Meet our May #StyleCouncil Member: Dani Riot

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Meet #StyleCouncil Member: Dani Riot | Photo Credit:

Dani Riot is a British fashion and portrait photographer based in London, but working throughout the world. Starting his career in lighting for theatre, Dani now uses his camera to capture talent.

Dani has attracted an International client base through his creative storytelling. Together with a love of black and white portraiture, he creates a connection between the person and the camera that makes his work so striking.

Something that stands out is what we’re always looking for here at Shopcade and as his work clearly shows this we thought he’d be the ideal photographer for May’s Style Council.

We’re excited to see his vision, whilst working with WeAreCollision Editor, Kahmarl to see what their collaboration will produce for the #StyleBattle winners. Stay tuned…!

3 ways to wear leather shorts with Connie



3 ways to wear leather shorts: 1: Black on Black | 2: Colour pop brights! | 3. Monochrome chic

One of our Faces from last month fashion blogger Constance Victoria, is a designer and photographer who, along with her friends, has created the brand Aztral.

constancefaceHere, Constance tells us three ways to wear her black leatherette shorts in time for Spring/Summer as well as a few more questions about her upcoming new collection currently being manufactured…

What inspires you and the design team?
The design team and I have been hugely inspired by a mixture of minimalist shapes and streetwear culture to come up with a cool and contemporary mix of the two. We are a home for modern style without the pretentious terms and conditions. East London imagination merges with monochrome silhouettes and simplicity to present fashion that sets a rebellious, yet polished outcome. We like to emulate a high fashion impression in an accessible, urban and adventurous way.

Sum up your style in three words.
Minimal, sporty, contemporary

What piece of style advice would you give to others? 
Wear what makes you feel good! Don’t worry about sticking to trends or fitting in with the fashion crowd. As long as you feel good in something then you probably look good too!

Constance’s 3 ways to wear: Leatherette Shorts

1. Black on black
When in doubt, head into the black zone! This all-in-black look will match any accessory. Gold was chosen for this look to keep it chic and simple. Wear with converse for a day time casual look for chilling in the park.

2. Colour pop brights!
Team the shorts with a pop of colour – I’m loving cobalt blue at the moment, and this jacket is perfect to pull on when the evening chill sets in. Spring bling and polkadots are ideal for this fresh look; perfect for a drink down the pub!

3. Monochrome chic
I’m loving stripes and sportswear so this is a perfect match! Team your of-the-moment varsity bomber with a turtleneck, our leatherette shorts and some slip on plimsolls.

Interview with fashion blogger Anita Anti: Pop goes the world



Love Anita’s look? Visit her Shopcade and follow her to find out more about her style!

What’s not to like about Anita Anti? A fashion photographer and blogger from Ukraine, Anita  managed to combine quirky, pop-inspired looks with the gothic charm of Tim Burton! We chatted with her about photography, crazy fans, and – you guessed it – fashion!

Hi Anita! You can definitely consider us your fans, we love your photos! What is the concept behind your blog? And how did you get started?

Hello! I just want to share my art, my pictures, and things that I like.

Photography seems to be an important part of your life. How do you come up with the concepts for your shoots? 

I’m a professional photographer and photo artist. It’s all about my imagination and my desire to create something beautiful. And it’s important that all the elements of the idea are interrelated.

What kind of photography tips would you like to give to all the fashion bloggers who are out there?

Get a fine camera and learn how to use it.

Aliens invade the planet and you need to convince them to spare your blog. What do you say to them?

I’d ask them to keep it as a place where you can see a small piece of art.