Sunday, 19 July 2009

Eska Mtungwazi

Just taking a break from a Sunday afternoon filled with cut-out fabric triangles to read a new post and whip out some piccies of previous stuff I've worked on....

Last year I was privileged to meet Eska Mtungwazi through a friend of mine. A hugely talented singer looking out to make a new visual statement to accompany her most recent work with The Matthew Herbert Big Band. You know those moments in life where the stars seen to aline and everything falls into the right place? Well that's how it was meeting Eska. Right from the the word go I caught vibe of her project and she seemed interested in my work. Now this woman is not only an immensely talented soul singer but also one of the most genuine, warm people you could ever hope to meet. Its hard not to pick her enthusiasm or find joy in her infectious laugh!!! The current Matthew Herbert Big Band album deals with many political statements close to my own heart so the project just felt right.

I initially made a bracelet and necklace in metal from various found objects, old chains, buttons, safety pins, keychains, charms and beads. These pieces toured with the band around eastern Europe. Then as a bigger project specifically for the finally tour date in the UK, made a elaborate shoulder/neck piece from broken records and jersey strips (this piece is in the pics). This pieces was also used from the tour of Australia. I was so happy this this shoulder piece I've repeat the theme since.
The hoop skirt was made by Sabrina Samsoodin and the whole sha-bang was styled by the marvellous Rowdy Superstar!

Thursday, 9 July 2009


Look out for the Summer/Autumn issue of Booklet magazine cos there's a feature on me!!!! Six whole pages!!! Amazing! the biggest thank you and love stuffs to Ziad Ghanem and Ram Shergill for this!! There is also a wicked piece with Jodie Harsh and Bishi modelling the last collection I worked on for Ziad, "The Immigrant"


I'm very excited about this!!!! Random Bangle's first sale!!!! cheapo accessorio!!!! See you there on the 17th at the Pre Sale! xxx
DIGITARIA is proud to annouce the launch of their Summer Sale!- 18th to 30th July -
Up to 40% off
  • Digitaria (including A/W 08 & S/S 09)
  • Sartorium (Lee Benjamin's homo-hosiery label)
  • Euphemia by Millie Cockton
  • Random Bangle
  • Stone of Surrey
First time to go on sale ever, an exclusive sample sale of MAIDEN BRITAIN by Ziad Ghanem. (Up to 70% discount)
Presale - 17th July
Get your hands on the garments before anyone else, plus pick a percentage card from our lucky dip and get an extra discount on Digitaria stock.
Nibbles & tipples to get you in the mood! 6.30 - 9pm
Sale ends on 30th July at 7pm
Maiden Britain Sale - 17th, 18th, 19th July

60 Berwick Street

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Random Magazine

Heeeeeeeeey! If you're looking for a magazine to peruse this weekend whilst lying out in the sun, why not pick the latest issue of Random (no relation!!) Magazine. Amongst the numerous wicked fashion shoot stories you'll spot some of my bangles, literally random bangles! The shoot is by international styling wizard Kenny Ho with photography by Eddie Collins. The bold bright colours and other accessories used are totally my cup of tea! The pictures also include a tshirt and much sought after military jacket by my old mate Ziad Ghanem.

Enjoy the visual merriment along with a nice glass of dandelion and burdock this weekend!!!