A lot of the editorials that have been knocking about in the magazines have been a little severe to the point of alienating – latex leggings, big whalloping platform boots, models looking like they’re about to topple over, sharp bobs, I could go on. So it’s a relief to find some inspiration in that’s a little more mild and quite frankly…..very English. This editorial from the new issue of Pop magazine entitled ‘Eek Squeak Beak Freaks’ is like an exaggerated style interpretation of an Enid Blyton’s Famous Five book or something.
Perhaps it’s the length of the fall/winter period in England but for me, I always go through a whole plethora of looks, trends, inspirations and references so I think Enid Blyton is as good a place to start as any other before I make my flit about to something else. So, I suppose I’ll be off to have a smashing time wearing neat little blouses, pinafore dresses, thick wooly socks, and eating ham sandwiches and of course – lashings of ginger beer!
(Editorial ‘Eek Squeak Beak Freaks’, photographed by Chris Brooke from Pop autumn 2006)