Thursday, 2 December 2010

MEMPHIS DESIGN

I've spent a large part of today researching the Memphis design group from the early 1980's today. On Monday I accompanied my mate and super stylist Alexis Knox around Soho picking up last minute items for the Clothes Show Live exhibition in Birmingham(for which Knoxy is the stylist/art director and I have made many pieces for - pictures to come!) One of our stops was Year Zero at 37 Beak Street. Whilst decisions were being made re the amazing outfits being pulled together, I stood in delight/awe looking at the Memphis pieces they have as part of the mind blowing display. The pictures below are of the same pieces they have, though as I've lost my camera, not the actual ones. Noticing my (unusually hushed) excitment, Alexis admitted to knowing very little about the movement. And I was frustrated that I didn't actually know the names of the pieces or indeed exactly by whom they were designed!
Tahiti lamp by Ettore Sottsass
Casablanca cabinet by Ettorre Sottsass
Hence my research today.....I found this amazingly helpful flicker site http://www.flickr.com/photos/memphis-milano/ by Dennis Zanone, who's been collecting Memphis items for 20 years. In my eyes his home is breathtaking!!! More pictures to come....

Hot Sneakers!!




OK so these are years old, but I only just stumbled across them while fulfilling my daily dose of footwear fantasy....Nike sneakers inspired by Piet Mondrian's Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow series of work in the mid 1920's. Fave colours! WANT!

John Waters Advent Calendar....

In order to stay sane through all this x-mas onslaught you should consider the John Waters Advent Calendar. Read through thorough now, as it takes some planning.....

Day 1... Buy eggs and name them.

Day 2... Put on a folk-hat and learn about another culture.

Day 3... Convict someone of assholism.

Day 4... Pound on your abdomen and scream that you don't want the baby - refer to it as "a cancer."

Day 5... Eat a pretzel, for Christ's sake.

Day 6... Wear a "P" on your shirt and when anyone asks you why, tell them that you are, "permanently punished."

Day 7... Rent the movie "Annie," and sing along (loudly) with the song "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow." Don't rewind the tape.

Day 8...Leave a dildo in someone's wishing well.

Day 9... Tell someone that when you're high you ARE Odetta.

Day 10... Call a hotel and ask if Pat Nixon ever got fucked in their presidential suite.

Day 11... Go to an "alcoholics meeting."

Day 12... Wear your clothes backwards and walk backwards - if anyone gives you an odd look tell them, "this backwards day is a lot of shit."

Day 13...Teabag someone.

Day 14... Fuck a chicken... or at least eat one.

Day 15... Throughout the day chant "Hare Krishna" as loudly as possible.

Day 16... Go "shopping for others."

Day 17... Go to see a family film... jump up spontaneously and tell your fellow movie-goers, "You don't have to like this movie! You're a victim of Advertising."

Day 18... Dye your clothes at a laundromat. If anyone gives you a hassle tell them that you "don't have any fall colors."

Day 19... Have "funch."

Day 20... Steal two rolls of someone's toilet paper.

Day 21... Phone someone and ask them if this is "the cocksucker residence."

Day 22... At a store try on designer clothes that are too small for you. As they rip mutter, "damn these designers!"

Day 23... Give (or receive) a rosary job.

Day 24... Throw a fit while opening Christmas gifts and knock the tree over... preferably on your mother. Hysterically sob that you hate Christmas as you make a hasty exit.

Found this on www.destinyclontz.blogspot.com one of my favourite blogs.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

TRON: LEGACY Official Trailer


such a long time coming.....I have horribly high expectations for this....this newer trailer doesn't hold the same excitment for me as a longer clip version that has been hanging around youtube for the last year or so, since first being screened at Comicon. Apparently there have been multiple re-edits, plus the movie is now coming in 3D (isn't everything??).

Big ring-pull.....!


Major gaint Mulberry ring-pull accessory belonging to my mate Monica.....note hand to ring-pull size ratio....loves

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Lego Giraffe

This alone is worth a visit to Bratislava airport! I passed through there twice last summer visiting Vienna for the Fish And Chips Twice Please!!??! exhibition which I showed work at. More pictures to come......

Shakespears Sister - Stay

While I'm on the subject, I quite like this interior too....

Number 9 in the mid week UK singles chart thanks to X Factor last week. Never thought I ever be saying that.....

A Nightmare in New york CIRCUS

Creepy and scary!!!
Spooky!!!!
With Amanda Lepore and Cazwell performing. Hot!
Everyones fav wicked witch, Alexis Knox as dead gaga. Wearing Gemma Slack and RANDOM BANGLE!!!!
Eeeeek!
Medusa frightening peeps on the door
fave outfit of the night, no idea who it was!!
Photographs by Christopher James @ WEKNOWWHATYOUDIDLASTNIGHT
and Naddy Sane






Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Ruthless Interiors






I'm meant to be in the motions of moving house at the moment, it sets my mind to what would be my IDEAL HOME. The first references that pop up in my mind are the sets from "Ruthless People" and "Beetlejuice" obvs, with the early 80s Memphis design movement headed by Ettore Sottsass being an ongoing love of mine. AMaze!
When googling for images of the Ruthless People interiors pics, the accompanying words are along the lines of brash, gaudy, glitzy and overwrought....they're meant as a complement, right??













Peaches - 'Billionaire' Official Music Video

Not my work, but I always love a bit of Peaches!!!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

More Circus promo film shots



A couple of months ago I had blogged about the short film for Circus, London glittiziest club. I more recently found these two more photographic treats! You can see my jazzy shoulder spikes Jodie is wearing clearer than before!! Mai-jarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!
Styled by Alexis Knox, obvs!
Photographs by Christopher James @WEKNOWWHATYOUDIDLASTNIGHT

Mother Russia launch party

Myself and Aiden Connor, Senior designe for Zaid Ghanem
Dj Munroe Bergdrof rockin Random Bangle for Ziad Ghanem
The ever fabulous Daniel Lismore!!!

The launch party for Ziad's 'Mother Russia' collection held at Shababaada club night at Avalon on Shoreditch High Street, Monday 20th September 2010 (my birthday! double hoorah!) during London Fashion Week.

Pictures by Style Scanner. For more go to http://www.stylescanner.blogspot.com/

'Mother Russia' by Ziad Ghanem S/S 2011

'Mother Russia' by Ziad Ghanem from Ziad Ghanem on Vimeo.



Random Bangle accessories used in the African section. Amaze!

Director and Editor: Marnie Hollande

Choreographic Direction: TowlerJoyce @ Icon
icondance.co.uk

Styling by Alexis Knox

Ziad Ghanem Spring/Summer 2011 again







Stills from the shoot for Ziad's collection! All my tribal accessories! As featured on Vogue.com!

Ziad Ghanem Spring/Summer 2011

Werkkkk!!!!!!!


Preppin for Ziad Ghanem's Spring/Summer 2011 film shoot

Photos by Kai Cem Narin

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The psychedelic world of Circus....








Stills from the visual production for one of London's wildest monthly party nights, Circus. The film, by director Gabriel Gettman, features some of the wacky characters associated with the club including its founder, the ever fabulous dj Jodie Harsh and singer and performance artist Miss Annabel.....both wearing some cheeky Random Bangle shoulder pieces!!!!








Sunday, 15 August 2010

long tiiiiiiiiiime!!!!


I'm pretty shit at blogging I admit it. It's almost been a year since I've been arsed to put anything online. Actually I've been busy. On facebook mainly.