Different Types of Denim Jacket

denim-jacket-detail-14047755In 1880,  Levi’s founder Levi Strauss created the first denim jacket. Back then, denim jackets were simple, often with a boxy masculine silhouette. Now denim jackets have become a very trendy stable worn by almost everyone I know and even celebrities.

I am here to break down the different types of denim jackets and how to wear them.

I call this type of denim jacket fancy because you can wear it to a wedding if you wanted to (No I’m not kidding… you will see brides rocking denim jacket over white puffy dresses) The fancy denim jacket are often embellished with gems and sequins. A darker denim or white denim will elevate your fancy look. Opt for a short and tailored denim jacket to be worn over fancy dresses which won’t cover up the dress too much.

Try mix medium denim jacket such as denim jacket with leather sleeves; studded denim jacket or mix patch denim jacket.



Over-sized Denim Jacket
Over sized denim jacket have recently become very popular. This jacket creates an edgy and bad-ass look that will keep you comfy and stylish. Try styling it with leather leggings or distressed denim. Grab a toque and you look like you are not even trying, but so chic.


Denim Bomber Jacket
Bomber jacket has made a come-back recently. It is a short jacket similar to a flight jacket, but with a thick lining typically of sheepskin. However, designers have been experimenting using different materials to make the bomber jacket and that includes denim. The union of denim and bomber jacket created this adorable number. It is light and versatile, great for the Spring and Summer season.

I hope this this helps you out. And will encourage you the explore the world of denim jacket. It is such a stable and can be worn with anything.



PS. these images are all from Google. I do not own the rights to these images.

The Little Black Dress

This was a collaboration project directed by Festina and Tara Conrad. Make-up by Émilie Coquelin. Models were Festina, Naima and Tyanna.

The project was called “The Little Black Dress” promoting black talents in the fashion industry.

I went to Humber Collage and contacted the program heads by email in the fashion and cosmetic program. In the email I said that I am a 4th year photography student and I would like to meet students who are interested in building their portfolios with me.

I got a couple of replies and I contacted these people meet them at school and talk about the project. I contacted the Emilie by email. Only meet her on the day of the project, however, I gave her a brief of what is going to happen and pictures of the concept we were going for.

On a Sunday morning, we arrived at school at 9:30am. Emilie started on the make up and I start to set up the equipments at 10am.

I used 3 lights. Since I knew it was going to be three models. I needed 3 lights to make sure no one was in the shadow. I had one light pointed up using 1200 welts with a large soft box. Then I had the other two lights at 800 welts with large grids.

I had 3 cameras with me. I shoot the group shoots in the Hasselblad on a tripod because I know when I crop into it the quality will stay. I have a Nikon D9000 with a 105mm micro lens for the close-up beauty shoots. And my Nikon D7000 with a 18 to 55 mm lens to shoot the editorials, because I know there is more movements involved.

We started shooting at 11am and finish at 2pm. It took longer because of wardrobe changes. It was like two sessions in one with 2 wardrobe changes.