Archive for May, 2009
Jenny studies fashion and dance and is part of the emerging London Nu disco scene. She was wearing a pair of Jeggings from Topshop – , I am reliably informed they are a cross between jeans and leggings. When I photographed her she was chilling out on the phone to a friend - in the shade by the river Thames.
Adam was sitting outside the ‘Goodhood’ boutique in Hoxton when I spotted him sporting some classic vintage Ralph Lauren chinos, and a white flannel jacket that belonged to his Grandfather. He also had a really cool ‘one point folded square’ in his pocket. Adam told me of his plans to open a vintage store on the Lower East side of New York. I think he has impecable taste in casual wear and I am sure it will be a success.
Old, new, borrowed and blue…
Up and coming designer Laura Booty developed an interest in salvage and reclaimed objects while studying fashion at UCA – University for the Creative Arts – in Rochester. She gained inspiration after a visit to a local conceptual artist called Alison Stockmarr, where Laura became fascinated by the way Stockmeyer’s artwork was constructed from found objects and thrown-away material – discarded written notes, keys and toys. “She even used her brother’s childhood pajamas and cut them up to use as part of one of her installations”.
While beach combing on Mersey beach in Essex, with her parents, Laura started searching for glass and bottle caps. Her father, a mechanic, would then take the bottle caps and blow torch them to get rid of the plastic before flattening and drilling them until they eventually resembled sequins.
Fashion and music photographer Pavel was about to pop in a restaurant to see a friend, when I sezied my opportunity to ask if I could take a few photos of her looking so splendid and super cool. With her oversize shades, vintage mac and shoes – and some great colour blocking going on with those navy blue tights – she looked like she could have stepped off the set of Mad Men.
I caught up with 18 year old Martina as she was passing through Dalston Junction looking for a bus. I thought she had really edgy – teen-look.. She is originally from Barcelona and was looking forward to the BIG football match on Wednesday evening – when Barca play Manchester United for the Champions League Cup. Martina bought all her clothes in Spain, except for the shoes which are from Primark.