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Entries from June 2011

Cindy Blackman – drummer for Lenny Kravitz

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 30th, 2011


Love Cindy Blackman – the drummer. She’s so cool. She got her first professional drum kit when she was 14 and in 1993 she auditioned for Lenny Kravitz over the phone and has been working with him ever since. She’s also married to Carlos Santana. She’s recorded 9 albums with her own bands and she’s also played with lots of other artists including Al B. Sure, Jackie McLean,George Benson, Don Pullen, Angela Bofil and Joss Stone.

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Wooden Hats by Keely Hunter

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 29th, 2011

KeelHunter 1(1) Wooden Hats by Keely Hunter Keely Hunter is a London based hat designer presently making wooden hats! I love the idea of a wooden hat and had a chat with Keely about her inspirations.

What inspired your collection?
‘NEW BUILD’ for me was all about contributing to design in a directional sense, hence I have produced a series of pieces made from wood and other non-traditional millinery materials. The focus is 5 minimalist designs with a maximalist twist. Punctuated by splashes of bold colour and drawing inspiration from architecture and conceptual sculpture I wanted to create a bold sense of design that looks firmly towards the future.

Where did you study?
I graduated from an HNC in Millinery from Kensington & Chelsea College (the course is taught by Kirsten Scott, who used to be the milliner at Chanel). Before turning to millinery I was a product developer/buyer in tailoring at Arcadia.

Are the wooden hats light, easy to wear?
The Mohawk is a bit heavy – but amazing! But everything else is actually quite light. Weight was obviously a key consideration during the design process, but this is something I have controlled so the pieces are wearable.



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I asked Keely for a brief description of her hats:

Wood Mohawk
Birch, balsa and perspex create a sculptural hat giving a contemporary take on the classic punk-rock hairstyle.

Hinged Cap
Treated balsa-wood, connected together using internal aluminium hinges creating a sense of movement to the piece, which essentially turns the wood into a fluid fabric which allows curves and shape in a material that is normally flat and hard.

Walnut Veneer Fan
Walnut and walnut burr with veneer.

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No Doubt

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 28th, 2011

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I’ve always been a fan of No Doubt so I’m looking forward to their next album, Rock Steady. it should be out in the next few months! Their first album ‘No Doubt’ came out in 1992 and they haven’t released an album since 2001 but have been working on this one since 2008 with a break as Gwen Stefani had a baby.

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I absolutly love Gwen Stefani – she one of my style icons. I love that she never has roots and she’s been blond since she was about 14.

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She’s had her own fashion label LAMB since 2003 (her mother helped make her clothes when she first started performing. She also played Jean Harlow in The Aviator. There are lots of blonds with red lips, from Marilyn Monroe to Deborah Harry but to make this look your own takes something special.

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Great Website – Look at my fucking red trousers!

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 27th, 2011

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If you’re ever wondering who’s wearing red trousers then you need to check out this blog ‘Look at My Fucking Red Trousers.

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Sunday Afternoon

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 26th, 2011

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A perfect sunny day for hanging out with friends.

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DVF Luggage Tag

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 25th, 2011

DvF luggageage DVF Luggage TagAs a fashion stylist luggage is a big part of my life and labeling my luggage is important – so it’s great to have fashionable luggage tags! I got this DVF vintage zebra swirl print luggage tag in the goody bag from the WGSN Global Fashion Awards.



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Mildred Pierce

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 24th, 2011

MildredPierce FirstEdition Mildred PierceI recently received a lovely press pack for the HBO series Mildred Pierce. I received a vintage hat and a DVD with the first episode of Mildred Pierce, which will air on Sky Atlantic HD on Saturday at 9pm. If you’ve read the book or watched the 1945 film with Joan Crawford you’re going to enjoy this 5-part series.

We’ve had Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire and now we have Mildred Pierce. It’s set in America during depression with Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce. In the first episode Mildred is looking for a job and what’s interesting is she’s wearing a day dress with a little hat – a look you often see in east London – only with makeup that is slightly more modern.


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The Polaroid

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 23rd, 2011

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The Polaroid camera is still popular and well it’s just so much fun. It’s so instant! I have a digital camera that I love, but somehow the immediacy of a Polaroid in this digital age is unbeatable!

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This is one of the stalls at Spitalfields Market. Most of the cameras sell for about £20.

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Nero – Promises – Video Shoot

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 22nd, 2011

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I was quite excited as I got to style a video for Nero‘s ‘Promises,’ their fouth single, which will be released July 23rd. it’s such a good song and my team and I couldn’t stop dancing around. Nero is electronic music artists Dan Stephens and Joe Ray, with Alana Watson on vocals. They’re known for dubstep and won the 2010 Beatport awards for Best Dubstep Act and Best Dubstep Track for "Act Like You Know" in 2009.

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My wonderful team, sewing and ironing all day!

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Luke Million’s Arnold – 70s style overload

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 21st, 2011

I never really thought of 70s bodybuilders as having a style – but they have such a strong 70s style, and with as little gym clothing as possible!

In a way your body is your most important accessory, and if we took a small part of the time we spend shopping and used it for fitness we’d end up with a body that would be easier and more fun to dress – does that make time spent at the gym, time spent accessorizing?

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WGSN Global Fashion Awards 2011 – Short List Party

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 20th, 2011

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This is the second year of trend-forecasting giant WGSN’s Global Fashion Awards. It’s been a big success and has had nominees from all over the world. E-map (owner of WGSN) gives out many fashion awards and the Global Fashion Awards has become their most popular event. The short list was announced at a party at St Martin’s Lane.

It’s quite an exciting event and I’m particularly excited to see who will win the Breakthrough Designer, Most Creative Student, Outstanding Fashion Collaboration/Collaborator Collection and Outstanding Fashion Innovator/Innovation. This year I’m one of the judges and the winners will be announced at Gotham Hall in New York City on the 20th of October.

(Above me, wearing a Stephen Jone’s hat, Veronica Moncho Lobo and Courtney Blackman)

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Una Burke, David Longshaw and Kirsty Ward                                Eudon Choi


Outstanding Customer Experience
AlphaOne, Amritsar
Holt Renfrew
LL Bean
Macy’s (Backstage Pass) JWT New York
Santa Eulalia

Outstanding New Store
Converse, SoHo, New York
Core Spirit, London
La Boutique Palacio, Mexico
Miu Miu, Bond Street, London
Mr Mudd and Mr Gold, Stockholm, Sweden
Myer, Melbourne
Puma, Boulevard de Sébastopol, Paris (Plajer & Franz Studio)
Siamo, London
VPL, SoHo, New York
Walisuma, La Paz, Bolivia

Outstanding Brand Mix
Hudson’s Bay Company
Kirna Zabête
Lane Crawford
NK Store
Opening Ceremony
Saks Fifth Avenue

Global Brand or Retailer
Abercrombie & Fitch
Forever 21
Karen Millen
Kate Spade

Best E-tailer
Gilt Groupe
John Lewis
Rue La La (YOOX Group)

Most Sustainable Brand or Retailer
Christopher Raeburn
Levi Strauss & Co
Marks & Spencer
Naya Shoes, Brown Shoe Co
People Tree
Sobral USA

Most Influential Design Team
Club Monaco
Fred Bare
Rag & Bone

Most Influential Designer, Womenswear
Christopher Bailey, Burberry
Jonathan Saunders
Marc Jacobs
Miuccia Prada, Prada
Phoebe Philo, Céline

Most Influential Designer, Menswear
Italo Zucchelli, Calvin Klein Collection
Junya Watanabe
Miuccia Prada, Prada
Raf Simons
Riccardo Tisci, Givenchy
Tom Ford
Tommy Hilfiger

Most Influential Designer, Footwear and/or Accessories
Adrian Margelist, NAVYBOOT
Alexander Wang
Camilla Skovgaard
Nicholas Kirkwood
Pierre Hardy
Rick Owens

Breakthrough Designer
Alejandro Ingelmo
Eudon Choi
Kirsty Ward
Masha Ma
Michael Cinco
Michael van der Ham
Qiu Hao
Timo Weiland
Úna Burke
We Are Handsome

Breakthrough Brand or Retailer
Bombay Electric
Donna Ida
Moda Operandi
Pretty Green
Raoul (FJ Benjamin, Singapore)
Spinners by Shane Warne (Lime Door Brands)
Sprout by Gro
Uniforms for the Dedicated

Most Creative Student Collection
Asiima Mawudoku – London Metropolitan University
Entouarnt Gavriilidis – Istituto Marangoni
Estee Anna Lindley – University of Central Lancashire
Hugo Tsang KaWai – Parsons The New School of Design
Maarten van der Horst – Central Saint Martins
Marius Janusauskas – Royal Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts
Mathilde Jansson – Parsons Paris School of Art & Design
Rachel Cliffe – University of Central Lancashire
Yeashin Kim – London College of Fashion
Yingzhi Luo – London College of Fashion

Most Innovative Marketing Campaign
Armani Jeans (Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners)
Dr Marten’s Airwair
Harvey Nichols
Mimco, Taboo
Nike, AKQA
Wrangler, VF Europe

Outstanding Fashion Innovator/Innovation
A Suit That Fits
adiVERSE by adidas (Start JudgeGill)
Alexandre Herchcovitch
Castro Street Project
Imagine Fashion
Levi Strauss & Co
Manish Arora
Masai Marketing & Trading (MBT International)

Outstanding Fashion Collaboration/Collaborator
Coca-Cola Light/Diet Coke & Karl Lagerfeld
Edgars & LAMB by Gwen Stefani
George at Asda & Barbara Hulanicki
Barbour & Tokihito Yoshida
JC Penney (I “Heart” Ronson)
Joyce, 40th anniversary collaborations
Linda Farrow
Macy’s & Matthew Williamson
Malan Breton & NBC Universal
Opening Ceremony & Partners
Target Corporation (Go International Designer Collective

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Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 19th, 2011

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I am obsessed with skin care. I’m usually carrying bags and touching fabrics so my hands are always in very rough condition. I recently received a jar of HealGel and it’s seemed to work very well. it’s been quite calming and soothing on my skin.





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Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 18th, 2011

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My lovely backstage team at Ascot!

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Junky Styling – Wing Dress

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 17th, 2011

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I love this bird wing dress at Junky Styling.

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Burberry Brit in Covent Gardens

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 16th, 2011

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With all this rain you might want to visit the Burberry Brit store in Covent Gardens. it’s quite a beautiful shop and the staff is very polite. Of course if you’re in need of a rain coat or umbrella they’ll always have lots to choose from.

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Hat Addiction at Ascot

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 15th, 2011

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I’ve always liked a good hat but after spending a week styling backstage at Royal Ascot and working with Stephen Jones’ hats I’ve developed a new addiction and a better understanding of what makes a great hat. We put a lot of effort into choosing a dress but often you forget to put the same amount of effort into choosing a hat. It’s all about angles and what shapes work best with your face. A hat is quite a unique accessory: we can’t really justify a hat like we can with a pair of shoes or a hand bag by saying that we need them because they are functional – but a hat does have a purpose. It makes you feel special!

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Royal Ascot Horse Racing

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 14th, 2011

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One of the most exciting and important parts of Ascot is the racing and it’s quite amazing. I didn’t know that I’d find it so impressive and exciting. The sound of the horses as they are on the race course is louder then you think and when they pass by it’s so quick – I couldn’t believe that I actually got this photo of the race!

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Royal Ascot Fashion Show

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 14th, 2011

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Today was the first day of Royal Ascot, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary and we did our first  fashion show in Bessborough Restaurant. The designers are Amanda Wakeley, Julien McDonald, Todd Lynn, Vivienne Westwood and Steven Jones. It’s quite an amazing event to style and we had a great backstage team. The Bessborough restaurant is beautiful – it feels like an event  and that something special is about to happen!

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Ascot Prep

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 13th, 2011

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After a day of dress rehearsals, filming, and photoshoots we’re already for the Royal Ascot Fashion Show!

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Top Hats at Patey

Posted by Rebekah Roy on June 12th, 2011

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Top hats are always so elegant. A good top hat is made from silk and you use a velvet mini pillow to brush the silk to give it a beautiful shine. These hats are from Patey Hats. Patey Hats is part of the Firmin & Sons group, who made Prince William’s uniform for his wedding. The top hats are made using the same skills as hat makers in the eighteenth century.

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This is a rare vintage white silk tophat (it’s not for sale). I love the old labels inside the hat.

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Patey Hats
35 Connaught Street
London, W2 2AZ

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