Photography

Talking with your hands



Karen Walker jewellery photographed by Advanced Style photographer Ari Seth Cohen

Wow, what a great set of editorial images from Ari Seth Cohen. These images are from Karen Walker’s recent jewellery shoot and feature the expressive hands of two of Ari Seth Cohen’s ‘Advance Style’ friends. I love the detail and styling here, and the amazing manicures.

The hands belong to two artistic, Calfornia-based ladies, Phyllis Sues and Roberta Haze. See the full shoot, and jewellery collection here.

Karen Walker jewellery shot by Advanced Style photographer Ari Seth Cohen
Karen Walker hands Advanced Style Ari Seth Cohen 3

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Ari Seth Cohen/Karen Walker
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Carnival vibes



Converse Notting Hill Carnival trainers

I might have to put aside my allegiance to plain off white All Star high tops, in deference to these Carnival tribute Chucks from Converse. Aren’t they jaunty? Converse has released these exclusive limited editions today on Converse.com (£70) along with two customised styles by British music artists Lady Leshurr and Clara Amfo.

I have a love-hate relationship with Carnival. I love the food and the vibes (I live on the fringes so we can get jerk chicken literally on our doorstep) but the crowds get worse every year as the route is inclined to pen people into certain streets. It was all so much chiller back in the day.

If you’re interested in the origins of Carnival, try to get your hands on the book, Carnival: A Photographic and Testimonial History of the Notting Hill Carnival by Ishmahil Blagrove Jr and Margaret Busby that came out a couple of years ago. The photography and storytelling are incredibly evocative, not to mention a wonderful history lesson.  (There’s a good piece on it here.) It looks like it might be out of print as it’s showing unavailable everywhere, but keep your eyes peeled…

A great book about Notting Hill Carnival by Allan Capitan Thornhill

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl/Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGES: Converse, Allan Capitan Thornhill
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THE DRG STYLE INDEX: CARTIER, MARIE MAROT, PAT MCGRATH, REPOSSI



Here’s the latest weekly DRG STYLE INDEX ranking, a round-up of the brands currently buzzing on my radar…

1. CARTIER ROCKS FOR RIHANNA
Rihanna Cartier cover for W with makeup by Pat McGrath
So much love for the W September issue cover, featuring Rihanna and allll the Cartier rocks her head could carry. Terry Jones directed the cover, Steven Klein shot it, Edward Enniful styled it and Pat McGrath painted the molten golden tear. Epic. (more…)



Pringle meets Loewe?



Pringle of Scotland Aw16 campaign by Harley weir

I’m madly loving the new look Pringle of Scotland, including the AW16 campaign shot by Harley Weir (above and below). (more…)