Robert Campbell: Scottish Fashion Photographer on the Rise

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Model: Angela Wcislo, Hmua Model Photographer & Retoucher: Robert Campbell

Robert Campbell is a Scottish photographer who expresses his creativity through fashion photography. As a child, Robert always displayed artistic talent while growing up in a mining village in the Southwest of Scotland.  

Robert Campbell, Fashion Photographer

However, it was on his 47th birthday that photography became his artistic medium of choice. “I like the diversity of the medium which allows me to undertake all different types of genres with fashion being one of these,” Campbell shares, “ I came to photography late and soon realized it was my passion with the last 3 years of my life being devoted to it.”

Model: Miguel Martin, Hmua Model Photographer & Retoucher: Robert Campbell

On his 47th birthday, Campbell’s friend was selling his DSLR camera and his wife generously got it for him under one condition: that he learned how to use it and didn’t give up. “From that moment on there was no looking back,” Campbell said. He did everything he could from watching online video tutorials to just going out and shooting to learn the difference in lighting, depth, and composition.

His hard work and dedication paid off. Over the past three years, Robert’s popularity has grown and he has earned a reputation as one of Scotland’s rising stars in fashion photography.

Model: Chloe Bella Armstrong, Hmua Model Photographer & Retoucher: Robert Campbell

Campbell says that fashion photography allowed him to follow his passion. His work not only showcases the model and the clothes, but also the city which gives his photos depth.

“I enjoy photography because it has given me a chance to look at the world around me with fresh eyes every single day. It has allowed me to capture a moment that will last forever, that tells a story and brings out emotion in me and others,” Campbell expressed.

Mode:l Ziggy Model, HMUA Model Photographer: Robert Campbell

Campbell is always working to improve his craft. In his line of work, he understands that what one person perceives as beautiful, another may not. He sees it as his job to do more than capture clothes. Campbell’s goal is to capture character and ensure that you see positivity in every photograph.

To see more of his work, follow him on FB or on IG @rob_campbell_01 .

 

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The Fashion Model Against Consumerism

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Model, Wilson Oryema, Photographed by Joanna Van Mulder for the Observer

Have you heard the story about the fashion model who is an advocate for anti-consumerism? It seems a bit oxymoronic. After all, it is the fashion models job is to help sale the clothing, right? Meet Wilson Oryema. He is a successful fashion model and the author of the book Wait, Oryema’s exploration of excessive human consumption. Oryema understands that his job and his beliefs might appear to be contradictory. However, he hopes to shed light on an issue that could be improved if properly examined.

To learn more, check out this article from The Guardian.

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Take Exit 14 for Fabulous Fashion

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Exit 14 is a fashion house based in Ghana. Under the leadership of Nana Brew-Hammond, Exit 14 is quickly becoming a recognizable force in the fashion industry.  

Exit 14 is well known for their beautiful handwoven coats. These fashionable pieces are made with a traditional Ghanaian textile called batakari. This material is colorful, vibrant and perfect of any season. The designers at Exit 14 are able to arrange the fabric in unique ways to make the most creative garments.

Check out their feature on Vogue. Still curious, visit Exit14apparel.com.

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Not Your Mama’s Barbie Doll

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In honor of International Women’s Day 2018, Mattel has announced the release of the “Inspiring Women” doll collection. This special collection will feature women who broke barriers and made history.

The first three dolls of the collection will pay tribute to artist Frida Kahlo, aviator Amelia Earhart and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

Check out more about this project at BOF.

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Must Haves for Spring and Summer

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By Atem Orock
@happyme_20

Spring is in the air and summer is just around the corner. It is time to update your wardrobe and get some clothing that say spring. We have put together five must have spring and spring into summer clothing:

Fun T-Shirts
Nothing says spring and summer like fun bright t-shirts. Pink and red t-shirts with interesting sayings flowers and embroidery say spring like nothing else. Get those fun t-shirts and start wearing them to get the spring to come sooner.

Say It Loud: Slogan T-Shirts

 

 

A Spring Jacket
Everyone should have a cool spring jacket to wear. A jeans jacket is good and timeless. You can also get a fun corduroy jacket or even a blazer.

Get something that is fun to wear and versatile at the same time. You may want to get a jacket that you can wear with jeans and with a fun summer dress.

Spring Fever

 

Fun Skirts
Springtime is not springtime until you see everyone wearing colorful spring skirts. There are so many styles and so many colors that the fun spring skirts come in. We love fun skirts in many different colors so pick 10  colors that work best for you and get yourself one or three skirts.

Summer Fun

 

Dresses
Just like with skirts lots of women love wearing dresses in the spring and summer. Do you have a few dresses already? They are fun to wear and are great for those warmer seasons.

Summer Vibe

 

Capri Pants and Shorts
We love jeans we really really do. However, sometimes it is just too hot to wear jeans. And if it is you have a few different options.

If you must wear pants there are lighter pants made from lighter materials than denim. You will not be as hot wearing them.

Capri or shorter pants became extremely popular a few years ago. They come in many different colors and lengths and they are made from different materials. Pick up a few pairs of capris they will become staples in your spring and summer wardrobe.

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Tank Tops
Looking into the summer a few tank tops should always be in your closet. They are very versatile – you can wear them with other tops under shirts under jackets with dresses etc.

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What fun clothes will you wear this summer?

Atem O.

 

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Five Fashionable Side Hustles

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By Robyn Alright
@robynalright

“I don’t want any extra money,” said no one ever. If someone were to utter those words, I would look at them like they were one beer short of a six pack. Money is a great tool to have in order to achieve your dreams and goals. Having money is not about being materialistic. It is about having the resources, choices and freedom to improve your life and the life of others. It is always a good idea to keep your eyes open for opportunities to increase your income.

With that in mind, here are a few side hustles for fashion lovers. Having a side hustle does not necessarily mean more work and no fun. There are plenty of ways to earn an extra dollar with little effort while doing something you love.  I don’t know about you, but that sounds like music to my ears. And, in my wallet, there is always room for an extra dollar or twenty!

Sell Your Clothes

Some of us have clothes that we haven’t worn in years. Raise your hand if you have items that still have the price tag on them. It might be wise to create more space in your closet and convert those clothes in to cash. There are plenty of well-known places that pay cash for your clothing. Buffalo Exchange, Crossroads and Plato’s Closet are a few brands that are known to buy your unwanted apparel.  Be sure to do your research to the best returns for your items.

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Put Your Items in a Consignment Shop

 A consignment shop is a store that sells items on behalf of the owner of the items. If the item sales, the original owner receives a percentage of the sales price.  In addition to clothing, you can put almost anything in a consignment shop including furniture and houseware. Some consignment shops are privately owned while others benefit a non-profit organization or social cause. If you build a great relationship with a particular shop, selling your items through consignment could grow to be a steady flow of extra income.

Sell Your Crafts on Etsy

Are you great at making jewelry? Or, perhaps you have a creative hobby like sewing or knitting. If so, head on over to Etsy an open up an account. You could expose your creations to a new audience and gain a following. This could convert to more money flowing your way.

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Direct sales /Network Marketing

Direct sales carries a negative connotation with some people. But, this business structure could be beneficial for the right personality. I think the key to succeeding at direct sales if finding a product that you truly like and believe in. It is easy to sell something that you love. Especially if you are into fashion, there is a plethora of opportunities to choose from. Anything that you could wear from head to toe, I bet that there is a direct sales company for it. As always, do your research before you commit to a company. Many of companies may require a fee to start. Often, the fee is affordable and if you play your cards right, you will make that money back plus some.

Sell Your Art on Red Bubble

Red Bubble is a company that produces print on demand products for artist who submit their artwork. You can submit your artwork and open up an online store for where your items can be sold. This is very convenient, because the artist does not have to worry about production and shipping. When you sale an item, Red Bubble prints it and sends it to the customer. They then keep a percentage of the sale and you get the rest. All you have to do is upload the artwork and tell your friends!

Hopefully, these ideas get you to thinking about new ways to make a few extra dollars. It is always fun to be fashionable. But, it is always more fun to be financially stable. Stay stylish my friends!

 

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How to Search for Plus Size Apparel Online

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By Atem Orock
@happyme_20

Shopping online can be like hitting the jackpot if you are looking for locally hard to find items. Depending on where you live, plus size clothing and apparel can be a tricky item to buy locally especially if you live in smaller towns and cities.

Many local department stores do carry plus size and full figured items but the clothing is usually not very flattering of good quality or the style is out of date. Where to find quality plus size fashions online?

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By using a search engine you can do a search online for plus size clothing or plus size apparel. That’s where the headache starts. You will find thousands and thousands of search results to wade through that may or may not be what you are looking for. This can be a frustrating and time wasting experience when all you want is to find that perfect black dress to buy.

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A few tips for searching online:

Try to be as specific as you can when doing your searches. Search for terms like black dress plus size or plus size swimsuits.

You can also try an advanced search by placing your search term in quotes like this: “plus size pantsuit”. By using quotes with your search terms the search engine will show you results that have that exact term in their description rather than the words spread out all over the page. That can usually guarantee you’ll find a website offering plus size pantsuits.

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If you’re looking for a specific color, see what happens if you include that in your search term. The term “Navy plus size swimsuit” in quotes can really narrow down the amount of search results you would have to pick through if you just used plus size swimsuit.

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All Eyes on Ever

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By Robyn Alright

He is passionate, focused and hardworking. He is Ever Ramirez, a dream chaser. He has recently launched out on his journey to become a fashion model and actor.  Keep your eyes on him because he is definitely going places!

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If you look past his brown eyes and curly hair, you will see that Ever is a good-hearted guy. They say that nice guys finish last, but we have a feeling that Ever is winning 1st place.

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Ever loves the camera. He frequently makes appearances in local fashion shows and independent films. When he is not striking a pose, he enjoys practicing is acting skills and hanging out with friends.

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There is no doubt Ever’s talents will pave the way for his success.  Be sure to follow him on IG @_aristides_official

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