29 December 2014
There's something about finding that special one off piece amongst lots of others in vintage shops that always brings a smile to my face. When it comes to vintage there's a lot of tatt out there, so choosing the right shop is vital! Beyond Retro, is extremely well known in London, filled with gorgeous 1960s rock n roll t-shirts, cut off denim and 'flower-power' dresses, all in all this place is a treasure!
Victoria Plum, is head of press and marketing for Beyond Retro, I caught up with her (looking fabulous in head to toe vintage) on her job and where she shops.
27 December 2014
I've met the lovely Vickie twice in the past, once when she was styling for KJ Laundry at the launch of their Kings Road pop up store and then most recently at LFW. Vickie has the most intriguing and addictive instagram account giving us all little glimpses into her styilsh life, after following her like for a few years it was time I properly stalked her!
What do you do and why do you love your job?
I’m a stylist/model/blogger. I mainly do e-commerce styling! I love it because it’s something i’ve always wanted to do and I never have a boring day at work. I also love meeting the people I get to work with. I meet so many new people all the time which is a really great perk.
21 December 2014
My last wishlist wonder feature before Santa comes down the chimney on Wednesday night is with Hugo Taylor.
Hugo is an eyewear designer/co-founder of Taylor Morris Eyewear and also one of the much loved stars of hit TV show, Made In Chelsea.
Here's what Hugo wants for Christmas ......
15 December 2014
Today's wishlist inspiration comes from the lovely Karen Hassan, who I interviewed a few months ago. Here is what this very talented actress wants for christmas...
Dear SantaPlease may I have a new bed for Christmas. My current one needs an injection of luxury!
11 December 2014
The second of my wishlist wonders is Charlie Morris, one of the founders and designer behind Taylor Morris Eyewear. I interviewed Charlie and Hugo earlier in the summer see what makes them tick and what they get up to in the city here.
Dear Santa, Charlie would like the following ......
10 December 2014
The Christmas countdown has begun!!!
To celebrate this very exciting time and for a help with christmas prezzy inspiration, I have asked some of my favourite interviewees to tell us all what they want from Santa this year. Starting with the gorgeous jewellery designer Rachel Boston.
8 December 2014
It's that time again to start compiling your Christmas lists and here is one item which is firmly on mine... Daisy Knights Lace dimes!I fell in love with them last London Fashion Week when Daisy was supporting them on her super cool pink vans. On a recent interview with the designer, I delved deeper into the story behind the Lace Dimes...
I'm seriously obsessed with your Lace Dime collection, where did you get the idea to design them from?
I am a religious Vans wearer and I love to customise my clothing so it was a natural progression which led to making something cool and original! They're so easy to wear and look great alone or piled up together - plus, of course, they're not restricted to trainers - I think they look great on brogues or boots too.
2 December 2014
I first met Jordan at a private view at the super cool gallery Evelyn Yard in London in which he had previously exhibited his own works at a few months before. Jordan, a born and bred Manhattan boy is not only a very talented artist but also is one of the main guys behind Printed Matter Inc and the Printed Matter Fairs.
I caught up with Jordan for drinks and a hotdog at Herman Ze German on Charlotte Street while he was in London for Frieze week, and quizzed him on what he's doing and what artists he's following at the moment.
What do you do and what do you love about your job?
I work as Coordinator of Fairs and Editions for Printed Matter Inc. in New York City. Basically, me and one other guy run Printed Matter's NY Art Book Fair and LA Art Book Fair, each Fall at MoMA PS1 and New York and each Winter at the MOCA in Downtown Los Angeles, respectively. The events are the world's largest and are totally unique - part trade fair, part art fair, part mass-pop-up-shop, part festival - a celebration of Artist's Books and the community surrounding. We organise 250-350 exhibitors, a weekend full of Visual Art and Artist's Book-related programming, conferences, bands, parties and everything else to do with the events. While a part of me loves the spreadsheets and huge logistical accomplishment, what I love most about it is bringing the community of artists, Artist's Book makers, publishers, and aficionados together - it's a bit like summer camp, seeing all these friends who live all over the place in one spot.