British permanent resident & Londoner Shaker Aamer ‘celebrates’ 13 years in Guantanamo detention centre this Valentines Day.Cleared for release 7 years ago, prisoner 239 as he is known is an appalling example of the corrupt justice system & complete disregard for human rights in both Britain & the USA. Continue reading
A new batch of ‘Cowboy’ t-shirts is now available. They were printed a couple of weeks ago & Johannes who oversaw this took some photos of the process for your pleasure.
A t-shirt print with a lot of history with Westwood it was first created in 1975 for the shop ‘SEX’. Continue reading
I thought that it was about time to do a post about, in a way, kind of a sister shop to World’s End.
This shop is ‘A Child of the Jago’ & it’s recent younger brother ‘Jack Sheppard’.
First opened in 2008 in Great Eastern St, EC2, ‘A Child of the Jago’ takes its name from the title of the book by Arthur Morrison written in 1896. Continue reading
Back from the New Year & I’ve received the below e-mail from ‘Skinerjack’:
I found this video with clothes from the “too fast to live too fast to die” shop. It’s Elkie Brooks when she and Robert Palmer were in Vinegar Joe from 1973. It would make a good piece for your blog if they are the real thing.
Have a good new year
I checked out the link & yes indeed Elkie Brooks (better known as a solo artist in the 1980’s) is wearing a Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die ‘Elvis’ T-shirt & a studded & fringed …Too Young to Die mini skirt.
I showed the link to Vivienne as I wanted to know what the word studded on the skirt read. Continue reading
Another year & another Christmas…
A lot has happened & now we have got the basement. When the shop opens towards the end of January 2015 it should make a big difference.
The shop has only once other been closed this long since 1979-1980 when it changed from Seditionaries to World’s End, & that was in 85-86 when the change came from Malcolm’s co-operative influence with Vivienne to Vivienne’s alone.
The above is the Westwood ‘in house’ Christmas card shot by Jurgen Teller during the last advertising campaign (this is my card I am sharing with you but I have brushed out my personal message)(the other lady in the photo is the actress Stella Schnabel).
There IS a lot to do next year. The UK elections are in May for a start.
The most likely rebellion is the legal one where we vote for a true representative of ourselves.. New ideas to vote for are out there (vote Green/Reality Party/SNP/Russell Brand) …
If Britain can change it can help to open up things for the world..
Vivienne has been a lot more politically active in the last couple of years because the threat to the rights we hold as society have become a lot more imminent suddenly.
2015 will be the year to Act on what is important to us.
Free Leonard Peltier for a start..
Happy Christmas Leonard.
(& make sure that you are registered to vote!)
I have dug out an old magnetic audio tape I have had for years of a demo recording of ‘Choice’ to share with you.
Choice was a musical project conducted by Vivienne with her then house model/muse Sara Stockbridge in the years 1987-89. Continue reading