PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MOMENT: ERIC CHAKEEN

We are loving New York based photographer Eric Chakeen’s fascinating lifestyle photographs.  When it comes to capturing stunning shots of what’s around him, Chakeen does this perfectly.

From girlfriends and beautiful models to travel and even his adorable pet dog, Chakeen gives us a sense of the surroundings and atmosphere behind the camera, adding a personal touch to his work which seems to come naturally to him.

Impressively, amongst Chakeen’s lifestyle imagery, his portfolio boasts encounters with celebrities such as Ryan McGinley, Terry Richardson and our favourite fashion babe Alexa Chung where once again Chakeen captures the spirit of each individual’s personality in just a handful of shots.

It was hard to select just a few, but we have managed to choose some of our favourite shots from Eric Chakeen, take a look below!

Eric Chakeen Photographer of the Moment

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Eric Chakeen

missguided photographer of the moment

missguided photographer of the moment

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YOUNG STYLE STARS

They may be young but they certainly have a growing passion for fashion and a wardrobe we’re starting to become envious of.

Young stars such as the Fanning sisters; Dakota and Elle along with Elizabeth Olsen and Anna Sophia Robb have had their eyes pinned on the latest catwalk trends and wearing this seasons looks with style.

Take a look at what the beautiful actresses have been wearing recently:

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Elizabeth Olsen

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Anna Sophia Robb

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Morgan Saylor

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Dakota Fanning

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Emma Watson

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Elle Fanning

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Abigail Breslin

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MISSGUIDED MEETS WITCH*UNT CREATORS KAMILA AND JONI

Missguided Meets Club Night Creators Joni and Kamila

This week we caught up with Kamila Rymajdo & Joni McArdle who run Witch*unt, an up and coming club night in the heart of Manchester. Badass girls doing it for themselves!

Witch*unt is a hip hop, house and electro club night ran by two friends, Kamila and Joni. Focused on female headliners it has a strong feminist aesthetic which also runs through the promotional artwork, on which the girls almost always feature. With previous guests as varied as Madam X, ****DUST, Disco Mums, Marshall Jefferson and Timanti, the night aims to surprise revelers with a slightly different experience every time. Usually running once a month at Manchester’s Northern Quarter loft Kraak, Witch*unt also throws the odd big party at Ancoats warehouse space 1 Primrose Street. September sees them collaborate with the Eclectica Project to bring a special electro-techno event to Manchester’s Gay Village.

What made you both decide to start a club night?

We were clubbing a lot together late last year and noticed there weren’t any female ran hip hop nights in Manchester, so we thought we’d start one ourselves. We were keen on pushing the feminist aesthetic so we decided to create provocative promotional artwork inspired by 90s feminists, and to have predominantly female headliners. Now the night hosts house, electro and techno DJs too. We like to mix things up and keep evolving.

What backgrounds do you both have?

Kamila is a creative writing PhD student and Joni works in retail management so we don’t come from a music background, but it’s our love of music and clubbing that brought us together.

 How did you both meet?

We’ve known each other for years! We met through mutual friends and found ourselves always at the same clubs and then back at the same parties, always the last ones to leave!

What are your thoughts on the Manchester club scene at the moment and have you seen a change over time?

 We think the clubbing scene is really exciting at the minute, finally the Haçienda ghosts have cleared off and new things are happening. Of course there are the superclubs and we’re guilty of attending the odd Warehouse Project but we much prefer the small independent club nights like Love Dose, BPM, Swing Ting, Meat Free, Hoya:Hoya, Murkage and Lost Control especially. It felt a bit stagnant a few of years ago but now it’s better than ever. We do think there could be more female ran nights though, there’s still a massive imbalance.

What tunes/ DJ’s are you both loving at the moment?

Fifty percent of the time we listen to DJs we’ve had on or who we want to play our night. We love Madam X’s mixing style, we think she’s got impeccable taste and her recent Kaizen Movements complication was mind-blowing. We also fell in love with Timanti’s EP ‘This Time’ and booked her off the back of that. We saw Kerrie DJing at a Love Dose party and immediately decided to hound her to play our night, and we’re really looking forward to hosting MØRK again in October, a brilliant Oslo-based house DJ. We hope to book Barely Legal sometime soon too. Track wise, this week we’re obsessively listening to the latest Jamie xx tune, ‘All Under One Roof Raving’ and Zebra Katz ‘1 Bad B*tch’. We also love anything by Manchester artist Bipolar Sunshine, who we’ve been superfans of for ages.

Where do you see Witch*unt in 3 years?

We hope it’s still going! We’d love to do a few festivals and some takeovers in other cities and countries. We also hope to run some spinoff nights/events and keep creating crossovers between different scenes. Aside from the feminist aspect our main ethos is bringing people together who wouldn’t necessarily go to the same nights. And of course we hope to keep evolving creatively and making ever-better artwork for our promotional material.

Why do you think there is such a strong link between fashion and music?

Ever since the advent of MTV fashion and music have become inseparable lovers. Being multidisciplinary has become the norm in today’s world. People no longer describe themselves as musicians or fashion designers or filmmakers, they are artists with many strings to their bow. Kanye is a prime example. In our small way we too echo that trend by paying as much attention to our promotional artwork as the music played at our events.

 What piece of clothing couldn’t you live without?

Kamila: Leggings. I have a vast collection of jazzy numbers!

 Joni: My kimonos!

What makes up the best clubbing outfit for you?

 Kamila: Currently I’m wearing a lot of minidresses with oversized shirts. I like to wear heels but running a clubnight is hard work so comfortable shoes are a must. Chunky black boots is what I wear to Witch*unt.

 Joni: A statement dress, killer shoes and lots of gold jewellery.

Have you worn anything out that you have regretted?

Kamila: Hotpants. I went through a phase…

Joni: A dress over jeans. I wish someone had told me how ridiculous it looked!

Check out what’s going on with Witch*unt in September below!

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MODEL MUSE – AMANDA HENDRICK

Glaswegian Girl Amanda Hendrick can do no wrong in the fashion world. She’s the babe that’s modelled for multiple mega brands including Christian Dior + Jean Paul Gaultier and has even been photographed in the pages of some of the world’s most famous magazines. There’s no stopping this 24 year old.  Follow Amanda over on Instagram @therealamandahendrick

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NEW SCHOOL COOL

Need some new make-up ideas for the new term or just craving a fresh look that’s perfect for the new season? We’re taking inspiration from the catwalk, from the perfect nude lip, defined browns to the ultimate natural glow in the form ‘blonzed’ cheekbones  – that’s blusher + bronzer by the way!

It’s time to wake-up your make-up and go back to your beautiful, natural best!

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KNOT IT LIKE IT’S HOT

A trend that’s easy to pull off with a subtle twist on everyday dressing, go for a cool girl vibe and add a chic knot to your outfit. We’re obsessed with this latest summer trend, so we’ve rounded up our fave twisted tees, skirts and dresses.

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NEW CAN PLAY THAT GAME

The new season is here which means only one thing – it’s time to play dress up! We couldn’t wait any longer to show you a few behind the scenes shots from our upcoming campaign, think retro prints, killer sports luxe looks and the hottest new shapes for AW14. Our Missguided babes Joanna and Tsanna rocked it on set so keep your eyes peeled for the TV and online ad coming soon, you won’t believe what special effects we have up our sleeves this time around. It’s about to get so good…

Missguided New Season Preview

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Preview of AW14 at Missguided

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BLOOM ROOM

This season we’re dreaming of bringing the outdoors inside and lusting after rooms filled with fresh wild flowers and lush leaves. Why not let the botanical trend take over your digs as well as your wardrobe this season? Here are some of the amazing indoor jungles we’re crazy for right now.

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FASHION NIGHTMARES

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Those things that only girls can understand…

When black clothing doesn’t match, like different shades of black – Nightmare

Those high waisted jeans that fit damn perfectly, then you sit down and eat – Nightmare

That amazing dress that you can’t zip up no matter how hard you try. Who’s arms bend like that?! – Nightmare

When your dog/cat brushes past your black tights and you’re left with a hairy shadow – Nightmare

That lovely new white collared shirt, now foundation coloured right round the neck – Nightmare

Hot new mini dress, lift up your arms, now a long top – Nightmare

Amazing new strappy black dress, but try to put it on and it’s like fighting through a bowl of spaghetti – Nightmare

Have you bought some beautiful new heels that you never want to take off? 2 hours later, a torture devised from hell – Nightmare

Bandeau top, arms up, no bandeau top- Nightmare

Boho perfect tasselled kimono, now connected to every door handle, fence and person you pass – Nightmare

Lovely fluted sleeve top, get to lunch and it’s covered in soup – Nightmare

Rocking red lips for work this morning, rocking red teeth for the rest of the day – Nightmare

“I’ll keep this one for when I drop a few pounds” … 6 months later and the labels are still on – Nightmare

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