Friday, 30 December 2011

House of Sunny Film & Editorial

During the heatwave of this summer I was shot by photographer Wayne Johns, in glorious Richmond and performed in a short fashion film with Sunny Williams label House of Sunny.
  No bad Sunny-Sunny jokes, just beautiful film and photographs. The short film still to come. But please see for yourself.

 Collection House of Sunny Photography: Wayne Johns

Graduating with honours from University and after training on Saville Row, designer Sunny Williams set up his own quintessentially British fashion label, House of Sunny. The fashion house's first TIGI sponsored collection was featured in Italian Vogue, with a key piece used for the TIGI campaign by JIV. 

Beautiful Safari - All photography by Wayne Johns

 Williams draws his inspiration and his philosophical approach to design from The Fibonacci Theory, where he applies the numbers in nature to his aesthetic and sees nature as the ultimate machine. He follows in the footsteps of artists such as Leonardo Da Vinci who used the techniques of the Fibonacci number sequence within their art. Sunny believes that these numbers are the reason why everything in the world looks so perfect and he uses the perfect Fibonacci code to design each unique piece in his collection. Since working with him I am starting to agree with his philosophy and mathematical approach to design. Now onto the film, stay tuned.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Marian Kihogo 2nd Anniversary Dinner - In Pictures

The initial nervous excitement of the momentous task of being Guest of Honour, then turned to delight as I saw Marian hosting pre-dinner cocktails at the Light Bar. Arriving with wonderful musician and friend Natt Weller (debuting his a coat from his Dad Paul's capsule collection for Oasis front man, Liam Gallagher's clothing label Pretty Green) also had a calming effect on the fabulous evening to come!

Tolula Adeyemi: dress: Ana Sekularac, jewels: Rachel Galley. Natt Weller: wearing Dior & Paul Weller for Pretty Green

We saw, we laugh, we drank, we ate - we conquered!! Well Marian certainly did and she has conquered the blogging/online magazine scene with her brilliant, informative, fabulous mariankihogo.com !

Grazia's Hannah Almassi in 60s vintage w/ Marian Kihogo at Pre-dinner Cocktails, Light Bar

Helen Jennings author & editor of Arise magazine. Marian: dress Ana Sekularac, shoes Nicolas Kirkwood for Peter Pilotto, faux-fur vintage jacket & vintage turban

It was also so lovely to get to know certain key fashion journalists from Grazia, Glamour, writers, artists, photographers, better. And I managed a very very impromptu toast/speech at the end. And as I mentioned before, Marian, I am practising for your wedding!!

Dinner time!: at Asia De Cuba, Natt, Tolula & Marian

dress: Ana Sekularac, jewels: Rachel Galley, nails: Nail Rock wraps by me!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Guest of Honour: St. Martin's Lane Hosts Exclusive - Mariankihogo.com Dinner

I was surprised to get a phone call from dear friendsuper-stylist Marian Kihogo. Who is celebrating her 2nd Anniversary for her wonderful online magazine
MARIANKIHOGO.COM, with a delicious dinner at Asia De Cuba, 
courtesy of St. Martin's Lane Hotel, London.

The surprise was Marian Kihogo's request to be 
her Guest of Honour at the celebratory dinner party. MARIANKIHOGO.COM
was launched in December 2009. Deemed Lucky Magazine's Best Fashion Voice 2011 finalist & Cosmopolitan Magazine UK Best Fashion
Blog Finalist 2010. As featured in VOGUE ITALIA, VOGUE PARIS,  
The Huffington Post, Essence, NY Post, Fashion Etc ...Amongst others.

My only thoughts are should I write a poem again,
prepare a speech? Or would a freestyle suffice for the evening? Oh What to wear?