Street Photography

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Melissa Plastic Dreams

Pandemonia and Snowy ignored the Friday 13th superstitious nonsense. They selected matching teal ensemble's and jumped in a cab. To the opening party of Melissa Plastic Dreams, pop-up store, 15 King Street Covent Garden.

On the pavement outside the boutique, they were warmly welcomed by Eduardo Jordao de Magalhaes. Eduardo, the international Marketing whiz of Melissa  gave them both a hug.   A hug they won't forget in a hurry and then he tried to usher them into the bash.

This task was delightfully delayed by Richard Moritmer, Editor of Ponystep magazine.
Richard clasped Snowy exchanged a few pleasantries with P before releasing his grip on Snowy and freeing P&S to join in the festivities.

Inside the store Pandemonia and Snowy  started chatting with Storm Model, Vanessa Lee.
Vanessa confessed, "I've had a busy work schedule". "I've done Diesel, Lacoste and earlier in the year, the Melissa campaign" Before P & S  could get another word in, Kenneth Campbell stepped up.

Kenneth is a world renowned make-up artist.
Snowy recalled to P, how Kenny first tried and tested applying maquillage, on himself. During his hedonistic days as a Beatroute Club regular. Subsequently upping sticks and moving to Gay Paree, where he perfected his art.
His artwork was captured by photographers Jugen Teller, Ellen Von Unwerth and Paolo Roversi.
Kenny is up there in the heavens with the stars and they are all there for you to see on KCTV.

A quick kiss and cuddle with P&S, he reverted to usual down to earth mode, retiring back to the bar, to his gottle o' geer.

  From one club regular to another, now for Princess Julia. Tonight Julia was wearing a Jean Paul Gaultier 90s dress.
A dress that P&S felt was more suited to the Ritz Hotel, rather than a Hoxton Square dive. Mind you, standards at all times!

P&S went on to encounter the fashion designers, Todd Lynn and Sidney Bryan
Sid let it slip "I've teamed up with Tod to create Sibing Man range of knitwear".
For all you girlies out there, don't despair, Sid"s not shelved Sibling knitwear for gals. No, no, no, he and Joe Bates & Cozette Mccreery are still knocking it out.
Though the sight of Sidney wearing a John Galliano jacket, was questionable!, considering Todd, does a fine line in menswear.

Pandomania whispered in Snowy ear, that tonight’s footwear was giving her gyp.
This was over heard by Alana Mann, the UK distributor of Melissa shoes.
as quick as a flash Alana fished out a fabulous pair of yellow wedge heels.

P&S and Alana shimmied off to shake their hips to the Julia Verhoeven DJ’s beat.

Heading off again for some fresh air this time, Pandemonia and Snowy bumped into Tolula Adeyemi. Tolula looked ravishing in a stunning cocktail dress. The sight of which made P&S wonder where this gorgeous creature was gallivanting off to later. Before they had a chance to ask.

David Kappo appeared at their side, sporting a new haircut. This charming, creative, ace course leader from Central St Martins. David informed them  "I'm taking a year’s sabbatical to look after my partner and two infants ". Tonight his partner was doing the night shift. Not that David was planning a late one. He was just popping in and out demonstrating what exemplary parents they both are. 

A tipple next, along side jewellery designer Kyle Hopkins.
Kyle’s wrists and fingers were festooned with his products.
Much as Pandemoina and Snowy liked what they saw Guy's project at Nick Knight's Show studio intrigued P&S even more so; The idea being to create a death mask intended to be leased to whomsoever. And should Kyle ever expire, the custodian of the mask would be obliged to return it and ensure it be buried with him! Lets hope Snowy, never discovers where Kyle is laid to rest though! Otherwise Kyle may be subject to a rude awakening, Snowy’s prowess for digging for treasure is second to none.

Pandemonia sensed Snowy was agitated.
So they returned to the dance floor and cut up the rug with Julia Verhoeven. After a while, they all trouped off together for a natter outside. During their little banter Snowy was desperate to get a word in and ask JV if she would consider becoming his colourful foster mum that is only should P ever travel o’er hill o’er dale where doggy passports aren’t accepted

However, before Snowy could pop the question, Pandemonia scooped him up
In an attempt to avoid  a ‘Cinderella moment’ losing her new yellow shoes.

Photo/copy: Stephen Mahoney