Friday, 23 October 2009
Last night I went along to Bush Hall to see Gabby and her band perform their new album.Not only were they superb, but the venue was filled with gorgeous stalls run by the wonderfully creative friends of the band.I was sorely tempted by the party ring necklace and custard cream badge on the Of Cabbages and King's stall, as well as all the fabulous underwear and fascinators from Rosa Bloom. Rosa was responsible for Gabby's show-stopping outfits I'm afraid my photos really don't do them justice; evidence of a lousy flash. The first was a pair of high waisted shorts with a massive bow on the back which Gabby wiggled throughout the first half of the set, before changing into a dreamy tulle ballgown. Her hair was, as usual, a show in itself, this time threaded with bright lights.I'm sure Gabby will have some better pictures on her style blog soon.
Some of you will already know that I worked with Gabby through Vintage Secret, where we lent her some outfits for her music video, summer festival performances and styled her for her shoot with Rankin. As is typical in the music industry, this collaboration came about through the small word syndrome, my boyfriend's band's drummer is Gabby's manager!Anyway, to my delight Naomi and I (and Vintage Secret!) were namechecked in Gabby's 'Thankyous' in the album sleeve- such an honour!Do have a listen to Gabby's music- she has a really unique voice- and if you like it buy her album, and become an animal yourself here!
Anyone stuck for things to do this weekend should definitely go and check out the first Anthropologie store in Europe, which opened on Regent street today. If all the sneak previewy blogs are anything to go by, its just as amazing as the San Fransisco branch I wrote about in my post after my trip to America- sadly I fear I'll be able to afford less than ever here, but I do often get good ideas from their stock and shop fittings- both of things to make myself and vintage pieces to look out for on ebay, etsy ,markets and sales.
One of my favourite artists, Kate Marshall, is in London at the moment working on a piece of performance art/ installation inspired by the book The Drowning Room. Ben Hudson has provided the soundtrack, and the experience will also cater to your other senses- smells included! Its on from 12-6 tomorrow, do stop by if you're in the Vyner street -Kate is definitely one to watch on the art radar.