Hi it's Kaori here,

It was so great to read all of your feedback on Christine's blog posts. One of the great things about working with your best friend is that she has your back. In this case, I really needed to concentrate on my final year dissertation and she took on the role of writing for a while. After several blog posts from her part and after producing a 10, 000 word piece of work in my corner, we were both quite exhausted (Christine was doing this alongside her 9-5 job).

With the winter months gone and the end of my bachelor's course in near sight, I feel a lot more at ease and ready to launch back into blogging again. How have you lot in full-time education or employment managed it? I found it quite easy last year when I was working in Brussels, I could leave work at work, but dissertations are such huge nasty pieces of work that I found it so difficult to not put my all into that and to not think about it 24h a day.

Anyway, enough of that. I'd love tell you about these shots that we took in front of beautiful fa├žades of London's town houses. In order to (I seem to still be in dissertation mode) compliment the soft pink colour of the bag, Kate put together a posh pink look and we marched straight for these beautifully crisp and white houses. There are loads of different colours in this Nicole satchel style on but if you loved the Metallic look from this post, you should take a peek at this colour/style here.

This spring weather has definitely got me excited for wearing not just lighter colour but lighter clothing. In my excitement, I ended up bring only one coat back with my to England but I'm sure (I hope...) I'll be just fine in my blazers.

What have you lot got planned for the upcoming months aside from end of year exam stress? Have you got any exciting holiday destinations pencilled in your planners? Do let me know, I feel like it's been a while and I'm always lusting after new travel destinations!

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Hi, it's Christine again!

We're back with another collection reveal for the Paul's Boutique HS15 campaign. I thought we'd start off with these three beautiful coral bags. For these two collections we thought it would be best to shoot somewhere that had quite a neutral background as the bags are so bright and should remain the focus of the photos (along with Kaori of course!). We decided on shooting at Marble Arch, another great London landmark and a beautiful white structure.

When we arrived on location that morning to shoot, a group of people had already gathered there for what appeared to be a protest. Luckily, they didn't get in the way of us using Marble Arch as a backdrop!As usual, Kate did an absolutely amazing job styling the looks that went along with each bag, adding a pop of pink/colour to complement the bags while keeping the rest of the look neutral.

We were also pretty lucky with the weather. The entire time we were shooting the sky was grey and gloomy. It looked like it would rain any second. We were all rather relieved when it didn't! Little did we know that later on in the day it would rain, but it all worked out pretty well as you can see here.


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Hello, Christine again! Today's the final blog post for the first launch of the Paul's Boutique HS15 collection. These next sets of images we shot on the last day of our 2 day shoot for this project.

Seeing as it was the last day things were a little hectic towards the end of the day. After the tiny downpour that occurred on this shoot with the neon look, we were losing both time and light for shooting. So we raced on the tube with all of our suitcases full of bags, clothes and gear to the Thames, where we had decided to shoot these last few bags.

The reason for choosing to shoot at this particular location was pretty simple, it's an iconic place in London and since the brand is also London based, it just seemed to make sense to shoot somewhere that was recognisable as London but not super touristy.

This first set of photos we decided to shoot with Kaori's back to the water so we could have a little bit of London in the background as well as take advantage of the way the light was falling on her at this particular moment.

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This second set of photos we shot with Kaori facing towards the water and also in the place that I had been standing at to take the previous set of images. Here the sun was almost about to set, so we took advantage of that magical time known as "golden hour" to shoot this particular look and bag. "Golden hour" is a favourite time for both Kaori and I to shoot, we just love the way the light is so warm and falls so beautifully on the subject in the photo.


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In this final set of photos we managed to catch the last little bit of light right before the sun set - lucky for us! This is one of my favourite looks, the dress that Kate chose just fits so beautifully with this gold clutch bag and that is why I love to work with her. Unfortunately, this clutch will now only be available in silver from the 3rd April onwards.

Thank you so much for all the wonderful feedback we've received on this project so far. See you all in the next blog post, where we'll be revealing some new bags for the second launch of the HS15 collection.


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Hello, it's Christine again!

Thanks so much for the feedback on the last post. Today is the official launch date of the first of three Paul's Boutique HS15 collections which you can see here. To celebrate this we've decided to share another set of images with you all. These happen to be a personal favourite of mine, the light and airiness is something that isn't common within my photography work so it's nice to have experimented with it on such a big project.

We shot both sets of images on a very windy afternoon right outside the Shard. We felt that the reflective nature of the building would complement the all white looks that Kate had put together for this set of bags and add even more brightness.

I'm a sucker for movement within images and so the fact that it was windy was perfect - it added that little special touch with her hair and dress being blown about in the wind but without it being too much of a distraction or a hindrance.

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For this second bag we decided to shoot against this white textured wall which was opposite the Shard. I felt like the lines on the wall and on the ground add some interest while not distracting you away from the main focus which is Kaori and the bag. It wasn't quite as windy here but we still managed to get that little element of movement when the wind blew in the right direction. We had to keep an eye on our portable changing tent to make sure it didn't blow away, though!

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I've actually quite enjoyed my little venture into writing for the blog so far and I hope I'll be writing a little bit more in the future. It's been nice to branch out into something different from what I usually do here on the blog.