Sunday, 29 December 2013

'Ideal Home' brings a whole new meaning….

I've been working on a new project with Charlie for Ideal Home magazine but it's not out until next year so you'll have to make do with this quaint little drawing I found on the back of one of the set boards. The dark side of set building. The best part was it was entitled 'A Christmas Tale'. It's one of my most favourite things I've stumbled across in a while.

AARRGHHHH Isabella Blow at Somerset Exhibition INSTALL

GOD damn I loved working on this job (Isabella Blow - Fashion Galore!), plus it lasted a whole delicious month. I don't really know where to start, not only did I get to work with a killer team and occasionally rub myself against an Alexander McQueen archive number but Philip Treacy popped up for a few days to sort his hats out. Lovely. Nice guy, who wore a lot of blue. Shona Heath, of Tim Walker fame, was co-curating with Alistair O'Neil and Shonaugh Marshall

I was employed as a dresser but ended up doing a bit of paint work near the end when it was all hands on deck. If I could do this all year I would. Maybe with a little bit of extra sleep. Excuse the fact that I have no pics of the actual exhibition, I took some videos but I don't think blogspot wants me to link those yet. So just go and see it.

The robots looking nudie

My favourite mannequins of all....getting ready for the Dante room. Aren't they gloriously spooky?

Getting ready.........

Absolutely stunning McQueen feathered dress. It kinda reminded me of loads of pencil shavings which was by no means any detriment to it gorgeousness

If anyone so chooses to marry me one day this is what I'd like adorning my bonce. Philip Treacy splendour.

I was so excited to see this sign go up and realise that you lovely lot were going to get to see the amazingness so soon.........

Amazing laydays. Only a small fraction of the team but they're my favourites

So sad it's over. You can go see the exhibition up until March though at Somerset House.

B&P Oz event prep.

End of job thank you jelly. Thank YOU.

This was worth seriously chaffed mits after cutting out 6 billion jelly moulds.

Galliano aint got sheeeeeeeet

My paper doll outfits for Ste and Sara's cardboard partay. Light as a feather. Stiff as a board. WOAHAHAHAHH

Bompas and Parr/Biscuiteers vs Selfridges Christmas windows

Here's the final result, took me a while to be able to muscle in and take a pic as there were large crowds swarming the Oxford Street Selfridges Christmas windows.

Didn't the Biscuiteers do a larrrvely job!

The large building on the right was a proposed extension for Selfridges itself, funny how they've got the largest building in the display. INNIITTTTTT. I know, I know, it's done to scale. But, still.

Tate and Lyle treacle river, mmmmmmm slurrrpy

On the Bompas and Parr website -

Gingerbread dreaming

Hello. Good lord I enjoyed this project, despite the multiple glue gun burns I occurred while trying to build all the destroyed or never to be seen buildings. It was conceived before I came on the scene, so I played the part of the dutiful midwife helping the birth along. It was for the luscious tasting and smelling Bompas and Parr for one the Christmas windows at Selfridges.

Myself and James, the architect, got busy in the basement building his creations. They were all structures that have been demolished over time or never came to fruition due to not gaining planning permission.

I was pleased to hear they were getting covered in gingerbread over at the Biscuiteers HQ as I have worked with them on previous event and am always impressed at their biscuity skills.

Ziggurats are cool

And off to the Biscuiteers they go……...

House to Home

So the first project I worked on with the delectable Charlie Davis, supreme interior stylist, was actually one for the BBC Worldwide but due to ridiculously hectic first day of set up (taken down the following day) I didn't have time for dinner let alone any cheeky pics. So here's a little looky into the second project with Charles, assisting her with an internet T.V channels set for a show called Style Off.

This was over at IPC Studios aka Southwarks Local Labyrinth. Dance magic DANCE.

Ermmm, in my element! I always wanted an A La Carte Kitchen when I was a nipper so putting this swanking John Lewis version together, complete with wooden fire egg (YEERRRRRR), was blissful

First set, before we got the second Ffffffff on the go

Second set for makes

Here's one of the weeks YouTube videos from the lovely Nat and Steph for House to Home. If you like a bit of wensleydale with your Christmas dinner then this will be right up your street

slap that baby, make him free