I met Clare Acheson, features editor of Global Color Research, on the first week of the fabulous Sketchbook Pop Up Shop, which is still going on til the end of this week (check schedule). She had just chaired an excellent four panel talk on print vs. online and I simply had to shoot her tights.
When I'd started blogging last year, a cool 18 year old student in China, the Sleek Geek (alas, no longer blogging) had hand drawn a similar pair. I kept after her to do it as a line, and she sent me a pair with my name in Mandarin. I posted about it a few times, then wore it once to September's LFW, hand washed it... she'd done it with non-indelible ink! My tears mingled, like rain, with the smokey indigo ink, swirling round my sink.
Lucky, Clare's tights are not only washable, but WE CAN BUY THEM. She was telling me about this great duo, young girls (sisters? or am I confusing them with Rodarte?) from Glasgow. The company is called BEBAROQUE and considering how creative, innovative, and unusual they are (each pair are hand screened) the prices aren't that outrageous: I believe her pair are the Barbarella, and they're just under £30.00. They sell them also at Liberty.
The Sketchbook Pop Up Shop is just the most amazing place. I'd have posted more shots but a), everyone already was posting on it and b) I have other street style shots I need to show you first. The original Sketchbook online magazine was created a year ago by Wafa Alobaidat, left and the pop up shop is the brainchild of Rachel Menashy, right. Brains + Beauty, both of them. And warm. Professional. Get shit done. Our kind of people.
SAVE THE DATES: check the SKETCHBOOK SCHEDULE for deadlines.
SKETCHBOOK SAMPLE SALE featuring Yan To, Alice Palmer, Viking Wong, Swagga and Soul, Harriet’s Muse, Ada Zandition, Heidi Mottram and Dejan Agatonovic • Friday 16th April 2010, 11am-7pm
Tatty Devine Lecture – Diary of a Decade • Saturday 17th April 2pm
or tweet them. I'm definitely going back.
Last but not least: Hedvig's latest foot wear. When we asked her who made them and she said Acne, we all swooned. They're not cheap, but man oh man. Here they are, btw.
Oh I just remembered the reason I put this post together. Have you figured it out? Yes, indeedy, it's those turquoise nails. I was thinking about this whole nail colour mania the other day during yoga class (actually, it was the part where we're meant to be quieting our minds). I mean, crazy old world: people on waiting lists for Chanel colours... it's a bottle of paint! It's insane and yet, we're all caught up in it now. Females, that is: we're cuckoo for cupcakes, and cuckoo for crazy colour on our nails.
Why is that? I have my theories, but I want to hear your thoughts. And while we're at it, what colour are you wearing right this minute? I'm wearing lilac, from Opi. Actually, I just checked the bottle, it's called LUCKY LUCKY LAVENDER. Hah! Great name for a post title.