Tuesday, January 24, 2012

RUNNING WITH SCISSORS


THE EARLY HOURS OF THE MORNING SAW MISS MIDNIGHT OVER HERE HACKING INTO CLOTHES, MIDDLE SCHOOL STYLE.  OUR LOVE OF BRETON KNOWS NO BOUNDS, (LOOK HERE) BUT SUDDENLY A CLASSIC ST JAMES WAS BEGGING FOR A FOR A LACE DOWN THE FRONT.

THERE WAS NO ONE TO YELL AT US FOR DESTROYING OUR CLOTHES THIS TIME AROUND, (EVERYONE WAS ASLEEP), SO WE MARKED THAT SUCKER UP AND WENT TO TOWN. WE STRUNG THAT THING UP WITH PIPING STRING (NO SHOELACES ABOUT, APPARENTLY) AND ITS KIND OF DOING IT FOR US.
IT FEELS LIKE A VERY HUMBLE HOMAGE TO ORIGINAL PUNK MS. WESTWOOD, AND NOW OUR BRETON DOESN'T LOOK LIKE ITS TRYING TO EAT OUR NECK. SWEET SUCCESS.



Monday, January 23, 2012

COOKIE MONSTERS

THOUGH WE NO LONGER LIVE IN HONG KONG WHERE CHINESE NEW YEAR SEES PROPER CELEBRATION (DANCING IN THE STREET, CHAMPIONSHIP DUMPLING EATING, MONEY HAND-OUTS), WE STILL CELEBRATED WITH A (MSG LADEN?) WUNDERBAR DINNER AND ENDED UP WITH A VERY PROMISING FORTUNE INDEED.
HAPPY YEAR OF THE DRAGON, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT. WE'RE HOPING FOR MANY REVELATIONS AND ADVENTURES THIS YEAR TO COME. 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

MOVING HOUSE

SO WE'VE WORKED OUR LITTLE FINGERS TO THE BONE, BUT ITS OFFICIAL: THERES A HIPPIE IN HARRODS NOW, WE WERE INVITED, WE DIDN'T EVEN CRASH THE PARTY. GO SAY HELLO ON THE 4TH FLOOR AT THE 9LONDON CORNER.
WE'RE ALSO AT THE DIVINE KATRINA PHILLIPS IN NOTTING HILL AND AT LOVELY EMILY EVANS BOUTIQUE IN SLOANE SQUARE. 

THIS WEEK HAS SEEN ALIX OF BOHEMIA BEING STOCKED AT SOME PRETTY HEAVY REAL ESTATE; WE'LL TAKE A TEPEE IN ANY OF THOSE POSTCODES HAPPILY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. 
 FOR THIS MOST RECENT WORK, WE EXPLORED WHITE ON WHITE TEXTURE, AND KEPT THE STORY SIMPLE, TURQUOISE, YELLOW WITH A DASH OF CORAL AND FUSCHIA. ITS ALL A RIFF ON THE OLD FAVOURITE CAMELIA, IN ALL HER GATHERED GLORY. 



Sunday, January 15, 2012

LA FAMIGLIA





FRANKLY WE'RE SPOILED FOR CHOICE WHEN IT COMES TO THE IMAGES BEN TOOK OF DOODLE, THE MINX, LOLO AND ME AND THE PUPPIES OVER CHRISTMAS. WE CAN'T STOP LOOKING AT THEM, LET ALONE CHOOSE OUR FAVOURITES. WE LOVE THAT THE SETTING APPEARS AS AN ECLECTIC WONDERLAND, THOUGH ITS ACTUALLY THE HOUSE WE GREW UP IN, TAXIDERMY, TSAR, PRAYER FLAGS AND ALL. 


BELOW, A SMATTERING OF OUR CURRENT FAVOURITES.













ALL IMAGES COURTESY OF MBV PHOTOGRAPHY. GO AND SAY HELLO TO THE SWEET THING AND PERUSE HER SUBLIME WORK HERE.


TOGS ARE ALIX OF BOHEMIA, MIXED WITH VINTAGE AND BITS FROM HERE AND THERE (THE MINX MADE THE BOW TIES). SAY HELLO OR ASK A QUESTION TO US HERE.

Friday, January 13, 2012

WHITEOUT

IT MUST BE THE LACK OF SNOW IN LONDON THATS CAUSING  GENUINE WINTER NOSTALGIA, INSPIRING OUR PALATE OF PAPER WHITES WITH NUBBY BITS AND STRIPES, ACCENTED WITH MEXICAN LACE.














































OUR HEADS HAVE BEEN DOWN WORKING ON A CAPSULE COLLECTION FOR A SUPER FABULOUS BRITISH INSTITUTION DUE NEXT WEEK. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING IT IN SITU, BUT UNTIL THEN WE'RE SEWING LIKE BANSHEES THROUGH THE WEEKEND. 



Tuesday, January 10, 2012

LA FAMILLE BOHEMIE


IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T BEEN FOLLOWING ALONG THIS WHOLE TIME, OUR YOUNGEST BROTHER CALEB IS WEARING THE ALIX OF BOHEMIA THEODORA SMOKING JACKET AND RICKIE SHORTS WHILE CHANNELING CHAZ IN OUR LIVING ROOM. WHAT CAN I SAY? HE LOOKS GOOD IN THE TOGS, AND OUR MAMA ALWAYS ENCOURAGED A LITTLE CROSS DRESSING. 

ITS PART OF A WHOLE TENENBAUMS STROKE ALICE IN WONDERLAND (ALIX IN WONDERLAND?) SHOOT WE DID WITH THE DIVINELY BOHEMIAN BENEDICTE, OUR WILDLY TALENTED AUNT. YOU CAN SEE HER TAKE ON THE SHOOT, HER BLOG AND SOME MORE IMAGES HERE.

WE'LL BE SHARING OUR FAVOURITE MOMENTS SOON, WHERE WE PLAY WITH GUNS AND PUPPIES AND CYRILO WEARS A FAKE MUSTACHE.



Wednesday, January 4, 2012

ARTWORKS: ALL

IN AN ATTEMPT TO SAVOUR THE LAST MOMENTS OF HOLIDAY, WE WANDERED UP TO THE GUGGI TO CHECK OUT MAURIZIO CATTELAN'S RETROSPECTIVE ALL.

THE ITALIAN ENFANT TERRIBLE OF THE ART WORLD HAS HUNG PRACTICALLY HIS ENTIRE BODY OF WORK IN HARNESSES FROM THE CEILING, SO HIS REPETOIRE APPEARS AS IF BEING AIRLIFTED: TAXIDERMY, WAX SCULPTURES AND ALL. 
ABOVE, THE IMPOSSIBLY SORROWFUL HORSE KEEPS WATCH OVER THE CENTRE OF THE GALLERY.
EVEN PABLO P (THE FATHER OF US ALL) MAKES A FEW APPEARANCES WITH HIS INFLATED HEAD AND HIS SIGNATURE BRETON STRIPES:
BEHOLD, A PRAYING HITLER, A WATCHFUL EYE, AND A NEW USE FOR DUCT TAPE (AS IF WE NEEDED ANOTHER)

OUR HUMBLE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THIS INCREDIBLE MOBILE DO NOT DO CATTELAN'S WORK JUSTICE. YOU MUST RUN OVER TO THE UPPER EAST SIDE AND CHECK OUT THIS WONDERFUL FOLLY, POLITICAL SATIRE, EXISTENTIAL CRISIS AND CELEBRATION. ALL  IS ALL FABULOUS; WE WISH OUR HOUSE LOOKED LIKE THIS.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

LIGHT UP THE SKY








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BEFORE WE LEFT FOR THE BEACH, MAMAN REMINDED ME SHE DIDN'T RAISE US TO BE 'HEATHENS AND HOOLIGANS'. WE'VE PUT THAT NOTION TO THE TEST THIS LAST WEEK OF HOLIDAY INTERLUDE. ON THE EVE OF THE NOUVELLE ANNEE, WE LIT FIREWORKS ON THE SAND, DANCED OUR TOOTSIES OFF, HOOTIN' AND HOLLERIN'. IF LAST NIGHT'S FESTIVITIES WERE ANY INDICATION OF THE COMING YEAR, THIS 2012 IS TO BE A RUTHLESS CRIPPLER.