Thursday, 20 November 2014

Thursday 20th Nov: Viviane Sassen's "ANALEMMA: FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY 1992 - 2012"









This show is ridiculously beautiful.  

Whoever is curating at The Photographer's Gallery at the moment is smashing it.  The previous exhibition by Lorenzo Vitturi was equally essential, refreshing and lush.  

DO NOT MISS

The Photographers' Gallery, 16 - 18 Ramillies St, London W1F 7LW
31 October 2014 - 18 January 2015
info@tpg.org.uk  +44 (020) 7087 9300  
Mon – Sat 10.00 – 18.00, Thu 10.00 – 20.00, Sun 11.30 – 18.00

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Weds 19th Nov: "The Fractured & The Feline" by Quentin Jones with Robert Storey


















Two of my favourite artists (and people) have once again collaborated and this time on an exhibition as a retrospective of Quentin's work and their previous joint projects.  Quentin's archive of illustration and animation has been made into a 3D spatial showcase by art-director Storey to bring to life her signature Surrealist squiggle style.  As you move around the maze of mirrored walls it feels as if you've stepped into one of their fashion films with reflections of both your own body and their body of work all intersecting thru cut-out sections in the divisions.  Robert wanted to involve the visitor in viewing Quentin's work beyond the regular gallery experience and has turned the Multi-Storey Car Park space into a set from their imaginary worlds.  Within this cavernous dimension is also a canteen to dine upon Storey's furniture and feast on a menu by Jones' sister's catering company "TART".  If that's not enough, The Vinyl Factory have also installed a stand selling a series of screen-prints as limited editions from the show to take a piece of the cut-in-paste puzzle home with you............    

The Vinyl Factory Space at Brewer Street Car Park, Brewer Street, London, W1F 0LA
Dates: 19th November – 13th December 2014,  Wed – Sat 12pm – 5.00pm,  
Free

See my archive first feature on Quentin from 2010 here
See my archive first feature on Robert from 2011 here

Monday, 17 November 2014

Monday 17th Nov: ABSOLUT COLLABORATES WITH 15 FOLDS TO CELEBRATE NEW ANDY WARHOL LIMITED EDITION BOTTLE












 Here are photos from research, prep and work in progress from my piece in the latest project by 15FOLDS for Absolut.  To mark the launch of the new Andy Warhol Foundation collaboration, Absolut have set up an online gallery for GIFS inspired by the theme of "Fame" for work from both established artists and an open submission with the chance to win an original piece of Warhol art!  The theme for my GIF came from a quote by Dotson Radar who was a friend of Andy Warhol and quite candidly commented on perhaps the darker side of his infatuation with fame in relation to the stars he engineered from The Factory.
"His inability to feel at times verged on the sociopathic; he was incapable of any felt, authentic connection to other people's distress.  Nevertheless, from this unruly coterie, this entourage of youth, this posse of his, he appropriated the creative ideas that became the iconic images of his art" 

My GIF has gone live alongside other commissioned designers: Bobby Abley, Lotte Anderson, O Thongthai, Margot Bowman, Sean Frank, Digi Fairy, Gordon Magnin, Ignasi Monreal, James Kerr, Mehdi Lacoste, Naomi Shimada, Nimrod and Tessa Edwards.  Head over to the site "Absolute Art Exchange" to submit your own GIF to enter the competition.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Sunday 16th November: Joey Arias vs. MAC







This week London welcomed NYC's Joey Arias for MAC's Christian Mitchell to host an evening celebrating his past, present and future via installations and performance.  The very original and iconic black geometric costume from his work with Klaus Nomi was flown over and put on display alongside Mugler outfits, masks, photographs and his latest "M.A.C Wipe Art".   With three intervals of live acts, Joey was joined on stage by legendary Miss Sherry Vine & Raven O.  I feel very lucky to have been able to experience it and have NYC's scene brought to my very doorstep at the Camden Electric Ballroom. Incredible!!  All washed down with limitless flutes of fizz and gifted the "Joey Arias AtoZ" special edition lipstick with artwork by Stefano Canulli.  Thank you MAC & Mandi Lennard for another wonderful night bringing everyone together!

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Saturday 15th November: NIKE X PEDRO LOURENÇO







I have become a fully fledged fitness freak with running being the most loved part of my life and a new way to explore the world.  With that I'm getting into the gear and making room in my wardrobe for a whole new section of sportswear.  I never saw this coming and pleasantly surprised as active-wear is so much more than the spandex you first imagine.  I'm beginning to learn what DryFit fabrics to invest in and what length leggings are appropriate for different activities.  NIKE have just collaborated with Brazilian designer Pedro Lourenço on a training collection to combine performance and luxury.  It's a modern interpretation of athletic apparel and I was lucky enough to go to the launch where we got to wear it for a specially devised workout with master trainer Lee Mullins.  Each girl in the class had been given a different variation of pieces from the collection and mine comprised of skirted leggings which is a dream development to the basic - no feeling of being exposed wearing these!  The mesh crew is super soft with rubberised felted trim as if it has been flocked which feels so comfy in the gloved cuff.  The most cosmic part is the  Nike Free 5.0 TR Fit 4 shoes made from 3M to be reflective and flash under lights when you run - which you can see here in my photos from the class.  Find out more about the project over on the NIKE Store

To keep this page from turning into a Women's Health site, I have set up a fitness focused blog "Running Rainbow" on Hunger Magazine ........... so head over if you are on a similar sporty tip........... here.

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Thursday 13th Nov: WAH London "Ultimate Nail Art Kit"




Last night Sharmadean Reid held a party to launch the latest in her WAH LONDON line - the "Ultimate Nail Art Kit".  Here is Susie Bubble looking fantastic as ever in her deft way of fusing pieces that combine colour, texture and detail........... a baby-blue fur coat, silver metallic leather shirt, neon pink PVC skirt over sheer baggy trousers and Meadham Kirchhoff glitter, ruffle, pom-pom platform sandals.  MAGIC !  

Thursday 13th Nov: MTV EMA's in Glasgow










From France I then travelled to Scotland!  The MTV EMA's were held in Glasgow this year and I went along with a group of East London dj's and performers to entertain at the after-show party.  To mark the occasion of the double decade, there was a theme of "Time Machine" which we matched with our looks and music whilst the venues were lit UV like a scene out of BladeRunner.   The ceremony was hosted by Niki Minaj and featured live performances from herself and others such as Charli XCX which was a lush opportunity for a catch-up!
See last year's MTV EMA from Amsterdam here.
See my work with Charli from 2012 here
(Pics top to bottom:  Paraphernalia inc. invitation by Kate Moross, Daniel Lismore, Maxi More with Jodie Harsh and Johanna Londinium,  me & Charli XCX, IMMA/MESS)