Food on photoshoots is more important than most people would think. Often you book a studio because you like the food. Many studios offer in-house catering and you can always tell when someone has a new chef!. A model is guaranteed a one hour break so there is always enough time to have a goodContinue reading
Snog serves frozen yogurt – natural, green tea or dark chocolate with some yummy toppings! The cafes are quite modern but have a bit of a trippy feeling to them! And why is the shop called Snog? – "The name is a combination of snow + yogurt. We wanted a British name that was cheeky,Continue reading
There are many different reasons to purchase a lipstick. If long lasting colours that stay feeling hydrated on your lips are what you’ve been searching for, than look no further than the fabulous Tom Ford range. Yes, these little beauties are a little pricier than your average but, they are so worth it. They’re likeContinue reading
I’ve worked with Pamela Chapman quite a few times on shoots and backstage. She does everything from backstage management to tailoring. There are so many different jobs in the fashion world and Pamela told me a bit about her work. How did you get into fashion? PC- My mother worked for a fashion house inContinue reading
I am not the type of person who gets starstruck by celebrities – it’s designers that make me giddy. I’m often in awe of their work and their creative talent. I’ve always loved Avsh Alom Gur‘s work and I had the opportunity to visit him in his studio! His collections are bold, with beautiful fabricsContinue reading
I was part of a panel discussion at a Swarovski Elements event. It was quite an interesting topic – fashion meets tradition and the abaya. On the panel from left to right was moderator Courtney Blackman, Rashid Al Khaja, the largest manufacturer of traditional wear in Dubai, fashion designer Ziad Antoun, Ute Schumacher, Swarovski’s headContinue reading
Kate Nash has been on tour for the past month and next week she’s off to the US so it was great to have her back in London for a show at Shepard’s Bush Empire. I really love the venue. Anyway Kate is great to work with and she has a really talented close-knit team.Continue reading
Recently my makeup agent, Artist’s by Timothy Priano organized a makeup seminar in NYC with Guerlain to help familiarize its artists with the brand. For myself and the attending makeup artists, it was like being a kid inside the Willy Wonka factory. It was hard for us to contain our squeals of delight when playingContinue reading
Flashdance the musical has just opened in London’s West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The iconic movie originally opened in 1983 and of course it had a huge influence on fashion – just think 30 years later and at American Apparel we can buy shiny tights and legwarmers! I attended the Flashdance Gala Opening NightContinue reading
Couture in the 21st Century is a collaboration between Editor-In-Chief Deborah Bee, Harrods and Rankin featuring designers Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Elsa Schiaparelli and Coco Chanel plus many others. The book also includes designers who have been influenced by couture. The book launch took place at Harrods’ Ladurée so naturally there was lotsContinue reading
I’m part of a panel discussion, which focuses on fusing traditional and modern dress with Swarovski Elements. The panel includes the designer to the Sheikha in Kuwait, London’s Maria Grachvogel, and Swarovski’s head of trend and design, Ute Schumacher and it’s chaired by FBC’s Courtney Blackman. It’s quite an exciting event as it will exploreContinue reading
There are always queues for the ladies room – but never for the mens (we just can’t pee in a trough)! No one really likes to go pee in a club or a pub, it could be really messy – you just never know what to expect. The loos at the Queen of Hoxton areContinue reading
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