Walking into the ex-primary school now squat in a corner of Moss Side, squatter residents for the week like to call Hulme. The “crusties” had found an old school building and moved in, the heating and electricity still on before the site is demolished sometime in the next month, which is a shame as its been put to some good use. This was an interesting experience seeing such cultural events in Manchester was refreshing. The show, JUNK Fashion Show was far off what I’m used to seeing on the London and Paris fashion scenes, what seemed like innocently mocked pieces of fashion created from basically junk off the streets ended up showcasing some goodies, bustier tops made from old inner tubes, and a newspaper dresses held together with video tape that had a wicked shape to it. On the night there was also Capoeira dancing and installations from artists from the collective.
Here are a few images from Zara Merrick you could describe Zara's work as very intricate and ornate, I love it, it plays tricks on yours eyes in this form of a photo this embroidery illustration looks great and in real life even better. Zara uses the tiniest pieces of fabrics cut out into shapes mixed with her illustrated painting to create these stories which are super cool. Zara takes up private commissions and shows in exhibitions throughout LONDON. From Belfast to PUTNEY.
MPHO - I keep on coming accross this lovely lady on shoots recently, she has great skin and top lipstick in this pic, did great styling in LEVIS on the day after the MOBOs with not much rest. See the tour soon with various artists through the winter with LEVIS, more to come.
Something from the summer months in LONDON FIELDS when the days were bright and shiny. Blue Skies, Airbuss A330-SP Headed to Heathrow on Route from ATHENIA, on the Ground we had Double Blue, Double trouble in Double Denim. Strong Look and We fucking LoVe.......
The best new feature of an application I have found on my computer recently is the share screen feature on SKYPE it's soooooooo funny, you can see your friends' screen while you chat rubbish which is fun for showing them the funny files that build up in your computer, or messages from lovers, it's up to you.
On the day I found this out it happened to be the day I am speaking to my good friend DEAN on SKYPE and it is his birthday.
Its you 22nd and your having a Black Birthday. Can't wait, all things Black and super gay.
I just love these "BAD BOYS" they are Henry Holland from last season gone not recent really but just found a pic of them floating around, by Linda Farrow. They were used in the La Roux video In For The Kill and look fooking cool. Just have to say I wish I could get a pair of these goggles it seems impossible though.... hmmmmmmmm
YO YO...... LIKE THE THOUGHT OF A JACKET MORE SLASH IN A JACQUARD. THE KNIT USED ON SWEEDISH.... Weaving, this is a great technique which has such a nice effect.... a bit like lint rollers for me.......
WBYT, this is something I was working on costumes for one week at the end of the summer with Bubbles and assisted by our lovely intern Sam Bushall who came to stay with us over the month of August, Thanks for you help Sam. The track by the band White Belt Yellow Tag who were the"Winner of fresh meat 2008" - Presented by Zane Lowe, Radio 1 and are from Yorkshire, the track is Remains and is out on October 9th.
Here are a few grabs from the video styes by MYLES and BUBBLES directed Fi-Lo and a link to Agile Films page where you can watch the video. Enjoy...
Hey watch PIA do her thing on the light poles on TUDOR GROVE after a night out to TONY HORNECKERS exhibition "Beautiful Freaks" at the Dalston Superstore. Everyone who took part and performed at the exhibition did a great job to pull of their roles. There was a real feeling of nightlife and the rawness of the big bad city we live in and love so much. Check out this photo of a photo......
Hey Emmy, thanks for coming to help us for our preperations for Fashion Week you were great. Here is EMMY and NOVA the day we filmed the video with House of Dangerkat crew for their docufilm of footage with the guys over here in LONDON doing their thing.
GREAT STUFF SEE YOU SOON AND HAVE FUN IN IRELAND....
The view from above on the night of the flash mobs when House of Dangerkat crew danced outside the PPQ show whilst the crowed waited to enter the show. We had our generator full of petrol and sound system rearing to go.... Love.... Thanks everyone that featured and helped out.....
This is why no one has seen me for ages...........
Here is the NOVA DANDO Rainbow Collection video. The collection was inspired by rainbows, lights and features denim with black and white colours which add a little monotone. NOVAS inspirations have been drawn from when she was a child and she loved rainbows and her travelling across America on tour when creating looks for bands stage outfits.
The film was shown on the first night of LONDON Fashion Week in the Hospital Club in Covent Garden, directed by Saam.
I just love this picture which I found off the internet somewhere, it's a sand storm in the NEVADA Dessert which where the BURNING MAN FESTIVAL has just been held.... looks amazing, hopefully next year will be there....
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For a while now I have been working with NOVA DANDO and It's been great. During the last fashion week in PARIS we happened to met up with out friend KAITI who ended up being BARBIE for BARBIE'S 50 anniversary in Colette. This was amazing and so much fun, BARBIE didn't come alone BARBIE had crew, crew called HOUSE OF DANGERKAT they are a small collective of dancers from NORTH AMERICA, various places in NORTH AMERICA and have all come over this fashion week to start in our show, this time not as BARBIE but as HOUSE of DANGERKAT and will be performing at the show we are all working very hard to get finished in time for FRIDAY. I am very excited.
Here is some footage of the last collection that we shot and some footage of the crews oppulence dance which is wicked! Cant wait to see them in the new NOVA DANDO collection.
A LITTLE project I have been working on over the last month, shot it two weekends ago over two days with the lovely director LUCIE VIETCH and funny producer BETH EVANS both from FLYING V productions featuring a NORTH LONDON based band who will be making a relaunch earlier autumn 2009 this should be fun, will keep you update with more information when the launches at the end of this summer along with the video.
THANKS TO EVERYONE who's help on this one, it was a hard slog with early early shooting times and traveling out to the like of SURRY and WD post codes. Also thanks for your help BUBBLES on the styling of this one with me. ANNA BARNET I buzz of you loads.
I've been listening to a variety of genres for a while now but when I was younger my true true favorite tunes were along the RnB/Hip-Hop spectrum of thing and then bordering on to cheese, as I got older everything go a little cooler and I was exposed to other styles of everything so started to enjoy them.
But for now I am going back to my roots and just having a bit of an R AND B revival in my life and loving it, been listening to BBC 1Xtra quite a bit, to GCHILD's and BENJI B shows. Loving it, Just came across a tune I haven't heard for ages, Aaliyah - ARE YOU FEELING ME? Off the soundtrack to ROMEO MUST DIE lovely.
Here is the video for you.
I'll keep you posted on whatever else I'm finding during my revival or the 90's and early 00's trackage.
HEY PEOPLE CHECK OUT THESE GUYS.... The Canadian foursome Dragonette who launched a couple of years ago and had a top hit with I GET AROUND which was featured on Rimmel adverts and played out on the radio. NEW ALBUM TO COME... They have an electro pop sound with great vocals from MARTINA - So My favorite I think I in love, sorry DAN (HUSBAND). Here are the pics from the shoot we did AGES ago finally got them through to update you guys, thank you DEAN GOLDEN.
Check out what's been going on with MARTINA, a colaboration with Martin Solveig and Styled in Jean Paul Gaultier.
We just shot the pics for the album artwork yesterday which was mucho fun, thanks JO aka Bubbles. Here's a sneaky peaky preview of what's to come on that one.
I totally love this image of MFishel Mathie, Paul Joseph Winter and myself, have a Homosapien grooming session just like the monkey children of the rainforest. Before bed after a night in on Saturday. It's nice to spend some time with these lot tonight. See you soon.
iPod battle with Girlcore in Bloomsbury Ballroom. Fun Fun Fun we were all fed vodka and Red Bull and everything went a bit mental. Not sure where our team came up but two members were out before it began.
With the current single at number 2 in the UK singles charts, hope there will be even better luck for this next one. Its an amazing video styled by NOVA DANDO with help from MYLES. Love this it is going to be massive!!
As you may know Selfridges & Co. are celebration their one hundredth year of being on of the best department stores on Oxford St. this year.
I have always had a love for the store, when I was younger I was always fascinated by it after seeing it's appearance on the BBC2 program The Shop, I was determined that when I was older I wanted a Saturday job in there when I would be at Uni in London. Little did I know I wouldn't have to wait thats long, a store came to Manchester when I was 16 and I did get 'the job' but I didn't like it. I worked there for a few months and left but I was always still ever happy because it was a chance for me to see just a few but enough of those designer pieces in real life that I only ever got to see on the cover of magazines and in London boutiques.
Now Myles features in the 100th edition magazine with a list of some other cool people I love in this city. A little dreams came true.........
BARIBIE IS 50 THIS YEAR, THE LUKY LADY HAD SEVERAL PARTIES THIS YEAR ALREADY ONE IN PARIS AND ONE IN LONDON I MANAGED TO GET TO WHICH WERE FUN...... THE BADGE DESINGED BY ROKSANDA ILINCIC CAME FROM THE LONDON PARTY IN DOVER ST MARKET, I THINK I LOVE IT......
THE 50 YEAR DOLL WAS COOL TO, BORN IN 1959 THE SAME YEAR AS MY MOTHER......
House of DangerKat Crew from Canada...... in Barbie50th Birthday Paris
After being off the scene for virtually 15 years MY BEST MATE Malina, film buff is back with all load of tits and ass looking for graffiti tags to be smeared all over that honeylicious, cuhnkilicious, African body................You'll be seeing her about and I and soooooooo happy and so you should be aswell. Say hi when you pass her on the street of Hackney.
Malina's got the knowledge, if you want to be informed of the next free showings of hot new and old films in London drop a line.
The home of the tremendos Tranny Nannie who transformed great children's and their mothers' live into a spectacular cabaret of sorts and gave porsoreity in all forms.
Tranny Nannie lived in the East Wing of Tannie Mansions in The Maisonettes just around the corner from Tranny Rathaus. She was happy, contented, beautiful, fun and most definatly pre-opp.
Tranny Nannie's main aim was to make sure the mainstream would fall by using cheap tranny labour, her main selling point was to provide amazing looked after care to all of those mutant children of the nouveau class a life of performance and eccentricity after all, all every mother wanted was for their children to be on the next front page of the next cover of the next issue of the next top selling middle shelf consumer magazine, little did they know this was the underworld and the consumer was different, sub and post in every way imaginable ....
This was a chance for Tranny Nannie to excresise her manifesto to the coked up mothers of the hood with their busy, gay loving, supermodel lifestyles and their cityworker, cheating husbands who were banging Thai tranny cock in Hong Kong ...
The miniopolis of Tranny Ville, the underwold of the neuvau where trends began was a magical and frightening place whe eunuchs, gays, drug addicts, whores, trannies artists and wealthty trendy men call home, deep in the depths off an allyway mutant humans believe themselves to be normal would never even dare walk down, even the most 'crazy', 'I'm mad me' bitches would never even dream of taking a shortcut home after a trip to Sainsbury's local.
I need to make TrannyVille Its good being here time to write things all day See you next week Myles X Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device