Tuesday 26 August 2014

Model Willy van Rooy and her son Alejandro, 1972 in Dehli

“Here I am wearing one of this marvelous hand embroidered coats from kasmir and the golden brocade boots with snake leather I had made up in Delhi.

As soon as we could we took a flight to London where we stayed a few weeks to recuperate and get back from yellow to my normal color. We had sent all our treasures by boat from Delhi to NY. somewhere near the Canadian border as we wanted to go to Canada. It was a very interesting time in London, Tony and Susan Kent were there to produce a play with people they brought over from India and Rufus of the Living Theater was involved as well. Then there were our dear friends Dick Polak and his wife Edina ( Ronay) with whom we spend a lot of good times but by now our luggage had arrived at the other end of the world so we went. Wow, I don’t know how we did it, fly there take a  train to get our luggage and from there take the train to Vancouver(Canada) which took 3 days and 2 nights but it first had to cross the border, and that was scary because the Customs took us of all the people to be searched, and we had to open all our cases and as we had some presents for friends that were not allowed, we spent 2 scary hours that it took them but ( sigh of relief) we are on our way again in this long Double Decker train that shows us snow and more snow, snow on the Rockies, snow on the fields – It’s winter in Canada…”




Monday 18 August 2014

Photographer / Peter Crumpton || Model / Pania

I made a silent promise to myself when I first started CATGK (I guess now not so silent) that I would work with people and brands that inspire me or that I connect with. To do a job that I am truly proud of I have to be excited about the product. Would I dress my children in that brand? The answer has to be yes. When Kelly approached me about being the creative consultant for Feather Drum’s first campaign to be launched alongside the website it was an instant yes. She sent me only line drawings at this stage but instantly I could see it. I could see it on my children and I could see it in the store. It wasn’t just another brand in a long list of others, it was a brand I knew mother’s would be asking for.

It was a CRAZY cold day of the shoot and we shot in the very cool but not so warm Wild Things Gallery. Pania and her family warmed things up with their spirited attitudes and Ali the Great Dane chipped in by going to the bathroom on my mates office floor. Sorrrry Leah. The day had that feeling of something creatively real and new in the early stages of something great.

When I asked Kelly how it all came about she shared with me a story that I thought might strike a chord with some of you so she was kind enough to let me share it…. KEEP TALKING



Tuesday 12 August 2014

Photographer/Micheal Naumoff


Over the years my career has been kind enough to lead me to some of my closest friends. I met the father of my children while fitting samples and one of my best friends while casting for a campaign. Meeting Liz is no exception.  We met on the job so to speak and instantly I couldn’t stop buzzing around her like a pesty fly.  Anyone that has met Liz or worked with her will agree about her powers of enchantment. Actually enchantment is not the right word you see because her magnetism has allot to do with her insanely funny sense of humour and quick wittiness delivered in her ridiculously charming accent.  Add in a good lashing of kindness, her ability to tell a damn good story (again that accent) and package it in the sweetest wrapping of blonde loveliness and a razor sharp minimalist style with edge.  Oh and I forgot to mention her unbelievable skills as one of the world’s best makeup artists. Yes, the world’s I tell you.  Proof is in the pudding when you look at her current client list of Nicole Kidman,  Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston, Hugh Jackman, Rihanna, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen… KEEP TALKING



Saturday 9 August 2014

“The Bathers of La Garoupe” formed the backdrop when Picasso’s children skipped rope with their father inside Villa La Californie, 1957




Friday 8 August 2014

DOLL HOUSE: Karl Lagerfeld’s latest collaboration involves what must be the world’s smallest pair of fingerless gloves. They’re to fit the dainty hands of Barbie Lagerfeld, a limited-edition doll being launched this fall by American toy giant Mattel Inc. and the iconic, Paris-based designer.Part of the Barbie Collector series, the doll is dressed according to the German couturier’s custom: in a tailored black jacket, a white shirt with a high collar and skinny black jeans. Accessories are key, including a fat necktie, dark sunglasses and black ankle boots.

Commented Kim Culmone, global vice president of Barbie product design: “It’s not everyday that Barbie dresses like the world’s most famous fashion designer.”The outfit also recalls items in the women’s Karl Lagerfeld collection, hinged on the namesake designer’s graphic, rock ’n’ roll-influenced style.Additional details about the figurine and its distribution are to be released at a later date. Mattel is marking Barbie’s 55th birthday this year.

Story by Women’s Wear Daily



Friday 1 August 2014


Model-of-the-moment Edie Campbell is in Lanvin’s fall campaign with her entire family — a spin on the mother-daughter logo of the French fashion house, which is marking its 125th anniversary this year.

While the print campaign breaks in a range of September fashion magazines, the pièce de résistance is a playful three-minutevideo that shows family members dancing, hugging, kicking around a soccer ball and dressing up for nights on the town. Campbell’s mother, architect Sophie Hicks, dons a statement fur; father Roddy ambles through doorways on crutches, while brother Arthur shows off braided and free-hanging versions of his mullet hairstyle.

Spoiler alert: There are surprise cameos by Dolly, Campbell’s horse, and Lanvin creative director Alber Elbaz and his men’s wear wingman Lucas Ossendrijver.

Tim Walker shot the campaign, and Guy Stephens the film, with creative direction by Ronnie Cooke Newhouse and Stephen Wolstenholme of House + Holme.

Story by Women’s Wear Daily



Wednesday 30 July 2014

Sofia Coppola, age 3, with her father on the set of ‘‘The Godfather, Part II.’’ Right is her little director’s chair on the set.