Friday, 13 December 2013

Friday 13th Dec: Teds Draws vs. Work It

Time for T ……….. t-shirts ……….. and Teds Draws ………… in a collaboration with Work It as the latest merch to come from the girl's label.  Ted is known for penning a particular style of caricature of pop-culture icons from Steve Bucemi, Christopher Walkin to Snoop Doggy Dog and Missy Elliot.  The first colour variant to his signature monochrome illustrations is the pink inked portrait of Lil' Kim.  The launch took place at local treasure trove Pelican's and Parrots Black where Loren recently picked up a winner Versace print body-con mini-dress.  Head over to their site to snap up this limited edition celebration of the Queen of r'n'b.

(Images from both the launch party, invite and snaps at the artist's studios)

Friday 13th Dec: Christmas at Andrew Logan's Glasshouse

From Nelson Mandela's portrait in South Africa via the last post, to his legacy prophetically immortalised in reflecting bright lights of Andrew Logan's mirror sculpture.  Every Christmas Andrew opens the doors of his glasshouse in Bermondsey for a festive get-together and chance to invest in a piece of his unique cosmic work.  The installations are constantly moving and changing - with the latest face to take centre stage on the stairwell being Nelson Mandela.  I wonder where this wonder will end up one day………….. genius.
(Photos include Kose Jean's metallic marbled shoes, me wearing a Kitty Joseph glitter print neoprene box jacket, La Touche snapping hats on Keely Hunter and Kitty)

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Tues 10th Dec: South Africa via Alex Cunningham

In the tradition of my Uncle Travelling Mac style features where I ask friends who are travelling to send me snaps from their adventures - here are Alex Cunningham's photos from Johannesburg where she is on location for a shoot.  It's happened to fall at the pivotal time of Nelson Mandela's death … … ..  which I'd like to mention on the blog - and here is the perfect visual opportunity for insight into the city this last week.

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear."

"A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."

Monday, 9 December 2013

Monday 9th Dec: Jeremy Deller's WARP vs. TATE

We had been eagerly anticipating this event, counting down the days to have the chance to rave inside Tate Britain ℅ winners Warp records and our favourite (Turner Prize) artist Jeremy Deller .   This is what I love about England - that one of our most important institutions stuffed with serious historical art was happy to open its doors to the public to have a free party?!  The  WARP vs. TATE night had a line up inc.  Rustie presents Rave (in the Pre-Raphalite room), Hudson Mohawke's Summer of Love, A tribute to 808 303 by Hellicar & Lewis ……… and Jeremy Deller's ACID BRASS ft. Fairey Brass Band.  After the individual acts installations scattered around the galleries, the crowd amassed for the crescendo of the brass band playing 808 State's "Pacific" and A Guy Called Gerald's "Voodoo Ray".  We all know that Deller is the don, and this event was just the latest evidence of that legacy ………. BOOOOOM.  Watch Rollo Jackson's raving Morris Men film for the event's media partner DAZED here.
Thank you Verity Keefe for helping me get in the building, past the epic que wrapping round the whole block.