01/10/06: B.B. Warr Sunglasses
We just managed to be party to a party of Japanese Bar and Club owners on a trip to Ibizia As part of their goody bag they will find these glasses from our Gumball and Menswear performances, there were only 100 produced so looking forward to spotting anyone sporting them.
01/10/06: Moving In Smithfield House
This is the first component to move in the Showroom. Richard and Liliana with Rocky installing the George and Dragon Bar.
01/10/06: harrimansteel's Lamp Shade
The solution to light the space was resolved by the inspiration of harrimansteele’s office lampshades. They have been using our fabric and making oversize shades for their workstations.
01/10/06: Kitchen and Bathroom
The kithchen and the bathroom coming along with the help of Henry and Dean.
01/10/06: Lampshade Tower
We utilised all the fabrics from the new season and visited Caroline and Brian in Mitcham who managed to make 20 shades in afew days. The end result was perfect, it is rewarding seeing a new product materialise for a purpose.
01/10/06: Fashion Welding
Preparing the tables for Michelle at Maison Berteaux the the launch of "Shop at Maison Berteaux" The tables were based upon a few tables that currently exist there that were donated from a local card club that was closing down. Normally the finishing touches to fashion week are putting on buttons this week already seems different.
01/10/06: First Visitors to the Bar
On Sunday the night before we open we had our first visitors to the bar. Sybille, Vanessa and Robert.
01/10/06: Back at the Studio
01/10/06: Naoki Super Tech
Naoki at home setting up the computer for the cinema in the process enjoying Spy Kids 3 with Tom in the kitchen cinema.
01/10/06: Sunday Sunday
One day to finish. Driving a White Van in London with other boys/men is quite funny. Models in cars on the same roads.
01/10/06: Alternative Fashion Work
01/10/06: Anina The Blog Queen
Anina instigated and assisted in launching this blog. This was the day before the launch and with the challenge that the building we were occupying which had no phone line, make it cyber. We purchased a N73 just for the web and a new sim card and off we go with a twist and a tweak within an hour of rushing around London we are up and Running. Super impressive. We now have a cinema and an online office to witness the launch of the website.
05/10/06: Has anyone seen this coconut?
Coco the Coconut went missing from the Eley Kishimoto sales showroom in London two weeks ago. If anyone has any information concerning his whereabouts please get in contact asap.
06/10/06: Coconut competition
08/10/06: penguin's behaviour
Stop chatting up the ladies Mr.Penguin! Sorry Miura-san
08/10/06: To Liliana
Belated happy birthday for the 27th Septemer
08/10/06: At the bar
Darren! Iknow you are keen to serve but this wine bottle is half the size of me!!
08/10/06: The black magic moment
But you know they don't always bring you chocolates
But very economical. You only need to buy one dress between a mum and a daughter!
08/10/06: Honey, I shrunk the....
And FP keeps its cool by pushing the limit of subculture unisex clothing for the household of Thumbelina and Gulliver
Without the help of Jason, Kim, Henry and Dean we would of been way behind in London before opening. Dean and Henry having the first Champagne at 5am.
18/10/06: Lilana, The Iceman and Kyoko
London Showroom first morning ice delivery and our fit model Kyoko.
18/10/06: Finishing Maison Berteaux
18/10/06: Shop at Maison Berteaux Opening Evening
18/10/06: More SaMB Opening Pics
18/10/06: After Shop Opening Party Soho House
18/10/06: After After Party at Smithfield House
18/10/06: Showroom Days
Kyoko and Laura at the Bar Henry and Rich in the Workshop.
19/10/06: Jason Rhodes
Long Live Jason Rhodes. It is unfortunate that the world has lost the creations and actions of Jason. He was a true motivator and will always be present in any action that may take place in my creation. The day that he died I was provoked to do exactly what I wanted with no compromise in the form of presentation. We have now completed a majority of the performance and the outcome has been a very personal exploration of something unexpected in fashion terms.
19/10/06: The George and Dragon Rum Ba Night
19/10/06: Juliet's Foot
Out of the blue I was contacted by Juliet an old friend, fit model who worked with us many moons ago. She is working with Gemma at milc photographic www.milc.co.uk. Within the conversation I asked about her tatoos as the last time I saw her she was embarking to cover her body with roses of sorts. This is a photograph that she sent through, nice suprise.
19/10/06: The Barmaid Fuel Girls
Richie did a one way swap The Fuel Girls to be our Barmaids for the evening and a PA system for the showroom which didn't arrive to style these girls to improve their market. Challenge On.
19/10/06: Showroom Afternoon
David, dean and Henry with a sign that does not stick and Bruno and Roberta from Spree in Paris in a buying appointment.
19/10/06: Sybille Trying Things On
20/10/06: Gregorio Popped In
Gregorio was walking past off to the Barbican to go and see some hardcore Gay Art movies as normal and we bumped into to each other and popped in. We initially met through Enrico David years ago at that time his specialism was taking close up photographs of arseholes. His most famous I think still hangs in Lee McQueen’s house.
20/10/06: The Cinema
Day Three of the London Showroom. This evening I was acting as the security guard of the building and we got the cinema up and running. To keep me company John and Jason dropped by and we watched the Warriors and Breathless. One of the better evenings of the week no stress of the past two evenings good and calm.
20/10/06: Hedgehog Competition
The Hedgehog Competition in full swing people grouped together for combined efforts and solo efforts were strong. A great deal of cheating was witnessed earlier on, the time limit of half an hour was met and competition completeed. Possibly this was the Highlight of London Fashion Week.
20/10/06: Canapes For Thursday Performances
Darren, Lili and John preparing the canapes for the random performances happening later on in the afternoon. Hula Hoops stuffed with cheese and Guacamole, mmm??
Who's idea was to put them in the fridge, the penguin's?? Day Four.
20/10/06: The Competition
20/10/06: The Penguin Judge
Wakako won the competition unfortunately no photos. It was all a bit too heated for the Penguin and the fridge was the only place he could hang.
23/10/06: Kat, Lili, and the Missing Hedgehog
Kat Thursday Bar shift with Nuno and Lili organising the G & D Bar. This is the hedgehog which is still missing no trace still even though wanted posters pasted everywhere. A friend was found in an Astrology Equipment Shop in Paris more of that later.
23/10/06: Elias and Child Wedding Dress
Elias popped in and saids hello. Elias was the Curator of HAIRYWOOD exhibition at the Archietects Foundation. We won the covetedYellow Pencil last March and now we have just been shortlisted for another award for the build.
23/10/06: Shopping For Tranny's
I was sent out shopping by Johnny Woo just before their Campo Cruz performance. Straight to the DIY shop for tools. Quite Funny.
23/10/06: Campo Cruz Performance
23/10/06: Daniel On The Stairs Piano
23/10/06: Tomomi's Gallery
Private Viewing of Tomomi's Gallery. A selection of works produced in the studio over the last 6 months. Tomomi actually feels like an artist in residence at the studio producing a prolific body of work that represents the studio's daily activities and an appreciation of the people that are active within the studio.
23/10/06: Wak in The Workshop
There was a rule which was broken quite quickly that only Men were allowed into the workshop.
24/10/06: Workshop Men
Henry, Dean, John and Rich just a few of the merry band from the workshop. This is a lead on from the Gypsy Boys Club that was formed back in June this year with a membership of 16 men as it stands next meeting to be announced.
24/10/06: Mark and Nathalie
This is Nathalie and i in the workshop, rules being broken which I'm quite happy about when it comes to Nathalie. A true inspiration in numerous ways.
24/10/06: Bar In Full Swing
24/10/06: Late Night Newcomers.
27/10/06: The Weekend after London fashion Week
27/10/06: Darren's Leaving
This is Darren's last night with us. He is moving on to bigger and brighter things even though his bread went mouldy. Tonight he was wearing Vintage Dior sunglasses, Vintage Disney batwing T and Eley Kishimoto head scarf all models own.
Bye Darren we will certainly miss your creative looks that you manage to pull together each day. XX
27/10/06: Our New Sales Mangeress
Darren was feeling a little lonely so I thought I would post a friend this is Fi our new Sales Manageress.
27/10/06: Chiliana Plant
Liliana the other Sales Manageress who works with Fi hiding behind her Chiliana plant that was a gift for her Birthday.