Monday, 26 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Applebottom Jeans

Boots with the fur . . . . . . . In Vendome Club, looking at her!

Today I shot for Metro Newpaper and FHM amongst others with DJ Sassy Pandez and photographer Joseph Sinclair.

The shoot was hooked up to 'Applebottom Jeans', so we had Holiday, Spring and Summer collections to shoot. 
Before I got to know Applebottom as a brand, I had automatically associated it with the girl 'in the boots with the fur' but actually the more pieces I pulled out, the more I loved it!

The shoot started at 10am, I swung round to AB headquarters and we loaded up a taxi with piles of clothes. Round at Vendome Mayfair Nightclub, our home for the day we dragged (well I pretty much collapsed under the weight of the stuff) into the club. 
I set up in the cloakroom and there was little to no light! I was guessing which colours worked perfectly, which denims matched and what bling was silver and what was gold.

Once everyone got there (fashionably late) and coffee was on site, we started the hair and make up process. I wont lie, I always wish I could work without these wonderful artists as it just takes sooooo long!

When we finally got going it was a race against the clock to get everything done! 
We shot till seven and I yelled constantly about time and moving on!
Stressful don't even cover it! Sassy Looked HOT though!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . NEW ARTIST ALERT!



Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Bleu is Back and she is interviewing BOBBY LONG!

Bobby Long 23year old dreamboat! 
Bobby is a extremely talented singer/songwriter.
That by chance one of his songs ended up on the huge hit movie Twilight - but aside from Twilight he's now working with grammy award winning producers who have worked with the likes of the White Stripes, this dude is a captivating storyteller. 
The imagery he portrays leaves you wanting more yet feeling so fragile and attached.
For my pure delight I got to catch up with the GORGEOUS Bobby for a quick interview. 
He's flawlessly polite and intriguing. 
But this well mannered charming man portrays all of this and more through his beautiful music. 
So lets see what Bobby has to say about touring, fans, fame and more!!!
So we head over to a cafe on greys Inn road for a quick cuppa tea! ( since i hear you fans like to no bizarre things he drinks black coffee) 
So Bobby what are you up to at the moment - now your back in the UK?
I'm going back to the New York in a few days back on tour, so i'm excited for that. I just recorded with Liam Watson of the White Stripes that was amazing. But you know i really love being in the studio, i do enjoy being on tour. Buts its nice to be working with other musicians rather than being out there on my own. I really enjoy it.
If you were a superhero what would your name be and what would your skills be?
After spending 5 mins pondering over this desperately coming up with something - Nothing he couldn't come up with anything!!
What's been your highlights of this year so far? 
Going to american and being on tour. Well just doing music as a full time job is amazing.
If you could pick anyone who would be your mistletoe kiss?
Monica Bellucci - I have a bit of thing for her :)
Where can we catch you playing soon?
On my USA tour - (there's some amazing gigs in New York and LA)
Who would you kiss, marry and avoid out of - Kate Moss - Kate Winslet and Katy Perry
Oh I would Avoid Kate Moss, Marry Kate Winslet ( She has a farm right?) and kiss Katy Perry.
What inspires your Music and lyrics?
Well musically - i love country music/Folk and Bluesy stuff. Raw simple and honest.
Lyrically - storytelling, use of words and i like how they look on a page.
What's your favourite pass time?
I love watching films, Westerns and Reading.
Who's your Favourite W.W.E wrestler?
The rock - That's crap Bobby mines the Arctic Warrior!!
What's are the craziest things fans have done?
Loads of things - They bring me loads of gifts. Like a girl in San Fran brought me a hamper full of food. 
And i mentioned once in an interview that i liked french pate and then loads of girls turned up with it! (good way not to have to pop to Tesco's ;) )
What is your favourite snack?
Marmite (so girls go out and by loads! ) 
What are your goals?
I want to establish a long career from this. Play good shows and make good records.
So girls 5 ways to get in Bobby's good books/Pants -
1- Buy him Marmite
2- Take him to Memphis
3- Play loads of country/folk music
4 - Take him so a western movie
5- Fly to france get him proper good french Pate :D

Monday, 19 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . X Factor Style Report - Week 2

This catastrophe of wardrobe was totally surprising even to someone with little faith in the wardrobe dept for the X Factor. Twitter was a buzz with shock at the 'curtain' like print, the poor taste and tackiness of the look. Everything had been chucked at this group in the bid to make them trendy. Stud jackets, drop crotched trousers, handkerchief hems (never good) and full skirt. However they looked liked they'd fallen out of a pirates jumble sale. Their figures were not taken into account whatsoever and so they looked short and dumpy. So three girls with amazing voices like mismatched outcasts.

When I saw Stacey Solomons for the first time I knew she had no style of her own, the shorts/shirts combo she wore to her original auditions was all lovely girl next door but not fashionista.
Last week they shoved Stacey in a hideous tank top, tonight she was in a cheap but cute one shoulder dress. It was definitely on trend, with black organza over nude 'silk' and little sparkles. Yes it was cheap and slightly tacky but she did look better, prettier and more befitting in a frock!

And finally, why oh why was Joe wearing a hoodie, had he just been to the gym? Had they forgotten to give him wardrobe? Joe has far more fashion sense than the wardrobe team on a Monday morning!

(Daily Mail)

I vote for the contestants to dress themselves.

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Shoreditch House

Tonight I was off to Glamour-okie at Shoreditch House! A place I had only ever got the chance to read about in the gossip mags! 
Unknown to me Shoreditch House is actually in the big building labeled TEA near Brick Lane, I'd always wondered what was there!
Having dropped off our coats, we headed to the bar to grab a pre sing-sing drink. We all went tee-total and sat in the corner with our juices and fizzy pop, after all guys and girls we are in a recession! 
This evidently did not please the rude staff, who were forever swooping on our table to take glasses and made no attempt to hide their desire to get us out of there! On that basis alone I wouldn't bother with such a place again. Let alone pay hundreds of quid to be a member! 

We headed to the room 'The Biscuit Tin' on the fourth floor of the six floor, bar extravaganza and plonked ourselves right at the front of the Karaoke. 
To my left was the judging panel, consisting of David Van Day (who is very short!), Beauty Editor at The Sun and ex-Blue Peter presenter - Zoe Salmon.

It seems that Nick Ede only knows people who sing like Whitney Houston! Even his intern had a voice to rival that of any X Factor contestant!
Several songs later, the crowd was getting merry and the judges had drunk themselves under the table, with Zoe Salmon getting so drunk she could barely stand and promptly flicked her feet in the air and collapsed on to a hot but unsuspecting man. Needles to say she was escorted out of the building and sent home to sleep it off!

Bleu sang a gorgeous rendition of Put Your Record On and I was so proud as I whopped and cheered my little Bleu Mae on!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Bo Bruce

Bo Bruce - Bo Bruce My Guy 3L on MUZU.

Bo Bruce first popped up on the Channel 4 version of the X Factor (with more class) 'Orange Unsigned Acts'.
It's aim was to find musicians, rather than 'pop acts' and Bo was always my fav.
Madness are one of my all time fav bands and I love this cover Bo Bruce has done!! Check it out!! - p.s. her style is just awesome too!

I love this Whistles biker dress so much that I went and bought one today! £150 -
A grown up way to be a rock chick

Monday, 12 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Fash Pack Fav

Check out the latest offering from flame haired Florence! Debuted last night on Channel 4, even better is her sparkly body made by none other than Fash Pack Fav - Manjit Deu, we think Florence and the Machine is the perfect candidate to rock the Swarovski Crystal ensemble!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . X Factor Style Report!

Kandy Rain what were they wearing?! Sexy ladies looking slightly slutty, very short and a wee bit dumpy. Is that really what you want to portray? I know cage skirts are so du jour but you really have to have the style and flair to carry it off! The GaGa hair was so OTT and overdone! Dear Dear me no wonder they waddled off.

Stacey Solomons, no one can deny, her voice is incredible. However she is no Kate Moss but that doesn't mean she shouldn't be given a show stopping outfit to meet her show stopping voice. What on earth is going on with the Marilyn tee?! She has a great figure, why has she not been given a fab outfit!

Lucie Jones, possibly the prettiest contestant ever! I loved her outfit tonight! Like Diana Vickers, it looks like the pretty girl is getting preferential treatment from the X Factor stylist!

Friday, 9 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Friday Fun

Well, I did the big 'Take Back' today, but ended up keeping about £60 worth of trilby's, scarves, tees and jewellery, this is why I hate doing any shoot as 'buy and return' as I always fall in love with some bits!

Well it's Friday and I'm gonna disappear till Monday but I thought I'd give you some music madness for the weekend.

Check out this unsigned act that I'm really getting into!

Especially love 'Sugar Rush'
Charlee Drew has a fab voice, it's really pop and easy to chill to!
So relax, sit back and wrap up warm and listen!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Shoot DJ Steve Lawler

Well let's just say the shoot did not go to plan. I got to Aldgate East early - a first! Only to find later I was at the wrong exit, queue lots of walking in the rain, cursing to myself. The ingenious method of covering my case in a bin liner to stop it from soaking went drastically wrong when the plastic got caught in the wheel, rending the wheels on the case useless, leaving me to drag it from tube to studio (again in the rain!)
Arrived looking like a drowned rat, in a foul mood. Had delicious coffee and unpacked. However I found out when Steve arrived that he only really liked to wear various shades of plain, grey tees. That's cool everyone has their thing, however I was now totally useless. 
Several passive smoking sessions later, I went home. 

The End

Having said that I did get to meet the infamous EmmaJ founder and head of Woolhouse Studios and I will now be joining their books as a stylist! - Woohoo at least someone liked me and my very heavy, broken case of clothes!

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Shooting again

I'm off to shoot DJ Steve Lawler this afternoon! Yay! Just packed my case, its huge and heavy :-( Hope there is a nice strong man to help me at the station get it up the stairs! - Doubt it though!

Check back later for the result!

Friday, 2 October 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Treat for the Weekend

Told you all I was shooting High Street so here is some blackberry shots of the results. See River Island, Zara, Topshop and H and M can look designer when done right!!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Ethical Debate . . .

Watching the follow up to Blood Sweat and Tears on BBC3
The ethical fashion debate . . . Where do you stand?
The translator is in tears, they have found a child who has been beaten by factory owners and they are performing a rescue.
While I don't think children should be working and especially not in these conditions, is there really a solution out there. Many of these children need these jobs to survive and as westerners who are we to totally alter their society. So many people live in unbelievable poverty, how do we get the money to them if we eradicate all their jobs however poor the money is?

What to do?