Friday 2 December 2016

Friday 2nd Dec: "Self Styled, Dare To Be Different" book launch

Here is Anthony Lycett at his book launch last night for  "Self Styled, Dare To Be Different" with an exhibition of prints inc. Dame Zandra Rhodes, Jenkin Van Zyl, Aymeric Bergada du Cadet and Molly Parkin.  The book is out now!

Thursday 1 December 2016

Thursday 1st December: Anthony Lycett's "Self Styled"

Anthony Lycett has been documenting Londoner's unique styles since 2008 and is just about to release the ultimate record of the whole project to date "Self Styled". It's unbelievable and incredible that he has found and captured so many unique characters. Just like the subject matter, this book is a real one-off. Here are the questions he asked me for my entry which was photographed so many years ago!

A:  Which item of clothing you own means most to you and why?

F:  A blue rope couture top by ThreeAsFOUR which Angela sent to me from NYC for my 30th birthday.  So thoughtful, kind, generous and cosmic - a real honour.

A:  Where do you get your clothes from?

F:  Mostly I'm lucky to be given pieces but I also love a little vintage shop on the Holloway road "Blue 17".

A:  Can you pinpoint the turning point in your life when you felt that you broke free of style convention and went your own way?

F:  When I left school and went to art college at 16.  I could wear whatever I wanted every day!

A:  Were there signs of non conforming from an early age?

F:  Yes!  I wore my knickers on my head.

A:  Do you think your identity defines what you choose to wear?

F:  It's personal and different to everyone.

A:  Where does the urge come from to dress the way you do?

F:  I have no idea.  It's just an innate feeling.  It's actually totally contradictory to my shy personality.

A:  Your favourite quote?

F:  "Make the most of the moment, and the memory will last a lifetime"  a text message from my dad.

A:  What do you have for breakfast?

F:  Weektabix and tea in a rainbow mug

A:  Your hopes for the future?

F:  For humans to become more open, understanding, accepting, compassionate and supportive of others differences.

A:  How does the way you present yourself affect your behaviour, the way your interact with people
F:  The major factor is if you feel comfortable and then you are at ease with everyone else.

A:  What would you like people think about you when they see you in the street?

F:  I'd like to inspire other people to wear more colour and realise that it's a joyful thing and not scary at all.

Get a copy of "Self Styled" here.

Tuesday 29 November 2016

Tuesday 29th Noveember: "Its A London Thing" stockists

My book has been spotted in the shops of the Tate Modern, Barbican, Design Museum and as a Secret Santa gift at someone's office Christmas party!  Just incase you'd like to get your hands on a copy in time for festive presents you can pick one up instore or online at Art Words or Waterstones, and also instore at Oliver Bonas, Maiden & KK Outlet