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I decided to shoot these images close to my home in Glasgow, as it’ll be one of the last sets of images I’ll maybe ever do in Scotland!

I’m gonna be travelling a whole lot, over the next few weeks and months, I get such itchy feet when I’m home, I always feel the need to get away and visit new places. I’m in a super fortunate position to be able to do that. It’s led me to the notion that I should move out of the UK entirely, relocate to Paris and fly out of CDG on a regular basis. Logistically it’s easier, personally it makes me happier and professionally, it’s a no brainer! The amount that Nicole and I are spending on our place in Glasgow is very, very comparative to the sort of rent we’d pay in Paris, so it’s not really much of a financial difference, so why the hell not?!

Another bonus to moving across the pond is that I’ve recently picked up an agent in Italy and the rail system between Paris and Milan is so, so simple. I feel that the market over there is definitely an area that I’ve not found myself involved in very much, so it’s nice to be represented and have someone fighting my corner over there, for sure! All in all, there’s some exciting times ahead. I’m looking forward to the end of summer, a little holiday and the transitional period between my wardrobes and my cameras. I just grabbed some new camera equipment and I am immensely excited to start using them through the Autumn and Winter.

As for my wardrobe, I’ve found myself experimenting with quite a lot of new pieces and styles recently, as I’m actually on a new diet and I’m starting to shrink out of my clothes! One of the new pieces I chose to grab was the GANT overcoat that I used for these photos. We’ve been working on some imagery for quite a while now and they asked me if I’d like any extra pieces to complete our collaboration with. I was delighted by the email and I was delighted when the package arrived, as the coat fits me perfectly and it’s pretty much the overcoat I’ve been looking for. With hidden buttons and a few little hidden pockets, it’s proven to be super useful when I’ve been out and about, as the pockets can hold all the things I can’t fit into my new jeans! Speaking of which, I’m down to a size 28 waist in most jeans. This is a big deal for me, as I’ve been trying to get down to a 28 for around 2 years now. I’ll share a little more insight into my diet in a few weeks but for now, I’m gonna keep this focused on the pieces I have been wearing recently.

I’ve been wearing a lot more blue, especially indigo selvedge. There’s something about indigo denim that seems sacred to me and it’s taken me quite a while to muster up the courage to start throwing it into my looks, as I do tend to stick with black, grey and white. I got these indigo denims a few months back, here’s the link to my initial article - 

They’ve broken in a little now and they’ve become super comfortable. As with any quality denim, they age beautifully and will grow in character over the years. I’m excited to see how they turn out! It kinda feels like a little project I’m working on, developing them. Haha!

I want to say a huge thank you to GANT1949 for working with me over the past 6 months. I’ve had a whole load of fun creating the images, trying out the new collection and really discovering an amazing brand with a lifetime of history behind it. Meeting the team in store in Regent St was a personal highlight, as I felt that the treatment I was given in store was up there with any service I’ve ever had in my life. Truly sublime. A million thanks, guys.

The jacket in my images is actually unavailable online now, as they have sold out completely, however, I've picked my top 10 picks from their site for you guys to look at. Click one to shop it!