Last Thursday evening I was asked to give a personal guided tour of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk at the Barbican. To accompany the talk I decided to construct a fanzine that would document my relationship with Jean Paul over the years, in print and out and […]

In June 1988 City Limits magazine ran a cover story titled Fashion’s New Mafia. It featured five male fashion journalists/stylists – Mark Connolly, Simon Foxton, Hamish Bowles, Marcus Von Ackermann and myself – described by writer Jessica Berens as ‘[the] new style arbiters…their power will grow’. In the second of a series I talk with Mark […]

“People would tell you, ‘I’m a stylist’ and we’d nudge each other and say, ‘They’re unemployed’. Everybody was a stylist, weren’t they? And, of course, there wasn’t such a thing as a stylist before that. We just put ourselves together. It wasn’t called ‘styling’. Isn’t that the funniest thing?” Scarlett Cannon, Style Icon, muses on […]

Just seen and rather taken by. Sculpture by Cathy Lewis, Paintings by Kristin Vestgard. Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealers, 16 Margarets Buildings, Brock Street, Bath. Show runs until 16th August. Broderie Anglais, 2014, Jesmonite/Slate. H: 82cm by Cathy Lewis

Congratulations to Zowie Broach who has been named new Head of Fashion at the Royal College of Art. As Visiting Professor of Womenswear at the RCA I very much look forward to hearing all about Zowie’s new vision and collaborating with her in the future… Photographer: Camilla Akrans Model: Sonja Wanda Make-up: Liz Martins Hair: […]

Recently old friend Simon Doonan (the fabulash Creative Ambassador-at-Large of Barneys, New York whose latest book The Asylum is definitely worth a flick) drew my attention to this photograph of Kirsten Owen parading in Helmut Lang’s Spring/Summer 1995 show. In an era when instant Instagrammed images of the FROW appear even before they take their seats […]

Thinking about corsets…reminded me of this photograph that I styled. It appeared in ELLE, October 2003. Photographer: Camilla Akrans Model: Duncan Baxter Make-up: Liz Martins Hair: Joel Goncalves

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