Fashion in the Industry

28 Sep

Since I’ve been doing my freelance fashion photography, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a lot of interesting and unique people from many different professions. They have also each had their own individual styles that I felt really reflected the industry they worked in. I thought it would be interesting to interview just a few of them and find out just how much of their fashion represented their profession!

Name: Alex Harries

From: Barry

Age: 28

Profession: Actor

YB: So Alex, how did you get into acting?

ALEX: Just through watching movies and having a general fascination with people and stories really.

YB: How long have you been acting?

ALEX: Seven years professionally.

YB: And what made you want to get into the industry?

ALEX: I liked the idea of being able to get paid for being someone else.

YB: What has been your greatest accomplishment to date?

ALEX: Greatest accomplishment to date would be playing Johnny in Athol Fugards ‘Hello and Goodbye’.

YB: Who is your favorite actor?

ALEX: I have a few. Robert Duvall, Rod Steiger and Montgomery Clift.

YB: Would you say your style represents what you do for a living?

ALEX: My style might sometimes reflect my profession yes.

YB: What would best describe your dress sense?

ALEX: 1940’s conservative with a small c!

I love how Alex has that traditional ‘smart gentleman’ feel to his look. You don’t tend to see a lot of men in nicely fitted shirts and jeans lately! A real casual, mature style makes Alex ready for the spotlight!

 

Name: Sisi Claudette

From: Cardiff

Age: 24

Profession: Dancer

YB: So Sisi, how did you get into dancing?

SISI: I first got into dancing when my mum took me to ballet class when I was 4. I then started tap dance when I was 8 and carried on until I finished school and was introduced to hip-hop and jazz funk. My music taste then changed from pop to R’n’B.

YB: How long have you been dancing?

SISI: All in all 20 years but more professionally about 12 years.

YB: And what made you want to get into the industry?

SISI: I was very much inspired by watching American dancers on YouTube. They expressed beats and lyrics in their moves. They were so full of character. I desperately wanted to be part of that. I didn’t want to be the admirer, I wanted to be the admired and travel around the world!

YB: What has been your greatest accomplishment to date?

SISI: My greatest accomplishment so far is that I have explored so many different styles of dance and been lucky enough to be part of the UK hip hop championships. Also training and performing with amazing dancers from Cardiff.

YB: Who is your favorite dancer?

SISI: My favorite dancers are Luam, Nika Kljun and Camilo Lauricella. They have all inspired me to train hard and improve. Id love to one day fly to the US and meet them!

YB: Would you say your style represents what you do for a living?

SISI: I like to mix and match clothing depending on what mood I’m in.

YB: What would best describe your dress sense?

SISI: Well I love vintage shops and hauling out oversized sweaters, denims, watches and bags. My favorite place of all is Urban Outfitters as I love their high street style and edginess. Even though I can only afford their products occasionally!

Sisi’s petite frame carries the urban edge off amazingly well! With such a stunning face and striking features, this raw funky look is to die for! Definitely top on trend, Sisi has the fashonista moves!

Name: Tayce Szura Radix

From: Newport

Age: 18

Profession: Model

YB: So Tayce, how did you get into modeling?

TAYCE: I took part in a photo shoot for a family friend who was a photographer. After that I was hooked! I loved the experience of doing a shoot and I guess Iver always wanted to do some sort of modeling.

YB: How long have you been modeling?

TAYCE: About 2 and a half years now.

YB: And what made you want to get into the industry?

TAYCE: I got into the industry on a professional level when I was spotted on Facebook and asked to walk in London Fashion Week. Soon after that I signed a contract with an agency.

YB: What has been your greatest accomplishment to date?

TAYCE: Linked to the previous question, my greatest accomplishment has been walking at London Fashion Week. I had such a great time and it was a real honor.

YB: Who is your favorite model?

TAYCE: Hmm I have loads! I cant really pick one but some of my definite favorites are Dudley O’Shaugnessy and Shaun Ross. I like models that don’t have that stereotypical modelesque look. I like people with an unusual look.

YB: Would you say your style represents what you do for a living?

TAYCE: Well I know I don’t dress like the typical model who’s off on castings in jeans and a t-shirt, but in a way my style does represent my profession in the way that I love fashion and I exude that through my clothing choices. The only way I could describe it would be that I don’t dress like a model at a casting. I dress like a mannequin at an Alexander McQueen exhibition as mad but beautiful as Platos Atlantis.

YB: What would best describe your dress sense?

TAYCE: My dress sense is mad crazy couture, avant-garde, futuristic goth and eccentric with aspirations like Lady Gaga, David Bowie, Jeffree Star and Grace Jones.

With Tayce’s bold, brave style, he definitely turns heads when he’s walking down the street as well as the catwalk! I love how Tayce is not afraid to bring high fashion to the high-street and mix a bit of couture in with day to day wear, creating a completely new look. With his beautifully androgynous features, Tayce is able to experiment with many different looks and styles. Certainly one to watch out for on the runway!

 

About the writer: Alex is a drama graduate and self taught photographer. She started out by photographing her friends unique style and was soon approached by others wanting to be shot by her. She has recently been offered representation and has been listed as a photographer for Vogue Italia. You can find her on twitter, facebook and her website.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: