"And I want to play hide-and-seek and give you my clothes and tell you I like your shoes and sit on the steps while you take a bath and massage your neck and kiss your feet and hold your hand and go for a meal and not mind when you eat my food and meet you at Rudy's and talk about the day and type your letters and carry your boxes and laugh at your paranoia and give you tapes you don't listen to and watch great films and watch terrible films and complain about the radio and take pictures of you when you're sleeping and get up to fetch you coffee and bagels and Danish and go to Florent and drink coffee at midnight and have you steal my cigarettes and never be able to find a match and tell you about the the programme I saw the night before and take you to the eye hospital and not laugh at your jokes and want you in the morning but let you sleep for a while and kiss your back and stroke your skin and tell you how much I love your hair your eyes your lips your neck your breasts your arse your and sit on the steps smoking till your neighbour comes home and sit on the steps smoking till you come home and worry when you're late and be amazed when you're early and give you sunflowers and go to your party and dance till I'm black and be sorry when I'm wrong and happy when you forgive me and look at your photos and wish I'd known you forever and hear your voice in my ear and feel your skin on my skin and get scared when you're angry and your eye has gone red and the other eye blue and your hair to the left and your face oriental and tell you you're gorgeous and hug you when you're anxious and hold you when you hurt and want you when I smell you and offend you when I touch you and whimper when I'm next to you and whimper when I'm not and dribble on your breast and smother you in the night and get cold when you take the blanket and hot when you don't and melt when you smile and dissolve when you laugh and not understand why you think I'm rejecting you when I'm not rejecting you and wonder how you could think I'd ever reject you and wonder who you are but accept you anyway and tell you about the tree angel enchanted forest boy who flew across the ocean because he loved you and write poems for you and wonder why you don't believe me and have a feeling so deep I can't find words for it and want to buy you a kitten I'd get jealous of because it would get more attention than me and keep you in bed when you have to go and cry like a baby when you finally do and get rid of the roaches and buy you presents you don't want and take them away again and ask you to marry me and you say no again but keep on asking because though you think I don't mean it I do always have from the first time I asked you and wander the city thinking it's empty without you and want want you want and think I'm losing myself but know I'm safe with you and tell you the worst of me and try to give you the best of me because you don't deserve any less and answer your questions when I'd rather not and tell you the truth when I really dont' want to and try to be honest because I know you prefer it and think it's all over but hang on in for just ten more minutes before you throw me out of your life and forget who I am and try to get closer to you because it's a beautiful learning to know you and well worth the effort and speak German to you badly and Hebrew to you worse and make love with you at three in the morning and somehow somehow somehow communicate some of the overwhelming undying overpowering unconditional all-encompassing heart-enriching mind-expanding on-going never-ending love I have for you."
so beautiful i remember when Valentine first read me this i was so overwhelmed
So fashion week has just been and gone and most people have agreed this season was pretty bland with no real outstanding themes or styles. The one trend that i did spot may be wishful thinking on my part or finally my style zeitgeist has finally been caught up with! i have always been passionate advocate of grubbyness/stains and this season stains have also been take on by the fashion elite. Charles Anastase pulled his collection together with his styling - drunk models staggering down the catwalk covered in mud (hmm, where have we seen that before?). Daisy Lowe, one of our generations models of the moment wore a vintage dress with a large water mark stains across the front for the whole of Friday! Peter Genson, fashions Mr Play It Safe's invite this season was designed to look like a greasy piece of chip paper. again said Material is always found on the floor of my lounge!! in conclusion if you don't have any stains on your clothes your boring .
So today is the day I bestow on you my patented way of getting into any fashion-week show at the Natural History Museum, and if you're a natural blagger you can take this blueprint and reapply it to most of the other shows!!! And believe me, this works. I've been getting myself and friends into shows i didn't have tickets to like this for years. Ok so to start with, this works a lot easier if you do your home work! Look up what shows are on at what times and pick the ones you really want to got to. Don't get greedy and abuse this by trying to go to them all. I would say 1-2 a day is fine. Less not more. Once you've worked out which of the shows you really want to see, find out as much as you can about them, who dose the makeup, what fashion pr their with. The more info you have the better you can blag.
Most important is who is styling the show i.e. for Gareth Pugh it would be Katie Shillingford, It's key that you find that out! So the day of the show is here, dress the part, but don't go crazy. Look styled, not dressed. you don't want to draw too much attention to yourself! Arrive 15 minutes before the show is due to start. This might seem like cutting it fine, but they always with out fail are at least half an hour late. You can do this in a small group or by yourself. I would say never more than four people.
So if your facing the entrance to the Natural History Museum there are normally two large tents- one to the left and one to the right. You can ignore the one to the right, that's just for press no show in that one!! So the left one you should be able to see the front entrance with people starting to arrive. Ignore that, stay outside of the gate on the street. Walk left along the side of the of the tent following the iron fence that is around the museum. Follow it all the way to the end of the street walking quickly almost jogging so when you get to the end your a little flustered. When you reach the end of the street turn right. Now start jogging as you turn the corner, just a head you should see a gate with a garden shed with a couple of security guards. As you jog up to the security guards, look flustered and concerned like you really late, before they can ask what you want or who you are say your full name and those of who ever your with and that you here to assist (insert the name of the stylist) dressing the models. Say it as if they should have been waiting for you to arrive. Most of the time they won't ask any questions and let you straight through, but if they question it say that you are running really late and that you spoke to (insert name of stylist) assistant and your names should have been left. If they ask you to call someone to get you, act like its not a problem. Make a call and tell the guard that they're not picking up. Explain the show is due to start in ten minuets, that there running 20 minutes late and it's manic down there! Say you'll grab someone to come and give them the ok when they're free, if they let you just go down and help! This will always work if you're on your own. If you're in a group and they're unsure about letting all of you down, send someone who hasn't spoke to go down. Walk down the path out of sight of the guards. Wait five minutes and call back to the group pretending to be (insert name of stylist). Ask to speak to the security guard in a stressed angry voice tell him that you don't have time to come and sort this out, that the show is running late, and that he needs to just let you in so you can come and help dress the models. Done well this will always work! I have never not got in with this technique.
Ok so now you're in the the compound. Walk down the path and you'll be at the back of the tent. You'll see some static toilets and people/ models smoking in front of the back entrance. Now you need to change from stressed and worried, to aloof and bored. Walk into the back stage. If you're in a group, only two of you should go in to see how it is inside. The others should go to the loo or smoke. Don't just stand there!! If it's really manic inside stay out of the way. You want to stay under the radar without looking like you're not meant to be there. Normally there will be two different designers getting ready and the large space will have a divide down the center. One side should be nearly ready to go and one should just be getting started. In between the two there is always a free bar giving out non-alcoholic Redbull smoothies. Grab some for you and your group if you think that there's still going to be a while until it starts, go back outside and stay out of the way. The last thing you want is to get under someone's feet as they're going to be really stressed!!
The next thing is that in the top left and right corners of the backstage is the entrance to the main room, where the catwalk and seating is. One person should go through the doors at the side and check out what's going on and see if they started letting people in to be seated yet. Again the key to this all is to stay under the radar, but look like your meant to be there. If they've begun seating go through and depending on how daring you feel, go and either take a seat or stand (I've once used this technique and then ended up sat on the front row!).
after the show has finished follow everyone out through the front entrance.
me with Millie brown outside Marios schwab pic by elle stlye blog , walking to basso and brook with Margot bowmen pic by pelayo, with Daisy lowe at charles anastase, with Charlotte dellal at Maros schwab
This is the last thing i made at uni. Its a broach and it was based on a puffer fish! the black spherical ball was hollow and cut in half then the top half cut into quarters. On the inside edge of each quarter, i set magnetic strips to hold them shut. Inside the ball was large red balloon attached to a valve built into the broach back. out of the back of the broach came a clear tube which had a pressurized air canister on the other end, which could be clipped to the back out of sight. at the press of a button it went from a small unassuming ball to a large red balloon which if fully inflated could reach the size of the model. modeled by Chris
although he couldn't be further from me personally , I think i respect him more than any other creative person. I have always been in love with his work, since i was quiet young and seeing his dry stone walls in the lake district. I love the way he takes natures beauty and forms it into something man made. But dose it with such elegance and sensitivity that it look as thought it has been formed by mother nature. He never use's any man made products i.e. glue, nails, paints, string and when he has finished he leaves it to break back down and go back to the earth. all very hippy.
the gang that got the coach. from the left, Lolo girlcore , Alice kirkpatrick, Millie Brown, Becky mills, Will westal, Iza hip hop, Garry card, Iza gt, Sam volters, Theo adams, Tara grant, Andrea adams, Ellis scott, Mike goldtooth, blaine harrison. Hanna hanra, Mathew stone and Maria elisa were hiding some where! and Gareth pugh, Katie shilingford turned up later the venue sam with some of my slap on his face me doing andrea's makeup still doing andy's makeup in my set the set with theo andrea and sam andrea's makeup finished!!
it was such a fun day!! we all ended up getting so drunk and the exhibition! and everyone had the same idea and stole a bottle of vodka. When the got back to the hotel we all pull them out and there was around 15 litters of vladivar vodka! it was such a messy messy night and everyone was dieing on the coach home the next day!
i think this is my favorite makeup work i've ever done. It was done at around 3 in the morning for no reason other than me kat were bored and couldn't sleep. Shot in our old hall way on some shit camera by me! love it!