Saturday, 28 February 2009

Princess Diana...The People's Punk....

Wiping the tears from my eyes, I spent most of Wednesday at my mum's house sorting through my old clothes (...very old clothes!) for the charity shop, one for the bin, one to four to keep, or lets make that six...and so on and so forth until I actually ended up keeping most of what was actually destined for the bin. So why tears?...gosh, the tears...tears of happy memories, tears of sad memories, tears of disappeared years and tears of will I EVER fit in to that again???
But the point where I actually wee-d myself a little bit was when I found the legendary Diana T-shirt...I bloody loved that T-shirt. People still find it hard to believe that only a few days before the unfortunate death of Princess Diana, I found a child's T-shirt featuring the face of Diana for just 20p in some charity shop in Bournemouth.

I remember the day she died as if it was yesterday...having still been up from the night before, I was staying at my friend Ish's place, having to shake myself as I watched the morning news telling the world the sad story of her death. I also remember jumping about like a kangaroo on speed, banging on Ish's bedroom door trying to get her to wake up and witness history, only to be told to F*** OFF.

Within less than 24 hours, the T had been slashed, pinned back together, Diana's hair painted pink and finished off with a safety pin through her nose and eyebrow. Upcycling at its best. The people's princess had become the people's punk, and what a more fitting tribute?

The next day I wore it out to a dodgy jazz club in town. It caused havoc. Where the hell did I get my balls from?

It is only since I have grown older that I have actually realised how fitting the statement of the 'people's punk' was. I bloody Loved that T-shirt.
One of my favourite images of Diana is when she has rocking her see-through can't get much more punk than that eh?

Thursday, 19 February 2009

3 wardrobes of clothes and STILL nothing to wear...

For the past few days I have literary been pulling my hair out trying to think of something to wear to London Fashion Weeks' Vauxhall Fashion Scout show....arrragggghhhhh!!!
In times like this I always look towards my true style icon of all time, Debbie Harry.
I decided to go through my old vinyl records and found one of my favorite Blondie albums - Parallel Lines. I LOVE this album and I LOVE the album cover......and then the inspiration came! And with the help of my Sizzix Die cutter (the BEST tool) and my trusty glue gun, I have made my self a gorgeous 100% bespoke hair fascinator....

From This.....
To this...
I am going to pair this up with a tiger print Ra-Ra skirt, a slash neck white T and a red vest, my all time fave blondie-tastic black stilettos and some matching black and white Lego jewellery.
(Photos to follow!)
I hope Debbie would approve! X


The only place to be this Friday night is checking out the amazing work of Studio_805 at London fashion Weeks' Vauxhall fashion scout show. An event showcasing young designers and stars of tomorrow, from the newest trend setters to the most promising graduates and the most talked-about young labels, see them here before they hit the mainstream!

Andrew Bannister the brains behind Studio_805, (and a very close friend of mine! X) shows through his latest collection an energetic, fast paced and impactful source of fresh and directional fast fashion and emerging trend ideas that keep you right on the pulse.

For this collection the jewellery was made by myself from red and white Lego. You too can hook a piece of my manipulated Lego jewellery in my Etsy shop

So luckily for me, I have bagged myself a front row seat for the event...I'm so exited!

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Monday, 2 February 2009


WOW, 7 inches of thick snow!
I spent most of the day walking on the beach which was crowded with people who had phoned in "snowed in"...
What a wonderful day it has been.