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…Continue reading

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!

‘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." No-One…Continue reading

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…Continue reading

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…Continue reading

I met up with nail expert Teresa Smith of Nails At Work during her press day at the Hospital Club for a Shellac polish. Teresa explains "Shellac is great for holidays as they stay chip-free and super shiny for weeks. My office based clients love the fact they can get straight back to work after…Continue reading

Location shoots can be quite fun. It’s quite curious being in someone else’s house. The owner usually makes themselves scarce on the day – so you can have some privacy for the shoot. This house was quite wonderful and if you’re into shabby chic this would be perfect – which it was. When you’re styling…Continue reading

Look out lash lover’s!! Rimmel’s launching a new mascara come this September called Lash Accelerator. This new product works as both a cosmetic and a treatment. Every time you use Lash Accelerator it not only makes up your eye lashes but works its inner magic to promote lash growth. Use for a month to see…Continue reading

Much of my time is spent customizing garments. I love going to habadashery and bead shops. I get totally lost looking at ribbon and all things shiny! I’ve been doing quite a bit of gluing crystals but I really prefer the hot stones. Right now the Swarovski Crystalized shop in London is having a very…Continue reading

I was doing a shoot on the rooftop at Universal Music in West London and it was one of those rare bright sunny days. It was quite funny because six of us were all wearing different styles of Ray-Bans but the favourite style was the Club Master! Views from the rooftop of Universal Music in…Continue reading

Recently in NYC I’ve gained a few new makeup clients, one of them is the very talented jewelry designer Tracie Howarth, owner of Brooklyn Charm. I’ve worked with Tracie on various fashion events and recently did her makeup when she was being interviewed for ABC TV in the USA.  What’s really special and unique about…Continue reading

Knaves Grave is a fantastic brand new band from Atlanta, Georgia, USA. How new? Their debut video is for their single I Don’t Wanna Be Yr AARP and the song on their myspace page has an impressive 91 plays as of this posting – that’s almost triple digits! Their myspace also has their other songs…Continue reading

Glastonbury is next week – you probably know which bands you’re seeing, but what are you wearing? The two things we can count on is great music and unpredictable weather. So the challenge is to look great and stay dry. Beyond Retro has some super cute ponchos for £3. They’re quite light and pack up…Continue reading

I went to a retrospective to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the ‘London Calling’ album, the life of Ray Lowry and the launch of the Ray Lowry Foundation. It’s hard to know why something is iconic but we know it when we see  "London Calling". Lowry created the artwork for the London Calling album sleeve,…Continue reading

This song is by The Lovely Bad Things and of course the video is from Russ Meyer’s legendary cult film “Faster Pussycat, Kill! Kill!” – originally released in 1965. I love this film – it’s iconic.  

For anyone who really struggles with their brows, I’ve found a fab solution – Soap & Glory‘s Arch De Triumph. This cosmetic product is a double ended pencil: one side brow shaper and the other highlighter, but what’s so super about this makeup pencil is that on the back of the package it has various…Continue reading

Hanging out with friends having a girly afternoon and celebrating Daisy de Villeneuve’s birthday with lots of little cakes! Sometimes we can get so busy and caught up in our day-to-day lives we forget how important the little things are like cakes and shoes. It’s good to have friends who understand and celebrate the little…Continue reading

I first saw Lee Mattocks‘ work at the 20th Anniversary of Lulu Guiness at the V&A last year. I was quite smitten with his hand bags. Is work is combination of embroidery and taxidermy – quite unusual. So naturally when Lee contacted me recently I really wanted to know more about his work and future…Continue reading

Loved this video! You can meet Barbara Hulanicki at the Fashion and Textile Museum on Friday June 11th. She’ll be signing copies of her DVD and you’ll get to meet her in person. I saw her speak a while back at the Drapers Fashion Summit – she was very inspiring and generous!

I was quite excited about this launch as I was really looking forward to meeting Zandra Rhodes – she’s so cool! This is Zandra’s her first handbag collection for A/W10 at the at the Mandeville Hotel in London. The bags are distinctive with a bright pink lining and with rose gold hardware. It’s hard to…Continue reading