Saturday 13 April 2013

Friday 13th April: Essaouira, Morocco


After the hectic city experience of Marrakech I've rounded off my Moroccan safari in the small seaside destination Essaouira where Keef Richards and crew came to smoke the Kiff. (My holiday reading is his autobiography which is kind of fitting!)
What can I report? There's camels on the beach. That's all I needed to be blown away. Infact literally. The beach is a vast open plain with sand dunes like the desert and the wind whips right off the wide sea pushing you sideways as you stroll along the shore. Which was actually fortuitous for me as I've been desperate to join boys in football since I got here and a blast of Sahara air meant a ball flew off pitch at lightening speed in my direction - to the rescue I couldn't resist saving the offside. Couldn't communicate with them in my B grade GCSE French but we had the language of footy to converse. Similar to the international unwritten shared appreciation of Michael Jackson which I've heard from various sound systems throughout my journey - long live the King of Pop - cant beat a bit of off the wall - wherever you are. Beat it.
To summarise, if you're impatient of the potential impending third semester non-event summer, I fully recommend the Ryan Air / Easy Jet flight to this crazy cosmic continent.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Thurs 11th April: Marrakech Day 3

My last day in Marrakech - I will really miss these incredible storks that nest on the walls of the adjacent palace to my Riad - if you squint, they are the black and white birds here, which are disproportionally represented in my snaps - as in reality they are MASSIVE - especially circling high up in the blue sky. The other notable menagerie of Marrakech are the underworld of stray cats that line every floor under foot - the furry fellas seem to purrfectly co-exist with the madness* and mayhem of the markets and souks. This tabby kitten sat next to me at lunch!

*implausibly and right on the money - the Moroccan currency abbreviation is MAD - which has cracked me right up

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Weds 10th April: Ella Dror PR press day today


My pieces at Ella Dror PR press day, including knitwear collaboration with EDE, bolted beanie and baseball cap collaboration with Keely Hunter Millinery and shoe collaboration with Rosy Nicholas.

Here are also my artworked Polaroids of the AW13 collection shot by Kim Jakobsen To, styled by Kim Howells, makeup by Yin Lee, model Olivia Loughane.

Weds 10th April: Marrakech Day 2