11 November 2018

Edeline Lee SS19

Edeline Lee SS19

It may be impossible to be unimpressed by an Edeline Lee presentation. Four years ago, I wandered into an installation on the terrace of Somerset House, in which the models were artfully arranged in boxes painted the very same hues as the clothes they were wearing. It remains my favourite presentation from the Central Saint Martins graduate. Another took over the Elms Lesters Painting Rooms with an artistically inspired collection befitting the history of the venue.

The latest offering from Edeline Lee saw her SS19 collection become performance art, as the models played out scenes from a red carpet arrival, runway show and after-party, with a supporting cast of actors and dancers dressed in white. In such a modest and otherwise bland show space, it was an innovative means to entertain the audience while exhibiting Lee's newest designs. I was fortunate to observe the show from the very beginning, before the room behind me was quickly filled with guests attempting to capture the theatrics for Instagram.

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31 October 2018

Medusa

Medusa

As part of my ongoing exploration into drag and make-up artistry, I like to add a little pizzazz to my fancy dress ensembles. As I have endeavoured to achieve every year, I should add. Although the creativity displayed lately by many amazing Instagram accounts has inspired me to be ever more ambitious with my chosen themes. Among my current favourites are @artbeautychaos from Bournemouth, and @ben.seagren from Colorado, both of whom go above and beyond the normal realms of make-up.

For this year's Halloween look, I'm fusing horror with gilded glamour, as I re-imagine the mythical Medusa with a gaze that turns enemies to gold. I must confess I'm not adept at constructing fully-fledged costumes, therefore I focus more so on face, face, face! This particular look is inspired by my growing obsession with gold make-up, and an especially snazzy pair of Twisted Tailor snake-print trousers. If Versace made monsters for Buffy The Vampire Slayer, I'd like to think this wouldn't be far from the final cut.

Medusa

Visit my Instagram for a full list of products used in my Medusa look

29 October 2018

Simon Mo SS19

Simon Mo SS19

How do you make bucket hats cool again? You add eyeholes. At least according to Simon Mo's marine-themed collection, "Seas The Day", which paraded the Fashion Scout runway in swathes of blue, pink and rusty tones. As an environmentalist, Mo seeks to reflect in his SS19 collection our current social awareness that single-use plastics are harming the ocean. Broad in its designs, the first half of the show presented smarter and tailored ensembles, while the second featured pieces that wouldn't go amiss on a beach promenade.

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14 October 2018

Federico, Balham High Road

Federico, Balham

Federico is the owner of Italian restaurant Bucci on Balham High Road, a few doors along from where I took this photo. There's much I love about Federico's minimalist ensemble, such as the pinstripe detail on his trousers, and the upturned collar of his long-sleeved polo shirt. I guess unsurprisingly, his outfit is also Italian by design.

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