Monthly Archives: September 2013

MORE GLITTER

Something glittery to end the month. A bright and shiny new project. To be announced shortly…

MADE IT MA, TOP OF THE WORLD

My own ‘Peaky Blinders’, as seen in BLITZ magazine, inspired by Once Upon A Time In America, Yohji Yamamoto, chain gangs, Escape From Colditz, Richmond Cornejo, Bonnie and Clyde, Prohibition, POW (Prisoner of War/Prince of Wales check), Jailhouse Rock, John Flett, Gangsterland, Rei Kawakubo, the Lower East Side Jewish Quarter of New York c. 1929, […]

TWO MINDS

“It’s a story that I want to tell, not a dress that I want to sell.” Lucinda Chambers, fashion director British Vogue, discusses her styling, aesthetic and career In Fashion – an interview with Lou Stoppard at SHOWstudio, 6th September 2013. Photograph shows NOT FOR SALE pincushion (©Iain R Webb) as seen in STYLIST’S OWN […]

FLOWER DUET

I have always been fascinated by how various fashion editors and stylists in different moments, places and times can merrily garner assorted references and yet end up fixing a mood or a look that conjures up a similar expression of glamour. While leafing through the September issue of British Vogue my memory was pricked when […]

ICA OUTTA SIGHT

An old slogan for a new era. A detail from a T-shirt I stitched together for the ICA OFF-SITE show, A Journey Through London Subculture: 1980s to Now, which opened at the weekend at the Old Selfridges Hotel in London’s West End. Based on an image I styled in 1986, the original photograph was taken […]

A LONG, LONG TIME AGO…

This photograph was part of a series I took for ELLE magazine during the S/S 2002 New York collections. This picture was taken on 10th September 2001 – the day before the terrorist attacks on the city. It was an absolutely beautiful blue sky day and none of us knew what was to come. This […]

SOME THINGS…

…I’ve been thinking about lately.

SEEN AND NOT HEARD

It is a Situationist gift that, within spitting distance of the Kings Road, Nick Knight’s new PUNK exhibit is situated in a swanky street in the heartland of well-heeled Belgravia. Just up the road Christian Louboutin offers the ladies-who-rarely-lunch sparkly studded court shoes and elegant mesh stiletto booties. Knight’s SHOWstudio gallery cum shop is located […]

GAUCHO GIRL

I met up with my dear friend designer Ninivah Khomo yesterday and was reminded of this photograph of one of her lovely tailored black jackets. Although Ninivah is best known for her fierce animal prints and glam frocks, she also cuts a mean jacket to flatter the female figure. The picture featured in a story […]