Posts Tagged ‘Celebrity’

Lovely Local London Diva – Paloma Faith.

Monday, July 16th, 2012

Paloma Faith shot by Roger Deckker for US ELLE, wearing Antonio Berardi.

I had the pleasure and the honour to work with the delicious and delightful Paloma Faith recently for US ELLE.

I hope I get a chance to share the other shots soon, as I swooned at the glory of  the Emilia Wickstead ball gown and she looked hot in the maroon velvet bias cut Ralph Lauren evening gown number!

Sharing My Chertastic Daze in Bella’s Dalston Wonderland Swirls xxx

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Cher Lloyd for Flavor Cover Shoot with Bella Howard.

Am more than slightly in love with this Mishka Vintage Victorian velvet cape.

When worlds collide…

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Jessie Ware in Worth Couture, for The Hunger, shot by Rankin.

Rankin’s studio is literally around the corner from mine: I love that the corner of North London is both curiously anonymous, yet quietly fabulous..  I love London; hope you like this shoot.

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

My auntie's handmade patchwork quilt comes out to play for this Cher Lloyd cover shoot.

The Power of White

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

Gwyneth Paltrow: Oscars red carpet 2012, dress by Tom Ford.

White reflects all colours; it is purity, bridal, innocent and clean.  Like stark modern architecture, what I loved about this look was how it was a catwalk breath of fresh air on a normally overdone LA red carpet.  The cape adds confidence and drama with it’s strong silhouette, outlining a streamlined body con beauty of a dress.  This is how to stand apart on the walk of fame – in a good way – see that smirk, she knows she looks good!  As a stylist, I would be delighted to have a client allow me to let her be this brave and realise that by combining a strong shape with a simple line and colour you maximise your best dressed list results; Tom Ford for this I salute you.

Sir Ben Kingsley shoot out now in Corduroy Magazine.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Sir Ben Kingsley Shoot for Corduroy Magazine, with Peter Ash Lee.

Lovely Lily – Shoot out now in Corduroy Magazine.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Lily Cole for Corduroy Magazine with Photographer Peter Ash Lee.

The Green Eyes Have it! Weblink of my Sophie Ellis Bextor Shoot: Out this month. We Channelled Studio 54 and danced in an SE1 Studio to Donna!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011


by AMNESIA MAGAZINE14.08.2011She's electricThere’s nothing cooler than Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Her dark hair, the tattoo on her arm that reads ‘Family’ inside a red heart, the love with which she speaks of her kids and how they set up tiny clubs at home while singing and dancing together. Sophie is a pop star and our weak spot. Her latest album, ‘Make a Scene’, will make us dream at Amnesia on 21st August.

The cover artwork for ‘Make a Scene’ is beautiful. Sophie in black and white, her eyes wide open, calm, the mouth just opening. Almost like a Mark Ryden character. This inspiring picture makes us think of a teen Sophie, almost gothic. She’s glad that the pictures in her new album communicate so much: “I love that you love the pictures! The photographer is Ben Weller. I wanted something that looked classic and I love that eerie look that black and white photos have to offer. We worked together for a couple of days, to gather up the pace and relax, and the idea evolved into something slightly different. I love the pictures where my hair is kind of billowing. I would’ve loved the picture on the back to be the cover!”

The cover is not the only evocative thing. The title of one of her new songs, ‘Heartbreak (Make Me a Dancer)’, is also evocative. Just by reading it you can picture her dancing alone in her room or in some club, melancholy. Where can we find her dancing? “Probably at home with my kids. I love playing them the music I love and we’re always singing. They also have a record player with club lights in their bedroom, so we can always set up a home club. I also dance at clubs, but that’s normally when I’m working, playing a set or a live gig. If I have the night off, I’ll usually just meet up with friends in the neighbourhood or I’ll go out for dinner with my husband. I dance enough on stage!”

And speaking about stages. Imagining her on the Amnesia stage is a powerful image. So pale, so incredibly beautiful and slightly ethereal. It’s great to have a dark-haired pop star… Sophie, please don’t ever dye your hair blonde. “My hair’s been red, blonde, even pink… but I’ll always be dark-haired in my heart”.




Shhhh!!! A Preview of this afternoon’s Studio 54-themed shoot with Sophie Ellis Bextor

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Too Much is Just Enough Ladies!

Sophie striking a pose in the first look from this afternoon’s shoot.

Such a lovely day: great team, Sophie was a total pleasure.

Top: : Beyond Retro

Body: American Apparel

Skirt: House of Holland

Shoes: Bordello




Eye shadow and shoe harmony: the all new matchy-matchy...

Jacket: Mishka Vintage

Blouse: Atelier Mayer

Trousers: Topshop

Shoes: Topshop

Fade to Grey: Sophie Sways and Swirls to Donna Disco in Halson Heritage.

Dress: Halston Heritage

Shoes: Terry de Havilland

Dukey Dreamboat: my gorgeous baby boy on set.

So great to be able to combine the madness of styling with the earthiness of mothering, thanks to everyone for being so open-minded, I love days like these…



Lace, Feathers, Sequins and Satin: All These Treasures and More at Mishka Vintage.

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Mishka Vintage

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Treasures resplendent.

One balmy evening two years ago, driving a back-route from Jeremy’s parents through North London, I had one of those rare stop the car please (!!!) moments, as we chanced on Mishka Vintage’s closed potential.  My only other equally memorable stop the car moment, being somewhere in the Transylvanian mountains of Rumania in 1995, when I saw the multi-coloured fantasia-incarnate of a hand embroidered 100 year old traditional folkloric waistcoat.  I live in a world of clothes: literally surrounded with treasures sourced over the past 20 (eek!) + years, plus the weekly supply of designer options prepped in, edited, shot and returned for editorials.  Ergo, I am not easily impressed: I knew this had that rare alchemic frisson where magic realism meets vintage treasure trove.  The window was filled to brimming with stories: Victorian lace,  deco lingerie, 50′s dresses, 70′s clutches; layer upon layer of beautiful things.

History was my route into fashion: a childhood geeky addiction to history reference books fed into my frequent flyer time traveller daydreams, leading me to start my own vintage collection aged 7, as I felt entranced (and still do) by the stories and skills used to create such pieces.  I would imagine people’s lives when these clothes were made; how their world felt and looked.  Never for me just tired old rags: a Flemish lace collar, a beaded deco bag, or a velvet Victorian jacket, has always felt just as fantastic as the this season’s must-haves I work with on a weekly basis for the fashion styling day-job and with the added bonus of running their own  storyline: one filled with gilt-edged glamour, music hall melodrama, or Hollywood dialogue.

While organising my wedding 2 summers ago, I took the drive out past Crouch End one Saturday, between bouts of buying most of North London’s charity shops stock of vintage china for the wedding, to see what lay inside the promise of this newly found delight.  In my head the owner would be old, eccentric and prone to hoarding.  Imagine my surprise therefore, when I met the smiling glamour that is Lizzie Greene: a woman who manages to combine motherhood, high heels, a predilection for bold lipsticks and an encyclopedic knowledge of British 20th Century fashion design.  ie my kind of woman: someone for whom too much is just enough, while geeking out on quirky sartorial trivia; albeit yes indeed known to hoard, or as I like to term it to my husband: archiving.

Say cheese Jet: Lizzie with her youngest son Jet.

Jet is quite the mini rock star and taken to lying on furs, while making Darth Vadar noises.

Towards the light: Mishka's red mood section.

Sorbetastic treasures.

True blue, baby I love you....

Lounge lizard jackets for Studio 54 moments...

Lizzie has become a dear friend: someone who has lent me the most precious pieces for my editorial shoots, as well as a first port of call for music or advertising jobs, as her clothes often add a necessarily unique flourish.  The skirt I used for Charlotte Church’s recent single cover, was a Mishka purchase.

Charlotte Church: Back to Scratch.

Worn with Rochas, to me the Mishka Vintage Victorian Cape makes the outfit. Taken From my Shoot for Grey AW10; Photographer: Stefano Galuzzi.

The Bat's Brits 2010 bag: a Mishka find.

This afternoon I was there returning pieces lent for 2 of my 3 shoots this week: one for Six Magazine, one with Lily Cole for Corduroy.  However, if you were my styling client and looking for that one-off party dress, wow factor wedding gown, or retro-referenced Annie Hall meets Celine this season piece, Mishka Vintage would be on our list of must-dos.  When you do get there, take the time: this is not a 5 minute Primark collision course.  Chat to Lizzie, allow yourself to relax into remembering/experiencing what boutique-style one on one smiling service feels like; then see what magic you walk away with.

Mishka Vintage Clothing

212a, Middle Lane
N8 7LA
London (London)
Main phone:
020 8341 3853