Monday, 24 November 2008

Agyness Deyn and yours truly

A friend went on a business trip to Japan. She was in a shop and picked up a Japanese magazine called Street (issue 12 p8). Flicking through it her eye caught no other than oneself in my trademark crystal head piece on the same spread as Agyness Deyn! Oh yes. I thought it might have taken a little longer to make a cover spread with a super model but beggers can't be choosers.

Nadja Swarovski

I went to the V&A where Nadja Swarovski was talking about her families company and history. She is the one behind making it into a global fashion brand when joining 10 years ago and turned round its credibility into a fashion supporter. She was bedazzled by the 1000 crystal head piece and no doubt has me in her mindset for future campaigns.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

House Of Fraser

Find myself and Gigi Morley having a little tipple after our talk at House of Fraser. Gigi spoke about the art or accessorising from head to toe through her brand 'Rocks, frocks and Cocktails'. There will be more of those in the future.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

V V Brown, Anna Lou of London and Kindred Spirits

If you take a sneak peek here you might know that I bumped into the IT girl of the moment VV Brown at London Fashion Week. I met her at the Vivienne Westwood party with that amazing flat top hair and a wonderful dress. I found myself seeing VV with her Do Wop Indie style tunes at The Soho Revue bar in London a few months later. I met her back stage and as you can see she was also wearing a hot off the press Anna Lou of London's bespoke VV Brown necklace.

My Billboard made SuperSuper Magazine Top Ten Trendz

Word people! Or 'Strike a Pose' with a saying. SuperSuper Magazine (one of the top selling youth culture mags of the moment) did a section about 'top 10 Super Trendz'.
To fill you in I organise numerous events including Lazy Gramophone, Musicalifragilistic and THE FAD.

Fad: A temporary fashion, notion, manner of conduct, etc., esp. one followed enthusiastically by a group.

THE FAD makes the audience to 'Dress to Express' and be who you want to be. With Dancers on the bar, balloons, bubbles, DJs, free face painting and billboards sayings (above). I was recently asked by Universal to organise a showcase for one of their bands under THE FAD name.
SuperSuper made my signs their number 1 out of 10 trendz called 'Get yr sign on!' (Issue 13, page 14) with a girl holding it saying 'Go DJ'. They said '...taking lyrics, poetry and commentary onto the dance floor...' and '... reference pop culture and encourage people to join in by handing them out...held high over the heads of the dance floor, perhaps acknowledging their influence and importance in public life...'


Monday, 10 November 2008

SKIP Theatre

SKIP Theatre are these fabulous 3 girls named Chloe, Laura and Charlotte. I have known them for quite a few years and they have played at numerous nights I have put on. They formed at Goldsmiths and bring a fresh performance style to theatre and club nights that is more than just skipping. They challenge spaces and the audience standing within them, but still keep a light hearted effect to newcomers not accustomed to performance. At their last night they skipped with bags of icing sugar, within a few minutes the powder had seeped through the air and you could taste it in your mouth. This was a great sensations and very original. Another one to watch.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

The Irrepressibles

In life there are moments when once in a blue moon you come across something in simple terms special.
The Irrepressibles are that in abundance and I have booked them for Lazy Gramophone Presents night in the past. Led by Jamie McDermott this 10 piece orchestra with singer don't have competition, there is no one like them. If you listen to 'In This Shirt' or even 'My Friend Jo' you will understand why. They just ooze originality, quality and stubbornness. In the perfect situation, where all is hushed, and lights are turned down low, they will make you cry.

P.S I have just bought their album (28/01/09) and here is a review from The Independent

Thursday, 6 November 2008

J Smith Esq.

I didn't read so much when I was young but was always drawn to images. This was very much so with Isabella Blow a muse or champion of Philip Treacy and others. She found and supported talented people.
I had the privilege to have a meeting with Justin Smith Esq who seems to be the milliner of the moment, backed by Stephen Jones. His place was immense, what many of us would want in our flat/house for decor and he had a beautiful grey dog to match. He was lovely to chat to and it was wonderful to meet a person so talented. Pictures above.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Broken Hearts

Some people look good, some look better than good, and then there are some people who look supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! This is none more so than The Broken Hearts. Dressing as if Bettie Page is their stylist they are one of the few women around who really float my style boat. Amber and Nish work at Beyond Retro and being DJs (Red phone used for mixing tunes) in the night time they are also slowly putting a band together, with the songs being fresh from the 1920s block.

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Wobbly Eyes

Find one of my new head designs. Wobbly eyes!