Saturday, 11 October 2008

Sat 11th October: Athens Fashion Week

Athens Fashion Week has just been held in the newly re-located downtown Technopolis which is an old gas factory complex. It is the 1st year that it has become a complete cultural festival with music, film and exhibitions in addition to the runway schedule. This season the guest Art Director is Jean Charles De Castelbajac who has set up a retrospective for the event.
Athens based style magazine "Ozon" interviewed me for the street style special addition in conjunction with the fashion week. Here is the page of my feature and you can download the whole magazine at the link below to see what is going on ...............

Friday, 10 October 2008

Friday 10th October: AWOL

Apologies for my absence in posting. I have been in uncomfortable territory of deciphering different application forms in dyslexic terror. Hopefully abandoning the sewing machine and picking up the pen will result in some funding to keep the sewing flowing.............

However I have been mucking-in with the overly familiar glue gun for a night shift...........assisting Andy MacGregor with the next installment of Uniqlo flagship installation. The rainbow gaffa tape web has been replaced with multicolour pipes which rotate in the display tubes reminiscent of Disney Land Fairytale tie in with the new soft fleece collection.........

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Tues 07 October: Rainbow Water Baby

I still can't get over the Fredtasticalaesthetical heaven that was the JCDC last week. Clouds on blue sky? Rainbows? House Hat? Sgt Pepper Jacket in primary felts? Ouch, its a 'tick every box' in my dreamland overload. I kind of don't want to believe it really happend. Just the store opening in London left me with a heavy dose of chromatic psychosis.
So I need a few more days to process all the information.

I had a similar incident when I discovered these insanely cosmic colour delights on Chloe Bells blog "Chloe Makes". On an application to join me at the studio I knew she would be an instant addition to the team. Look at the attention to detail with the mosaic steps! I would swim every day if this was my bathing outfit............or can you imagine on a white beach a rainforest waterfall..............

Tues 07 October: Iredescence

Photo coutesy of Chloe Bell

Monday, 6 October 2008

Monday 06 October: The Best Beauty

Mishkin shot my S/S 09 look book yesterday with the beauty team behind these exceptional images they both worked on for Super Super Magazine last season. The wizard waving the makeup wand was Megumi Matsuno and the sorcerer with the hair spray was Kunio Kohzaki. I first got hooked on Kuni's hair styling when he made card wigs covered in colour photocopies of hair cut in angular box shapes - genius! I'm was so chuffed to have Kuni and Megumi on board for my look book so can't wait to share the images soon.................