Friday, March 28, 2008


March / April 2008

There's been a lot going on in New York over the past few weeks, with art fairs, openings, launches and benefits etc., It's been packed, fun and sweaty but it's still not warm enough for me to go out without my opaque tights on. Hell!

Anyway I've been around and about, not as snap happy as usual,but here are a few things that caught my eye in the city recently...

The gorgeous stylist Natasha Royt at Nylon's 9th Anniversary party at 1Oak on April 2nd

J Erricho, Nylon's fashion director and Sophia Lemar

Rebecca Guinness with designer Kai Kuhne on best behavior

Paul Sevigny spinning

Stylist Susan Joy hiding behind her bubbles at the Nylon party

My ex-intern from Parsons Aaron Oscar Bakalar looking very suave with his BFF's Patrick and Jordan at Socialista for his 21st birthday party

Me with my old Belgium friend from London Olivier Van der Velde who came to stay with me, at Socialista

Two girls on the dancefloor at Beatrice.I feel a much overdue mini-crini moment coming on!

After Hope Atherton's opening at the Bortolami gallery we popped to the Deitch Gallery on Wooster for the opening of the Substraction show. Here's Olivier again, in front of artist Sterling Ruby's spray paint works.

I spent Easter with Paud's family in Connecticut.I couldn't leave out the Easter Bunny.

Me and Kristian Laliberte...strangely in the Bloomingdales mens department for another Nylon party

J Erricho and Kim looking smashing in her Katherine Hamnett Choose Life t-shirt.Whenever I see that t-shirt I always get a flashback to seeing Wham! in London at a "Junior Best Disco in Town" concert, a long time ago!

Leah Bourne and Carter Cramer who write the website"Le Monde de la Mode"in their spare time

The Virgins on stage at Bloomingdales. Corr!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Lee

Monday 17th March 2008

Alexander McQueen was in NY on his way back from checking out his new store in LA, and it was his birthday. He held a dinner Monday night at the Waverly Inn for a few friends including Chloe Sevigny and Steven Klein then some of us finished of the evening at the Beatrice...( thankfully I forgot to keep taking photos!)

Lee McQueen

Trino Verkade who has worked for McQueen since the very start with Vogue's Tabitha Simmons

Showing a bit of leg, Annabelle Neilson in McQueen giving the rest of the diners at the Waverly a real eyeful!

Cake time! Horrified!

Lee and Nur Khan

Sarah Heard, Lee's right hand with Trino


Saturday 15th March 2008

My dear friend from London Caron Geary was over in NY as her performance artist alter ego Feral ( lead singer with Cantankerous, but this time solo) to perform at PS1 as part of the WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution.So there were a lot of issues going on here!
I just think she looked and sounded amazing( she interrupted the discussion with 3 songs, including "Di-ska-sting" and "Flesh Roast"!), I can't really begin to explain...

Feral! Staring St Patrick's Day early in her Celtic jacket at PS1

Feral again in her handsome performance look of the day

Attention to detail. Underneath her Thai head dress...!

Me and Kitty ran into stylist Rebecca Weinberg with a perfect bowlcut and her daughter Amelie.

Ben Copperwheat and Pam with Feral and Amelie

Kitty about to freak out with Paud and Feral

Feral realness! Here's Caron as herself at mine with Kitty

Games Night round Mine

Friday 14th March 2008

Last Friday Maya Camin decided to we should have a games night over at my apartment with a few friends. We all had a real laugh but we didn't even get close to even playing the Rizla game...

Maya Camin,with stylists Natasha Royt and Jay Masscaret

Photographers Mark Squires and Poppy DeVillneuve

Photographer( OK so it was a bit of a fashion night) KT Auleta with Maya

Me and Jay

Paud and Heifara Rutgers

James Gardner and Maya squabbling over the next track

The girls...!

Vogue TV

March 2008

I'm live on on UK Vogue TV!
Kate Elson filmed an exclusive film for them before and during my Fall 2008 collection presentation....

Run-up to fashion week in my studio; deciding looks

Me in front of my Fall 08 inspiration wall

Hem detail

Fittings with me and Alex Slavycz

The presentation at the Norwood Club. Model Emina with Hamish Bowles looking on

The effervescent Sarah Sophie Flicker backstage in her vintage star headdress

The runway

Daisy Lowe backstage afterwards

A Nice Bit of Posh...

Saturday 8th March and Tuesday 11th March 2008

"Oh golly, oh gosh come lie on the couch with a nice bit of posh from Burnham-on-Crouch"
Ian Dury and the Blockhead, "Billericay Dickie" 1977.

These have to be one of my all time favourite song lyrics, plus Burnham-on Crouch ( a small dead-end sailing village)in Essex is my home town.
When I heard that the multi talented singer-songwriter Kate Walsh, is also from Burnham, I couldn't believe it.We met up when she first came to the States and had a lot to chat about. I went to see her perform at Union Hall in Brooklyn last week and she was great.

A few days before that I'd been invited around old friend and T-magazine writer Armand Limnander's for a little get together with some Dom P and posh culinary treats. I was in fishy nibble and champagne heaven...

Kate Walsh on stage

Kate again, singing about another dodgy boyfriend

Round at Armand's apartment. Jeremy, Armand and Nicole.

Horatio Silva who writes The Moment

Me and Jeremy

Sandra Ballentine, T magazine's senior editor who I loved!

Lee Carter from Hintmag with John

Monday, March 10, 2008

Whitney Biennial 2008

Wednesday March 5th 2008

This is at the cocktail reception at the Biennial for the Whitney Contemporaries last week. This time with 81 artists, the show spread into the Park Avenue Armory ( my favourite part).The building itself, which has recently been restored, is just incredible....

Me and Paud

Here we go..

Djs Hanna and her friend


I really loved this robot army

Artist Mordekhai Rubdenstein with his wooden camera and Chris Apple.

This tequila bar installation ( fully operational) went down well with Paud.

The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black / Kembra dolls. Too funny!

Not to be left out, Kitty came with us to see the newish shows ar MOMA; "Design with the Elastic Mind" and "Color Chart; Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today.
Here she is charging around artist Jim Lambie's floor.