So, to start…how amazing are these little beauties! Adding a slight bit of grunge and edge to any faded, muted or monotoned outfit, these perfectly Tie-Dyed tights really do speak for themselves. I bought these back in the summer, when I was prepping and planning my ‘back to Uni’ shoots. I ended up buying a minted lemon & black pair and a lilac & black coloured pair. Both stole my hearts, so thought…meh, why not! Priced at £10 each, I feel these are appropriately affordable, as they are so wearable, so edgy and contain so much quality. With endless washes and some near heart stopping ladder moments, they have survived the test of time already and still look as good as new!
I used these tights (before I wore them to death), for the intention of a Styling shoot I did, called ‘Deep Danger’. This was for a University Project, that I’m pretty sure ended up getting me my First :D. The shoot was based upon the Sea and contained many influences, such as: lion fish, jelly fish, waves etc – all elements of the Sea, that could create or be a part of danger! (Ooo’er). I also decided that I wanted to use someone with strong charisma, character and someone who was real and talented in their own creative area. This is when I contacted the below shown professional dancer and model, Maureen. She specialises in popping, locking and modern hip hop dancing…and was absolutely perfect for this shoot. The way she moved, her facial expressions and the outfits I styled her in, suited the shoot and her down to a T. She created fluid, yet strong movements & the team I worked with managed to capture some great shots! I loved doing this, the thought processes behind each outfit, each bit of lighting, and back ground was intensely planed, tested and trialled, months before the actual shoot date! The image shown above and below are a ‘behind the scenes’ snap shot from it!
So, to conclude, these Topshop tights are a definite must have! And I can’t wait to see if they bring out a similar line of Tie-Dye tights next year!
| TIGHTS | TOPSHOP | £10 |
| PHOTOSHOOT | ‘DEEP DANGER’ | UNIVERSITY OF DERBY |
| PHOTOGRAPHER | THE LOVELY HANNAH TODD |
| MODEL | THE MAGICAL MAUREEN |
| MAKEUP ARTIST | THE GORGEOUS GAVIN PICKLE |
| STYLING & ART DIRECTOR | OH HEY THAT’S ME | HOLLY JONES |
| CAMERA MEN | LIGHTING | DOP | DAVE BIRD & LAWRENCE DE GRUCHY |
| MESSAGE | THEY’RE MAGICAL, MYSTERIOUS…AND MY CUP OF TEA! |