Monthly Archives: March 2015

SAVAGE BEAUTY

An initial cover try from one of earlier books features the finale line-up from Alexander McQueen’s Spring/Summer 2003 fashion show. The photograph, which is one of my favourite fashion show images (taken from my front row seat using an Olympus Mju compact camera), eventually appeared on the back cover. Savage Beauty, V&A, Cromwell Road, SW7 […]

HEAR THE NOTES FROM A DISTANT SONG

I wish I could attend the funeral of dear Steve Strange today but I have to be in London nurturing a new generation of bright young things at Central Saint Martins. I will endeavour to ensure that Steve’s legacy lives on: “I’d like to feel that we’re doing something new all the time.” Here is […]

STYLE QUEEN

Nova, February 1972. Photo: Hans Feurer If asked to compile a list of my favourite fashion influences one woman would have to figure in my Top Ten. Caroline Baker is, in my mind, the original stylist. An original thinker, who as Fashion Editor of the provocative Nova magazine in the 1960s/70s, was finding inspiration on […]

CALL ME MISS MARPLE

THRILLED to read this lovely review of my new book by Rebecca Gonsalves in The Independent today. It is always fascinating to discover what other people make of your efforts… Letter from Worlds End, 1982 as featured in Invitation Strictly Personal (Goodman Books)