Friday, 19 August 2011

Out and about....project Filofax - Colour Red

From Fashionistable
From Fashionistable
From Fashionistable
A few weeks back I was asked by Slam PR who have Filofax as one of their clients to take part in a challenge they were setting bloggers. The challenge was to photograph one range from a choice of 4. My choice is called The Cameleon. I have to say I hummed and hahhed for a while weather to do it or not. My main reason being that in this age of technology were they really relevant today. I thought I didn't know anyone who used them but was surprised when I asked about that I actually did. Looking at the Filofax site I really feel they are missing an important market with their products though. I personally would like to see them doing nice electronic tablet and reader covers. Electronic gadget one side note pad the other. Anyone else think this would be a neat idea? Anyway, aside from my misgivings The Cameleon range is really very nice. Good leather and has a great texture. So how was I going to approach this? As most of my photography these days is street style it seemed the obvious way forward. To start things off I asked the lovely David from The Nyanzi Report if he would get dressed up and help me out. I have always wanted to shoot in the middle of Oxford Circus crossing. When pedestrians have right of way they are allowed to cross diagonally now as well as across the 4 corners which is wonderful to watch and be allowed to do. There is a sense of freedom as well feeling a bit naughty crossing the road this way. So I set us both a further challenge of shooting in the middle of Oxford Circus on a red light. We shot from when everyone started crossing and stayed on there until the traffic was almost about to move. Bravery won out and I was so happy with the shots I have shot the whole series here. I have been friends with David for a few years now but still interviewed him for you all. David's favourite place in London is Covent Garden. His style influence is himself "it depends on the mood I wake up in". Surprisingly he says "the man behind the mask you thought was Batman - is me". Well that certainly surprised me, I never knew my friend was a super hero. Or maybe I did. Here David is wearing a jacket from Stateless London, waistcoat from Kilgour of Saville Row, a Thomas Pink shirt, Dunhill jeans. His bowtie and pocket handkerchief (which is a cleverly folded scarf) are both from charity shops and his shoes are from Portobello Market.

71 comments:

sajuki said...

he looks so stylish :)

the nyanzi report said...

Ha! Who's that guy?

That's Not My Age said...

David always looks smart - and is a much better model than I am! Well done for getting a photo in the middle of Oxford Circus.
x

My Styleadvisor said...

Woohoo! How very cool and smart Mr. Nyanzi is looking! Great location and shots! You do have a point about the reader and tablet covers, though. Enjoyed your post.xx

adele said...

That guy is uber cool xoxo
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Chantal said...

amazing photos
thanks for your comment
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Old Cow said...

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!! 2 of my fave folks.

You guys works pure magic here and I am so happy to see this!! I shall be tweeting this all over the place.

xx

Kate L. said...

Cool!!

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Ruth said...

Moleskine are producing reader/tablet covers with notepads attached - they look really classy and I like having somewhere to doodle my ideas when I'm reading non-fiction or reports from work.

David always looks so elegant and suave - I wish more guys would dress like this!
xx

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Aya said...

I love his jacket!! The outfit is amazing! xox

alexandratherese said...

How lovely to see some shots of David, especially when he's always busy shooting other people's outfits! Great job with the photos - even more so with the risk of causing an rtc! Thanks for you comment too.

Meriem Rawlings said...

Lovely pic and what a lovely look.

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Julia F. said...

A perfect man! LOVE his style!
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Michelle's Style File said...

Dapper indeed!

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Antonia said...

Hot and stylish guy, that's for sure!!^^


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Mat said...

i think this is one of my fav posts of yours ever you know, the fact that you shot this in the middle of oxford street crossing just sends this to a new level! i'm seriously so impressed.

nice to put a name to the face here too, i love his close up shots. they're always so vibrantly coloured with geat detail. i haven't got a filofax but i do like them, and the fact that paul smith had a lot to do with their success in the 80s(i think) too. the tablet idea is superb, you should pitch it to them

fashion and frank said...

First i know my man has one and re-uses it every year for work with new inners - very sustainable! But now to the important bit - wow the shots, so good to see David - he is so lovely and to be able to put a face to a blogger i admire - excellent - what a top post Dvora - two top bloggers! Cheered me up on one of those stressy work days x

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Tanvi said...

Oo!! I finally get to see David. How stylish he looks.

Love the pictures and your artistic interpretation! :)

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mermaid gallery said...

now THAT"S style!...looking comfortable in his attire and so confident in body language...David rocks!...blending casual with the velvet jacket and bow tie just makes me smile. oh so London! I would use a filofax....i just love writing it all down!

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Liz B. said...

David makes that filofax look good! I just love that last photo. I like your idea of the tablet and the notepad, cause sometimes I want to type things in but sometimes I want to write stuff down too.

~bumbling bee

Bravoe Runway said...

AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! This is the MAN behind the Nyanzi Report??? OMG He is fabulous, I've been following his blog and the pictures he takes are amazing! Just like yours and what a great opportunity to take part in this challenge. Very well done, the photos look fantastic and David looks stylin!

El said...

Amazing street style shots. In love.

classy & fabulous

xo

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ChiChi81 said...

Bravo to you and David for this very courageous photo shoot! The outcome is marvelous ;)

Cheers!

Wi
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Ashley said...

These are amazing photos! I love his velor blazer and his delightful bowtie. There is nothing better than an stylish and attractive man!

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Rosalind said...

SO inspired to use Oxford Circus crossing - David's stillness against the backdrop of movement is nothing less than visually arresting. I had the extreme pleasure of photographing him for an upcoming project and I have to say that you chose so well - such a photogenic person. I can't see how 'filofax' wouldn't be completely bowled over by these. Great teamwork you two.

Katie said...

Love this! xo

jos xx said...

i've never seen a man carrying something similar! i think he's cool and originalm but i don't think alot of men are able to wear it!

jos xx

SabinePsynopsis said...

I'm glad you decided to take part, Dvora, the pictures are great and David makes a great model! I think surprisingly many people still use filofaxes - or maybe we are watching the return of them, in any case they seem to be quite the rage. (I wouldn't mind one of these... I'd carry it like a pretty handbag.) xxx

Kat said...

wow this is such a great look!! he is so stylish :)

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marialĪµ said...

wow! what a stylish man! lovely!
xx
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bridechic said...

Total chic!

Kelly-Ann said...

The Filofax needs to make a serious comeback :) Absolutely love them, but they are seriously expensive for what is, these days, a glorified diary.

Great images. That guy is totally selling it.

EIGHT LONDON said...

Dvora, these are fantastic. David looks sublime, as always and I love the red leather. Oh I'm so gutted I'm not in London to take part! We'll have to collaborate on something else instead!

EIGHT LONDON

tinajo said...

Looking really sharp! :-)

The Girl Next Door said...

love the images! glad you got onboard! i love filofax, but then im a notorious note maker and a sketcher. lol... speaking of which.

Miraculously i have made the top 20 in a design competition and it is now down to public vote... so i am hoping that i can have yours... would you please check my blog for details?

Thank you!! :) Take Care.

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AlbeeLucky said...

Beautiful photographs. I love the layers of stillness in the last photo.

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Shoe said...

Amazing shots... David, you are so chic!

Bonnie said...

I love men who are snappy dressers. LOVE.

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Yuliya said...

Sympa comme tout ces photos :)
Bises

Ag said...

He looks Good with a capital G! Dapper!

The PvdH Journal said...

Great to see David in a photograph at last hehe!

PvdH

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Vivi said...

Finally get to see the guy behind The Nyanzi Report. And I like what I see. Great photos!

The Foolish Aesthete said...

Fabulous photos! David looks fantastic! And I used a filofax for so long, and even now, with iPhones and iPads, I still use a leather bound notebook to scribble in. Love the red one you photographed here.

(I'm back after a week with no internet.) xxxx

Cylia said...

he looks so well put together and chic! Good luck with everything going on with your work:)

Mat said...

what was the name for the northern quarter by the way?

Ramona said...

Wow! No seriously. Wow!!!!!!

It's nice to meet You Mr.thenyanzireport.


xoxo Ra

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great style blog and nice shot!!

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Kel said...

This is the first time I've seen David's face after having spent weeks seeing his photos. I gotta say, he looks pretty good in front of the camera too!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

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Glam Fashionista said...

Such a lovely post.

Fashionmania said...

He looks amazing! Is he the guy behind the nyanzi report? Wow! Nice post!

Kimberly said...

Hey !
That guy is so stylish, I wish all men would dress like that :)

Xoxo

dressingup-everyday said...

This man catches the eye and he looks amazing. Stunning photos.
XX.Y

Zarna said...

love the red accent - gorgeous!

Samantha said...

so dapper, and a great accessory to boot!!

Mikimoto Angel said...

You definitely did good on the challenge. I love street photography. All your shots are fabulous. My favorite would have to be the first and third photos. :-)

BTW, I'm a new follower, I hope you follow me back. :-)

Rosa said...

i love filofax planners. great photography too xox

♡, Rosa T.

SunnyToast said...

Stylish and great photos:)

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Mimi said...

looking very dapper! :)

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FashionJazz said...

Loving the pics! He is so stylish :D Happy Monday xx

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

How gorgeous in David? I love his ensemble and his spirit;-)

Aimee Victoria Long said...

He looks soo cool! i LOVE what he is wearing and it really does work, despite being a little over the top.
I just came across your blog from a comment you left on another and it was a pleasure to find you! Keep up the great blogging, i LOVE seeing what other people are wearing and how they present their blog to others. Please take a look at my blog as well and follow it is you like it :)
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Leia said...

Oh I ve always wondered what David looks like! Mystery unveiled! Haha. That Filofax looks fab with his classy outfit.

Leia

songbird said...

whatever photos i have seen of him before had convinced me he was stylish..these don't say otherwise..

Jen said...

oh wow!
very suave.

J x
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Anita said...

Great photos!
Some people find using filofaxes as a great antedote to all the technology, or like myself use them alongside gadgets.

If you head over to http://philofaxy.blogspot.com/ you'll see how popular they are :)

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