films

Deep cuts



cuts book Steve Brooks Gimme 5

It’s been a bit of a whirlwind month for CUTS, my hairdresser and London landmark of sorts. It’s a kind of ‘if you know, you know’ thing; it’s been around forever but was never treated as a ‘brand’, rather a word of mouth hangout that does very good hair. (Side note: they came out with the phrase ‘You Look Good’ long before anyone else.)

CUTS started in Kensington Market during the post-punk years, then progressed to Kensington Church Street (I would pass it on the way to school) and ended up in Soho where it’s been for a couple of decades. It’s where I went when I decided to go short in the early 90s. (more…)



See this – Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist



Vivienne Westwood documentary Lorna Tucker

“The most sustainable thing is to shut the company down – perhaps.”

Ooh I can’t wait to see ‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’, a new documentary that looks at the activist behind one of the world’s best known fashion designers. (more…)



Costume calls: Giulia Piersanti



Giulia Piersanti costume designer Call Me by Your Name by Alessandro Grassani for The New York Times

Am I the only person not to have seen ‘Call Me by Your Name’? This NYT profile of costume designer Giulia Piersanti (who is also a knitwear designer for brands like Céline and Balenciaga) is making me want to see it. I loved the Tilda Swindon costumes she did for director Luca Guadagnino’s 2015 masterpiece, ‘A Bigger Splash’. (more…)