Archive for January, 2015

29 Jan 2015

Paris Haute Couture: How I love thee so!

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The words on every fashionista’s lips at the mo are Paris Couture. Le sigh.

Full of glamour, excitement, the world’s highest paid supermodels, and some of the most expensive frocks known to mankind.

Viktor & Rolf showed typically flamobyant headwear and African inspired print babydoll dresses, whilst Elie Saab went the opposite way with delicate sequins, translucent silks and a ruffle of feathers.

Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel was practical and pretty in pastels whereas Versace chose block colours with toned tummy cut out details in strong blues, reds, blacks and whites,

If it’s wedding inspiration you are looking for, check out John Galliano who took 21st century wedding couture to the next level sending models out to Billy Idol’s ‘White Wedding’ in see through lace!

And Raf Simons for Christian Dior mixed perspex, ballerina and knits to create a collection fit for a fairytale princess.

Totally out of budget and not something you see often in one of the two bars in Brockley, I can daydream, and put them on my wishlist to shoot!

29 Jan 2015

The New Tribe Fashion Shoot

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Rock n Roll is not just for the boys! This is one of the shoots I poduced and Art Directed for 55Pages. Two girls on the run from a land far far away. Wrapped up in the most fierce layers, they have survived most things and take no prisoners.

Ph: Christopher Sims

Styling: Sara Darling

Hair and Make Up: Jonas Oliver


27 Jan 2015

The Marley brothers in Varvatos

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I’m feeling very rock n roll at the mo.. maybe it’s something to do with the Backstreet Boys “They’re Back” comeback movie I previewed the other night…but everything vaguely musical is making me smile at the mo!!

Love the fact that super cool menswear designer John Varvatos chose the uber cool siblings Ziggy and Stephen Marley to model the SS15 collection for the campaign, and they join the ranks of Ringo Starr, KISS, Willie Nelson, Paul Weller and Miles Kane, Green Day, The Roots, ZZ Top, Franz Ferdinand, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Ryan Adams and Slash who have all starred in campaigns for the designer.

The catwalk models look they had some fun backstage too….

Photographed by Danny Clinch, this is too cool for school!


26 Jan 2015

Getting undressed with David Gandy

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Today has mostly involved researching male models. And as part of my research I ‘stumbled’ across the male supermodel du jour Mr David Gandy talking about his under grundy collection for Autograph at Marks and Spencer.

The perfect place for the collaboration, now all the men of Great Britain can have a secret smile on their way to the office (or elsehwere…) whilst trying their own personal catwalk!

And for a bonus point, they can buy their own smalls!

25 Jan 2015

Getting cosy with Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters

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Once upon a time I was asked to style the delightful Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters. I jumped at the chance! A huge fan of Ms Matronic and Jake Shears, I also got to see the band perform their last gig for a while at the Roundhouse in Camden…

‘Filthy / Gorgeous’ never sounded better, and I have never seen so many people dancing to ‘I Don’t Feel Like Dancing’.

…and don’t get me started on the after party!

Can’t wait to see Ana’s venture into comic books, but I am waiting patiently for a comeback albumn too.

Check out this cover shoot I did for Beige magazine too.

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21 Jan 2015

Roll Up Roll Up for the definitive LC:M Trend Report!

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I love menswear! Inventive, interesting, unique and varied- the designers at the sixth London Collections were in good company! As freelance Fashion Editor, I was lucky enough to get golden tickets to lots of the shows, and I found myself addicted to the presentations, exhibitions and social media across the four day duration. So with much deliberation (and drooling) I have come up with my key trends.

Unfortunatley boys, you will have to wait at least another six months before you can get your paws on them!!

Read it here (via Beige magazine)

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20 Jan 2015

Today I am off to Canada

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Well that’s not strictly true… But I am venturing out to Kettners for a fun filled evening sponsored by the Canadian tourist board. They know a little bit about being cold so I better not complain Im wearing the wrong shoes!! They will never invite me on a press trip! Obviously that is what I am hoping for so watch this space….

Oh and the reason for inappropriate shoes is my first meeting to talk to a man about a book! That’s me being in a book. Doing some styling.

No rest for the wicked! With my LCM trend report finalised today too, this week is shaping up rather nicely!


19 Jan 2015

LastMinute.Com: Top Secret Hotels

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…possibly my favourite styling job of November!!!!

Check out the viral here.


19 Jan 2015

Sorel x Matchesfashion = a match made in heaven

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If I was a ski bunny (alas as I type I am not) I would most definitely be adding these super cool Sorel x MatchesFashion booties to my case. The winter boots are a new collaboration and are perfectly styled for the slopes and the city.

I am expecting to spy some on the hooves of the fashion crew soon!

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16 Jan 2015

Beautiful Balenciaga

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Steven Klein captures model Sasha Pivovarova in all her elegant beauty for the SS15 campaign. I’m not sure I could carry off the white looks but the pastels and black is very me!


Photographer: Steven Klein
Stylist: Panos Yiapanis
Hair: Odile Gilbert
Makeup: Stephane Marais

Model: Sasha Pivovarova (IMG)