Note to self: don’t be precious about details

An occasional series when I write down a few things I’ve learnt from the people I hang out this. This time, what I learnt working on a short film…


[On set: snapped by me]

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How to organise a they’ll-never-forget-it event 

One of the best events I’ve been to in years is The Most Curious Wedding Fair. As it comes back to London for 2015 I asked founder Becky to share her advice on how to put on such an amazing event. She’s a woman who throws a smashing bash, and this advice is perfect for anyone wanting to put on a great show, whether you want to grow an events business or are simply throwing a birthday party. 

Most curious

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Note to self | Work with good – no, great – people

Musings from me to my future self (which you might like to hear). In this episode, I remember why you should always work with brilliant, exceptional people.


Image: Make-up icon Val Garland on the Mastered set, with (from right to left) Mike, Alice and a slice of me. Grace, Olly, Carly and Amelia snuck out of the shot. Photographer: Laura McCluskey (who, of course, works with us at Mastered)

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Bookmark for pay day | Michael van der Ham

Labels, new and established. This week, I’m reminded of how much I love Michael van der Ham.

Michael van der Ham

I always forget how much I love Michael van der Ham until London Fashion Week comes around and I spy his name on the schedule. He embraces the clash, in pattern, colour, texture, tone and more, and I couldn’t love it more. (Above is a particular favourite – S/S11.)

I interviewed him for a book I wrote a few years ago. He was a lovely chap. Go check him out.


How to work in New York (for people who don’t live there).

Because it’s not just as easy as hopping on a plane and cracking open your laptop when you land – as I discovered when I headed over there last week for a Mastered research trip. Will Taylor, aka Mr Bright Bazaar, aka the guy who travels for work all the time (aka one of my pals from university and someone I was lucky enough to hang out with while I was there), shares his advice for how to work like a pro in New York …

Bright Bazaar in New York

[New York is far less dull when colour-lover Will’s in the city. Here he’s in Manhattan working on his first book tour – photos by Dabito]

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