Saturday, 30 June 2012

MAARTEN VAN DER HORST SS13

Maarten Van Der Horst launched his first menswear collection this season inspired by the graphics of Iron Maiden, Metallica, Van Halen and The Cramps. Here is an image from his presentation, as part of Fashion East, at the London Showrooms.

CRAIG GREEN SS13


I have been following  Craig Green since his BA collection at CSM. His approach to menswear really stood out with his use of interesting materials, such as wood and foam and DIY approach. Craig continued to develop his ideas with an outstanding MA collection, and is going from strength to strength as he debuts his SS13 collection as part of the BFC's London's Showrooms thanks to Fashion East. With a palette of white, cream, black and slashes of check, this collection explores 'out of the ordinary British tradition' with a nod to Guy Fawkes. Materials include, mohair, crinkle washed calico, screen printed suede and a knitwear collaboration with Helen Lawrence. Watch this space!





Saturday, 23 June 2012

ATALANTA WELLER SAMPLE SALE TODAY!!

One of my favourite shoe designers, Atalanta Weller is having a big sample sale today where you can literally save hundreds of pounds........I own a lot of Atalanta Weller heels and I am going today to buy more!! Visit her website here to see her designs, there is everything from one of her first collaborations with Henry Holland to her most recent AW12 collection.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

KATIE EARY SS13

The West Coast and skaters seem to have inspired much of Mens SS13 and Katie Eary was no exception. The models were armed with oversized white crocodile rucksacks and branded skateboards as they stomped to a heavy "God Save The Queen'  by Mano. Print was everywhere, focus being on fish, in particular the goldfish, which also tagged onto bags and made it down the runway like a little finding nemo! The contrast of light silk and heavy neoprene on the boys made a interesting mix and worked with all the layers styled by Way Perry while the women flashed flesh in swimsuits and bikini's. Now what would Katie's swimwear for men look like? I'd like to see that! 












CHILD OF THE JAGO SS13

Child of the Jago presented their new SS13 collection friday evening at the beautifully suited House of St Barnabas, Soho, hosted by the fabulous Jeanette. Models appeared walking the room in new season's colour palette of navy, chocolate, biscuit and mushroom, paired with few pastel prints and pops of bold red. Pattern was led by the 'Dalston Laundry Bag' which featured as a print on head, neck and pocket scarfs, trimmings, as well as bold all over jackets and shorts, for men and women. 

My favourite pieces from Child of the Jago are always their hats and this new lineup has got me really excited to shoot and buy...... 

Close up of mens shirt layered with two "Dalston Laundry' jackets.

I LOVE the simplicity of this felt cap, I wonder if they will make one for me in blue?

'Dalston Laundry' print scarfs

Close up of female model wearing 'Dalston laundry'  scarf, top, jacket, shorts and bag.

Fred Butler (borrowing my new hat!) with Jordan Bowen (wearing his own hat from new collection). Jordan has just finished assisting Stephen Jones and will launch his first collection soon!

Poser alert! Me and Cass (Skunk Anansie, bass player) wearing our new orders, can't wait to own this hat!

YMC SS13

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YMC showed their SS13 collection in the basement of Phonica record shop, Soho. It was an intimate show inspired by 'vintage Kimono prints, early 60's West Coast surf culture and 80's casuals'. With a 17 year history YMC is clear about it's image and customer. 'form should always follow function, resulting in clothes that have a timeless appeal'.

MARTINE ROSE SS13

Martine Rose is definitely up there with one of best shows I have seen this weekend. Unfortunately my photo's do not do justice so here is just one from the finale.... Amazing decorated white stocking masks by Scott Ramsay Kyle concealed the face of every model breeding a tribe /pack/ new breed. The collection was made up of oversized denim, snakeskin shorts/ trousers and bold neoprene creating rigid solid shapes. Overall a really concise, tight collection beautifully styled by Max Pearmain

TOPMAN SS13

My first show was Topman and what a way to start! The old Sorting office proved to be a great space again and the multi coloured neon strip central to the catwalk was a good hint to what we were about to see from Topman's SS13 collection.  This was every inch a summer time feeling with not 1 pair of trousers in sight, although layers and beanies reminded us we are in Britain. The show was packed with bold, bright colours throughout, acid orange, fuchsia pink and peacock blue, teamed and clashing with strong, hectic prints, inspired by american graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. The rucksacks were a firm favourite with skateboards weaved through some, along with the basketball twin sets, revealing a little midriff for the summer : ) Let hope the right kind of midriffs buy these pieces! 



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Monday, 11 June 2012

BULLETT MAGAZINE: THOMAS COOKSEY

Alena (top) wears glasses by Diesel, Earrings by Holly Fulton, swimsuit Etro, watch Baby G. Nasia (bottom) wears hat KTZ, bikini top Etro, skirt Levis.

Yeah my new shoot with Thomas Cooksey for BULLET magazine has just come out and here it is! 








Alex (left) wears headpiece Sorcha O'Raghallaigh , bikini top Diesel,  briefs Calvin Klein,  jeans Juicy Couture.  Alena (middle) wears hat Piers Atkinson, earrings Rosy Nicholas, bikini top Zandra Rhodes for Piers Atkinson, shorts American Apparel, sunglasses Balanciaga. Nasia (right) hat American Apparel, bikini Diesel, earrings Zandra Rhodes, sunglasses Marc Jacobs, flip flops Havaianas.


Alena wears hat Beyond Retro, bra and briefs Calvin Klein, skirt Mary Katrantzou.

Nasia wears playsuit Dolce and Gabbana, hat Piers Atkinson, glasses Gucci.

Alena (left) wears bikini and sunglasses Dsquared2. Alex (middle) wears hat Ralph Lauren, dress Gucci, shoes Louis Vuitton. Nasia (right) wears headband Keko Hainswheeler, dress Giles, watch in headband Swatch, briefs Calvin Klein

Alena (left) wears sunglasses John Galliano, swimsuit Missoni. Nasia (right) wears sunglasses Dolce and Gabbana, bikini Missoni.

Alex (left) wears veil Piers Atkinson, leather top Ralph Lauren, lace top Preen, shorts Armani Exchange. Alena (middle) wears top American Apparel, skirt Lacoste L!ve. Nasia (right) wears hat Piers Atkinson, top Topshop, skirt Louis Vuitton.

Nasia (left) wears hat Keely Hunter, swimsuit Holly Fulton, watch Swatch. Alena wears sunglasses Ray-Ban, jacket Holly Fulton, swimsuits Rellik, bag Armani Exchange, shoes Louis Vuitton.

Photographer: Thomas Cooksey at Defacto 
Stylist: Kim Howells at the Book Agency
Makeup: Martina Luisetti at the Book Agency
Hair: Ben Jones at Jed Root
Set Design: Alun Davies
Models: Alex S, Alena B and Nasia at Storm
Photographers Assistant: Max Cramer and James Brodribb
Stylist Assistants: Daisy Newman, Isabella Sumner and Emma Fisher
Makeup Assistant: Lucy Flower

Friday, 8 June 2012

PIERS ATKINSON 'SUMMER HATS' POP UP SHOP


Piers Atkinson, joined here by Andrew Logan,  welcomed guests to his new fabulous Pop-Up Shop at St Martins Lane Hotel last night, followed by an intimate tea and cake afternoon today. You will be able to visit Piers personally at his Pop-Up Shop for the whole month of June, where you can enjoy his debut Ascot collection, archive and bespoke pieces, illustrations and prints by photographers such as Jez Tozer, Morgan White, Thomas Cooksey, Brett lloyd, Ellen Rogers and Thomas Lohr.   The space has been designed by Alun Davies and will be open from Monday - Saturday 11am - 6.30pm and Sunday 12 - 4pm. Everything in store is available to buy.

The wonderful Fred Butler. Fred will be in store all day on the 14th June as 'guest wrapper' for any shoppers out there....... (colourful paper of course) .

Andrew Logan wearing a Piers Atkinson AW12 Top hat holding a cheeky Piers Atkinson / London Undercover umbrella, illustrated by Rosemary Beard

Andrew Logan jewels all available to buy!


Pomp De Franc took cake making to a whole new level again with these colourful, Zandra Rhodes printed bow cakes!

An original Piers Atkinson Illustration 'Snow White'.

Photographer Morgan White exhibits some of his prints from AW11.

Zandra Rhodes teams up with Piers Atkinson for a handful of exclusive printed headpieces.


Hot Voodoo SS12 returns with some very special guests......

Brett Lloyd SS10 poster and Ellen Rogers SS11

SS12 straw fedora

SS12 'Kimberlia Horrificalis' named after me...........nice!

Zandra Rhodes new collaboration piece.


If I were a barbie I would totally be this one!