Saturday, 17 December 2011

Holly Fowler

'Holly Fowler is a London-based fashion print designer whose work is feminine, charming, and fun. Recently graduated from Central Saint Martins, Fowler has already established herself as a designer-to-watch who creates hand-painted gowns for the modern-day princess.

Invoking the opulent flights of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Fowler has created a look that is at once modern and medieval, conceptual, and truly meaningful. Fowler's prints might be likened to beautiful Renaissance paintings come to life, with romance and reverie translated onto the garment's textiles.

Fowler's collections are already stocked at Browns in London.' - flaunt magazine

Designer Holly Fowler
Photography Seun Shote
Styling Holly Fowler/Hollie Peck
Makeup Mary-Jane Gotidoc

The Peppermint Beat Band

Photography Joel Peck
Styling Hollie Peck

The Peppermint Beat Band, a 5 piece band from Brighton who play a soulful blend of pop and psychedelic rock. Since forming at the end of 2009, they have gained a large following through their energetic, charismatic live performances, drawing in crowds wherever they play.

The band released their first single 'Lemon Tree' and their debut 3 track EP in June 2010, which receives great feedback from anyone who listens. Off the back of the EP they have been constantly performing in venues throughout Brighton and London, all the time building on their growing fanbase.

In the winter of 2010 they started recording their second E.P at Cold Room studios in Oxford, which is being mixed and produced by Mark Gardener (former frontman of Ride and Animalhouse). Due for release shortly, the band have completed a hectic year, performing on internet show BalconyTV, supporting one of Mani's (Primal Scream, ex-Stone Roses) legendary DJ sets at the brixton Jamm, a support slot with Nimmo & The Gauntlets, a part in The El Collectivo Arts Festival in Madrid, as well a some amazing festivals all around the county.

Over christmas the chaps will be recording a collection of new songs due for release next year.

Check for the bands next show and come and see for yourself.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Edmund Dulac

"Far out in the ocean, where the water is as blue as the prettiest cornflower, and as clear as crystal, it is very, very deep; so deep, indeed, that no cable could fathom it: many church steeples, piled one upon another, would not reach from the ground beneath to the surface of the water above. There dwell the Sea King and his subjects. We must not imagine that there is nothing at the bottom of the sea but bare yellow sand. No, indeed; the most singular flowers and plants grow there; the leaves and stems of which are so pliant, that the slightest agitation of the water causes them to stir as if they had life. Fishes, both large and small, glide between the branches, as birds fly among the trees here upon land. In the deepest spot of all, stands the castle of the Sea King. Its walls are built of coral, and the long, gothic windows are of the clearest amber. The roof is formed of shells, that open and close as the water flows over them. Their appearance is very beautiful, for in each lies a glittering pearl, which would be fit for the diadem of a queen.

“A mermaid has not an immortal soul, nor can she obtain one unless she wins the love of a human being. On the power of another hangs her eternal destiny. But the daughters of the air, although they do not possess an immortal soul, can, by their good deeds, procure one for themselves. We fly to warm countries, and cool the sultry air that destroys mankind with the pestilence. We carry the perfume of the flowers to spread health and restoration. After we have striven for three hundred years to all the good in our power, we receive an immortal soul and take part in the happiness of mankind. You, poor little mermaid, have tried with your whole heart to do as we are doing; you have suffered and endured and raised yourself to the spirit-world by your good deeds; and now, by striving for three hundred years in the same way, you may obtain an immortal soul.”

In the morning the storm had ceased; but of the ship not a single fragment could be seen. The sun rose up red and glowing from the water, and its beams brought back the hue of health to the prince’s cheeks; but his eyes remained closed. The mermaid kissed his high, smooth forehead, and stroked back his wet hair; he seemed to her like the marble statue in her little garden, and she kissed him again, and wished that he might live." - Hans Christian Andersen

Photography Shareen Akhtar
Styling/ Art Direction Hollie Peck
Model Lois@oxygen


Photography Joel Peck
Art Direction Hollie Peck

Micachu, Brother May and Baker Trouble - Notion Magazine

Photography Socrates Mitsios
Art Direction Hollie Peck
Lighting and Digital Film Plus

At the end of last year, up popped a video on youtube and frankly, it was the best video - song combo of the year. 'Fine' was a collab between wonky pop genius Micachu and grime boys Brother May and Baker Trouble: a filthy, addictive, raging track, that's all impossible scuzzy guitar riffs with the guys laying vocals over it, with a video of the three of them in cheap suits, as though filmed on an old tv, with stupid props. Its like an 80's kids tv show, after a couple of bottles of whiskey.


Photography Shareen Akhtar
Styling Hollie Peck
Model Oscar@profile


Photography Joel Peck
Art Direction/ Styling Hollie Peck
Model Becky Maxwell


Photography Joel Peck
Styling Hollie Peck
Model Angela Walls