creatures of the night issue #1
C ontent Cover Illustration of Eric Phillips and Edward John Green Inside Cover Illustration featuring Ellen von Unwerth, Sascha Lilic, Sigmund, Daniel Lismore, Eloise Chong, Camilla Yadgaroff and two other female models. Page 4 Les Enfants Terribles Page 13 Bence Page 18 Where Did You Go? Page 24 Larry Tee Page 28 Tied Up and Strapped Down Page 32 The Afterparty
BENCE BARANYAI Edward John Green Joel Hyland
PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC PHILLIPS Nikita Andrianova
After the shooting I managed to grab two of London’s extravagantly dressed clubkids Marilia Biasi (27), a Former Fashion Design assistant at Brazilian Designer Pedro Lourenço and Edward John Green (25), who currently works at Lush Waterloo, to talk about their sense of style and experience with London nightlife.
MARILIA I think it is rather the fact, that for me, Fashion comes from the heart, therefore I don’t care what people are going to think about it. EDWARD I tend to create my style using elements of Serge Lutens make up techniques. He is a great inspiration. I am in love with Mannequin like vague expressions and hard edged clothes or severely sheer fabrics.
Tell me, how did you guys meet each other?
Do you think that living in London has influenced your look?
EDWARD Eric and met 4 years ago, we were introduced to each other by a guy we both dated and failed with. We casually started seeing each other on nights out and followed by a weekend at an intimate afterparty filled with general small talk and debauchery, we started dating. Marilia and Joel are his close friends so I met them shortly after. MARILIA When I first came to London, Eric was one of the first people I’ve met through a common friend from São Paulo. Lateron, he introduced to Edward and Joel.
Edward John Green, Marilia Biasi, Joel Hyland, Eric Phillips photographed and illustrated by Nikita Andrianova
EDWARD It definitely has. Living in London has changed my style and transformed it from very one tracked to an advanced use of culture and religion as basis to create outfits and ways of wearing hair. MARILIA I believe that London’s a great place to spot inspiring people anytime you step on the streets, it really motivates you to contribute to this exchange of ideas. Does it mean you dress the same way when you go out in other countries?
You both have a very own approach to Fashion, is there anything in particular that inspires your style? EDWARD There are a couple of things that inspire me. Mainly, I am inspired by industrialization, Bauhaus and Serge Lutens. MARILIA For me it’s also usually Fashion unrelated things. I tend to always fall in love with a character, and get inspired to use elements of their style in my own way. So would you say that is what makes your style stand out?
MARILIA Yes, pretty much. However, I usually feel out of context anywhere else apart from London. EDWARD I like to think I upscale the way I dress in other countries. Sight seeing can be exciting and gives you the chance to take interesting photographs when you treat it like a fashion editorial. I can imagine that you stand out even more than you do in London, were there situations when you weren’t comfortable with it? MARILIA There are situations where I do sometimes feel quite uncomfortable, especially due to the lack of
respect some people tend have towards you. EDWARD Rarely, I am very comfortable with the way I dress. Yet I have to admit that I tend to stay in countries that generally accept my culture too.
people in the manner of “Would you like it if I put my dirty finger somewhere you wouldn’t like?” Knowing how much you two enjoy going out, was there a time when you would say that you enjoyed London’s nightlife most?
Have you ever been approached in a rude way in London due to your sexuality or style?
MARILIA Personally, I believe that between 2010 and 2011 was the best time to go out. Every week we’d hang out at the clubnight Your Mum’s House at PUNK club in Soho. I felt it wa a special place with exciting music and I’ve met pretty much all of my friends there, all really special, creative people. EDWARD As I grew up in London, I ‘ve experienced various club nights and the changes of the
MARILIA Never. I don’t think it happens often around here. Or does it? EDWARD I would say it does. For example, I often get questions about my stretched ears, sometimes in rude ways. In those situations I politely educate
THIS PAGE: 1. Marilia biasi, eric phillips,
erward john green and a friend at YoUR MUM’s house club night at PUNk club london. 2. eric phillips and marilia biasi at lush covent garden. RIGHT PAGE: photography from the shoot by nikita andrianova
London scenes. I used to love attending parties at Boombox, Antisocial and NagNagNag (all by now discontinued). By now I have discovered a darker gay side to the scene, with nights held at EAST BLOC like Gutterslut, Dish and Super Electro Party Machine, which all give you the chance to change your style depending on the party each night. If you were a ‘CREATURE OF THE NIGHT’, what would you be?
MARILIA I still love the idea of being a vampire, it doesn’t matter if it is cheesy or that it’s oh-sofashionable at the moment. whatever! I like it mainly because i hate tanned skin and I guess it would be nice to live forever. EDWARD I would be a Werewolf, as the moon greatly interests me and the thought of changing for one night a month and becoming an uncontrolable creature of the night sounds sexual in the most predate kind of sense.
PHOTOGRAPHY ERIC PHILlIPS & nikita Andrianova MAKE UP NIKITA ANDRIANOVA & MARILIA BIASI SELF-STYLED model bence baranyai
The Flamingo Club on Wardour Street, Soho opened it’s doors in 1952 and soon became a meeting spot for jazz fans with a strong reputation, attracting performers such as Ella Fitzgerald or Billie Holiday. When the club moved to the premises pictured above in 1957, is became a place where gangsters, pimps and prostitutes used to hang out. From 1963 it turned into the centre of mod subculture, gathering R&B and jazz fans under one roof. From 1964 on it had become the place for famous musicians from The Beatles, the Rolling Stones to Jimmi Hendrix - they have all played here. Since its closure in 1967, hardly anything is left that reminds of the glory days. Right in the middle of Chinatown, there’s now a Ladbrokes Grove in its place.
Where didyou go? What happened to the venues that used to host legendary nights back in the days? An extraordinary kind of sightseeing trip.
Electric Ballroom in Camden Town is one of the only old venues still in business. It’s history attracts modern performers, so luckily it remains open. However, nothing could possibly compare to the legendary nights of the past such as Joy Devision playing a gig in front of 1200 people and were headlining their own show, their largest audience.
The famous Blitz Club that became legendary for having been the meeting place for a mixture of art students, fashion designers and music fans. The key theme was outrage and dressing up was a big part of the 70’s ‘Blitz Kids’ scene. The main faces at the club were the original core of what became the New Romantics, people like Boy George, Marilyn, Perri Lister, Steve Dagger, Iain R Webb and many more. It closed down in October 1980 and the photograph on the left hand side shows what the street looks like now. 20
These days instead of the famous Marquee Club on Wardour Street, the place is being sold and rented out as Soho Lofts. It is now often referred to as “the most important venue in the history of European pop music” as it used to see performances from artists in various genres, starting with Jazz, Rhythm and Blues before the 60’s, with e.g. The Rolling Stones, The Animals) and transforming into a place to see artists of the rock and pop genres in the 60’s and 70’s such as Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Cream, Pink Floyd, Manfred Mann, the Who, The Nice, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, King Crimson. Eventually,
in the 20th century the club was also witness of the birth of all the different music genres including acid rock, progressive rock, hard rock, and folk rock. During the late 70’s and early 80’s the Marquee saw the development of the British punk, new wave, synth pop, heavy rock, and neo progressive music scenes, with bands such as the Clash, Ultravox, the Pretenders, the Police, the Cure, Joy Division, the Damned, Generation X, Siouxsie and the Banshees, and the Sex Pistols.
PHOTOGRAPHY, TEXT AND ILLUSTRATION Nikita andrianova
LARRY TEE he’s been around for years and years and we still can’t seem to get enough: larry THOM, not only inspires musically but also with his StYLE AND POSITIVE ATTITUDE. THE DJ WHO’s celebrated FOR his catchy music sets is known for being an extrovert ‘party monster’, who stays true to himself and has remained a genuine representative of the creative and outrageous partyscene in london. STYLE WISe definitely on the bright side, larry has his own, playful way of wearing a wild mix of colors and patterns. i-D online describes his Current clubnight ‘super electric party machine’ at east bloc as ‘a NIGHT filled with club kids who look like they rolled straight out of the blitz’. having been to a few of his club nights myself, i couldn’t agree mwore. Even when i didn’t attend, i could see the crowd of all the dressed up party beasts passing me by on my way home. boys and chicks covered in smudged make-up, wearing their colourful wigs and studded sky-scraper High heels, running to grab the next bus to yet another afterparty. in a city where trends come and go at the speed of light, larry successfully combines a fashionable, yet timeless approach to nightlife and his creative lifestyle.
text & illustration NIKITA ANDRIANOVA photography ERIc PHIllips
you should always do what excites you, and you know, I always loved clothes. Music and fashion meant David Bowie and the B52â€™s to me growing up, music and fashion always went together. I always like the acts that could tap into the moment of music, art and culture, they used the cool artist, they used the cool music, whatever was happening it became part of their thing. LARRY T.
When I met her for the first time, I was astonished at her sense of style and vibrant energy. She’s a 5’2 short, 22-year-old beauty, sporting a Pulp Fiction bob with bleached blue highlights, curves to die for and her signature sexy, yet extravagant bondage inspired outfits. Needless to say, Dilara sure knows how to steal the spotlight. While still being a Fashion Design student at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, Dilara Findikoglu has already launched a brand of her own, POMPEII. She’s known for creating beautifully eccentric harnesses in nude and black, which she embellishes with studs and Russian criminal tattoo prints. Her designs are already being requested by celebrities as well as being worn by London artists and clubkids. I’ve managed to steal a few minutes of her time to ask her about her recently launched brand. How did the idea to create POMPEII come along, what does it stand for? It all started with a photo of one of the most greatest photographers Bob Carlos Clarke, that was the start of my relationship with bondage. But if you’re asking why I called my brand Pompeii well that belongs to the epic pervy Roman ci I’ve noticed you use criminal tatoos and russian writing on some of your harnesses. How did you come up with it? ty Pompeii and its myth on how god punished them. I’ve noticed you use criminal tatoos and Russian writing on some of your harnesses. How did you come up with it? I’m a very political person owing to my nation, Turkey. Turkish people born into politics, it’s kind of the main issue of our lives there. Politics is the point where Turkey meets Russia. I remember watching this documentary about russian politics a man was saying ‘ russian politics is like russian roulette’. Those words literally became the title of my reasearch so I got deeper in russian political art and found out about Stas Volyazlovsky. He is my main inspiration. His work is incredible. Is there a particular person you would love to see wearing POMPEII? I would love to dress Yulia Tymoshenko but i don’t think there’s a possible way to dress her in bondage.
I still think that she is a proper dominatrix and she would pull off my stuff better than anyone else. If I think of a possible person, Dita Von Teese is the one! How long does it take you to produce a piece? Are they all hand-made by you or often customized? I generally work in really short amount of time, always last minute. Researching and finding the perfect materials take more time. I remember making 11 harnesses in less than 2 days. That was quite impressive. And they’re such comlicated designs i can’t trust anyone to make them for me. I know you are often out and about enjoying London nightlife. If you’d be a ‘CREATURE OF THE NIGHT’, what would you be and why? I would definitely be a vampire with the palest skin and darkest hair. I would go around full bondage and long velvet capes, that’s my dream look.
TIED UP AND STRAPPED DOWN text & illustration NIKITA ANDRIANOVA
all harnesses are pompeii london by dilara findikoglu TOPs and suspenders are models own Photographs were taken at tonteria club, london models laura blair corrina symes
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