Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Weds 21 Oct: Birds of a feather at Mandi's Basement

Yesterday was the first of 2 press days at Mandi Lennard Publicity.  With her newly trimmed and focused roster, the synergy of her clients stood out between Gareth Pugh and Roksanda Illincic who have both incorporated feathers in their latest S/S collections seen here.  How funny that the saying Birds of a feather came to my mind (not the Chingford duo!) and I looked up the meaning which really fits the subconscious comradely of Mandi's clients:

 "Birds of a feather flock together". (In old poetic English, "birds of a feather" means birds which have the same kind of feathers, so the proverb refers to the fact that birds congregate with birds of their own species.)

They also created their own special muse doll for Mandi's other client Barbie. Mandi's penchant for manicured nails is echoed in the form of an omnipresent statement furnishing in her showroom as a large Barbie doll hand left over from a DSM installation by Hillman Studio.  The enviable position of being one of London's most gifted PR's has been documented in this month's Elle as an interiors article illustrating Mandi in "My Space" surrounded by all of her favourite things (including the giant rainbow magazine tear sheet Chanel bag I gave her).

Thanks to Jessica for attending Mandi's Roller Disco to take these snaps for my blog.  Her previous work placement was at Milliner Noel Stewart where coincidentally she had a hand in making this feather hat for Roksanda.........

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