Thursday, 27 October 2016

The First Monday in May @ The ACE Hotel with Fashion on Screen

We went to see The First Monday in May at the ACE Hotel,
Shoreditch High Street, London
with Fashion on Screen on Saturday 22 October.

The Fashion World's equivalent of the Super Bowl
John Powers Vogue

It's a smart, illuminating look behind the curtain at one of New York's greatest institutions 

and the fascinating mechanics that make it tick.
Adam Rathe  Du Jour

The First Monday in May takes us behind the scenes 
at the preparations for The Met Gala 
- the opening night of the 2015 art exhibit 
China: Through the Looking Glass held at 
New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art on Monday 4 May 2015.
Due the high calibre of guests
attending each year and the strict dress code,
 this glittering occasion is
often referred to as The Oscars of the East Coast
or indeed The Oscars of Fashion. 

The Museum celebrated 100 years of the Asian Art Department

 and the show was exhibited in both 
The Anna Wintour Center and the Met's Asian Galleries.

The Exhibit was overseen by 

Andrew Bolton Curator at The Anna Wintour Center
Maxwell K Hearn the Chairman of the Asian Art Department 
and art directed by film maker Wong Kar-Wai.

"Ever since the silk trade between 

China and the Roman Empire blossomed 
in the late 1st and early 2nd Centuries, 
China has been a rich source of inspiration for the West," 
Bolton said in a film recorded at 
the preview of the exhibition in Beijing in Jan 2015.

Wintour, U.S. Vogue's editor in chief 

and Conde Nast's artistic director 
who has chaired the gala every year since 1995, 
has co-hosted every year since 1999.  
In May 2014 The Costume Institute
at the Met was renamed The Anna Wintour Center.

Gala Tickets now cost US$30,000 and raised 12.5 million in 2015.

The exhibition centred on China's influence 

on Western Fashion through displays of 
original paintings, jade, bronze, 
lacquer and porcelain alongside 
150 costumes by more than 40 designers.
Incorporated in the show were scenes 
from films by groundbreaking Chinese directors 
Zhang Yimou, Chen Kaige, Ang Lee and Wong Kar-wai.

The show attracted 815,992 visitors exceeding 

even the super popular 2011 exhibit 
also curated by Bolton Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty, 
and now stands as one of the 
top five most visited shows at the Met.

On 8 September 2015 it was announced that Andrew Bolton,

 who moved to the Met from London's V and A in 2002, 
was to replace Harold Koda as curator in chief 
of The Anna Wintour Center.

The film was introduced by Peter Ogunsalu Fashion on Screen's
Project Development Director

Peter Ogunsalu has over 28 years' experience in the film industry. 
He has worked closely with iconic producers 
including Stephen Woolley and Harvey Weinstein 
and their various production companies.
Peter specialises in brand marketing associated with 
film and fashion having worked on classic diverse 
production including: 
The Crying Game, Michael Collins, 
The End of the Affair, Interview with The Vampire, 
and How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. 
Amber Butchart gave a short talk about Fashion Films
including the classic Unzipped the behind the scenes film covering the launch of Isaac Mizrahi's 1994 Fall Collection;
and Grey Gardens a documentary covering the daily lives of Edie Bouvier Beale and her mother Edith, relatives of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on their Long Island Estate.  Grey Gardens has become a style notebook for designers and stylists alike.

Amber Butchart is a fashion historian and author.
Her book The Fashion of Film was sold at the screening.

“Lavishly illustrated and tirelessly researched… Butchart’s 
book is an engrossing, intelligent study of the 
cultural waves made by cinema.” – Sight and Sound
Amber is an Associate Lecturer at London College of Fashion and a former Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London. As a Radio Academy Award-nominated broadcaster, she has contributed to numerous productions for the BBC, Sky Arts and Channel 4. 
Check out the website of Broken Hearts 
to find out about Amber's DJ creative collaboration 
with Nisha Stevens. 

Fashion on Screen delivers exciting events and film premieres 
in London showing the ever-evolving relationship 
between cinema and fashion. Time and again, 
we have brought you close to the experts 
whose talents are so important and influential: 
costume designers, make-up artists, 
film and documentary makers, fashion houses, 
premium brands, photographers, 
curators and biographers. 
We are now expanding into an exciting 
new phase of film and TV production funding, 
delivering great British entertainment 
across all channels: TV, cinema and 
digital alongside our events division.

Look out for Fashion on Screen's next exciting event 
on 12 December with a showing of 
the Bond Documentary and interview with Lucy Choi 
niece of Jimmy Choo
show casing her collection of shoes inspired by Bond Girls

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Isy B @ the Roof Gardens LFW SS16

Cayman Islands Designer Isy Obi debuted
her SS16 Isy B. Collection at the Kensington Roof Gardens
on Saturday night for LFW

From L to R Isy Obi of Isy B, Jenny Palmer 
and Peter Ogunsalu of Fashion on Screen

 in the beautiful Cayman Islands which is where she calls home.
back in April.

From L to R: Nigel Barker, Grace Gealey and Trai Byers
at Cayman Islands Fashion Week

Check out the Isy B FB Page

 White silk jersey Gown by Isy B

Tropical printed chiffon gown by Isy B

Above: Isy B Campaign Shots by Pascal Pernix
Model: Monica Walton

Joshua Palmer-Ebanks and a member of the band ...

The Magic of Kensington Roof Gardens ...

Until next time J Xx

Topshop Unique SS16

So we went to Topshop's Flagship Store 
to view the Topshop Unique SS16 show ...

 The Topshop Oxford Circus Store had a spin to win
to keep us entertained until the live screening started at 2 pm
 waiting for the show to begin ...
 Suki Waterhouse and Poppy Delevingne arrive before the show
the beauty of watching the live screening is that
you can watch everyone arrive and mingle before the show ...
 We spotted Vogue's Fashion Director
Lucinda Chambers on the Front Row
 Jourdan Dunn (centre) arrived extremely fashionably late
looking gorgeous wearing breton top 
and navy embroidered floral mini.
Chloe Green is there on the right ...
Finally everyone is seated waiting for the show

and there we go - the collection was gorgeous 
with large polka dots, marabou trimmed stilettos
stoles and handbags and some beautiful embroidered lace pieces

Afterwards we paid a visit to the hallowed headquarters 
of Fashion itself -
Vogue House on Hanover Square
just around the corner from Topshop

What a wonder of the world ...

Until next time J Xx

London Fashion Week SS16

So we are onto the third day of London Fashion Week
and what a beautiful day in the city.

Here I am with Peter Ogunsalu Founder
and Director of Fashion on Screen
Check out their site for the upcoming event on October 12
a screening of Boogie Woogie with a Q&A with the Director
himself - Duncan Ward
Book your tickets HERE
Swatch was there with their Fashion Mood Board
apparently we were happy...
We started off at Golden Square where you could quite happily
watch every show on the live screen
from the comfort of your deck chair

This avoids the all the queueing hugging and air kissing which 
can actually be quite exhausting ...

Just sit back munch on some Proper pop corn
and relax ...

Yellow lines and yellow DM ...
 The main events and showrooms are all at  
LFW brand new home the Brewer Street Carpark 
dubbed Brewer Street's Fashion Park. 
The art deco building was designed in 1929 by JJ Joass.

“The long term growth of the UK’s designer fashion market 
is reflected geographically in this move that 
will see London Fashion Week designers showcasing collections 
in one of London’s most vibrant, diverse and creative hubs 
set within a mile of Bond Street, Dover Street, 
Mount Street, Oxford Street and Regent Street.” 
said Caroline Rush, Chief Executive 
of the British Fashion Council of the move. 
This season sees the 62nd LFW. The British Fashion Council was originally formed in 1983 to co-ordinate the British fashion exhibition scene and the first London Fashion Week took place in 1984 when Katherine Hamnett was awarded with designer of the year. Other designers featured were Jasper Conran, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood and John Rocha. 
It’s locations have moved over the years from Olympia 
to Duke of York Square on the Kings Road, 
the Natural History Museum in South Kensington 
and Somerset House in 2009.

Someone turned up with rather a large dog in her bag ...

 Checking Baby G Magazine with Joanna Kuchta
on the cover
check her instagram @joannakuchta

Gorgeous car on Wardour street on our way to Topshop Oxford Circus

Until next time J Xx

Friday, 11 September 2015

Criminal Mastermind - Feverist

Take a look at Criminal Mastermind
the brand new tune by Feverist

This brilliant film is Directed by Louisa Fielden

Ft. Dan Mills, Daisy Palmer, 
Callum Ryan and Josh Davenport 
 they are to support the Libertines in one of their
upcoming Club Shows

Watch the video here:

 Follow them on FB & Twitter
read about them on Clash
Follow Daisy on Twitter
who is featured as one of London's top female drummers

Until next time J Xx

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Fashion on Screen at Burlington House for Frieze

Fashion on Screen attended a Frieze Art Fair 

launch party at Burlington House 9 September

Frieze is scheduled for 14-17 October 2015 
with a Preview on 13 October

Fashion on Screen has a linked event at Century Club
61-63 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 8LQ on 12 October

Jenny Palmer at Burlington House

Jenny Palmer - Sparkle Style's Editor in Chief
is Fashion on Screen's Fashion and Style Consultant.

Join Fashion on Screen on 12 October 
for an intimate behind the scenes view of Boogie Woogie. 

Join us at the exclusive private members 
club Century for this one off screening of Boogie Woogie 
with Duncan Ward and special guests.

The Doors open at 6.00pm and the screening stars 
at 7.30pm doors close at 11.30pm

Boogie Woogie is a fast paced satire 
on London's Contemporary Art World, 
and will be followed by a Q&A with Director Duncan Ward.

The film is based on the book by Danny Moynihan 
and boasts a stellar cast including Amanda Seyfried, 
Charlotte Rampling, Joanna Lumley, Christopher Lee, Danny Huston, 
Heather Graham, Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, 
and Josephine la Baume.

Cinematography is by John Mathieson 
whose credits include Gladiator, X-Men 
and most recently The Man from U.N.C.L.E

Fashion on Screen celebrates the importance 
of fashion on the film and visual media industries.
Through a unique events programme they will 
bring you close to the experts whose talents 
are so important and influential. 
Hear from and meet our contacts including costume designers, 
make-up artists, film & documentary makers, 
fashion houses, premium brands, 
photographers, curators and biographers.

Until next time J Xx

Stars wear Christian Dior in Monaco, Toronto and Shanghai Xx

HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco, Natalie Portman
and Rebecca Ferguson have been seen out and about
in Christian Dior:

HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco at the 
2015 Princess Grace Awards Gala 
which took place in the Prince’s Palace of Monaco
 5 September 2015. 

HSH Princess Charlene of Monaco is wearing 
an embroidered dark navy and red silk georgette 
evening Dior Haute Couture dress.

Natalie Portman at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival 
9 September 2015 in Toronto. 

Natalie Portman is wearing a printed silk chiffon 
Dior Haute Couture dress with 
a "cannage" jewelry Dior Haute Couture gilet 
and a Dior clutch.

Rebecca Ferguson during the premiere of 
“Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation” 
 6 September 2015 at Shanghai Film Art Center. 

Rebecca Ferguson is wearing a pale green silk 
Dior Haute Couture dress and Dior shoes.

Until next time J Xx