Sunday, 28 February 2010

My new "Liberace" theme'd bedroom !

My Fave Look ...

I love a suit ! Always have. This is a Westwood suit from 2009 "Man" collection. Marlene Dietrich made suits popular for women in the 30's. This is kind of my "homage" look to her. Though the hair is more 40's. My friend James (pass the parcel) Yardley took this in my living room. I love it ! Ta James.

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Sam and me ! Aint he the bizz !


Its been 2 weeks today since i lost my little girl Lilly. She was 11. Not that old for a Chihuahua really. I found her gasping for air in my bedroom when i got in from work. She was having a heart attack and had to be put to sleep. It broke my heart and changed my world. My flat seems so quiet without her jolly little personality. I think about her all the time and my heart still feels so heavy when i do. I miss my nights in with her when i am not working and we would have a bit of "us" time.
I am not having another dog now. I have lost 3 in 5 years and i cant put myself through that again. There is nothing i would not do to have her back and nothing can compensate me for her loss. Its strange to have the freedom of not needing to be home to care for her (or Sid her dad who died 4 days before her) and to be able to do as i want when i want. I am not sure if its a good feeling really as i enjoy looking after people and my dogs and i think its unhealthy to only have to think about yourself. I am selfish enough. I don't need to get any more so !
I have kept myself really busy of late to stop me thinking about what happened. I start my bedroom revamp on Tuesday which will be a lot of work but worth it ... i hope. I am doing a photo shoot on Monday for Sport Relief aswell as working 4 nights next week so there is a lot to keep me occupied. I still miss her though , Sid too , though i had a long time to accustom myself to him going as he had been ill. Lilly had been fit , or so i thought and it was a huge shock to find her like that and to have to make the choice i did.
I have been acting a bit over emotional since she went. Last night i burst into tears when someone was telling me about their childhood and have let rip at people when i guess i should have kept my thoughts private. Though i do stand by what i have said , as at least it was true and i had the bollox to come out and say what was on my mind !
So if i have seemed odd , or distant or a bit rude of late then please cut me a little slack. I am getting my head around things but it has been harder than i thought it would. She was "only a little dog" but i loved her enormously and miss her like mad. xxx

Friday, 26 February 2010

Working Girls.

Wednesday was an interesting day.
I rose early as it was jam packed. My great friend (god , i sound like Danny La Rue), Stefan Orschell Read, was showing his new collection as part of London Fashion Week. I assiduously avoid Fashion Week usually as i dont feel that connected to it and very few of the collections it shows have much interest to me. Stefan is a different story however. I have seen him grow and grow from a fashion student to where he is now. He makes interesting and unusual mens wear with an edge and last year all my major purchases were from him . I love WESTWOOD as is widely known but feel i have to expand my look a bit and Stefan enabled me to do that , making me suits and coats that were one off productions and that really have the WOW factor , in my mind anyway. I have high hopes for Stefan and pray he achieves what he deserves and gets his collection into major production shortly and in the best shops very soon. The press he recieved for his last collection and the interest it aroused was amazing so i dont think it will be long before he becomes a force to reckon with on the British fashion scene. The larger fashion house's have already attempted to recruit him but he wants to make a mark with his own clothes , which i think is applaudable. His show was beautifull and sleek and did the job admirably. It was early in the day for me so i did a half look and dressed down. I was not there to be noticed , just to support my friend and see his work highlighted. I did and it was. Amazing.
After that it was a dash home and 3 hours infront of the mirror to get ready for Miss Polly Rae's opening night at the Leicester square Theater with her all new Hurly Burly Show. William Baker (the guy who styles Kylie amongst others) had been heavily involved with the styling and production of the show and my friend and partner in TRANNYSHACK UK , Walt Utz had put the whole thing together. Again i hoped it was going to be fantastic as all of them are friends of mine. It was ! Kylie and a host of celebs were in attendance and the show was classic , cheeky , slick and saucey. I loved it. Boy George came along and blew a whistle so loudly at times i thought my ears were gonna pop as mostly it was directed in my ear ! LOL. Brilliant show. Loved it. Go see !
After that it was a dash round to Madame JoJo's for another change into one of Stefans creations as Trannyshack was hosting his after show party. The coat Stefan had made me has a built in corset which is uber painfull but looks amazing. Its very difficult to walk in though as it has huge Elizabethan style hip pads pads which the bottom part of the coat hangs from. It took Stefan a week to make as its so complicated but it had to be worn for his big night. The club ran at capacity all night with an interesting crowd of drag , club kids , ts's and fashionista's. It was mayhem but wonderfull fun. The Transisters who are an all dancing troupe of glam drag queens who work in the West End shows provided the entertainment and as always stunned me with their brilliance and slick routines. It was such a fun night. To end what had been a very long day a group of friends and myself went for breakfast at Balans who gave me a Balans Card at long last , this is like a Tesco points card and saves you a bit of cash and gets you a seat ! LOL. Small things please me ! So a fab day on the whole. Needless to say i spent most of the next one sleeping. Its Friday now and time to do it all again as i have been roped in to dj before Pollys show tonight which starts at 7 so its a 3 oclock start for me gollowed by my own night O ZONE at KU. Does it ever end ? I hope not !

Monday, 22 February 2010

Monday Monday.

Yoo Hoo
I usually hate Mondays. Its not that i have to do anything out of the ordinary or unpleasent but it always seems as if its a "back to the grindstone" scenario of make up , outfits and sorting through piles of cd's and getting sets together.
Not this Monday however. My weekend was so pleasent and relaxing that it kind of set me up for the week. I saw 3 old friends over the last few days who are not involved in my work and dont really know anyone on the scene or anything to do with it. I always seem to gravitate most heavily towards this kind of person on a private level as they are not utterly involved with themself and what other people think about them or their job and can actually be "normal" and do "normal" things and ENJOY them. They dont scan the online magazines hoping for a mention or count the comments made about them on Facebook in a new outfit . They just get on with it. They have real lives away from the bitchiness and back biting that the club scene is rife with and i personally NEED that so much. It was lovely not to mention any other DJ's , clubs or clothes. We talked about our holiday together in June , wallpaper , gardening and things certain people i know would turn their noses up at as not being "Glitz" enough. The reality of life is that we are not all extra's from "Party Monster" though. It may play a part in our existance but it certainly is not ALL of it. I could not think of anything more vile personally !
I was hurled back to "work" reality this morning though and did as i always do on Mondays and got 4 different "looks" together for the forthcoming week which is mega busy for me. Particularly Wednesday when i am going to my good mate Stefan Orschell Read's 2nd Fashion Show for London Fashion Week. I have been buying his clothes since he bagan and they really are something else. He made me a stunning Human Hair jacket which is one of my all time fave purchases and which Lady GaGa borrowed for a recent shoot , however every time i wear it , it needs to be brushed through and straightened afterwards ! Imagine straightening 10 heads of LONG hair all in one go and you will get the jist. Anyway , i did it and its ready for the show on Wed. This is followed by the premier of another friend of mine , Miss Polly Rae's opening night at the Leicester square Theater. This is gonna be a big bash as William Baker (Kylie and Brittneys creative director) has been heavily involved and it has recieved huge amounts of press. Danni Minogue and Kylie are both attending , along with Leona Lewis and Will Young so i know i have got to do a killer look and not let the side down , so its a dash home and quick change for that followed by Wednesday nights obligatory madness at my club TRANNYSHACK UK which will need ANOTHER outfit change.
Anyway i have finished all the prep and everything is now bagged up and labelled and ready to wear. Not counting the outfits for KINKY KABARET tonight and O ZONE on Friday and BOUDOIR on Saturday.
My mate Neil who i work with now and again with his drag troupe THE GLOBE GIRLS (utterly fabulous) then phoned and checked dates for 2 brilliant gigs he has got lined up for us with STONEWALL and a new A list "Pop UP" club starting soon in Soho. So all good news on the work front as Neil deals with the top end of the market and the fee's reflect that. Which in a time like now , ie recession is always a life saver ! Particularly as i am about to start phase 2 of my flat renovation and need every penny i can get hold of.
So Monday has worked out rather well so far. I have a couple of hours rest now before getting ready for tonights KINKY KABARET which i always enjoy as its so different to most other things i am involved in. We have some amazing West End singers lined up for the shows tonight and if its anything as brilliant as last weeks i am sure to have fun and earn an honest buck in the process.
So my mood today is decidedly contented and upbeat. Thanks God. Life aint all bad is it ?

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Face Fuck !

Well yet again Face Fuck have disabled my account. I have no idea why. To my knowledge i have not broken any rules or posted anything offensive. Well , no more than most people on there anyway. Its the second time now. Luckily i have another account which i have activated again to tide me over. Its pretty annoying though as i use it to promote my work stuff. I have a feeling a certain person or two is reporting me continually for no reason just to annoy me and get the page taken off. However there is always a way round these things and if some twat with a chip on their shoulder thinks they will get one over me they should think twice ! LOL.