Knickers Models Own – Photography for Fashion City York
KNICKERS MODELS OWN
Photography for Fashion City York
Another highlight for me during Fashion City York ‘Six Days of Style’ was documenting the Knickers Models Own event. The event was hosted by Caroline Higginbottom from Seasons Style who is a professional fashion stylist and was held in York’s only 5 star hotel – the luxurious Grand Hotel.
Caroline Jones is the wonderful lady behind Knickers Models Own which started as a fundraising idea and is now a fantastic book. After losing her Mother to breast cancer, Caroline decided to take on a personal challenge of posting a photo of herself on Facebook wearing a pre-loved outfit everyday for a year! Her Mother had been a volunteer in their local Cancer Research Charity Shop for many years, and they were both passionate lovers of all things fashion, and so this is where the idea evolved from. The concept became a huge hit and Caroline has raised tens of thousands of pounds for Cancer Research.
You can find out more about Caroline and her fashion journey on her Knickers Models Own Facebook Page. You can also purchase a copy of her book which is titled – ‘Knickers Models Own – A Year of Frugal Fashion’ through Cancer Research.
The afternoon started with a fascinating talk by Caroline Jones. Caroline shared her personal story surrounding the launch of Knickers Models Own as well as tons of great tips on fashion and styling. Guests were then treated to afternoon tea and live music by local singer songwriter Rachel Croft. This was followed by a fashion show featuring several pre-loved outfits. If I remember correctly the most expensive outfit (and we’re talking shoes and accessories – the works!) was £20! The clothes were all modeled by local York Ladies, including the lovely Elly Fiorentini from BBC Radio York.
Here are some favourite images from the event starting with some portraits of Caroline Jones and Caroline Higginbottom.
I was delighted to be working alongside Adam Gill from Vidaveo who provided film coverage for ‘Six Days of Style’. Adam has created a highlights film from each of the days and here is a link to Day 5 which features Caroline Jones – DAY 5 HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO