I found a lovely little vintage shop in my local area.
Unfortunately they’re keeping it really vintage and haven’t got any web presence at all (yes, i gave them a smack on the back of the hand for that!) but you should definitely vist them. They’re lovely and you’ll feel as though you’ve walked into a little private dressing up box.
There are so many different corners of the internet that contribute to the world of fashion - even when they didn’t intend to go that way.
A prime example of this is photography site The Cobrasnake, started by Mark Hunter (the photographer).
I actually met him back in 2006, when he photographed me at a Mickey Avalon gig in Camden.
Mark began The cobrasnake site as a photoblog. Archiving the parties and playgrounds of LA’s hipster crowd, as they snorted their lines and messed about in their parent’s swimming pools.
People became addicted to the site; going back every day to see who Mark had been partying with the night before and what they were wearing.
The subjects of his photos were always beautilful, cool (even though it’s so ‘uncool’ to use that word) teens with no cares in the world….
One of those beautiful teens was Cory Kennedy, who soon became known as his girlfriend. Cory became a fashion icon and huge internet celebrity. The Cobrasnake website was getting more popular than ever - the more he shot Corey, the more hits his site would receive.
Through this website, Cory became ridiculously (some might say unjustifiably..) famous - Writing for Nylon Mag and modelling for some of the worlds top publications and designers. She was even in the particularly dull music video for band Good Charlotte.
It wasn’t long befor the fame (my guess) split them up (to be honest, Mark isn’t all that…)
and The Cobrasnake looked for it’s next nubile candidate for underage partying and fashion fame….
In walked girlfriend #2 - the even more beautiful (and even younger…hmm?) Tallulah Morton…….
Last Friday I made use of my complimentary ticket for Clothes Show London. Of course my first stop was at the stall belonging to my good friend and fantastic jewellery designer, Zoe Jones.
Zoe alerted me to the fact that there was alcohol being handed out - free. I quickly went in search of this benevolent Martini bar and once I found it, almost hung about all day! :)
I did spot that fantastic jewellery label, Mawi had a stall and couldn’t help stopping and admiring their creations. Heavy chunky pieces, using curtain pull backs as necklaces with huge pendants attached. It was a beautiful display of contradictions in materials, colours and styles. Mr T meets Audrey Hepburn with a sprinkle of military chic; and I was in love.
Sadly none of these pieces are seen on their current website but I’ve been assured that the site is soon being updated.
Here are some examples of their previous collection:
I’m also loving the East London designer’s interactive map which they have on their blog. Let the fashion stalking commence:
At my recent POUT. event which was sponsored by the lovely SIP and Fashion Targets, My co-organiser Lewis Webb and I were pulled aside and asked a few questions by superstar entrepreneur and citizen journalist, Hermione Way.
The response was a little garbled from me, as I had already managed to drink a few vodka sodas but luckily Lewis was still compos mentos! ;)
The other night I had the most graphic web dream of all time. I awoke suddenly, thoughts of exciting new media possibilities running through my head and sure enough, my laptop just beside me, on the bedside table.
Hungry for my breakfast portion of social media interaction , I rubbed my sleepy eyes, and woke up the computer.
Just a few seconds and I was tuned in to what my boyfriend calls my ‘geek side’. Checking emails, tweeting, following, catching up on live broadcasts and trailing blogs.
And so now here I am - finally carving out my own little MiggyVille in the blogospere.
I’ll be updating regularly with light-hearted spiel, pics of my shenanigans, reviews of things I love and plenty more smutty word play ;)
I'm Miggy; founder of POUT (www.thepout.co.uk) - a fashion industry networking events company. I'm also an ex-model and fashion and social media fiend, who loves to blog about all the things that catch my eye...
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