Wednesday 8 February 2012

Sun 12th Feb: The Flower Appreciation Society Valentines bouquets

My favourite fashion-centric florists The Flower Appreciation Society will be making beautiful, seasonal bouquets for extra special gifts this Valentine's Day. They will deliver anywhere in North or East London with bouquets starting at £35............ I haven't seen a more beautiful bunch of flowers anywhere in the city so if you want to impress that special certain someone = I cant recommend their services enough!!!
Keep up to date with all their projects over on The Flower Appreciation Blogspot

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Tues 7th Feb: Women's Aid - Cabinet Of Dreams

For the 7th year in a row Grey London have teamed up with the Women's Aid (national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children) to raise funds whilst giving a meaningful and magical twist to Valentine's Day. The aim of the collaboration is to highlight that for over a million women, Valentine's Day is like any other day, a day of living in fear of their partner. The Cabinet of Dreams has discarded the cliched and predictable idea of a valentine gift by alternatively offering virtual gifts for your sweetheart. Titles of unfulfilled promises and sentiments have been interpreted into bell jar designs by London's artists and collectives (Myself, Rob Ryan, Kyle Bean, The Last Tuesday Society, Nicole Mueller, Suck & Chew, Francesca Mair, Marie-Louise Jones and Charlotte Brown). The installation is displayed in a Soho store window for shoppers to view and 'purchase' by texting the number to donate to Women's Aid. The purchase will then be sent via text to the recipient who will be informed of the donation and their unique present................ a worthwhile cause to champion in place of a box of chocolates or cuddly toy!

"The Cabinet of Dreams" is at The FrameStore, 9 Noel St, W1F 8G until Valentine’s Day.

Get your loved one a true money-can’t buy gift this Valentine’s Day by visiting

(Above, Kyle Bean's clock for "A Stolen Moment", Rob Ryan's keys for "Your Heart's Desire", The Last Tuesday Society's flower for "A Comfortable Silence" and below, my rainbow for "The Moon On A Stick")

Monday 6 February 2012

Sun Feb 5th: Brett Lloyd in Paris for Fall 2012 Menswear - Part 2

To conclude Brett Lloyd's coverage from his time in Paris for the recent menswear shows .......... here are some shots from the down-time with friends at events and around town. To follow more of the same in a mix of his personal work and commissions, head over to his TUMBLR. To see personal work go here............... and to see his portfolio of editorial and campaigns go here.

Thanks Brett for the insight into your travels.............. according to Kim Jones interview with Simon Chilvers on the inspiration for this season's collection = its all about travel "The biggest general influence from the archive is the travel aspect. All of these clothes are for the man who travels the world, be it on a private jet or a yacht! Vuitton is really well set up for super-technical, super-luxury outerwear, and this is something we've really played to this season." ............ so perfect timing to get a pair of the lizard boots!

(Images top to bottom: 1 & 2:Traditional Parisian lunch, 3: A sighting of Karl Lagerfeld in Colette whilst downstairs having lunch, 4: A painting in Christian Louboutin's office from a visit to take his portrait, 5: With Marine Fourie and Charles Couthensais, 6: Charles outside The Moulin Rouge, 7: Charles with Jean-Sebastien Pougnand, 8: The tiniest gold fish bowl at his friend's apartment, 9: With Jonjo Jury and Matthew Stone, 10: A model at Jefferson Hack's TOD's collaboration presentation, 11: Yasmina Dexter, 12: At the TOD's after party dinner with Matthew, Yasmina....... Grace Jones and Chaka Khan)

Sunday 5 February 2012

Sun Feb 5th: Brett Lloyd in Paris for Fall 2012 Menswear - Louis Vuitton - the aftermath

An insight into Brett's coverage of the show aftermath .................. Kim at the press call with Marc Jacobs, being interviewed by Suzy Menkes, personal guest and friend Michael Costiff, with Yves Carcelle (chief executive of Louis Vuitton) ......... and last but not least, the M .......... Mo√ęt

Sun Feb 5th: Brett Lloyd in Paris for Fall 2012 Menswear - Louis Vuitton - backstage

Just a few of Brett's shots backstage at the Louis Vuitton show - designer Kim Jones working on looks with stylist Alister Mackie , a final moment as a model walks on stage, watching front of house on the monitor, group portrait of the whole atelier team....... their lunch, LV catering style ........... and birthday cake for casting director Shelley Durkan.

Sun Feb 5th: Brett Lloyd in Paris for Fall 2012 Menswear - Louis Vuitton - hair tests

To kickstart the coverage from Brett's role as official behind-the-scenes documentary photographer for the Louis Vuitton Fall 2012 Menswear show .......... here are snaps (and snaps of snaps) from the hair tests with Guido Palau, Alister Mackie and Kim.

Sun Feb 5th: Brett Lloyd in Paris for Fall 2012 Menswear

For the next few posts I will be showing and sharing a selection of images from Brett Lloyd's time in Paris at menswear week where he was documenting Kim Jones (British menswear designer of the year) second collection for Louis Vuitton .
For this first contribution to my blog from the photographer, here is a little introductory visual clue to the chap himself ......... trying out the key accessory of the season and wearing his new boots from the collection gifted by Kim............ of which more is to follow...........
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