Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Sophie Ellis-Bextor: M&S In The Moment – Styled By Me.

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

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http://www.marksandspencer.com/s/style-and-living/in-the-moment-sophie-ellisbextor

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Styled By Me For The Brits 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Dress: Pierre Cardin from William Vintage
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Sophie Ellis Bextor Styled By Me For The Elle Style Awards 2014.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Sophie Ellis Bextor Dressed in a William Vintage Dress and Paul Andrew Shoes

Dress: William Vintage
Shoes: Paul Andrew

My Maximal Shoot in Stylist – Out Today.

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Photographer: Jon Compson at Patricia McMahon
Stylist: Tamara Cincik
Make Up Artist: Celia Burton at CLM
Hair Stylist: Christos Kallaniotis at One Represents
Set Design: Studio Design UK
Model: Wanessa
Casting and Production: JN

Recent Travels

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

The past week has seen me in Cape Town with Marks and Spencer and then Prague, via and overnight stay in London, to collect the clothes for the Prague Mall of the Emirates shoot, plus my assistant Emily.

Casually on the yacht for M&S.

Cape Town is very pretty.

Magazines for sale in a garage in Cape Town: loved the juxtaposition!

Prague is also very pretty...

I have been away every week so far this year, and now feel fully up to date on what is and what isn’t for sale in Heathrow Terminal 3!

My Interview With Hiphunters Magazine.

Friday, January 10th, 2014

Tamara Cincik, stylist, writer and brand consultant!

Tamara Cincik

Tamara Cincik is someone you need to know! She’s a London based fashion stylist, writer and brand consultant. (She’s certainly an accomplished woman of our era). Her styling has appeared in several international style magazines and furthermore, she holds the position of contributing Fashion Editor for many other high-end publications.

After graduating from UCL with a BA Honours degree in English Literature, Tamara assisted various leading stylists, including Anna Cockburn, for whom she worked, as an assistant, three years. Known for juxtaposing aesthetics and concepts, Tamara mixes the unusual with the everyday to, in what she calls, “mundane magic”, delve into the imagination to create a superlative reality within our own.

What we love the most about this woman is that she transcends through markets, she can work with couture as well as high street labels. She has been consultant and worked catwalk shows from Lacroix to Topshop. She does what she loves and what she believes in, and there’s no stopping her! Most definitely a force of nature, even in her spare time, she can be found gardening and writing about it for the Guardian online!

1. You style many runway shows and act as a consultant to well-known brands, why do you think everyone seeks your collaborations?

I love working on shows for clients, pushing a designer’s potential and making people take notice of their talent. My 2014 New Year’s resolution is to do more consultancy and creative direction. This really excites me and this is where I see my career heading, I hope.


Vogue UK – Styling by Tamara Cincik


Vogue UK – Styling by Tamara Cincik


Commons and Sense – Styling by Tamara Cincik


Eva Herzigová – Styling by Tamara Cincik


Novembre – Styling by Tamara Cincik


Grey – Styling by Tamara Cincik

2. What’s your never-fail, go-to outfit?

I’d say there are three: depending upon what I am doing…

a) If I am staying in working: blue and white denim dungarees from Beyond Retro, with a Sacai blue cardigan and a KTZ T-shirt.

Look 1

b) If I am going out to a meeting, but also need to run about: my old teenage blue denim 501?s, with a Markus Lupfer sweatershirt with a floral design on the front and a peplum, worn with a Jean Paul Gaultier blouse underneath, with a Florian necklace, my friend, Melanie Chan, the Creative Director at Jas M B gave me for my birthday and perhaps a pair of Manolo Blahnik bronze heeled loafers with matching socks – I am very into shiny shoes!

Look 2

c) If I am going out: an amazing trench meets velvet dress by Sacai from the AW 13 collection, which my dear (and very generous!) friend and former editor Ingrid Brochard treated me to this Christmas, or perhaps a vintage dress from Lizzie at Mishka Vintage, who is my go-to expert for vintage. I have a great Biba padded brown floral coat from her, which I wear with culottes, a Bill Gibb sweater also from Lizzie’s shop and Marc Jacobs sheepskin lined boots. I tend to wear vintage with a nice pair of heels and am lucky as I get invited to sample sales, so have a range of gorgeous shoes from Manolos to Louboutins.


Sacai AW13

3. Which piece should every woman invest in?

A hat in the sun!

In Turkish culture (my father is Turkish), traditionally, women are bought gold by their family, so it isn’t their investment; it is their family’s. It once acted as a dowry. I have 22 carat gold jewellery, which I wear every day and which I was given. I would say it is for the individual and their bank balance, whether this is important to them.

Good skin is the sign of good health, so for me it would be a hat to wear in the sun: I love my Lock and Co. panama, or my fedoras from Stephen Jones. I wear sunscreen in sunshine and use moisturizers.

4. And men?

Nice underwear and moisturizer. I’m not saying that they should spend hours in front of the mirror, English men certainly aren’t like Turkish or Italian! But a little sense of cleanliness goes a long way, doesn’t it ladies?!

Over the age of 30, good trousers or jeans and putting an end to wearing trainers, unless they are at the gym.

5. Could you please create your perfect casual, but at the same time chic, look with clothes from Hiphunters Shop?

It would be jacket from Cerruti 1881 Vintage, Erdem silk jumpsuit, Saint Laurent heels, and Garrard earrings.

CERRUTI 1881 VINTAGE – JACKET
Cerruti 1881 Vintage
Jacket
177.02 £

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ERDEM – Vala SS Eames Silk Jumpsuit
Erdem
Vala SS Eames silk jumpsuit
1353 €

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Garrard – Wings earring
Garrard
‘Wings’ earring
7213.57 £

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Saint Laurent – Paris capped-toe leather pumps
Saint Laurent
Paris capped-toe leather pumps
466 €

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6. Which has been your most challenging shoot?

There was a Japanese artist I was sent to work with, for a French magazine in Paris. She had a studio with her husband in the Marais. I would say they were the most challenging; but the results were amazing, so if it turns out great, I don’t mind the challenge. These are part of working with creatives.

7. Whose style do you really like?

You look at a lot of celebrities and might like their style, but usually that is their stylists’… I like the way these people, some of whom are friends, put their clothes together and they come from a varied range of incomes (from billionaires to regular ones). I don’t believe money buys style, I have known some very stylish people living on not very much money and vice versa…

Stylish people I like: Ulyana Sergeenko, Tara Subkoff, Tara St. Hill, Karen Binns, Carine Roitfeld, Sarah Reygate.

Ulyana Sergeenko


Tara Subkoff


Carine Roitfeld


Karen Binns


Tara St Hill


Sarah Reygate

8. If Dior were alive right now, what do you think he would think about the grunge trend?

Christian Dior’s New Look was a shock to post war fashion and mindsets. The skirts used vast reams of fabric, and in a time when these were highly rationed, sent out a direct message to women about what was and wasn’t modern. Grunge in the 1990?s was a reaction to the 1980?s consumerism and therefore again highly politicised. I would therefore imagine Christian Dior would be looking at the longer historical trajectory of any style, just as his was an echo of the 1850?s crinoline, this grunge trend is an echo of the 1990?s and perhaps therefore he might think in our post 9/11 world a cultural critique of what we are reacting to now. Also designers who have worked their way up to the post of chief designer and large houses are now pushing 40, so were 20-something then. They might have been inspired by their youth…

9. What inspires you while working?

When a team comes together to create a shoot which was in my head and makes it even better than I had imagined. It is great when a client, or publication, is happy with my work. I love working on consultancy and creative direction, time flies by when you enjoy what you do!

Nicole Scherzinger in Zeynep Tosun SS14 Looking Amazing.

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Nicole Scherzinger in Zeynep Tosun SS14

A great reaction from The Daily Mail:-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2512924/Nicole-Scherzingers-dress-pips-Sharon-Osbournes-X-Factor-fash–Gary-Barlows-tartan-jacket-shocker.html

I consulted and styled this collection, working on mood-boards, textiles, plus every area from lighting to music, from hair and make up to running order and casting; so am thrilled to see this fantastic response.

Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore! My review for A Shaded View On Fashion.

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore Somerset House 20th November – 2nd March 2014 text and photos by Tamara Cincik

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Interning at Vogue is a rite of passage for a fledgling fashion editor – if they are lucky.

I interned at Vogue, a 3 month stint, when I came back to London, from a several months post-university hippy haze in India.

At the time, my look was more vintage party, than pret a porter Paris: wearing 1930′s ballgowns with Adidas trainers, a velvet turban and a bindi on my forehead, was my go-to uniform for the fashion room.

There I watched, learned and took in what it meant to be from Vogue and in vogue.

Izzy Blow was Fashion Features Editor, we sat next to each other: her with her rolodex, I remember lots of numbers written in red pen (is that a real or imagined memory? is this how memories become myths in the making?), me bagging up returns; her with her daily visits from Detmar and his sister, or Alexander McQueen, who was fresh out of college and still living at his mother’s, me with my dockets and biro.

Between calls (we prepped computer-free), we would have conversations about diverse subjects: from Medieval jewellery to Sir John Soane, whose London house she deemed ‘sexy’, as well as the merits, or not, of having babies and our families.

I knew that her family had had wealth and yet she didn’t have much, I knew she missed her family house and her father. I saw how much she helped so many people, with a passionate vehemence, like a classical patron, a latter-day Medici.

Designers Julien Macdonald, Alexander McQueen, Owen Gaster, Philip Treacy, or models, Stella Tennant, Iris Palmer, Honor Fraser, Liberty Ross, and Sophie Dahl, all started their careers with her support. She cared so much that they were nurtured, supported and encouraged, making connections, push, push, pushing those she believed in, onto her pages at Vogue, Sunday Times Style or Tatler.

Or onto the catwalk, where if she believed in a designer, she would be sitting front row, clapping and twitching excitedly with her support.

Perhaps she would be seated there with a lobster on her head, or a ship, perhaps with red lipstick on her teeth, perhaps an overload of fur, or Manolos with heels scrapped by bus rides.

In the days before the knowing cartoons looks of the bloggerati, I always enjoyed watching Izzy. Sometimes, I felt too shy to join the circus, which surrounded her at fashion shows; sometimes I was right there with her. And each time I was, I was welcomed with a charming clever conversation: be it about clothes, lovers or art.

The last time I saw Isabella, was at an afterparty for the gallery Detmar owned with my friend Pablo De La Barra. Pablo insisted I came to the Blow’s Eaton Square flat. I had come from a yoga class, wearing grey dyed KTZ leggings. Izzy was in a long white gown, about to go onto a party with Bryan Ferry. No one raised an eyebrow at either. The flat was brimming with people, art, clothes and ideas.

This is how I would like to remember Isabella: a social hostess, unjudgmental, elegant and in her element, spinning a web where threads of art, fashion, music wove seamlessly into happy memories.

I had been worried that the exhibition would not show her kindness, her charm, her self-deprecating lack of personal ambition when promoting those she believed in, her ability to overspend in pursuit of an amazing shot, or dress. But it did.

I did worry that a collection of clothes, without a sense of the woman who wore them, might feel empty. But it didn’t.

The charm, the themes of family, of England, of heritage and loss were all there, with each room a triumph.

I would recommend this exhibition to anyone who knew her, as well as those, such as the young man in the amazing triangle hat, I encountered there today who didn’t. Acolytes for whom her name is like that of a Hollywood legend, an inspiration for them to believe in the extraordinary.

Tamara Cincik.

www.somersethouse.org.uk

http://www.ashadedviewonfashion.com/blog/isabella-blow-fashion-galore-somerset-house-20th-november-2nd-march-2014-text-and-photos-tamara

Chasing Heaven by Claudia Solti.

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Have just seen this for the first time in a while…
A film about bereavement, clothes and the colour pink, by my dear friend Clauds, for which I worked on the styling.
Memories!
I hope that you enjoy it.

Isabella Blow Retrospective: A Celebration of A Truly Magnificently English Eccentric.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Looking Forward To This Next Week.

Isabella was a woman cut from her own uniquely crafted couture toile. I remember her well and in a time when rentalook-at-me-me-me’s scowl past cobbles to get to the shows at Somerset House, it seems somehow apt that their genuine precursor is given a show there, opening next week.
I have been lucky enough to be invited to the press opening and wonder what she would have thought. I hope she would have loved it…