Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Bleaching Triangles

I recently customised this plain black vest top into a top which I think is a lot more interesting. The symbol of a triangle this way up with the point facing down is the symbol for a female as well as the symbol for earth signs and I am a taurus, which is an earth sign and I a female, so I thought this was appropriate. I did this by first of all cutting the top into a shape which I think is more flattering and unique, I cut the sleeves down lower so that more of your side can be seen, then I cut the front hem higher and kept the back long for a high-low hem look. Then I created this rather rough stencil of a triangle with a mini triangle inside, so it would just be the outline of a triangle, and I did this just using card. Next I got a spray bottle and filled it with about three fingers of bleach and I added a tiny bit of water to that, then I sprayed the top where I wanted the bleach to take effect. I did mine quite messy as I wanted more of a distressed, scattered, look to my top, which is why it has splatters around the triangle. I then left the bleach to soak in and take effect and then I rinsed the top out with water and dried it in the sun. I am really happy with the final look I got and now I have a completely unique top which I made almost completely for free!        

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Footwear Editorial

(All images © Giovanna Balivo)
This is another editorial shoot I did for my course, for my fashion photography styling module. I did this footwear editorial as if it were for the magazine client Vogue Italia. I am really happy with it and many thanks to my beautiful friend and model Abby Lane.

Photography & Styling- Giovanna Balivo
Model- Abby Lane

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Denim Editorial Shoot

(All Images © Giovanna Balivo)
Part of one of my projects this term was styling for editorial shoots, as well as taking the images as if they were for actual magazine clients. I have done three in total but this is just one of them, this is my denim editorial which I did for Dazed & Confused magazine. The shoot had to be based on denim and I decided I wanted my denim to be styled around the 90's grunge theme. I customised some of the clothing myself to give it more of a grunge look and I styled the outfits not how you would wear them generally, but so that they look good on the model and in the images. I am really pleased with the results and a big thank you to my beautiful model/ friend Andi.

Photography & Styling Giovanna Balivo
Model Andrea Bradley  

Monday, 14 May 2012

Birthday Suit

(Grey maxi dress with centre split - Topshop, belt - Primark, boots - Topshop, bag - Zara, necklace - Urban Outfitters) 

This was my birthday outfit, I didn't get very good pictures of it sadly and the quality of them are quite bad but here are a few I did get. I wanted to look a bit effortlessly chic and glamourous, as I always think you have got to look good on your birthday.

New Bag

(Studded double strap black bag - Zara)

It was my birthday yesterday and I got this lovely bag from my boyfriend. Very happy it will definitely be a perfect university bag, great size I love big bags.