Wednesday, 24 September 2014

WOMEN'S WEEK #1

Name: Stephanie
Occupation: Singer/songwriter (as seen on Britain's got talent)



It wasn't because she has stardom but Steph truly in real life is just stunning.
long story short she was a former singer in the band 'Luminites' whom went on to performing on Britain's got talent and having gotten to the finals the Luminites made it big though a few months later they decided to go separate ways due to wanting to pursue their 
individual dreams.

on the upside Stepahnie is still pursuing her dreams in singing and is currently on the x factor stage. I personally am glad to see her back!

Since I was so star struck it completely slipped my mind to ask her about her outfit and cool as it was it was her face that literally blew me away. her style on the other hand does resemble that off something (in my opinion) Pia Mia, Rihanna and Rita Ora would wear so if you know of these artists channeling the look should be a piece of cake.

 Name: Jelena
Age: 21
Occupation: Student




On a day out in Carnaby Street to take street style pictures I found my self being taken a picture off by a group of 'MSN' workers. but mean while that was happening they were also snapping away at the person shown above and telepathy I knew exactly why therefore I had to get my shots too.

meet Jelena a 21 year old with style that says 'whatever goes' in my opinion if I was dressed like her or looked like her it would be like being in Australia skating on a skateboard with warm winds blowing through my blonde beach wavey hair and a netted top to keep away mosquito's.

I love her style as its easy breezy yet very trendy.
be sure to follow her on her Instagram account for more looks:
@jelenaluise

Clothing:
Crop top: H&M
Mesh Top: American Apparel
Skirt: Thrifted

 Name: Jessica
Age: 21
Occupation: Works in Beauty




First of all let me just say wow!


Jessica is a swedish girl working in beauty. her looks are very creative and exquisite having met her in Camden Market i asked her where does all her fashion and beauty inspiration came from? her look and beauty in her words derived from her love of 'dreadlocks, Japanese style clothing and Harajuku nail art as well as the free spirited-ness of the bohemian lifestyle. after hearing her out I was just in absolute awe my smile lines began to hurt from over excitement. I really was glad I met her and her presence through her fashion and makeup is to die for as its so loud experimental and confident Jessica definitely inspired me
to see more check out her Instagram account: @janejessdoe

Clothing:
Top: Motel Rocks (two piece)
Skirt: Motel Rocks (two piece)
Shoes/Underground Creepers: Ebay
Bag: Thrifted

 Name: Chaerin
Age: 19
Occupation: Student





Chaerin is a korean fashionista. her makeup drew me to her the most but her fashion complimented her look perfectly. may I also add that 'not many people can pull off the mid knee length skirt but she did'.
to find out what else she can pull off follow her on her Instagram account: @clcl0924_

Clothing:
Jacket: Urban Outfitters
Top: Uniqlo
Dress: Pixie Market
Bag: Kavu
Hat: 8 Seconds (Korean brand)
Boots: N/A

 Name: Faustyna
Age: 17
Occupation: Student




Do you like patterns and a elegant wrapped style dress? well I did!
Faustyna's look is a look that you could dress up and or dress down. but since i caught her on a busy shopping day in Camden's American Apparel store I saw her in her casual attire yet i think seeing something how it is and not flashy definitely opens one's mind on venturing how to make it become something more than it is.

If you like the look/items shown be sure to search for it.

Clothing:
Jacket: H&M
Dress: Rokit
Shoes: Vans
Bag: Rokit 

Thats it guys i hope you liked the girls edition!

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MEN'S WEEK #1

 Name: Valentine
Age:24
Occupation: Model/acting



meet valentine it took only his face to draw me towards him
and founding that he was a model it all began to make sense.
he wore all black but because of the rugged edge from his T-shirt and different overall textures he stood out on a very calm day in Carnaby street London

Clothing:
Jumper: H&M
Trousers: H&M
Boots: Saint Laurent

 Name: Fredrico
Occupation: Student
Age: 18


I found myself walking around China Town (London) for hours having found nothing amazing i was suddenly star struck by an eyeful of huge shoe platforms that would only normally find in America but to find it her on a local street was like having my prayers answered.

Fredrico is an 18 year old guy from Milan whom religiously loves Alexander McQueen and Vivienn Westwood. his style varies but what ever he chooses he seemed like a guy who could make it work.
be sure to check out more of his looks via his instagram account:@haiden_mcqueen.

Clothing:
Top: Camden Market
Trousers: Zara
Boots: Buffalo

 Name: Asar




Asar was in a rush but i just had to get him in this 'mens week' post.
as tall as he was he obviously stood but when it came to the photography it certainly was a challenge to fit him in but i was glad to have worked with him and experience capturing tall figures. as even photographers working in the model industry has to deal with this on  a day to day basis. and having the chance to gain skills similar to there's was a very good opportunity indeed.

since Asar was in a rush me and my assistant didn't get many details but if you see him be sure to remind him where you saw him aka 'ajiacroftblogspot.co.uk'.

 Name: Thomas


On arrival into Oxford street/Circus London on the bus looking out the window my eyes immediately saw Thomas and i literally ran after him like a crazy person but he responded very accepting of my manor and was very happy for me to proceed on taking his pictures.

it also seems that Buffalo's are the new shoes this year 2014 and am sure they will still be around next year too because of its bold and hard sole it sure wont be breaking down too soon.

Clothing:
Top: American Apparel
Shorts: American Apparel
Shoes: Buffalo (bought from Sole Struck)
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Saturday, 20 September 2014

BARBECOA


A restaurant of Jamie Oliver





The other night I booked a table for this guy above who goes by the name 'John'
it was his birthday and I was searching for the best restaurants in town to celebrate his new age. I began my research and the most highly reviewed restaurant turned out to be 'Barbecoa' since this restaurant was also made by none other than the amazing English renowned self-branded cook 'Jamie Oliver' I  just couldn't say no. I knew it was going to be a good dining experience, especially because of the location of the restaurant which sits perfectly aligned with the St Paul's Cathedral, and as you can see from the pictures shown above the view was spectacular! they definitely impressed us with the classy brown menus and the modern cottage like bricked wall interior creating a warm ambiance.
they also had tables big enough to fit a group of horse, elephant and a whale around and a big enough space to get around.
The waiters/waitresses were lovely. our personal server I recall her name to be 'Jenny' delivered perfectly and didn't hassle us too much as some waiters/waitresses would.
anywho, now it was just time to assess the food!

Barbecoa drink menu.




The roast menu

 (booked course meal)

For our main I had booked us from the roast menu the 12- hour smoked shoulder of east Sussex lamb that came with mint sauce at the price of £25 per person. pricey I know but it was that or the smoked Dorchester prime rib or beef at £35 per person and even though it was johns birthday and not mine I still selfishly chose the lamb as I really didn't like beef that much and it was also because a good lamb is really hard to find these days.
before the main though we did have starters I recall them to be the wood-plank smoked duck and the smoked and fried chicken wings.
john had the duck as am a bit of an animal lover and wont go as far as eating a duck.
he was really in love with the maple dressing and the maraschino cherry sauce that complimented the tender medium done duck strips and I the same with the chicken wings that I forgot to even take a picture of it.

The roast lamb for two

Allow me to take a second to describe this lamb as its literally no ordinary lamb. This lamb serves to its purpose of being slow roasted for 12 hours as the tenderness and subtle taste is that of no other. the sauces that accompanied the lamb went down perfectly and made it taste even better. specifically speaking i devoured the lamb with the traditional mint sauce as if I had ran out of toothpaste for half a  year and needed a serious fix except the fix was for my stomach.
John and I were really glad to have had the lamb.

The Yorkshire pudding that basked the wood-fried carrots lettuce and roasted asparagus



On the side are the mint and barbecue sauce for the lamb and in the middle the cauliflower in cheese and bacon mix and seen right to that is the roast potatoes mildly salted and seasoned with thyme.


The old smokey cocktail.

Drink one of this and your back in the game and two of this and your on strike and three well do I need to say. this is a really strong drink but a must taste as it definitely can stand on its own and the flavors are none other.

Why pick a dessert when you can get them all just mini sized?

these are all the desserts from the Barbecoa dessert menu but you can also get them all in miniature size if you choose the surprise sweets board which as you can see looks amazing! 

In conclusion since having dessert also means the end of eating I have to say that Barbecoa was an amazing place from the view to the food and presentation wise it truly deserved its 5 star reviews. though our bill came to £135 included of the service charge it was worth it. please check out all the links to Barbecoa at the end of this post as I highly request anyone reading this to experience Barbecoa themselves.

The aftermath

so after having an amazing time at Barbecoa I headed back to johns place to gift him with his birthday presents.

I got him as he called it a 'super trippy card' which was a holographic type of card where the image sort of pops out at you and it was of a frog hopping left-right withe note above that says 'hoppy birthday' and inside the card held my own special note to him. which he quickly dismissed as the was so 'tripped out' by the card design.

yeah baby rip that up!

'Tada' behold my second gift which was one of the new Jordan's called 'Jordan 1 mid' 
yeah I know he is a pretty lucky person right now. but it also made me happy to see him happy the end
Happy birthday John.




Check out Barbecoa on their website: http://www.barbecoa.com/

Like the new Jordans then get at: http://www.jdsports.co.uk/product/jordan-1-mid/104847/































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