(pictured — albeit in a less-than-cute, awkward windswept moment — outside Pier 59 in a Mandy Coon dress, Rachel Comey bag, Karen Walker spectacles, BalenciagaFall 2006 heels, Pamela Love Star of David necklace, vintage unicorn necklace and my ginormous gratis APC canvas bag to tote around ample samples and such)
full feature in the October 2010 issue of Teen Vogue on newsstands now
(pictured in Charles Anastase dress, Opening Ceremony par Robert Clergerie wedges, Pamela Love necklace and ring, Miu Miu collar, Proenza Schouler bag, antique bracelets, Karen Walker sunglasses — image originally appeared in British Vogue)
"…Why comment on frowzy trouts and dreary geezers whose closets are so intentionally un-comment-worthy? There have been free-world politicians in the past whose drag was totally and wildly noteworthy, two to be precise. The first was Benjamin Disraeli, Britain’s first and only Jewish prime minister. He enraged the toffs in the House of Commons by sporting velvet knickers and Shirley Temple ringlets. Mazel tov!”
(Charles Anastase dress, Opening Ceremony par Robert Clergerie wedges, Pamela Love necklace and ring, Miu Miu collar, Proenza Schouler bag, antique bracelets, Karen Walker sunglasses. It ought to be noted that the accompanying blurb is in no way a direct quote. And also that I appear to be having a wind baby.)
P.S. Tumblers-Who-Also-Tweet: Please follow my dear friend Ann Curry –– Dateline NBC co-anchor and lead news anchor for NBC’s TODAY Show –– on Twitter as she chronicles the crucial, life-and-death significance of the forthcoming 100 days while in perilous Souther Sudan with her lionhearted news team and the dashing, gallant (…etcetera, etcetera ad infinitum) George Clooney.
“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”—– Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Bip Ling – ravishing artist, television presenter, art collector, model, club promoter, London’s most in-demand DJ and all-around life of the party (with fetching feline features and a bubbly, infectious personality) – is, in a nutshell, my favorite person in the history of the universe. Her blog is better than bananas… it’s bananas flambé! With an incredibly impressive resumé to her credit, 21-year-old Bip is resident DJ of Shoreditch House and runs a club night in Hoxton’s Macbeth Public House called The HOW. I am such an enormous fan of her mother’s fashion designs and illustrations – and of course of her sister Evangeline's recent foray into modeling (with Storm Models) – that I literally cannot wait to catch up with the Lings next time I hop across the pond! With New York Fashion Week just approaching its halfway point, I could not resist the urge to get a head start on preparing for London by sitting down with London’s Live from Fashion Weekhost – my love, Bip Ling…
As London’s most sought-after and talented DJ, what are five albums that you will never tire of?
Beck - Modern Guilt
The Libertines - Up the Bracket
N*E*R*D - In Search Of…
Pixies - Surfa Rosa & Come On Pilgrim
Pulp - Different Class (it always will remind me of my parents as they used to play it when I was a child growing up)
Where has been the most exhilarating location that you have ever been photographed to date?
Well… the fact that I met YOU on the same shoot for the second issue of LOVE [styled by Victoria Young and shot by Daniel Jackson] has definitely made Spring Studios the most exhilarating location where I have ever been shot!
You’re far too sweet! Likewise! Anyhow, you have such a talented and fascinating family… what was your childhood like?
My childhood was very fun I guess, considering what my interests have developed into!
My parents had me when they were both at Central Saint Martins. My mummy studied fashion design and my daddy studied sculpture so as a child I was always going to art and fashion events.
As the youthful (and lionized) editor of RUSSH Magazine and one of the most in-demand stylists and creative consultants in Sydney and New York, Stevie Dance has swiftly garnered a cult following of well-versed fashion addicts who appreciate her deft use of color, texture and editorial references. What has always struck me most about Stevie’s craft is the innate effortlessness conveyed –– especially impressive given the all-embracing extensiveness of her pulls –– and the simplicity and restraint that instantly set her work apart.
It was an honor to sit down with Stevie for an insightful 3 Quick Questions session…
What do you think makes RUSSH so covetable?
I can only hope it is because people feel an affinity with it –– with where it comes from, and what it proposes. We are a small team, and it is literally handmade by the six of us. You know, RUSSH is about dreams still: not just fashion or just music or just anything. I think this resonates on the page. I hope it does anyway.
How would you describe your personal style… and how do you think it informs your editorial styling?
Truth be known –– clothes don’t really phase me as much as they should. I do favor pieces with a story. Or ones that make me feel like something great is about to happen. I like everything I wear to feel like I have had it for years. All my style icons are men. When I was younger I used to wish I could be Judd Nelson in The Breakfast Club.
What trend of yore would you most like to see make its way back to the runways for Spring 2011?
Trends are a funny thing. But I think a woman’s back needs more celebrating. It is such a beautiful thing.