Wednesday, 6 July 2011


The night of BOB CARLOS CLARKE the lengendary photographer whose never before seen pictures was exhibited in 202 Westbourne Groove. The same photos by Bob Carlos Clarke had been used to create a limited edition T-shirt produced by the premium organic clothing company.

The evening was a collaboration between Tamara Beckwith, Lindsey Carlos Clarke and Ghislain Pascal of The Little Black Gallery, and Bryan Jandrell of Collective, who produced the T-shirts.

It is the first time that the images by Bob Carlos Clarke have been licensed for T-shirt that would be stocked in Harvry Nichols, 202 on Westbourne Groove,The library, Autograph.

Amber Lonergan PR for Clear Angency and me
Now to talk about the launch, I have to say it was a very successful one. Times like this I just want go around and talk everyone but before I did that, I had to hit the bar and own myself a glass of champagne. Well it has to be said the champagne was the best of best. Very crisp and dry.

It was good to admire the mounted photograph on all the shop floor along with the T-shirts. 

Bob Carlos Clarke art work was displayed on the walls of 202. They are strong images of art. Dominitrix springs to mind when look at the photos. A bit of nudity, latex and dark makeup. The photograph is a just a fine piece of work. Bob is a legend as it has to be said.


5 JULY 2011.

Burberry Brit night was a blast! It was a night event that took place on 41-42 king street in Covent Garden. That is where one of the many Burberry flagship store can be found. The store is immaculate in design and spacious just to mention.

The best part of the night  is was when the band named Heartbreak took to the stage to sing live some of their tunes. I am a fan of live music and I have to hand to it the band, they really did good. It is worth googling them because i know they have something good going on. They can perform.

The invited guest were treated to some chilled alcoholic beverages, such as champagne, beer, cocktails just to name but a few. This however set the mood going as every chatted away. I am not saying we needed to be drunk to be in a happy mood certainly not me. All the same it was all good.

There was no way one could not have missed the Burberry S/S11 collection that was on the store floor. With the diverse spring summer collection from the light summer trench coat to the leather motor cycle jacket. 

Burberry this S\S is really adhering to the Rock & Roll and the rock chic look. And  what makes it so trend is the motor cycle leather jacket, which can be teamed up with any outfit just to give it an edge. Sometimes I think we all need to be edgy with our dress sense.

It's worth mentioning that, I met these three charming gentlemen from France who I have to say had so much to say about their love for the Burberry brand which I really found very alluring and quite interesting. They obviously know their fashion and it's good to know. It was a pleasure meeting them.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself, and event like this is always an eye opener to get brand ( burberry) out there and more importantly to support a British brand. And the concept of infusing a Brit live band brings in some authenticity. Which is very important.

Burberry Brit is a global brand loved by many and has a very strong high profile following. 

On this note I have to say that the Burberry Brit night was success and it was truly enjoyed. Pleasure!


John Varvatos


THE ROOTS star in Fall 2011 Campaign.
Click the link below to watch the smashing campaign. Pleasure!

July 2011 — New York, NY — For his latest ad campaign, John Varvatos has chosen four-time-Grammy-winning group The Roots, currently the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Photographer Danny Clinch shot the band at Republic Airport in New York, capturing them as they de-plane like true rock royalty, making the most of their moment of grand arrival.

The Roots are as fluid and amorphous as the hip-hop culture that they spawned. The influential and critically acclaimed Philadelphia-based septet has won numerous accolades for their jazz-influenced, eclectic approach to hip-hop. Their fans are as diverse as their music, following the band from Lollapalooza to the Montreux Jazz Festival and Lincoln Center. Defying easy description, The Roots collaborate with a wide range of artists from different genres, and continue to push the boundaries of hip-hop—as in a recent performance of Bob Dylan’s 1963 classic “Masters of War” before a sold-out crowd of hip-hop lovers at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre.

The Roots are one of the most creative musical forces on the planet.  Their performances with almost every music icon in the world, of all genres, are mind blowing and inspiring.  Working with them has been a highlight in my career,” states John Varvatos.

 Stephen Niedzweicki, creative director of Yard, drew inspiration for the campaign from classic images of bands on the road. “The way The Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles traveled had a huge impact on the direction for this season’s campaign. Even the design of the tour buses and the way the planes looked back then was mind-blowing—fireplaces, bars, dance floors and full-on performance stages. What style!”

During the shoot, The Roots launched into an improv jam on the tarmac that was captured on video. Danny Clinch and Yard created a short film from the performance that captures the energy of the moment.

This latest John Varvatos campaign follows 14 seasons conceived by Yard and photographed by Danny Clinch, all of them underscoring the brand’s affinity for rock ‘n’ roll style-makers. Past collaborators include Franz Ferdinand, Perry Farrell, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Velvet Revolver, Iggy Pop, Chris Cornell, Joe Perry, Ryan Adams, Slash, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant.

 Danny Clinch is an acclaimed music photographer and documentary filmmaker who has captured some of the most iconic names in music, including Cash, Springsteen, Dylan and Tupac, just to name a few. The organic feel and texture of his work lets the subjects breathe and the music flow. His work has appeared in such publications as Vanity Fair, Spin, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine, and his photographs have appeared on hundreds of album covers.

 Since its founding in 2002, Yard has conceptualized; art directed and produced an award-winning range of work in print and television advertising, packaging, editorial, and product design. This hybrid creative agency blends the expertise of a style-driven fashion shop with the instincts of a consumer-minded ad agency.

 Launched in 2000 with a collection of tailored clothing and sportswear, John Varvatos now represents an entire men’s lifestyle that includes footwear, bags, belts, eyewear, limited edition watches, men’s luxury fragrances, as well as the younger, edgier John Varvatos « USA Collection and Converse by John Varvatos.  The designer has been recognized three times by the CFDA with an American Fashion Award for New Menswear Designer (June 2000) and Menswear Designer of the Year (June 2001 and June 2005) and was honored as GQ’s “Designer of the Year” in 2007.  The collection is distributed in freestanding John Varvatos boutiques across the US, as well as in better specialty stores throughout