Tuesday, 23 September 2008
PHOTO BY BILLA http://www.billabaldwin.com/
errrmmm I don't know where to even start...the past 7 months since my last show have been super hardcore in the preparation of last Friday 19th September...even from last December when I found myself trekking around the Far East scribbling in journals and sketchbooks and sourcing the perfect fabrics in the weirdest markets ever.....BUT TOTALLY WORTH IT!!!!From the design, to sourcing, to pattern cutting, to making....to spending months knitting and bejewelling, to juggling special freelance projects.....it's been incredibly intense!
And finally on Friday my new collection was unleashed!!!
As my SS09 collection was unveiled on the catwalk of London Fashion Week at Vauxhall Fashion Scout....we saw an amazing presence from my ULTRA ULTRA SPECIAL creative director and stylist Miss Alexis Knox....http://www.alexisknox.com/....as well as INCREDIBLE phantasmagorical hair directed by the AMAZING superstar stylist Charlie Le Mindu...http://www.charlielemindu.com/....FANTASTIC accessories from Keko Hainswheeler...http://www.kekohainswheeler.com/.....JUICY make-up by Rachael Wood and SPARKLETABULOUS jewelled masks by Melissa Lee!!!!
Not even to mention the BUBBLY PINK CHERRY LAMBRINI from my AMAZING sponsors LAMBRINI!!!http://www.dothelambrini.co.uk/....and of course INCREDIBLE graphics depicting a feast of jelly beans....sick clowns....buffets galore by Hidden Agency!!!http://www.blogger.com/www.hidden-agency.com!!!!AND NOT FORGETTING THE UNLEASHMENT OF MY MAGICAL OPENING FILM BY JAMES BATLEY...http://www.jamesmakesvideos.com/.....
A brief bit of spiel about my latest collection for SS09.....it was inspired by weird twisted fairytales involving magic tablecloths and bizarre entities living in glitter encrusted shacks courtesy of a food-stained skanky book I found in Oxfam for £2.....all you can eat buffets where you can gorge yourself.....Russian folklore involving arrogant, cheating, super hot princes with curly moustaches, French Revolution style decadent dinner parties on a mystical planet at the other side of the galaxy.....
Ok now for some special thanks.....now there are A LOT of people who have helped me soooo much and it would not have been possible to do this without them....
I would firstly like to thank MY AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING first assistant Katie Mudford...who has spent months knitting with me as well as well as EVERYTHING else including entertaining gossip sessions....trips to the co-op...getting shat on by birds who had been eating blackberries......burning the midnight oil...tra la la la......THANKS KATIE!!!!
OK....now I hope that I am not going to forget to mention anyone here....my brain has still not recovered since the show....
SUPER BIG THANKS to John, Martyn and ALL of the guys and girls at Vauxhall Fashion Scout.....thank you so much for inviting me to be part of your incredible line-up, and all of the advice and everything else!
Thanks to my sponsors...Lambrini, Toni and Guy, Benefit, DR.Martens..........
HUGE THANKS TO DOREEN.....FOR EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BIG THANKS TO DAVIDE F!
MASSIVO MUCHO MUCHO MUCHO GRACIAS to the wonderful Jackee Mitchell who proved to be a lifesafer and was uterlly incredible in every single way....including having to have me feed him frozen pizza and potato salad a million times!
TROPICAL DANKE SHOENS (URGH is that even how you spell it?!?!)to my amazing manager JOBOT!
JUICY THANK YOU'S to all of the SUPERHUMAN assistants who worked so incredibly hard to make everything possible.....ALENI, HARRY AND LOUISE!
MAJOR thanks to JOLDINE....who totally saved my bacon!!!
MASSIVO THANKS TO THE MAGICAL ROSIE LLEWELYN....she's awesome!
BIG BIG BIG thanks to Zarah at Exposure!
HUGE THANKS to the make up team at AOF.....
GOURMET MERCI BEAUCOUPS to Liam...
MYSTICAL WOOLLY THANKS TO GINA DAVISON!!!
I OWE MY LIFE TO ALL OF MY INCREDIBLE SUPER HOT MODELS......thanks to ROSIE,RAEL, MATTY, GUI,ROSE,MICKY, CALLUM, GUY,OLIVIA, TARA, SARAH, TIFFANY,CYN,REBECCA, KTYNA,SUKI,HEIDI,VASALISA,DAWN AND MARIANA!!!
OH YES...and one more thanks....THANK YOU to the GATECRASHERS who provided us with entertainment as we watched them SHAMEFULLY fill their bags with bottles of Lambrini to take home with them...you have been caught on camera...THAT IS SOOOOO HOT guys!
Jeezzzz what a list!!!
Ok so now feast your eyes upon these beauties.......here are a few pictures taken backstage by Billa...http://www.billabaldwin.com/...thanks so much....they look SUPER HOT.....
Also...here are a couple of catwalk shots by THOM WILL!!!THANKS!!!!
Love and A Million Thanks!