The Alex Box Book shot by Rankin.

I'm sure you have heard... Make up maverick, Ms Ales Box will be unleashing her much-anticipated new book and exhibition next month, collaborating with photographer Rankin, who shot the images for the book. Releasing the first ever extensive collection of her intricate and unconventional images of beauty in fashion.

Alex works with some of the biggest names in fashion, creating her cutting edge looks for designers such as Gareth Pugh, Karl Largerfeld, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney and Chanel. And leading the field in experimental beauty she is a regular contributor to Vogue, Numero , I-D, Dazed and Confused Another Magazine and V.

Alex is also the creative director of leading cutting edge makeup brand Illamsaqua, and has been shaping and creating the brands image and product from conception.

The book, Alex Box will be available at bookshops from October 22 at £50. The exhibition will be hosted at Rankin's new Kentish Town gallery, The Annroy, on October 23rd till November 22nd. GO SEE!!!

Annroy Gallery




Anish Kapoor @ The Royal Academy.

Yesterday, in my lunch break, I speed-walked up Saville Row (Whilst smoking a fag) to the Royal Academy of Arts to see the new Anish Kapoor exhibition. Luckily I didn't have to spend 12 quid to get in, as my mate Nicky got me in for free! (Cheers Nick!) In the Annenberg Courtyard is the 'Tall tree and the eye', a major new sculpture, a cluster of giant mirrored stainless-steel balls reflecting and distorting its surroundings.

I really went to see the monumental work 'Svayambh', the title of which comes from a Sanskrit word meaning ‘self-generated’. Svayambh is a monstrous and sinister piece which moves slowly through the galleries across the entire breadth of Burlington House. Because of its size and colour, It made me think of a train heading to Auschwitz or death train full of people compacted together to form a large block of moving flesh, squeezing its way through the galleries large ornate doorways on its way to hell. This all might sound a bit dark, but it is actually quite beautiful.

I also wanted to see 'Shooting in the corner', which consists of a gas powered cannon firing (every 20 mins) large amounts of burgundy coloured 'gunk' through a gallery archway that will build up against the walls and floor over next 3 months.

Other pieces include, a number of new and previously unseen works, a select group of Kapoor’s early pigment sculptures, beguiling mirror-polished stainless-steel sculptures and cement sculptures on display for the first time.

The Anish Kapoor exhibition is at the Royal Academy of Arts until 11th December 2009.

Anish Kapoor

The Royal Academy

House of Cards.

Last Friday, I went to see the House of Cards exhibition with Fred Butler (prop/accessories designer extraordinaire and lovely lay'dee) at the Haunch of Venison Gallery. The exhibition was a collection of work by 53 different artists, photographers and fashion designers, each whom had designed a playing card in order to create a complete deck of cards.

Sorry the images are a bit dark... I was being watched! So no flash I'm affraid : (

Basso & Brooke (Namalee as model, Charlie did the hair!) - Queen of Hearts

Rankin - King of Diamonds

Mark Quinn - The Joker

Queen Viv - Queen of Spades

The Champan Bros. - Jack of Spades

Henry Holland - Four of Diamonds

D*Face - Queen of Clubs

Polly Morgan - Ten of Hearts

Other participants included: Damien Hirst, Alexander McQueen, Jamie Reid, Rachel Whitebread, David Bailey, Sir Terence Conran, Stephen Webster, Giles Deacon and others.

The artists, all of whom donated their time and work for free, worked alongside Leo Burnett London, who devised the concept as part of their House of cards campaign for Shelter, the housing and homeless charity. The campaign was designed to raise awareness of the depth of the housing problem in the UK, where 65,000 families will loose their home this year alone.

Stills from video installation for shelter.

Unfortunately, Its a bit too late to see the exhibition yourself, as all the artworks where auctioned off last night, with all proceeds going to Shelter. But, in the gallery shop you can still purchase a limited edition A5 pack of cards in slipcases for just £70. They are also available at shelterhouseofcards.org.uk.

Haunch of Venison Gallery

Make a donation to Shelter


Heartkore Productions Presents...

Saint Roxanne & High Priestess Kiddy Drown! Roxanne is a friend of mine from San Fransisco, who lived with Charlie in Berlin and with us in London. He is a amazing performance artist who is currently residing somewhere in the Far East! So WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

Piers Atkinson S/S 2010.

Piers' saucy 'Sex on the Brain' collection, modeled by performance artiste and drag cabaret star the amazing Ryan Styles, is a range of colourful and fruity headwear incorporating cherries, lips and bananas with flesh coloured leather and studs. Perfect for any summer wedding or ladies day at the races. And for those wanting a cheaper, but no less exciting option, a more affordable range is in the pipeline for Topshop.

More looks are available at Piers Atkinson's website

For press enquiries, please contact Blow PR.


Cathal O'Brian for auds S/S 2010.

This is Cathal's brilliant 80's inspired short film for the launch of auds accessories, featuring none other than the gorgeous Liz of L I Z Ltd.

This year, Audrey Ang the designer behind 'auds' launched her new label and new collection of contemporary, through seasonless items - A range of jewellery including broaches, necklaces, hair accessories and yes! Even Knuckle dusters! This London Fashion Week Audrey presented her S/S 2010 collection at jewellers Kabiri in Marylebone, London, alongside an exhibition of photos by Billa Baldwin featuring London fashion and club glitteratti adorning the creations from auds.

The auds collection of accessories are made from a modern mix of plastic, mirror and hair. The stylish accessories add beauty when worn, function when used as a mirror. 'All the items are desirable objects in their own right and designed to give visual satisfaction when worn or when left on your dressing table'.

auds is sold exclusively at Kabiri in the UK and Lane Crawford in Asia.

Film by Cathal O'Brian.

Hair: Chairlie Le Mindu.

Make up: ViKtor Charles.

Model: Liz Bisoux.


Cathal O'Brian


K O M A K I N O S/S 2010

My best mates, design duo Fe & Jin Capalbo aka Komakino, presented their innovative and conceptual menswear for the second time this London Fashion Week. Inspired by iconoclasm, they have deconstructed religious, political and classic images and recomposed them into their new collection of refined tailoring and deconstruction using leathers, printed panels and fabric manipulations.

They have fused military, neo-classical and street details like decomposed rubber couture with the help of latex designer Atsuko Kudo. They have also designed jewellery pieces, manufactured by Dog State, and partnered with accessories designer Keko Hainswheeler; adding organic metal headpieces to their minimal collection.

Styled by Love Magazine's Anders Solvsten Thomsen

Komakino S/S 2010 @ Vauxhall Fashion Scout.

K O M A K I N O is available to buy exclusively at Candy (Japan) and Midwest (Japan)

For press enquiries, please contact Lisa or Taka @ Blow PR. Click second image link on the top-left for the Komakino website.

Atsuko Kudo

Keko Hainswheeler