Holly spotted this latest installment in the NOKI graffiti trail. The last entry was from the toilet of the George and Dragon and this new sighting was just off Hoxton Street. Ive included a picture of NOKI's own pair of his Kicker's collaboration design which have not escaped the grid embellishment of his prolific marker pen..............
Thursday, 21 February 2008
The freaks were out last night. 10 of us were hired to dance on stage at the Brit Awards after show party during Matthew Stone's set. The-O, Chycca and Scotte all had outfit changes which was great fun to witness in our dressing room. Scottee's makeup box was a picnic hamper! The lashings of red glitter was echoed in the jewell encrusted scarlet telephone box in the party. The lit dancefloor was a flashing chess board and the rest of the venue was decorated with graffitti covered caravans.
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
I then bumped into Bethan Wood whilst actually buying wood in Leylands. Bethan's home is decorated in a collection of everything I dream about and more. Wow wee. If our two worlds collided it would be quite something! Rubixcube takeover.
Destiny brought me a day of enjoying tea and conversation at different creative ladies dwellings whilst in Hackney. I firstly visited Paloma Faith who greeted me wearing an oversized red bow tie and served me a red polkadot mug . Then onto Amy Gwatkin in a pom pom necklace, who served me a cup with a picture of her Granmother's dog dressed up in hat and sunglasses. Here are pictures of Amy's home that is a visual overload of collected prints, postcards and Helmut Newton posters. Not to mention her exploding wardrobe of vintage treats which she layers by picking individual pieces each time she passes.
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Monday, 18 February 2008
Our studio ceiling has been naked since we took down the stars for Patrick's set at Shepherd's Bush Empire. Today the next chapter has been resolved and installed. Andy and Maki put up the left over night sky backdrop from Peter Jensen's show. I blogged a picture of this on hintmag.com as a start to an ongoing contribution to the site.................so I will notify here when I send my monthly submissions.
Sunday, 17 February 2008
This stunning dress was designed by Petra Storrs. The expanse of reflective metal set off Paloma's performance with a large helium baloon and mirror ball makeup. Check out an even more stunning piece on video that the pair worked on in the link below.................
"Feb 16" is the name of an event that follows the knitwear presentation I went to in November, aptly named "Nov 27". This time the show took place in the Parlour at Sketch with the models walking through the crowd interspersed with music performances. Here are a couple of looks from the debut collection of Liria Pristine. She has collaborated with Rosie Kent to enhance her knitwear with jewellery, seen here on the top modelled by Jeanette.
There was a queue all the way up Wardour street to get into the Soho Revue Bar for Circus. Here is the host Jodie Harsh wearing a top by the embroiderer extraordinare Scott Ramsay Kyle, who I always like to champion . The door is manned by Alexis Knoxx who is the fashion editor of Notion Magazine (seen here in a look that the Met should surely employ?!). Watch the link here to see the other-worldly promo clip for Circus shot and directed by Malcom Pate.
K A B I R invited me to the preview of Katie Hillier's collaboration on accessories for Saville Row tailor Norton & Sons. Held in the eclectically decorated store complete with 2 gigantic taxidermy Gazelle heads on the walls. Here is a snapshot of NOKI and Lulu Kennedy of Fashion East wearing Louise Gray that we have submitted to the blog on hintmag.com.
Andy Hillman's set for Peter Jensens runway show at Conway Hall inspired by Mike Leigh's film "Nuts in May". Here is Maki Lou Lou hiding in one of the tents that she and Hanna Wood made along with a gigantic night sky backdrop. These are 2 of my favourite looks of the show: a rainbow jumper and a silver skirt that looked like it may have been made from foil survival blankets. The models dissapeared off stage by ducking and going through the left tent. Peter made his curtain call by cheekily darting out of the other tent, bouncing up and down, and then scurrying back inside.