Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The Divine Design of Tatty Devine!

I discovered the utterly divine design of London-based jewellery label, Tatty Devine, way back when I was interning at Teen Vogue. Brit wonder-stylist, Beth Fenton, was a major fan of theirs and was constantly bringing their tongue n’ cheek pieces into the office for shoots. Known for making anything from lollipops to 3D glasses to Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage into earrings, necklaces and whatever else they feel like, designers, Harriet Vine and Rosie Wolfenden, never cease to proverbially turn water into wine (wearable wine, that is).

Just one example of their 10-year old career of amazingness, check out the photos below, of their recent Aztecy, totally rad jewellery collaboration with audio visual artist, Crazy Girl. (Those are the amazing images below). They've even done a collab with Gilbert & George! Like, major!

Since the ladies of Tatty Devine are so quintessentially London to me (you know, bright colours and witticisms and all), I quizzed them on their fave British designers of the moment. As you'd expect, their picks are every bit as fun and risk taking as their own designs:

Mary Katrantzou: We love the perfume bottle collection, the illustration is breathtaking and we love things out of scale so her blown up prints totally rule.

Peter Jensen: Peter's slightly twisted take on the world just get so perfectly transplanted into the garments he makes. His humor and nostalgia make his work so special.

Ashish: We made some catwalk pieces for Ashish, it was great to be part of one of his shows. We love his adoration of sequins and excessiveness.

Vivienne Westwood: Vivienne is the queen. We love what she stands for as much as her clothes.

Holly Fulton: I love the graphic style and bold symmetrical prints in Holly's collection. She breaths real life into familiar iconography.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Two Little Katie Girls Take The Medium Sized Bad City

Sam came to visit me in Toronto last week and let me just say, we had quite the delicious time! Amongst our many adventures, we napped in public with custom-made masks, happened upon a Hare Krishna festival on Toronto Island, found vintage denim shorts that bared the label Dirty Dancing (like in the movie logo font and everything) at 69 Vintage and invited (gay) boys over to our 'Teen Queen' themed hotel room at the Gladstone Hotel which was decked out in pink and purple everything as well as posters of 80's teen idols lie Matt Dillion, Rob Lowe and Tom Cruise. We also took many photos for the benefit of our Facebook accounts as well as of course for you, dear readers. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Completely Off Topic and Completely Amazing!

And now for a break from my completely irregular programming... it's the The Double Rainbow Nature Show! If you have not discovered this amazing dude (and I mean dude literally), or even if you have, I implore you to watch this video in its entirety and then laugh so sick that you start spitting from your nose. I know I did...