There has been quite a lot of effort after the devastating events in Japan by various people to set up sales, auctions, events, etsy shops etc. in order to try and help...I really hope these efforts continue and contribute little by little to Japan's journey to recovery. One of these sales/silent auction is organised by Katie Antoniou at The Horatia pub this Saturday, 26th of March at 1.00p.m. Katie, being a stylist, knows a lot of people that can donate gorgeous things, so this should be a sale not to be missed! Read her post on her blog about the event to see some of the highlights that are going to be available on the day! Below is a sneak peak of some Plastic Seconds piecesI donated and you can grab, but there is more!
On the weekend of 11/12/13th March the Southbank Centre hosted the amazing WOW (Women of the World) festival, celebrating the work and contribution of women on various sectors/issues with a series of fabulous free and paid events, talks, workshops, discussions etc. Unfortunately I was working all 3 days and could not attend all the events I would have like to - :-( - but I DO work part-time at the Southbank Centre and so I was lucky to experience the brilliant vibe during the weekend and roam about during my breaks meeting a few lovely people. One of these happy encounters was with Grace Du Prez, who had a stall on the Level 2 foyer of the Royal Festival Hall - next to a pop-up hair cutting service provided by the very talented Zara-Alexis Toppin who works at Taylor Taylor (! go and have your hair cut by her before she gets too busy with super fame !) and hosted by the very charming and always impressively styled Gemma Rolls-Bentley (to whom I owe this encounter!). Grace is a constructed textiles designer who finished her Masters from the Royal College of Art in 2010 and creates both jewellery pieces and larger wearable body pieces. Her work does not only look stunning - shame for my bad photos below...do visit her webiste instead! - but also explores issues about conventional/unconventional beauty and body abnormalities by using various materials - a lot of hair! - in an experimental way.You can find Grace's work in Kiss The Frog Again, Guts for Garters and Mint. Such a pleasure to meet her!
|Grace wearing one of her pieces|
|All photos taken by Maria Papadimitriou|
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