Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fashion Photography Editorial Course - London


So I have decided to post photos from my Fashion Editorial Photography course from the London College of Contemporary Arts in London, of myself in some outfits I thought I'd share with you. In the first few photos I was approached by House of Sunny this modern emerging UK fashion brand where I got the Cigarette Pants from, so check them out if your eyes enjoy them :) Also my final photos I had taken for the course are coming up soon, which I photographed of the gorgeous Arielle Panta. 

First few: Pants/House of Sunny - Tee/Spare the Details - Coat/Topshop - Shoes/Wittner 
Second: Turtle neck jumper/Cashmere - Skirt/Brandy and Melville - Shoes/Wittner

Monday, July 21, 2014

London


Hey Guys, It’s been a really long time since I’ve posted something, but let’s be honest more London, Berlin and Greece had me swallowed under. 

After Amsterdam I came back to London, mainly to finish off my course but to spend even more time with friends, and family I hadn’t seen yet. I saw The Woman in Black with my cousin and his wife James and Kiki which didn’t make much sense until we had to make up the first half of it because we missed it, due to a delicious French dinner before hand. While staying at Clemmie’s house in London, they were renovating their house and ended up having a builders and designers dinner to say thank you which I was invited to. I had a really nice time hanging out with their whole fam bam, including Odette, ma main Philippino gurl, who had been helping out with the family ever since they were young, and ended up being a second mother to me. I guess I also shopped even more, with Arielle (clems sis) at Brick Lane and getting a little lost together and nearly being pick pocketed by gypsies is always fun. One really rainy day Clem and I went to Holi… only for two and a half hours due to the freezing cold and had put our ponchos on just as it started bucketing. It was still a lot of fun sober as hell, drenched in colour and freezing cold! Ate some great food such as Ottolenghis, Pizza East, Wagamama, Granger and Co and Cha Cha Moon. 

I’m so upset to leave, spending 5 weeks back in London feels like I had never left and exploring more of the city made me realise how much I had grown up since I had lived here when I was 12. It’s nice to be in contact with friends from my old school as well as meeting new people and hanging out with girls I even met in Aus. I’m so happy and lucky to be able to travel and explore the world and am excited to share even more exciting adventures with you all.

Thank you all so much for following my journey so far. 

Love
The Tourist 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Amsterdam

Two of my high school friends Lea, Shannon and I, all went to Amsterdam last weekend for some catch up since we hadn't been together for months. It was the perfect place for us to hang out and chill out. Over the course of four days there was a lot of fast food eating involved, including Stroopwafels and fries, a lot of sight seeing like the Anne Frank Museum, Yab Yum Gentlemen's Club, the Erotic museum and a Live Sex Show... I'm sure thats not the type of museums you would have had in mind. 

There was a photography exhibition on at the time, but sadly we didn't have enough time to see it. I have to say the Anne Frank museum was a really amazing and eery experience, knowing that I had learnt about it throughout my history lessons in high school. Other than that I would have to say Yab Yum, the closed down gentlemen's club opened from the 80's to early naughties, was my favourite museum to go to. Just because it was so unexpected and more stories started to churn out of it on our tour, since our guide was Yab Yum's last manager who worked there for more than 20 years before it closed down in 2008. After he tricked my friend Lea into believing that if the doctor was away and couldn't see the girls for their monthly check up, that he would step in, he started unravelling some stories to just us three as we stayed later than other guests, curious about more of its secrets. It was really such a different world in there, and I highly recommend it to anyone going to Amsterdam.

One of his more friendly stories involved three Chinese men who had requested for a knife from the bar. The bar man (who was gay, all the bar men where gay so that the men entering the club would not feel threatened when speaking to the girls), called him over and told him they asked for a knife and wasn't sure to give it to them or not. He said.. okay just give it to them and I'll keep an eye on it. A few minutes later he sees the three Chinese men cutting up a viagra pill. 

Anywhoooo, more stories to tell in the next part of my blog in the next post... so stay tuned.

The Tourist