Saturday, 27 February 2010

out now.

ben & raphael.

grooming :: nicola hamilton

Friday, 26 February 2010

hair & makeup :: sunanda mesquita

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

lou dalton aw10 by laurence ellis  //

styling :: john mccarty
grooming :: yumi nakada-dingle 
model :: kirill vasilev @ FM

production :: duane nasis
assistant :: philip smith

the short film commissioned by lou dalton and dazed digital to accompany the designer's presentation at menswear day.

Monday, 22 February 2010

coming soon.

haven't been posting many updates recently

the last month has been very hectic but after wednesday all the commotion will move to paris and i will have time to myself

uni //

dissertation is finally on the right track and being centered around representation rather than commerce, historical colonialism or politics.  those are important but should only feature as determinants of representation.  finding interesting gendered discrepancies between internally & externally generated representations of 'China'.

major project on track.  need to remember the audience for the work - gallery space and not editorial.

personal development //

getting more involved with Laurence on his various projects

handling production this year has raised the bar; there is more to what we do, there is still a way to go.

money has never been so low, but life is definitely on a high.  2010 is good


Saturday, 20 February 2010

Thursday, 18 February 2010

new website now online.

big hugs and a shout out to the amazing (and patient) gus cook

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

coming soon.

this is difficult, making adolescent statements.  we are still young and yet to mature.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

grooming :: sunanda mesquita

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Friday, 12 February 2010

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Tuesday, 9 February 2010


left this show feeling very refreshed and inspired.  guess it was good to take a break away from fashion for a moment and experience something different.  meant to go back the next day to walk through the space without the crowd at the private view but unfortunately left it too late.  definitely looking forward to the graduate show.

Sunday, 7 February 2010


preview of a project i'm working on for Laurence Ellis' new book accompanying his upcoming exhibition 'NO SHOW' during Menswear Day at London Fashion Week

Thursday, 4 February 2010


"you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone // 'cause the times, they are a-changing..."


concerning the emergence of Hong Kong as a fashion center and relating it to the consumption of Japanese fashion design in western fashion writing:

"...there was general agreement (amongst local designers) that the way to realize ambitions in international fashion was to "do something Chinese."

"...use "a Japanese globalization experience" highlight the interactive nature of the phenomenon...the point in the 1980's when high fashion became multicultural in an ambivalent process in which Western supremacy was spectacularly undermined, and yet subtly reinscribed."

"Japanese fashion designers themselves object to the demand for exoticization.  They speak against the dramatization of cultural difference and for a notion of a culture less pure."

(Skov 2003)

Europe's experience with non-western design was always processed within an orientalist framework.  similar to what was previously posted here.  now that global economics are changing, fashion markets are shifting and representations (both verbal and visual) are in revision, though still always infused with potent architectures of power.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010


i came across this photographer today

can't really put my finger on why exactly but i had such a strong emotional reaction to his personal projects

from his series "when we were young" :


had the most amazing day at Premier today.  go-sees, chat with Morwenna, then sushi for lunch.  thanks Chris!

some boys: