These boots are made for walkin’…

If you check out this month’s Glamour magazine you may spot an advertorial for Timberland that I styled way back in July.  What I didn’t realise at the time was that the shoot was also due to be used in Schuh stores to promote the Timberland brand, including a prominent display in the main shop window on Oxford Street – so exciting!  Attached are some images from the shoot, both as they appear in Glamour and in-store, and also some cheeky behind-the-scenes shots showing how we turned a gloriously sunny summer’s day into typical British autumn.

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The shoot as it appears in this month’s Glamour magazine (as shot by William Garrett)

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Schuh store window on Oxford Street

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Supersized images in store, accompanied by Timberland boots and a rather snazzy scooter

Shot in Camden market and the surrounding London streets, this was a really fun day.  Everyone on the team was fantastic and we had a giggle trying to recreate rain using a pair of 99p store watering cans.  It certainly attracted attention…

Waiting for the rain

Getting the models wet

Recreating rain on the aptly named Water Lane (who’d have thought we’d have to fake rain in London?!)

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Rain anyone

The photographer’s assistant was given the unenviable task of water boy

The guys get ready for their close-up

Models Natalie and Tom try to look nonchalant as they hang out in the market

All in all it was a fun days work and as you can see by the number of shots, it was also a productive one.  Furthermore, with this season’s trend for chunky boots it’s never been a better time in invest in a pair of Timberlands (and that goes for you too girls).  Pick up a pair of these durable, waterproof classics and you’ll be stomping your way through autumn.

Timberland 6inch premium £160

Timberland 6 inch premium ladies boot, £160 – team with skinnies and a feminine blouse to balance the masculine boot

Timberland Trenton Tall Waterproof Boot £175

Timberland Trenton Tall Waterproof boot, £175 – team with over-the-knee socks and a belted cable-knit dress for a cosy Sunday look

As seen in November’s Glamour magazine Available from and

Main campaign images shot by William Garrett for Glamour magazine

Topman X Black On Black

There has been a huge expanse of streetwear labels in the last few years, fed by the popularity of hip-hop culture and powered by the strength of social media.  Subsequently brands that may have remained small scale have now become a force to be reckoned with.  Streetwear label Hype is a fine example of this.  With 11,000+ twitter followers and stockists including the influential Topman this fresh label has burst into the limelight.

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This week sees the launch of their first ever collaboration – a chic range of black garments, including printed bandanas, gloss textured tees, a cotton sweatshirt and leggings (for men!). Appropriately named TOPMAN X Black On Black, and available exclusively in Topman Oxford Street and General store, online and at, the collection is clean, effortless and affordable.  Each item is limited to a production run of only 100 pieces, with prices ranging from £14.99 to £75.  Also their customer service is second to none.  When I needed some beanies for a TV show I was work on, a request on twitter was answered within hours.  The next day 6 identical beanies arrived at my door.  Genius!

Hype X Topman Black Gloss £28Hype X Topman Black on Black printed tee - £28

Hype X Topman Black on Black tops, both £28

Today sees the launch party of the range at Topman General store in Shoreditch (5-8:30pm), where DJ Cable will be spinning the tunes as you shop.  An after party follows at Casa Negra hosted by @ShorebitchUK, so be sure to pick up your wrist bands in store.  Exclusive clothes, beer and an after party –  what more could you want from this rather dull Thursday?

Stylitz Hype X Topman wristbands

Launch party tonight at Topman General Store, 98 Commercial Street, Shoreditch (5-8:30pm); after party at Casa Negra, 54-56 Great Eastern St London, EC2A 3QR (9-2am).

Or visit or to shop the collection.  

All images from the Topman X Black on Black range, courtesy of Hype Clothing.

Going Geometric

This week saw the online launch of the Sarah Angold for Freedom at Topshop jewellery range. With an MA in Constructed Textiles from the RCA and clients including Selfridges and Hussein Chalayan, Angold is a name to watch in the world of accessories. Her main range employs techniques such as laser cutting and acid etching to create unique architectural pieces, with her team utilising the finesse of watch-making to craft all the pieces from her East London studio.

Sarah Angold for Topshop 2- 25th July £52

Freedom at Topshop, £52

Angold has not compromised on quality with this diffusion range for Topshop – each item in the collection is handmade in her studio and engraved with an individual production number.  Having arrived at the Oxford Street store 2 weeks ago, fashion fans outside London can now grab a piece of the action online.  If you like your necklaces to make a statement then this is the range for you.  Bold, graphic and futuristic, these pieces are perfect for a hedonistic night in balmy Ibiza.  Or, closer to home, add one to your outfit for this weekend’s Secret Garden Party.

Sarah Angold for Freedom at Topshop. Prices range from £30-£60  

For her stunning main collection and lighting designs go to

Sarah Angold_ Silver Stud £32

Freedom at Topshop, £32

NB.  Speaking of partying, a pair of Angold’s striking earrings wouldn’t go amiss at the V&A’s Club to Catwalk exhibition, which highlights the clothing of the crazy 80s London clubbing scene.  With a resurgence of 80s influenced garments currently in stores, and neon brights doing the fashion rounds, you can get inspired by the New Romantics or warehouse party looks of a bygone era.  Just leave the glow-stick at home.

Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s at the V&A London runs until 16th Feb 2014