Moncler by Bruce Weber
Aquascutum by Tim Walker – watch the making-of video here
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE DISNEYROLLERGIRL IN THE DAZED/GSTAR BLOG AWARDS!
Wow wee. I finally made it to the Idea Books pop-up shop at St Martins Lane hotel. If you know Dover Street Market, you’ll know Idea Books. It’s the vintage book/magazine bit on the ground floor that is always heaving with vintage mag porn of the Interview/Ritz/Vogue variety alongside lots of lovely rare fash-art book finds. So the pop-up shop in St Martins Lane is like a bigger, sexier, even more enviable version of that. Put it this way: I’d happily live there.
Lovely Claudia who did work experience with me last year is in today’s Times magazine. Their reporter followed her and two other teenagers around at their school proms and published a feature in today’s supplement. Claudia also sent me this picture which wasn’t used but I absolutely love* – behold that rainbow of dresses! If I’d been in charge, this would have made the cover of the mag rather than boring old Brad Pitt.
I’m slightly resentful that we didn’t have proms in my day, God knows we had seen Grease enough times, we would have loved a prom. It’s also interesting that prom is only just being picked up by the mainstream UK media now. A few years ago when I worked on teen magazines, we would do a prom issue once a year and oh, what a production it was. We’d do the prom fashion shoot, the prom makeover, the prom beauty feature, the ‘Are you a Promzilla?’ quiz, the Win a Prom competition and on and on. But could we get decent prom dresses to use in the fashion shoots? No we could not, the only time you could get dressy dresses was at Christmas so we would cobble our features together out of whatever bits and pieces we could find. Here’s a message for high street retailers – prom is bloody massive, start exploiting it!