Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
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Nike’s The Girl Effect – The Power of Girl

Sometimes you read something and it just resonates within you. I was walking down Great Eastern Street and the bright colours caught my eye. I had to cross the street and just gaze at this mural - so simple and powerful. The artist Lakwena recently returned from completing one of her signature style colourful murals in Vienna, and spent several days working on this commission for The Girl Effect. The Girl Effect is a charity created by The Nike Foundation and the goal is to empower "the...

Happy Graffiti on Brick Lane

  I love happy things and every time I see this artist's work it just make me happy! I'm not sure who the artist is but it's easy to recognize their distinct playful...

The Spa at The Royal Crescent Hotel

I spend quite a bit of time in Bath during Bath in Fashion but I rarely get to the opportunity to play tourist while I'm there. Bath is a wonderful place to escape to and it's only just over an hour away from London. My new favourite place is the Royal Crescent Hotel. Hidden on the other side of the Georgian hotel is a beautiful secret garden with a restaurant and a spa. I went to the spa and it felt like entering another world - there's a heated pool large enough to swim in, complete...

Sir Paul Smith celebrates the Tour de France!

  Yesterday was the Tour de France and avid cyclist Sir Paul Smith (who raced until he was 18 and still cycles regularly) celebrated with an exhibition of cycling heros by artist Karl Kopinski at his Soho Shop. It was quite a bustling event!  You could also see the Paul Smith 531 cycling collection which includes a  Mercian Fixed-Gear Bike, a chronograph watch with numerous features including a stopwatch to lightweight Ventile Cotton Cycling Jackets exclusive to Mr...

Graffiti In East London

  Every week the graffiti changes in East London - it's a constant source of...

Apart Art Gallery Pop Up in East London

< There is a new pop up gallery opening this week at 132 Commercial Road which looks quite curious. The windows have florescent coloured super cute bunnies alongside a slightly sinister female mannequin dressed in black latex and a colourful sea diver - it's all quite intriguing.  The gallery is part of the 2014 London Summer Exhibition with an international line up of APART artists. From their press release: 'Apart was opened by Adrian Palengat in a former antiques market on...

Sankuanz Catwalk Show at London Collections: Men SS15

GQ China presented Sankuanz's SS15 collection at London Collection: Men. Sankuanz Zhe was born in Fujian, China  and one year after he graduated from Xiamen University he launch his label. He started off slowly, doing illustration on t-shirts, giving himself time to let the brand evolve naturally. His first show debuted his AW13 collection during Shanghai Fashion Week and he exhibited in Paris in 2014. He already has a cult following so going to this show I had no idea of what to expect...

London Collections: Men – Designer Edward Crutchley

  After spending some time in Jakarta I've become more obsessed with textiles, so I was delighted to see Edward Crutchley's new menswear collection at Fashion East's Menswear Installations at London Collections: Men. You're immediately drawn to the hand dyed Indonesian ikats fabrics and the kyo yuzen  printing (it's screen printed onto cloth, not to be mistaken for a digital print). It's these techniques that make the collection very sports lux and with shapes are so easy to wear...

Graduate Fashion Week Menswear Award Winner: Aimee Dunn, Nottingham Trent University

Graduate Fashion Week Menswear Award Winner 204: Aimee Dunn, Nottingham Trent...

Visiting Jakarta: Day 3

Today we had a production meeting with our team as tomorrow we're doing a fashion film. I'm working with a new designer, Norma Hauri, who designs Muslim wear.  In Indonesia there are stylists who specialize in the hijab (the head scarf) as there are so many different ways of wearing it - fortunately Norma is also a hijab stylist.  The Muslim fashion industry is estimated to be worth about $100 Billion. In Indonesia it employs more than 3 million people in the garment industry and it...

Visiting Jakarta: Day 2

Today photographer Darren Black and set designer Sarah May and I gave a fashion talk to designers, stylists and photographers at The Femina Group office in central Jakarta today. We also met with the designer that we will be working during the next few days. Of course we managed to get in some good shopping today and we were quite inspired by all the designers that we saw, so much so that we've planned an extra editorial shoot on our last day. We went to the traditional department...

Visiting Jakarta: Day 1

After a long journey including a three hour drive from the airport (there is so much traffic here!) we arrived in Jakarta. I'm giving a fashion talk tomorrow and working with a hijab designer on a photoshoot this week, and at the end of  the week I'm visiting more designers at their studio - so it should be quite exciting and inspiring. It's already dark by 6:30pm and we were off to The Cloud on the 54th floor of The Plaza to enjoy the view of the city. The...

Graduate Fashion Week 2014 Day 3: Kingston

A selection of looks from Kingston at GFW...

Graduate Fashion Week 2014 Day 2: UCA Epsom

A selection of looks from UCA Epsom at GFW...

Graduate Fashion Week Day 2: De Montfort University – Contour

A selection of looks from the De Montfort University - Contour Show at GFW...

Graduate Fashion Week Day 1 – University of Central Lancashire

Rebecca Rimmer - this was one of my favourite collections from UCLAN. Below are just some of the graduates from this show. Chloe Siddall Jennifer Echverria Stephanie Chesworth Jayne Action Hollie Robinson Kimberley Blackburn Stephanie...

Graduate Fashion Week 2014 Day 1: Istitute Marangoni

Istituto Marangoni opened Graduate Fashion Week 2014 with a violinist! Here's a selection from the show: Goni Grupper Linh Thuy Pham Marika Grasso Lisa Kidd Alexandre Henkes A finale of the...

Visiting the Medieval City of Wells in Somerset

It's important to be inspired so I was quite delighted to visit the medieval city of Wells in Somerset. It's the smallest city in England and the 2nd smallest in the UK, with just over 11,000 people. In England you have to have a cathedral to be called a city. Parts of the cathedral date back to the tenth century and it took over 400 years to complete. I stayed at The Crown, a 15th century, Grade II listed coaching inn. It's famous because William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania stayed...

Backstage at UKFT Awards 2014

The UK Fashion & Textile Association is a British network for fashion and textile companies.  Last night they had their awards show celebrating the best of the UK fashion and textile business. I was backstage styling the UKFT Awards show at the Tobacco Docks. The show opened with a selection of amazing garments that will be shown at Graduate Fashion Week followed by outfits from each nominees. The winners of the NatWest UK Fashion & Textile Awards 2014 were: House of...

British Asian Fashion Week Preview 2014

British Asian Fashion Week Preview took place May 15th at the Alchemy Festival at Southbank Centre and it was all about celebrating 'double identity'. If  in every British Asian's household there are two types of dress, a western one and an eastern more traditional wardrobe over the past few decades these looks have slowly merging to create a fusion that is being offered on a broader market. In the UK several Indian designers including Manish Arora and Falguni & Shane...

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