Entries from June 2010
Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 30th, 2010
Last week I styled a shoot featuring Vauxhall’s newest car, an electric car called the Ampera.
For the shoot William Tempest designed the ‘Erin Electric,’ a dress which features hundreds of LED lights and 1,000 Swarovski crystals. The dress was designed just for Erin O’Connor. Erin also wore a pair of very sparkly Gina shoes with a Rainbow True ring from Swarovski Crystalized. She looked amazing – we did the shoot late at night and Erin really was stopping traffic!
The Ampera at the shoot is actually the only one that exists right now – it goes into production in 2012. It’s really amazing how quiet electric cars are!
We got ready at William’s studio. Erin was amazing, super cool and fun to work with. After a few touch ups from William himself we headed off to the Chelsea Bridge!
Tags: William Tempest
Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 29th, 2010
For some reason I can’t resist a sparkly USB key. I love when I give a presentation and I hand over my sparkly USB key and I feel a bit silly in a kind of special way. These USB key animals are by Swarovski Active Crystals and they also make sparkly headphones!
Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 28th, 2010
‘In her shoes again’ is an exhibition by Daisy de Villeneuve at the No-One Boutique: "I’m happy that my solo show is transferring to No-One Boutique in Shoreditch after a one month stint at Liberty. It’s nice that my work gets to be shown at such diverse locations & seen by a varied audience."
1 Kingsland Road, London. E2
July 9th 2010
Tags: Daisy de Villeneuve
Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 27th, 2010
Anthony Assefi has been designing and creating beautiful pieces for almost twenty five years.
What is your fashion background?
AA – Designer at Versace (Italy), head designer at Perry Ellis (NY), design director at PVH (NY), and at the present time co-founder and director at YDE and Head of men’s design at DAY Birger et Mikkelsen (Denmark).
What is a typical work day like for you?
AA – Lots of emails, lots of following up, checking on last season’s production, fine tuning the current one and working on ideas for the next one, you always have to work on 3 seasons.
Where did you study?
AA – Fashion institute of design and merchandising in Los Angeles
What is your favourite garment in your wardrobe?
AA – Black T-shirts
What were your influences growing up?
AA – Architecture, travelling, old Hollywood movies
What advice do you have for new designers?
AA – Focus on style and not trends.
Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 26th, 2010
I find it very hard to take a break and just kind of sit back. It’s important to work hard but it’s also important to find down time where you can. This is why I like traveling. I know lots of people really hate flying and all it’s ‘wasted time’ but I tend to use it as a mini forced break. I’m often taking the train – not far, 20 miniutes to a couple of hours visiting designers who are outside of London. I cherish this time. I’ll get a coffee or diet coke and a package of crisps and just enjoy the journey. I’ll usually have magazines and a book for the journey but will only use them when traveling back in the dark.