Saturday, 19 December 2009
Friday, 18 December 2009
If anyone is looking for a bit of self indulgent retail therapy amidst the anxiety of the inevitable hysteria of Christmas Shopping tomorrow.............hop on a 38 out of the West End. Find yourself in Angel for some light relief at the Bar Boot Sale where you'll find sexy styles to snap up at *sexy prices (* sexy pricing* is an official term coined by the business mentoring scheme at the BFC......i didn't make that one up.......its how to pitch your prices at an attractive rate.........don't you know?!).
Its going to be a rummage of designer bargains..........think new Chanel or Gucci shoes for £35.........now that does sound sexy! To set off your new purchases there will be a hair stylist to give you an optional Saturday night blow dry. For begrudging boyfriends in-tow, there is mulled wine to make the day less tortuous..............or equally ditch your lady friend upstairs and just hang out in the seasonal surroundings of The Old Queen's Head downstairs. Christmas tunes will be played out from the Sounds Familiar Sound System, The Voguettes and The Internationals................what are you waiting for............?
Ive been tipped off about this event from an insider at Vogue who co-runs the show..........so needless to say.........when they state designer garms, its going to be good..........not the type of tat you find down The Music & Goods Exchange in Notting Hill!...........I can say that as Ive worked there.........infact who hasn't?
film by Jamie Jessett
Thursday, 17 December 2009
1. How did you start (what was your first project under the name Goodone?)
Well it started 3-4 years ago we were originally called goodshop but then we didn’t start a shop and turned into goodone, it was a bit of a piss take in the beginning, but it stuck! One of the first most interesting projects was with NOKI we were both based in Brighton when I first started the business; he is like the godfather to goodone.
2. What is the signature Goodone style?
Sexy but not slutty, fashionable but not superficial, recycled but not obvious, clothes you want to wear made in a way that you like.
3. What is the best-seller design?
The heart bum skirts sold well for us so have the heart jumpers and the bodice dresses....
4. What is your favourite colour combination?
Ooh Fred that’s mean it was definitely pink, peach, coral and orange, but I think I’m moving out of my coral faze, maybe navy blue and cream but that’s quite boring!
5. What is your favourite thing to find amongst all the waste that you process..........
Cashmere jumpers make my day and we find loads often with only a tiny moth hole on them. I found a harvey nicks cashmere jumper the other day and one of my favourite dresses was found on the floor of the rag factory where we pick our clothes from.
6. What’s your latest design that you are most proud of?
I’m most proud of my double top buckle dress, but I think I’ll be wearing my cropped knot t shirt the most
7. Whats next for Goodone ?
Well we have been quite busy recently there has been a project with Puma and I have just signed a 2 yr contract designing upcycled clothing for Tesco, on top of that we have just been awarded mentorship by the British Fashion Council, and we are organising another project with a major retailer available next year watch this space.
8. Who would you most like to wear Goodone...........if you had to pick an ambassador/endorser.......ie. do you have a muse?
We did have Lauren Lavern’s stylist request a load of dresses not sure if any of them made them on to her back but she would be a good example of a goodone lady. We have also had lots of requests from Katy Price quite an unusual girl to see wearing recycled clothing!!
9. Have you got an insider tip of another one to watch in the sustainable fashion scene?
There are quite a few people about at the moment but I have to say Nina Dolcetti she makes the sexiest shoes I have seen. Her and her shoes are more lovely than chocolate, and that’s saying something.
All images from Nin, taken at her studio
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Yesterday I had a once in the life time opportunity to have my portrait taken by Nick Knight. Wow, that'll be one to tell the grand kids!
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
Monday, 14 December 2009
Here is Andy Merritt (of Merritt studio) who is one of the artists that has decorated a wall at Concrete Hermit to launch the book "Amelia's Anthology of Illustration" that he has contributed to. The book is a limited edition run featuring a compilation of emerging and exciting illustrators who answered an open brief on alternative technology via Amelia's website.