Tuesday, 10 November 2009


i had my hair cut the other day....
My only preferences were that i look more masculine, and nothing asymmetric.

this was the result....

the picture on the left being the masterpiece i actually paid hard earned cash for.... the picture on the right my outraged-hacking-off-at-home attempt.


that is all.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Lello Love!

Check out Lello's new site... Well done Mr. X


Thursday, 3 September 2009

Thursday, 20 August 2009


The new season Marjan Perjoski collection for a/w 09 hits Greek Street Kokon To Zai next week. Furs, leather, lace and the most amazing crystal embellishment - winter is looking dark, and I like it!



Tuesday, 18 August 2009


KOKON TO ZAI blog is up and running- updated daily, still in early phase- so check back and we'll have global news, ways to get involved, info on the new online store (which will launch in the next few weeks) brand-news, events, features... pretty much everything you can shake a stick at!
If you have anything you'd like us to investigate- get in touch. ;)

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Kamikaze Girls,,,

Watched this movie last night-
Kind of a cross between tank girl, Beatle Juice, a John Waters feature and a Lachapelle shoot. very cute but twisted. The main character is a Japanese pop star, so can't help but feel a bit Britney/cross roads about it- but It's much much better. If you see it around- watch it!

Friday, 14 August 2009

Louise Loubatieres

RCA MA graduate Louise Loubatieres take over of Kokon To Zai visuals from today...
-cashmere knit print jumpsuits... errr comfort. get in that!
pics of visuals to follow.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Norton is my idol.

I have a current obsession with heavily patterned tailored trousers, some so violent on the eye they should come with an epilepsy warning. I've even caught myself getting excited over 90's Versace on ebay, I've been told to calm down by certain folk, but i think if a jobs worth doing....
I can't help thinking 'Graham Norton is my current fashion icon?' so wrong, but yet so right.
Get ready to get wonky eyed as you stare into someone crotch.

Rohan Kale, MA graduate from LCF this year has some beauties...

other faves are Mcqueen, last season. mens. womens. all.
Makes me want to rip down my grans curtains, reprint them and get them on my legs. in a good way.

Saturday, 8 August 2009


Pics from my window... more to come (when i find where I've buried them in my computer)
It's my new favorite thing- the sunset from my sofa. :p


Florence Tetier & Johann Bess

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Monday, 20 July 2009


Friday, 22 May 2009

I get around...

It's been a while since my last blog. Today I have the morning and most of the afternoon off, so i thought I'd get on it... I moved to a new house, shot a massive amount of images and worked with some amazing people... as Myles puts it 'Been dead busy me' ha.

here's some schnapps!
Rai's tremendous 'Lemon Rouleaux'...

Shoot for Putri's accessory collection ended in a nice pint at the pub and tons of sushi!

Final image for Michael Van Der Ham 's collection promo...

(Clothing - Michael Van Der Ham!
Styling - me! Photography - Rai Royal! Make-up - Lucy Bridge! )

Myles and I shot 'Dragonette' in prep for their 1st single release from their 2nd album- 'Fixin' to Thrill'...

Every shoot should have a trampoline on the rooftop, I now refuse to work without it....

More to come. (tiz taking too long to upload for some reason) xxx

Thursday, 7 May 2009

"Don't Fuck with me Fellas"

watched this again last night- love this scene...

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

The preferred 'Duffy'...

I am always attracted to strong, opinionated females, maybe this comes from my childhood, preferring over playing out, to spend afternoons drinking tea with my godmother, 'helpfully' picking off her nail varnish for her, as she discussed recent goings on in our small town. I still get a strong reminder of her when ever I'm near a mohair jumper, eat fresh rhubarb, or see a Chysanthemum... These memories have a close link to my obsession with middle aged performers such as Angela Lansbury, Betty Davis and oddly of all Cilla Black (i'll come back to that another time!) 
 Is it any wonder I have an attraction to all things camp?? !!

And so May sees the appointment of a new strong woman who fits this bill. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Taking over from Andrew Motion, Duffy will be the second laureate to take the '10 year' fixed post- previously being a life long title. She will also be the first female, the first Scot and also the first appointed of the 21st century. 
 Considered for the title 10 years ago- but apparently denied by Tony Blair, who thought that having a female - homosexual poet laureate would upset 'middle-England', It will be interesting to view the reaction to her work, as already her poem "Education for Leisure" was removed from GCSE poetry examinations due to references to knife crime, with schools being urged to destroy all copies. 
Of her own writing, Duffy has said, "I'm not interested, as a poet, in words like 'plash'  – Seamus Heaney words, interesting words. I like to use simple words, but in a complicated way." Singer-composer Eliana Tomkins, with whom Duffy collaborated on a series of live jazz recitals, says "With a lot of artists, the mystique is to baffle their readership. She never does that. Her aim is to communicate."

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy
Not a red rose or a satin heart.

I give you an onion.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper.
It promises light
like the careful undressing of love.

It will blind you with tears 
like a lover.
It will make your reflection
a wobbling photo of grief.

I am trying to be truthful.

Not a cute card or a kissogram.

I give you an onion.
Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips,
possessive and faithful
as we are,
for as long as we are.

Take it.
Its platinum loops shrink to a wedding-ring,
if you like.

Its scent will cling to your fingers,
cling to your knife.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Fashion Swine....

Worried about swine flu? Want to avoid piglet death but still want to look good? 
 Well worry no more- with these lovely masks from Noki. They come in a variety of prints and keep you safe whilst being bang on trend. 

Saturday, 25 April 2009


Over the past few months, I have been working with the lovely Louise Markey for her label LFMarkey. Minimal, bold, structured are key features- She makes her tailoring seem effortless, and with her graphic vision, creates something both exciting and classic.
The look book I styled for her has just been printed and looks slickkk!
Based around Tudor portraiture, whereby the
name of the game was to look stern, respectable and above all wealthy, often showcasing important objects- we took this idea and brought it up to date, using technology- for instance a laptop, an iphone etc.... Here's a sample - X


Check out her site for more- her basics collections are also up, so take a look ;)

Friday, 24 April 2009


J'ADORE the style and stylings from Ms Catherine Baba. More than a hint of Cecil Beaton glamor to everything this woman does- and to cap it all, she's adorably nuts!
Interview by Diane Pernet.


Thursday, 16 April 2009

A couple of things i found amusing today....

'Eye's wide shit'

Which are you? I think I might be a 'Nadine'....

the wesite has been fixed and you can check out the shoot from below @ www.soyvictim.com


Tuesday, 14 April 2009

First Blog!

Here goes!

I've never been one for blogging, but I think now's the time to give in...
Hopefully my site will launch very soon, have some people working on it- and I've been mental busy organising old work, shooting new work, and getting everything ready to go. So I am aiming to link this up with my site (if all goes to plan!) But for now I thought I'd use this to keep a track on what's been happening recently.

A shoot I recently worked on for the publication Soy Victim came out today, with one of my images on the cover! It was my first shoot back for a while after taking some time to work on other projects, and it's also my first ever cover! so I'm happy happy!!

will post a couple of the other shots... it turned out t0 be a 16 page shoot, but i wont bore you with all... you can wait for my website for that! haha.

Make-up -- Lucy Bridge
Photography -- Matthew Brindle & Thom Will
Hair -- Declan Sheils.

You should be able to flick through the mag online- but the server is down so I'll post the link when all is well.