Saturday, 30 August 2008


One-time designer at Dior Homme, Hedi Slimane now concentrates on taking the most amazing photographs. Always in b&w (really black, blacks which I love), below are three favourites. I also love love his recent photos of Kate Moss.

You can literally lose yourself for hours in the grittiness of his images, especially in his diary section.

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Thursday, 28 August 2008

Girl Crush...

I can't get enough of Natasha Khan aka Bat For Lashes.

If there was a film clip I'd love to be credited with styling, this video for What's A Girl To Do is up there in my top 5. She has amazing style and has got me thinking seriously about wearing headbands. Seriously, if you have a long fringe, they are just brilliant!

Natasha Khan in Lula Magazine

Monday, 25 August 2008

Feist on Sesame Street...

Check out those chickens just back from the shore. Prepare to smile. Happy Monday!

Meeting of cool minds...

Elle USA, July 2008

Above are photos of Mary-Kate Olsen in Elle USA, styled by one of my favourite stylists, Joe Zee.

Since I have started to dabble a little in the other-side of styling (i.e., working outside the fashion realm) I can't help but dissect photographs like these. Questions like: is Mary-Kate's personal style and/or preferences the final word is what she wears...and how much is Joe's input? And how influential is the magazine in the direction of the shoot like this?

Such a fine balancing act when everyone has an opinion, but here the end result is pure harmony.

Saturday, 9 August 2008

Kicking goals all over the place...

Way back on January 2, I wrote a list of goals for myself to achieve in 2008. Happy to report that so far, so good.

Buy something online from APC, tick.
Bird Motel to feature in Lucky magazine US, tick.
See more live gigs, maybe half a tick!

Others not so good, read more hard when I keep buying more and more magazines. I don't know who I was kidding with the eat less grease thing, that was never going to happen. And still no new magazine sections for Bird Motel...any ideas shoot them my way people.

But the one I am most happy to be crossing off the list is style a music video.

Bill did not disappoint me, with the opportunity to work on the clip for 'Could This Be' by Lover's Electric. Big shout out to the lovely Eden Boucher who shared her vision and whom I share co-styling kudo's with; to Mariam from Sony BMG for her sweetness, and of course Bill who believed and trusted me implicitly.

Don't want to reveal too much, but it was a blast and think it is going to rock.

Jo B (Art Director), me and Bill (Director) at the Lovers Electric Wrap Party
(and David's birthday).