For a while now I have been working on my blog, photography and Instagram aesthetic, and I have finally found and settled with a vibe that I love & I hope you are loving too. At the end of last year, my site had a full re-vamp and I published ‘Created By Adam Kay’ – my space to share blog posts about travel and fashion but also to showcase my photography and all other creative projects. I am back into the full swing of it now and absolutely love it.
To celebrate I have created a short trailer with a mixture of clips that summarise the overall vibe of ‘Created By Adam Kay’ so… if you’re a new visitor or loyal returner you can see exactly what to expect!! Enjoy…
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Street style photography is something I have always loved – understandably, as a lover of fashion & aspiring photographer, it is perfect because this niche perfectly blends the two. I love browsing the Styleograph Instagram page and Phil Oh’s street style images for British Vogue. With heading to LFW this February I knew it would be a perfect time to try my hand at capturing street style images.
I love street style because it can give you the perfect style inspiration, picking out key pieces or trends that you really like and want to try out, but also because the photography can some amazingly bold looks that would most likely only be spotted at Fashion Week against the iconic black walls of 180, The Strand.
If you read last weeks blog post or follow me on Instagram (@_adamkay_) then you’ll know that earlier this month I was lucky enough to attend London Fashion Week, thanks to my wonderful girlfriend who booked it for us as part of my Christmas present.
I was also extremely lucky to receive tickets for the AW17 Joshua Kane show, held at The London Palladium, and renowned in the press recently as LFW’s biggest show yet! Fashion Week was an amazing experience, for me as a photographer – I was able to photograph a tonne of street style (Available to view on my blog next week!) and as a fashion lover I was able to be at the event and soak it all up but also, see my first fashion show – which was incredible.
You can see everything we got up to at LFW in my video below, I hope you enjoy it…
Today is the final day of London Fashion Week AW17, this weekend I was lucky enough to attend LFW for the first two days, as a Christmas present from my girlfriend. I had a great time capturing street style images outside of 180 The Strand (Home of LFW) and an amazing evening watching the Joshua Kane AW17 Show held at the London Palladium.
I love seeing what my favourite style influencers, bloggers and celebrities wear to Fashion Week so I thought that I would share my own outfits from the two days I was there. I kept to my personal casual streetwear style, and was really pleased with my looks.
In the last couple of years, streetwear style has become a major trend, with the lines between runway style and streetwear being almost completely blurred with brands such as Vetements, Raf Simmons and even Saint Laurent & Gucci creating collections that exude a sense of street-luxe. As lucky as I am to have some high-end pieces in my clothes collection, there are some that at the moment are just too much, so I thought I’d compile a little wish list of high-end pieces that I am loving at the moment (with some high-street alternatives) to inspire your style and get you thinking how you can recreate the aesthetics of top brands. Also, be sure to vote for your favourite piece on the poll below…
Vetements Hoodie – super oversized, extra long sleeves, grunge/rock graphics – this is the style that has become synonymous with the French brand Vetements and it is exactly the style I want to wear & showcase on my blog. My favourite pieces from Vetements are their oversized hoodies, another piece that has been spotted on tonnes of style influencing celebrities & fashion bloggers. Streetwear is the epitome of Vetements and despite being a new brand it has taken the market by storm, popping up everywhere, which is lucky for us because it means that the style tends to be recreated by high-street stores (which it has… massively). A Vetement’s hoodie will set you back around £500 but I am just as obsessed with this alternative by Granted, which still features the oversized and long sleeve style of the Vetements pieces… it’s a steal at only £65 for a perfect ‘Steezy’ outfit.
Gucci’s ‘L’Aveugle Par Amour’ Denim Jacket – there has been a massive craze for this jacket since it released, with it being spotted on Kanye, Rihanna, Zayn and many other style influencing celebrities. I had never really loved Gucci’s collections until the last year, with their embroidery pieces and Gucci Ghost collection, both of which I love a lot. Priced at almost £3000, this jacket is a true luxury item but luckily since Gucci launched this collection embroidery pieces started popping up everywhere so it is not too difficult to find an alternative… My favourite is this jacket by ASOS at £55 it’s a tiny fraction of the cost but still has the same aesthetic and will work perfectly in Gucci inspired looks.
Saint Laurent Chelsea, Jodhpur & Harness Boots – An item that can be regularly, in fact, mostly always, spotted as part of a Harry Styles, or Scott Disick outfit, no matter the occasion. The Saint Laurent suede boots are the paradigm of a rockstar inspired look, but, as proven by Styles & Disick they can work perfectly in a smart or casual look. They have also become a streetwear staple, often frequenting the @bestofstreetwear (a personal favourite) Instagram feed. Paired with some skinny jeans and an oversized hoodie or coat creates another flawless yet super effortless outfit. Their iconic style and longevity makes them a great investment but costing around £700 they are fairly steep, so if you’re looking for some alternatives… I found this great pair of suede zip boots from Zign at £70 and these suede Chelsea boots from ASOS at only £45.
These are just a few of the high-end pieces I’m loving at the moment… let me know which is your favourite item below…
All images included in the collages acquired via Pinterest, I take no credit for the photography on this post.
A/W Fashion is my favourite simply because you can wear more clothes, which means layers and in my opinion, much better outfits, in Summer you typically pair 2/3 items whereas in A/W you start pushing 5/6 pieces within one look, it also allows for the addition of coats and jackets, which are my ultimate weakness – I just can’t have enough.
Winter in England has been fairly mild this year, so this has been one of my go-to outfits, a few layers but still a fairly light jacket and on the colder days paired with a hat. The base of this look is a pair of washed black biker jeans – a favourite of mine because the texture helps create a more interesting look than basic black jeans. I then chose my black Pablo hoodie (with any top underneath, but if you’re looking to add even more layers I would suggest a striped or white longline t-shirt that drops just below the hoodie) – the base of this look is fairly simple but the addition of accessories like a hat and jacket bring it all together into a more solid look.
The jacket I put with this outfit is my favourite jacket from my collection… it’s a navy embroidered bomber jacket from Ralph Lauren and I adore it! I think it’s a perfect streetwear item, especially with embroidery being so popular at the moment with brands such as Gucci – I am always wearing it so it was 100% a worthwhile purchase. Another accessory I added to this outfit was my fur beanie, the bright orange fur worked perfectly with the colours of the embroidery on the jacket and I love it’s addition to this look. To finish off the look I wore clean white Stan Smith trainers, simply because they’re super comfy and work perfectly with any casual look.
This outfit, as I said, is definitely one of my go-to winter looks, it’s got plenty of layer to keep you warm and also has a great sense of streetwear style, the puffy bomber jacket and hoodie creating the perfect streetwear silhouette.
It’s the beginning of a new month and so I thought I’d share with you a small selection of the items I was loving last month.
First off, we have “Inside Vogue” a diary book written by Alexandra Shulman, Editor in Chief at British Vogue. I picked up this book after watching BBC’s “Absolutely Fashion: Inside British Vogue” documentary, which documented the goings on of Vogue, particularly Alexandra Shulman, during Vogue’s centenary year. I love the fashion industry and have aspirations of becoming a fashion photographer so seeing the ins and outs of the industry was really interesting for me and I needed to know more – Shulman’s book is a great insight and throughly interesting, I have loved reading it and if you’re interested in Vogue, or the fashion scene I would definitely recommend picking it up.
By far one of the most used apps on my iPhone… UNUM is perfect for those of you who are as obsessed and meticulous as I am with you’re Instagram feed. The app is just what I have been after for YEARS and now I finally have my hands on it!
It allows you to pre-plan your Instagram images and shuffle them around to see what it will look like without having to physically upload them for your followers to see, then when you’re ready to publish them you can export straight from the app. If you’re a perfectionist and an Instagram addict… download it!
ADIDAS STAN SMITH
Last but not least, my third favourite of last month, my Adidas Stan Smith trainers! I have been desperate for these shoes for ages and I finally picked them up on Black Friday and although I’ve only had them for a week, I love them and I can tell they will definitely become one of my favourite shoes. I will be doing a full review/style post featuring the shoes in the coming weeks so if you want to know more stay tuned and make sure to follow me on social media for updates.