Welcome to my chronological portfolio which showcases my freelance and university projects. I graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion Design, Styling and Promotion at Middlesex University with first class honours in 2012 and thereafter freelanced for a few months before gaining a full time job at ASOS. My skills include photography and editing, video, prop and fashion styling, art direction, visual merchandising, set making, pr, craft and online promotion.
To request a CV or to discuss a collaboration please email Lucy@shinythoughts.net
Please do not reproduce any of my work without permission.
Wish Magazine Launch Party
Organisation for the launch of a new magazine, ‘Wish’ of which 1000 copies were sent to print to be sold to girls worldwide. I conceived and organised a party in London to give 70 potential readers and collaborators a taste of the world of Wish. The event comprised of a knitting class, a scent profiling service with Penhaligon’s, live illustrating with university students and conversational food.
I came up with the theme, sourced props, achieved drinks sponsorship from Hendricks gin plus organised cake and goodie bag sponsorship and delegated over a team of 6 to create the decorations and food. The night was a huge success, resulting in great praise and many blog posts by guests.
Photographs by Miguel Santana
Organisation / Delegation / Art direction / Merchandising / Invitation and Guest-list Management / Food prep / Craft
Wish Magazine Creation and Content
Wish Magazine – a creation of two best friends, sponsored by Penhaligon’s. Examples of opening page spreads for content that I created for the new girly lifestyle Magazine Wish.
Wish was conceived by my best friend and brought into fruition between us as part of our final major project at university. I also commissioned work and time-managed the project. Half of the 1000 copies ordered were sold during a week long pre-sale online.
Art Direction / Styling / Copy Writing / Planning / Commissioning
Visual Merchandising at Liberty, London
Examples of Visual Merchandising as part of freelance work for Liberty. Below are bolts of Liberty fabric pinned into designs to promote the cloth. Underneath shows part of the Home section whereby I helped rearrange and merchandise the whole new season stock.
Video creation featuring Assya London for MyFlashTrash
Filming and editing a 3 minute video featuring the behind the scenes of Assya London, as commissioned by MyFlashTrash.com. Video used for promotion of the NottingHill based jewellery brand on both parties’ websites.
Shoot Set Making and Video Creation for FlashTrash Girl
Creating the studio set for new brand FlashTrash Girl’s first campaign photoshoot. Creating backcloths (tie-dye and confetti curtains) and sourcing props to fit the theme. I also documented the campaign shoot with photography and created the official behind-the-scenes video.
Official campaign imagery by Alex Leese
Official campaign behind – the -scenes video (shortened version)
Trade Show Set Making for FlashTrash Girl
Sourcing and making props and furniture to create a branded set for the trade launch of a new jewellery brand FlashTrash Girl. As well as designing and making the set and point of sale stands beforehand, I set up and merchandised the stand on the day.
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CellarDoor Magazine – Hide and Seek
Styling and Art Direction published in CellarDoor Magazine. Shot in Goddards House in Surrey. Photography by Stacey Staines.
Styling / Art Direction / Model Scouting / Making / Editing
A photography project which looked into the unseen lives of people who help the British Fashion Industry go round. Featuring the personal belongings of Maxine Groucutt at Liberty, Alexis Knox – Stylist, Elizabeth Lau of her own label, Louie Banks – Photographer and Andrea Pfeffer of Pfeffer PR. The project was presented as a series of 5 large prints accompanied by an exhibition catalogue with stories about the belongings by each participant.
Photography / Styling / Editing / Graphics
The beginning of a Mock T.V show to be aired in the UK to promote British fashion labels and manufacturers today. This was a reaction to an ongoing personal interest with the state of the British Fashion Industry, hope and the idea of Heritage.
Organisation / Editing / Presenting / Making