Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Tuesday 28th June: Glastonbury Festival 2016

Glastonbury 2016 = on which the site was so flooded from rain that the entrances were shut down........ one of the biggest patronised events was a political panel debate regarding the EU referendum on the day of the announcement................. followed by a double rainbow appearing in the sky above the site the next day with nature marking Gay Pride, and honouring Orlando ................. the best sunsets that I can remember ............ Prince and David Bowie tributes at every corner............... Africa Express bringing together the Syrian Orchestra and musicians from Mali to open the main stage on the first day .......... after a video compiled by Portishead for Jo Cox in which her message was immortalised for us all "“We have far more in common than which divides us.”   A very, very surreal and moving year for the memory bank of Glastonbury moments .............. 

(Images include a portrait of Kamasi Washington at the West Holts Stage,  the Guardian bags designed by Craig and Karl, a chicken avoiding the mud in the compost of the Permaculture garden, and a couple getting married in the Healing Fields which was very very cute)  

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Wednesday 22nd June: R.I.P Jo Cox

R.I.P Jo Cox who would have been 42 today.  Here is the mooring of her house-boat last night, where flowers have been laid ahead of a procession down the Thames and gathering in Trafalgar Square today.

Thursday 22nd June: Stonewall x Absolut LGBT Pride Campaign

Absolut and Stonewall have partnered on a series of designer customised bottles to raise money for LGBT charity through an online auction via Givergy.  Here is my bottle for which I found every colour of the spectrum to make the entire rainbow for Pride. Bottles are covered in sequins and rhinestones at carnival, so this is my interpretation of a celebration theme but making it with my signature folded foil ruffles.  I believe that any visibility of support to Pride is a positive step to pushing the message of world peace and the rainbow works perfectly on the iconic Absolut bottle.  Big Ups to them for making this campaign #AbsolutPride.

The auction closes during Pride this weekend in London.  Check out the other designers including Henry Holland, SIBLING, Gareth Pugh, Piers Atkinson, Princess Julia (see above) and more here, then bid over on the GIVERGY platform here