Tropi Girls.

The ladies from the 1970 cryptozoology film Skullduggery. The Tropi are bipedal hairy hominoids, which are so-called "missing links" living in the jungles of New Guinea.

One of the girls on the runway at Charlie Le Mindu

Harmony Korine's Trash Humpers.

Experimental cult director Harmony Korine, best known for the sceenplay Kids (which he wrote when he was just 18) and his movies Gummo, Juilen Donkey-Boy and Mister Lonely, has been a prominent figure in independent film throughout the past decade. This weekend, at London Film Festival, there will be a public screening of his highly-anticipated new film Trash Humpers, a kind of OAP 'Jackass' with REAL weirdos.

Filmed in the visual style that mimics a worn VHS home video, the film features a "loser-gang cult-freak collective" and their whereabouts in Nashville Tennessee. They literally hump trash cans, defecate, masturbate and sing nonsense verses. They seem mentally challenged, or at least emotionally and socially stunted. These characters were inspired by people Korine observed in Nashville as a child. He has described them as "the neighborhood bogeymen who worked at Krispy Kreme and would wrap themselves in shrubbery, cover themselves with dirt, and peep through the windows of other neighbors."

The Public Screening of Trash Humpers will be shown at the 53rd BFI London Film Festival on October 24th @ NFT1, 9PM and October 26th @ Vue Screen 9, 4.15PM.


K O M A K I N O S/S 2010 by Luigi & Luca.

This is the video look book shot on my roof terrace for Komakino's Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Directed by Italian art duo Luigi & Luca, known for their controversial and sexually explicit photo-performances. In their work, Luigi and Luca play the main subject of their usually intimate and pornographic images, each taking turn to shoot one another using a tripod, meticulously assembling the various parts during the editing process.

Modelled by Luca

Behind the scenes...

Annika & Gina aka Cobra Killer LIVE @ The Lexington 15.10.09.


Allyson Mitchell.

I came across Canadian artist Allyson Mitchell on Magic Pony, an online shop and gallery for contemporary art. Two of her ceramic piece's called called Humanimals caught my eye - Poodley Poo, a weird and slightly ugly human faced French poodle sat on a blue cushion and Puss Puss, a Persian-like cat with a human head (which I believe to be Allyson's), just the kind of thing I would have on my mantelpiece!

I also love her furry 'ladybeast' sculptures Lady Sasquatch, a feminised version of the Canadian mythical creature Sasquatch or Bigfoot. Mitchell created Lady Sasquatch with her hairy breasts, armpits as a parody to question some of the values that we hold as common sense - like women should have no body hair, small thin white bodies are the only ones that are sexy and that those bodies are constructed and reproduced solely for the pleasure of the heterosexual male gaze.

Mitchell is a maximalist artist working predominately in sculpture, installation and film. Since 1997, she has been melding feminism and pop culture to play with contemporary ideas about sexuality, autobiography, and the body, largely through the use of reclaimed textile and abandoned craft. She also performs extensively with Pretty Porky and Pissed Off, a fat performance troupe, as well as publishing both writing and music.

You can buy yourself your very own Poodley Poo or Puss Puss @ Magic Pony, for JUST $1500.



When they say two heads are better then one, Lucy McRae and Bart Hess have proved this to be true. The duo, based in Holland have collaborated on project called LucyandBart, working within the worlds of fashion, architecture and performance, they use various materials from paper to tights to balloons and bubbles, creating future human shapes discovering ways to mutate and manipulate the body into a form of art or a genetically modified humanoid.


Sonia Biacchi.

These are the experimental costumes created by Italian costumier Sonia Biacchi, used for the more avant-garde theatre and ballet performances. Two of Biacchi's famous costumes have been purchased by French couturier Pierre Cardin, famous for his 'space-age' designs. Biacchi's work is still exhibited in his Paris museum.

Kelly's Skull Dress.

This is the amazing skull dress Thom Ravnholdt (who I have mentioned in a previous post) made for London club host Kelly Jean Drinkwater, commissioned by notorious Club DJ and promoter Buster Bennett (Nuke'em All/Anti Social/Yr Mum & Ya Dad) for a Halloween flyer back in 2007. I WANT oneaaagh!!!

Photo by Eoin Whelan

You can check out more of his creations at Thom Ravnholdt Creative, his online portfolio.

Miroslaw Balka's How It Is @ Tate Modern.

Polish artist Miroslaw Balka has been unveiled as the tenth artist commissioned in The Unilever Series for the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern. The work, called How It Is, is a humongous steel chamber resembling a 13m-high and 30m-long shipping container, raised on 2m-high steel legs in the middle of the gallery. From pictures, the interior appears as a black, open void, facing the end wall of the Turbine Hall and swallowing the light. Gallery staff are expecting to fit around 60 visitors at a time into the looming darkness, where they will struggle even to see the people next to them. Who knows, who or what you will bump into!

Balka's work is influenced by his Catholic upbringing as well as the fractured history of his native country. In recent years, he has focused on the Holocaust as a permanent scar on the collective memory. He refers it to 'A box in which we can place our miseries' . This all my look and sound rather dark, but I can't wait to see it, 'm sure it's going to look and feel pretty intense!

How It Is opens to the public from tomorrow until April 5th 2010.

Tim Burton: Trick & Treats.

It's nearly Halloween, my favourite time of the year! And photographer Tim Walker has conjured up an eyeful of terribly tasty treats in October's Magical Fashion issue of Harper's Bazaar.

In anticipation of Tim Burton's major retrospective at New York's Museum of Modern Art in November, Walker has shot a 13-page spread inspired by the director/producer/writer/artist's dark and quirky films, such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and the Nightmare Before Christmas. The shoot features Burton himself and creations by the usual suspects - McQueen, Chanel, Balmain, Vuitton, Gaultier, YSL, Margiela and a clear inflatable bubble costume incasing a black $2695 D&G dress designed by my friend Thom Ravnholdt!

Tim Burton at MoMA, starts November 22nd 2009 until April 26th 2010.

Tim Burton

Tim Walker