Thursday, 23 February 2012

London Fashion Week film A/W 2012

Pandemonia and Snowy's London Fashion Week began with them being filmed, for A The a Day in The Life of P&S, by Crane TV.



Their starting point was at the fabulously chic 5 star, Montcalm Hotel, 34-40 Great Cumberland Place, W1, and then a stroll along Oxford Street, to see Selfridges windows.

Crane TV

The next day, Pandemonia and Snowy headed to Vauxhall Fashion Scout at the Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, for Fam Irovoll fashion show.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

KTZ London Fashion Week A/W 2012

Extract from Pandemonia Front Row Report

Rochelle Wiseman

Pre KTZ, Pandemonia and Snowy were hopping in & out of their seats, to catch up with this seasons partner in crime, Christopher George of 55 Factory TV. Chris and P&S accompanied him, at chewing the fat with Rochelle Wiseman of the Saturdays.

Lizzie Cundy

Pleasantries over, next up, was P&S glamours playmate, the adorable Lizzie Cundy in her low cut, body con red dress, one that had M8 security men wishing they were employed in fashion.



Then back to their perch's, the shows music pumped out in time with the various permutations of tartan, either in black & White, Red or Yellow with black, in frock coats, jackets, shirts, kilts, trousers and shoes. A vision that would make Vivienne Westwood proud with it's modern execution.  Then another equally comprehensive narrative using white on black motif's, these snaked their way from cap to footwear. At no point did the show let up, the music & the clothes were in sync. KTZ delivery was reminiscent of a Westwood, Boy London and Patricia Field high energy catwalk shows. One that held Pandemonia and Snowy attention throughout. As P&S vanished into the night, with their feet tapping to the previous shows beat, they snuggled up and minds drifted over their LFW and what a great one it was.

To read full article Pandemonia Front Row Report 

photo/ copy Stephen Mahoney

Monday, 20 February 2012

Vogue Italia's presentation, The Italian Cultural Institute

Extract from Pandemonia Front Row Report


By midday, the following day, Pandemonia and Snowy were in need of sustenance, so they rendezvoused with Cristina Polizzi, Shelley Pick and 55 TV crew at Cafe Bar, 136 Strand, WC2R 1HH. 

55tv

Nadja Solovieva

While sipping a cup of tea, P&S were pleasantly distracted by luxury fashion designer Nadja Solovieva. Nadja said "I'm delighted to find someone who as tall as me and snuggled up to P. 

Fortified, P&S made it to The Italian Cultural Institute, for Vogue Italia's presentation, of up-and-coming young professionals.

The first of this new breed of fashion designers exhibiting, Pandemonia and Snowy encountered, were Antonio Romano and Francesco Alagna from the label "Come for Breakfast".  Their collection of separates for guys/girls, was in spiderweb lightweight knitwear, double wool crepe, silk organza and the prints-that were inspired by urban street life and billboards. Surrounded by all of these tactile, soft fabric's, Snowy wanted to immerse himself in them & have a snooze.

Co|Te

Over at the next show space was for Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari, the faces behind Co|Te. For P&S, their tale, was of clean cuts, simple shapes, in sky blues, stark whites, vivid orange and dove grey and T&A sleeveless shirt dress with a ballon print, was lovely, but Pandemonia surmised this collection was more suited for Mediterranean cruise, than tramping Camden Town in A/W. 

Caterina Gatta

Pandemonia and Snowy were then drawn to the lively stand of Caterina Gatta, the Rome based designer. Caterina spends her days, sourcing vintage colourful designer fabric's from Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, etc and turns these redundant textiles into her fashion statement garments.  And what bold ones they were, almost as bold as Ms Gatta, who once she got he mitts on Snowy, she fell under his spell. 

Franca Sozzani

So much so, that Pandemonia had to prize Snowy away Ms G and then resume tagging along the trail of Director of Vogue Italia Franca Sozzani. Franca looked equally surprised to find them there, since, at this moment in time, most of London's style figures were racing to the Burberry Prosum show.

Martine Hadida

From one fashion icon, to two of the best, and Pandemonia & Snowy favourite's, Martine Hadida and her daughter, owners of of l'eclaireur, one of the finest fashion/lifestyle store group's in Paris. After giving P&S a squeeze and air kiss, the Hadida's were off, like bats out of hell, to their next appointment. 

Hofit Golan

Another of P&S pals taking in the Italian show, was Israeli socialite Hofit Golan. Pandemonia was in deep conversation with Ms Golan and about to quiz her on what fabulous dress she was going to wear to Elton John's Oscar 2012 party.

P was interrupted, when Snowy got harmless bump, by "A-Lab label" model, as she forged her way through the assembled crowd, back to her stand and A-Lab designers Alessandro Biasi and Simona Betterelli.  



P&S thread was lost and they headed to see designer Nicholas Julitta. Old Nick, is known for his experiments, in morphing into coats, bomber jackets, clothing and knitwear items, made out of padded Nylon and polyester, wool and cotton, that he fades to black and orange, that Mr Julitta thinks, work like "organic" surface.  Snowy pulled away, when NJ eye fixed on his old dog collar, fearing might be commandeered and wind up in his next recycled collection.

As P&S ambled by Salar stand, the designers Francesca Monaco and Salar Bicheranloo, who were captivated by Shelley Pick from the New York Fashion Calendar. Shelley was angling to purchase one of Salar luxury zip handbags, only duty called and Shelly had to give her American Express card a rest and hop it for next show.  

Carlo Presenti

Pandemonia & Snowy, found their amico, Carlo Presenti, Director of The Italian Cultural Institute, to thank him for todays invite and kiss T the LA/New York Model, before high tailing it back to VFS for Prose show

To read full article Pandemonia Front Row Report

Lako Bukia

Extract from Pandemonia Front Row Report

Lako Bukia
Back again to VFS, for Lako Bukia show. This was homage to mono chrome set, added to which, the models hair was pulled through a 8cm high silver tubular head piece, so the runway resembled a startrek-all female crew. And for the gals evening gown, a breast plate that resembled a shattered-mirror, and a finale that ended with a firework explosion of silver foil squares, this jared poor Snowy's nervous.

Lako Bukia

Maurice Mullen

Luckily for Snowy, Maurice Mullen from Evening Standard and Elaine Mensah from Svelte-Emc were on hand comforted him.
 
Pandemonia felt it was all a bit to much for Snowy, on school night to, so took S home for early night rest.

To read full article Pandemonia Front Row Report

Prose London Fashion Week A/W 2012

Extract from Pandemonia Front Row Report

Tallulah Adeyemi

At Prose, Pandemonia exchanged a few words with Tallulah Adeyemi.  Tallulah told P, I've been so busy, I even missed Vivienne Westwoods show. Snowy sifted through the VIP goodie bag and drew P attention to the Body Shop array of cosmetic products, in next seasons A/W colours, just before Miriam Lehle, fashion designer of Prose, flagged up her seasons signature.

Prose
ML wardrobe staples, were shredded-like tops and jackets, laddered knits, in dark navy, beige, yellow and tangerine, P left feeling elated at seeing more colour for winter.

To read full article Pandemonia Front Row Report

Photo: stephen Mahoney and carmine
Copy: Stephen Mahoney

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Ashley Isham A/W 2012

P was still blushing from TB, as P&S bundled into a cab for Goldsmith Hall, for Ashley Isham show.



While Pandemonia settled Snowy on her lap, Charlene Jumbo, the creative director of Cakes&Tarts, parked herself next to them and produced a C&T colour co-ordinated cup-cake, one that matched Pandemonia's garb. P love it.

Ashley Isham

Ashley's lights went down and he rolled out a collection of garments, in leather, jersey, lace, metallics and floral prints in some subtle gold, teal and grey. Tailored suits that's leather piping gave definition line and floor length draped dresses in silk jersey. 

Ashley Isham

On the exit stairway landing, Pandemonia and Snowy came face to face, with some of Mr Isham's luscious models and took this opportunity to congratulated them keeping the elegant vibe rolling, throughout the show.  They said "is was easy", gave Snowy a hug and then they skedaddled.

To read full article Pandemonia Front Row Report

Bernard Chandran a/w 2012

Extract from Pandemonia Front Row Report

After good nights rest and full of the joys of Spring, Pandemonia and Snowy made tracks for Bernard Chandran show at VFS and was seated opposite Keisha Buchanan a former Sugerbabes.


Bernard ran his models out with elaborate hair do's, in large neck pieces with overlapping Peter Pan collars, wider ankle trousers with 15cm cuffs.



A Silk dress with diagonal zip and harlequin diamond shaped pockets, to simple short or mid calf length shift dresses, over a fine gauge polo neck sweater, with naked silver zip running down the back-a current on trend detail, in silver grey, jet black and Royal blue. 



Show over, Tina Barrett the ex S Club 7 babe raced across to expound that Pandemonia is amazing.

Tina Barrett

P was still blushing from TB, as P&S bundled into a cab for Goldsmith Hall, for Ashley Isham show.

To read full article Pandemonia Front Row Report


Copy: Stephen Mahoney

Photos: Stephen Mahoney & Just Jola

Friday, 17 February 2012

Fam Irovoll A/W 2012

Extract from Pandemonia Front Row Report

Fam Irovoll

The next day, Pandemonia and Snowy headed to Vauxhall Fashion Scout at Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, for Fam Irovoll fashion show. Fam whimsical nursery tale of google eyed monsters, in pastel coloured baggy knits, leggings, baby doll dresses and printed brothel creeper's.

Early Morning Rebel

Post show Pandemonia & Snowy encountered LA's new rock band "Early Morning Rebel" ranked by Cosmopolitan magazine as the new IT band, these guys railroaded P&S into coming to their gig that night at Roof-gardens. Snowy was delighted to go, knowing there was a huge garden if he got caught short.

P&S then dashed home to change into her vivid yellow outfit and then traveled, to Sumerset House, for PPQ show at British Fashion Council show space.

To read full article Pandemonia Front Row Report

PPQ A/W 2012

Extract from Pandemonia Front Row Report

On route, in the courtyard P&S got hood winked into giving a sound bite to Fashion TV and then breezed inside.

Hilary Alexander

On the front row, Pandemonia was snapped and tweeted by Hilary Alexander from the Telegraph.

Lord Mayor

Followed up, by a quick how-do-you-do with the Lord Mayor of Westminster Susie Burbridge, proceeded by a quick chat with Jameela Jamil.

Jameela Jamil

Jameela divulged to P, I'm not only presenting on TV, I'm also working at BBC on the radio and enjoying that to".

PPQ

Seated, PPQ show took a grown-up turn, with emphasis on 50's hollywood glamour, with their full length skirts, mid-length draped chiffon dresses that were cinched in at the waist on models with cascading tresses, a vision Pandemonia felt akin to.

Jo Wood


In the scrum to leave P chatted with Joe Wood and party princess Zoe Griffin. Jo let it slip, "I've worn her best a pair of leather trousers", the sight of all that leather, sent Snowy howling.

Joe Wood and party princess Zoe Griffin

Later, Pandemonia & Snowy joined Arieta Mujay and the rest of the River Island team for the launch of a brand new initiative FASH/ON FILM sponsored by River Island staged at foyer of BFC space. P&S hooked up Fiona Mcham and Catherine Hudsan from Junior magazine for a tipple.

Roberta Resta and Catherine Zangranodo

Time was speeding on and it P&S said their goodbye's, to Roberta Resta and her pal Catherine Zangranodo, to rush across to TRG for the rock show.



Outside in the shadows of the BFC ramp walkway, Pandemonia a Snowy literally stepped into a bunch of knee high punk infants. The sight of which gave Snowy cause for concern, until a relative of their's stepped up and asked to take picture of P&S with modern day brat pack.

Stacy Jackson

P&S hopped a cab to the The Roof Gardens for EMR performance. Where in the RG-VIP room Pandemonia caught up with singer/song writer Stacy Jackson to discover Stacey is releasing a new single "Is This Love" after her on whistle stop tour of the USA withThe Soushaker and eSquire remixes of 'Live it Up' ft collaboration with Snoop Dogg.

Gabriella Ellis

From one hot gal to another, Made in Chelsea TV star, Gabriella Ellis. Snowy thought, Gab looked fully recovered from being dumped fellow star Ollie Locke and ready to take up a new challenge, could it be S mused, the new lumbering hunk of Hollyoaks TV series, the ex Neighbour's soap star Dan O'Connor, S says watch this space.

Dan O'Connor

Angelo

An equally devilishly handsome singer/performer Angelo, used all his charms to coerce Pandemonia and Snowy to agree, to attend his act on Monday night at Freedom Bar, Soho.

Pandemonia and Snowy left Angelo for home, to check their email responses to P art work on "Pushing the Envelope" a charity auction between 12th and 22nd March 2012 to help raise money for the National Literacy Trust. And get some sleep, not wanting to have any bags under their eyes for rest of London Fashion Week shows.

After good nights rest and full of the joys of Spring, Pandemonia and Snowy made tracks for Bernard Chandran show....

To read full article Pandemonia Front Row Report

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Pandemonia Art Competition.

Pandemonia"OK" by Pandemonia

Two prizes to be won.

One prize to be awarded for the best Photograph of Pandemonia.

One prize to awarded for the best Illustration of Pandemonia.

The prize for each category is a signed limited edition Fine Art Print by Pandemonia. The winners will also be featured in the next issue of 55pages

All entries will be published on 55factory with the winner announced the end of July.

Last entries to be received by July the 15th.

To enter the competition go to 55pages 55pages competition

55Pages

55Pages55 Pandemonias

Pandemonia cover feature on forthcoming 55Pages. London Fashion Week 2012 issue.

Friday, 10 February 2012

PLASTIK MAGAZINE

PLASTIK MAGAZINE vol 14 pre-spring 2012

Last Talk*
Pandemonia Panacea

Postmodern. Post-Pop. Pandemonia Panacea is a living and breathing artist's impression of the female form; the epitmoe of a public obsession with surface and celebrity culture. Often spotted at public events and reported in the gossip columns of magazines and newspapers, the 7ft latex persona is the latest toast of the art world. She is currently getting around town- low ceilings involved – to put together her forthcoming sculpture show. We tried to stick our PLASTIK* noses in and down PP with questions, but – fret not – she is inflatable , darling!







For more plastic go PLASTIK*

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Plastic Fantastic!

7-Foot Inflatable Personality Chats with Incite

incite
Interview by Mark Belan March 14, 2011

Few things I have stumbled upon online have excited me as much as Pandemonia. It isn’t that this artist sits with some of the most respected names in the fashion industry, or carries an inflatable puppy. It was the artist’s look and style that I found so incredibly captivating. This woman dresses in latex...from head to toe.

Everything about Pandemonia is shiny and plastic. Her hair, face, hands, and even clothing are all tailored and trimmed with the glossy material, and she exhibits herself as a walking and talking piece of art. A fine artist hailing from London, UK, Pandemonia and I have recently become acquainted and have been chatting about our interests in the art and fashion world, while she continues to step out to some of the hottest events for a little camera-time. I had the opportunity to interview Pandemonia for this issue of Incite.

First off, a little bit of history. How was Pandemonia born? Where did she come from? For what reason(s) was she created?

Pandemonia was born on a drawing board. For a long time I had been thinking about how to do a piece of art that is relevant to today's society. In the UK, celebrity is everything; Pandemonia is a story, a celebrity, and a current media item. She is based on the language of advertising - the logo, the silhouette etc. Pandemonia works extremely well in the media. My image has appeared right around the world.

“Pandemonia” is an interesting name. Why did you choose that name?

I chose Pandemonia because it’s a feminisation of the word ‘Pandemonium’. [Carl] Jung says, ‘Out of chaos comes creativity’. Chaos and creativity are some of the elements that make up Pandemonia.

How does the general public react to you when you step out? Do people give you compliments? Complaints?

[Usually] with amazement. Generally, they want to photograph me.

Why do you choose to display your artwork in this way?

I present myself as a celebrity. After all, is celebrity not the currency all over the world? To me, it makes sense to show my work directly to the public. It's the interaction between myself and the public that becomes interesting. I think I look best when I'm photographed in the media. What better way is there to comment on celebrity than to be in the very same publications they are in?

PVC and latex design have been around for a while now. How do you think you compare to other “plastic artists” that make work similar to yours?

Physically, my work is cutting edge. I'm not aware of anyone else working at my level. My work also has a conceptual side. Everything’s plastic these days. I simply went the full way [since] going totally glossy is the next logical step in perfection. It’s the ultimate packaging! I’ve got that shiny, ‘new-you’ look. I create and make all my work. The intention behind my work is quite different from a fashion designer.

Have you created any pieces for other artists or clients?

So far I have refused to design for other artists. I would do something for someone else if it fitted into my concept. Last year, Lady Gaga's people contacted me about doing something for her, [but] I didn't feel it was right and so I didn't get back. I might do something in the future, but I don't want my work subverted or overshadowed.

Why do you do what you do?

I am exploring age-old questions surrounding who we are and what we are, and the things that drive us.

Do you think it is difficult to make an impression on the art world? Are there challenges associated with trying to stay current and maintaining a lasting impression?

I don't know enough about the inner-workings. I suspect the art market is like the corporate world. If you have an excess of a commodity, the price will fall. There can only be a few artists or the market will drop.

In a hundred years time it will be interesting to see what history remembers about our era of art.

Who are some of your favourite artists? Elsa Schiaparelli, Jean Cocteau, and Zaha Hadid for her 3D [work].

What message would you send to people who are interested in pursuing artistic careers? Any advice?

To do something good, you need to find your own angle.

For the record – male or female?


Pandemonia is obviously female!

Future Plans?

Next year I am doing a sculpture show. It is going to be a continuation of my ideas, a blend of commercialism, fashion and art; a temple to commercialism! I am taking it to the next level.

For those interested in learning more about Pandemonia, check out the following links:


pandemonia on Facebook
Pandemonia99.com
Twitter.com/pandemonia


Contact Mark Blean and twitter.com/markbelan

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Fashion Monitor AW12Party

Pandemonia and Snowy braved the below freezing weather, in stunning outfits for the Fashion Monitor party. This gig was at Altitude 360% Black, situated on 28th floor of Millbank Tower, 21-24 Millbank, SW1

55Factory

On arrival, Pandemonia and Snowy were given a royal welcome by 55 Factory TV team Nick Thompson the Editor and Christophr George the Executive Producer.

These guys let it slip to P, that their forthcoming 55 magazine pages issue, will have spreads on artist/photographer David Lachapelle and his latest still's, that are totally different to any of David's previous work, another piece on post punk/art Rock band S.C.U.M and their latest escapades, plus a report on the Wynwood walls project & the street artists work, to name but few. Snowy, started counting the days when the 55 pages is out.

Talking over, the guys promptly ushered Pandemonia and Snowy into the lift, on exiting the elevator, P&S cast a wry eye over the black gleaming marble floors, the sight was enough to give any high heel wear concern, especially with the alcohol flowing like the Thames estuary.

Aizak Buyondo

Reclining against the wall, was fashion blogger Aizak Buyondo .

Aizak, P&S noted, is the lucky so and so, who's landed the brand ambassadors role for Fashion designer Nico Didonna, thus saving some of his coffers for cab fares home.

Sarah Angod

From one fashion bunny to another, this one was propping up the bar, jewellery designer Sarah Angod and her right hand team member Holly Cowan. Over a drink Sarah let be known she's designing a home wear lighting collection and showing her signature gems line a Premier Class in Paris and invited P&S to join her there. Nice idea P thought.

Emily Cater

With a vision of Paris and walks along the Saine in mind, P&S glided away from the bar, to chat with Fashion Monitors Fashion and Lifestyle Editor- Emily Cater and Shanina McLeod the Beauty Editor.

And with fashion week around the corner, Pandemonia and Snowy, asked the girls for a few a la mode tips. First to respond was Emily, who said, "this seasons must have's, are a big clutch bag and a large gold watch", and from Shanina "a red lipstick, it always makes you feel better".

Tania Golby

Armed with this new know how, Pandemonia, continued on her merry way, only to be accosted by Tania Golby from Push PR. Tania gushed "I'm one of your biggest fans". This type flattery always endears Snowy to the person.

Kate Bell

Pandemonia's next encounter was with a real living doll Ms Kate Bell and her chum Chimere Cisse .

Ms Bell as everyone knows, is the Commercial Director at Stardoll, the worlds largest online fashion dress up games community for girls, and Chimere is Hearst Magazines UK gorgeous PR guru.

The adorable Kate, it seams, is never out work mode, because Ms Bell spilled the beans, "that www.stardoll.com has now introduced real textile's and brands, so that their virtual fashion world has a touch of reality".

Pandemonia liked the sound of that, as did Snowy and both were wondering if they could join in the fun & maybe enter Stardoll world as themselves.

Now wouldn't that be entertaining for all the 124 million Stardall users.

Hannah White

Snowy's fidgeting, caused P to turn around, only to spy Hannah White, the Editor of Fashion Monitor, coming towards her. Hannah looked ethereal, in a floor length dusty pink crepe dress by Teatum Jones, on loan from Trace Publicity office.

A vision, P imagined, that it wouldn't look out of place in Madonna's latest ME movie, well done Mr Jones.

Prince Cassius

This dream was interrupted, when Snowy got a cuddle from the dashing Prince Cassius, togged up to the nines, in Tommy Hilfiger shirt, Yellow jacket from ASOS, trousers by Selected Homme and shoes from Dune.

PC told Pandemonia, "I've been busy as hell, what with writing my blog and doing pilots for TV". P&S wished PC well and are both looking forward to seeing the Prince on telly.

Portia Shaw


Turning to reach for a Nomad tasty morsel, Pandemonia and got spotted by Portia Shaw MD of POP-pr and Anne Lock of Stylist And The City website fame.

No sooner had Ms Shaw sidled up to P, Portia the consummate professional let rip, "I'm over the moon, this season I have 7 clients showing during LFW and 1 showing in Paris". As for Ms P Shaw fashion tip this season, it's all about hair and the bigger the better. This was music to Pandemonia ears.

P eye's were diverted, to admire the ozzie designer Charlie Brown, faux diamond encrusted 80's fingerless gloves, that Ms Lock was sporting, only to let out a sigh, knowing they were not a suitable accessory to wear with Pandemonias ensemble's.

Charlotte Woods

Next, P & S proceeded to take a quick shifty out the windows, at the panoramic view of London's prominent landmarks, The London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and The River Thames, all lit up at night. That done, Pandemonia met with Charlotte Woods, Bestsellers PR, and her intern Hatty Bell, both of whom P noticed, were flying their clients flag. Charlotte in Selected Femme dress with a Vero Moda black-jet knit on trend cardi and Hatty, who went hole hog and wore the dress & faux fur collared grey knitted jacket by Vero Moda.

Emily Fleuriot

Pandemonia joined Emily Fleuriot fashion editor and all round good egg taking a pew.

Once seated, Emily divulged to P, "I'm sporting a APC Madras, button through dress from Monica & joe online boutique". It was a sweet dress, but hardly one P would run out and buy.

Francesca Marotta

Though Pandemonia might have been tempted to buy a dress, from the next person she met, Fashion Designer Francesca Marotta.

Thats if Ms Marotta switched from finest textured silk to latex.

Not that Snowy could see that ever happening, when Sarah Darling stylist & fashion editor, pounced on Pandemonia and Snowy & coerced them to attend Francesca show on Friday, 17 Feb @ 2pm at Goldsmiths Hall, Foster Lane, EC2V 6BN

Martyn Roberts

As Pandemonia and Snowy were biding a fond farewell to Altitude London team, they backed into Martyn Roberts. Martyn is the founder and Director of Vauxhall Fashion Scout , and has become the Guardian Angel, for showcasing new emerging talent, during London Fashion and Paris weeks. And is especially kind to P&S & keeps a front row seat @ VFS for Pandemonia & Snowy, knowing S is one of the best behaved canines in the capital.

Huddle together in the cab on their way home, P&S were in agreement, that the Fashion Monitor party was definitely a glamours bash, where one went to be looked over and not over looked.

Photo/ Copy: Stephen Mahoney



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