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daisy dessy

May 2009

From the Editor Welcome to the May issue of Daisy Dessy. This month brings summer to the pages of Daisy Dessy with beach themed products and graphic tees. The A-Z of fashion part two continues, if you missed the first part, you can have a look in the April Issue. Check out the five minutes interview with Miss Nei$h who is a super duper model with attitude. Space cadet Tazar, talks about his clothing line Sweetspace 9 on (page 45). Fashionista explores The Old Curiosity Shop (Page 44). In London town, a celebration of Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe will be held at the Proud Gallery and not to be missed. So relax and enjoy the cool breeze. See you next Month. Love Mary If you would like to contribute to the magazine or have any questions or comments, you can contact me at: To read my magazine, go on the following sites: www.

Front Cover: Model: La Toya Photographer: Sumarai Chopstick


8. The Buzz 12. A-Z of fashion pt. 26. Shopping Bag 32. 5Mins With: Miss Neish 36. London Town 40. Spotlight 42. Wine & Dine 44. Fashionista 45. Interview: Tazar 56. Sweet Tooth 60. Take a Seat 64. Skin Cuisine 66. Stockists


The Noisettes

The Buzz

Make some noise for this London-based band that has been described by NME as the “new breed of cool kids in town; a soulful racket that’s a whole lot of fun.” The Indie trio formed in 2003 by Shingai Shoniwa (lead singer), Dan Smith (guitar), and Jamie Morrison (Drum). Noisettes have been performing at various gigs and writing songs since 2004 and are now on their way to stardom with their album Wild Young Hearts, which brings a funky mixture of songs including their new single “Don’t Upset the Rhythm” – one of the most adventurous albums to watch out for.


Fashionista Don’t let the image on the front cover lead you think it’s another fashion book on designers and historical content. Fashionista covers style icons over various decades including Audrey Hepburn, Grace Jones, and Marilyn Monroe. Each fashion icon has their very own double spread dedicated to them for marking their mark in fashion. The images are photographed beautifully with a description of their influences and contributions to the world of fashion. This book is a must of all inspiring fashionistas. Buy at Amazon: Simon Werle £14.99



My Sister’s Keeper film Starring Cameron Diaz (June 26th) o2 Music Wireless Festival 4th-5th July 2009 Hyde Park (02074374370) The o2 wireless event is back with its annual music festival at Hyde Park with a big music line up including Kayne West, Dizzee Rascal and Basement Jaxx. This well known festival attracts over 20,000 people to see their favourite artists on four stages and can chill out at food stalls, fairground rides, and games. To find out more information log on to

Based on the novel My Sister’s Keeper, This heart-moving story about a nuclear family that faces tragedy when their daughter Kate is diagnosed with leukaemia. Her only hope for survival is to find a bone marrow donator. Kate’s parents have another child, Anna, with an IFV condition hoping their will be a genetic match. Anna undergoes countless surgeries and transfusions, leaving her questioning who she really is. She decides to sue her parents for emancipation and raises a series of moral and ethical questions that rapidly begin to erode the foundation of the once-happy couple’s relationship. For those who have read the book, the ending is going to bedifferent from the original story.So, find out what happens to these two sisters through this dilemma that this tearing this family apart, creating fatal consequence for her sister she loves.

Matthew Williamson

A-Z of Fashion pt. 2 This British fashion designer kicked off his first collections with Jade Jagger, Kate Moss, and Helena Christensen. Known for his brightly coloured kaleidoscope prints, he bagged the award for Designer of the Year at the Elle awards in 2004. Things got better in 2007 which marked the label’s ten years anniversary, which was celebrated at the Design Museum in London. The label hits high street store H&M on the 23rd of April to give high street shoppers a taste of the designer’s creation. “It is an incredible opportunity to be working with H&M; I love the fact that H&M has created a new phenomenon in fashion through the pioneering concept of collaborating with high-end designers to create one-off limited edition capsule collections.” He said at Vogue.

Image: Courtersey of

Nylon Magazine

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A New York based fashion and culture magazine by editor-and-chief Marvin Scott Jarrett. NY stands for New York and Lon stands for London. It covers art, beauty, music, design, celebrities, technology, and travel from both sides of the Atlantic. Nylon is aimed at women who are hip, intelligent, young women in their 20s from high school students to fashion designers who are looking for something fresh and new.

Courtersy of U.S vogue

Michelle Obama

She is married to the first black president and has been listed in Vanity Fair as one of the ten world’s dressed people. Mrs. Obama has become a style icon in popular culture, paving the way for African American Women. She has been praised for being a positive role model and “right for the 21st century” by Newsweek. Her style has been compared to Jacqueline Kennedy and usually photographed wearing clothing from Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, and Narscisco Rodriguez. Apart from being the first lady, she has given back to the community by frequently visiting homeless shelters and soup kitchens. From the campaign to the white house, Mrs. Obama has become someone that everyone has grown to love and with her elegance and style.


Courtersy of Oasis

This British store offers a variety of clothing and accessories that are fashionable and wearable. The Oasis girl is a regular high street shopper that loves buying the latest trends that can last from season to season. Oasis has sub-brands including Belle which delivers great outfits for a special day or a night out. New Vintage is inspired vintage pieces that are reworked by the Oasis team. They can be found internally, operating franchises in China, Germany, Cyprus, Malta, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland.

Courtersy of Pret-a-Portobello

An online fashion market site, selling products from Portobello Road straight onto the internet. The site is made up of virtual market stalls where users can haggle with an online market trader.One is bound to find unusual accessories and clothing offered by up and coming designers with a click out a button.

It’s absoulute Rubbish! This absolute Rubbish bi-annual magazine founded by editor Jenny Dyson, is full of quirky, sartorial fun. Filled with scribbles and crazy stories, features, fashion, humorous comic strips and a dose of poetry. “I want Rubbish to be clever and make people laugh without being at the expense of others” says Dyson in Press Gazet. The publication was launched during London Fashion Week trial based in a form of a Superblow and has various contributors including Peter Snow and Mary Killen. Although it’s printed in limited numbers, rubbish offers a funny, yet and original spin on fashion.

shelby Coleman

Courtersy of Fuk

This freckle faced model was discovered at a trunk show in Chicago. She made her debut when she signed with IMG New York which landed her a spot at the fall show at Giambattista Valli. The Illinois born model did her very first New York show for Nicole Miller’s spring collection and has appeared in New York Magazine and has recently modelled for American Eagle ad campaign.

The Cool Hunter

An innovative website founded by Bill Tiko celebrates modern life. The Cool Hunter is the world’s most real culture and design site that brings all things cool and ground-breaking. The site follows the world, discovering different cultures and brings them onto one website. Anything from urban living, gadgets, lifestyle, fashion, and pop culture are the way forward at The Cool Hunter. The site won Webblog Awards and Best Culture Blog in 2007 and 2008. They have attracted over 680,000 readers with over 1.8 million page views. Future plans for the site include events and exhibitions in Europe, UK, the US and Australia along with checking into hotels, property listings, an online store, book series, and retail stores.

Vivienne Westwood

She is one of the most influential and innovative designers of our time. Her approach has been practical, always curious of how things work, a process described as ‘learning through action.’ Vivienne Westwood opened up her own shop called Let it Rock which lead the political punk movement during the 1970s. She fell in love with Malcolm McLaren who became apart of her international success with her Pirate and New Romantic collections. Her signature pieces include British heritage fabrics such as tweed and tartan, and re-invents historical garments such as the corset and Crinoline.

Women’s Wear Daily

This American based newspaper brings international news from the fashion, beauty, and retail industries. WWD reports the latest in business news and trends to readers vary from financiers, retailers, designers, and trend makers.

Yves Saint laurent

“Fashions Fades, style is Eternal” Yves Saint Laurent

Zandra Rhodes

Brought into the world of fashion by her mother; Rhodes has become a new wave in the industry. She has a unique identity- pink hair and theatrical makeup and art jewellery. Her designs were considered outrageous by traditional manufacturers, but this didn’t stop her from having her own retail outfit in West London. She creates dramatic, graceful, bold pieces with timeless quality that makes them innovative. Rhodes has even designed for the late Princess Diana and the rich and famous.

Life’s a beach

Giuseppe Zanotti Design strappy high heel with fish skeleton £545 (Browns)

Mulberry Ice-cream Clear Tote £100 (Net-a-Porter)

Anna Lou of London Fisherman Bangle £35

Stella McCartney collar necklace £495 (Net-a-Porter)


Suede Fringe Blazer £90 (Topshop)

Woven Tassel Bag £30 (New Look)

Pink Tassel Moccasins £18 (Dorothy Perkins) Odd Molly smock Top £153 (Far-Fetch)

Graphic Tees

Marc by Marc Jacobs For the Birds T-shirt £73 (Net-a-Porter)

Ruby Scoop Neck T-shirt £59 (Twenty8Twelve)

Parrot Print T-shirt £12 (Select)

Lazy Oaf Alsation Tee £25 (Style Finder)

Belts Snake-head belt £18 (Miss Selfridge)

Green Patent Belt £40 (Ted Baker)

Reiss Leather Metal Trim Belt £49 (Asos)

Angel Jackson Jaguar Chain Belt £127 (Style Finder)

5 Mintues With...

Miss Nei$h!

Who is Miss Nei$h? Miss Niesh is an enigma What you see is what you get.

What’s your philosophy on life? She is a s super duper model and rocks Life is what you make it. Do what out with her band Backstab. This 23 you gotta do, be the best at it, make year old from London is full of fun, the most of it. colour, and style. Who are your favourite fashion icons and/or designers? Vivienne Westwood, Betsy Johnson, Chanel! Fashion icon, Twiggy, people I see everyday! What attracted you to get into modelling? The photography, hair & make up & most importantly, the art & expressionism involved. You were featured in Super Super and Cause a Scene magazine, how do you feel about all of this? Being in Super Super was a huge suprise! I didn’t even know that the pictures were being submitted! Its awesome. Its a magazine made for real people by real people. Cause a scene is also an awesome publication! Sarah Jane works so hard on creating a dynamic read.

Courtersy of Miss NeiSh

Describe your fashion style. My friend recently described me as 80s. I can’t disagree there! I draw influence from anything & everything.

Miss Nei$h’s Style

You have a band called Backstab, how did you come together? We’re all friends from the London hardcore scene. We’ve known each other for years! We had a line up change & here we are! What sort of music does your band play? We’re a hardcore band with a dirty street punk sound. Being in a band enables me to express myself & release any pent up anger & aggression, get up in peoples faces. Whereas modelling is my more composed side. My alterego. I can be all the people that make up my persona.

Wild at Heart T-shirt £10 New Look Cheap Monday Skinny Jeans £65 Far Fetch

Apart from the modelling and making music with backstab, what do you like to do in your spare time? Sleep, eat, spending a lot of time relaxing with my boyfriend, and watching movies. I also love to travel! ASOS Vintage Look Buckle Skinny Waist Belt £7.75

Chain Reaction Visor £16 Urban Outfitters Alexandra Mcqueen Pumps £387

In London Town

Proud Gallery Camden Audrey & Monroe Exhibitions 30th April-5th July 2009 The Proud Gallery celebrates two iconc females Audrey Hepburn and Marylin Monroe. In celebration of Audrey Hepburn’s birthday, this event will showcase iconic photographs as well as never before seen shots taken by the late Sam Shaw. One of the images includes the infamous Marilyn over the Subway grate shot. It’s an event is a must see that will not be shown elsewhere.

Imperial War Museum From War to Wind Rush (13th June 08-1st November 09) Admission: Free The Imperial War Museum marks the 60th anniversary of the MV Empire Windrush in Britain in 1948. This exhibition will tell personal stories of the involvement of Black men and women from the West Indies and Britain in the First and Second World Wars. There will various displays of objects including the MV Empire Windrush passenger list along with the telegram announcing the death of Walter Tull, the first Black British Army officer.

ICA Roberto Frenzo (Thursday 21st May 2009 8pm) Admission: £20 + £1 Booking Fee He has been described by The Daily Telegraph as “sensuous, fresh, modern-Roberto Fonseca brings the piano dazzlingly to life”. This Cuban pianist returns to London to play blend of jazz and Latin sounds. “A fabulously gifted pianist, composer...a gift for melody that outshines more celebrated of a new breed who can transcend musical boundaries through sheer quality” (The Guardian).Roberto Fonseca’s album Akokan is to be released in early June, so come down to the ICA to relax to the musical keys of Fonseca.

Spotlight Remember that beautiful white asymmetrical dress, with appliquÊ flowers worn by Michelle Obama? Well that dress was designed by Jason Wu. This new designer burst into the fashion scene, when his design got chosen to be worn by Mrs. Obama at Inauguration dance to celebrate Barack Obama presidential election. This Manhattan based American designer, brings modern style dressing with a mixture of Hatue Couture into his designs. At the age of nine, he learned how to sew, draft patterns, and sketch fashion proportions by using dolls as mannequins. Wu celebrates the female hourglass silhouette by using exquisite fabrics and detailing. In 2006, he launched his own Ready-to- Wear collection and was sold at various high luxury brands including Fifth Avenue, Susan, and Net-a-porter. Wu has won several awards for his creativity including Fashion Group International Rising Star Award for his Women’s Ready-to-Wear collection in January 2008 and was named a finalist for CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund.

Jason Wu

Wine & Dine

Kenza Cuisine: Moroccan Location: Liverpool Street Website: Take a trip to Morocco at Kenza (meaning treasure) where belly dancers are a source of entertainment, while lavish mosaics and lanterns decorate the surroundings. The food is made with a mix of home-style, rich cooking that will tickle your taste buds such as spiced Mezza.

Bianco Nero Cuisine: Italian Location: Hammersmith Bianco Nero is a stylish modern restaurant with a monochrome decor. Situated in Hammersmith, this Italian restaurant brings the finest dishes for all tastes with a set menu in the main restaurant while antipasti or pizza is served in a causal Aperitivo Nero bar downstairs. The bar offers beers, wines, and cocktails for a more laid back affect.

Cape Town Fish Market Cuisine: South African/Japanese Location: Westminster Cape Town Fish Market will take you for a trip under the sea with its nautical decor including bubbling fish tanks and bright blue neon lights. One can chose to seat either in booths or hibachi tables (around which diners sit as chefs grill their food). Their menu offers a combination of both South American and Japanese dishes. There is the Sushi Bar conveyor-belt, along with various dishes such as Teppanykai and Tempura in a chilled atmosphere.

Zeen Cusine: Indian Location: Euston Square Zeen is the creation of Zeenat Harnal, daughter of Sir Gulam Noon, and Nizar Challawala who have both worked together for over 20 years. This sixties orange decor offers a contemporary dining experience, with a eclectic mix of fresh ingredients. The dishes are made by chefs from India in a warm and vibrant atmosphere.


Full of Curiosity Horses were being pulled along Portsmouth street carrying hay on the stoned road. Pick pocketing miscreants were gallivanting around the streets finding their next victim. I thought this would be the case when visiting The Old Curiosity shop. The placed hadn’t changed much since 1566 and survived the great fire. The stone road leads me to an uneven faded red roof with a forest green sign rattling above. The building was squashed with little space to breathe. Medieval styled writing ran across the white paint reading “immortalised by Charles Dickens’. As I went in, the wooden floorboards creaked as I was greeted by the shopkeeper. The mirror caught my reflection as it leaned against the brick wall with ropes wrapped around the edges of the frame. The shoes were quite unusual, with names such as big foot and hog toe. A fireplace brought warmth into the small place; it was time to make myself comfortable in front of it. Over by the corner were magazines for reading material.

Tazar Sancho

Images: Courtersy of Sweetspace 9

At just eighteen, Tazar Sancho a.ka. (Shadez) from South West London has become the hottest urban designer on the block. He has sealed contracts deals with Princes Trust and UMF (Urban Musical Festival. To top it off, he has collaborated with UK grime artist Doctor and across the Atlantic, U.S trio ATL. His urban label Sweetspace 9 has come to uplift all fashion lovers lives and wardrobes.

Tazar Sancho aka Shadez the Spaced Aged Nerd Experimental assignment 1

Step 1 Take Willy Wonka mixed with that black guy from star trek, dress him in some newskool garms and blend him until he’s nerdy and retro Step 2 Add space time continuim, some intergalactic colours,Robot characters, some ridiculously big stunnas and bags of urban knowledge Step 3 Evenly spread onto a skateboard shaped base made from enthusiasm and determination with a love for God and leave to set Step 4 Pour a love for grime and hip hop on top and Sprinkle with a variety of sweets and candy. Step 5 Enjoy, straight away whilst designing on

Photoshop and studying fashion!

It’s time to blast off with Tazar into an intergalactic journey through space. He describes himself as a creative designer as he feels there are “no boundaries to design and can be placed on literally anything from toys to even furniture”. Apart from working on his label Sweet Space 9, you can find him vocalising with his band The Sans Serifs who bring a mixture of genres including indie, urban, experimental, and electronic. Back to the mission to the galaxies, Tazar decided to go into fashion because he feels that he is an individual that should set himself apart from the rest. “Growing up from an area where if you don’t have the latest Nike or Addias you get shunned or you are no one, I just wanted to move away from that”. He says. “The whole stereotypical view of urban guys is still a problem, you are what you wear, if you wear a hoodie, you are automatically seen as a thug or a gangster; I just hated that narrow view and wanted to change that.” He is a spiritual person as his main inspiration comes from God. “I thank him everyday for my mind, mentality and creativity from there ideas flow.” His clothing line can bee seen as a comic book as there is a synopsis between good vs. evil. Sweetspace 9 is filled with the wackiness of Willy Wonka infused with the Star Trek Federation where the battle between good and evil is established over one diamond that can bring colour and flavour to anything imaginable. The story begins with the meddling mind of Dr. Chocó-noir, whose sole purpose is world domination let alone taking over with dark chocolate. The only thing in Noir’s way is Kaptian Kandy and the Sweet Space Nine Squadron. Dr. Chocó-noir wants the sacred rainbow flavoured diamond all to himself to corrupt and smother the planet in dark chocolate. Kaptian Kandy and his squad must prevent this and save the day.

“I thank God everyday for my mind,mentality and creativity from there ideas flow.”

“The clothing is mainly inspired by comics and childhood cartoons such as Bucky O’ Hare, Thunder Cats and Transformers where good and bad was the main basis for a cartoon”. When it comes to his favourite designers, he turns to Alexander McQueen and Romero Bryan. “They have unique styles and continue to push the boundaries in fashion, pushing the fabric to the limit”. He sees Romero Bryan as a mentor when it comes to the design process of Sweetspace. “Romero Bryan taught me the basis of what I know in making clothing and is an inspiration for moving designs to the forefront.” Pharrell is a style icon to Tazar, describing him as a “connoisseur in everything he does from making Diamond Casio’s to even his collaboration with Louis Vuttion to just his cloting, he represents his time and that’s what I aim to do as a designer, as well as an individual.He says. ”His style is similar to his clothing line as he feels that it’s exaggerated, but unexpected.“I use a of vector designs with a Japanese influence and facial experiences and feel less is more. You can say a unique animated style of design vectors or pieces of graphic work with small minimalistic features to create big meaning or impact. The Sweetspace Team consists of Juelz and Em-Ess who aim to bring back that comic book factor on T-shirts, describing this as “a story where you are in control and you are able to choose what side you want to be on.” A typical day for this space age cadet is phone calls and a conference call to all the team members, discussing aims to be met. He calls Julez who second in command to send some drawings over. “Most days is early mornings and late nights just working hard and getting the future out to the people”.

“Romero Bryan taught me the basis of what I know in making clothing and is inspiration for moving designs to the forefront.”

When I asked about how he juggles uni and his clothing line, He said that he sees it as “mingling” as his course relates and helps to push his clothing line, This has enabled him to do both at the same time without feeling the pressure of the two. “I’m up all night doing both, I don’t mind. It’s mainly me doing university work first then working all night getting the clothing done, so relentless hard work.” With the promotional side of things, he showcases designs at events including Smashing Stars. “We had recently showcased at an event called Smashing Stars where known UK acts such as Bashy, Wretch 32, and Scorcher. This brought everyone together in a sense it weren’t a rave a network event but was all of these combined and you closer to these recognised individuals.” When it comes to music he would love to design for the indie and electronic music scene. “I feel my clothing represents a futuristic rebellious scene the sounds used in these genres. Rappers would appeal to my style of clothing and designs as I feel they’re more open to music and being experimental and open-minded which represents my personality in clothing.

Tazar has gone from strength to strength bring innovative things to the table. “I always say you’re only as good as your last project so to maintain growth, I always aim to raise the bar, showing people possibilities they have never imagined and showingthem clothing and design to the point there mindset changes away from their norm. When you are able to change the view of an individual and make them excited over something they didn’t notice or see first time you are seen as a breath of fresh air or a innovative thinker”. Although the mission to space has ended, Sweetspace 9 continues its journey to the future with collaborations with established companies. “We aim to been seen by all and place the UK on the map for a well known clothing line.” So find out what happens next between Kaptian Kandy as he tries stopping Dr. Evil Dr. Chocó-noir from chocolate-coating our planet. Myspace:

”What I love about the fashion industry is the way styles and clothing is constantly recycled or used to produce something new”

Sweetspace 9 Scrapbook one of Sweetspace 9 designs

Sweetspace 9 team: L-R: Em.Ess, Julez and Tazar (Shadez)

Sweet Tooth These sites are filled with sugar-coated treats that will bring back childhood memories. A Quater of - This fun old fashioned sweet website has various sweets, including rainbow drops and traffic light lollies sold at affordable prices. The layout of the site was inspired by the comic book Whizzer and Chips. Colin Whittock is the cartoonist behind the website as he drew the characters for A Quarter Of. They have gift hampers filled with sweet treats that will bring that nostalgic feeling in your mouth.

The Pink Sugar Truly scrumptious is an independent supplier in Dorset that runs Pink Sugar Mouse. They offer the highest quality traditional confectionary and home-made products including Midget Gems to Coconut Ice.Pink Sugar Mouse also provide luxury hampers and boxed products for business gifts and special occasions.

Sweet Tooth Happy Sweet Shop Based in Lancashire, the best classic sweets are made by Uncle Joes and Stockleys. They bring the best quality products from local suppliers and traditional manufacturers. Happy Sweets have a large selection of sweets including flying saucers to Bonbons.

Keep it sweet Keep it short and Sweet with confectionary from the past as well as the present. This online site offers a selection of various sweets that will satisfy that sweet tooth. All sweets are priced at a ÂŁ1 except party bags and gift selections. One can buy gift vouchers or even customise a gift by choosing a selection of sweets that can be gift wrapped with a card.

Take a Seat

Ball Chair £140

Zucco Dining Chair £90.93 Habitat

Isabella Totem Stacking Stool £160

Emmabo Rocking Chair Ikea £19.95

Ginestra Carver Chair Effezeta £327

Carnaby Retro Chair Frances Hunt £169

Vitra DAR Eames Plastic Armchair £246.10

Valbonne French painted sofa chair Furniture Today £340

skin Cusine Shea Butter (Katrie Butter) This butter comes from the nuts found in the fruits in the Shea tree in Africa. For centuries, Shea butter has been used to treat sprains, strains, and muscular aches and pains. African women also use the butter to protect the skin from the harsh sun. Shea Butter is packed with antioxidants and phytochemicals along with a very high emollient and nourishing action that maintains the skins moisture levels.

Honey This sweet, sticky treat is used one of the main ingredients in many moisturizing and nourishing body lotions and makeup products. Honey contains glucose and fructose which helps to nourish the skin deeply and kills bacteria.

Coconut Oil Coconut Oil helps to nourish and heal the skin making it smoother. It prevents destructive free-radical formation. Spots and blemishes caused by overexposure to sunlight can be prevented using the oil. Can also prevent wrinkles from appearing.

Seaweed Seaweed is known to nourish, oxygenate and detoxify the skin which reduces the appearance of cellulite. It also improves skin texture and tone, creating a youthful appearance. Kelp is a good type of leafy brown seaweed that can give a healthy glow to the skin and is a great additional to a facial mask that can remove surface impurities.

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