Monday, November 01, 2004

team ALISON

its been a while since the last blog, nearly a month. AND WHAT A MONTH. memories are short in fashion. I called MICHAEL @ BLOW the other day and he didnt know who i WAS. EGO was punctured, which is always A GOOD THING. After a week of running around TOWN interviewing SHOOTING people EDITORS I finally settled on a TEAM of TWO. ASKED the graphic DESIGNERS BY BOTH to come on board for the CREDITS and as far as i could tell i was ALL SET. A POWER greater than me had other ideas and within days BOTH EDITORS were working on PAID jobs that PROMISED to TAKE UP 100% TIME. FELT BLUE for a while but THEN wondered off to SEE THE NEW JIM JARMUSCH coffee and cigarettes offering on a SUNDAY morning. CAME OUT of the MOVIE FEELING INJECTED WITH LIFE called my boyfriend and couldnt wait to get to tell him everything. looking for a new team..ALWAYS HOPEFUL..nothing happens by mistake.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

THE MAPS run out

In the last few days i've learned a lot . not only about myself and how i work but how i work with others. this is my first documentary and before i even say that like i've made other film projects please KNOW THAT I HAVENT. I have produced fashion shoots and i have account managed SHOOTS FOR AD AGENCIES but never anything on this SCALE with me so much in the DRIVING seat. Its that moment when im starting to UNDERSTAND I CAN DO ANYTHING AS long as i am prepared to put the effort in and make the phone calls. AMAZING things happen when i ASK FOR HELP or when i ask for anything.

Lisa and i spent a couple of days at mine EDITING THE FILM INTO LITTLE SOUPCONS AND IT was whilst we were doing this i realised we needed a BONA FIDE EDITOR. someone who wasnt as close to this as we were. I'M putting OUT an email onto SHOOTINGPEOPLE.COM something for the UK film industry that i joined last year. KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED for me. right now ive run out of map. This is all new terrain FOR ME. SOMETHING I RELISH AND have sleepless nights about simultaneously.



Monday, September 27, 2004

THATs what


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FRIENDS are for - a NIGHT AT THE ballet for ANNA-Lisa's birthday. LATE ENOUGH TO miss the first act BUT NEVER TOO LATE to laugh about it afterwards....

Saturday, September 25, 2004

EDIT SWEET


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Lisa just gets on with the EDITING AND HOWLING TO scissor sisters, whilst i wander around trying her shoes on and thinking producer things. I'VE JUST DECIDED WE NEED TO BRING THE edit suit to VICTORIA, where its WARM, CENTRAL AND in my house. we move immediately.

BILLS BLAST


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the colours in this dress lit up the room and Lisas skin shone bright like a fever. in the background you can see the draped azure and white Pucci pant suit that her mother would slink along in, wearing gold leather sandals.

Mum's clothes


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Lisa's edit suite consisted of an abandoned house with swimming pool. Inside we explored her heirlooms of PRECIOUS JEWELS. Names like Pucci, Valentino, Blass and Commes spilled out of her wardrobe to an enraptured audience - ME.

Friday, September 24, 2004

stoker does the man thing


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FINALLY GIVES IN TO HAVING SOME FUN WITH ME. love it when men do their stuff.

could you help me?.


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MARKS TRYING TO WRITE A DEFENSE REPORT on the iraqi war IN HIS BEDROOM AND SHOUTS INSTRUCTIONS through the door about how to set the camera UP. BEING A PRODUCER i'm TRYING TO GET HIM TO do it for me...

it's not there.


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ITS REALLY NOT HERE MARK!

where?.


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NOPE NOT THERE. where?

where's the jack hole?


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THOUGHT id get run through the film on my own before going to lisas to EDIT it TODAY. RAN INTO SOME TECHNICAL problems ON THE WAY. where's the jack hole?

SCARY STRAIGHTS


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these are from the fashion contingency and pretty SCARY COMPARED TO THE BEAUTY OF MEN in dresses. its in THE ATTITTUDE AND I've never seen the difference so highlighted. ASK A TRANSVETITE FOR A PHOTO and he'll smile like honey and give it away - FASHION is always on HP.

LUKE & Lisa


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HAd to take a PHOTO OF HIM. HE REMINDED ME OF aN EX - ITS HIS MOTHERS BRA. gorgeous MEN in razor sharp BLACK STILLETTO'S, short skirts and rabbit stoles. FISH NET TIGHTS AND satin dresses with army jackets. I'VE MISSED THEIR STYLE.

BLAGGING HER WAY IN


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LISA finds her long lost brother at HEAVEN

YrMUM on the door


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FROM MEDITATION classes in KINGS CROSS to leigh bowery on the DOOR AT HEAVEN. whatever, we MISSED THE SHOW - but created our own ENTERTAINMENT for the NIGHT.

Thursday, September 23, 2004

MARK STOKER


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financial secretary of bestshot actually saying:
MAKE IT A GOOD ONE I NEED TO LOOK MY BEST FOR THE LADIES. SWIFTLY followed by SHOW ME THE MONEY! SHOW me the MONEY!

just stop smiling!.


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THIS IS MY last smile for the bloody day. LISA standing on a chair going for an overhead shot ASSISTED BY PULLEYS, DOLLEYS AND A massive shot of ESPRESSO.

lisa regular


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LISA's BACK

CUTOMER profile


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Nadine SAID Lisa HAD A GOOD profile and now she wont look head on at the camera anymore. I want my mate back NOW!

lisa and lisa


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Lisa angled the camera to get both of us in - yeah right! She's more model than i thought.

Wednesday, September 22, 2004

where's the CAB?


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ASH BAGS UP his collection. Michael at BLOW calls the cab. Lisa looks pretty. Satyen looks for a bag. I TAKE THE LAST PHOTO.
BLOW DO fashion without the attitude - that's how we got to be back stage. THATS how we were allowed to play with IDEAS. NO ATTITUDE AND SO MUCH SPACE to breathe.

WALK ON BY


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THE END OF the rehearsal. HAVE TO SAY I'VE never wanted to be in two places so much as backstage and sitting up front. Have to disagree with Sarah Mower THE surprise IS NOT ASHISH being in the BFC tent - just that it's taken so long for the BRITISH PRESS to know HIS NAME.

CARLOS SIZING


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carlos COMPLETELY HAPPY AND NOT BEING sarcastic ABOUT THE SIZE OF our camera VERSUS HIS MOBILE...

pants on FIRE


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IF YOU PUT A GUN to my head i'd have to have this ensemble over EVERYTHING. does it include THE LEGS?

ASH'S TUX


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blinding white tux and bubble gum pink T-SHIRT. SEQUINED TO THE HILT. MADE FOR ME ME ME. ash you reading this?

chiffon beauty


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THE SEXIEST dress he did in my OPINION. made me think of harper lee and to KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Southern AMERICAN HEAT AND PASSION. OVER-SIZED bows and fabric that crushes under the breeze.

FLASH art.


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A RETURN to favourite pieces - THE blousen jackets and a-line skirts in EYE POKING COLOURS AND graphics. The THING you have to understand about ASHISH IS HE IS really SMART - HIS HUMOUR deflects it but its always there in his DESIGNS.

ASHISH AND DISNEY


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MINNIE gets her SPARKLE BACK

ASHISH FOR REAL


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The skirts WAY TOOOO BIG on LISA. A TOP THAT fits a single breast and ONE UPPER ARM. still looks SHIT HOT WITH tights and flamingo shoes.

lisa does miami


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MIAMI NIGHTS IN TIGHTS

where's the contract?


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GRACIOUS JAMES ROWE
lisa got the works - a real hair extention, a full team and THE COLOURED CLIPS. this IS HOW IT WORKS. THANK YOU

EMMA wont do LISA


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OUR FIRST NO ON CAMERA and FILM. if you cant say anything nice - dont say anything. ANYTHING it is then.

TEAM LISA


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Lisa gets the BUBBLE LOOK at ASHISH with DYAN and Philipe and A beautiful BLONDE who's name i dont know. SORRY.

THE TEAMS CREATION


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AS IT SHOULD BE with the added benefit of CHEEKBONES and a smile.

ASH'S CUTS IT OUT


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the infamous SCISSOR PRINT AND PINK famingo tights - could only be BEDDED with OFFICE STILETTO'S in NADINE's world.

AUSTIN USA


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LEGS COURtesy of AUSTIN, texas, TIGHTS COURTESY OF we love colours, MIAMI - NADINES BIG find.

backstage bacKSTAGE


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WHERE THE FAG BREAKS HAPPEN AND DEALs are made.

ASH'S secret weapon


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THE F**CK GUN NECKLACE his great new Canadian discovery.

QUIET BEAUTY


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Gods creation and Williams' colours

ASHISH - MAKE UP


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STILLA EVIDENCE:
turquoise eyes and orange lip gloss for shine and sparkle next season. the make-up artists start at the front of the model line-up work their way to the back AND THEN GO STRAIGHT TO THE FRONT AND DO IT AGAIN - over and OVER.

ASHISH & SATYEN


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ASHISH & Satyen making last minute hmmmm's.....

ASHISH & NADINE


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ASHISH and his gorgeous STYLIST NAdine. A TEAM made in HEAVEN. Nadine Saunders fashion editor at TANk MAG has been with ASHISH since the start. SHE had the original pale blue sequined TEDDY BAG.

The lush james Rowe


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Been iwth Ashish for seasons - JAMES ROWE hates having his photo taken. The creator of Ashish's BUBBLE hair. multi coloured ribbons and BONDING glue. secrets of the TRADE.

TEAM ASHISH


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WITH Or without the brooch? ASHISH, satyen and John WALFORD oonder the porn brooch.

ASHISH DRESSERS


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dressers taking time out until SACHA the show producer STARTED SHOUTING FOR MODELS. CALM BEFORE THE storm.

TEAM ASHISH


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EMMA WILLIAMS MAKE-UP AT ASHISH. Turquoise eyes and orange lip gloss.

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS


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at the end of the show THE MODELS LINED up at the back with the light behind . THE SPIELBERG FILM CAME to mind and they looked so beautiful in profile they could have been ALIENS. JUST TO SAY the music was absolutely fantastic: MUSIC WAS BY PANDORA'S JUKE BOX IN URGENT BOOTS! so many photo's are blurred cos i couldnt stop tapping my foot. worth losing the shots!

PREEN BOUNCE


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a certain tatterdemalion approach to the overall look did NOTHING TO LESSEN its elegance. I THOUGHT OF RED ADMIRAL butterflies WHEN i saw the models (where did those butterflies go?) TALK ABOUT SAVING THE BEST TIL LAST. i ached for these dresses.

boys do red


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SHORT SHORT SLEEVED SHIRTS that sit on the hips. BUTTONED TO THE NECK. KHAKI pleated trousers - knife pleats - sandals with thick straps circa. grandad in brown CLARKS. Preen made it all elegant and uncrushable, a certain english gentleman about the look.

PREEN CUTS


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USUAL PREEN moments:
staggering office VENUE in CITY OF LONDON. ANNOYING photographer DRAGGED OFF CATWALK just in time for first model. the best music this side of RIMINI and clothes that made me want to burn my jeans. WELCOME TO PREEN s/s05

LOST IN EAST END


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Sacha @ WILMA steers and swears her way around the city of London. LOST COUNT OF how many times I SPOTTED MUSEUM of LONDON and smithfirelds meat market. HAD A LAUGH.

VICTIMS FIDDLER


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FOX CLUB, PICCADILLY was intimate venue for VICTIM. the label on a select group of friends lips. so squatted ona leather CHESTERFIELD I WATCHED. came away wanting the shoes and the t-shirts and strangely the wedding dresses....NO PICTURES OF THEM MY CAMERA RAN OUT OF juice. talk about fashion victim.