Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore

Catwalking: Fashion through the Lens of Chris Moore

You’ve probably clicked on this because you are interested in fashion, know who Chris Moore is or perhaps you are a regular reader of my blog. If so, then hey! I’ve always had an interest in fashion especially since I started my blog four years ago but more so now then ever before. I think it’s got something to do with my degree. For the past couple of weeks, I have been living and breathing anything to do with fashion or photography and I am totally okay with that.

The other week I was able to visit the Bowes Museum in Durham to visit Chris Moore’s exhibition. For those who don’t know, Chris Moore is a catwalk photographer. He has a unique photographic archive that documents designers on the catwalk, the rebirth of Haute Couture and the rise of a supermodel – capturing it all through the lens. As you can tell, I am a camera nerd and obsessed with fashion at the moment so this exhibition was right down my street. I thought I would share a couple of the collections that I like on here.

A/W16 Comme des Garçons

S/S15 Louis Vuitton by Nicolas Ghesquière

A/W12 Louis Vuitton by Marc Jacobs

A/W90 Vivienne Westwood Portrait Collection A/W95 Vivienne Westwood Viva la Cocotte Collection

S/S07 Hussein Chalayan ‘Bubble Dress

S/S07 Christopher Kane

A/W15 Paco Rabanne by Julien Dossena

S/S18 Versace Tribute Collection ‘Marilyn Warhol‘ Dress

The Bowes Museum is set on beautiful grounds with stunning views and regularly has a fashion exhibition. It is well known for the dancing swan which was lovely and quite magnificent and the Louis Vuitton exhibition in 2015. If you are interested in seeing more of the above, the exhibition is on until the beginning of January so you still have plenty of time if you are in the area.

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Quick And Easy Fakeaway With VeeTee*

It’s Friday and you are probably all trying to decide what you wanna eat tonight. Well instead of mooching through your takeaway menus looking at your Dominoes or Chinese list why don’t you grab these ingredients on your way home and make a delicious stir fry?!

VeeTee have challenged me to cook up something delicious, healthy and cost effective – brilliant for a Friday night in. So I suggest throwing that takeaway menu in the bin and grab your knives and those pans and start creating.

Firstly, choose your veg and cut it up into how you want it. I went for mini sweetcorn, mange tout, tenderstem broccoli, mushrooms, pak choi and pepper. You will also need ginger and garlic for the sauce. The good thing about this recipe and any kind of stir fry is that you can use the quantity of everything that you want, there’s no right or wrong way to go about it.

Fry your veg minus the pak choi on a high heat using Fry Light oil, it’s better and healthier than using normal oil. Whilst that’s cooking nicely mix together: 3 tablespoons of light soy sauce, 1 teaspoon of chinese 5 spice, 4 crushed garlic gloves and 2cm of grated ginger in a little bowl. Throw the sauce into the veg and stir fry for 2 mins.

Add your tofu, pak choi, 1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce and 3 tablespoons of dark soy sauce and stir fry until cooked. Meanwhile, throw your chosen VeeTee rice pots in the microwave for 1 minute per pot. Once it’s done, add the rice into a bowl and put your veg with sauce on top. I’ve served mine with prawn crackers and viola! An easy, quick, healthy and delicious meal done in 10 minutes.

What’s your favourite fakeaway to make to save money? Have you tried the VeeTee rice pots before?

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A Bedroom Gallery Wall

Every couple of months, I change my room around. It’s something that I love to do. There is just something fulfilling about having a clear out and giving you room a little refresh. I’ve been on a mission to make my bedroom look a bit more artsy and inject a bit of personality back into my life again so I’ve decided to add a gallery wall to my room. Desenio rescued me and delivered some amazing prints that I thought it would be worth sharing with all you creative type.

I spotted the Camera print straight away so I thought this would be a great starting point for my room. Ever since starting photography part time, I have found a whole new love for cameras and imagery so I felt it was only right to display this in my room. I’ve opted for various sizes and frames to give a bit more creativity to the wall.

The next print I came across was the Disassembled Camera which I thought was really unusual but looked amazing next to the Camera print. Predominately, I wanted my bedroom to be quite earthy and I picked up the Green Banana Leaves and Green Palm Tree previously so I wanted to keep on the earthy, natural theme and pick something which represents the photographic and earthy mood. With this in mind, I found the Polygon World Map, La Lune and Earth prints which I thought matched the mood I was going for.

Personally, I think they all go quite well together and I can easily display them in a hallway when I own a house in the future. One thing that I do love about Desenio is that there are a lot of tips on the website to help newbies on how to create a gallery wall as well as a service that you can test it out to see what kind of prints will go together. You can select a background, picture wall design, the prints you are interested in and the frames; then view it online, make changes and then you can add it all to your basket when you’ve made your finally decision.

The code “julyjournal” gives 25% off posters* on all of our sites between November 13th and 15th.
*Except for frames and handpicked/collaboration posters.

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My To-Do List For Autumn

I wrote one of these to-do list type posts back in March before all the warm whether and didn’t really tick much of the list so I thought I would write another to see what I can actually achieve before the year is out. I feel as though there are two types of people in the world: the ones that look back at everything brilliant that they have managed to accomplish within the past year and the people who tend to look at back and see that half of their goals aren’t ticked off and start to panic. The second is definitely me. To be fair, I’ve had an excuse of my laptop dying on me since my last blog post but that’s all changing come Monday.

Before the year is out, I want to read a book. I’ve decided on Love, Simon which I brought a couple of months back. I love the film, it’s one of my faves so I thought it is about time I put my phone away and give it a read. So far, I have managed to read chapter one whilst on the bus to college this week so if any of you want to send me weekly reminders over on Twitter it will be much appreciated.

Similarly to my Spring’s t0-do list, I want to get back into my blogging game. Not seriously but as a way to distract myself from University work. I really miss it and I should have some spare time to catch up with myself. I’ve took the pressure of myself to blog as much and it has worked so I’m ready to get back into creating content. I have a couple of exciting posts which I can’t wait to share with you so please stick around.

This next one might sound really lame but to continue doing well at college. I’m head over heels in love with both my fashion and photography courses and I am really enjoying both of them. I find all the content really exciting and new which is what I have craved for so long. Would anyone be interested in like a first term update near the end of December? Let me know as I would be more than happy to do one.

What’s on your Autumn to-do list? Surely, reading one book and writing a couple of blog posts isn’t going to be hard to achieve right?! Let me know one thing that you want to achieve.

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