Thursday, 19 November 2009

Editor @ Large . . . REEBOK = PAAAAAAAARRRTTTTY

Tonight I got to spend the evening with the lovely model Alex Prinz (from D1). Alex Prinz is just back from hitting up NYC and we were both ready to party!
We headed to the 'Reebok Lounge' on Great Eastern Street to celebrate 20yrs of the Reebok Pump!
We arrived at the lounge and whizzed straight in and headed down to the bar. The 'Reebok Lounge' was an awesome venue and the music was pumping when we got down there. We grabbed drinks and headed to the dance floor. 


We got chatting to Charles from WOUND Magazine and I bumped into someone who was with me at LCF (he has since gone on to pattern cut for ZAC POSEN, DOLCE and GILES!)
The music was thumping hip hop and it turns out Mr Alex Prinz is a bit of wannabe rapper, he knew all the moves and all the words, leaving me rather shamed as I attempted to 'bop'.
 
With Dan Williams as DJ, it came as no surprise to see JADE JAGGER and Mini JAGGERS tottering down the stairs. At the bar I passed ALICE DELLAL - though I was mildly confused because if she was partying @ Reebok, who was DJing @ Qasimi tonight?
Later in the night I spotted socialite fashionista SARAH YOUNG, MIQUITA OLIVER knocked past a few people, KELLY BROOK was in the building and MR HUDSON, as were HEAT Magazine.
Style: TRAINERS, TRAINERS, TRAINERS! But shockingly they weren't all Reeboks, tones of people were rocking Nikes & Adidas including the girls! No HEELS!

Fav Outfit: All the girls in vintage tees and jeans, skinnies and boyfriend style - In Shoreditch there is a natural cool and no-one tries too hard!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Oh it's Monday? That must be Hofit and Brian day

Well Monday was by far, one of my most exciting 'stylist' days.
Though I wasn't officially working. I went along to the Mayfair Fashion Shoot, with HOFIT GOLAN and X FACTOR'S BRIAN FRIEDMAN!
I'm a huge X Factor fan, so I wont lie, meeting Brian was my highest priority for Monday!
Hofit, however, who I have seen gracing the pages of my weekly magazines time and time again, was absolutely gorgeous in the flesh and while I was busy digging for X Factor gossip, she too was absolutely lovely.

The shoot and interview for MFM, shot by Dave Wise, took place at the recently re-furbished Flemmings Hotel in Mayfair. While Hofit arrived in a tracksuit (very dressed down LA chic), Brian rolled up in true A list style, huge dark shades and a big furry, eskimo hat!
The shoot was self styled and while Hofit and I compared her real D&G applique belt, with my, high street version (I still think I won), Brian showed us that men to can rock a 'playsuit' or should I say the male 'Boiler suit!'
I have to admit, an all in one for a man is just as fab as it is for the female counterpart!

Having filled us in on all the X Factor gossip, from who is hot to who's not! (no I wont tell!)
Brian was a total natural in front of the camera and the two of them together was so fun and playful the shots were effortless.

As I dashed off at three to a meeting with TCS PR, Brian was leaving too and offered to drop me off in Knightsbridge! So yes everyone! I got to go in Brian Friedmans flash car and I'll never let anyone forget it!


Sunday, 15 November 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Bleu Mae . . . THE INTERVIEW

I know you all LOVE Bleu, and she has been MIA for ages, so here is a few texts, blackberry messaging and some emails,
THE INTERVIEW . . . BLEU of FLEUR DE LIS

So Bleu, all my Fash-Pack readers LOVE hearing about your adventures, but you've disappeared! What's been going on?


Haha and I love Fash Pack - well G-d - where to start! I went away from May-September going to all the festivals, played at a few. Spent a lot of time working with producers and writers developing a sound etc!! Then been back, just getting lots of press, been in studio, back to back, days on end!! But it's great!! It's fun to finally have this chance as an actual job!

OMG a JOB! What are you doing to Fash-Pack??! haha, developing a sound ey? Tell us a bit about this sound!

haha I know! No more waltzing about as a wannabe IT girl!!! Yes it's hard, like to find a sound when I'm more used to just writing lyrics!! So we jumped back and forth from having a very techno/pop/indie/soul sound much like Florence and Little Boots etc. To really realise my heart lies with honest raw folk/pop music. It's real it relates to my loud obnoxious personalty I suppose!! LOL I write what I write if it's from sex, to bitching, to holding hands, or eating pizza. Raw really untouched music it's real and me saying it!!!

Raw . . . and deep . . . pizza hmmmmm There's a thought! What's your favourite food? Like most girls are you constantly worried about your weight and what you look like as you mix fashion and music there must be huge pressure how do you deal with this?

Favourite food - well at the moment it's fish finger sandwiches with 1 side ketchup 1 side mayo, but I'm a big tuna eater and like live for baked beans. I love toast, Oh and I would die for Belgium waffles!! Yeh like I'm not gonna lie, I was a fat ass kid, who is not slightly worried about their weight!
But I'm pretty average size! But I eat, I don't exercise, cuz im lazy!! But it's a big part of what we do. I do worry I wont fit in to sample clothes I think about it for 10 mins, wallow for 10, then eat a mcdonalds! Im a big stress eater! so I don't think that helps! I say eat what you like - embrace it! And if you have a nice dress to fit in just cut down on the Freddos for a week or so! haha


Hehehe that's very refreshing! You sat front row at fashion week and got constantly snapped by style hunters! What's your secret formula for a good outfit? Who are your style icons? How do you decide to what to wear!

Yes do u know what I've been going to fashion week since I was 14 ish and never sat on front row and this was my first season sitting front row! and f*ck what a panic!
Now it really matters that I painted my nails and don't have a ladder in my tights! But you know what? That is just me! a good ladder in the tights and chipped nails! - Well I think hair makes an outfit - and I love my just rolled out of bed, festival-esque hair!
But as far as being snapped by Style Hunters I think its all about how you wear it!
I've been snapped wearing Primark before But i love designers like EG, William Tempest and Ada Zanditon.
I think women should feel empowered when they leave the house and that's how I feel when I wear a good outfit! Strut your way through it, keep a cheeky grin on your face and that is your outfit!!
Johnny cash Madonna and bjork are all my style icons - I just throw on an outfit that could inspire me or someone else! From a song to a painting you can inspire a bus driver to Banksy! You never know! x


Hehe so front row not all its cracked up to be! U mentioned a few designers that you love, they are all young and new, is that something that's important to u? To look after youthful talent? Do u think there is enough support out there for new talent in fashion? And on the flip side do you think new singers have too much pressure put on them, like chipmunk who was recently seen twittering about suicide and pressure, how do u feel about media attention?

Yes like front row is an added pressure to what you look like and for new media to really see how you come across!!
Oh supporting young talent is pretty much everything I believe in!! I think its so important for me to wear young new upcoming designers and work with young producers and writers! It's just what I think I mean I'm 17 and all the people that have taken a chance on me - so i just try to spread that around a bit- and London has some INCREDIBLE young talent in all aspects!
But young singers, well Chipmunk is so right and we all whine about our pressured schedules - but seriously there is sooooo much pressure to live up to your status in this industry- Now I'm pretty comfortable in my position but the thought of what to wear - who's coming - who's got a photo - who said that - on top of writing songs and performing them at one million percent is a strain on me everyday! But I do this cause i love it and it's the best thing I could be doing right now!! And I love the press - a good bit of gossip hurt no one - I'm always happy to pose for a picture and answer a few questions its part of my job! x x


THANKS BLEU!

Editor @ Large . . . The Script do Live Lounge



Check out this fab version of The Script on LIVE LOUNGE covering Eminem

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Blue Peter does Fashion Week

MANJIT DEU ON BLUE PETER WHO IS JEALOUS? MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

its about half way through the video and features Craig Lawrence, Luella and VV Brown!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

THE RUSKINS shoot (and hilarious interview) ONLY in RANDOM Magazine

Kaya Scodelario, in our SKINS shoot for RANDOM MAGAZINE - PRETTY

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Little Emperors & Co

Little Emperors & Co. . . March into Fashion
When this Press Release dropped into my Inbox, my jaw literally dropped to the floor! 
We all know I'm a huge supporter of the 
Recessionista Fashionista
And this new scheme seemed to fit into this new 
belief system PERFECTLY! 

Now we all know the secret to surviving the 
recession in style is to downsize and not deny our 
guilty little pleasures 
and Little Emperors and Co saw a gap in the market for this very need.

So how does it work?

* For £575 (for a years membership
both London and International brands) you can
get the special members card that gives you discounts 
on designers and lifestyle services ALL YEAR round!

* If you are currently living the high life, this card will benefit 
you greatly & far out weigh the 'starting' cost of getting this 
plastic beauty.

Who's involved?
* The list is almost endless! But here is a mere taster!

* There are over 1000 retail partners, these are just a small selection:

FASHION 
Myla – 25% - pretty pants all year round.
Heidi Klein – 20% 
My Wardrobe – 20%
Alberta Ferreti – 25%
Temperley – 15% - SWOON!
Smythson – 15%
Phillipa Holland Jewellery – 15%
Austique – 10%
La Perla – 10%
Maria Gratchvogal – 10%
Donna Karan – 10%  - HEART!
Jenny Packham – 10% 
Jil Sander – 10% 

BEAUTY 
Daniel Hersheson – 25% - a weekly blow dry need not bankrupt you!
Miller Harris – 20% 
Urban Retreat – 20% - You won't feel guilty about pampering.
Organic Pharmacy – 20% 
Amanda Lacey – 15%
Aveda – 20% 
Becca – 20%
Blink Brow Bar – 20% 
Bliss – 10% 

Restaurants
Sketch – 50% - see you can save on the supermarket shop!
Sake No Hana – 40%
The Ivy – 15%
Scotts – 15%
Daylesford Organics – 15%
The Electric – 10% 
Toms Kitchen – 10%
Soho House – 10%
Shoredich House – 10%
Marco Pierre White Stake House and Grill – 15%

Travel
Baglioni – 25%
The Ritz – 20%
The Met – 20%
Soho Hotel – 10%
Charlotte St Hotel – 10%
Number Sixteen - 10%
Le Palais Hotel, Prague – 57%
Luna Hotel Baglioni, Venice – 27% 
La Bastides de St Tropez – 20%
La Yaca, St Tropez – 20%
Le Royal Monceau, Paris – 10%
ME Barcelona – 10%

Lifestyle 
NCP Carparks – 65%
Browns Chauffeur Hire – 25%
Buy Time (Personal Assistant) - 25%
Burlington Nannies – 15%
The VIP’s (dog walking)- 15%
West One Cars – 10% 
Closet Concierge – 10%
Airport Parking – 10%
Cookoo Club – Free annual membership 
Boujis Club – Free annual membership - Bag yourself a Prince?
The Met Bar – Free annual membership 

THESE ARE JUST SOME OF THE AMAZING COMPANIES INVOLVED!
There is also favourites like BROWNS, STELLA MCCARTNEY, SERGIO ROSSI, PRINGLE AND PRADA!

SO TELL ME! WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE!
TO JOIN UP GO TO . . .

http://www.littleemperors.com/login
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Friday, 6 November 2009

Editor @ Large . . . RANDOM Magazine Launch Party

Well folks, we've finally done it! A/W Random, my first issue at the helm is done dusted and out in the world. We celebrated this in style on Thursday night at London Bridge club 'The Arches'.
Having got hideously lost (spending time driving around with an equally confused cab driver) I was pleased when The Ruskins van suddenly drew up next to me and I jumped in!

The venue was wicked and Tomo (E-I-C at Random) had done a fab job, with his art agents 2R Art setting the place up with enlarged images from the magazine. The video behind the bands stage played out the recording of our two day shoot, which I avoided watching!
The club was a series of tunnels and there were drinks at the ready to keep the guests happy! The PUMA goodie bags had hair product, sweets and Ipod covers in and were gone before long!

I got The Ruskins in to their PUMA outfits and went off to start the guest list with the door people. Guests quickly filtered in and it wasn't long before familiar faces popped in to have a look at the latest issue of the mag. 
Eventually Nico Didonna (designer) and his crew turned up and thankfully he went and got me my first drink of the night! Soon after my assistant Catherine brought me a dairy milk to kick start my sugar levels! It was cold out on the door and I eventually had to give in and wear my coat! (I didn't want to wreck my outfit!)

Suddenly spotted Blake Harrison (from The Inbetweeners, was queuing with his brother) so I grabbed him and got him straight inside! He was eager to finally see his pics! 
Later on we spotted one of the gorgeous, red haired twins from Skins with a gaggle of friends, who we got straight into the VIP room too!

Eventually it was show time and I tottered up onto the stage (the steps were steep and the shoes were big) to say hello to everyone and demand they buy a copy of RANDOM! I then introduced Tomo, who introduced THE RUSKINS! who were are first live act of the night!

The Ruskins were AMAZING! so lively, witty and cool!
Next up after a few technical hitches (and another vodka/cranberry) we found sexy singer Lisa Mitchell in the ladies loos! After we complemented each other on our Westwood pieces she hopped up on stage and made all the boys jaws drop! She really is stunning!
Her guitar broke (something to do with a battery) and there was an awkward period of waiting but when the twinkly and delicate vocal started it was well worth the wait!

Finally we were treated to a mind blowing show from 'My Toys Like Me' - Fab outfit, quirky performance, top tunes! Def a band to watch!

Well performances over, it was time for a few drinks, a lil dance and a bit of networking!
Hmmmm must start the next issue now

RANDOM MAGAZINE IS OUT NOW!!!!



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Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Press Day!



Having had a shoot cancelled I decided to use today to do 'press days'. This is where press (journos, stylists etc) go round the various PR offices and look at the new collections for SS10!
We visited tones of places! But my top picks for today are . . . 

*BLOW - 45 (approx - I didn't count) designers, choccie cake and lollies.

*Boudoir Pr - The new hit from bargain etailer Missguided.co.uk is insanely on trend and looks expensive and the Galibardy jewellery has us dancing with excitement!

* BCPR - soon to be H-PR, Mainly because the girls in there rock! But also because I love Paul and Joe and their new designers are sooooo sparkly - TBA - to be adored!

* Dust Co-Operative - Because they gave THE BEST goodie bag (scarves, sunglasses) AND because they have Hummel girl hi-tops that are HOT and because they showed me Irregular Choice shoes! (Hi-tops with lights in the back that flash when you move!!! - I can be a kid again!)

*Modus - Because they have EVERYONE cool and I got to see the Cheryl Cole dress up close! David Korma is COOL!

*Harvey Nicks as I discovered the most outstanding handbag designer - Raven Kauffman - feathers, rare stones and leather - its extreme handmade beauty! Oh and Catherine got to eat a beautiful sparkly cupcake. And we saw Henry Holland and Jade Jagger!

Wow what an exciting day!! Bring on SS10!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Editor @ Large . . . Published Work

http://www.fuxyzmagazine.com/

Check out the November Issue of Fuxyz Magazine (no I have no idea how you say it either)
Has some cool shoots! But obv the best is the one shot by Brit photographer Vince Nord of Brit Model Luke Worrall! I styled it and Michelle Webb did make up and Noel Gibbins did the hair.

British creatives take over Spain!