There has been a lot of interest in the Mountain hat recently due to Pharrell Williams’ wearing of one at the Grammy awards a few days ago (nice one Pharrell). Continue reading
In my personal collection of Westwood clothing I found an old piece from the AW’83 show ‘The Nostalgia of Mud’ that I wore quite a bit at the time. It is a multi coloured woollen vest with matching leggings. On the vest is a print called the Mescalaro print as it is a design created by the Mescalaro Indians (a sub-tribe of the Apache) of south-central New Mexico USA (the name is from a plant indigenous to the area which was a staple food source for the tribe, the Mescal Agave. This is the same plant that the Spaniards later made the alcoholic drink Mescal from).
I haven’t seen any press or old photos of the piece so I thought that I would have some fun & do a shoot with it myself with the help of the lovely Tomoka.
A bit ‘tongue in cheek’, I thought I’d have a go at an Indian Pin-Up………. Continue reading
Happy New Year!. I took a brisk walk up to the World’s End shop Monday afternoon to have my meeting with Adam. We had been meaning to do it for the last 6 months but the timing obviously had not been right until now. I wanted to ask him about his association with Vivienne & the shop as he has been a customer for 40 years. We ordered two cups of tea & sat across the road from the shop at the Chinese bakery. It had just been raining so I was a bit worried about the background wet hiss from the traffic but as it goes I can hear him quite clearly on the playback.
So….16 minutes long, let it roll
Lise, Setsuyo, I & all the staff on the World’s End team would like to wish you & all of our customers a very Happy Christmas!!
It has been a good year at the shop & there are some interesting developments brewing so lets see.I have enjoyed doing the blog & have a lot more ideas for the future.I will be back at the beginning of January.
The shop will still be open as usual apart from the 25th, 26th & 1st Jan.
All the Best & a Happy New Year 2014!
Modelling for us outside in the Kings Rd, shop manager Lise’s friend Kylie, who is visiting the UK from South Africa for Christmas, incited a passer-by to remark ‘Ooh La La’ to her in obvious approval. A fitting title for this post I thought. Continue reading
I love camouflage. Camouflage reflects wild nature & has rawness about it. It gives me a connection to what we are separated from in modern civilization with our flat even surfaces, straight lines & monotone colours. Continue reading