We got a few of our ‘God save the Queen’ designs printed up on kid’s t-shirts with Shoreditch Shorties (I think there are a few left if you’re interested in a little gift for the little terror in your life) and since we don’t have a child of the correct dimensions we gifted it to the lovely Ida. And doesn’t she just look pleased at her new gift.
As an aside the design itself is meant to reflect that a dwindling global bee population can only be bad news for puny humans as the bees pollinate an awful lot of the crops and flowers that we depend on for food. Without them we are somewhat doomed so it’s probably best if we take a bit better care of our little insect cousins and make sure they can continue doing their job. And, as a big bonus, they also know how to make honey. Without that we’d be left with wasp gravy and you wouldn’t want that on your morning toast.
This young lady has decided that she’s in agreement with the old adage of ‘a change is as good as a rest’. Excited by the unseasonably warm weather we’re having she’s decided to shake things up a bit. Perhaps the lilac hair dye was a step too far but it just goes so well with her fancy new flowery top that she doesn’t care. We can check back on her in the spring time to see what new look she’ll be sporting then. Fashion moves ever onward.
She looks much like any other lady you might see swanning around town and to all intents and purposes she is. It would be difficult to distinguish her from a thousand others just like her if you didn’t happen to know her a bit better. And what would distinguish her in this modern world of tinder dating, digital photography and deliveroo would be the fact that she likes to do things the old fashioned way. That isn’t to say she isn’t aware these modern conveniences but just that she prefers the old school, hands-on style experience. And who’s to say she’s wrong…
‘A little old fashioned that’s all’ is still available via Play Dead gallery until 16th Feb. They’re A2 and are £130 a pop if anyone wants to give them a new home.
Ladies and Gentleman may I present to you this season’s newest debutante – Lady Rosamund Garden of Brixistane. Lady Garden can be seen hanging out at all the finest soirees and elite celebrity events. She’s even been spotted on the catwalk at London Fashion Week.
We haven’t done much outdoor work yet this year so thought it best to remedy that with a quick paint in the yard to acclimatise ourselves to the brutal February conditions. Lady Rosamund Garden is the dubious result. She has poetry in her hair and a little bird that roosts in her elaborate floral headpiece. Whatever will she turn into next?
Whilst home at Christmas I was rooting around in the attic looking for something and came across one of my mum’s sketches from the late 60’s when she was doing Fashion at university. I really liked it and, as a professional womble was honour bound to take it, so did so and scanned it but didn’t really have an idea for how best to use it until I got access to a laser cutter. My original idea was to somehow make them into bookends but then I remembered I have literally no woodwork skills whatsoever so decided to stick some magnets to the back of and then send home to live their new life as fridge magnets. Good luck to you ladies…
Sometimes in life we end up being the person that everyone else wants us to be and then sometimes, just sometimes we manage to transform into the person we wanted to be through a combination of determination and good luck.
Take this girl as a case in point. She used to be a straight A choir girl who read books on advanced maths in her spare time just for a laugh – but then one day things changed. The day in question is a little tough for me to talk about though as I was there in person and can’t really say any more until the current court proceedings are over. What I can say though is that it involved plenty of alcohol, copious amounts of drugs, numerous firearms, a small amount of explosive and, of course, one of the cutest kittens I have ever come across. Well, one thing led to another and the woman we have before us today was forged in that crucible of fire – a crazy cross between a Robin Hood, Major Disaster and an American Apparel model. Who would ever have guessed? That’s all I’m legally allowed to say for now…
Just typical isn’t it? There I was last week thinking that winter is definitely on the way and then as soon as i print up a couple of jumpers we (obviously) get freakishly hot weather. I suppose i shouldn’t complain as it has felt like being on a mediterranean holiday for the last few days. London has been awash with people taking advantage of what is undoubtedly our last spot of good weather for the year. At least it made our lovely model happy and taking the photo’s was easy experience – although it was perhaps a trifle warm…
First up we have a lovely white virginal jumper with the legend ‘I just wanna be some guy’s midlife crisis‘ – a lovely sentiment i’m sure you’ll agree – and just perfect for the honest young lady about town. Then we have a cool blue little number with a somewhat cute looking kitten in a cat-size tank. Perfect for the discerning young lady to wear on the winter days which will be with us far too quickly…
I definitely think i’m more of a vestiphobe than a gymnophobe. In case you didn’t know, gymnophobia is the irrational fear of nudity (they may worry excessively about seeing others naked or being seen naked, or both) whilst vestiphobia is the overwhelming and irrational fear of clothing. Sometimes it all just gets a little much for me and I feel I have to divest myself of my clothing and have a little dance round the front room. Despite the fact my girlfriend calls this sexual deviance/assault i’m sticking by the fact that i’m a sometime vestiphobe. So there you have it. That’s my defence and i’m sticking to it.
We have a screenprinter and aren’t afraid to use it. Well, that’s not entirely true as we can’t currently use it as we don’t have enough space to get it out – which is a real shame. I do love to do a bit of screenprinting but we haven’t had our equipment out for a while due to our last ‘studio space’ getting redeveloped (i would have used the correct term – stables – but that just doesn’t have the right gravitas!)
We had a great day out shooting the shots below around South London. Many thank to everyone involved! Some of these t’s are even still available! Plenty more will become available once i manage to get the screenprinter set up again. Watch this space…
BIG GAY AL
MY NAME IS TERRY
BIG HEART LITTLE BRAIN
Follow the link here or click on any of the pictures above to see pics of our some of our clothing on flickr