Tuesday, 29 December 2009
It's lovely Anna Leader's birthday, so to celebrate i thought I'd post a picture from our Rothko inspired shoot from a couple of years ago..gorge! HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRRRRRL!! xxx
Photography Anna and Amy AKA Mishkin
Styling Eliisa Makin
Hair and make up Teiji Utsumi
Model Alex Leon
smashing sparkly number by Marios Schwab
I just bought these beauties at Dalston Oxfam Shop. £3.99!!
I thought it would be nice to show them to you, and also take the opportunity to share with you my idea of 'interior decor' ie. an old Rihanna cover propped up against a frame and a rug even a cockroach couldn't love.
The best thing about these boots, apart from the fact they keep me many inches away from the cold wet pavement, is that they make me FIVE FEET FUCKING ELEVEN. I always felt I should be taller than 5'6", ok, if I'm fully honest 5'5.5", because I should just own up to the fact that I LIE ABOUT MY HEIGHT, which is such a bonkers thing to do and puts me in the company of mental patients such as:
Yup, not a party anyone wants to go to.
ps. coffee's back. WITH A VENGEANCE. and nice to see it brought along it's old mate CAPS LOCK.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
Ok, I'll admit it. My first thought was to name this post 'hitler youth'. You see a bomber jacket, a little shaved head and a lotta natural blondeness and watcha gonna do? By saying that I'm not implying anything about Ben's politics, or my own for that matter.
I kind of want to just shut up before I alienate both of you, but I've recently re-embarked on a long time affair, with my one true love: caffeine. Gone is that whole 5 weeks where I started the day with tea (sometimes HERBAL! I know!), today I managed a whole pot at home and 3 at the studio, and I'm not looking back, oh no.
See you tomorrow for more questionable 'editorial' and pictures of Ben looking f'ROSH.
Ben Kempson, 22.12.09
Have been in the studio mostly so have missed lots of snow, although I did have a fun 2 hour journey home last night, as did everyone else by the looks of things.
Here's Eagle Wharf twinkling away in a little stray studio light on Saturday evening, where I was working with lovely Ben xx
I'm not like a mega fan of the Ashcroft, but I love this pose, ditto the Jagger in the top spot. Many a time I've tried to recreate these poses, in girls and boys alike. Today Ben K is down from music college and we're going to fit in a sneaky pre Christmas shoot. Was thinking of shooting exactly like I did with Andrea @ FM last week (or is it 2 weeks ago...agghhh). I have done ZERO xmas shopping though, sheisse! If you're related to me and hoping for a little pressie, i will endeavour not to disappoint....
Mich Jagger by Andy Warhol
Richard Ashcroft by Rankin
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Slowly but surely, I'm trying to sort out the 7000 odd unread emails in my inbox. Not something with my attention span can do in one sitting. I found these lovely boys in an old email to Attitude. They used the one of my bro reclining in a sunny chair to illustrate an article - can't remember what it was now, probably erectile dysfunction or body odour or something else hilarious that my poor brother was no doubt chuffed to be the new face of...ha ha...
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
bit of a happy accident retouching the stills from Scott's video shoot
Model: Jenny Chalmers @ Elite London
Hair and Make Up: Louise Bryan
Photographic Assistance: Siobhan Canavan
I'll post some more in a min...
Monday, 14 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Happy Xmas and New Year you guys!
Photography: Amy Gwatkin and Anna Leader
Art Direction and Glasses: Fred Butler
Make Up: Megumi Matsuno
Nails: Simona @ WAH Nails
Model: Tracy Onyecachukwu @ Elite London
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
Went down for a wet n wild weekend's shooting in Devon (ok, I'll admit to a bit of fashion geography here - it could also have been Cornwall) with lovely Ben and Robbie and in between the very cosy periods of hiding from the rain in the car, the sun tried to make it through the clouds...
Sunday, 6 December 2009
One of my most regular tweets is today's look. Usually basically some weird confection involving lez vests, old sportswear, too tight denim (IT WASNT TOO BLOODY TIGHT WHEN I BOUGHT IT) and meshhh, cos it's sexay.
So I tried to capture one of these and was so mortified on the day by how gruesome I looked I just squirrelled it away, but I just found it and thought 'aw' not that bad.
And there were loads of other models too with more difficult names..Hanne Odil???? Ty summat? Myf. Like the cartoon rabbit! I didn't get the chance to go up to her and say that, on balance, a good thing.
For the Gap Presentation last year, for Dazed Japan x
I know the blog has been a bit limp and useless - 5 days pass, an apology and a slightly random picture of the Lohan, rinse and repeat. I mean, I doubt these pretty awesome pictures of Andy will make up for it (even though he is JOGGING you guys!) but here's hoping.
Basically I got really ill and had to lie in bed watching Time Team for 4 days. The consensus is generally a bit of the old overwork, but then i think of some of my friends and their manic schedules combined with social lives that definitely put mine in the shade and it makes me think..maybe I am NOT A SUPER ROBOT! Bit disappointed to be honest. Also have a sneaking suspicion it has something to do with being closer to 30 than 20 (a LOT closer). Crap.
** i don't know why this post gave itself a 'Men' tag! I mean, it can have one if it wants, who am I to judge?