Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lee's Coat of Many Colours

I was delighted to see a photo of one of my favourite Lee Bender at Bus Stop coats on Pinterest recently - I actually had one myself and wore it all the time until I wore it out!  I was even photographed by Terry O'Neil for the Daily Express while wearing it.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Antonio Lopez Exhibition

I am very excited to go and see an exhibition of the Fashion illustrations of one of my favourite illustrators.

MAC has even just created a limited edition Antonio Lopez collection in pinks and blues.
Sadly Antonio died in the 80s of Aids.

His exhibition is at the Roland Mouret Townhouse, 8 Carlos Place, W1 Sep 14- Oct 20.

I will report back when I've been.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Here I am with Zandra Rhodes at her retrospective at the Fashion and Design Museum in Bermondsey where all her clothes were being displayed.

The exhibition, called Zandra Rhodes: Unseen is on until August 31st 2013

Zandra Rhodes & Lee Bender at the Zandra Rhodes: Unseen Exhibition


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Moon River

This is my contribution to the Chelsea Arts club Charity Auction of Audrey Hepburn on the theme of Heroes and Villains. She is my Hero.

Audrey Hepburn, painted by Lee Bender for the Chelsea Art Club Auction

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee

This is a Bus Stop pic taken in the 70s, featured in my book BUS STOP and the influence of the 70's in Fashion today.. The one below is Vanity Fair this May edition. Nothing changes!
1970s Bus Stop London - no difference!
May 2013 Vanity Fair

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dedicated Follower of Fashion

This is my Mum standing in front of a block of flats in London in Brondesbury Park. It looks as though it could be the 50's. She couldn't afford to dress in designer outfits but you can see that she is interested in Fashion.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

I Wish That I Knew What I Know Now!

Following on with my Then and Now illustrations of Lee Bender at Bus Stop originals, this was made for Bus Stop London in the 70's in striped cotton seersucker. The body in the Now version is the same just the tightness of the trouser changes. The original sold like mad at the time!

I wish I had it today with a little spot teeshirt!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

You Wear It Well

This satin shirt was a favourite of mine from the Bus Stop days - the photo was taken by David Bailey and appeared in Vogue.  Here is how I see it being worn today. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

What Goes Around...

Fashion is cyclical and comes back every 30 years as you can see!
The smaller black/white photo is of a Bus Stop jumpsuit I designed in the 70's. Although it could still be worn exactly as it is, I feel that it could look more modern and "on-trend" with narrower trousers and a little tee shirt. What do you think?

Friday, March 15, 2013

Knife Story

I bought these knives last week after having seen a pic of them in a magazine . They are in my kitchen on show as an art object and the blades are made of steel and "sharp as a knife"!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Price of Smoking!

Last week I went to the ART 13 show at Olympia. It was a good exhibition and rather quirky! This was a little sculpture in Resin, the price of which slightly took my breath away

This piece, by American pop artist Mel Ramos, was priced at £150,000!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Modern Ballet

I saw a very interesting modern ballet last week at the Barbican. It was from Brazil and the name was Deborah Colker and her group (or Companhia de Dança Deborah Colker in Portuguese).   I am a serious ballet lover, but this group are extraordinary!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

London Fashion Week

From Pinterest. Love the mushrooms!
I am very much enjoying being on Pinterest (you can follow my boards here) but it is interesting to see that all the new styles for London Fashion Week are on there really quickly after the collection has been shown! Why bother to go to the Catwalk shows??

PS - Look at the audience, I'm not sure if I would have chosen to wear the red tights with the beard and moustache...

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Winter Warmers

Here are my divine leather gloves almost elbow length and studded!  Perfect strangers come up to me in the street and remark on them....even if I don't look trendily dressed the gloves make me more so!