Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Studio Launch and The Evening Times interview

SO... it has been a while since I've had the chance to blog. So I will be updating you all over the next week as to everything I have been able to work on the past few months. It's been exciting!

I was really pleased to be asked to do an interview for the The Evening Times by Rachel Loxton just ahead of my studio party.That's right , I have a wonderful little studio space in Glasgow city centre which is a whole other blog! I am situated in a building with some very interesting creative and generally lovely people which has been so nice.

Directly below me is RIG a bike shop ran by a very hard working team headed by owners Brian and Ingie. They also have a really cool outdoor space  ( click link to see pics of this amazing space) out the back which they so very kindly let me use, as well as the bike shop and cafĂ© area to hold a studio launch in order to let people know where my studio is located, show some key looks from my debut #HOMEGIRLSCOLLECTION and generally have a nice night. I was really fortunate to be put in touch with Gary Lawson @ Branded Drinks who kindly agreed to sponsor the event by providing us with a whole load of Furstenberg for then evening which was much appreciated and helped get the evening going. I was really pleased at the turn out for the evening whith some familiar faces in the shape of  hair guru Anna Wade who, along with  MUA Molly J.Sheridan added the finishing touches to my lovely models for the evening.

I was lucky enough to have the support of various people, especially the wonderful Laura St.Jude for whom, as you know, I have worked on a few stage pieces. She very kindly performed for a captivated audience for which I was very grateful! Nothing like an absolute fox with the most seductive and memorising voice to add a certain good vibe to an evening.

The talented photographer Kirsten Kerr who shot my first lookbook as well as creating her own mini look book with Joanne Crawford of the #HOMEGIRLSCOLLECTION which you can view here, also came along which was really nice especially as she sent me a few pics of the evening. Also a big thank you to Rab the man behind Rabbie denim a constant source of encouragement as well as the lovely Amanda Blackwood who has been a supporter. Also THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS who came along and who are kindly using my original tshirt design on the up and coming NME tour.

It was also really nice to meet some new people who came along and showed support including the lovely including a few of Glasgow's Fashion girls Silvia Pellegrino of CHOUCHOU COUTURE , Miss Betty Swallocks and Miss Beewaits.

 































The talented photographer Kirsten Kerr who shot my first lookbook as well as creating her own mini look book with Joanne Crawford of the #HOMEGIRLSCOLLECTION which you can view here, also came along which was really nice especially as she sent me a few pics of the evening. Also a big thank you to Rab the man behind Rabbie denim a constant source of encouragement as well as the lovely Amanda Blackwood who has been a supporter. Also THE AMAZING SNAKEHEADS who came along and who are kindly using my original tshirt design on the up and coming NME tour.

It was also really nice to meet some new people who came along and showed support including the lovely including a few of Glasgow's Fashion girls Silvia Pellegrino of CHOUCHOU COUTURE , Miss Betty Swallocks and Miss Beewaits.





Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

HOMEGIRLS AVAILABLE ON ASOS MARKET PLACE NOW

 
SO we have FINALLY got HOMEGIRLS available online. All items are made to order from our Glasgow Studio especially for you. we hope you like the collection if you have any requests then do get intouch.

Find us online buy clicking HERE

Thursday, 30 May 2013

EARLY BIRDS CAN BUY HOMEGIRLS BEFORE LAUNCH!

We decided it was cruel to keep you waiting any longer to buy you some HOMEGIRLS ACTION !

So...we have decided to give you the opportunity to buy two selected items from the collection...


IRIDESCENT POCKET T MINI                                  CAMO MINI REFLECTIVE LEG ZIP
 
 
 

Friday, 17 May 2013

HOMEGIRLS lookbook by Kirstin Kerr and Joanna Crawford

Recently a selection of the HOMEGIRLS collection was used in a collaborative project by Kirsten Kerr and Joanna Crawford. The results are stunning and I can't thank Kirstin enough for using my pieces. Also thank you to model Leanne Jeffrey. stunner.


Please follow link to see a little video of the look book start to finish, as well as the rest of Kirstin Kerr's work.


This week myself and Kirstin will be finally working together to shoot the full HOMEGIRLS collection! more on that later ...

Danni McWilliams #HOMEGIRLSCOLLECTION debut @NightwalkEvents



So... a LONG overdue update! As you may know April 30th was the date of SS13 NIGHTWALK EVENT held in Glasgow's amazing venue The Arches. An event which showcases young up and coming design talent. Founder and organiser Angie Ursula Koorbanally puts together an outstanding team of models, hair stylists, MUAs, photographers, dressers etc whose individual contributions all make the night spectacular. The show was so well put together, professional and so much fun!!


The collection consisted of 11 runway looks which can be seen below as well an audience video!




The following runway shots are curteosey of bartphoto.com









BACK STAGE SHOTS BELOW BY radecknowacki.com


I'd like to say a special thanks to Josh Robert Smith, a Sydney based flash artist whose work you can see best on his instagram JOSHROBERTSMITH. His amazing illustration can be seen on one of our HOMEGIRL sweats and is beyond fierce!








 

I also want to thank the amazingly talented AMANDA SNAPSHOT STYLIST who kindly assisted me on the night I would have been overwhelmed with out her! She was on it!

 Also I'd like to say a HUGE thank you to all my friends and family who came to support me as well all the messages of support I received. Especially Laura St.Jude, an extremely talented musician whom I've had the honour of working with, thank you for believing in me.


FOR MORE INFO CLICK HERE.

Friday, 5 April 2013

HOME GIRLS COLLECTION DEBUT APRIL 30th @NIGHTWALK EVENTS

Just to fill you in, my debut collection HOMEGIRLS will be debuting on the 30th of April, after being selected to show at NIGHTWALK EVENTS at The Arches in Glasgow...

..so for those who may be curious, little tiny hint of the HOMEGIRLS collection from a fitting we had yesterday in prep for the big event!


For updates and info please follow me on links to the right... twitter @DanniMcWilliams and instagram @dannimcwilliams and facebook.

Sunday, 17 March 2013

TLG magazine

If you read my last blog you will know I done a photo shoot with the lovely Sandra Hutchinson. I can now reveal these photos have been published in TLG Magazine, a street culture magazine for women. The photos feature in 4 page spread along side an interview of Sandra's personal experience of MOD culture, written by Dj Rebecca Vasamant. This is now available in WHSmith nationwide as well as selected independents.




This issue also features a photoshoot with Agyness Deyn and an interview with the amazing stylist and designer Soki Mak whom im a personal fan of! Plus many more creative and talented women. So pick one up!!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Portrait shoot for a special friend..


I thought I'd get round to mentioning that last year I was asked by my uber cool sister in law, Sandra Hutchinson, to do a photo shoot for her as she has been interviewed for a magazine ( can't quite reveal the details there yet... but its really exciting) for which they needed photos.


The piece itself is on her experience of being part of the Brittish Mod scene since her early teens and her view on its fashion culture for women. Needless to say this lady knows her tunes,dresses cool as fuck and can tear up a dancefloor.. to top it all she is BEAUTIFUL and one of the nicest, most caring people Ive ever had the pleasure of knowing. All in all, it's an honour to know her!



At Lemon Tree Scarbrough 29th April 1988.
 

Sandra's record pick...very fitting.


 
 Goes with out saying I was very chuffed she asked me to do her photos despite being offered a photograper by the magazine..! So we spent and afternoon doing some shots in an art gallery in Glasgow. We were joined later by Martin Law, of Glasgow's COOL STRUTTIN. A great day with two very wonderful people and even got a few good pics!One of which has been picked up by Friday Street, Glasgow's premier Mod night, for one of their annual weekend scooter rally events Promo material.