Saturday, 30 October 2010

Rus Anson

Rus Anson; another snapper with crazy skills.Enjoy.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Rob Ryan

One of my very favourite artists, Rob Ryan is about to be exhibited at the TAG Fine Arts gallery from 1st November in 'The Stars Shine All Day Too'. Rob's stunning papercuts have adorned the windows at Libertys, products at Fortnum and Mason as well as the pages of Vogue, Elle, Stylist and more. As well as being able to see and buy his work at this exhibition, theres a dream experience available from Love Art London, who are giving members the opportunity to meet Mr Ryan in person on Wednesday 3rd November!You'll get a curator led preview of his exhibition, a signed copy of his book and a trip to his studio to meet Rob himself. You can become a member here.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Rainy Days

It's hard not to hate Rosie Hardy. Not only is she obviously an incredibly talented photographer, but from her numerous self portraits you can tell she's also perfectly at home in front of the camera.It must be very convenient to constantly have a willing model to hand!Anyway, here are some of her images that cheered me up on this cloudy, rainy day.

I'm a huge fan of paper dresses; a wonderful designer called Kumiko Tani is currently making a newspaper creation for Gabby Young to wear in Tokyo next week- very exciting!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Halloween To Dos

Last week I forgot to give you guys a list of to-dos; so I'm making up for it now with this mega list of festive Halloween events. I also want to point you in the direction of my last couple of posts for Cherry Sorbet blog The Scoop- one on Art in retail, one on Fooooooood- featuring Bompass and Parr's forthcoming chewing gum factory, catch it this week from 25th-31st October.

I've also interviewed Miss Cakehead, curator of 18+ Halloween cake shop, 'Eat Your Heart Out', you can read it here, and pop along for your sugar fix from 29th-31st October.

On the 29th you can also catch some old school erotic films curated by burlesque star Agent Lynch

Also on the 29th- try your hand at being a vet with The Robin Collective's Last Leg's Veterinary Clinic; DON'T take along any pets you actually care about.
On the 30th, Don't Dali with the Devil for surreal Halloween fun with vintage blogger Fleur de Guerre.
And on the 31st itself, you can get more gruesome cake action from Lily Vanilli who'll be launching her recipe book, 'A zombie ate my cupcake' at The Last Tuesday Society's notorious haunt, The little Shop of Horrors, where you can also learn the best pumpkin carving techniques earlier in the week.
Have fun!

Saturday, 23 October 2010


We may not have as many beautiful people, but damn it, we can still make good, gritty TV.

US: Glee: a bunch of 'misfits' who could still happily grace the cover of GQ show off their singing and dancing skills whilst at the same time trying to teach us about being black or fat or gay or knocked up.

UK: The Inbetweeners- A bunch of misfits try and get past the obstacle of their limited IQs to get laid. Expect copious bodily fluids, excrement and projectile vomiting.

US: Gossip Girl; Rich Manhattan kids get into all sorts of trouble wearing extremely expensive shoes, whilst having a lot more sex than anyone actually does at that age.

UK: Skins; Bristol kids take drugs and get it on wearing stuff from H&M

US: The West Wing; The Democratic party are in office, and they kick butt. They do a lot of walking and save the world.

UK: The Thick Of It; politicians swear their way through their various screw ups. they walk a lot too, but they don't get so far.

US: Friends; Group of perpetually 20 something friends sit on sofas and drink coffee.They love each other and sometimes make babies together.
US: Peep Show; two loser friends sit on sofas and achieve even less than their American counterparts.

US: Grey's Anatomy- glamorous doctors do flirting and sex and stuff. sometimes they save people too.

UK: Holby City- NHS doctors have a lot less sex and save people who don't necessarily have insurance.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

William Vintage Winter Sale

Vintage fans, I hope you're ready for William Banks Blaney's next sale; I've worked with him before and his collection is just exquisite. Seriously; even if you aren't looking to buy, some of his pieces are museum-worthy so it's worth going along just for a look. Hope to see some of you there; if you're press/blogger then email me and I'll send you an invite for the preview.Meanwhile, see what Vogue has to say about William here, and have a look at my blog post from his last sale here.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Britain's Next Top Model Live- want to come?

So I'll be completely honest with you; I don't watch the show; I'm jut not into reality TV. Watching telly is all about escapism for me, so I'll happily sit glued to Battlestar Galactica for hours, but not really fussed about Britain's next top anything.However, I happen to have an 18 year old sister and a 15 year old brother who are united in their love of the show, albeit for drastically different reasons. So when I was invited to go along to the Live event as a VIP, I knew I had finally reached that pinnacle of journalism that would make my family proud.They are dead impressed. I'm pretty excited myself, as I've just found out that some of my best vintage buds, Natasha Bailie and Frankie Murray are going to be styling the 'vintage geek' bit of a catwalk show-eeek! I styled and wrote about Natasha back in March for The Sunday Times Style, and have since met Frankie who makes amazing jewellery.Frankie was also one of the models for the Motorola flipout phone ads- she looked ruddy amazing. Kick ass hair. Other things to look forward to at BNTML include make-overs at The Powder room and make-up and hair workshops from  industry experts, as well as advice on how to wear the latest trends by Melissa Odabash.
Now here's for the exciting bit; I have 5 pairs of tickets to give away!For real!So I want you to post here your most shameful TV addiction in the comments.Make sure you leave a way for me to contact you. Or tweet it to me @katieantoniou with hashtag #BNTML. Good Luck!

STOP PRESS: have just found out Homemade London are holding a stall at the event with workshops on how to upcycle vintage finds, make your own jewellery, develop your sewing and knitting skills, and even how to make a body scrub!You have to book for those events here.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Shall we Dance?

I have just started writing trend forecast blog posts for beauty and lifestyle agency Cherry Sorbet and their blog The Scoop. First up, a piece on the Ballet trend; coming to a catwalk, museum, cinema, high street store or gym near you!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

To Dos

Stop reading now if you have any serious intentions of sticking to the diet this week.
Because it is
a) Cocktail week;
b) Chocolate week
Get involved. Watch The Hendrick's gin bartender croquet Champions Cup or taste some Charbonnel et Walker chocolates.
Other events to check out include the Indesit Party Launderette 's first London event. Apparently this is the 'new craze taking the US by storm'- bring your grubby undies to the party, and then have a dance while they get clean and you get down and dirty with the DJs.In fact, they are having a VIP celebrity launch party on the 14th; sign up for the Run Riot e-shot to find out how YOU could be there.

One of my fave bands, the Palpitations are playing at The Hoxton Bar on Wednesday night . Lead singer Dani pictured above in a photoshoot I styled ages ago, photo by Holly Falconer.

And an internet find from my travels this week:
The Other Woman; a Stateside all female art collective- I'm especially fond of Laura Graham's work; see below.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

All Together Now

So I'm about to take Gabberdashery on the road for Gabby Young's UK tour, 'All Together Now'; first stop; Bath this weekend. We ran a competition to design a different for every leg of the tour, here are just some of the winners including one (above) by Katelan van Foisy, an artist I have blogged about before.You can see all the winners on Amelia's Magazine here. You can also see an interview I did with the brains (and beauties) behind the Young British Designers website.

Rob White

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Oh my ModCloth

WARNING: the following post may lead to excessive Wanting.How have I never heard of the site 'Modcloth'?I want everything.Even the swimwear is gorgeous and they do plus sizes and everything.And the shoes!Also Vintage.Sigh.Wonderful site.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

To Dos

Hope you're all having a lovely Sunday evening- I've got a crazy busy week ahead of me so thought I should let you all know the best places to be and things to do this week right now while its still technically the weekend.

First up is Flashier and Trashier, an exhibition in the St Pancras church crypt. This pencil stubbs necklace is one of the gems I saw when I visited artist and curator Sue Krietzman's house recently; the re-using theme is central to this show, which asks;

“What Hidden Powers Are Bestowed Upon Objects That - Like Souls Damaged – are Discarded, Abandoned, and Forgotten?”

Marvel at an extravaganza of all things kitsch and enjoy memories and reconstructions of Old Fashioned Circus Side Shows at the opening night on Wednesday 6th with street entertainers and performance art from 6:30 – 9:00.

 My friends over at The Print Club London have opened up their own pop-up store on Brick Lane; they've even screenprinted their own wallpaper! Head down there to grab yourself some affordable artwork, or come say hi at the opening party on Thursday evening; I'll be there.

And I can't really say it better than this flyer does; if you make stuff then you NEED to be here; the knitting and stitching party aftershow hosted by the Perri Lewis, Guardian craft writer and all round lovely lady.

Here are some other gems I've come across on the wonderful world of the web this week;

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