2012 October

HERE AT MOODIE HQ WE LOVE NEW BALANCE TRAINERS

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HERE AT MOODIE HQ WE LOVE NEW BALANCE TRAINERS

I’ve been wearing New Balance since the grunge days of the early 90’s. It was the staple trainer for anyone that liked Nirvana, Pearl Jam et al………  I’m still wearing them to this day, and in fact amongst the way too many items of footwear I own, its by far the most prominent brand  in the trainer stakes.  

Not only comfortable, but well made, sturdy, down right stylish and also made in the UK as well as the US,  ( oh and did I mention they do different foot width sizes too- a rarity for trainers) this brand has been around since 1906 and was founded by British emigrant William J Riley in the US. 

They’ve always maintained a low key advertising strategy but they became and still are one of the leading footwear brands in the worldwide market. 

The 2 images shown here are of my favourite New Balances,  first, the all blacks, modelled by myself and my assistant- 574’s : an updated retro running shoe and the 501’S AB, another retro running shoe that’s comfortable enough to wear all day. Second is a pile of all the New Balances I own ( well,  as many as I can fit in the picture)  

If you don’t own a pair yet then what the hell’s wrong with you?  and more importantly,  get out there and buy a pair immediately. They are available at most leading sports shops and their own websites; the links are below. 

UK: New Balance UK  

US: New Balance US

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY FIRST EVER VIDEO Q&A IS HERE!!!

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LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MY FIRST EVER VIDEO Q&A IS HERE!!!

FEATURING TWO WONDERFUL WOMEN WHO GO BY THE NAMES OF ANNA-MARIE SOLOWIJ AND MILLIE KENDALL MBE- THEY ARE THE DIRECTORS OF THE NEWLY LAUNCHED “BeautyMart” STORE WITHIN HARVEY NICHOLS IN LONDON ON THE 3RD FLOOR.  THEY ARE ALSO ONLINE AND EXPANDING FAST ALREADY!!

WATCH THE FILM TO GET THE LOW DOWN- TAKE IT AWAY LADIES!!!!!

VISIT BeautyMART’s WEBSITE BY CLICKING HERE

New Vidal Sassoon Exhibition at Somerset House

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New Vidal Sassoon Exhibition at Somerset House, London (Taken with Instagram)

MOODIE MIX – VOL. 1

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MOODIE MIX 

When people ask me about my taste in music, now I always say “its eclectic”

In my teens and twenties I was a lot more specific about what I would listen too, Being part of certain music/fashion movements let that be!

But as I moved into my 30’s and 40’s my music taste really started to broaden. I began to appreciate different kinds of music a lot more, realising the relevance and importance of different sounds, and that all music has its place whether you like it or not. 

Anyhow, my ipod currently holds approximately 20.000 songs ( not that i’m a music nerd or anything but……..) and I wanted to share with you all my favourite tracks. So here they are in the form of- “Moodie Mix”

I’ll be posting one of these mixes once a month, and as you will hear from this first one, it will be a complete mish mash of genres that I love to listen to. 

Moodie Mixes are basically the soundtrack to my life so far- I hope you enjoy!!!

Love this picture from my mate Jem Mitchell……

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Love this picture from my mate Jem Mitchell……

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Assistant Mike Rudd and the Earring of Doom, April 2012, London

EDITORIAL ARCHIVE- KAREN ELSON SHOT BY TIM WALKER FOR BRITISH VOGUE

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EDITORIAL ARCHIVE- KAREN ELSON SHOT BY TIM WALKER FOR BRITISH VOGUE

This is a shoot I worked on for British Vogue ( April 2008 Issue) with Karen Elson, shot by the brilliant Tim Walker, styled by the fashion guru Kate Phelan. This is one of the very few occasions I worked with Tim. Collaborating  with him is a very special experience! His work is like no other and the best way I can describe it is to make a comparison to Tim Burton the film director. Mr Walker creates a fantasy world, taken from ideas he finds in books, films etc.

This particular shoot  was based on a Scandinavian children’s book about a puppet doll who is helped by a toy soldier. The sets were designed by the amazing and incredibly talented Shona Heath, who I remember on the first morning I arrived at the house where the shoot took place, was beavering away on all these amazing over-sized props and sets in order to make Karen and the male model seem small in comparison.  Two of the sets/props that have always stuck in my head the most were the giant train set and the huge jack-in-the-box. Shona’s attention to detail was immense and it completely blew me away.  Karen’s doll like features also work so well for a Tim Walker shoot which is why he has ended up shooting her so much over his and her careers.

Besides just loving these pictures I also wanted to run them on the blog now because it leads me into talking about an upcoming exhibition Tim has at Somerset House in London, beginning the 18th of this month until January 17th 2013 which consists of 175 of his most inspirational pictures to date,  of which i will be sure to attend at some point.

Earlier this week, Tim’s new book ‘Story Teller’ was released to accompany this exhibition, and if you can’t make it down to Somerset house to get yourself a copy (you really should by the way) you can buy it online here…….Thames & Hudson. or on Amazon

Any old how, I hope you enjoy these pics as I loved working on them .Enjoy the exhibition if you can get there and enjoy the book if you purchase it. I would recommend to do it all if possible!!!

To see more of Tim Walker’s work click here timwalkerphotography.com

ComparetheMeerkat.com (Taken with Instagram)

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ComparetheMeerkat.com (Taken with Instagram)

Strange goings on at Harrods

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Strange goings on at Harrods (Taken with Instagram)

THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED ALBUM THIS SIDE OF THE RIVER BAIN IN WENSLEYDALE

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IT’S HERE!!!

THE MOST EAGERLY AWAITED ALBUM THIS SIDE OF THE RIVER BAIN IN WENSLEYDALE…………. AND THAT’S SAYING SOMETHING !!

MUSCLE CHECK ARE FINALLY RELEASING THEIR MUCH ANTICIPATED BLISTERING DEBUT….“I’D CLIMB A MOUNTAIN, TO JUMP OFF INTO YOUR HEAD, BABY.”

**WATCH BELOW THE MOODIE MUSIC REVIEW VIDEO WITH ROVING REPORTER NEIL MOODIE.**

AND FOR THE HARDCORE FANS OF THE BAND CLICK ON THE OTHER VIDEO BELOW TO SEE A SPECIAL, EXCLUSIVE, BEHIND THE SCENES, NEVER SEEN BEFORE FOOTAGE OF THE MAKING OF THE MUSCLE CHECK FIRST ALBUM. 

 

And finally with just a simple click of the link below its MUSCLE CHECK.. THE DEBUT ALBUM….. 

……..MUSCLE CHECK WEBSITE