Get ready for spring summer 2011
I can’t wait for the moment when I pack my duvet parka under the bed, yeeha! Because this Spring sees some seriously lovely trends hit the shops, from electric dreams to The Great Gatsby. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is set to hit our screens this year. Red hot 1920’s lips and Dark Silver beaded and...
PRESS DAYS: MCQUEEN
Awesome street dancers, brought a tear to my eye!... →
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This seasons’ style heroines are the glamourous grunger and the dreamy librarian. Invest in a big chunky woolly cardigan, and elegant, luxurious skirts in royal blue and purple. On the catwalk, D&G teamed beautiful floral skirts with chunky ski sweaters and thin leather belts. Anything goes, but its all about mixing and mashing up texturs and warm, autumnal colours. Imagine...
A focus on Dancers - sartorialist style! →
Introduced to this by my good friend dance producer Tia Hassan. love it.
Terry O'Neill - Photographer
Last week my husband and I went to a private showing of Terry O’Neill’s work at the Hotel du Vin in Bristol. I’ve always been a fan and had Terence Donovan, David Bailey and Brian Duffy’s work drummed into me from an early age by a mother who lived on Kings Road and danced through the 60’s with a medium format camera slung over her shoulder. O’Neill acheived...
Spotlight on Claire Salter, make-up artist
I worked with Claire on a fashion editorial shoot last year, and became a firm fan and avid follower of her work. Claire is a freelance Make Up Artist & Hair Stylist whose diverse work varies from commercial, fashion, editorial through to high fashion. Her influences include the wonderful Italian Vogue, Pat McGrath (ID, Vogue, MaxFactor) and Alex Box (Gareth Pugh, Lagerfeld, Rankin). Check...
Mike Vensel fashion brand - young designer
I met Mike on a course at Central St Martins, and have been raving about his work ever since. The mikevensel brand is futuristic, minimalist sportswear made of simple, yet luxurious eco friendly materials. Mike trained in architecture and he designs, makes and photographs his own collections. As well as this he edits his own online and offline magazine ‘Kitten’ from his base in LA. ...
Exclusive: Watch planets in motion-Music video...
Gosh I love this. My colleague Matt Freeth, editor at Aspect Film and Video & Rebel Virals and formerly of Collision Films has just finished editing this new music video for the electro pop duo ‘To My Boy’. The concept of the rotating planets in the video sits in line with the group’s album, ‘The Habitable Zone’. The title, say the duo, ‘came to us one night...
The Enchanted Palace
Kensington Palace has been transformed into ‘The Enchanted Palace’ by Wildwood Productions, famous for their outdoor installations and carnival performances, evolved from Kneehigh Theatre Company. The brief was to create a magical world through which visitors could explore the history of the palace, and the early lives of the princesses who resided there. Vivienne Westwood, William...
Bring out your corsets
I was lucky enough to art direct a shoot for Haute Magazine recently in which we shot the amazing work of Una Burke. Una creates wearable pieces of art made out of leather giving a conceptual and evocative slant to the traditional ‘corset’; her sculptural forms created around the shape of the contorted female body. Some of the pieces in her collection are reminiscent of prosthetics...