Stylist Stuff by Rebekah Roy
The daily musings of a fashion stylist in London.
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Only God Forgives With Kristin Scott Thomas channelling Donatella Versace

Only God Forgives is a visually stunning film by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. I couldn't taking my eyes of Kristin Scott Thomas. She was transformed, channelling Donatella Versace and Carmela Soprano. I could have watched her alone for the entire movie. Scott was a chain smoking, aggressive, blunt but sexy woman in a very scary way.  When I think of Kristin Scott Thomas I associate her in films like Four Weddings and a Funeral, and The English Patient and I have to admire her for...

Shopping at Rumble In The Jumble

Rumble in the Jumble is a fun jumble sale that raises money with Oxfam in aid of abused women in the Democratic Republic of Congo and there are so many bargains to be had. Quite a few celebrities including Daisy Lowe, Bat for Lashes, Jessie Ware, Fearne Cotton, Daisy Lowe, Alison Mosshart, Anna Calvi, Gemma Cairney have donated clothes There were Gina and Gucci shoes on sale for £20 and a Peter Pilotto rucksack for £30. It really is a huge jumble sale and there are rails and rails...

The Third Annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards, London

A night of celebrating the third annual WGSN Global Fashion Awards! It was wonderful to have the event in London this year and The Savoy was the perfect setting. Last year the event was in New York. I've been a judge for two seasons now and it's quite difficult to choose the winner as everyone who has been shortlisted is incredibly talented and deserves to win but it really is that extra something that makes a person or brand stand out just that much more. It was really a special evening and...

Louise Roe and the Jergens Beauty Launch – Moisturize!

I styled the models for a mini catwalk show for Jergens and the lovely Louise Roe was the host. I'm a huge fan of Louise, I met her a few years ago when I was styling William Tempest's show in New York and she was hosting his dinner party. She's just one of those girls that you can't help but adore and she has a beautiful skin - perfect for a Jergens launch! Working in beauty has similarities, but it's very different than fashion as there just seems to be a slightly different attitude -...

Kate Nash – Under-Estimate The Girl – Music Video

Kate Nash wrote this song, recorded it and did the video in one day.  She'd been doing filming and press interviews all day and at 8pm she asked me to go to her house and find her some bright coloured dresses as she was going to shoot a video later that night - but first had to teach the band and record the...

Girl Crush – Cara Delevingne

I first met Cara Delevingne when she came to a casting at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. She was super cute and very friendly. I was styling for Jeff Garner of Prophetik and we were casting for his AW 2010 show for London Fashion Week  and thought Cara would be perfect for the show (and she was). It's great to see how well she's done in just a few years and now she's in Burberry campaigns!  (Photos by Jake Giles Netter from Ecoutere.com) Cara Delevingne for...

Kate Middleton did her own Makeup

If you think about it, in a way, Catherine really didn't have as much stress as a lot of other brides do (except for the fact that 2 billion eyes around the world would be watching!) I know it may sound silly but she didn't need to worry about booking the church or what venue she was going to hold her reception! She had her pick of dress designers to choose from and even a top celebrity hair stylist available to make sure she her hair was perfect. And with all those camera's shooting the...

Emma Stone in Peach at the Golden Globe Awards

I'm feeling peachy-keen on Emma Stone's look from the Golden Globe Awards ceremony. She's s starring in the upcoming “Spider-Man 4″ film. The actress looked gorgeous in her Calvin Klein dress and coordinating peachy makeup. I'm a big fan of a tangerine toned blush and the wonders that it can do for a girl and Emma's look is a shining example. I also adore the usually dark haired starlet with her new bleached blonde...

The Grass is always Greener at Prophetik

I styled Prophetik’s show at Vauxhall Fashion Scout this London Fashion Week. Every show you work on is different but this one is truly unique. Prophetik is all about sustainability, but not just in terms of fashion - it's a way of life and how they treat their team. Jeff Garner and his team arrived from Tennessee and without a moment to spare we were doing fittings and castings and Jeff was also trying to organize all the production. He's a perfectionist but trusts his team and knows how...

Styling Class at Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace is offering creative workshops and talks this summer. I'm giving a styling class on August 11th and part of the event includes entry to the Enchanted Palace Exhibition. If you haven't seen it, it's a wonderful...

Topshop in Knightsbridge

Topshop recently opened in Knightsbridge, across from Harrods. I love the look and feel of the store - it's 14,000 square feet - three floors of fashion with glass, stainless steel and black marble to give it a bright and luxurious feel. It's quite easy to navigate in the shop. It feels more grown-up than the Oxford Street flagship store (not necessarily better - just different). It's got more of a boutique feel with attentive staff and the newly launched Topshop Make Up and all the...

Marks & Spencer Bras

I saw this ad in the morning Metro. “Big or small, we love them all. At M&S you’ll find beautiful bras for every size at gorgeous prices. If nature blessed you with more than your fair share, you certainly won’t be charged extra for it. That big boob is all in the past.” I love M&S. I think most of my bras come from there. On one hand it’s understandable that a 34A costs less as it uses far less fabric than a 40F cup. Realistically they don’t...

London College of Fashion – Fashion Panel

I was invited to London College of Fashion to be part of a fashion panel along with James Barron, Head of Buying at ASOS; James Watson, Head of Menswear & Development at Liberty; and Veronica Veronina, Managing Director of VIPICA. The evening was hosted by Sisterhood Media Group's CEO Kubi Springer. I feel it’s really important to participate in these types of events to give students some insight into what the next steps are after graduation. This was a closed door seminar with...

Save BBC 6 Music!

A night out on Brick Lane with 8 distinct and diverse bands in support of BBC 6 Music. BBC plans to shut down digital radio station 6 Music at the end of 2011 but there's still time to save it. Radio 6 Music is over 8 years old and is known for playing cutting edge music, something that most radio stations don't do. To find out more check out Save BBC 6 Music. Alexander Price Isa & Filthy Tongues Brian Nash (of Frankie Goes to Hollywood) and Ian McNabb Shabby Rogue We Rock...

An Interview with Liberty London Girl!

I've been following Liberty London Girl's blog since 2007 and it's one of my favourite blogs. I liked that it was an anonymous blog and was surprized to learn that someone wanted to out her, so LLG chose to reveal her identity in Grazia during London Fashion Week. I recently had the opportunity to ask Sasha Wilkins a few questions. What made you start an anonymous blog? It was anonymous because, back in 2006, no one in fashion in the UK talked or even really knew about blogging, and I...

An Interview with Illustrator Echo Morgan

Echo Morgan is so cute and she's very doll like. I recently met her while she was working on her dress for The Enchanted Palace. I wanted to know all about her, and she was nice enough to grant me an interview: What is your artistic background? I grew up in China studying fine / handcrafted art until I was 18. I moved to London and studied Art and Design Foundation Course at London Metropolitan University then Graphic Design at Central St Martin’s but unfortunately because of financial...

Dean Quinn – Autumn / Winter 2010

Dean Quinn is a new designer who recently graduated from Central Saint Martins. It’s difficult for any young designer to get started, and the expectations after one graduates from CSM are so high. Dean Quinn is one of the lucky ones, though: he won the Central Saint Martins Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in 2009. After graduation he was chosen to be part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout's Spring/Summer 2010 "Ones to Watch" show, which is how we met (I was styling the show). I loved Dean's...

Kate Moss wears William Tempest for Sport Relief – shoot day

Kate Moss wearing a William Tempest dress designed exclusively for Sport Relief. The dress is made partly from some blue recycled mosquito nets. The net comes in white, pink or blue - the nets look quite pretty, you can imagine them over a bed as if you were a princess, or outside at night for a party. It's hard to believe that for £5 you could save a life with these nets - someone dies from malaria every 30 seconds. This was an amazing shoot to style. I felt very lucky to be part of...

Drapers Fashion Summit – The Power of the Style Press

I was part of a panel at the Drapers Fashion Summit - The Power of the Style Press, with  Colin McDowell, Founder & Creative Director of Fashion Fringe, Leon Bailey-Green, online marketing specialist, Courtney Blackman, fashion PR and Lucy Wood of Look magazine and Loretta Roberts (who organizes the Summit) was chairing the panel. It's always interesting when people start talking about print versus online media. Somehow people think one will rule out the other. It's the same fear...

Boutique Profile – Squatters

  Berlin designer Karolin Maier-Hauff, a former designer for Vivienne Westwood, with her husband Sean Violante have opened the boutique Squatters!  Karolin has called on 6 emerging designers to squat for a period of 1-6 months. She selects the designers and the designers choose which pieces they'd like to have in the shop. Pimlico Road is known for its art galleries, design and antique shops. Squatters' focus is on innovative pattern cutting and attention to detail. The...