Style Stories - Lara Jade
Lara Jade, 22, Fashion Photographer
What is a typical day at work for you?
A photographer’s work life is different on a day-to-day basis so I’m not sure typical exists for me! I work from home a lot, but I’m often traveling to various cities and exotic locations to shoot or to teach workshops. There’s a lot of prep involved in my job. It’s about 80% prep work and 20% shooting!
How long have you been doing this job?
How did you get to where you are today?
A little bit of luck, a lot of hard work and a helping hand from social media!
What is your go-to outfit for a night out?
Classic back dress and Chanel bag, you can’t go wrong with that!
And for an important work meeting?
An oversize statement blouse and black ankle boots
Where do you go for your style inspiration?
As a photographer I’m up to speed with the current trends. When I’m researching for shoots you inadvertently keep yourself updated with what’s out there. However, I also reference back to old styles and I’m an avid shopper, whether it’s one off vintage finds, eBay Outlet,auctions or high street deals!
What is your latest style obsession?
Cute print tea dresses and oversize sunglasses!
Whose wardrobe would you love to raid?
The Olsen twins – there’s more than one!
What do you think can make or break an outfit?
The confidence you have whilst wearing it.
What should people look for when putting an outfit together?
Most importantly – how much it flatters your figure! There’s no point trying to bundle an outfit together without knowing if it suits you. If you love keeping in with current trends then be sure that you accessorise it and add your own personality!
What is your favorite eBay find ever?
I just bought a one-off vintage peach dress for £3 on eBay! However, one of my favourite recent finds has to be a black tailored Zara jacket from A/W 2011. I didn’t buy it at the time because of being busy with work, but I thenfound it on eBay China. I couldn’t let it escape for a second time!
The Tory Burch Robinson Satchel Bag in Black
What is your dream get away?
I’d love to visit Hawaii again… I’d also like to go to Alaska and Iceland, something a little different – I love to explore!
What song would you listen to on repeat?
Lykke Li – Get Some
What is your guilty pleasure?
Having the eBay app on my phone which constantly reminds of things that are getting away!