27 October 2014

Hannah Murray, Oh Comely Magazine

On one of the hottest days of the summer I spent the day styling actress Hannah Murray and along with Oh Comely magazine's photographer Liz Seabrook, discovered Hannah's favourite parts of London. Both were a dream to work with, and you can see the full story in this month's issue of the magazine, available to order here

Molly Goddard

Last month I took part in a presentation for fashion week for my lovely friend Molly Goddard. Molly designed 21 totally unique dresses for the event, each one tailored differently depending on which of her friends was wearing it.
 Lots of tulle, pink, smocking, frill.... So beautiful and brilliant, and I was so proud both of Molly and to be part of it.

Can't wait what Molly does next...
Read more about the evening here and here
Photos taken from Style Bubble

16 October 2014

Spanish Cherries

I spent a weekend up North visiting my brother recently, and while there took a trip to the Bowes Museum to see an exhibition of 17th Century Spanish paintings that he has just helped put on. 
Still life with flowers, artichokes and glassware
Juan van der Hamen y Leon, 1627
Really loved this Spanish still life on loan from the Prado in Madrid. Apparently what makes Spanish still life different from others, is that each element of the painting is set apart in it's own space. I particularly liked the translucent, glassy cherries.

14 October 2014

Painted leather

Doing some research for an upcoming shoot and keep coming across Burberry's St Ives bags, inspired by artists such as Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood. I love the hand painted leather
Photo by Louisa Parry for The Guardian.

The Last Great Adventure is You

I took a trip South of the river last week to see Tracey Emin's latest offering at White Cube, Bermondsey. I hadn't been to the gallery since some friends of mine were interning there years ago, fresh out of uni. Bermondsey street is now packed full of cafes, delis, bars and pubs - and people enjoying lunch out of the office. I resisted the urge to spend a days wages on one meal, but it was very tempting.
Emin showcased a range of what she's now so well known for, including plenty of nudes, sex and neon phrases. I loved her neons. For me they only just fell shy of being ridiculously cheesey.
Out of what felt like millions of nudes, my favourite were the enormous bodies sewn in to calico, framed and hung high and low in one room. The heavy fabric puckers and pushes against the frames, somehow making the work more real and hand crafted.
Definitely worth a trip to Bermondsey to see for yourself. 
The exhibition is on until 16th November, and is free.