your feedback - leave me a comment!
Bomber - Khaki by Brothers Clothing £36.00
complete the look:
Long sleeved polo (maroon) by SuperDry
Distressed black skinny jeans by Zara Man
Trainers by Stan Smith at Adidas.
White Shirt by Brothers Clothing £38.00
Complete the look:
Grey skinny jeans by Zara Man
Brown Leather Chelsea Boots by Brothers Clothing £45.00
All images by Jay Jessop (Jayjessop.com)
Getting Distressed with your Denim?
I'm loving the distressed jeans thing right now, I was a big fan the first time around (ripping pockets off the bum and sticking them on the front and all sorts) so I'm pleased its swung back into fashion - although I'm definitely not showing you any pictures from the first time around!
I had a good shop around the high street as per usual, and found a couple of really great fitting 'distressed' jeans at Zara - always a first port of call.
Which of these three 'street styles' are you all feeling the most? Let me know in the comments!
Red/Black Lumberjack Shirt by Topman (Topshop.com) £29.99
Black Distressed Skinny Jean by Zara Man (zara.com) £39.99
Pumps by Levi Strauss (Levi.com) £29.99
Long length Crew Neck White Tee by Asos (asos.com) £7.00
Khaki green Distressed Skinny Jean by Zara (zara.com) £39.99
Pumps by Levi Strauss (levi.com) £29.99
Long Length Long sleeve Tee in Black by Asos (asos.com)
Black Distressed Skinny Jean by Zara Man (zara.com) £39.99
Classic Pumps in Red by Asos (asos.com)
Ok, so summer feels like it has barely ever even got going... but I'm praying for an Indian summer, theres still time.... or maybe your still to jet away for a week or two abroad?
Check out these simple high street summer looks, easily put together on a budget from Primark. 'Grandad shirts' are massively in right now, and I've spared you the time trawling around the high street searching for the best fitting skinny shorts! You certainly don't have to spend a fortune to stand out from the crowd.
Blue Oxford Grandad Shirt- Primark - £8.00 (primark.com)
Purple Denim Skinny fit Shorts - Primark - £10.00 (primark.com)
Nike Roshe Trainers (Wolf Grey/White) - £69.95 (urbanindustry.co.uk)
White Oxford Grandad Shirt - Primark - £8.00 (primark.com)
Green Khaki Skinny Fit Shorts - Primark - £10.00 (primark.com)
Superdry Men's Retro Sport High Top Trainers - £20.99 (soletraderoutlet.co.uk)