28 July 2014
Another year past and another epic weekend at The Secret Garden Party! This year the sun shone all weekend lighting up every feather and glitter sparkle across the fields near Huntingdon, the home of the best party in the land.
Here is the Style StreetStalker's guide to SGP...
1. Pack a bikini - the lake may be veeery brown but after a whole afternoon dancing to Clean Bandit and the Correspondents, a little refreshing dip is just what the doctor ordered!
25 July 2014
Finnaaallly it's that time again - SECRET GARDEN PARTY baby!!!!
This year I'll be bringing you some fabulous up, close and personal interviews with the headliners and my fav festival fashions... See you all on Monday (where I'll more than like be writing to you from my bed!!)
23 July 2014
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing the gorgeous Dutch model Ymre Stiekema. At the age of fifteen she began her modelling career when she placed as first runner-up in the finals of the Elite Model Look in April 2008 in Prague. Ymre has modeled for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Prada, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar... the list goes on!
I caught up with this gorgeous lady about her favourite shows and brands after a shoot we were both working on for Hobbs’ latest campaign.
What do you love about modelling?
Every job and day is so different, I love the way I get to meet interesting people and am not chained to an office desk!
17 July 2014
Apologies to all my darling followers for lack of Style StreetStalker chat over the various social channels last week, but I do have a good excuse... holiday time!!!
For this trip, I travelled to the Italian coast of the Cinque Terra, I slightly went crazy in the shops before and somehow spent my monthly pay-cheque in 14 days, big oops, but on the upside I got some sexy items!!!
15 July 2014
Welcome to House of Peroni, an exclusive London establishment in which you walk in feeling British, from the streets of London and walk out shouting 'Ciao Bella' to everyone you see! House of Peroni doesn't believe in guest lists and membership fees, but instead it opens its doors to all passers by, to educate them in things beautifully Italian, with rooms that ooze with culture from every nook and cranny.
I popped in to Stalk the head barman and master of The House cocktails, Fede. Before I started he thrust a Negroni (a classically italian cocktail) into my hand, so, there I was outside The House with camera in one hand and Negroni in the other, if only every shoot could be like that!!!
What do you do and what's the coolest thing about your job?
I am a Mixologist and coffee shop owner (the Coppa Cafe in Dublin). For the month of May I was the head Mixologist at The House of Peroni in Holborn where I designed a menu of 9 different Peroni Nastro Azzurro infused cocktails. The coolest thing about my job is having the chance to serve people and try to improve their day and make them happier. I also love playing with ingredients.
9 July 2014
One of my favourite places to stalk are private views and gallery openings. My latest arty stalking sess was at the opening of Evelyn Yard, dubbed one of London’s hottest new galleries by Dazed & Confused Digital.
At the debut show, June Snow; a collection of predominantly white works by some of the world’s hottest new artists. I caught up with one of the Directors about the concept behind the gallery, which artists to keep an eye on and future plans for the space.
Why did you decide to open Evelyn Yard?
Evelyn is a platform to showcase the work of young emerging artists who are influenced by the ‘here and now’ and the digital age.
7 July 2014
IT'S BIKINI TIME KIDS!
At last the summer has properly arrived and it's the perfect excuse to chuck out any slightly jaded swimwear in favour of a sparkling new little number. I've been rather obsessed with this said swimwear hunt prior to my holiday next week and stumbled across this very cool brand Sun, Sea & Honey. I caught up with the founder and designer of the brand to quiz her about her holiday essentials.
What do you do and why do you love your job?
I'm a fashion designer and founder of the swimwear line: Sun Sand & Honey. I'm in love with my job because I'm doing something that I've always wanted to do but, for many years, other things and a different career got on the way. I absolutely love the creative side of being a designer because it's a 24/7 job. You're always thinking about new ideas, and looking for inspirations. Your mind never rests.
2 July 2014
There’s no doubt that Benjamin for 3 years has been doing one of the most sought after jobs in the fashion industry. Shoots in glamorous locations, getting up close and personal with some of the worlds greatest designers on a daily basis and then of course there’s the runway shows! Yep, it’s Devil Wears Prada kind of thing, but luckily for him he's not assisting a Miranda type, he assists the lovely and talented Cathy Kasterine, Fashion Director at Large of Harper's Bazaar.
Ben, what do you love about your job?
A couple of the many reasons I love my job is that I get to meet the most fascinating and inspiring people. Everyday I learn something new so life is never boring.