Hannah-Rose from Capture the Castle grabbed a second with photographer Rachel Kara in some MBFWA downtime. The previous day they had sped to the OPT whilst inhaling lamb sandwiches from Youeni in order to make it to the Oroton show on time, and then followed it with lime and mango chasers from gelatissimo. Rachel Kara is one classy lady, and incredible photographer and instagram-er (@rachelkara1) and just an all around mega-babe with an excellent blog called Sweet Bird of Youth. We love her romantic and bright-eyed perspective on fashion.
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What have you been doing this week? Just been shooting fashion week, taking my photos, chillin' like a villain, eating some good snacks along the way. I love it, it's great!
What's been your favourite so far? I liked Romance - that's an obvious choice but the opening was very fun. I liked the clothes at the Innovators... Cynthia Thai, I think her name is, cutest little skirts and dresses and she herself is an adorable little pixie running around doing cute little things. Oh, and Jenny Kee this morning. That was good.
What are the three things that you have to have with you every fashion week? My camera. Sleep. And food. And water.
That's four things. Food and water is one. Sleep, sustenance and my camera. And flat shoes.
Do you prefer shooting runway or backstage? Backstage, definitely backstage, unless I can weasel my way onto the front row.
You don't shoot in the media pit? I don't do media pit. You kind of get pushed out by print media which is, you know, fair enough, but you get a bit of a different perspective from the side, where all the real people are at, or backstage.
What kind of stuff catches your eye backstage? Just the quiet moments, in amongst all the chaos going on. One of the models listening to her music, or if someone is ready earlier than others and they're just staring into space chilling I like that. If there's a big flood light any girl walking past that will get shot by me just because I like light. *laughs*
Who's your favourite model? I really loved a photo that I took of Madison Borbely. She's a cutie.
What's your standard fashion week outfit as a photographer? High-waisted jeans. Flats. Either lace-up suede boots or cons. And a jumper of some sort. I feel like if I'm not going to go all out and wear really cool stuff then I should just go the opposite and be a bit practical. Just blend in so you can't see me. *laughs* so that when people look at me they're like "fair enough she's here to work". That's me!
What are you going to do to relax after fashion week? Tomorrow night I'm going down the coast to my friend's caravan for a night.