Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
The daily musings of a fashion stylist in London.
PORTFOLIO   ABOUT  

Entries from April 2008

Thread. Fashion Without Victim – a BBC Online Magazine

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 30th, 2008

BBC Thread Thread. Fashion Without Victim   a BBC Online Magazine
Primark’s sales are increasing and throw away clothes and fast fashion are just part of our every day language. So the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the BBC to launch the on-line magazine Thread in conjunction with the programme Blood, Sweat and T-Shirts. BBC Thread2 Thread. Fashion Without Victim   a BBC Online Magazine
I love fashion and I want to feel good about any of the purchases I make whether it’s food or cleaning products and especially clothing. I think it’s hard to wear an items of clothing knowing it’s harming something or someone. Fashion is something that I want to feel good about. It’s just difficult to find out what’s true and what’s important. I think any info about the latest eco-friendly fashion is a great idea. Thread addresses a range of issues that the fashion-conscious wrestle with: what damage is sustained by the environment due to irresponsible and unethical practices, what is the impact of the fashion industry on human and animal rights and what fair trade practices are in place. They have a list of eco designers, an A-Z guide of fashion terms and cool fashion shoots. We are finally starting to have a choice; we don’t only choose clothe that are fashionable and eco friendly. Long gone are the days when ethical clothing meant boring and plain!

Related Posts

→ 2 CommentsTags: ,

Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in Topshop London

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 29th, 2008

img458 Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in Topshop London
I decided on a whim to get my hair styled at the Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in Topshop. It was quite fun as it’s the sort of thing that I don’t normally do but now I find myself with an addiction to big hair.
img457 Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in Topshop London
There are 8 different looks to choose from and each look is trend led but incredibly wearable. All you need is long hair. I decided to go for the Bardot – it’s an updo that involves some back combing and it’s very similar to the “B-52″ the only difference is the “B-52″ is half up, half down. The Bardot is their most popular request. I went in with clean hair although, I’m not sure how important it is, but since you only have a 1/2 slot they don’t really have time to wash your hair.

img460 Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in Topshop London
Last Halloween I really wanted to dress up as a pekingese and with my hair like this I realized I probably could resemble a fluffy little dog. I’m not a big haired girl and never thought I could be as my hair is fine and poker straight.

pekingese Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in Topshop London

img462 Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in Topshop London
The staff at the Blow Dry Bar are second and third-year apprentices from the Hershesons’ Conduit Street and Harvey Nichols salons. Alex styled my hair, she’s been there for just under a year and loves it!

Daniel and Luke Hersheson opened the Hershesons Blow Dry Bar in December 2007. The father and son team have a salon in Conduit Street, opened by Daniel in 1991, and a luxury hair spa in Harvey Nichols. Their client list reads like the Who’s Who, but they don’t rest on their laurels as they really seem to be more interested in what they do, then who they do. The concept of the Blow Dry Bar was inspired, in part, by coffee bars, so after each purchase you have reward card and after your 7th styling session your 8th is free!

Related Posts

→ 2 CommentsTags: , ,

Fur Coat No Knickers – Vintage Shop near Carnaby Street

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 28th, 2008

img453 Fur Coat No Knickers   Vintage Shop near Carnaby Street
Fur Coat No Knickers is a tiny shop in Kingly Court just off Carnaby Street. The owners Laura Thomas and Emma Cascarina both have a back ground in theatre costumes which is obvious when you walk into the shop as the selection is well thought out, everything is beautifully placed and the more you look the more there is to see. Fur Coat No Knickers specializes in vintage wedding dressing; they’ll even close the shop and do special fittings for their brides to be.
img454 Fur Coat No Knickers   Vintage Shop near Carnaby Street
Laura & Emma have already done all the hard work for you. You don’t have to go digging through boxes or scouring the markets as they’ve already selected the most interesting or valuable pieces. I love how they have decorated this stand with all the lovely broaches!
img455 Fur Coat No Knickers   Vintage Shop near Carnaby Street
With a little bit of notice Fur Coat No Knickers offer tech-boxes in the form of roll along trolleys which they’ll deliver and collect from the theatre, film set or fashion shoot. (A tech box is a selection of items, accessories, costumes etc that a wardrobe mistress might need for technical rehearsals or fittings.)
img456 Fur Coat No Knickers   Vintage Shop near Carnaby Street

Related Posts

→ 1 CommentTags: , ,

Muks’ Fashion Soiree

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 27th, 2008

Muks Event Jaime Muks Fashion Soiree

Pattern Cutter, JP with Courtney Blackman and Jaime Cooke – the Director of Muks! Muks Event ArtDirector Muks Fashion Soiree

The Muks Fashion Soiree was a great success! We drank cosmopolitans and mojitos and danced until the early hours of the morning. Michel Herz, head of womenswear design at Aquascutum with Coutney Blackman.

 

Muks Event Amelia Muks Fashion Soiree

Catherine McColl, fashion editor and her the team from Amelia’s Magazine. Muks Event group Muks Fashion Soiree

Amechi Ihenacho (on far right) with other happy partygoers!

Muks Event David Muks Fashion SoireeStylist David Bartlett & a cute actor!

Muks Event Justin Muks Fashion Soiree

On the far right Justin Cooke, Managing Director of Fortune Cookie.

Update: Muks’ Soiree on Glamour.com!

muks Glamour Muks Fashion Soiree

Related Posts

→ 1 CommentTags: , , , , , ,

Lunch at Mitsukoshi Restaurant in London – Japanese Magazines

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 26th, 2008

img441 Lunch at Mitsukoshi Restaurant in London   Japanese Magazines

img442 Lunch at Mitsukoshi Restaurant in London   Japanese Magazines

img443 Lunch at Mitsukoshi Restaurant in London   Japanese Magazines

img444 Lunch at Mitsukoshi Restaurant in London   Japanese Magazines

Mitsukoshi is a great restaurant: lots of kaiseki course meals, shabu-shabu and sukiyaki, and sushi. Downstairs they have a magazine shop; you can find lots of inspiration there!

14-20 Lower Regent St, London SW1Y 4PH

Related Posts

Comments OffTags: , ,

Ann Demeulemeester

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 25th, 2008

anndemeulemeester3 Ann Demeulemeester

anndemeulemeester2 Ann Demeulemeester

anndemeulemeester1 Ann Demeulemeester

I love Ann Demeulemeester’s menswear. Demeulemeester is part of the group of young designers who emerged from Belgium during the 1980s. She studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and launched her line in 1985.

These images are from her Spring Summer 2008 collection and it’s very rock’n’roll. All of her clothes have such an edge and they are very wearable!

Related Posts

→ 1 CommentTags: ,

Appointments and Book Shopping

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 24th, 2008

img433 Appointments and Book Shopping
Models go on castings on a daily basis, the rest of us make up artists, hair stylists, photographers and stylists go on appointments. It’s hard to make the time when you’re busy shooting but it’s important to meet new people and show your work. You’re basically going on mini interviews all day.
img434 Appointments and Book Shopping
What’s great and not so great is that you might be running all over the city while going to appointments. So I generally use this opportunity to check out any cool shops or cafes. Near Dalston Station there are two Oxfams quite close to each other – one for clothing and then just a few doors down an Oxfam book shop. It’s huge and all the books are 99p!

Related Posts

→ 1 CommentTags: , , , ,

Crocs “It’s hard to believe the parents were ugly.”

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 23rd, 2008

Crocs Ad Crocs Its hard to believe the parents were ugly.
Cyprus Crocs are the focus of their new ad campaign “What a Croc!” I laughed when I saw the ad. It’s great to see humour in advertising. I didn’t really like the original Crocs. I like comfortable shoes but there is a line I just can’t seem to cross. Anyway it’s likely that this ad campaign can turn Crocs into a fashion brand rather than just a trend.

Crocs Crocs Its hard to believe the parents were ugly.
The company was founded in 1999 and changed its name to Crocs, Inc. in 2005. It’s based in Niwot, Colorado and has 29 shops and 174 retail kiosks world wide. They sold 50 million pairs of Crocs around the world in 2007 – pretty good for a trend!

Crocs Selection Crocs Its hard to believe the parents were ugly.

Related Posts

→ 2 CommentsTags:

Banksy One Nation Under CCTV

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 22nd, 2008

 Banksy One Nation Under CCTV
London is the world’s CCTV capital. Britain has 4.2million CCTV cameras – one for every 14 people in the country. The average person is filmed on camera 300 times per day. -Dress for it!

Related Posts

Comments OffTags:

Peaches Geldof and Victim, Mei-Hui Liu

Posted by Rebekah Roy on April 21st, 2008

TeaParty Shop Peaches Geldof and Victim, Mei Hui Liu
Victim is one of my favourite shops. Most of Victim’s dresses are one of a kind, so they are very distinct and recognizable. They are made with vintage silks and lace: you feel very sexy and feminine when you wear them. Everything is designed by Mei-Hui Liu, a dear friend of mine.

Peaches Geldof was in Mei-Hui’s shop Thursday after shooting at Concrete – another very cool shop on Marshall Street. As reported in The Sun, The Mirror and The Daily Mail, after Peaches left Mei-Hui realized a dress was missing and called Peaches’ management. The dress was later returned and then paid for and a receipt was given. The dress was originally the feature piece for an upcoming fashion show.