I know everyone is busy writing about Halloween but I have 1 thing on my mind ................ Claude Montana 1984!!!......................
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
Not only is Zaiba Jabbar one of the nicest people to work with she is also proving to be one of the most sought after filmakers in London right now working with exciting young brands like Charlie Le Mindu, Craig Lawrence, HOUSE OF ORGANZA and David David. Here are 3 of my fav films, with a couple of questions. Check out her work on vimeo and visit her website.
How would you describe yourself?
Driven, approachable...... and a little bit weird.......
What do you love most about what you do?
I love having the opportunity to ZAIBA-FY the things I see happening around me....
What have you got coming up?
I've got a really cool collaboration with Vice online magazine. And a few other collaborations in the pipeline. I've also got an exclusive official screening of my new William Richard Green SS11 video coming soon. I just really want to challenge peoples perception of what video can be about and make it cool.
Thursday, 28 October 2010
So Halloween is nearly here ................woooooooo..............spooky!! This will get you in the mood for party time sat!!! Here is to a scary weekend : )
Wednesday, 27 October 2010
I recently took a trip to the V&A to see Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 (which is AMAZING!!!) and whilst buying the book at the V&A shop I stumbled on this...................... make your own fabulous Fred Butler pieces.
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
This is a shout out to an amazing Photographer / Director who I have just had the pleasure to meet and work with - BELL SOTO. Bell is based in NY but has recently been here in London and we have just shot 2 short fashion films exclusively for V MAG. The films will be out soon but I wanted to share his work with you. Above are some of my fave images he has taken and below is 1 of his films. Please check out his website, blog and vimeo.
Monday, 25 October 2010
Fred Butler has been a busy bee, tucked away in her fabulous studio (shared with Craig Lawrence) finishing her new S/S11 collection titled 'Phosphorescent Omni-Present'. Above is Fred's postcard image shot by Elisha Smith Leverock and below are the pieces from her collection taken at Cube press day last thursday. I love working with Fred, she is truly one of London's most talented designers and always sunshine to be around. Theses pieces are now available to shoot : )
Sunday, 24 October 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
Wed night I joined Coco to celebrate the launch of her first album ' The Constant'. Coco played live at Scala to a sold out crowd, it was a great gig and then we went to Shoreditch house for some drinks to celebrate. 'The Constant' is officially out 8th Nov.
I realised I have not put our recent vids up - so here is 'Quicker' directed by China Moo Young - I love this video.
Jacket - Barbour
Denim Shirt - ralph Lauren at MINT Vintage
Fang Necklace - Dominic Jones
Other Necklaces and White Shorts - Coco's own
Wednesday, 20 October 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
I teamed up with the super amazing Jez Tozer this season to make a short film for my 'ADORN' House of Organza, staring the lovely Jourdan Dunn. Here are 3 of the stills from the film that were printed and displayed at the launch. Please go onto Jez's website or SHOWSTUDIO to see the film for now.
All images by Morgan O'Donovan
Last thursday Lyall Hakaraia and myself opened the Royal Dalston Hotel, Vogue Fabrics, doors for round 2 of HOUSE OF ORGANZA (HOO) - this time titled 'ADORN'. HOO is on it's 2nd season and with a strong team such as Piers Atkinson, Fred Butler, Judy Blame, Lyall Hakaraia, Craig Lawrence, PINS London and DR NOKI all on board 'ADORN' was a great way to launch Frieze. I started the group HOO last season with Lyall Hakaraia with the theme ORGANZA, this season we choose the humble pin from tales of Queen Elizabeth the first. It was common for ladies of the elizabethan court to wear no less than 1000 pins and gold was only permitted to be worn by Queen Elizabeth and her family.......
Lyall and I turned Vogue Fabrics into a black box where we displayed all these bespoke pieces, projected a short film directed the amazing Jez Tozer, starring Jourdan Dunn and all squeezed in to sit on the floor for golden tales by Jonny Woo. Our event has just gone up on Dazed Digital with a short behind the scenes film by Zaiba Jabbar. Thanks to Morgan O'Donovan for these pics and everyone for getting involved! These pieces are now available to shoot so please contact me.
Monday, 18 October 2010
Sunday, 17 October 2010
I love working with David Koma - he is a true genius and soooooooo much fun!!! This season David showed his S/S11 collection on schedule at LFW as part of NEW GEN next to Holly Fulton. David collaborated this season with the talented MAWI and Alain Quilici.
Go onto DAZED DIGITAL to read his interview. Massive thank you to everyone who worked on this show with us. Shelley Durkan for casting, Kenna at Kennaland for hair, Yin Lee for makeup, Ben Esser and frYars for amazing music, my crew and Bacchus.