Some photos from the SS11 Pointer collection which were shot around London Fields. It was a boiling hot day and involved a lot of me hobbling around in size 4 shoes (I'm a 6/7). Very fun though and infinitely improved by numerous rounds of ice coffee.
Yesterday we went to the Hayward to see the Tracey Emin exhibition. I have always been impressed with the epic brutalist architecture of the gallery despite its sombre feel. We would also have been feeling post festival depression had it not been for the delighful beach huts, sand, bunting and deck chairs placed along the riverside. The exhibition was very moving and really drew you into the life of the artist, especially due to the honest hand-made quality of all of her objects which often recalled tragic incidents in her past.
We accidentally wore kind of opposite matching outfits.
Claudia: Leggings - Topshop, Jacket - Vintage Levi's, T Shirt - Acne, Sunglasses - Armani, Shoes - Festival Purchase, Bag - Vintage
Frances: T Shirt - HG, Jeans - Topshop, Sunglasses - Asos, Shoes - Festival Purchase, Cuff - HG
Even though I was away at a festival this weekend the news of Amy Winehouse's death spread around very fast. It was announced on stages and it seemed to really affect most people there. In Camden on Sunday afternoon I was surprised to see swathes of people heading to Camden Square. I didn't realise this is where Amy lived and was touched to see the shrine people had built which spread around the perimeter of police tape.
Over the last two days I have been making my very first pair of shoes. I was with three others taking the course at Prescott and Mackay in a shoe workshop on Warren Street. We were given a choice of three different types of simple mule shoes we could make and I think I chose the least gross, although still quite Granny at a wedding. I had bought a beautiful kid skin to work with in a colour that I believe would be much approved by Lady Penelope from the Thunder Birds. At the school they had a supple powder blue pig skin which I chose to line this vision in pink. The course was tough physically as we were pushed to create professional quality shoes. I will never look a pair again without thinking about the long arduous process involved. After the two days my hands were incredibily sore from all the sanding and my accidental bangs with the hammer but I was very proud of my shoes which actually do look like they come from a shop. Although I am not sure many people would have chosen my colour scheme.
Photos From Top:
My Kid Skin, Skins at the Leather shop in Dalston, The Materials for the Job including a pair of yellow Lasts, My pieces of cut out Leather and laid out, The Shoe on the Last about to put the sole on, The Tutor pulling the lining tight, The Finished Pair, The Presentation, In Action.