Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Just Lovely...

Lovely Jubbly 

Oh My Blog

Oh how i wish i had been in cornwall with Lally this week. The gallery does indeed look amazing. Brava mummy Macbeth! 
I would love to say that my week has been a series of gallery openings and vip events however a large slice of humble pie has warmed me through. From starting the week in Nineties it has led me to reminise on old friends, family traditions and home comforts. Within the past few weeks i have been reunited with four of my closest friends from a time before london madness, i have had visits from parents and siblings and actually eaten in with my flat mate. 

Of course this did mean i missed a shabba dabba da london fashion week party, a meet and greet with Alexander Wang, possible tickets to the Ashish fashion show and the opportunity to wear my once in a life time gold sequined Jean Paul Gaultier number... hmmm no no no i must convince my self that the pub quiz in camden was better than all of that! Right?
Okay meeting up with fellow blogger and gorgeous human being Jessica Robyn was a true rival to all, sipping glasses of wine whilst gracing the likes of carnaby street has been a highlight. We also felt the need to visit Kooples, based on their dare i say rather 'fit' ad campaigns. Kooples did not disappoint. 

Very desirable lifestyle items easily displayed in sizes small to sorry your too fat. Fabulous. 
Oh a trip (pun intended) to east village in shoreditch to see DJ derek the 80 something year old granddad who likes a bit of drum and bass mixed with nina simone was also an interesting one? 
I really can not some up the past few days i have been a student, a designer, a model, a photographer, a loser (like literally LOSER), a winner, a wannabe, a somebody, a nobody, the old me, a new me and a confused me. Oh my God could i be more Oh my Blog.

Monday, 21 February 2011

Cornwall and the opening of 'Penny MacBeth Gallery'

So on Thursday I popped off to Cornwall for the weekend and most importantly for the opening of my mum's new gallery . A link to her website is HERE . Anyway had an absolutely lovely time, drank lots of wine and ate lots of delicious canapes - prawn and asparagus parcels , poppyseed and lemon cupcakes, delishhh and generally just enjoyed being in close proximity to the sea again. 

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

90s are the new 80s

I apologise for the late posting but Valentines did call and all that. These are from our excursion back to the 1990s on Saturday night. Bobbles, glitter, tye dye and tape decks yum! We listened to b-witched and reminisced about blow up back packs and dance routines, a truly brilliant night. It was slightly ruined by me deciding to faceplant the floor, but if you're going to fall do it fabulously in gold platforms.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Born Ed's way

Thanks GaGa at £20 a metre i am now going to have to completely re-design and re buy new fabric just to avoiding people assuming i have copied you and uttering the worst phrase a fashion student can hear 'oh babes i love it, so GAGA' FUCK OFF it is so me i was doing this weeks before your Grammy's performance! 

Monday, 7 February 2011

From Russia with Luxe

Just a quick update for fun! as Lally seems to have lost the ability to blog recently... all tho her last a gem. So i met my russian friend Natalia for drinks in Chelsea the other day which was lovely, we met joe there and drank the night away. Supposed to be a very drinks with friends as always with natalia turned into mayfair guestlist clubbing. Well why not, Luxe is not my fav but better than most.

Also this week i have been playing with ideas for my project, however i just seem to be playing more than creating... ooops...

Sunday, 6 February 2011


Okay so as part of our course research we had to indulge ourselves into a sub culture. Obvious thoughts to look at Punk, Goth, Rockers and Mods flittered through the class room. Fortunately the night before I  had watched Party Monster, the film version of the James St. James's novel Disco Bloodbath,  more of a biographical account of downtown New York in the 1980's. A world filled with glitter and Fabulous creatures creating their own world where the party never ends. Well! this sounds far more up my alley then risking it in a underground grungy heavy metal bar. So what are the key features of a club kid. Well in itself there are none, the theory of no rules applies. 'if you wake up feeling like a troll you should dress like a troll' it is a sub culture of expressionism and exhibitionism. The outfits differ from bricolage extremes to high end catwalk couture! Anyone can be a club kid as by in large it is purely of an evening. The classic concept of what people do with their weekends is up to them. It's about shocking and creating a scene, the confidence to be the character you are playing and promote the positivity and joy for life that comes with it. Originally in New York the scene was set at the club the Limelight. Obviously for this course i could not venture not only over seas, but also back in time as the Limelight was soon shut down due to drug charges. So where would i find my club kids now in this decade in this city of london!
My first port of call was EGG club, not always known for it's club kid atmosphere, however when the night is Panto themed and hosted by Boy George, well one could assume. And one succeeded. The VIP'S and performers of the evening were all dressed to the nines. Whilst the general public would pay to see the freaks amerced in their culture. However the sheer dominance of the club kids creates a sense where you feel awkward and embarrassed to be dressed 'normally'. Fantastic a group the has actually flipped the perspective on a situation whereby the norm is subculture. Well my first attempt at being a club kid did not favour to well, sure i managed to blag free drinks, VIP access, Guest list etc, but my outfit left me in dark with the photographers, well until it came to the dance floor. Club Kid music is a mix of house electro meets old time cheese. 'As long we can dance hardcore its all good!'
So from being at this event the joy of facebook led me to be invited to another event NANCY. Nancy is a club night run across different locations each time, of course a Club Kid would never be seen the same place twice (let alone the same outfit). I have Blogged about this earlier so just scroll down for more info... i wont bore you now.
Again meeting more people another invite here, there and everywhere, it seems the masses of this party's exisit run by independent groups creating places for club kids to be. Shabba daba da, Haute, Nancy, Circus, and regular nights can be found at Punk and Madame JoJo's. However the genius of club kids is that they really can go anywhere, from brick lane to soho to the local pub. The more standard the place the more they stand out and for them the BETTER! Anyway for now i have surely gone on to long. So just to tide you over here are some pictures from some darling nights enjoy....

(Okay this really is just a few, i have tagged/been tagged/uploaded pictures on facebook but with its new crazy system i can't copy them back into my folders! ARRRaaggh when i figure out how this is done... loads more fun!)