DION LEE continues to go from strength to strength. Currently he is in New York showing his 2013 Resort collection to great effect (he has some banging reviews so far). High performance fabrics like neoprene bonded lycra and reflective knits are crafted into sleek dresses and skirts, offer an innovative approach to marrying the beach culture he grew up with a slicker aesthetic. Lets hope he makes it back to the UK soon!
Check out his website: HERE and watch the watch the video Lorin Askill (brother of jewellery designer Jordan Askill) made for him.
Fashion designer Gareth Pugh has returned to his roots in dance with the costume design for the Royal Opera House’s new ballet, Carbon Life. Scored by Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt’s it is performed live on stage by a band led by Ronson on bass guitar, and accompanied by singers including Boy George, Hero Fisher, and Alison Mosshart (also a Vogue contributor) of The Kills.
Ballet pumps will take the form of moulded black spiked boots, while the dancer’s face will be covered with an angular pointed mask. Despite looking seemingly impossible to dance in, Pugh claims the costumes are completely unrestrictive.
So the weather is heating up in London and it has prompted me to start a cactus garden. The pic above is my first few cactus chilling on the shelf, minus the 70’s pots I am about to scour the car boot sales and ebay for! They are great for small rooms (standard London) and grow really well on shelves, tick tick. There is the added bonus that they wont resent you if you dont happen to have a particularly green thumb or time to nurture. Its only early days yet, but its getting to be a bit of an obsession. Certainly doesn’t help that temptation is there every Sunday : (i live on Columbia Rd and we have a flower market on this rd every Sunday). The stall holders have been really nice and given me a few pointers to a successful cactus garden::