Thursday, 19 September 2013

Exhibiting at MACMILLAN DE’LONGHI ART AUCTION 2013

Macmillan and De’Longhi are joining forces again to host the seventh annual Macmillan De’Longhi Art Auction.

This year's event will be held over 5 days and will include a public exhibition at the prestigous Royal College of Art. Pandemonia alongside notable artists such as Jake & Dinos Chapman, Gavin Turk and Rankin are donating works to be auctioned.

The money raised on the evening will help support people affected by cancer through funding services such as information and support centres, phone services, cancer care centres, as well as nurses and other specialist health care professionals.



Pandemonia

"Pandemonia & Natalia Vodianova"

Description

Artwork date: 2013
Description: Pigment print 2/20
Dimensions: 55 cm x 52 cm

Pandemonia is a conceptual multimedia artist. Since 2008, Pandemonia’s archetypal images of the modern condition have reached out to people across the globe through the glossy pages of fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair, as well as through TV coverage.

Working beyond the confines of the gallery, Pandemonia interacts directly with the public and media by appearing at various society events. The effect on the viewer is contagious—audiences are interpolated into photographers, and Pandemonia’s images are then flooded onto the social networks, blogs, and picture desks around the world. Art and reality become entwined in media feedback loops.

Opening a window into 21st-century society, the work explores the identity and mechanisms of social media and pop culture.


Click here to participate in the Online Auction



Venue: Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2EU
Public Exhibition: Friday 20th September – Sunday 22nd September 2013
Opening Times: 10.00am – 5.30pm

Previous Art Auctions.
Macmillan 2012
Macmillan 2011

Saturday, 14 September 2013

London Fashion Week Day 2 SS 2014

Pandemonia and Snowy had a bit of a lay in, knowing they had a long day ahead, dressed, then ready to face the world, they headed off.

Their first port of call was at the Bloomsbury Set Event, for Nico Didonna 1pm show.

On hand to give P&S the latest update, was their soul mate Cristina Polizzi.
Cristina said "this season, Nico has teamed up for 2 time, with accessories designer Nadia Minkoff London, who will provided the jewelry and bags".



Pandemonia and Snowy sat next to, Nico who did a quick hello to P&S and singer Beverley Knight & her posse, then raced backstage. Nico ran out, his staple diet of elegant silk jersey dress, tailored jackets and skirts & pants, paired beautifully glass-beaded earrings and matching necklaces, Nadia's homage to ancient princesses gems.



Next up at BSE, was Pritch-London 4am runway show.
This season the label designer Arina Pritch pulled out all the stops. Aided and abetted by Hair by Ollie Blackaby and Headmasters team for L'Oreal Professionnel UK. http://www.headmasters.com/

Plus her favourite sidekick and international DJ, Sacha Muki. Sacha had flown in from South of France and played a live set, directly after the church organist classical intro to Arina's show.

Culminating a electrifying runway show, featuring intricately cut jackets made out of the finest summer weight leather in on trend colours that won rapturous applause.

At the Ptich-London post show reception, Pandemonia and Snowy were treated to delicious red wine courtesy of Enologia.



The wine perked P&S up for their next jaunt to the Charing Cross Hotel, for the second batch of designers at Fashion International show. Feeling a little peckish Snowy and Pandemonia made a detour to TV chef Enzo Oliveri’s gaff. Fratelli La Bufala 40 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D 7ER.
After they'd been fed and watered P&S said their goodbye's to cooks and hopped a cab to CCH.



In the hotel show space fashion designer Yuvna Kim spotted Pandemonia and Snowy. Yuvna, divulged  "I missed the chance to chat with you fabulous pair yesterday evening and want to say you’re amazing".  P&S thanked her for the compliment & took their seats.



There they found themselves next to the statuesque fashion designer Nina Nuastdal.
Nina enquired, "have you both received my invite to the Amy Winehouse charity fundraiser show I’m doing at Mayfair Hotel on the 19 September". P&S responded with a nod and lights went down and music went up a notch, for Gianni Lilliu to parade his latest collection. A sight that threw Snowy, having seen this Gianni's line the night before?



This was then followed by Luna Sky collection and then Pakistani designer Omar Mansoor.
At the post VIP after show party 90s singer Shola Ama, actress Elaine Cassidy & stylist Angharid Merry rubbed shoulders with the designers.

And Pandemonia took a look at the clock and whisked up Snowy & headed for the exit. Only to be stopped in their tracks by the lumbering fashion designer Omar, who collared P&S for quick snap in the hallway. P&S did the dead and then raced outside, to catch a cab for home, knowing they needed to be fit for following days activities.

photo/copy: Stephen Mahoney

Friday, 13 September 2013

London Fashion Week Day 1 SS 2014

Friday morning. Snowy woke and gave Pandemonia a gentle nudge, time to get ready. This was their first day out during London Fashion Week.



In the taxi Pandemonia checked the new hairdo in the mirror and re-arranged the new dress & Snowy's collar as they pulled up to Somerset House, for the 11am Felder & Felder show.

The show was taking place in a newly created space, deep down in the bowels of Somerset house.

This location in P's high heels proved to be more akin to Jules Verne "Journey to the Centre of the Earth".




At the space Pandemonia and Snowy were nestled between Hilary Alexander and Premier Model's new addition Harriet Verney.






Harriet was in a fabulous feathered dress.

The show theme was 'underwater', textures reflecting the ocean bed, coral reef and the odd reptile print thrown in for good measure.

Snowy, imagined Harriet entering the spirit of the concept and diving in like a hungry Humming bird, she didn't though - her wings were well and truly clipped.



Friday morning, Pandemonia and Snowy visited The Bloomsbury Set event in the magnificent BloomsburyCentral Baptist Church.


Here P&S avoided the stairs and took the lift to the lower ground floor to view the Spring/Summer 2014 collections by fashion and accessory designers;

Age-Of Reason-Studio: Duecci ; Karen K: Mymink : Mylovemyleggings: Nico Didonna: Pritch-London and 3 star ex graduates Andreas Feet Martinsen, Helena Dillon and Jorn Olsthoorn

And sample the Lavolio delicious hand made confectionery.







Ali Taylor Mapletoft from Ageof Reason Studio, cornered Pandemonia and Snowy and thrust into P's hand an invite to the Karen K show,


Upon which Pandemonia and Snowy produced their own. The Lebanese supermodel Karen El-Khazen is a very dear pal and they wouldn't have missed the Karen K runway show at 4pm for anything

Karen K show was an entertainment extravaganza; models with elongated sleek pony tails created by L'Oreal Professionnel UK hair art team, spearheaded by Luke Plucukrose & Tom Berry from Saks.





The girls came strutting out in bright swimmer, accessorised by Karen K shoes, bags and cuffs.

Much to the delight of Karen's ritzy customer base.

For the finale, Karen ditched her swimsuit for a floor length red dress with Gladiator sandals, perfect for hot sultry nights in exotic places.

Although, the introduction of a model in a gas mask threw poor Snowy for six.

 

Post show, Pandemonia was introduced by Cristina Polizzi to there latest fan, Massimiliano Mazzanti, the Italian General Consul.

Clutching a bottle of the latest water on the market Iskilde form Aqua-Amore P&S left for the Fashion International multi brand show.


At The Charing Cross Hotel a group of designers were showcasing in the Betjeman Suite.

Pandemonia and Snowy had only just sat down and out popped designers collection from AGA, Dee Duce, Gianni Lilliu, Wajahat Mirza and Yuvna Kim

Yuvna detailed crafted unlined lace dresses, were a bit risque for 4 year old Snowy's innocent eyes.





At the VIP cocktail party afterwards, Pandemonia and Snowy met Iman Sid who declared "you're the most amazing looking couple I've ever seen"

P&S thought what a great compliment coming from the author of "Miss Manners" .

Then Snowy's head started nodding, a sign for home time and good night sleep so as to be fresh for the following day's 'a la mode gad about' .


photo/copy: Stephen Mahoney