2013 April

Today is the last of my Q&A specials this month with male manicurist. And last but my no means least is Mike Pocock.

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Today is the last of my Q&A specials this month with male manicurist. And last but my no means least is Mike Pocock. 

After trying his hand at singing back in the 80”s, then running a pub, Mike started doing manicures by helping out his now ex-wife Zoe, when she opened up a nail salon. One thing lead to another ( see his answers for the full story) and eventually Mike started working on his own shoots as a manicurist in his own right, quickly progressing onto working for all the Vogue’s, advertising campaigns and various celebrities.

Always the entrepreneur, in 2010 I remember having a conversation with Mike on a shoot, about an idea he and 2 business partners had had, and suddenly within months Nail Rock was born. Again I will let his answers tell you the story but besides Nail Rock becoming a huge, worldwide success, one of Mikes other big achievements is his work with singer megastar, Adele. Having worked with her a few times already,  she flew him out to create her nails for the 2012 Grammy Awards, and not just any old nail did Mike do…  he based the nail design on the Christiaan Louboutin shoes she was wearing to the awards. Inspired by Louboutin’s trademark of always having a red sole on all his shoes designs,  Mike created a beautiful textured glittering silver nail with a red inside of the nail. The design caused a huge stir amongst the beauty press.  (See the pictures below) 

So without further ado, I’ll let you have a read of this lovely, very succesful man’s extremely interesting career and an insight into how he juggles work, home and children.

Take it away Mike ……… 

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP?

A rock star but I ended up crooning a duet on Opportunity Knocks with my dad wearing matching searsucker suits and 80’s blow dry hair. 

HOW DID YOU END UP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW? 

8 years ago I was working as a publican and my wife opened a nail salon. I somehow stumbled into helping her in the salon, later I accidentally wound up assisting the wonderful Marian Newman and because of her, working in fashion. It’s funny because even though it’s so far from anything I ever imagined I would do, I absolutely love my job and feel a great affinity with the people I work with. 

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IF YOU WEREN’T YOU?  

Kirsty Young: I love Desert Island Discs and I’m very excited because they’ve just made every episode from 1942 available to download. The Vidal Sassoon one is brilliant. 

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?  

Bermondsey. 

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR CITY WHAT WOULD IT BE?  

I would have marksmen posted at junctions and when drivers stop over the cyclists’ zone, I would have them shot in the face. 

WHAT ARE YOU INTO RIGHT NOW? ( MUSIC, FASHION , ART, FOOD) 

Cooking right now, trying to perfect the best chocolate cake with super shiny, but chewy and slightly crispy on the top chocolate icing. Got a bit of a thing for sweet potato recipes too. 

YOU ARE CO-FOUNDER OF NAIL ROCKS. TELL US ABOUT IT AND HOW YOU STARTED IT.. 

Nail Rock started in 2010 with just one product, Nail Rock nail wraps. My 2 business partners and I were working from the sitting room of a flat in Bromley. It was the office, warehouse (it was full to the ceiling with boxes), factory (we used to pack nail wraps into thousands of packaging wallets and boxes for dispatch), we even used it as a studio for photoshoots, I would sometimes sleep on the sofa and get up at 5am to take a delivery to ASOS in Milton Keynes in the boot of my car.

We are now Rock Beauty with a range of products including Nail Rock, Lip Rock, Eye Rock, and Body Rock. We have 22 employees in our office near Tower Bridge, sell in 15 countries worldwide including Japan and the USA, and I don’t do the deliveries in my car anymore. 

NAIL ROCK-PRODUCTS photo NAILROCKPRODUCTS_zps252bdda1.pngSOME OF ROCK BEAUTY’S PORTFOLIO

LIST YOUR TOP 5 NAIL/MANICURE PRODUCTS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT

Revlon Grey Suede (best all purpose nude)

YSL no.1 (Classic red)

Ciate Love Me Oil (they need to send me some)

Nail Rock (of course)

Briggs and Riley suitcase (with the spare wheels that they gave me for free) for my kit. Not strictly a nail product but absolutely vital.

LIST YOUR 10 FAVOURITE SONGS OF ALL TIME- (AND EXPLAIN – IF YOU WANT TO- WHY YOU CHOSE THEM ) 

This is my very own Desert Island Discs moment so I’m only going to do 8. 

On top of the world – The Carpenters. The first song I can ever remember hearing, played from a vinyl LP on one of those terrible “Top of the Pops” albums (not original artist so horrible cover versions), reminds me of my mum doing the ironing and me helping her fold the sheets and getting a kiss every time we met in the middle.

Smoke gets in your eyes – The Platters. Takes me back to listening to my dad singing accompanied by my maternal grandfather on piano in the Whitehawk pub in Brighton, sitting in the hallway with a bottle of coke and a packet of crisps before kids were allowed in pubs.  

Tainted Love – Gloria Jones. Le Beat Route, Greek street early 80’s, a girl, a first date. The second date with her was about 25 years later. 

Klubbhopping – Klubbheads. The Escape, Brighton, 1996, a different girl, reader I married her – 12 weeks later. 

The Rose – Bette Midler. Was sung at my wedding, reminds me of the good times which lasted just about til the end of the song. 

My Lady Story – Anthony and the Johnsons. Live at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, 2006, yet another girl. It was a first date and this song made me weep, fortunately the crying thing didn’t put her off too much. 

99 Problems – Jay-Z. Used to make my kids laugh when I would sing along with it in the car, they had no idea how I knew the words or who Ice T was. 

Someone Like You – Adele. Live at the Brits 2011, it was a spine tingling to be there. I started working with Adele in 2010 and I’ve been lucky enough to be at some amazing things including the music video shoot for this song, both Brits, countless photoshoots, the Royal Albert Hall performance and that amazing night at the Grammies in LA when she swept the board but the stand out moment was that first time at the Brits with just Adele and a piano in a spotlight. 

For my book, I’d take Scoop by Evelyn Waugh and for my luxury, my sofa, it’s my favourite place in the world, I’m on it now. 

Thanks Kirsty Young of Desert Island Discs

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Adele’s Louboutin Inspired Nails For The 2012 Grammy Awards by Mike

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE BESIDES WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE WOULD IT BE? 

Bermondsey, where I am now but by the river although I could do with an apartment in New York and a weekend place in Brighton.

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER THAT YOU WOULD WEAR?

I can’t think of a single answer to this that won’t make anyone who knows me think I’m being a cock so I’m going to talk about shoes. I’m happy to dressed head to ankle in Primark so long as I’ve got decent shoes. I’m loving my Church’s suede brogues and Belstaff boots right now. And they’ve just opened a Belstaff outlet store at Bicester village so even better.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO NEXT?  

Hoping not to go anywhere before I go on holiday after Christmas. (NB: this interview was done in Dec 2012)  I just got back from Brussels which was a really nice trip but I’d already been to LA, New York, Delhi, Mumbai, Paris and Dublin this year for work. I have the utmost admiration for the people who I work with who are travelling all the time, it would drive me nuts. 

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Good Morning people!!! Todays Q&A features the 2nd of my Male Manicurist Q&A’s

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Good Morning people!!!  Todays Q&A features the 2nd of my Male Manicurist Q&A’s

Its the lovely, charming, subtly dapper Anatole Rainey. Fluent in English, French and Russian, this young man left the world of university and music behind after graduating, not knowing what to do with himself, so he began helping his pregnant manicurist friend Yuna Park ( another manicurist extraordinaire) whilst living in Paris, carrying her bags around the city to while away the time. That lead to him helping Yuna out when things were busy on her shoots,  ie: painting toenails etc and that was it,  he was ‘hooked on nails’ as they say. Yuna continued to teach Anatole everything he knows now and she began passing jobs over to him as she became too busy to do it all herself.

Well, since those bag carrying days, Anatole has come on in leaps and bounds and is now working with some of the biggest photographers and designers in the fashion industry, including Mert and Marcus, Patrick Demarchelier, David Sims, Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt  Burberry, YSL ( now Saint Laurent) and Top Shop.

Anatole has a quiet and shy demeanour but is always super pleasant, professional and perfectly opinionated when you work with him. He has a great, dry sense of humour once you get to know him and he’s also great to do crosswords with. He often brings the Guardian crossword to a shoot with him to pass the time when he’s not busy. I try to help him out with the odd “2 down” or “15 across”,  but he most definitely has the upper hand on me when it comes to guessing the clues…….

He also created a great Union Jack Nail on my middle finger ( hand painted might I add- no stick ons!! ) on the day of the Queens Diamond Jubilee!!

Take it away Anatole!       

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP?

A pianist.

HOW DID YOU END UP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW? 

Post-university took me to Paris, where I ended up assisting my pregnant manicurist friend, Yuna Park, at fashion shows. She taught me a lot, and helped me get my foot in the door with my own work. 

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IF YOU WEREN’T YOU? 

I’m happy being me!

WHERE DO YOU LIVE? 

London and Paris. 

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR CITY WHAT WOULD IT BE? 

London: I know its a cliché, but the weather! 

Paris: the lack of green spaces can be quite suffocating in summer.

WHAT ARE YOU INTO RIGHT NOW? ( MUSIC, FASHION , ART,  FOOD)

For ‘fashion’ I like old-school menswear shops in Rome. Places like Schostal, Battistoni and Davide Cenci have been around for decades, but still provide an atmospheric shopping experience. 

The Boiler Room in Dalston does a really good Podcast that I listen to for my workouts, and it’s how I discovered artists such as James Blake and Jamie XX. 

Art: I’m currently obsessed with the drawings of Aurel Schmidt and Stuart Pearson Wright, and the work in film of Tacita Dean. 

Paris is a food lovers’ paradise, and I love shopping at the Sunday morning markets in preparation for a late lunch. To eat out there’s such a wealth of choice – current favourites include Le Dauphin, Philou, Verjus, and Le Galopin. 

ADELE UK VOGUE-SOLVE/ANATOLE photo ADELE-BRITISHVOGUE-ANATOLE_zps1394cc33.pngADELE FOR BRITSH VOGUE SHOT BY SOLVE SUNDSBO-NAILS BY ANATOLE

LIST YOUR TOP 5 FAVOURITE FILMS.

Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder)
Everyone Says I Love You (Woody Allen)
Les Vacances De Monsiour Hulot (Jacques Tati)
Carlito’s Way (Brian de Palma)
Somewhere (Sofia Coppolla)

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE BESIDES WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE WOULD IT BE? 

Probably Berlin, I’ve only ever had an amazing time there. In reality I don’t think I could last all winter in the cold though. 

WHAT MUSIC WERE YOU INTO GROWING UP – ARE YOU STILL INTO IT NOW?

I grew up a major classical music geek (my father is a conductor, after all) and I’m still into it now. On the other hand I grew up in the 1990’s; to me the golden years of Hip-Hop, and I’ll never stop listening to that either. 

YOU ARE PLACED ON A DESERT ISLAND AND ARE ALLOWED 10 SONGS ON AN IPOD. WHAT WOULD THEY BE AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU CHOSE THEM IF YOU WANT TO?

– David Bowie, Space Oddity
There’s just so much going on this song musically and emotionally; an all-time favourite

– Dolly Parton, Jolene
I love Dolly and her work, and this song encapsulates her perfectly

– Michael Jackson, Remember the Time
The video! I was so obsessed when it came out

– KRS-One, Step Into A World
I love 90’s rap and hip-hop, and this track reminds me of when I first started going out to clubs

– Wu-Tang, Ain’t Nothin To Fuck With
Another old favourite I can’t get enough of from the golden years 

– Curtis Mayfield, Tripping Out
This song just makes me happy and want to dance

– Rick Astley, Never Gonna Give You Up
I have a soft spot for 80’s pop, especially of the Stock Aitken Waterman variety

– Nina Simone, Wild Is The Wind
She’s the most amazing musician, this is just one of many songs of hers I love to listen to

– Frederic Chopin, Les Etudes
As played by Vladimir Horowitz. Technically not one song but all my love for classical music distilled into one work.

– DJ Shadow, You Can’t Go Home Again
For some reason this reminds me of travelling on trains, of which I do a lot!

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER THAT YOU WOULD WEAR?

I think Menswear is in a good place right now: Rag + Bone, Norse Projects, J.Crew and Acne are favourites. 

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

I don’t think there should be guilt in pleasure, but I’ll say cake for breakfast, because that’s really not for every day.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO NEXT?  

Back to Paris for Mens’ and Couture shows. 

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MIU MIU CAMPAIGN SHOT BY DAVID SIMS-NAILS BY ANATOLE

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MOODIE NEWS – NEW EDITORIAL OUT THIS WEEK.

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MOODIE NEWS – NEW EDITORIAL OUT THIS WEEK.

Starring model Elza Luijendijk as an angelic cherub, shot by the talented Jem Mitchell for Vogue Japan June 2013.

Beautiful make up.. Wendy Rowe – for Wendy’s website/blog click HERE

Styling.. Jamie Surman – for more of Jamie’s great styling work click HERE

Hair by… me!

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Beauty director – Kathy Phillips.

From the Editorial Archive today is a shoot I worked on back in 1996

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From the Editorial Archive today is a shoot I worked on back in 1996 with the wonderfully talented photographer Glen Luchford for Italian Vogue, for their November issue in 1996.

The model was up and coming rising star Amy Wesson, whose look epitomised the 90’s grunge era.

The stylist was the super talented Joe McKenna. It was my first ever shoot working with Glen and we shot it in a hotel in London.  These pictures were shot when Glen’s work was considered a little grittier and  more aggressive.

The make-up artist on this was my dear friend Lucia Pieroni. Lucia also needs no introduction for those in the know, but if you’re someone who doesn’t know, well,  she’s one of the most talented make-up artists of our time so please take the time to go check her out!!

Glen had originally trained as a hairdresser but made the switch to photography in the early 90’s when the grunge era was emerging. I remember being quite nervous going to this shoot as Joe was already becoming known as a legendary British stylist in the US and I so wanted to do a great job, plus i also loved Glen’s pictures so much that I hoped that I would get the chance to work with him and Joe again.

Glen went on to be the first photographer to be signed exclusively to shoot the Prada campaigns that featured Amber Valetta in 1997. The beautiful, cinematic images became Glen’s trade mark and the Prada campaigns he shot are now considered majorly iconic.

Glen has published books with the artist and his friend Jenny Saville. His most recent book is the amazing and unexpected Damaged Negatives book,that is exactly what it says- a collection of images from his film archive that were accidentally damaged from flooding in a New York Storage building. Some of his older publications are harder to find.

Joe is now considered one of the most prolific and influential stylists of his time. Originally a child actor ( he appeared in the British Soap Opera, Coronation Street as Ken Barlow’s son) he began his fashion career at The Face magazine in the 80’s and in 1986 he moved to New York where he went onto work with some of the most iconic fashion photographers of all time.  His work for Calvin Klein with Bruce Weber in the 90’s completely defined a generation.

Joe self produced two self titled issues of a magazine in the 90’s that are now rare, but contain some of the most amazing fashion images you will ever see. Should you ever be able to get your hands on one, I suggest you buy it and keep it. I have one but not the other unfortunately.

Luckily for me I’ve shot with both these two fashion genius’s  sporadically throughout my career.

Amy went onto to have a successful career that unfortunately was halted mid flow when she reportedly was too high on drugs to work.

I believe Amy is clean from drugs now and although I haven’t seen her in a long time, I wish her well in whatever she’s doing. I always really liked seeing and working with Amy, she was fun and great to work with. She was part of some of the most amazing fashion moments and images that exist today.

MOODIE NEWS – NEW EDITORIAL

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MOODIE NEWS – NEW EDITORIAL

Out now in the May issue of British Vogue – Shot by Cass Bird ‘I’m With The Band’ with Arizona Muse.

Styled by the Bay Garnett, make up by Sam Bryant, nails by Trish Lomax, starring the gorgeous normally Bobbed haired Arizona with long hair by moi!

 

MY STORY SO FAR ( AND THE HAIRCUTS) CONTINUES with my first Hat and haircut.

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MY STORY SO FAR ( AND THE HAIRCUTS) CONTINUES with my first Hat and haircut.-  Its 1987 and my hair was growing out from the fringeless haircut I’d had. To hide the slightly mad professor curly bonce that had formed, I started to wear my first ever designer hat that I had given to me. This was actually bought for me by my hair mentor Stuart, just before I moved to London. I was so proud of my assymetric beret- it was designed by Bernstock Speirs, and Stuart bought it for me from The Hat Shop that used to reside on Neal Street in Covent Garden.

As the fringe continued to grow I got fed up of wearing the hat, (it was getting closer to Spring and it was too warm to keep wearing the hat) so I took the plunge and cut all my hair off. Here I am in the middle of the haircut and then at the end.

A little 1950’s I think. Also the camel coloured corduroy jacket I am wearing in the picture,  happened to be an original one from the 50’s that I’d acquired from my Dad’s wardrobe the last time I was home visiting my parents.

NB: I recently met Thelma Speirs from Bernstock Speirs having worked on the Peter Jensen Show that was inspired by her look- I copied her amazing silver grey bob hairstyle for the show and re-created it on all the models with wigs.  What a treat to meet such a wonderful lady, and  one of the designers of my first ever head accessory !

I still possess the corduroy jacket and the BS Hat.

THIS MONTH I’M FEATURING SOME SPECIAL Q&A’s; THEY’RE ALL MALE MANICURISTS.

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THIS MONTH I’M FEATURING SOME SPECIAL Q&A’s; THEY’RE ALL MALE MANICURISTS.

WHAT WAS ONCE CONSIDERED A WOMAN’S CAREER IS NOW LIKE HAIR AND MAKE-UP. YOUR SEX IS NO ISSUE!!! 

THEIR STORIES AS TO HOW THEY BECAME MANICURISTS IS VARIED AND IT APPEARS NONE OF THEM ACTUALLY SET OUT TO DO IT AS THEIR CHOSEN CAREER ORIGINALLY. 

WOMAN MANICURISTS STILL DOMINATE ON THE HIGH STREET BUT IN FASHION IT’S A DIFFERENT STORY. THE MEN ARE GIVING THE WOMEN A RUN FOR THEIR MONEY…. SO MUCH SO, THAT THE CURRENT WORLD CHAMPION MANICURIST IS MALE. 

So first off is the marvellously charming Adam Slee. Born in Wales,  Adam looks like the most unlikely candidate for a manicurist ( no offence Adam, but you do say yourself that you get mistaken for the electrician or plumber on shoots sometimes).

His ambition was to be a professional sportsman and that’s where he was heading, but injuries prevented him from achieving his dream so whilst at a loose end his Mom offered him a job at her nail salon. He reluctantly accepted the job ( those were his words) but I’ll let Adam tell you the rest in his answers. He had no idea where he would eventually end up as he was going into this profession completely blind but where he’s ended up is like a mad, unexpected dream.

With multiple Italian, British and Japanese Vogue shoots in his portfolio, Adam has more than convinced the fashion and beauty industry that he knows what he’s doing and in 2011 he was appointed an official Rimmel London manicurist.

He has a great sense of humour and good taste in nails which is why he gets booked so much. I love seeing Adam on shoots as he helps to keep the day bright, plus he does a bloody good manicure too.      

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I give you Adam Slee- Male manicurist extraordinaire! 

ADAM, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP?

A professional cricketer (wasn’t good enough so said my Physical Education teacher)

HOW DID YOU END UP DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING NOW?

Luckily for me,my Mum had a nail salon and trained me up. Then I met Marian Newman who I assisted around 12 years ago.

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IF YOU WEREN’T YOU?

Michael Hutchins Circa 1987 for everything he was at that time and more.

WHERE DO YOU LIVE?

Between London (work) and Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire. (with my children).

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING IN YOUR CITY WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Nothing, I love London and everything about it.

WHAT ARE YOU INTO RIGHT NOW? (MUSIC, FASHION, ART, FOOD)

At the moment I can’t stop listening to an old album called ‘Steve McQueen’ by Prefab Sprout and The Who.

Fashion is New Balance, Fred Perry, Barbour and anything English I can get my hands on although I can’t give up my Levi Jeans.

I love all Art and all Food.

HOW IS IT BEING A MALE MANICURIST IN WHATS CONSIDERED A FEMALE WORLD? 

Being a male manicurist is the best job in the world as far as I’m concerned and I’m pretty sure it has worked ‘for’ me rather than against me in most work situations I’ve been in. That said I do still sometimes get a second glance at work and have been mistaken for the electrician or the plumber on more than one occasion when I arrive in the morning!!

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LIST YOUR TOP 5 NAIL/MANICURE PRODUCTS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT…

No.1 In my kit is always Nail Oil (preferably Marian Newman’s own brand as it dispenses so cleverly and smells divine)

No.2 Chanel/Sisley hand cream. Either one of these as they are both beautiful to use.

No.3 Acetone. Boring but essential.

No.4 Rimmel Nail Whitening Pencil. An oldie but a goody for natural chic nails.

No.5 Nail polish, its all about the colour!

LIST YOUR 10 FAVOURITE SONGS OF ALL TIME- (AND EXPLAIN – IF YOU WANT TO- WHY YOU CHOSE THEM)

Sweetest Thing  by Jackie Wilson. An amazing voice with such simple lyrics.

Holding Back The Years by Simply Red.  The vocals again.

Wicked Game by Chris Isaacs. The Voice/Helena/Tropical Beach = Heaven

Stay Young by INXS. Where it all began

No Woman No Cry by Bob Marley. The 1st Reggae song I ever heard

Maria from West Side Story. Beautiful

Let There Be Rock by AC/DC. Two words = Bon Scott

Boogie On Reggae Woman by Stevie Wonder. Anything by him really

Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. In the days when he was genius

Suspicious Minds by Elvis Presley. The voice and the best looking man ever (even at 18 stone!!!)

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE BESIDES WHERE YOU ARE, WHERE WOULD IT BE?

Scotland. I just love the sky and the light. I spent some of my childhood holidays there getting wet and cold and it was still beautiful.

WHAT MUSIC WERE YOU INTO GROWING UP- ARE YOU STILL INTO IT NOW?

I was a teenager in the 80’s so loved most of the music from that time. Too many great bands and groups to mention but must be getting old so am now listening to it all again with the aid of Spotify.

WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNER THAT YOU WOULD WEAR?

I would love to wear any designer but have three kids! If I didn’t though, I love Tom Ford just for the perfection of everything he does.

LIST YOUR TOP 5 FILMS AND WHY YOU LOVE THEM.

Kes  – The reality of life and how it used to be. Every single emotion is seen in this film.

Wonderful Life – I make all my kids watch this every Christmas without fail

Twin Towns – A great tribute to all my Welsh friends and how I spent my teens and twenties being battered playing rugby against them.

Grease – Just because I never want to grow up. The casting was perfection.

Once Upon a Time in America.- Everything about this film is amazing.

WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO NEXT?

Always London as work budgets never normally extend themselves to foreign reaches for manicurists although Paris does make an appearance now and again.

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How modern of Dunn’s River!!

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How modern of Dunn’s River!! Available in the World Food section in a well known UK supermarket!! I’m assuming you put it on your meat !?!**# I wonder if Nigella uses it ??

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Sunday Morning lie in with Daddy, taking in the glorious morning London sun, blazing though the window !! #Buster Moodie

DUE TO MAINTENANCE WORK, ITSAMOODIEBLOG WILL NOT BE POSTING ANYTHING TODAY

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DUE TO MAINTENANCE WORK, ITSAMOODIEBLOG WILL NOT BE POSTING ANYTHING TODAY. FOR ALL NEW VISITORS PLEASE HAVE A BROWSE THROUGH PREVIOUS POSTS.

FOR ALL RETURNING VISITORS, PLEASE COME BACK ON MONDAY FOR A SPECIAL Q&A WEEK WITH MALE MANICURISTS, OR HAVE A READ THROUGH PREVIOUS POSTS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED!!

THANKS FOR VISITING ITSAMOODIEBLOG AND WE’LL SEE YOU BACK HERE NEXT WEEK- BRIGHT AND BREEZY AS EVER…… 

NEIL XX