2016 January

#TBT FROM MY EDITORIAL ARCHIVE : HAIR STORY FOR 10 MAGAZINE 2001

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MY FRIEND CORINNE DAY HAD THIS KNACK OF SEEING THINGS WITHIN A LOCATION BEFORE ANYBODY ELSE DID.

When I first moved into my flat she came around and did some photographs in the bedroom and bathroom after I’d stripped the dreadful wallpaper that had been hanging previously to me living there. The cracked and partly scraped varying shades of paint on the walls ended up in some of Corinne’s pictures which were published in her first book.

A few years later I had the walls plastered and Corinne just so happened to come around and see the bare plaster on the walls with the sun beaming down onto the plaster creating various shades of peachy pink. ” This is where we should shoot your hair story” she muttered as she looked at the beautiful dappling light on the plaster.

And so a week later, a Corinne Day photo shoot once again happened  in my home.

The idea for this shoot was braiding and I wanted it to be very Urban, not too over done so it felt too hairdressy.

I think we achieved that, together with Corinne’ s raw photography, the great styling from Tara St Hill and make-up by the lovely Sam Bryant.

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CREDITS: 10 MAGAZINE, CORINNE DAY 2001

PHOTOGRAPHER: Corinne Day 

MODELS: Vivien Solari, Maud, Louise and unknown

STYLING: Tara St Hill

HAIR: Me

MAKE-UP: Sam Bryant

 

 

MOODS COMEDY MONDAY – POET, PAM AYRES & “THEY SHOULD HAVE ASKED MY HUSBAND”

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TODAY’S COMEDY MONDY MAY TAKE YOU BY SURPRISE, BECAUSE IT FEATURES A BRITISH POET WHO WAS DISCOVERED ON A TV TALENT SHOW IN 1975.

Pam Ayres MBE  aged 68, is an English poet, comedian, songwriter and presenter of radio and television programmes. Her 1975 appearance on the UK television talent show Opportunity Knocks  led to appearances on other TV and radio shows, a one-woman touring stage show and performing before the Queen.

Her poetry has a deceptively simple style and deals with everyday subject matter. Her poem Oh, I Wish I’d Looked After Me Teeth, was voted into the Top 10 of a BBC poll to find the Nation’s 100 Favourite Comic Poems. In the UK Arts Council’s report on poetry, Ayres was identified as the fifth best-selling poet in Britain in 1998 and 1999.

Ayres continues to actively perform her work, the humorous quality of which is enhanced by her idiosyncratic delivery and by her distinctive accent from the Vale of the White Horse in Berkshire.

Her biography, The Necessary Aptitude: A Memoir, was published in 2011. It traces her life and career from growing as the youngest of six children in a council house in Berkshire, her time in the WRAF and the string of events that led to her winning Opportunity Knocks. The title refers to the number of times she was told in her life she “did not have the necessary aptitude”.

LADIES AND GENTS, LGBT’S AND TRANS , DO YOU KNOW ANY ALPHA MALES, ( I’M SURE YOU’RE THINKING OF YOUR HUSBAND, BOYFRIEND, BOSS OR BUSINESS PARTNERS…….. HUH HMMMMM,) ……….Well,  I give you Pam Ayres and ” They Should Have Asked My Husband”

 

CHECK OUT MY FRIENDS AMAZING NEW WEBSITE: SUIT & SPLENDOUR

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SUIT AND SPLENDOUR FOUNDER, DAVID HARRISON HAS A PASSION FOR CREATIVE WRITING AND EXPANDING THE PRESENCE OF BRANDS WHICH HE BELIEVES HAVE THE ABILITY TO TAKE PRIDE OF PLACE WITHIN A LOVING HOME.

David has created a brand new website which launched during Mens fashion week in London. He is a lover of all objects created by people who have a real passion for what they create. He’s decided to feature as many of these objet d’art/gifts onto a brand new site that he’s been working on. It has finally launched and here at Moodie HQ we love it.

Have a read below about his idea behind why he wanted to start the website in the first place.

 

 

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“So often I read beauty bloggers and the negativity is only marginally more readable than the appalling grammar and lack of imagination that goes into the articles themselves. When individual tastes are so fantastically personal, I have no interest in exploring anything other than the celebratory existence of products which have often been so painstakingly perfected by their inventors. Weather it’s a shampoo or a car, it has to be perfect, and if it is, I will shout about it.”

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David began his career seven years ago working as a sales assistant and product specialist at the luxury department store Harrods in Knightsbridge. Spending eight hours a day surrounded by the ‘Rolls Royce’ of product in every category known to man gave him a unique appreciation for how these items could justify their equally ‘Rolls Royce’ price tag. Each and every time their customers discovered their own justifications. Perhaps with the product design. Or With their uniquely hand crafted materials unparalleled in quality, or the fairy tail stories which gave birth to them in the first place. After leaving Harrods to a high-tech skincare brand as a brand and product specialist, David realised that this unique and aspirational product exists all around us and at prices which we can all enjoy (or at least more realistically save up for) and this was David‘s inspiration for the SUIT & SPLENDOUR brand. A unique guide for any style-conscious man showcasing the best of the best. Where luxury does not take form of monetary value. Products to inspire. Products to excite, and products to change the way we feel and live our lives.
 Check out this great new website within which David has very kindly included the Windle and Moodie Product range, by clicking below.
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#TBT MY EDITORIAL ARCHIVE- HANA SOUKUPOVA FOR GERMAN VOGUE JULY 2007

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TODAYS EDITORIAL ARCHIVE IS FEATURING THE BEAUTIFUL CZECH BORN MODEL HANA SOUKOPOVA.

Hana is one of those models who I always loved seeing her name on the call sheet of a shoot. Grounded, polite, lovely to be around and beautiful to boot she was always a pleasure to work with when she was modelling.

She began to work as a model  in 1998 in Prague, signing her first major modeling contract at 15 years of age as the face of Carolina Herrera’s Chic perfume.

In September 2004 Hana was selected as one of only nine models appeared on the cover of American Vogue in an issue that compared supermodels today to supermodels of the 80s and 90s heyday. Others included Daria Werbowy, Gisele and Karolina Kurkova.

She has been featured on over 80 magazine covers including numerous international editions of Vogue and on the covers of Harpers Bazaar, W , Elle and Allure. Her work can be seen in over 4,000 pages of editorial fashion stories and advertising campaigns. She has worked closely with renowned photographers Steven Meisel, Nick Knight, Mikael Jansson, Craig McDean, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Klein, Mario Testino and Patrick Demarchelier.

This shoot was for German Vogue and included cover shots for the main issue and the supplement issue too.

Shot by the equally lovely Alexi Lubomirski, I decided to change Hana’s hair completely by giving her a blonde bobbed wig.

One of the shots feature the now famous Steven Jones Ears Hat for Comme Des Garcons. This became one of my favourite pics from this shoot.

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For a period of 37 consecutive months Hana held the position of No3 in the world according to models.com official ranking of top female models. She celebrated the birth of her first child Finn Aaron on August 25, 2013, and surfaced a year later appearing on a September 2014 Marie Claire cover.

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Hana has walked in over 500 runway fashion shows, including the internationally televised Victoria’s Secret shows and opening and closing shows for fashion icons including Alexander McQueen, Zac Posen, Gucci, Galliano, Dior, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino. She shot her first international television commercial in 2009 for a luxury bottled water company in Eastern Europe and Russia. Soukupová has acted in several small independent films and appeared in television commercials.

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SHOOT CREDITS: GERMAN VOGUE JULY 2007 ISSUE

PHOTOGRAPHER: ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI

MODEL: HANA SUKOUPOVA

FASHION EDITOR: CHRISTIANE ARP

HAIR: ME

MAKE UP: CHRISTIAN MCCULLOCH

MOODS COMEDY MONDAY…… VICTORIA WOOD- MENS SANA IN THINGUMMY DOODAH (Health Farm)

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maxresdefaultBACK IN 1989, FOLLOWING THE SUCCESS OF HER TV SHOW, BRITISH COMEDIENNE VICTORIA WOOD DECIDED TO GIVE IT A TRY AT HALF HOUR COMEDIES.

She did this with a considerable amount of success as she broached upon writing 6 comedy sketches based on real life situations, then going on to write the infamous Dinner Ladies.

With her usual friends at hand to help, i.e.: Julie Walters, Victoria created some genius characters, and this particular one is one of my favourites.

With it being the new year, most people are on a health kick following the Christmas food fest.

This show ( and yes, here’s the full 30 mins) is about going to a Spa and one of my favourite characters in this is Julie Walter’s Nichola, who is the dizzy,  Brummy manageress of the spa.

I hope you laugh as much as I do when I watch it!!!

#TBT: TODAY IT’S THE TURN OF A SONG THAT I LOVE FROM THE 80’S: SHY BOY

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Acceptable in the 80s Ö Stock, Aitken and Waterman act Bananarama in 1983.

HI EVERYONE…….

WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE A THURSDAY THROWBACK THAN A SONG FROM ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL GIRL BANDS OF ALL TIME………. IT’S NORE OTHER THAN 80’S GIRL GROUP BANANRAMA AND THIS SONG WAS THEIR FIRST TOP 5 HIT IN THE UK WHERE THEY FEATURED ALONE AND WITHOUT FUN BIY THREE.

This track was also successful in New Zealand and Canada. “Shy Boy” charted well on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart and was the first of Bananarama’s singles to appear in the Billboard Hot 100 at number eighty-three. The song was known as “Shy Boy (Don’t it make you feel good)” in the USA.

The song was originally called “Big Red Motorbike”, however the band didn’t like the lyrics and changed it to “Shy Boy”.

I’d say that was a good idea……. So here we go, click on the link below to see

“Shy Boy”

 

BURBERRY MENS SHOW…….. 1PM LIVE TODAY.

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IT’S MENS FASHION WEEK…….. AND I’M BACK STAGE AT BURBERRY MENS A/W16 SHOW IN KENSINGTON GARDENS LONDON, WHERE I’M WORKING ALONGSIDE THE AMAZING HAIRSTYLIST MATT MULHALL WHO IS HAIRSTYLIST IN CHIEF OF THE BOYS HAIR AND BURBERRY MAKE-UP CONSULTANT WENDY ROWE. 

ME AND MY TEAM ARE WORKING ON THE GIRLS FOR THE SHOW WHERE CHRISTOPHER BAILEY WILL BE SHOWING OFF THE WOMENS PRE-FALL 16 COLLECTION.

Anyways, below is the link to the Burberry website if you want to watch the show.

I’ll be back later in the week with some behind the scenes pics and the look from the show.

ENJOY

If you’re reading this after the event, you can click on the link below and still see the highlights of the show.

https://uk.burberry.com/london-collections-men/autumn-winter/

MOODS COMEDY MONDAY – LAST YEAR, THIS YEAR, NEXT YEAR STARRING JOHN ROBERTS

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!! 

I’M BACK!! – HI GUYS, I HOPE YOU’VE HAD A GREAT CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR.

SO WE’RE BACK ON A MONDAY, AND OF COURSE IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO START THE NEW YEAR WITH A LAUGH.

And what a better way to start than with a mate of mine who makes me cackle with laughter.

He needs no introduction, he does stand-up and is the voice of Linda the mother in Fox TV’s award winning Bob’s Burgers…… ladies and gentlemen, I give you John Roberts in

“Last Year, This Year, Next Year”