Cellardoor Spring 2010
The Spring Fling Issue
Cellardoor welcome to the SPRING fling issue Welcome to the Spring Fling issue of Cellardoor.... We don’t know about you, but we’re definitely glad to see some sunshine after possibly the snowiest Winter there ever was. Here’s hoping it won’t be long until we can throw on our flip flops and summer dresses and leave our bulky winter coats at home. This issue is packed with beautiful photo shoots for you to gorge your eyes on, interviews with the likes of photographer Stacey Mark, pop starlet Alex Roots and the “next big thing" Zara Martin, and the biggest trends of Spring/ Summer 2010. So what are you waiting for? Flip the pages and feast your eyes on all that goodness! Amy and Jade xoxo
Photography by Ella Bailey
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2. Editors Letter 5. COntributors 8. Spring Fling 14. New for Spring 16. This Little Tink Went To Market 19. We Love... Spring 20. From Noughtie To Nice 22. And God Created The Gap-Toothed Beauty 24. Little Drummer Girl 26. On Your Marks 32. RebelRebel 38. The Original Peter Pan 42. Welcome To Wonderland
44. The Ramblings of a Jane Austen Addict 46. Meet Alex Roots 52. Raise The Anchor 55. Long Time No See 56. Canterbury 58. Pretty In Pastels 66. Officially Irrelevant? 70. Streaking Scarlett 75. Spring/Summer 2010 Trend Book 80. Remember Her Name 84. The Darling Buds Of May 92. Readersâ€™ Boudoirs 100. Garden State
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This spring we’re looking forward to the new colour palettes, shapes and textures. Here’s a sneap preview of three styles soon to arrive in Urban Outfitters stores across the country, so keep a look out - we’ve got our eye on the the Whyred green silk dress (£190) pictured opposite, and it’s sure to sell out fast..
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This little GLEBE MARKET tink went to market By Tegan Barbara
Are you a vintage fantatic? An avid lover of handmade delights? Do you squeal excitedly over unique cute accessories? Looking for the perfect way to enjoy your Saturday in Sydney? Look no further than innercity Glebe or more specifically, The Glebe markets. The Glebe markets have been operating for 15 years and yet still attract a crowd of creative minds alike from week to week. Part flea market, part independent designer and vintage clothing as far as you hungry eyes would like to see. It’s practically
impossible not to fall head over heels for the goodies on offer at every corner. Fancy frocks along with kitsch accessories are definately the starring attraction, though the arts and crafts, furniture, and vintage boks and records are all deserving of a good hard look, as you never know what hidden treasure you may uncover from the past. The markets are buzzing and full of life with bubbly stall holders welcoming you with open arms. The majority of the stall holders are regulars who
Photos by Tegan Barbara.
prove themselves to be more than happy to assist you on your search for something unique. It’s quite easy to look at your watch and have a ‘Oh my it’s two o’clock already!’ moment whilst scouring and rack rummaging. But than again why wouldn’t you want to take your time? Soaking up that so often sought after relaxed market culture. If you do happen to tire of your treasure hunt (in which I highly doubt you will) that fun doesn’t have to cease there. Why not sample the varieties of cuisine that Glebe markets has to offer? Providing a smorgess board of delicious treats from sushi to turkish pide. Hungarian pastries dipped in 100’s and 1000’s anyone? Next you should pull up a cosy picnic blanket or lay down on a fresh patch of grass and lose yourself if only for a moment listening to the live music. With an array of market goers showcasing their own eclectic style not only is Glebe markets a great place to shop but a great setting for people watching too. I returned home with five fantastic frocks, a dainty fob watch necklace decorated with singing bluebirds, floral button earrings and loads if inspiration for some DIY’s. Not to mention an aching desire to return to Glebe markets this Saturday.
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Donâ€™t forget to let us know what you think so far.... Let us know your thoughts, ideas and questions: firstname.lastname@example.org We love you xo
We Love... The cellardoor team compiled a list of all the things that make us excited for Spring. easter eggs k cut grass k not wearing a winter coat k blossom k fresh mornings k lambs k daffodils k sunshine k picnics k pastel colours k break from the rain k getting your summer wardrobe out k feeling warmer k spring cleaning k bike rides k uplifted moods k new starts k new designer collections k chirping birds k day trips
FROM NOUGHTIE TO NI When looking back on the past 10 years there are a few key things that sprang to my mind; iPods, Ugg Boots, Indie music, Big Brother, Facebook and the Millennium Dome (now how many of you forgot about that?). But then we stopped and realised there was so much more we have forgotten; the Noughties has been a pretty damn good decade.
Okay, so 2000 started with the opening of the Millennium Dome and we all know what a flop that was. Now the O2 arena is much more useful housing thousands of music lovers and bands, as a nightclub, comedy and exhibition venue, we do believe there is a cinema in there somewhere too! Much better than walking around a giant body.
‘Big Brother’ aired for the first time in July 2000. Starting as an interesting group study, with a former nun among its contestants and a winner who gave away all his prize money. But by the time Jade Goody had made her way through those doors in 2004, it had become a symbol of our obsession with instant fame, celebrity culture and the downright idiocy of the Britain. Big Brother was the start of a long list of reality TV shows designed to humiliate and ridicule the general public and celebrities alike. Celebrity Love Island, Shipwrecked, I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here, The Apprentice, Wife Swap, Come Dine With Me and America’s Next Top Model are merely the tip of the ice berg.
Russell Brand and his Essex charm stormed his way into every form of media after appearing on Big Brother’s Big Mouth, leading us nicely to the ‘Sachsgate’ controversy with Jonathan Ross and the media-hyped answer machine prank.
No particular style of music can define this decade. There were small trends such as the rise in modern hip hop-style R&B, which influenced mainstream pop artists such as Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears to “urbanise” their music, and distributed acts such as Rihanna, Beyoncé, The Black Eyed Peas, and Kanye West, into both the charts and our hearts. The UK has seen the domination of Indie music; skinny jean-clad boys with scratchy guitars and scratchy voices. As well as ‘epic soft rock’ anthems from the likes of Coldplay and anyone else who wears a cardigan, i.e. sensitive, Starbucks-drinking singer-songwriters. And let us not forget those ‘artists’ who are basically auto tuned to within an inch of their lives.
The era of the TV talent contest born in 2002, thanks to Will You snatching the glory from Garet Gates in ‘Pop Idol’. Now the X Fa dominates with its infamous ‘fir auditions’.
The next year saw the birth of YouTube, attracting more than a billion hits a day. Many of the companies who originally tried to sue it now distribute and promote their products through it. Power to the people. Whilst we’re on the subject of the web we can’t not mention Twitter, which became a household name after Stephen Fry tweeted an SOS whilst stuck in a lift.
The summer of 06 we said goodbye to the ‘Top of the Pops’, the show that was the focal point of British pop music for four decades.
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Remember the original musicdownloading site Napster and how Metallica sued the ‘filesharing’ service? It may have been settled but we all know that the free online music cat is already out of the bag. With streaming, downloading and fileuploading going on all over the web, it’s never been easier to get your hands on pre-released albums, films and TV shows. It may be illegal but we seem to love it.
2001’s biggest moment has to be the release of the iPod, the gadget that altered the way we listen to music. Those little white earphones became the most omnipresent musical symbol of the decade. The wonderful world of Wikipedia was also launched and rapidly becomes the mostvisited as well as the largest reference site on the net, (and the most hated website by teachers and lecturers.)
In 2003 blogging hits the mainstream as a self-publishing medium that matters thanks to blog ‘Belle de Jour’. Now everyone has an opinion. Last year saw little Tavi Gevinson becoming fashion’s next big online journalist at just 13 years 2004 came through for the world with the social networking site Facebook, launched from the bedroom of Mark Zuckerberg, a Harvard University student. Yes the world really can now connect!
The Dark Knight, the emotive, immersive Batman movie everyone was praying would deliver, was a scorching hit for its late Joker, Heath Ledger. Slumdog Millionaire was another major success of the noughties, winning an epic eight Oscars, from a script that nearly didn’t get made. And of course James Cameron’s Avatar in 2009, the megamedia-hyped sci-fi 3D epic is set to change (or destroy) the way we view cinema.
The Boho-chic revolution that hit the high street with a Sienna Miller shaped slap, morphing the UK in to hippies. But as soon as Carrie Bradshaw donned her name on a gold necklace in an episode of Sex and the City, we all had to have one to call our own. Also Cue the skinny jean. Inspired by the grungy likes of Kate Moss and Pete Doherty, worn low on the hips or high up the waist, as long as they look sprayed on then you’ve got it right. And how can we not mention ugly Uggs? They have adorned the feet of way too many people for our liking. Hot on Australian surfer chicks, but hideous on chavs who’s knees and ankles turn in where they can’t walk properly in them.
So there you have it – the Cellardoor round up of the decade just gone! Who knows what’s in store for the teens? Written by Bethan Cooper
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What makes a woman beautiful? Tumbling locks of wavy hair, big ‘Disney’ style eyes, bee stung lips and… a gap between your front teeth? The gap tooth has become one of the most unusual yet attractive attributes seen in a sex symbol. From Lauren Hutton who refused to wear braces and is today one of the world’s most successful models (most recently modelling for Mary- Kate and Ashley Olsen’s collection The Row), to Vanessa Paradis’ gap being one of the things that attracted husband Johnny Depp. Models Abbey Lee and Lara Stone’s gaps making them Vogue favourites, Madonna whose gap is still as beautiful in her fifties as it was in her twenties, and most recently, Anna Paquin, whose gap features alongside vampire fangs in television series True Blood. The gap has become a symbol of imperfection ,as an attribute that ironically tops off perfection. This is epitomised in the hottest new gap-tooth to emerge; model Georgia Jagger, whose looks channel the original sex symbol. So Cellardoor are celebrating the original gap-toothed beauty…Brigitte Bardot. Famous for being outrageously sexy, as well as outrageously opinionated, Bardot is a symbol of empowerment, emancipation and the sexkitten sixties. Aged 16 she graced the cover of French Elle magazine, starting a new trend of
models - young, unknown girls. Bardot’s effect on the public was so strong that feminist Simone De Beauvoir developed and wrote ‘Brigitte Bardot and The Lolita Syndrome’ – a study into an effect that young girls could have in seducing older men. Inspired by Bardot’s modelling and sexual embracement, as well as Nabokov’s novel ‘Lolita’, she related Bardot to the Lolita Syndrome; as a young girl involuntarily seducing older men. She could see Bardot’s power over men and like everyone else was hypnotised by it, she said: ‘A saint would sell his soul to the devil to watch Bardot dance.’ She represented a new way of being a woman; free, sexually confident and most importantly comfortable, answering to no one but herself. She was modern before her time. Two years after she first modelled Bardot went on to act in her first husband Vadim’s films including her most famous work: ‘And God Created Woman’, in which she played Juliette, a sexually charged 18 year old. What people (mainly men) loved most was that Bardot became Juliette for the part: “The Juliette in And God Created Woman is exactly me. When I’m in front of the camera, I’m exactly myself.” The film caused mayhem, many were appalled and shocked by Bardot’s natural eroticism. In
some states in America those who showed ‘And God Created Woman’ in their cinemas were arrested. Bardot’s dance scene in the film encapsulates sex, with the camera often unashamedly filming her from the waist down. Bardot claws her legs and waist, stroking and caressing her way up her body. She dances with herself in front of a mirror while holding up her hair; golden waves tumbling down over her arms. She wears a body that skims her pelvis with a floor length skirt slit at the front from her waist to the floor. While her swaying doesn’t always match the rhythm, it doesn’t seem to matter; she sweats sex, rolling her eyes, swaying her hips slowly and wildly throwing her hair around. The scene builds up playing on links between sex and death, with one of the men watching attempting to shoot her. Many say Bardot’s finest performance was in Jean Luc Godard’s ‘Contempt’, however Bardot
‘I have been very happy, very rich, very beautiful, much adulated, very famous and very unhappy’ – Brigitte Bardot describes herself as ‘a lousy actress’. She said: ‘I lived what I was asked to act’. Bardot seems disinterested in her fame, her effect on people and the fact that she was a sex symbol. This ironically made people more interested in her. She said what she believed and did what she felt, once stating, ‘I don’t think when I make love’. She lived as naturally as possible, following her instincts in every way, and she has aged just as gracefully. She made several suicide attempts - one being when her parents denied her permission to marry first husband film director Roger Vadim until she was 18, they came home to find her with her head in the oven. At 26 she overdosed and cut her wrists. Thankfully her suicide attempts were all unsuccessful. ‘I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn’t want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying dead below,’ she said. She can at times, seem tough and cold. She had a son with second husband, Jacques Charrier, but decided that motherhood was not for her and gave her husband custody.
She has broken hearts, having been married four times, and describes men as ‘beasts, but even beasts do not behave as they do’. On more than one occasion she has gotten herself into trouble with her fiery opinions and attitude on Islam and immigrants moving into France and has been fined four times as punishment. However, these days she seems to have reigned herself in. Her effect on people was so powerful that she popularised both St Tropez and the Brazilian town of Buzios just by visiting them. After she visited the small fishing town just outside Rio De Janiero with Brazilian boyfriend, Bob Zagury, the fame crowd flocked there. It seems the most suitable of countries to celebrate Bardot, a city in which she is reflected; exotic, sexy, cultured and beautiful. Buzios even created a bronze statue in her honour. The French, unsurprisingly, also celebrate her. Their bust, the Marianne De France, is a symbol of liberty and reason and in 1969 they changed the bust to take on the features of Parisian born Bardot, as she encapsulates a beautiful icon. They continue the tradition with different French icons to this day. Not only did Bardot look like a style icon, but she made the beehive fashionable and even had a neckline named after her- the Bardot neckline open to show both shoulders. Today she devotes her retired life to helping animals, which she always had a passion for; she once wrote to Sophia Loren accusing her of wearing a ‘cemetery on her back’ when she wore fur. Bardot sold all her wealthy possessions to fund her Welfare Organization. Based in Paris they do work all over the world with other organisations such as ‘Friends of the Asian Elephants’ in Thailand and rescuing Hainanese gibbons in China. She is now 75, and lives with fourth husband, Bernard d’Ormale, in St Tropez, where she first became her most controversial character Juliette. Girls today are seen out with their hair wrapped scruffily into beehives, lips stained blood red, smudged at the corners, attempting to imitate Bardot, but she is unique and somehow still ahead of her time. It is rare to find someone who lives in the moment as much as she does, and who is as honest. It’s rare, causing such a strong reaction as she did when she first took on the war they call Hollywood, but that’s Brigitte.
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Photos, Sophie Davidson Styling, Katie Flynn
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on your i marks ! Stacey Mark has been catching our eye for a while now, with her beautifully feminine photography. So we grabbed the chance to ask some questions...
You used to work as photo director at Nylon, what was the defining moment that made you realise you wanted to be a photographer? The defining moment was taking my Polaroid camera to the Toronto film festival and shooting actress/director Asia Argento. I had taken a few photos with it before that, but nothing special or exciting. The moment I met her and took her photo I knew that something had changed. It was intimidating and inspiring and I’m still proud of the photos we did.
What was the first photo you took that you were really proud of? Well like I said, the first photos I took of Asia I’m still really proud of. They’re so simple, just a random hotel room in Toronto where she was staying, no hair and make-up, no stylist. Just she and I and a Polaroid camera. I’m incredibly shy and despite her public persona she is too, and I think we just clicked and I can see it when I look at the pictures. We’ve worked together a number of times since then.
What inspires your work? It could really be anything, a character from a movie I’ve seen, a certain era. Often it’s as simple as the subject I’m shooting in the moment (or my version of them).
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30 think it’s happened yet.....maybe making the switch from working as a photo editor to working on my own photography.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not creating? I love watching movies, walking my dog, drinking coffee, hanging out with friends.
Have you had any formal training?
Are there any other artists whose work you particularly admire? I tend to get obsessed with certain artists for a period of time, I look at everything I can find, read every book, listen to every song....right now its Robert Mapplethorpe.
None at all. I saw an interview a long time ago with Courtney Love where she was producing the first Hole album and asking the engineer to make the song feel more “purple” or “cotton candy” or something like that. She didn’t have the musical training to give technical directions that she needed to express what she wanted. That’s basically how I communicate with my assistant if I’m in a situation where we’re deciding on lighting, etc. I think I work from instinct and learning from previous shoots.
Have you got any favourite shoots you’ve worked on? I think
pick a favorite piece of my own work..... I’m really happy with the series of ballet pictures I did for Jacques Magazine’s first issue.
the Lydia Hearst/Purple Magazine shoot was one of my favorites. We were shooting at a beautiful but bizarre motel in LA, the light was amazing, we shot over 2 days so the pressure was off in a way and the hair and make-up stylists were two of my favourite people. Lydia was so easy to work with and I think we transformed her into a character she hadn’t portrayed before and she embodied it above and beyond what I could have anticipated. It wasn’t highly conceptual but it felt like there was a story being told. Sometimes you can just feel something magical happening and I felt it on that shoot.
What would you consider to be your greatest achievement? Wow, I dont
What with the age of the Internet, anyone can pick up a camera and
Your work has a rather dreamy, pretty aesthetic, is that how you would describe your personality? I dont think I could be more opposite. I think my photos are my fantasy life. In reality I’m kind of a dark quiet realist in combat boots.
Do you have a particular favourite piece of work? I may be too critical to
edit it on Photoshop. What do you think the difference is with just taking photos and being a photographer? Well I’m not sure its fair for me or anyone to say whether someone is or is not a ‘photographer.’ When I was a photo editor the main thing I would look in photographers for is the ability to see one photo, no context, no name attached and be able to identify whose it is.
What’s your opinion on extreme airbrushing and photoshopping etc and the impossible standards it gives women? I do almost no retouching on my photos, its not my personal aesthetic. I think there’s a time and a place for it: fixing a wrinkle or a tag in clothing, cleaning up someone’s skin in a realistic way, etc but beyond that I’m not interested in airbrushing images beyond recognition. There is definitely an art to it and I think certain photographers do it incredibly well, it’s just not something I find inspiring for myself.
You’ve worked with so many different, varied brands and people, which shows just how versatile your work is. Is there anyone that you really want to work with, but haven’t had the chance yet, such as a designer, model, brand etc? I’m waiting for the day I can shoot Kristen McMenamy, favorite model of all time.
And Lastly, this issue is our Spring issue so we want to know what’s your favourite thing about Spring? Open windows.
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Contemporary sculptor James Hopkins is one of the artists displaying their work in the Dawnbreakers exhibition at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton from 27th April - 19th June - and dare we say it? - heâ€™s work is our fave of the bunch. We asked him a few questions.
When did you realise you wanted to specialise in sculpture? During my foundation coarse we experimented in multi-disciplinary techniques of making art. I gravitated towards the decision to focus on sculpture because it seemed to allow more room for expression and interpretation.
What inspires your work? My work is predominantly based on the role of judgment in connection to the process of vision. I often find inspiration from objects and scenarios that comment on and challenge these concepts. If I were to choose one inspiration it would be a mirror because it portrays an ambiguous and extra dimension of space within the visual field.
What was your first sculpture of?
It was a vase I had thrown on a potters wheel but I did not form the interior cavity, just the form or exterior shape. Because it lacked the function of a receptacle it became quite a sculptural object that commented on the purpose of a vase.
How long does it normally take you to finish a piece of work? In terms of labour it can take anything from five minutes to six months, however you can think about an idea for years without knowing how you will be able to realise it sculpturally.
Are there any other artists whose work you particularly admire? Richard Hughes, Cyprien Gaillard, Charles Ray, Markus Raetz, Alfons Shilling, Tim Lee and Spencer Finch instantly spring to mind.
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Do you have a particular favourite piece Has the internet affected your work of work? I don’t have favourite works but some and do you think it has a positive or pieces do seem to be stronger or more successful than negative effect on art? It has allowed others. The skull shelf illusion could be considered a signature sculpture, which deals with current issues of consumerism as well as historical traditions of painting.
research to become much easier which also allows you to work through ideas much more quickly. In terms of communication it has also allowed huge advancements which also has a positive effect.
What would you consider to be your greatest achievement? Making a chair What do you want people to take from balance on one leg. your art? A conclusion that logic can’t reach. A lot of your work seems to involve Have you got any advice for other hidden images, how did you decide on what aspiring artists? Just to be cheeky. they will be? The hidden imagery is devised to play on the context in which it is seen. For instance, the What has been your proudest moment in Love Seat illusion reveals the word love from within the negative space of the chairs. We don’t initially see this your career? At my first solo show in New York word because the mind chooses to firstly see the chair. The word slowly reveals itself and also has an emotive quality and reference towards something that may be hidden.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not creating? Playing with puzzles and collecting vintage 1980’s Swatch watches.
Have you had any formal training?
A foundation course at Ravensbourne, BA at Brighton, Postgrad Diploma and then MA, both at Goldsmiths.
when Brice Marden gave me a big bag of weed.
What have you got planned for this year? I’m currently working on proposals for public sculpture commissions. I really like the idea of placing work within the context of the public realm and think this could be a great way to expand my audience. Not many people bother going to art galleries to look at art.
And Lastly, this issue is our Spring issue so we want to know what’s your favourite thing about Spring? Cutting the heads off daffodils.
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the origina Katie Sokoler - artist, photographer and blogger. Bringing Never, Neverland to a street near you! By Emma Frew
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that will hopefully make them stop and How would you describe your work pieces smile. to people who have never seen it before? I would say that my work When did you decide it was is very playful and colourful. street art and photography that you wanted to specialise When did you realise that you in? Well I went to the Fashion Institute of wanted to be an artist? I realised Technology for photography so most of our I wanted to be an artist when I was 17 and took a photography course at school. I initially wanted to be an actress but I just fell in love with the ability to create your own world through a photograph.
classes were about fashion photography. I felt bored working with models and wanted to find a way to work with real people. I also love making things out of paper so I brainstormed ways to combine photography, people, and paper. That’s how I came up with street art! I thought that I could make objects out of paper, hang them up on the street, and take
A lot of your work is based in or around the streets of New York. Does the atmosphere and a photo of people interacting with the pieces. environment of the city affect You’ve said before that you were your work in any way? Of course! New inspired by Peter Pan for your Yorkers are always running around with their heads down so I like to make fun street art “Shadows Project”. Do you think
there is an element of Peter Pan in all your art work, in the sense of you encouraging people to kind of keep the kid inside of them alive? Was that your plan to bring little bits of fantasy and magic into peoples everyday lives? There is definitely an element of Peter Pan in all my work. I absolutely love the idea of mixing reality with fantasy. I think people need a little bit of fantasy in their life.
You try to only use strangers in your projects, do you think that gives your work more authenticity as it’s real reactions you are capturing? Of course! I love that these are real people unexpectedly walking into a fun little world
on the street. That’s what makes it seem so magical to me.
years. I started going to the events and your blog and do you think it has few asked if they would give me a chance to allowed people to see your art photograph one. That was 3 years ago and For your “Thought Bubble who might not have normally? I I’ve been shooting them ever since! my blog a little over a year ago just to Project” you have some amazing started have a place to put my photos. I didn’t expect photographs, did you have to that anyone would see it. A few weeks after Do you have any advice for wait for hours until the perfect I started the blog it was spread around like anyone out there who would love It has definitely helped for people to to have a career like yours? I person sat under the right crazy! see my work. would have to say to think outside the box, bubble, for the daydream to be creative with what you have, and make as work? Yes! I had an idea of the type of Do you have any favourite many connections you can by assisting and person I would like to see under a thought blogs that you find inspiring? interning! bubble, so it took a bit of waiting for the right person to walk by. Don’t even get me started on the shadow project. Those took full days to catch!
The blogs that inspired me to start my own were zoomdoggle.com and joannagoddard. blogspot.com.
Finally, have you got any new projects that you are working just now or have lined up? I You are also part of Improv on don’t really like to plan projects in advance. I
You have such a successful Everywhere, how did you get blog as well, with a really involved with that? I found out about strong following of over 2500 it through my boyfriend Matt. He has been people. What made you start shooting and editing their videos for the past
usually wake up with a random idea and just go with it for the rest of the day. So I don’t have anything right now but I may have one tomorrow!
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Alice has caused quite a stir recently. Of course, we’ve always loved Alice and her friends from Wonderland, but the opening of Tim Burton’s much anticipated film sent the hype around her into overdrive. Alice is all grown up now and in need of an escape from reality when she finds herself back in Wonderland, only to find that the Red Queen has taken over and seeks old friends - the White Rabbit, the Cheshire Cat, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar and, who could forget, the Mad Hatter – to help end the evil Queen’s reign of terror. And of course the film has a stellar cast. Of course, Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (it wouldn’t be a Tim Burton film without them!) but also great performances from Anna Hathaway, Alan Rickman, Martin Sheen, Matt Lucas and the relatively unknown Mia Wasikowska as Alice herself. Although the film has received mixed reviews since its release, we are big fans or Mr Burton and everything Wonderland related, so we give it a biased thumbs-up. The release of the film has
brought lots of Alice-themed goodies with it. Paul and Joe have created a gorgeous range of limited edition make-up. Designed using images from the original Disney animation, you can now buy a make-up tin containing a lipstick, blotting paper and paper refills with the choice of two designs – blue Daydream or pink Fantasy. Available for £25 from ASOS and Harrods. We’ll take both sets! Claire’s Accessories also created a whole range of jewellery, with everything from bracelets with Alice in Wonderland-related charms to playing card socks, and of course, some cute Alice bands. They even opened a pop-up shop – Alice’s – on Maddox Street in London, to celebrate the lead up to the premiere where you could find an enchanted forest, war of the Queens and a Mad Hatter’s tea party. (Fun fact: Alice’s is actually an anagram of Claire’s.) If you haven’t seen it yet, we suggest you get yourselves down to the nearest cinema pretty sharpish. Not only is the Burton/Wonderland idea one of the best we’d ever heard, but there’s some cool outfits going on in the film. We don’t think Lewis Carroll ever realised how big Alice would get without drinking her potion, but we think he’d be very proud of her.
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It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife n In every power, of which taste is the foundation, excellence is pretty fairly divided between the sexes n One does not love a place the less for having suffered in it, unless it has been all suffering, nothing but suffering n Seven years would be insufficient to make some people acquainted with each other, and seven days are more than enough for others n It darted through her with the speed of an arrow that Mr. Knightley must marry no one but herself! n We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be n A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony, in a moment n I must speak to you by such means as are within my reach. You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope. Tell me not that I am too late, that such I am ashamed to say that I have been very lax on the book reading of late. A combination of precious feelings are gone forever having a full-time job along with writing and anything else that comes up in my spare time has left n But when a young lady is to me wanting to do nothing more than cuddle up in bed and watch some trashy TV before nodding off. be a heroine, the perverseness of I have vowed to rectify this problem, however! The pile of books on my ‘to read’ pile is so big that forty surrounding families cannot I’ve actually had to make them into two piles. prevent her. Something must and will happen to ~ throw a hero in A few weeks ago I found myself in one of those bookshops that as soon as you walk into, you want her way n I cannot make speeches, to walk out. Where Katie Price’s autobiography is in pride of place on a large display with a big red Emma... If I loved you less, I might sticker saying 70% off. As I turned to leave, a stand of Wordsworth’s Classics caught my eye. 3 for be able to talk about it more n I 2. I figured that I may as well make the most of it. cannot think well of a man who sports I love the romance of old books, and know a lot of them inside out from having watched adaptations with any woman’s feelings; and over again and swooning when the male lead says something that only a fictional man would ever say. there may often be a great deal more But when it comes to having read the actual books, I should be ashamed. So I took the opportunity suffered than a stander-by can to fill up my bookshelf with something other than Jane Green and Sophie Kinsella. judge of n It has been coming on I managed to get my hands on ‘The Great Gatsby’, ‘North and South’, ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’, so gradually, that I hardly know ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’, ‘Lorna Doone’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ (which I can’t believe I’ve never read!). And when it began. But I believe I must do you think I have picked up a single one of these books and read it since I bought them? No. I date it from my first seeing his must do better. beautiful grounds ~ at Pemberley n When the romantic I’ve just sorted through everything I own, including all my books. A lot of them I had forgotten that refinements of a young mind are obliged to I had, but when it came to some that I had the urge to read again, I couldn’t find them anywhere. give way, how frequently are Books from my childhood that I loved. they succeeded After searching all over the house I finally gave in and accepted that they were gone and never by such opinions as are but too common and too coming back. dangerous! n A I just couldn’t work out how so many books could have just disappeared, when it hit me. Before going man does not recover from such a devotion of to university I’d had an ‘I’m a grown up now’ clearout and made piles of books to keep, and books the heart to such that I was too old for. They were all then put into boxes for my Dad to take to the charity shop, for a woman! He someone else to love. Unfortunately it seems that one of my ‘keep’ boxes was taken away. ought not; he does not n It’s such a All I can say is thank God for Amazon Marketplace, where you can buy second-hand books for next happiness when good people get to nothing. I’ve replaced all the ones I can remember, and that will have to do. together - and ~ they always do n Selfishness must always I was talking to a friend who has recently written a book, she has loaded it online for people be forgiven, you to download and read. She asked me if I often download books from the internet and if I had know, because there is no hope one of those e-readers you can buy. Without intending to offend I gave her a horrifed ‘No!’ and of a cure n The immediately felt guilty afterwards. mere habit of learning to love I’m glad that she has found a way to get her book out to the public and gain some publicity, but I is the thing; and a teachableness just hate the idea of reading a book on a screen. I’m all for new technology - downloading music of disposition in a young lady is and online magazines, but a digital book just seems cold to me. Long live the printed novel! a great blessing ~ n They gave themselves up My friend sent me a book through snail mail the other day, ‘Evelina’ by Frances Burney. I’ve never wholly to their sorrow, seeking actually heard of her but my friend promises me that she is an earlier version of Austen. I shall let increase of wretchedness in you all know how I get on... every reflection that could ~ afford it, and I’m headed to Bath next month, a setting in both Persuasion and Northanger Abbey, and home of resolved against ever admitting the Jane Austen Centre. No doubt me and my friend shall be wandering through the Assembly and consolation in Pump Rooms quoting Jane. Can’t wait! future n It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
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Alex Roots Meet Alex Roots, the latest teen pop queen. Despite being only 16, the singer has already had an impressive start in the music biz, touring with the Sugababes as well as having had her songs played on both MTVâ€™s The Hills and The City. We had a few burning questions for the songstress...
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You’re so young, how do you manage to fit in school and singing?I don’t go to school anymore. Oops, don’t copy me kids. I did my GCSE’s and got 8 good grades and studied hard, but after that I just knew I couldn’t fit in a full time performing arts degree at college as well as try to break the music industry, I went with my passion. Plus, you can go to college whenever you want, this is a once in a lifetime oppo rtunity.
How would you describe the style of your music? It’s pop with a punch of punk in there and quite 80’s influenced. It’s young and fun and a lot of people can relate to my music because I write about things that affect me all the time.
What inspires you to write your songs? Every day life really. I am a
typical 17-year-old girl who thinks about boys, clothes, parties, friends, food, fashion, magazines, everything. I am constantly feeling different emotions and whenever I go to write a song I always write about something that I am feeling at that time. For example, I was having the clumsiest day in the studio. I had spilt a whole cup of coffee and tripped over in front of everyone, so I wrote ‘Dizzy From The Ride’.
What has been your favourite gig so far?
Playing in front of 5000 people when I went on tour with the Sugababes . So much fun. The atmosphere was just unreal, everyone was sitting on picnic blankets in the sun, drinking, eating, socialising and loving the music. I got to play on stage with my band, be around family and friends and do what I love doing the most, perform. If felt like the perfect Summer’s day.
Such a mixture. I am loving all the Black Eyed Peas songs at the moment. I dance away in my room. Beyoncé, GAGA, all the 80’s classics and some Florence And the Machine, MIKA, Owl City , Paramore, Kings Of Leon, The Script, Kate Perry. Different styles.
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What’s on your iPod at the moment?
MySpace was one of the first sites that Do you come from a creative background? Not at all, allowed fans to listen to music and discover everyone is so into sports in my family, you can imagine the when I came along. I am officially the first one. I think new band, but what’s your opinion on Spotify? I have reaction my little brother will do something to do with music when he mixed opinions if I am honest. Because I am trying to become an artist, I know how much the music industry has changed because people can get hold of music so easily. The olden days were so much better for the music industry when people used to go out and buy CDs and keep them forever. That’s what I used to do growing up. I still have my S Club 7 classics. I think all the modern day stuff is cool, but I want to keep that excitement with music like in the 60’s. People used to go to such great lengths to get hold of tracks and it was exciting, now it’s put in front of us on a plate.
Who or what inspires your style, and is it different to how you dress on stage? I have days
where I am just in the house with some girlies and we just slob all day in pyjamas. I certainly don’t look like I am about to go on stage every day. I wish. It does differ though. Everyday stuff has got to be edgy but comfortable. On stage, who cares about being comfortable? You have to look Wow. I just wish I had Katy Perry’s wardrobe and not the 17 year old’s wardrobe I have right now. I want more clothes.
Your music has a huge 80’s vibe, and you’ve been compared to Cyndi Lauper. Are you a fan of her style? Yeah, I love Cyndi Lauper so much, she is definitely
one of my influences. I find it a really big compliment when people compare me to such amazing artists like Cyndi Lauper or Debbie Harry. These women have achieved so much and left their mark on the world and that is what I dream of doing. If I could just have a smidgen of their success I would be a happy girl.
Do you have a favourite decade in fashion or music? Right now, music and fashion only gets more exciting if you ask me. People are so daring to be creative and come up with new things. I am glad to be a part of it.
is older. He is learning how to play the guitar and had some lessons on the drums and wants to carry it on. He knows all the so ngs in the charts , and I never see him not listening to music. I love that.
Where would you like to see yourself in 10 years? Just doing what I love, looked up and seen as someone iconic and individual. That would be the dream. That is why I want to be an artist. As well as my passion for music I think the idea of being looked up to as someone who really knows what she likes and has their own style is just amazing. I look up to people like Katy Perry because as well as making great music she has a great personality style and sense of individuality. I can’t wait to see what she does next. I would like to see myself having that effect on a 17 girl like me in 10 years time.
What plans do you have in the pipeline? To carry on writing music and doing what I love. Playing some more gigs with my band and meeting the fans. Getting in the studio and writing with new producers and trying new sounds, I am so excited to do this. Learning how to drive and hopefully getting my license. I have started dance classes again which are really hard but I am glad I am doing them because it made me remember how much I love it.
And lastly, because this is the SPring issue What’s your favourite thing about Spring? I just love Spring because Winter has gone and Summer is coming. I love the Sun. Having barbecues with all my friends and staying out in the sun until it gets dark is just so much fun. Last summer we went into the woods, by a little river, and played music, sunbathed, had some food from a portable barbecue and had a bit of a party. Everyone is so happy when the sun is out right? Plus it means it’s festival season coming up, it’s my dream to play a festival before I die.
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Allow us to introduce Burn The Fleet, one of our new favourite bands. These boys are making a great name for themselves and with the upcoming release of their EP, we thought it was about time for us to have a little chat... So we know you all met while studying at uni, but what made you want to make music together? We had all been in bands before uni and came to uni hoping to meet people with the same interests and musicianship, and it happened! Good band names are hard to come up with, but how did you decide on the name Burn the Fleet? We wrote out a long, long list of names that was getting shorter by the second as we are very picky! But then someone mentioned ‘how about Burn The Fleet?’ We all recognised the name from somewhere and later found out it was the name of a Thrice song. So we were still in discussion about whether to use or not. Turns out we did and for the reason that it is a sort of tribute to a band we all grew up listening to and were inspired by. Some of your song titles and lyrics have a nautical theme, why is that? One of us used to go out with a girl called Nautical, so we wrote a few songs about her… How would you describe the style of your music? It’s a tough one to answer! We’ve played with so many different types of bands from indie dance pop to ridiculous beat down metal, so we fit with everything inbetween. What inspires you to write your songs? To be honest with you, all of the recycled, passionless, predictable new music that has come about drives us more than anything! Every time we hear this… we write! What other musicians do you admire? James: I admired the instrumentals of a band called Sikth, purely for their originality. Not many musicians can write music like them and pull it off. Jack: I admire bands that can play their craft well live. Devil Sold His Soul, Fall of Troy. Bands that have an edge that just nail it live. It’s all about the show. Ross: Lindsay Buckingham and Dustin Kensrue. Andy: I admire 1950’s/60’s vocal groups such as The Beach Boys and groups like them.
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Myspace was one of the first sites that allowed fans to listen to music and discover new bands, but what’s your opinion on Spotify? It’s basically an effort to curb the increasing lack of money in music, so it’s an obvious step to address the “problem” of torrenting and the freedom of the net. But bands are using it as another platform to increase interest, like Myspace, so it can’t be a bad thing!
piece explaining the meanings behind the tracks, all designed by James Swabey of the band! This is exclusive to pre-ordered copies only though.
You’re fairly new on the scene, but already have a loyal fan base and have generated a lot of attention. How are you dealing with your growing media interest? As our media interest grows, we’ve had to evolve with it. For example treat it like a profession, as we realise that more people are coming to our shows to see us perform and we want to give them the best we’ve got and get better every time! Then hopefully people can take that experience away with them and spread the word. We are extremely appreciative of all our fans! It is an unbelievable feeling knowing people appreciate our art.
You’ve been known to play the odd cover, including Kings of Leon’s - Use Somebody and more recently Cheryl Cole’s - 3 words. Do you have any plans to do anymore? No more! If you missed them you missed out!
What has been your favourite gig so far? Still would have to say Pennyfest! It’s going to be hard to beat that show! Even if we headline Wembley…
Where would you like to see yourselves as a band in 10 years? Hopefully still alive! Still writing and performing with the same passion as now!
If you could have written any song, which one would it be? James: Dance Gavin Dance – It’s Safe To Say You Dig The Backseat. Ross: Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way. Andy:The Ronettes – Be My Little Baby. Jack: System Of A Down – Chop Suey.
What plans do you have in the pipeline? We have a few tours booked for this year, so make sure to check them out on our myspace of course. Which is myspace.com/burnthefleetband. You’re releasing your new EP with Walnut Tree Records, We have a video coming out sometime soon and we have a can you tell us a bit more about that? Our self-titled E.P is few more recordings in the making as we speak so look out for scheduled for release on April 5th. You can pre-order a limited them! edition copy from Walnut Tree Records website, which comes with a handmade booklet with bonus artwork, song lyrics and a Any last words? Tepid weasel cascade.
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These days it seems that we have singer/songwriters falling out of our ears. If you know how to play a guitar and can come up with a few lines, you’re suddenly a musician. We’ve listened to millions of these people. You’ll hear a few songs, and they’re OK, but they’re nothing special. Instantly forgettable. Bobby Long is not one of these people. We’ve had our eye on Long for a while now, listening to a few songs of his on MySpace and Spotify, but the British boy has been across the pond for so long that we began to think we’d never get to see him in the flesh. So imagine our delight in January when we saw that he was going to be playing a gig in little old LDN. We got ourselves straight on the guest list and headed over to Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen to check him out. From the moment we walked in, we could tell that it was a kind of homecoming for him. The support bands were personal friends of his and there was a lot of banter between the bands and people in the crowd. When Long finally took to the stage, he did not disappoint. His deep voice was better live than any recordings we’d heard, and his passion for music was evident as his fingers strummed those strings at impressive speed and he gave us his all with our favourites The Bounty of Mary Jane and Being A Mockingbird. Between songs, Long happily chatted with the crowd, telling them about the support band, his touring and dedicating songs to friends in the audience. The atmosphere was like chilling with your mates. We recommend you take a listen asap and see him in action yourselves. Long is back over the Atlantic again now, but check his MySpace (myspace.com/musicbobbylong) to find out when he’s back in Blighty. Oh, and is we haven’t given you enough reasons to see him, we’ll just add that he’s really not bad to look at!
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Meet Mike, James, Luke, Ben and Scott, the five Hampshire lads who form Canterbury, an indie/rock band you should definitely be listening to. So firstly how did you guys first meet, and what made you decide to make music together? Four of us went to school together and just shared a love of making music. We met Mike through playing with the band he used to be in. Then we stole him. You’re four Hampshire lads, so how did you decide on the name Canterbury? Canterbury was first recorded as the main settlement of the Celtic tribe, Cantiaci. Scott is a descendent of that tribe. How would you describe the style of your music? Hard-hitting melodic rock with a pop twist. What inspires you to write your songs? Pretty much everything around us, something someone says. A TV programme, a moment of out of the blue, something that is pissing you off, anything really. What made you decide to release your latest album for free download? We saw it as the best way to get our name and music out into the world. It has now been proved too. We could never have dreamed of as many people having it as they do now if we had released it in a conventional way. It has been recorded for so long too, we thought we should reward the people who have been waiting so long to hear it. The first track off your latest album is called ‘Peace and Quiet’, how do you boys like to relax? With some Monsters of Folk playing through the speakers and some good chilled out conversation.
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Where do you hope to see yourself in 10 opinion on Spotify? I think it’s a brilliant years? About 8 albums deep, headlining tool. It’s pretty cutting edge really. I’m sure Reading/Leeds festival. that it is the future of music consumption. What other musicians do you admire? Too many to list really. But right now I (Luke) am hugely admiring Conner O Burst, Jim James, M Ward and Mike Mogis.
What has been your favourite gig so far? Back in November we did our first headline tour. We played Aldershot West End Centre and it is the only show we have ever played that has sold out in advance. Myspace was one of the first sites The room was absolutely electric, it really that allowed fans to listen to music was what dreams are made of for us. and discover new bands, but what’s your
If you could have written any song, which one would it be? Hotel California by the Eagles. What plans do you have in the pipeline? We’re going to be putting out a single in March to coincide with a run of tour dates we are putting together. Hopefully have some festival appearances in the Summer and lots more new music for everyone to enjoy!
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By emma Frew
Photography by Rachel Scroggins
68 As I sat there feeling more than a little underwhelmed watching the credits of ‘The September Issue’ roll down my TV screen, I contemplated what I had just watched. It wasn’t that there was anything particularly wrong with the film, it is at its core an interesting look at a specific part of the fashion industry, if a tad over-hyped. What frustrated me about it was the continued insinuation, from the tone of the film right down to the answers given by the interviewees that Ms. Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue for more than 20 years and the main subject of the documentary, was in fact the sole person in control of the fashion industry. We are told on the DVD sleeve that she is ‘the world’s most influential woman in fashion’. But is she really the only person capable of shaping
the way we dress or are things changing and people are starting to challenge her throne? Celebrity culture has made an unprecedented rise in the last decade, whether you’re famous because of your talents or your boyfriend. The noughties seemed to be a time when anything and everything became accepted into mainstream media. Ironically enough, it was Anna Wintour who, for the first time in Vogue history, put a celebrity instead of a model on the front cover. This cemented the fact that you no longer had to be in the fashion industry to become an influential part of it. The biggest example of a ‘celebrity’ infiltrating the industry in the last few years, has to be Lady GaGa. Love or hate her style, you have to acknowledge the impact she has made. The fashion industry has also started to take note of Lady GaGa’s influence. In her latest video, as well as donning McQueen, she was decked out in a slew of young designers hoping that her powerful influence would provide them with their big break and with Bad Romance having been viewed over 30 million
times on Youtube already, compared to Vogue’s distribution of 1.2 Million magazines each month, Lady GaGa is certainly showing that being a celebrity gives you a lot of sway. With the new breed of celebrity came the need to be looking stylish at all times - cue the über-stylists. Yes that’s right, the people from behind the curtains were finally coming out for air. The first to make her mark was Rachel Zoe. She transformed the girl once best known for being Paris Hilton’s best friend into the enviably dressed Nicole Richie, and everyone wanted Mischa Barton’s wardrobe. Her list of A-list clients is vast but these two noticeably helped her identikit Boho-Lux
seep through to the masses and had us tripping over our maxi dresses and jangling our bangles for months. But soon enough the stylists were in our front rooms, well kind of. Some decided to by-pass the celebrities and go straight for our TV screens. None more iconic than Patricia Field, when she took on the role of costume designer for Sex And The City. Now people could argue that it was the storylines that made the show a success but what would Carrie be without her infamous necklace and Manolos? The clothes became their own character in the show and influenced how a certain generation dressed. But if anyone has given Ms. Wintour a cause for concern over her fashion grip, I would take a good guess at it being Eric Damon, a onetime apprentice of Patricia Field and now stylist on Gossip Girl. The show based on the scandalous lives of the Manhattan elite has flexed its fashion muscle like no other. Inspiring designers and creating trends, Gossip Girl is continuously having an impact on the way we dress. Once you have watched the show, you can go straight on to their website to see lists of
from to form a new fashion tribe. So, is Anna Wintour ‘the world’s most influential women in fashion’? To some people yes, she can open doors for you and close them just as fast, and the world listens to her. But to the people that matter, the consumer, the public, me and you – no, I don’t think she is. She has, without a doubt, already gained a place in fashion history books. What she has achieved is remarkable, she has changed the face of fashion and, to an extent, paved the way for some of these modern influences to gain access to the once untouchable industry. But for me, a girl who has grown up with access to the internet at the click of a mouse and endless amounts of inspiring TV shows and films on hand, Vogue is pretty but not essential anymore. I don’t need to read the latest issue to know what’s in or what’s out of style as I will probably have read about 10 blog posts about the same subject matter before Vogue has even hit the shelves. Maybe the people really in charge and challenging Anna Wintours throne is us. What I’m trying to say is: Thanks Anna for all the lessons I have learned from you, you’ve taught me well, better than anyone else could. But now I think it’s time for me to fly from your Vogue covered fashion nest, with my Gossip Girl DVD boxset in one hand and blogroll in the other, I’m off to be inspired by pastures new. I know I will make some fashion fauxpas on my journey without you but I don’t mind because maybe my latest fashion disaster will become someone else’s newest inspiration, because I don’t know if you’ve heard Anna but breaking the rules is the new black.
Illustration by Emily Hodges
the stockists that sell the clothes that you have just seen Blair and Serena run around New York in. If you’re a designer and one of your pieces is worn on the show, you can expect it to sell out the next day. Gossip Girl is like one big moving fashion editorial, the difference is you only have to wait seven days to catch a glimpse of the next one, not a whole month. Nothing is more accessible though, than the fashion blogger. Even though recently fashion blogging has been gaining a lot of press momentum, at the heart of it these are just normal guys and girls showing off their style and wearing clothes they have mainly bought in affordable places we all actually shop in. Give or take a few, fashion blogs are generally not intimidating as they speak to you in a familiar voice that you understand. When they recommend a product or tell you about a new designer you check them out because you trust that they aren’t being paid to spout rubbish about a whacky new designer, they are actually just really excited to show you something they like. In my own opinion Anna Winour does still have a strong influence over the fashion industry. But I don’t think she, or even Vogue, still have the same power they once did. The public don’t want how they dress to be dictated to them like it used to be. People want choice. In the 80’s it was power dressing, the 90’s rebelled with grunge but what was the noughties? It had no clear identity fashion-wise, and I don’t think this decade will be any different. There are too many sources of influence for people to gain inspiration
Streaking SCarlett Here at cellardoor, we’re suckers for beautiful vintage dresses, so obviously we love Streaking Scarlett Vintage. We spoke to Lauren Moore to find out how it all got started. Tell us a little bit about yourself and how Streaking Scarlet got started. What’s it all about? I’m a 21-year-old vintage obsessed student who loves to shop, blog, drink tea, draw and take photos. One day I would love to travel across America by car, collecting vintage trinkets on my travels. Streaking Scarlett came about as a way of making a bit of extra cash. I inherited a load of my Nan’s old clothes most of which were way to big for me so I decided to put them on eBay, and it all went from there really. Streaking Scarlett vintage is all about selling easy to wear one-of-a-kind trendsetting vintage pieces to fellow fashion-loving girls from around the world, all from one place. We make sure to update our shop every week with fresh stock and all our auction items start at an incredible £5.99! One thing that really bugs me about some vintage stores is that they can be so overpriced and I want to stay clear of this with my store. How did you decide on the name? A play on words, I spent days racking my brain for something to call my shop. It sounds so simple but it was really hard to come up with a name for the shop. I didn’t want to call the shop something cliché or over-used. There are lots of vintage shops on the US eBay that had these really crazy names that had no sounding connection with vintage and this idea inspired me. I wanted the shop name to be different with a nostalgic feel. I have always been intrigued by images of women wearing scarlet lipstick in those old Hollywood films, even though most of them are in black and white the colour scarlet is so striking, and the word streaking just kind of went really well.
What sets you apart from other online vintage boutiques? I work really hard to try and make the pieces in my shop fresh by styling them in a way that will appeal to today’s generation of fashionias. I also hand-select all the stock that is sold in my shop, I am incredibly picky about what to sell in store and what not.
Manchester called Retro Rehab that’s always worth a visit and I am a bit of a sucker for Topshop. Who are your fashion influences? Edith Sedgwick, Audrey Hepburn, Marianne Faithfull, Grace Coddington and Florence Welch supply me with an abundance of style inspiration.
Where do you find your inspiration for Streaking Scarlet? A good selection of fashion magazines, blogs and a mix of my own Do you come from a creative background? Yes, I’m currently studying for a degree in Texiles. And I generally just love anything ideas and personal style. to do with the arts. I am such an art geek and love nothing better Where are your favourite places to shop? Sunday morning to do than trawl endlessly though art galleries mesmerised by car boots, my local charity shops, there’s this great little shop in all the incredible paintings. When I’m not working on Streaking Scarlett I’m usually filling my sketchbook with ideas. I think coming
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from a creative background works well with what I am doing because it is key to be individual in this game and being creative is a real big help.
items coming in store over the next couple of weeks and it’s one of the best collections yet, but there is this gorgeous 1960’s midnight blue velvet dress that I adore. I’m so tempted to keep it for myself!
Have you ever made any big fashion mistakes? I once bleached my hair blonde from dark brown, BIG mistake.
Do you any have tips for other budding vintage sellers? Be prepared to work your socks off and make sacrifices.
What is one thing from another decade that you’d love to see make a reappearance on the fashion scene? I would love to see people going back to making their own clothes like they used to.
And finally, what are your plans for the future? Near future plans are to keep growing and seeing what is working for us. Eventually I would love to open up my own website for Streaking Scarlett Vintage and expand into new areas. What is your favourite item of clothing in the Streaking streakingscarlettvintage.blogspot.com Scarlett store right now? Tough choice, we have a tonne of new stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/streakingscarlettvintage
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SpringSummer 2o1o trend book Written by Nadia Elshawarby Illustrations by Francesca Waddell
let the games begin The name of the game is sportswear this season. With designers referencing all things athletic, suddenly wearing your gaming gear around town has become chicer then it has any right to be. But please, fellow fashionistas take note; the term ‘sportswear’ does not translate to ‘chavwear’. Think more lady-like luxe and less Lady Sovereign. The key to this look is to keep it sleek, sharp and sexy. If in doubt, look to the runway for inspiration. Balenciaga gave a nod to the sports trend whilst still retaining its signature tough style with a collection heavily influenced by urban streetwear. Models sported structured, leather hoodies, panelled halter tops and sporty kilts. However, if you really want to stay ahead of the fashion pack, the only truly cool way to do the sports trend is the Wang way. Yes, Alexander the Great once again leads where others follow, this time with his own take on American sportswear. Classic varsity jackets and cropped tees were given an edgier feel with lace-up hot pants and knee-high socks cut out to reveal the back of the calf. Americana at its finest. Which ever way you decide to interpret this trend; be it sleek and sexy, boho beach babe or Americana, the only thing left to do is to be a good sport, get stuck in, and play the game!
Every season we’re told that there’s a new hot colour we must wear, and this season is no different - it’s official, blue is the new black! Cobalt, azure, navy, turquoise…call it what you wish, but blue is the colour to be seen in. And what a welcome colour it is. Amongst the madness of print clashes, embellishment and colour blocking a sea of calming hues of blue emerge, and best of all, it can be worn in so many different ways. Make like Berardi and wear the brightest shades of cobalt in block colour, teamed with tanned limbs and nude accessories, it’s the perfect going-out outfit for those warm summer nights. For night-time in general, stick to the more vibrant shades of blue to really get yourself noticed. Or opt for a deep navy or midnight blue and channel your inner Grace Kelly ice queen. For day-time, mix lighter, sea shade colours with neutral accessories to contrast and really make the colour pop. Proenza Schouler demonstrates perfectly how to do day-time blue; dresses were floaty with fringed edges and in washes of tie-dye blue, a perfect nod to the sports trend whilst the unusual shades of blue add a striking contrast. Whether you wear it full on or work it into your wardrobe with subtle accessories, just make sure you step into the blue this season.
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Maybe it was the long cold winter nights, or the fact that we were all having to toughenup during the onslaught of an economic crisis, but last season brought about a huge trend for ‘girl likes boy’ masculinity and all things androgynous. Well… possibly even more slowly than we are emerging out of the recession, Spring is finally creeping up on us - and so too is a whole new way of dressing. Yes ladies, the big reveal is here! Ok, so you’re not literally expected to walk around naked (unless you’re Lady Gaga) but change is a-coming. Possibly one of the biggest trends to emerge from the collections this season was underwear as outerwear, and believe it or not, it’s a surprisingly versatile and wearable trend. The key to nailing this look is layering, in order to get subtle suggestions of what lies beneath. By day, stick to a palette of black, nude and taupe , and mix with sharper tailored pieces to toughen up the look. Play with textures as well, mix lace, silk and tulle to help create effect. The key is to suggest, (remember Grandma’s words - ‘Don’t hand yourself to them on a plate’) so wear a sheer skirt with opaque tights or a T-shirt with a classy lingerie piece. An example perhaps? No-one show-cased this look better than Mr Galliano at Dior. The over-all effect was that of a film noir seductress; models sported 40’s side-swept waves and sashayed down the runway in contemporary versions of lace-trimmedcami-knickers and chiffon baby-doll dresses, whilst short trench coats kept the over-all look appropriate and gave a slightly more modern feel to the collection.
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clash of the prints Let me put it to you simply. When it comes to wearing prints this season there is only one rule to rememberâ€Śthere are no rules! This is the one where you can go truly wild, clash different styles of print and colours together, in fact, the more they clash, the better! Look to Peter Pilotto and Mary Katrantzou for inspiration, both use a simple silhouette as a starting point, then build upon it with lots of different clashing prints, colours and textures. Keep hair and make-up minimal so as not to detract from the over-all effect of the outfit. And lastly, remember to hold your head up high and walk with confidence, youâ€™re bright and bold and not afraid to show it!
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name Say hello to Zara Martin, your new style crush. This actress, model and now TV presenter, has got it all going on. Tipped as the new Alexa Chung, Zara is the name on every fashion insider’s lips. What will she be doing next? Who knows! But we can guarantee one thing whatever it is, she will be looking fierce doing it!
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By Emma Frew You grew up in London, what was that like? Do you think living in a city so full of culture and the arts influenced you to have the career you have today? I feel extremely fortunate to have grown up in London, it is one of the most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse cities in the world so I have no doubt it has influenced, not only my career, but also me as a person. That sounds a bit dramatic, but you know what I mean from a really young age I took a huge interest in all types of art, theatre, music, fashion and film. Sometimes I wonder if I hadn’t been so exposed to it by the city I was born and grew up in, if that would still be the case. We are a product of our environment, I guess!
weeks later I was on a plane. But I think I am constantly having these ‘defining’ moments, so I need a new definition of what a defining moment is - I find it interesting when things come full circle.
After getting an Economics Degree at university you moved to LA to train to be an actress. Was there a defining moment that made you decide that’s what you wanted to do? I was very close to my step-dad and when he passed away, within a year of my own father, I had that “life’s too short” reaction to it all. A couple of
You seem to have conquered three notoriously difficult industriesacting, presenting and modelling. Did you come up against any difficulties trying to be successful in all three or do you feel that it has helped you having experience in each field? Thanks! But I don’t think I’ve conquered anything
You’ve worked on Current TV which Al Gore set up. What was that experience like and did Al Gore give you any words of wisdom? Current was a great learning ground - I wrote, produced and presented my own daily show for over a year so I am grateful for the experience. Al is a wonderful man, I’ve had the pleasure of hanging with him on quite a few occasions. A bit surreal. He can say anything to you and it would resonate, purely for the way he delivers it.
82 against difficulties on a daily basis - I’m not one of these people who “fell into” whatever they are doing, I’ve really had to push hard - but I love what I do and don’t think I would appreciate anything that comes too easily. Once you make a name for yourself in one area it becomes a lot easier for all three to integrate. I have great representation all round, so to have them believe in me is a real blessing and makes me think anything is possible - but not without a lot of blood, sweat and tears! You’ve worked on both British and American TV. Are there big differences between them? They are worlds apart. In short, the major difference being that American TV is all about ‘aspirational’ and UK TV is all about ‘attainable’. You’ve interviewed a lot of celebrities. Who has been your favourite and who would be your dream interviewee? My dream ‘interviewee’ would be Dennis Hopper. I find him fascinating. Plus I think he’s a little mentally unhinged, so at least it would be interesting. He’s lived such a crazy life and carved out a career for himself at a revolutionary time in Hollywood. I recently read ‘Easy Riders, Raging Bulls’ and if that book is anything to go by, he has got to have some unbelievable stories. I was sitting next to him in a hotel lobby once and he was by himself - it was the perfect opportunity to speak to him but I just froze, then panicked, started
blushing and looked anywhere other than in his general direction. Smooth. Actually, what am I saying? I should definitely not be allowed to interview him, it would just be uncomfortable for everyone involved. You are also known for your distinct style and have been causing a storm on fashion blogs recently. You seem to have a really natural style but with added quirkiness. Have you always loved fashion? Why thank you! That’s not always the general reaction - I often have people staring at my footwear in horror. But yes, I have been interested in fashion for as long as I can remember and go to as many shows as possible during Fashion Week. Ultimately I would love to present a fashion-based show and bring out my own line of dresses - or collaborate with a designer. I’m working on making both happen at the moment - so let’s see! Apparently when I was a kid I used to throw hissy fits if I didn’t like what I was wearing - not much has changed! It’s unbelievably flattering to be noted by the fashion bloggers as they are
really the ones blazing the trail for where the industry seems to be going right now...I’m considering starting my own blog but don’t know if I have the balls! Do you have any favourite places to shop and who are the designers you love to wear? I love to wear designers that are friends of mine like BodyAmr, Olivia Rubin, Charlotte Olympia, and Domakaya - they are all amazingly talented and it’s so nice to be able to support each other. Other designers I can’t get enough of at the moment for their spring/summer ‘10 collections are Marjan Pejoski, Fendi, Burberry Prorsum, Mark Fast and Christopher Kane for Versus. I get a buzz from discovering new designers so I literally shop
anywhere, but my favourite places in London are Kokon to Zai, Browns Focus, Topshop and Kabiri. When I’m in LA I will always make a stop at Opening Ceremony - even if it’s just to have a quick drool! And I can’t forget about www.pixiemarket.com, because it is just the best online shop ever. You are featured in the March issue of Vogue India. It must have felt like an honour to be asked to take part?Yes it did, especially when I found out what I was going to be wearing! I went to the fitting and could not believe that I actually loved everything they put me in. The final outfit ended up being a pair of leather Balenciaga high waist shorts, silk shirt and a bunch of vintage jewellery from Gray’s Antique Market which I was
really sad to take off! Love a bit of vintage jewellery. It was shot by the amazing photographer Robert Wyatt on a beautiful day in Notting Hill - there was also a Vespa involved which I managed to break within 7 minutes. I wish I was joking. So, what is the next step for you, are you someone with your next ten years mapped out or are you just waiting to see where fate will take you? I definitely have goals and a vision of how I’d like my career (and life in general) to play out, but I think it’s dangerous to obsess. I’m trying to adopt a “gone fishing” approach whereby you do everything in your power to catch the damn fish, but ultimately you have to sit back and wait for fate to bite.
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by Fiona Jane Kerr
Weâ€™re a nosy bunch at cellardoor, and we certainly want to know what goes on behind closed doors, so what better way to find out than to walk through the door and into someoneâ€™s bedroom? You can tell a lot about person from their bedroom, messy can mean creative, pristine can mean organised and then there are rooms that are just lovely. Here are some bedrooms that we thought you should take a sneaky peek at.
We take a sneak peek at Marissa Smithâ€™s
My room is definitely a never-ending change. The collages and posters on my walls change with my mood and my inspirations from fashion mostly. Polaroids may be the only constant in my room. The shape, colour and look of polaroids are my favourite and I feel like they give my room an older feeling, more vintage, which is what I love. The polaroid heart and DIY cupcake wrapper garland are my favourite wall art in my room. The polaroid heart is filled with polaroids of my favourite things and people, and I think the garland creates a wonderful feel to that simple wall in my room. I also love the lights I put up, which was mainly inspired by Christmas, my favourite holiday. Not only do the lights look gorgeous all the time but they create a light in my room that is not as harsh as a real lamp or ceiling fan. My room really reflects my personality, which is exactly what a bedroom should do.
We took a snoop inside the bedroom of Olivia Phillips from http:// newfavouritething.blogspot.com. Here’s what she has to say... “I’d much rather spend 10 years doing up a room with treasure-trove pieces than have limitless funds to finish the job in 5 minutes. Each thing in my bedroom tells a story so it feels like a true reflection of me. Most pieces are vintage so they’re somebody else’s story too. My mirrors are pieces that I thrifted in junk shops and also painted white – the one above my bed has had the mirror removed and frames my rococo wallpaper. I’m a real girly girl so I love lots of pink trinkets like my Agent Provocateur candles and my Roberts radio. I try to balance the saccharine with edgier pieces like my Cecil Beaton-esque stacked chairs jewellery stand and faded photos of my mum from the 70’s. I have a few thrift shops gems in my address book which can always be relied on for cheap pieces – my Louis XIV-style chair was falling apart, I paid £15, got it reupholstered and painted it bright pink so it’s a truly original piece. It was inspired by similar chairs at a grand a pop! I love charity shops, Portobello Road and car boot sales. Check out carbootjunction.co.uk for UK listings. I work in fashion so am trained to
always have my eyes open to new inspiration – be it the new Selfridges window displays or Closet Confidential in the latest issue of Elle. You never know where you’ll stumble across the next addition to your room – my chandelier is from B&Q but my antique perfume bottles are from San Telmo, the vintage district of Buenos Aires. The pieces hanging from my mirror are to remind me of family – a picture of my mum looking like a movie star on her honeymoon, a string of pearls that belonged to my great aunt and my grandmother’s crochet minaudiere. I like to think they’ve been to a good few parties in their time. I love chintz and started collecting antique glass a few years ago – I love 50’s bonbon jars in candy colours and tacky Japanese ornaments from the 70’s. My Mad Men-style champagne glasses currently hold pearls and flowers but they get dusted off whenever there’s a celebration, usually when there’s cupcakes involved too! I’m currently in the middle of designing a giant ‘O’ for Olivia and persuading my good ol’ Dad to make it up for me – I want it to look distressed, like it’s fallen off a Victorian fairground ride, and to be studded with lightbulbs so I can use it as a lamp. Sometimes if you can’t find things on eBay you just have to make them yourself!”
An example of me taking whatâ€™s not mine to furnish my room is my Auntyâ€™s white leather vanity suitcases from the 60s. Very Jackie O and perfect for stacking magazines on. 99
Pride of place is my antique dressing table â€“ commandeered from downstairs in my parentsâ€™ house and painted white before they could object (or notice it missing!).
Make-up & Hair: Si창n Revill Model: Rachel Sim Photography & Retouching: Georgina Robinson
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