Monthly Archives: August 2013


Along the way I have been lucky to work with many Brit beauties such as the divine Miss Jodie Kidd. I photographed this story called ‘Girl About Town’ for ELLE magazine in a suite at the glam Sanderson Hotel in London. The shoot was based around Jodie’s jet set life, living out of a suitcase. […]


Following some more rummaging I will try and feature a few more of the different fashion stories I unearthed. After the shoots were done I always hung on to Polaroids so I could show the various editors and art directors, or use as an aide-mémoire when compiling layouts and writing copy. These are from a […]


During another rummage I turned up this Polaroid from a shoot I styled for ELLE magazine in 2003. It was a photo story to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the Moschino label featuring rock royalty Lizzy Jagger, who modelled a selection of archive looks from the Italian fashion house. I picked out iconic pieces (a […]


So there I was happily catching up on a rerun of the detective series, Columbo – a particularly classy 1973 episode called ‘Requiem for a Falling Star’ starring Anne Baxter – and who should make a cameo appearance as a costume designer but costume designer Edith Head. I almost dropped my copy of Costume & […]


I have always felt that there is an underlying monastic mood in the work of designer Rick Owens. Drape too is a key element in the designers’ repertoire, even during his one-time role as creative director for Revillon. The designer, who was quoted in an interview with Lee Carter at Hint Fashion Magazine as saying, […]


I happened upon this book recently and was mesmerised by the calm purity of the black and white portraits of the Tibetan monks of Sera Jey, Sera Mey, Drepung, Kague, Namdroling, Zongkar Choede, and Tashi Lhunpo monasteries. And I am always fascinated by drapery. It would seem photographer Sheila Rock is too. “The robes intrigued […]


Whilst rummaging through my drawers today researching a new project (more soon), I turned up this birthday card from an old friend, Jude. I think she gave it to me in 1978 while I was studying at St Martins and living in Finsbury Park. We were all obsessed with Xerox machines – I still am […]


Sheila Rock is a photographer who I have been fascinated with down the decades. Born in the USA, she was one of the key photographers who captured the heroes and heroines of the British punk scene that features in her latest book, PUNK+. She continued to hang out in London in the 1980s and became […]