Belated Halloween from Singapore. England need to catch up, they do know how to use their air-cons out there!
03/11/06: Random Meetings
On Darrens leaving party journey from bowling in Fitzroy Square to the Cock where Jerry was DJing we bumped into this sweet looking girls all mixed up and also in Cock we met Pete who won Big Brother.
Joe my partner in crime in my Parisian apartment.
04/11/06: Laurie Anderson
I had the fortunate opportunity not only to witness a new laurieanderson.com>performance(diary reading, mixed so well with elotronic rythym and ambient sound) but actually get to meet her. A wonderfull introduction from Sophie, I am so bad when I am a little startstruck. I made a faux paix?? said I rember her from when I was very small. Then I actually shrivelled up and died. Then she said from inside and I had no answer but yes. I fancy making some eyear with Lou Reed, I reckon easy and nice.
Hat. Dorset Steam Fair
Pin Badge. Eley Kishimoto White
Wig. Singapore East Plaza
Tie. Joke Shop Clapham Junction
T-Shirt Harajuku Tokyo
Ring. Kudeata Bali
07/11/06: At the Zoo
We visited the Zoo to look at art and visited a friends Gallery stand, met up with Miguel from Mexico. Whilst we waited all to leave Fiona and Liliana had a go at this electronic kinetic piece.
08/11/06: Still At The Zoo
I had the chance to play this instrament at the next stand, The rods are glass you wet your fingers and caress a sound out of the metal plates through vibration. Just like making a wine glass sing. John Cage I was told had some connection. Amazing.
08/11/06: Nathalie and Jon's Party
09/11/06: Lili, Richard, Mark and Robin
At the end of all gallery days in Paris Lili and Fiona seem to always want to go and sit in Cafe Beaubourg for Dinner. Not sure why but it is big enough to accomodate our drop in friends througout the evening and always it works.
09/11/06: Paris John
I was introduced to (unsure of his name but I now know him as) Paris John. It was remarkable a French Scot who is profoundly found of fashion. He carried military photos of him in Zulu locations carried a military manouveur map of Italy and sported a Sporan. His main fashion tip was that he needed a specific pair of real silver shoes. We were both sporting white shoes which he was impressed by. John the Penguin, John the Scot just watch your tails your have a partner in crime or maybe a rival on the fashion Scot circuit.
14/11/06: Sophie's Birthday
This is Sophie’s Birthday Present. I found him on Rue de Rivoli in the window display of an astrological equipment shop perched between two huge telescopes. Looking like he was slightly lost in this cosmic place and feeling like I have found an alternative to coco the missing coconut I fell in love. On the Nuit Blanche night we walked past the shop with Sophie and Eve and I pointed him out, she fell in love with it as she collects stuffed animals, even though it wasn't a stuffed animal I made it my mission to present it to her on her Birthday as I have bad past record of presents on this particular day. I went and visited the shop with out my French Dictionary and tried to convince the bemused Telescope Enthusiast shop assistant that I wanted that Hedgehog.... pardon..... 30mins later a dismantled window display I walked proudly down the rue with Hedgehog in starry bag. She promptly named him Mark and I hope he sits next to her full size stuffed tiger... Happy Birthday Sophie.
14/11/06: Our Building Is Naked
Our building has been undraped of all its surrounding trees, before it had a green skirt all around pretty but damaging to the building. It is a shame there is no snow on the logs outside and we do not have an open fire inside, could of been very pre-christmas.
14/11/06: Dressing Eric Duyckaerts
17/11/06: Shoe Dancing
You must go and see Pippa's You Tube about our shoe arrival in The Shop at Maison Berteaux it's very funny. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNvGm7mxjyA
Seems like a micro trend above Wak at Darren's leaving sporting a flashy pair purchased new down Electric Avenue.
17/11/06: Anina at the studio working the phones.
Trying to get Wak up and running with phone.
17/11/06: VIVA JESSIE!
I know that Mark has already put the pictures up from Natalie and Jon's party but I simply had to have you here Jessie (my blogging is on average 1 month behind). People say St. Martin's produces star students but look who is glowing most!
This is COBRASNAKE in Utah.
18/11/06: DAY 1 IN SINGAOORE
18/11/06: DAY1 EVENING (MONDAY)
So, we were free from 6pm. Headed to town for a drink...well, it was so spookily quiet and empty everywhere. These koi carps probably were the only living souls we saw all night. Still, we managed to get quite tipsy...apparently, nobody goes out on Monday nights.
18/11/06: Rehearsal, hair and make up...
18/11/06: STREET STYLE v.s. MODERN ICE AGE
18/11/06: SHAVED COCONUTS
And guess what, the coconut saga continues...Coco's relatives from the east are very clean shaven
Monsoon or not, Christmas is just around the corner. I take my hat off for keeping your cool in this heat, Mr.Santa and Mr.Snowman.
18/11/06: OUR DEAR FRIENDS IN SINGAPORE
Never thought that I would see the lady whose music kept our neighbours awake late at night at home in all places, Singapore. The lady with a charismatic performance on stage and colourful lyrics that you wouldn't want to share with your mother was in fact very polite, friendly and petit sweet fruit off stage.
18/11/06: GOOD NIGHT
Phew! It was a marathon blogging today. I gave myself a treat of a Saturday without fabric swatches and numerous files( love them dearly, but it was nice to be a slob for a day. Will be back on track tomorrow). Good night.
20/11/06: Christmas Coming
27/11/06: Lifeblog post - Video
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28/11/06: Furnishing Fabric
At Pete and John's space with a run of our Tapestry furnishing fabric still wet on the table.
28/11/06: Diane In London
I had the chance to meet Diane Pernet
last week, collected her from Eurostar and went to the Iqons launch party. The following day we had the chance to meet again and I escorted her back to the station to return to Paris. It was nice to catch up sitting in Chinese Tea shop on Berwick Street made it feel quite french with people just stopping by and saying hello. It was good to see fellow traveller Yuni turn up on her birthday.
29/11/06: Sarah Stockbridge
Sarah has agreed to be our fit model for the new A/W collection a bit of a scoop. Laura our regular fit model unfortunately is now in full time employment. Funny what the playground at school can assist with as Sarah's daughter attends the same school as ours, on her first fitting she wanted to cut everything up as in the picture.