PHIX SS19 SHOOT




Hello and welcome back to my blog, tonight's a little different from the rest of my posts, as this time, I'm not in front of the camera - but behind it. Earlier this month, I travelled to Ibiza to film the new SS19 Phix Clothing campaign, which you've guessed it, is what my post and video across on YouTube is all about.





Heading across to Ibiza is a pretty good way to start any week, especially when you should be in the office! This is my second work trip away and something which I was very excited about. Exploring new and interesting places along with meeting new people, is what I'm all about, not to mention fashion and videography, this was shaping up to be my dream week at work.







You'll probably think there was a whole team of us; planning, shooting and styling the Phix campaign right? No, in fact our team consisted of only four, myself, Adam (the owner of Phix), our model Juan and his photographer Christian. Pretty tight right? Adam and I were first to arrive on the island, as we had a meeting and various props we had to source previous to the shoot getting underway.







This is when we met the main man for the first time. Diego is the owner and CEO of Concept Hotel Group and in my opinion, the coolest man in Ibiza. He's also the founder & director of the famous 'Rock Nights' on the island, which if you give a quick google will tell you are nearly as legendary as the man himself! I could write a whole post all about Diego but I promise to keep it short. ISH. . . 







We shot many photographs in Diego's stunning boutique hotels, as they made for the perfect rock and roll backdrop, we were even lucky enough to stay in a handful of them too! Diego also starred in some of my film and photography below, as you can see he aced it. I just can't wait to show you all the video. We both actually followed each other on Instagram way previous to knowing that we'd meet whilst on a shoot in Ibiza. I've always thought his style was uber cool and that goes for his hotels too! If you like a mix of Art Deco style interior design, a good dose of rock n' roll, plus a heavy amount of his killer personal western shirts - the man is well worth a follow!






The best part of meeting Diego was being able to shoot him and his killer cool 1968 red Ford Mustang. Coincidentally one of my favourite classic cars of all time. I made it my mission to create a film and the set of images the coolest I possibly could. The film isn't out yet, but I will show you all as soon as it is ready.




Not all of the shots situated in hotels, we all travelled around the island mixing up the locations, from ultra modern-to-classic rural Ibiza. You know the stereotypical palm trees etc however, my favourite location I managed to stumble upon was this old abandoned Mercedes. HOW COOL.




The drone also worked a treat on the island. Before travelling, I'd took our new toy on only two practise flights. So flying it as well as capturing video, in very windy weather conditions was pretty bloody hard let me tell you.



Overall the campaign shoot was a success. I'm very happy with my videos (take a look at the SS19 trailer I made for the collection above) and even some of the photographs I managed to take whist over on the island. I strongly believe this is the best collection Phix has ever created. You can now view all styles online with everything very soon being able to purchase.



I also vlogged each part of my Ibiza trip, so if you want to see everything the happened before, during and after the campaign shoot - go across and check it out!


Photographer for campaign - Christian Navarro
Model - Juan Milan

A big thanks to Juan & Christian for being a legends, Diego for his generosity and of course to Phix Clothing.

Cheers for reading,




SPRING DENIM





Evening guys, I hope you're all enjoying that extra hour of sunshine this weekend. It finally feels like Spring is here and during these past few weeks the weather in Manchester has felt like that too! Since the sun has been shining I've been leaving the coats in my wardrobe and reaching for lighter items, especially denim jackets to wear everyday, this is why I've decided to write tonight's post.




Year in year out I always return to my white denim jacket, but this year more than ever as it seems like white denim is back! I bought this piece from The Kooples years ago, and even they have released a new one for SS19. I love wearing a white jacket as it's totally different from your classic washed blue or black style. It's more of a statement piece a change up from the norm. However, you can wear this denim like any other, as it can be worn smartly or dressed down in a casual look.





I chose to style my denim a little differently to how I'd usually wear it and took some inspiration from the brands styling theirs in their SS19 capsules. As you can see, I've gone for a similar colour white round neck underneath, this is something I wouldn't wear myself but to be honest I'm a fan and I think it makes for a super cool look. 




I also decided a more simple approach with my jewellery would be the best fit in this outfit. I kept things simple with one statement necklace and a select few rings (for the keen eyes among you, yes the one on my little finger is in fact new). Bracelets were the same, two simple silver chains and of course the silver trouser chain was also added in this more minimal, laid back look.



I've talked a lot more about this look across on my YouTube (which I've forgotten to upload, it will be live tomorrow) were you can check my other favourite white denims of the season as I talk through my top three online picks. You can't beat a denim jacket for spring and summer, they're crucial to my wardrobe and can be worn in so many different ways. If you've not worn any denim except the classic blue, this season is really the time to break those boundaries!



Denim Jacket - The Kooples, Crew Neck T-shirt - Asos, Trousers - Vintage, Belt - The Kooples, Sunglasses - eBay.


Cheers for reading,



THE WHITE SHIRT OF THE SUMMER




Evening all, what a post I have for you tonight. I've stumbled upon the white shirt of the summer! I know this shirt is going to become one of my go-to white shirts of the season! Let's kick things off with why this particular item caught my eye. I don't have to say anything else other than just look at that Cuban neckline. I love everything about this shirt and think everyone should have this in their wardrobe this summer!





The shirt is one of my favourite styles, the cut is very relaxed and oversized which makes for the perfect holiday shirt. Just imagine, a warm summers night abroad, gradually developing a tan, then being able to throw this killer shirt on your back and button up in an effortlessly cool way. It's going to look pretty damn cool. It's made from a super smooth, lightweight viscose which drapes over the shoulders which in my opinion looks a lot more expensive than it actually is.







Getting back to that pointed collar, I love the sharp angles and its wide open neckline, I always wear my shirts in this manner, but  this collar design is more prominent and has a lot more structure than loosening a couple of buttons. I mentioned across on my YouTube video this week that this sharp collar would look amazing under a fitted suit jacket in a contrasting colour, which again is a major style this SS19.




You may not notice on my photographs but the chest placket detail is also quite a nice small detail. The double viscose layer where the shirt fastens up gives a stronger white to the chest placket which frames the shirt nicely when wearing. The shirt was only £22, which as you can see for the inexpensive price looks pretty good if you ask me. The shirt also comes in a short sleeve version for even less, and is also available in black. The only two colours I need in my wardrobe!






This weeks YouTube is all about the shirt, head over and check it out by clicking below -


Shop the long sleeve shirt I have here: Asos Shirt
You an also get this shirt in Short sleeve by clicking here: Asos Short Sleeve Shirt

Cheers,