Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Dita Von Teese

Today is the birthday of Dita Von Teese, one of my favourite celebrities and one of my ultimate fashion icons.
This image is a painting I was meant to give her when I met her at a London book signing December last year, but I became so star struck I totally forgot to hand it to her. I hope I have another chance. I haven't shared it until now. I plan to paint her even more in the future. She is such an inspiration to me.

Friday, 17 September 2010


I am working on an image, inspired by the current fashion of 'Aviator jackets'. I bought a gorgeous leather one myself a week ago. It has this lovely fake fur collar and its so comfy! I have this image in mind of what I want the final image to look like, inspired by some poster art of the World war 2 era.

I haven't had much time to draw recently, I've been working a lot in various places. I also damaged my back during a gym session which makes most simple tasks very painful. I am still recovering from that.

I am finding the odd day where I have some time to draw, though there are many ideas trapped inside my head at the moment that I can't seem to find the time to get out! no rest for the wicked!

Friday, 10 September 2010

Inspiring Designers/ Artists

This post is not about my own work but the work of some very inspiring and talented ladies I know.

A few weeks ago I had the absolute pleasure of being able to (twice) witness the collaboration between my ex-housemate, friend and photographer Anna Swiczeniuk, aka: Aiko273 and the designer and super multitalented front-woman of the band Angelspit Amelia Arsenic aka: destroyx

These two are a huge inspiration to me and not to mention, two of the nicest and most creative people I have ever met.
This particular shoot was for Amelia's new fashion range 'A is for arsenic'

I was so delighted to be able to watch behind the scenes as the still life product shots and separate model photo-shoots were carefully set up and designed by both Anna and Amelia. The models as well were the gorgeous Nina Kate of Jane Doe Latex and her husband Stitch_D of the band The Defiled. Hair styling was by Ceri of Snarl Hair.

So go here and CHECK IT OUT!


I even got a mention as an assistant which was far too kind of Amelia as I merely provided some fishing wire, helped hang some props up and looked on amazed as the shoots took place. lol

Also, here are some links to Amelia's other sites:

Blog:'Your daily dose of destruction'
Make-up range: http://www.miss-x.net/
Angelspit band merchandise: BlackPillRedPill
Etsy for Miss X jewelry: Miss X laboratories

(told you she was multi talented!)

Anna's portfolio is linked above and here: http://aiko273.co.uk/

A big thank you to them all for letting me help out.