Vogue Paris October 2010

Vogue Paris’ October shoot by Terry Richardon and Carine Roitfeld certainly evokes a reaction.

Featuring Dior and Chaumet jewellery worn by the comparatively voluptuous model Crystal Renn, the shoot is loaded with Richardson’s overt sexualized style; but I don’t think it’s this that’s prompting the reaction.  More the fact that they chose a ‘larger’ model and the story revolves around gluttony.

Whatever the debate, the images are undoubtedly stunning.  I love all the contrasting textures – the knitwear, the clarity and smoothness of all the rocks, the slabs of meat – but most of all I just want to submerge my hands right into that mound of spaghetti! I think that picture might be one of my favourites...ever.

Miss Renn, you wear it well.


Peroni presents Senza Tempo

Back in June I was lucky enough to travel to Rome to watch the filming of Italian beer company Peroni's new short film, Senza Tempo (Timeless).

Directed by Gabriele Muccino, who also directed Will Smith's The Pursuit of Happyness - the film tells the story of an ambitious film director and his neglected and dejected fiancĂ© Anna, set in 1940s Rome. 

The scenery is absolutely beautiful, and the costumes - all designed and made by Moschino, were equally stunning. 

Senza Tempo is being shown exclusively in UK cinemas now, or you can view it above.  


One last dance

Even if we can't see the sun, we can feel it.


Time to breathe

So another London Fashion Week has been and gone. The constant clacking of stilettos across cobbled courtyards has ceased, and the incessant thudding of basslines booming from the show tents has finally finished resonating in my ears; but for all the circus and mayhem of fashion week I never stop loving it. This was my first season doing menswear too, and it ended up being my favourite day of the week!

Fashion weeks are always such an assault on the senses – so much to see, and inevitably always rushing from one venue to the next; but this season I was covering presentations and so spent quite a lot of time on-site. What struck me was the magnificence of the venue Somerset House, a stately building in central London. I marvelled as much at the twisted and polished brass door handles and the vibrant fresco ceilings almost as much as I admired the clothes that I was there to see.

Below are a few photos I took at Somerset House.


Good Clean Fun

I just wanted to show you my favourite fashion week invitation so far.

Menswear designer Omar Kashoura sent a jar of homemade apple and strawberry jam to invite people to his presentation as part of NewGen - an initiative launched by the British Fashion Council to promote menswear design talent.

I'm definitely a fan of the jam, and am looking forward to seeing if I'll be a fan of the collection too!
More fashion week news to come soon...


KM3D-1 film by Baille Walsh, and presented by Another Magazine

To kick off London Fashion Week, I headed to the private view of a new 3D film by artist Baillie Walsh, starring Kate Moss last night. The film is sponsored by Swarowski, and the product placement is resplendent, with Moss flinging dazzling crystals into the eyes of the viewer. It's surprisingly mesmerising, and the sound of mutated screaming gives it a sinister undertone.

KM3D-1 is at The Haunch of Venison until September 18th, so catch it while you can. At the same time, make sure you check out the Joana Vasconcelos exhibition upstairs. It runs until September 25th, and is undoubtedly one of the best exhibitions I’ve seen this year.


Agent Provocateur. Betty Sue featuring Kirsty Hume

I love Johan Renck's new film for Agent Provocateur's  AW10 campaign. Starring model Kirsty Hume and a self-flagellating male model, the film is hot hot hot!

Take a peek here.


Chateau Marmont a.k.a. Chateau Charmant

I'm in L.A. this week doing a swimwear shoot at the Chateau Marmont. This place has been something of a legendary hotspot since Hollywood's golden era, and continues to be a meeting point for the superstars. 
Perhaps it's because it's somewhat ramshackled - in contrast to the 'perfection' of the rest of Hollywood, that it's continuously in favour with the great and good. Whatever it is, it's totally won me over.
I love the 1950s vibe of the bungalows and cottages, it feels like scene out of Mad Men. 
Now I'm just waiting for my Don Draper to walk through the door!



I've been eagerly awaiting the unveiling of East London's newest concept store, LN-CC. Founded by John Skelton of oki-ni fame, and Dan Mitchell from Bad Passion; the store will stock mens and womenswear - with a focus on unisex styling. As well as accessories, rare books and music.
Designers including Damir Doma, Maison Martin Margiela, Prism and J.W. Anderson will be presented in the shop-come-library-come gallery space, which will also be available for private functions, boasting a serious sound system for party fun times as well as retail serious times!

The store is due to open in October- by appointment only, but the online store in open now. Check it out here.