20 December 2017

Burst of green

Gorgeous belated birthday card in the post last week - really brightened up a drizzly day and turned thoughts to sunnier times!

12 December 2017

30 November 2017

Details from El Greco to Goya

At The Wallace Collection currently: two rooms packed with Spanish paintings on loan from the Bowes Musuem, in Barnard Castle. I love the colours and details in this selection.
The show is free of charge and on display until 7th January - well worth a visit!

21 November 2017

Colour Block Cosy

New editorial out now for Stories Collective
Colour block jumper by Scandinavian brand, 2nd Day, who unsurprisingly do very good warm knits.

Last week's news

Spent a rainy Saturday with Hermione making something new out of something old - the previous week's evening standard.... still some work to be done

16 November 2017

New Work

Beautiful Ariela Soares @ Storm
Shot by Helene Sandberg
Make up Charlotte Yeomans
Hair Johanni Nel
Styled by me

6 November 2017

Monday's Wanderings

A library visit for more Patti and shoot research (this time a unbelievably huge Guy Bourdin reference book), riverside walks and imaginative window displays at Frame shop

2 November 2017

The Family

Just watched Godfather 1 and 2 pretty much back to back. What have I been doing all this time?! Endless inspiration

Pink Symmetry

Roses from Cornwall aboard the London Paddington train
Rachel Whiteread's inspiring casts at the Tate Britain

18 October 2017

Coca cola

Nontsikelelo Veleko (beauty is in the eye of the beholder) Haute Africa
Taken from Nontsikelelo Veleko's 2006 series of portraits depicting South African street style, 'Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder'.  I love everything about this outfit: the clash of colour, the accessorising. My favourite kind of personal style - fresh and surprising, effortless.
Carrying on the Coca Cola theme... my favourite T-shirt, maybe EVER and inherited (borrowed) from my fave person, my bro

Reading list for October

There's no one quite like her

21 September 2017

12 September 2017

Missing Summer...

Cornwall in July... Grandpa's sweet peas carefully transported home to London and Grandma's cream tea... summer flew past far too quickly and I'm nostalgic for it already!

New Work // Ira

Lovely Ira for Stories Collective
Shot by Sylvain
Styled by me
Make up Christabel Draffin
Hair Luke Benson


Loved these tiny shots of sparkling water that came with our espressos - the first of many on a trip to Rome earlier this year

28 June 2017

26 June 2017

Alice Neel

One of the many joys of London is that having time to burn is often a blessing, as I found last week while waiting for a friend to finish work.  Nearby was the Victoria Miro Gallery and a retrospective of American painter Alice Neel's work. What a great show - full of life and vibrancy. Neel sounds like she was a pretty fab, painting and living in New York with her children and long term latino lover, her work focusing on local subjects.
Alice Childress, 1950
Girl with Pink Flower, 1940s
Anselmo, 1962

16 Wharf Road N1 7RW
On until 29th July 2017

PATTI 1975

Patti Smith, Amsterdam 1975

22 June 2017

Andalusian Still Life

A blissful trip to Southern Spain where at times everything looked like it could be a painting

14 June 2017

Layered Up in June

Lovely model Ira taking a break at the studio on a very hot day in London recently, shooting AW17

13 June 2017

Trills Champions

I loved working with the brilliant Trills recently, styling for their prime time TV appearance - closing the Champions League Final earlier this month. Here they are sparkling away in their metallics