Started From The Bottom Now My Whole Team Here: Paris: Day 1

Even the best laid plans---and my plans are nothing but such, you'd never see me charge into battle unprepared or heaven forbid do so and then moan about the less-than-desired outcome---can come crashing down on you like Jenga bricks. In my case what was to be my Paris trip with Max complete with detailed, themed itinerary was all for vain when he was waylaid in a war zone for another week or so (no biggie) rendering him quite unable to partake in our friendly rendezvous. However, when God shuts a door he opens a window, or rather I simply kick the door down, so rather than cancel my stay in Paris (never order a non-flexible Eurostar or apartment with strict cancellation. Just don't) I asked India to come with me instead. And so she did.


"If you escaped what we escaped you'd be in Paris getting f-ed up too!"
October 21, 2013

Started From The Bottom Now My Whole Team Here: Paris: Day 1

Even the best laid plans--- and my plans are nothing but such, you'd never see me charge into battle unprepared or heaven forbid do so...

Beautiful brutality: 'BRUTAL' by Lazarides & The Vinyl Factory Opening Night

Yesterday evening I headed down to 180 The Strand for the opening night of BRUTAL by Lazarides & The Vinyl Factory. "A BRUTAL show in a beautiful building for brutal times" said Steve Lazarides of this showcase of savage paintings, murals, film, dynamic installations, and dance interventions all of which I missed---apparently there was a man dislocating his shoulders for the amusement of all and sundry, which Diana exagerrated "He'll break his arms if you ask him to!"---but for a glimpse of a topless man in a gas mask casually wheeling his bike past.
I ran into good friends, acquaintances both new and old, and had a brief flirtation with a very handsome presenter with an illustrious career who obviously I'd never heard of because I live in a self-centric bubble. Oh and there were also very important art industry people who asked me what I did. I may have definitely said "I'm an illustrator who also draws comics but I'd really like to try my hand as a director!" and then showed them an Instagram video I took of my Romanian gypsy sisters and Jess twerking against a wall to Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 in motorcycle helmets and brandishing tools. It is art! How is it any less bizarre than the wares on display at the exhibition?!
October 15, 2013

Beautiful brutality: 'BRUTAL' by Lazarides & The Vinyl Factory Opening Night

Yesterday evening I headed down to 180 The Strand for the opening night of BRUTAL by Lazarides & The Vinyl Factory.  "A BRUTAL ...

F*** Prohibition, it's Josh Kane's Birthday


A birthday portrait I drew for Josh. Are portraits going to be the new birthday cakes? (Blog posts here and here) I think so. *hides*
October 14, 2013

F*** Prohibition, it's Josh Kane's Birthday

A birthday portrait I drew for Josh. Are portraits going to be the new birthday cakes? (Blog posts  here and here )  I think so. *hi...

Seize The Day Bed by Billy Zane

With my 'brah' Billy Zane...he's a cool dude.
Yesterday I ticked one thing off my bucket list. 
I met Billy Zane and confessed that whenever I give anyone advice I do a Zoolander and say "Listen to your friend Billy Zane. He's a cool dude." Strictly speaking that line has nothing to do with me giving advice, (it made even less sense when I said it to him) but I like to do it anyway (And this is why I'll never be cool, I'm too lame for the game). It's one of my personal favourite movie scenes. That shiz be i-c-o-n-i-c. 
October 11, 2013

Seize The Day Bed by Billy Zane

With my 'brah' Billy Zane...he's a cool dude. Yesterday I ticked one thing off my bucket list.  I met Billy Zane and...

I Have To Rant But I'll Try To Be Succinct and Eloquent.

*UPDATE (11 October 2013)* Source of said rant is now published! Read Week 2 of Audaciously Yours HERE.

Warning; bit of a rant ahead.

My father Whatsapped me yesterday. He'd just bought the latest issue of The Heat and 'Week 2' of Audaciously Yours (I'll publish it on the website tomorrow) was in it. He chided me about how I made a not-very-subtle but beautifully illustrated dig at someone we know. I was going to feign ignorance but this is my father, I have more respect for him than to act dumb, so I just assumed my favourite stance---moralistic high ground---and told him how the 'dig' a) was not about a person but rather a common and pervasive attitude of my contemporaries b) how art is a mirror and c) what you take from it (interpret it) says more about you than the artist, or even the art itselfWhich is all true but I felt a bit like a smug twat using 'art' as an excuse to, well, basically make snide observations about people who make snide observations about me...
October 10, 2013

I Have To Rant But I'll Try To Be Succinct and Eloquent.

*UPDATE (11 October 2013)* Source of said rant is now published! Read Week 2 of Audaciously Yours HERE . Warning; bit of a rant ahead...

No.41

Another evening, another launch party for another club/bar in Mayfair. Yesterday it was No.41 at 41 Conduit Street (The Westbury Hotel). There's another launch party this evening, with an open guest list, if you missed out on yesterday.
September 27, 2013

No.41

Another evening, another launch party for another club/bar in Mayfair. Yesterday it was No.41 at 41 Conduit Street (The Westbury Hotel) ...

✥ Ruski's Tavern launch ✥

Comrade India and Comrade Jasiminne. (I need a better Russian nickname) 
On Tuesday evening the cool cats (or bears, as you do in Russia) of London descended onto Kensington High Street for the grand launch of Ruski's Tavern. We've all been terribly excited for Antoin and Diego's new baby for a long time, given all the tantalising sneak peeks on social media and glowing reviews. And now it's finally come to fruition! 
September 26, 2013

✥ Ruski's Tavern launch ✥

Comrade India and Comrade Jasiminne. (I need a better Russian nickname)   On Tuesday evening   the cool cats (or bears, as you do in ...

Operation Christmas Child

This year I'm taking part in Operation Christmas Child - a wonderful project by Samaritan's Purse.
September 19, 2013

Operation Christmas Child

This year I'm taking part in  Operation Christmas Child  -  a wonderful project by Samaritan's Purse.

London Fashion Week SS14: Linda Farrow party

Last Sunday Le Baron hosted the Linda Farrow London Fashion Week party.
And when Tracy Sedino (the lovely lady behind Linda Farrow) throws a party, everyone shows up. You just don't say no.

Asian Invasion...! Moi et Tracy, fellow red lipstick enthusiast. I put on what I thought was a red Chanel lipstick since it was her party, but it turned out to be pink...I guess I need to fix the lighting in my bathroom. 
September 17, 2013

London Fashion Week SS14: Linda Farrow party

Last Sunday Le Baron hosted the Linda Farrow London Fashion Week party. And when Tracy Sedino (the lovely lady behind Linda Farrow) thr...

London Fashion Week SS14: PPQ Party


My favourite photo from the night, the beautiful Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes being quite literal as she sang Singing In The Rain in the rain. I love how the raindrops illuminated by the camera flashes form a halo around her. Perhaps not 'halo'...more like a sprinkling of stars?
September 15, 2013

London Fashion Week SS14: PPQ Party

My favourite photo from the night, the beautiful Shingai Shoniwa of The Noisettes being quite literal as she sang Singing In The Rain ...

'Audaciously Yours' debuts in the first issue of The Heat, Malaysia!

Your lovely, clever, astute self may have picked up on the many hints on my blog and on my Instagram  that I've been working on a comic, sorry, graphic short story. Finally, after keeping mum for what feels like yeaaaaars (really only a few months) what I've been working on! 

Today my monthly graphic short story Audaciously Yours makes it debut in the first issue of The Heat, Malaysia!


September 06, 2013

'Audaciously Yours' debuts in the first issue of The Heat, Malaysia!

Your lovely, clever, astute self may have picked up on the many hints on my blog   and on my Instagram    that I've been working on a ...

DIY! 'F*ck/Sleep' and 'Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right' Pillows


Quite a few people have expressed interest and curiosity about the Kiki De Montparnasse 'Fuck/Sleep' pillows I DIY-ed.
I didn't take any photos of the process---well I kind of did, but just one on Instagram which is hardly helpful---and although that ship has sailed I thought I would do something similar in the hopes that someone will find my process both instructive and inspiring.

September 05, 2013

DIY! 'F*ck/Sleep' and 'Mr. Right and Mrs. Always Right' Pillows

Quite a few people have expressed interest and curiosity about the Kiki De Montparnasse 'Fuck/Sleep' pillows I DIY-ed . I didn...