EXCLUSIVE Q&A VIDEO INTERVIEW WITH MALE MODEL AND MUSICIAN SEBASTIAN BRICE.
I’ve worked with Seb on many occasions for Burberry campaigns and shows. Yesterday, Burberry Prorsum just showed their amazing new S/S14 mens collection in London during Mens London Fashion Week. Now see my interview with Seb giving you an insight into this lovely young man’s Seb’s life and work.
THINGS WE LIKED:
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY - JANET JACKSON
Huge curly perms, oversized womens white shirts, cropped leather jackets, head scarves, giant belts below the hips- Janet had it all going on in this video.
Released in 1986 from Janet’s third album Control, it was the lead single off this album which was produced by the infamous Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. This track launched Janet into another league where music was concerned and she was nominated at the 1987 Grammy Awards with this track for Best Female R&B Performance and Best R&B song
This track and The Control Album put Janet well and truly on the musical map as one of the greatest Female R&B singers of her generation
W.H.Y.D.F.M.L is now considered an absolute club classic track with a fashion classic video to boot.
LISTEN, WATCH AND DANCE PEOPLE !!!!
EDITORIAL ARCHIVE: AMERICAN VOGUE 1998
Not long after I moved to New York, I started to work with photographer and now my close mate, Sean Ellis. Sean burst onto the London fashion scene in the late 90’s as the former assistant of photographer Nick Knight.
His incredible and experimental technical abilities mixed with his dark, sometimes gothic or macabre vision were soon to be seen in the pages of The Face and iD magazine. They were thought provoking and he definitely put his own original spin on things, especially as we weren’t in the digital age then. They most definitely put him on the fashion map and many of his images are now considered iconic, and are permanently recorded in fashion photography books.
Sean has now gone on ( as I’ve mentioned before) to be an Oscar and BAFTA nominated film director, with his new feature length film Metro Manilla just winning an award at the Sundance Film Festival.
Amongst the dark imagery Sean produced, he also produced beautifully crafted more classic images ( with a little twist of course) for US and British Vogue, Numero and Arena Homme Plus to name a few, and todays editorial archive is one of those shoots he shot for American Vogue with the gorgeous Supermodel Amber Valletta, who back then was at the pinnacle of her modelling career. We shot it in a studio in New York. Sean loved UV strip lighting and based this futuristic themed shoot around those lights.
I loved this shoot when it came out and once again it proved Sean to be the amazing fashion photographer he was. I also got my first chance to work with the legendary fashion editor Paul Cavaco, who is now Fashion Director of Allure magazine.
I miss working with Sean immensely, although I must say I thoroughly enjoy watching the films he now directs as they are like a moving image version of his former fashion photography.
Look out for Sean’s new movie coming soon!! I’ll let you know when its out
American Vogue: Sept 1998
Model: Amber Valletta
Fashion Editor: Paul Cavaco
M-Up: Ellie Wakamatsu
MOODIE’S STREET HAIR ELITE eyes Vintage glamour on London Transport!
The days of ladies setting their hair is slowly becoming a dying art!! The younger generation of women who haven’t got 5 minutes to themselves, -what with work, children and running empires, they haven’t grown up with setting their hair on rollers, Margaret Thatcher Stylee-
Its become all about the straightening iron or curling tongs these days.
And so what a delight its been spotting these lovely ladies recently in London sporting the old style hairdos. I think they look fabulous and wanted to share their hair with you.
1)Set for the Day on London Overground
2)Lady-do on the London busses!
3) The late Margaret Thatcher with her signature hairdo ( BTW, me posting a picture of her is not a representation of my political views, its merely to show off her hair)
MOODIE THOUGHTS FOR TWO MAGAZINE.
Happy Saturday everyone!
The new June issue of Two Magazine is out, with my “Moodie Thoughts” article this month being on hair colour!! I’ve spotted many amazing hair colours on the street as of late ( most of them I’ve photographed- see 2 of them above) and anyone who likes my Moodie’s Street Hair Elite posts will like this article too.
To have a read, click on the links below- and for those that haven’t seen Two Magazine yet, its free subscription. It doesn’t get much better than that!! The new issue also features Milla Jovovich, Fergie ( the singer that is) and more from the marvellous Sam and Nicola, of Pixiwoo fame, who are the editors of the magazine. Enjoy, and get your Crazy Colour out of the cupboard and onto your hair !!!
VIDEOS WE LIKE: #tt FADE TO GREY - VISAGE
For all you 80’s electronica fans ( that’s me included ) the New Wave band Visage of Fade To Grey, Night Train and The Anvil fame have released a new album after a 29 year hiatus.
As you can see I’ve posted the ‘Fade To Grey’ video- this video was not only made for one of the greatest New Wave tracks of all time, but is a great visualinspiration for any young fashionista, make- up artist or hair person, looking for great reference material. The video features lead singer Steve Strange in some of the best make-up looks of the early 80’s but also his friend Julia Fodor, ( aka Princess Julia- famous London DJ, writer, reviewer, and music editor of iD Magazine. Below I’ve posted the new single released as a free download on the Visage website for you to have a little listen to
The band’s latest line up consists of two original members, Steve Strange and Steve Barnacle, with the addition of former Ultravox member Robin Simon ( The original Visage line-up included Ultravox lead singer Midge Ure) and vocalist Lauren Duvall.
The new album they’ve dedicated to producer extraordinaire Martin Rushent who died in June 2011. Martin produced the monumental Dare album by The Human League, but also produced The Stranglers, The Buzzcocks and Shirley Bassey. Martin signed Visage to his own record label, Genetic Recordings, back in 1978. Martin had agreed to executively produce the new Visage album and was working on a special 30 year anniversary edition of Dare prior to his untimely death. Unfortunately he didn’t get to finish either projects.
However in Jan 2013 Visage launched their new website www.visage.cc together with Twitter, Facebook and Soundcloud accounts to prepare for the new album launch, which they eventually finished recording with producer John Bryan and Analogue Synthesizer Collector Sare Havlicek.
The sound is vintage Visage. They’ve tried to keep it in the style of their 1980 album “Visage’ and 1982 album “The Anvil”. I’d say they’ve done a pretty good job, so much so that I’ve got the album currently on my iPod playlist. I’m not gonna lie, but there’s a couple of tracks that don’t quite do it for me but on the whole I’m enjoying listening to it whilst whiling away my time travelling to and from work and to my work studio.
Below is a Youtube link to their first single ‘Shameless Fashion’ off the album that is available as a free download from their website if you fancy having a listen
Click HERE to go the Visage website