A visit to Selfridges for a clothing launch and a private view at the new Somerset House exhibition made for a rather fashionable few days for me last week. Stay tuned for more about the exhibition later this week.
Last Monday I took an extended lunch break (my boss is super nice like that) to pop over to Selfridges on Oxford Street and, in my capacity as London correspondent for Melbourne-based Fashionising.com, interview Australian model Jess Hart about her fashion range Neon Hart. With a five minute photocall and a fifteen minute interview scheduled I thought it would be over in a flash but, as usual with all things fashion, they were running late and I ended having to leg it back to the office way later than intended. I had a go at being a fashion photographer with a borrowed SLR too, the results of which you can see here. What do you mean I shouldn’t give up my day job?
Jess was discovered at the age of 15 in a model search competition run by Australian teen magazine Dolly. Now 24, she hit the big time a few years ago when she appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and modeled for Victoria’s Secret – that’s right, she has an amazing body. She also has great style, in that tomboyish, resident New Yorker kind of way, and put her eye to good use by collaborating with an Australian retailer to create Neon Hart. Jess was in London to launch the range here, available exclusively at Selfridges.