ISSUE 1 7 JUNE 2012 S T Y L I S T. C O. U K
THE BRITISH ISSUE CELEBRATING EVERYTHING RED WHITE AND BLUE
“THE BRITISH ISSUE”
e have just reached the halfway point of 2012 but never fear the celebrations show no signs of stopping. We know that here at Stylist and our readers don’t need an excuse to eat, drink or dance but just in case you need any more there are some exciting events happening all over the country to celebrate the Olympic Games. As women we have the luxury to enjoy the beautiful, quirky, romantic and sexy so we have make-up looks inspired by the catwalks to keep you bang on trend through the up-coming winter months. Although I feel I have to ask ‘Where was our summer?’ Disappointing weather aside, it has never been a more pinnacle time of year than now to celebrate all that Britain has to offer and we hope you like our British themed pages as our own form of celebration. We at Stylist care about our readers and believe in learning ourselves in order to help you, so we are incorporating a new ‘health piece’ every week to answer any of your concerns. This week we are hoping to raise awareness of conditions that affect women’s fertility. Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological disorder, but little women know that many women with this disorder also suffer from PCOS (Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome) so we are offering advice and support for any sufferers. artist Pam Glew, discussing her inspiration and plans for the future as well as delving into her busy and exciting personal life. Her work is also gracing our front cover this week. Selfridges are hosting an eye-wateringly beautiful collection of British inspired vintage and modern clothing as part of the ‘Big British Bang’, and Kitty McGee joins Stylist to tell us about the event and about her working life as Fashion PR Manager at the infamous department store. gather up your families and friends and celebrate this year. We can all make a little more time for our loved ones, wouldn’t it be lovely even if just for one day we all resorted back to a time where letters were written, phones were non-existent and everyone talked, and we actually listened. So let’s all get geared up for the Olympics and national unity and lets hope this feeling continues into the future. So put down you mobiles and laptops and
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By STylIST’S BEAuTy DIRECTOR HAnnAH CARROll
TAKE A CHAnCE On vIBRAnT HAIR TO BRIGHTEn uP yOuR DAy With the past year being dominated by dip dyeing there is a desire for more experimentation. The beauty of this trend is that you can be as adventurous as you like. A simple middle parting or rockabilly inspired victory rolls can be transformed with a spray in dye. Inject electric blue into your roots or create a burnt crimson ballerina bun. This trend was seen at Jean Paul Gaultier’s Autumn/Winter 2012-13 collection, where models had slicked down hair and vibrant roots. For a pop of colour spray the tips of hair or a few strips framing the face, but for full-blown impact spray three inches of your roots, surrounding the parting. The fact that this look can be changed on a daily basis allows a sense of freedom, which is a major beauty trend this winter. Blue roots teamed with a coral lip is no longer an, ‘uh oh’ moment but a form of expression. curls or slicked back bobs there are no rules this winter. The only thing to do is get creative with a daring look that holds no consequences because after a night on the town and one fell swoop of shampoo, outlandish colour is removed and normality is restored. let your imagination take over, who says you can’t channel a futuristic superhero hybrid of Katy Perry versus lady Gaga with a dash of nicki Minaj, if only for one night.
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“There are those that say ‘if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to hide’” I may not have the most in depth knowledge of the government or how we as a society are monitored but the ‘legalising of storing private communications’ issue really has me on
proposed by labour back in 2006, and has now seen a comeback apparently in the hope of catching-or at least tracking- criminals, paedophiles and terrorists. I however do not quite understand how this would work. Maybe I am naïve in thinking that the government really wouldn’t care that ‘I went to the shop and got some shampoo and conditioner, buy one get one free, bargain!’, but there would in fact be trigger words, to set the authorities alarm bells ringing. Though this may seem like a really clever way of ‘trapping’ those on the wrong side of the law, I have to question whether this is to help society or in fact aid the government in ‘state-spying’. TOP FIVE GUILTY PLEASURES
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Currently there are probably-in my suspicious mind- already ways in which we are being tracked, watched and monitored, who knows how many cameras there are hidden along high-streets, phone boxes or parks. I feel that the backlash to this proposal is that we as a society group together when threatened; we don’t like to feel cornered. We actually want to know what information is being stored, how it’s stored and worryingly its safety and how it is going to be used. I imagine that there are facilities similar to that of the television series ‘24’, scattered around the uK, saving lives secretly and discreetly (or maybe not so in Jack Bauer’s case) using phone taps, satellite imagery and computer wizardry to crack crimes of terror. I fear though that my imagination may have got ahead of itself if ultimately the overall result is a ‘mass-intrusion’ on peoples everyday lives. There are those that say ‘if you have done nothing wrong you have nothing to hide’, I do agree with this point also, in all honesty if the government want to store my phone calls, emails and internet activity for a year then so be it, how is it going to affect me? On the other hand I have to look into my crystal ball and ask ‘where will it end?’, what’s next; listening devices in homes? Trackers in cars? It may seem implausible but who knows where
‘government protection’ will lead us on this supposed path of safety. Imagine a world where 99% of criminals were convicted due to ‘big brother’ style watching, or terrorist plans were stopped due to incriminating phone calls or text messages, although this sounds more like a plot from a futuristic Hollywood blockbuster. It seems that this type of ‘spying’ may already be upon us. But if this plan fails to shed light on paedophile rings or underground crime I dread the backlash that would occur if further proposals were put in place. Society want to see results, we want to know that the cost of our privacy is being necessarily implemented for the safety and evolution of this country. The future uncertain, whether the plans succeed or fail. Technology is constantly evolving, with one seventh of the population of the world on Facebook, and more people shockingly owning a mobile phone than a toothbrush, maybe there does need to be some control, not to restrict
the guilty. The question on my lips and on many others is our personal safety and protection coming at a price of our personal freedom and our human right to privacy and is it a cost worth losing? In such a technology reliant world it seems that this is the only option, when we take a step back and actually realise what our Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, email and text messages are they are in a sense ‘trackers’. With ‘check in’ on most of our social accounts the whole world can potentially access where we are, with whom and when. This is an extreme thought in a sense because you could question, ‘well who cares if I am at nando’s with Mr Smith’ but the fact is that information is out there for anybody to see, which, is the scary thing. Employers are already judging us by our Facebook and Twitter accounts, so isn’t this already a form of privacy invasion? Who hasn’t had a drunken picture taken or sworn at some point, but the truth of the matter is, we no longer have a private life because we voluntary put it out into the public. We join groups that interest us, put pictures of ourselves up and post statuses on our everyday lives, so if you are angry over the ‘storing’ of communications and internet history we then have to look at ourselves and question, are we not voluntarily making this type of information, if not more, public knowledge already. Follow me on Twitter @HannahCarroll77
Kitty McGee, Fashion PR Manager
Kitty McGee, is Fashion PR Manager at Selfridges and lives in central London
I awake at 6.45am to a sun lit room and take a quick shower; I always use a perfume scented body wash such as lola by Marc Jacobs to make me feel awake and fresh for the day ahead. My breakfast usually consists of a latté and a yogurt or on a day where I’m running low on energy I eat porridge. I love getting ready for work in the morning as I enjoy mixing designer and high-street, what I wear depends on my mood so one day I might wear a Mulberry dress, belt and Topshop boots and the next I may wear Tommy skirt and shirt. I am actually a fan of commuting even though it gets pretty hot on those rare occasions that the sun comes out, it gives me time to check my emails on my way to and from the tube. When I get to work I settle in and read over the ‘to do’ list I’ve usually written the night before. My job is to manage the PR strategy for Selridges’ fashion brands and capital expenditure projects, it is a fast paced job with so much diversity that there is never a dull moment. A normal morning in the meetings with buyers and
Then there’s more coffee whilst I meet with the press. There is a constant barrage of emails so there is never a quiet moment and if it’s not emails then I am on the phone with potential brands looking to host events or pop-ups with us. For lunch on the move I normally grab a soup or salad from the food hall and try to catch a breather. At the moment we are extremely busy with the ‘Big British Bang’ event, which is the biggest display of retail theatre and in-store excitements in Selfridges 103-year history. So it’s all hands on deck. In the afternoons I am usually busy pitching stories to the national press and working on strategy documents for big projects. An important part of my job is to work closely with our advertising team and online team to ensure the fashion communication to customers and press is consistent and all relevant channels are utilised, so this is always in the forefront of my mind with every project. At the end of the day I check I’ve got everything and everything has run smoothly, I normally leave
work around 7pm and get home around 8pm. In all my meals I try to eat a healthy balanced diet so dinner is no different. normally I have a goat’s cheese salad or salmon, new potatoes and spring vegetables. Even though I am home and I rarely do any work at home it is sometimes hard to switch off as I am constantly having ideas and thinking about what I need to do the following day, but it’s not something that annoys me I love my job and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I like to enjoy my evenings as well though and take time out of busy schedule to socialise as I feel it helps me enjoy my work when the next day after a catch up with the girls. I often go for dinner with friends in Soho or Shoreditch and my favourite places are Wahaca, Dean Street Townhouse and Shoreditch House. Of the two nights a week I stay in I rarely watch
been an exciting venture. I love the collaboration of British culture, history and tradition. It celebrates all that Great Britain does like no other nation on earth including etiquette, fashion, sports and food-even marmite! There are union Jack-lined Barbour jackets and nicholas Kirkwood’s crazy pearly queen sixinch heels, all items ranging from re-mastered timeless pieces to modern rebellious styles. The two weeks of the Olympics are going to be an integral part of the display, which has been running since May, as some major symbols of British culture will be walking and talking at the ‘In Store Entertainment’ event. This year is set to be an important year for Selfridges as innovation and current culture
on any T.v programmes that I like. I go to bed about 11.30pm and always drink a pint of water before bed, I feel it helps me feel refreshed in the morning; it also helps keep my skin looking bright. Then before I know it it’s time to wake up again, but I am grateful to be in a job that offers memorable moments such as launching our Women’s Designer galleries, attending london Fashion Week and being part of the creative process an strategy behind the World of Stella McCartney at Selfridges. More recently of course is the ‘Big British Bang’ project, which has really
more now in such a technological world, and the great thing is I get to be part of it!
If I had to choose a different job though it would still be within fashion, working for Chanel in Paris. I would love to wake on a Monday morning surrounded by the smell of fresh bread, delicately designed cappuccinos and look out my shuttered windows to see perfectly petite streets. It may just be an ideological view of Paris but I can imagine that if I were there I would fully embrace the culture and lets not forget how amazing the shopping would be!
IN THE MOOD FOR FOOD HOW TO GET INVOLVED IN THE FOOD EVENT OF 2012
t’s time to celebrate food! But who needs an excuse?
The arrival of the Olympic Games and the Queens Diamond Jubilee has shaped 2012 to be one of the most patriotic years in recent history. Alexia Robinson organiser of ‘love British Food 2012’ joins Stylist to discuss how, and why to get involved in this this tantalisingly tasty fortnight. The ‘eyes of the world’ will be on Britain this summer and according to Alexia this is the “opportunity to showcase the best of British food to the world and banish forever the myth that British food is not that great!” Formally known as British Food Fortnight and held in the autumn, this year ‘love British Food 2012’ coincides with the Olympics. The event has an exciting new logo and is teamed with the slogans ‘Be Patriotic!’ and ‘Support the home team!’ on their
shelves. The excitement is really bubbling amongst the young and old, there is an appetite for a full-on celebration of not only sport, but also all things British. Ruth Mackenzie director of the london 2012 Festival thinks that patriotism is on everyone’s minds, “Food is as much a part of our culture as art, theatre and music and 2012 offers a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Britain’s food heritage.” When thinking of ‘British Food’, images of Sunday roasts, salt and vinegar
within our countries most popular dishes. Curries Spaghetti Bolognese and pizza from Italy and inventive burgers inspired by American cuisine, all have become integrated in our ever-evolving cultural society. ‘love British Food’ is a culinary celebration, of traditional and modern appetites, according to Alexia “It is not an exaggeration to say that if we do not instil an appreciation of British food in the young then there will, quite simply, not be a market for it in the future
promotional material which has been seen across the country in the lead up to the two week celebration. From organising a private party with canapés, taking to the streets with hotdogs, or heading to a food market and experiencing cheeses and spreads from all over the country, there are plenty of activities to sink your teeth into. But it isn’t just eating food; it’s about celebrating a multi-cultural society and is a “massive “WE WILL HAVE HANDED OVER THE HEALTH opportunity to focus British consumers on OF THE NATION TO THE PRODUCERS OF the wonderful food READY-MEALS” produced on their doorsteps” adds Alexia. Food has taken a “and it is important to bacon butties come to backseat in British heritage mind, the smells and tastes acknowledge the impact as recent campaigns that linger in our memories. that food has to bring urging supermarkets However, over recent years friends and family together to bring back Britain’s culturally diverse foods ‘forgotten foods’ hit the way our future generations have planted themselves
will eat or enjoy new dishes. It is vital to educate the nation on the evolution of British cuisine as Alexia fears that “all the exciting developments in the British food scene that have taken place in recent years will decline. Eat it or lose it!” love British Food is sponsored by ARAMARK, a food service partner to a variety of organisations; this is then is supported by a large family of over 70 companies all of which are organising or partaking in food inspired events across the country this summer. The Garden Centre Group, renowned for their passion in British Heritage is just one of the companies embracing this culinary festival. A special ‘British’ themed menu will be employed across ninety-one cafes and restaurants within their stores. Customers can sit back and enjoy an exciting new taste adventure and then peruse the petunias at their leisure. local shops, pubs and restaurants across the nation have been actively promoting British Food over the past few months and will continue to do so well into the summer. SPAR uK for example has been encouraging consumers to buy the best of British produce and experiment with taste sensations in all of their stores across the uK.
Robinson applauds this approach stating that ‘buying British’ is “particularly important for our livestock industry” she continues to add “it is also important to educate those not aware about the high standards of British meat production.” One of the main themes behind love British Food is educating future generations about basic cooking skills and an
playing an integral part within this celebration as patients and residents of all ages can partake in this event, Jan Matthews, Head of Catering for the london Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, (lOCOG) comments on this year’s event, “Everyone in the land will be watching the opening ceremony. And what will link all these people, apart, of course from a love of sport? It will be the celebration of British food and drink.”
together of family values and British tradition, “The idea behind Family Feasts is to give disadvantaged families and communities the opportunity to come together to celebrate all the excitement of the Olympics.” According to Alexia, “There are no Olympic activities planned in many of our most disadvantaged communities; other than watching the event on television, they risk being excluded from the national festivities.
“PUT BRITISH FOOD CENTRE STAGE ON THE NATION’S PLATE” appreciation of healthy eating in a society where over a quarter of adults according to a recent nHS report on Obesity. Robinson feels that the way to combat this issue in the future is to equip the younger generations with skills to prepare balanced meals, she fears that “if children grow up without the knowledge of how to cook raw meat and prepare fresh fruit and vegetables then there quite simply will not be a market for fresh food in our shops anymore and we will have handed over the health of the nation to the producers of ready-meals.” Care Homes and hospitals have also been
How British it will be to watch the Olympics whilst tucking in to a traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Another important part of this celebration is to enable people within disadvantaged areas of the country to unite and become part of the real legacy of the Olympics. love British Food and lOCOG have been organising Family Feasts in Sure Start Children’s Centres, all of which will be supported by a local chef catering to the users of the centres and inviting others from the community. Alexia feels strongly about the importance of these feasts and the bringing
An exciting way Stylist readers can get involved is to set up their own patriotic Family Feasts with friends and family, even if for one night, decorate your house with all things red, white and blue and celebrate. Ruth Mackenzie feels this is an important way to celebrate food, by “enjoying Britain’s wonderfully diverse and delicious food with their friends, families and communities.” ultimately enabling a nation of food lovers to unite in a simple and effective approach to educating and celebrating the future of British food. Robinson believes the result will be simple, “a lasting legacy using the excitement of the Olympics and the Diamond Jubilee to put British food centre stage on the nation’s plate.” For more information on how to get involved visit: www.lovebritishfood.co.uk
INDIVIDUAL TURKEY AND STILTON PIES
SLOW ROAST LAMB IN SLOE GIN Serves 4-6 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 2½-3 hours Ingredients: 1 x 1.3kg/3lb lean traditional lamb leg or carvery shoulder of lamb Salt and freshly milled black pepper 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped mint 2 large red onions, peeled and quartered 15ml/1tbsp olive oil 150ml/¼pint sloe gin or purple grape juice Method:
Makes: 4 Preparation time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 50g butter / 1 tbsp olive oil | 450g British turkey breast sweet potatoes, cut into chunks | 225g chestnut mushrooms | 2 garlic cloves, crushed | 2 sprigs fresh thyme, leaves only | 1 tbsp brandy | 100ml chicken stock | 150ml double cream | 75g Stilton, crumbled | 375g pack ready rolled puff pastry | 1 small egg, beaten / rock salt 1. Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan and fry the turkey for 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Stir in the sweet potatoes and cook over a low heat for 8-10 minutes until just beginning to soften. Stir in the mushrooms, garlic and half the thyme and cook for a further 4-5 minutes. brandy over the turkey mixture and allow to bubble for 1 minute, then add the stock and cream and warm through gently. Remove from the heat and stir in the Stilton. 3. unroll the pastry. Cut 4 pastry lids slightly larger than the 400ml dishes you are of the dishes with water. lay the pastry circles over the beaten egg and scatter with rock salt and remaining thyme. Bake for 20 minutes until golden. PER SERvInG 520 kcals, 15g FAT www.britishturkey.co.uk
1. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 3, 160°C, 325°F. 2. Place the joint on a chopping board and make several slashes over the surface with a sharp knife (taking care not to cut the meat bands or butcher’s string). Season and stuff the mint into the slits. 3. Put the onions into the base of a large non-stick roasting tin, position the joint on top, drizzle with the olive oil then add the sloe gin. Cover with foil and cook in the oven for 2½-3 hours, basting occasionally. 4.During the last 30 minutes of the cooking time, remove the foil to allow the joint to brown. 5.Transfer the lamb to a warm plate, cover and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, remove any excess oil from the juices in the roasting tin, strain, and serve with the lamb, seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes. Tip: For a more informal dinner, serve the joint with the meat juices and a selection of breads and salads. www.simplybeefandlamb.co.uk
Pam Glew Pam Glew is a British artist who combines elements of both and urban art. She is known for her bleaching and printing techniques using national and vintage Her work has been
showcased alongside such artists as Damien Hirst, Banksy and Peter Blake. She joins Stylistâ€™s Hannah Carroll for our British issue to discuss her life, art and inspirations for her upcoming projects.
am Glew, 34 was born in yeovil, Somerset before moving to the quaint seaside town of Bude, Cornwall at the age of four and resided there until her late teens. “I was a creative weird grunge kid with a sketch book” the beautiful scenery of the south-western Peninsula sparked Pam’s creative used to walk along the downs in the fog, make to sea and dream about what we might be when we grew up”. Interestingly enough, Pam admitted that at a young age she wanted to be a nurse or an air hostess, but due to a fear of blood nursing was out the window and so was the latter as she jokingly adds that “my ears don’t equalise so I go deaf on work out!” was prevalent from a young age and ultimately led to her profession as an artist. After having gained numerous vocational foundation BTEC and BA (Hons) in Theatre Design at Falmouth university and undertaking a ‘Skills from uCCA, which she added was “very useful” and has helped hone her artistic skills and knowledge for the subject and “highly recommends it” to anyone interested in wanting a career within the creative arts. stint in higher education, Pam got a job as a technician at an art college. Before too long she had decided that she wanted a return to academia. She achieved this by undertaking a PGCE
a teacher, and moved to ‘london-by-the-sea’ Brighton, renowned for its creative and alternative counterculture. There she lectured Art History, practical drawing skills, life and portrait drawing, she also taught as a Studio Tutor on theatre design, courses. It was the vibrant south east coast city that housed the West Country born thanks to her framer and good friend Tim Harbridge. She admits that the art scene in Brighton is pretty small and commercial success is hard to achieve there, “It’s great for emerging artists and there’s a great amount of them there and events such as the Thriving Open Houses Festival in May gives many the chance to exhibit their work”. She too describes the hardships of being an aspiring artist, stating that it is a “struggle to exhibit and be seen” and that juggling between working in day jobs whilst pursuing the dream was one of the hardest parts; “I worked a lot of hours for about 8 years until I could realistically give up my ‘proper’ jobs”. But she claims she does not have much stress as she is realistic about what she can take on and enjoys doing her work, but adds “when I had a few jobs and was juggling art, and day jobs that was stressful, but it was worth the late nights and headaches in the end.” So what attracted Pam to the path of an artist? “The freedom and creativity that comes every day, I enjoy the ‘necessary’ things in life; I’m super organised and I am a bit anal about deadlines. Admin and networking are the parts
of the job that I really take pleasure in but can easily be overlooked.” According to Pam she is a self confessed ‘workaholic’ and often ‘works at weekends when she should really be having
image of a woman that is well rounded, driven and grounded when she reveals that the biggest compliment she has ever received is when Jeff Koons tweeted ‘great work’ to her.
comes easiest to her, as an artist is “the logistics, organising the shows and meeting deadlines.” But when the opportunity arises to get glammed up for functions she ‘refreshing’, “just taking off the art apron and Bleach splattered hoodie, scrubbing up and putting on a frock is like entering a different headspace.” As a child rather than play with her dolls, Pam’s favourite toy was her brother’s Scaletrix, which she reveals she can’t wait to buy for her son. She says, “People think my name is made up, that I’m American or that I live in Bristol.” yet there is not a ring of truth to these statements. There is a playful manner to Pam as her response to ‘what’s a funny story about yourself’ throws up the answer “The one about the ‘wizaway’ at Isle of Wight festival but I’d have to be drunk to tell you it in full!” Intriguing. She has a ‘feet on the ground’ attitude as she conveys that her embarrassing moments are meeting
It seems that art has always been written in the for Pam as she reveals to Stylist that the reason for was initially due to an anti-George Bush stand, made “were a response to the fear mongering and war on terror that seemed to me to be a dumbing down of the real reasons behind the attack, there was a lot wrong with American foreign policy at that time. And now I guess exploration of heritage and culture.” Current affairs and charities are an integral part of her work; she has strong opinions on
“The one about the ‘wizaway’ at Isle of Wight festival but I’d have to be drunk to tell you it in full!” household names and not realising who they were “until after I had been chatting to them for a long while. A real ‘doh’ moment.” All these traits lend themselves to create an
“humanitarian crisis that are totally manmade.” She feels that “the stupidity and greed of a few can have such a catastrophic effect on so many civilians.” Her work helps support charities such as Teenage
PAM GLEW Cancer Trust, Save the Children, Big Issue and more recently raised £20,000 for MTv Staying Alive for aids and HIv awareness. It has been an exciting year so far for Pam, as she became a mother to her son Fin, in March. She lives with her husband Damien who she has been with since 2000 and married in 2009. They reside in Brighton currently with sounds of apparently the “noisiest baby you’ll ever meet’, but it all helps her re-focus on new areas of her art. It is apparent that Pam that she encounters within her day-to-day life, and weird noises, Jimmy Carr, Mighty Boosh, good stand-up, her friends, B Movies, and mankinis,” an important part of keeping a balanced work and home life. ‘Glewpy’ or ‘dingdong’ as Pam is known by to her friends, has a passion for re-creating new pieces of art from varying textiles. She uses cinematic images of musicians, models and actresses as her muse, which then fall on a backdrop of political are vintage, and fall apart during the ‘bleaching and distressing’ stages but are carefully re-constructed to create contemporary pieces.
Herakut a German street art duo who she often shows with and she also has a connection to Egon Scheile, “for showing reality and vulgarity.” Music also played a part in shaping her ‘outlook’ with Kurt Cobain and Tori Amos being two of the most to her. This comprises the key elements of her work today, rebellion, emotion, social restraint and world issues. Pam was deeply affected after the death of her father in 2005 as she has said this is when, ‘I decided to follow my heart and do art full time.” She continues profoundly to say, “life’s too short to not follow your dreams”. Pam has never shied from hard work “I am always striving to make my next show better than the last; I’m working on new ideas for an installation right now, so changing medium is my new approach to keep things interesting.” And to keep her work current with her thought processes and artistic direction she plans to “play with new dyeing processes, new colours” and is still debating “where to go after “next few shows will see a
development of ideas using new textiles.” When talking about her upcoming mini show at the Moniker art fair in london this October, the inspirations were colour, ships, balloons, travel, maps and journeys. For her next major solo she is looking toward travel, hotels, public spaces and isolation as themes, which further proves that her artwork is inspired by the outer-workings of the world and the inner-workings of her mind. Although art has been a major factor in her life, development personally has been an integral part of the evolution of her artistic skills. “I enjoy travelling; Borneo, Asia, Morocco and Sydney are my travelling highlights. Borneo for the diving and nature. For Shopping? Morocco, and Sydney is my favourite city for the lifestyle and sense of ease. Most people don’t know, but I have climbed a mountain in South East Asia.” yet Pam is still proudly connected to her British roots and enjoys nothing more on the weekends than heading ‘home’ to the West Country to unwind “relax and just watch the waves.” So what is next for the unconventional urban artist? There are many more personal goals that Pam is working towards and is looking to create a book and a show in new york within ten years and a solo in a museum in
the spritely age of eightythree she hopes to be like “louise Bougeuis still working and giving little critiques to students. She was hardcore and very inspiring. She was a true artist.” going to be a busy one, juggling being a new mother and her upcoming shows. However, this will be more of a venture than a pressure for Pam as she is constantly evolving as artists of the past few years. Finally her advice on how to live life and strive for success? “Work on your weaknesses and be nice to everyone”.
PAM’S FAVOURITE THINGS
Book- No favourite but I’ve just got Herakut’s new book ‘After the laugher’ which is awesome. Movie- Double Indemnity, although I watch films all the time for research so it changes often. Website- Ebay, Goofbay and Google Images. Food- Morrocan Tagine , I make a mean chicken Tagine. Music- I like female singer/ songwriters like Tori Amos, Florence and The Machine and Sarah Gillespie is great too. Perfume - Calvin Klein Summer Clothing Style- Hoodies, I have too many, I like skater/ street style. I still tend to dress like a teenager.
WHERE TO BE SEEN THIS SUMMER The worlds focus will be on london this summer in town, streets will be bustling with patriotism and adorned with red, white and blue. British culture is renowned worldwide so what better way to show-
case our passion for heritage, traditions and devotion for this country. Aside from the diverse sporting events there are still so many ways to get involved in the celebrations. Stylist has shortlisted the Top Five events to be seen at this summer.
‘All of the Bells’ Friday 27th July 8am www.allthebells.com
‘The Big Dance Week’ 7th to the 15th of July. Free. www.bigdance2012.com
From the busy streets of london, a quiet village in Kent to the remote tips of the Scottish Highlands the opening morning of the Olympic Games will be anything but peaceful. Bells from all over the country will be rung at the same time for three minutes. A lone walker passing a secluded cottage along a river may hear a ringing from behind closed doors at the same time a bustling rush-hour underground carriage will come alive with the sound of bells. It doesn’t matter what type of bell you have in your possession; cat collars, bicycles, door and school bells to ringtones on mobile phone all of these chiming together will create the ultimate musical expression representing unity amongst all those marking the importance of this summer. Turner prize winner Martin Reed has composed this event artistically named ‘Work no. 1197’, and publicised under the aptly named ‘All of the Bells’, Creed has high-expectations for the morning of the 27th July, “When it is performed, people all across the uK will be caught within its rich tapestry of sound. no two people’s experiences of Work no. 1197 will be the same, making it both a personal and a communal celebration.”
The stillness of galleries will be shattered with movement, parks transformed into musical playgrounds and shopping outlets becoming centre stage as pop-up dance buses, stages and performances take to unusual places across the uK in a nine day celebration of dance. Get down to Trafalgar Square for the ‘Big Street Dance’ on the 14th to witness the thousands of dancers will descend upon one of london’s most vibrant and monumental landmarks. The routine will be choreographed by Wayne McGregor, Artistic Director of Wayne McGregor: Random Dance and Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet, those involved are of varied ability and of course participation is
encouraged, so don’t forget your dancing shoes! There are various other dance inspired events to occurring across various locations for those with pop-up cinemas and library events.
3. ‘River of Music’ 21st – 22nd July, Somerset House, Jubilee Gardens, Battersea Park,Trafalgar Square,Tower of London and Greenwich Old Royal Naval College,Free www.festivallondon2012.com
london during the BT ‘River of Music’, musical inspirations from all over the world will be showcased along the Thames at locations such as; Somerset house holding the ‘European Stage’, Jubilee House the ‘Africa Stage’ along with four other historically cultural areas of london.
Global passion will be at the forefront of this twoday event, celebrating multi-cultural traditions mixed with British heritage. Musicians from all over the world such as British jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard, Senegalese singer and guitarist Baaba Maal, and American glam pop band Scissor Sisters will pour into the selected venues to grace the stages with a stream of musical collaborations representing all the Olympic and Paralympic nations. Spectators can travel from one location to the next looking for that next surge of energy created by their united passion for music; this is set to be an iconic and exciting experience as part of the london 2012 Festival.
‘Shakespeare Exhibition’, British Museum 19th July25th November, London, Members: free Tickets: £14 www.britishmuseum.org ‘All the world’s a stage’ spoke William Shakespeare, which unquestionably applies to london this summer. The British Museum will be setting the scene for the Shakespeare Exhibition entitled ‘Shakespeare: Staging the world’ where we will be transported back to 1612 and experience what life would have been like for the famous writer in British History. The public display is part of the ‘World Shakespeare Festival’, which is a celebration of British culture and heritage. The role of london 400-years ago as an emerging
city will be explored through the perspective of Shakespeare’s plays, contemporary performances and historical objects from across Europe, all relating to the shaping and popularity of the world famous plays. Rare manuscripts and dazzling jewels will help storyline the emergence of the playhouse and professional playwrights both of which were a new craze in the 17th Century. Issues of the time were transformed into comedies, tragedies and histories all with an imaginative use of language and performance. In parallel is this year, 2012, with the provoked sense of unity and a time of cultural expansion.
‘London Live’ Hyde Park 27th July-12th August, Victoria Park 27th July12th August 29th August-9th September, Trafalgar Square, Free excl. opening & closing ceremonies. www.btlondonlive.com Three famous landmarks are set to come alive during the Olympic and Paralympic games. Hyde Park will showcase every medal awarded in the games, with live coverage shown on six giant screens, including the uK’s largest at 144m², throughout the two-week celebration of world sporting achievements. victoria Park is creating the ultimate in audience participation with a dazzling array of attractions. One of which is a 40 metre high observation wheel allowing a 360° viewing experience
“All the world’s a stage”
of the Olympic stadium and london backdrop. Attendees are encouraged to partake in themed events; if you have always wanted to try archery here is your opportunity to get hands on with professional coaching sessions. Stylist readers can even dip their toe into the pool of freestyle swimming, thanks to the 20-metre long water-zorbing pool. Food is an integral part of British culture, so enjoy the various culturally inspired cuisines cooked by chefs from across london, or visit the picnic bar to make your own picnic in the park. Then for the Paralympics we will be transported to Trafalgar square for coverage of the games on their 60m² screen from 9am to 10pm, and tryout events for aspiring athletes. All three venues will hold live performances every evening, this is the ultimate festivity combining sport, media, food and public involvement, be sure to be part of something monumental this summer.
lthough we love being women, there are some downsides, periods being one of them. But millions of women in the uK suffer more than the average woman and just think their symptoms are normal, but are they? Here at Stylist we feel it is important to put the record straight about two of the main conditions affecting women’s lives and fertility. Here is some important information on Endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Instead of us thinking periods are just a ‘thing’ we have to deal with and you are suffering, you are not alone and there could be an explanation.
is your pain normal? ENDOMETRIOSIS
ndometriosis is where cells that normally line the womb are found elsewhere in the body such as the bladder, bowel or ovaries. In rare cases it can be found in sites such as the lungs, kidneys, nose, eyes, practically anywhere in the body. The cause of pain or infertility is due to the way these cells react during the menstrual cycle. They bleed in the same way the lining of the womb does during a normal period, but with endometriosis it cannot escape the body and bleeds into the surrounding tissue, causing scar tissue known as adhesions. There are various theories behind the causes of this condition but experts are still unclear as to why this condition affects so many women and suggest that maybe there is a genetic predisposition.
Around 2 million women in the uK are thought to suffer from this condition, but due to the nature of the symptoms some women do not even realise they have it. It’s most common between the ages of 25 to 40 and has a range of symptoms from pain during intercourse, low backache to infertility. The way, in which women are diagnosed is by a minor surgical procedure called a laparoscopy, this is where a small camera is inserted through the navel into the abdomen to check for adhesions, this is normally a day procedure. unfortunately there is no cure for endometriosis but there are ways in which it can be ‘controlled’. In some cases pain killers medication is enough to control the pain, but in more severe endometriosis and women who are
looking to conceive in the future surgery may be an option, which usually involves keyhole surgery to remove the endometriotic tissue using laser or a similar method. On average it takes sufferers 8 years to get diagnosed with the disease. This is a life affecting condition and many sufferers have problems at work due to uncontrollable pain. It is important to understand that sufferers need emotional support and more businesses, men and women need to become aware of this condition that affects on average 1 in 10 women in the uK. If you feel you may have this condition then take this article to your GP or visit www.endometriosis-uk.org, where you can download a full ‘consultation questionnaire’ to take along with you to discuss all aspects of the condition relevant to you.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
olycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is another condition that affects millions of women across the uK. The symptoms will have normally become apparent in your late teens or early twenties, but some women’s symptoms vary in severity or they have ‘got used to’ their symptoms and live with the day-to-day effects on their body. The condition is diagnosed by blood tests and scans. The three features that factor in women with PCOS are; a number of cysts that develop around the edge of the ovaries (polycystic ovaries), a failure in the release of eggs from the ovaries (ovulation) and a higher level of male hormones than normal, or male hormones that are more active than normal. A woman with PCOS means that they have a large number of cysts surrounding the ovaries, and have an affected ovulation
system due to this. PCOS is one of the most common causes of female infertility. However, many women do not know they have the condition until they are trying to get pregnant or fail to conceive. With PCOS there are symptoms that affect a woman’s appearance such as excessive hair growth on the face, knuckles etc., losing weight, acne and thinning of hair. Many women with both Endometriosis and PCOS can feel isolated and depressed over their condition as it affects their lives on a day-today basis It is important to visit your GP if you feel that you have either of these conditions. Also, if you are the partner of a sufferer, or know someone that suffers from these conditions then support is the most important thing you can do, on the painful, stressful and good days.
For information on both Endometriosis & PCOS and further treatment options Registered PCOS charity website Treatment
News on Endometriosis and PCOS
triosis Site set up by a sufferer of endometriosis