I must say that I have a wavering waryness towards London fash crowd hotspots like Boombox. I love the abandon and freedom you see with the people who go there but after a few times, you also wonder whether everyone is there to purposely seek out attention.
Amidst all the crazy outfit antics though, I forget that by and large the BoomBox crowd also have serious fashion chops. Take this chap who goes by the name of ‘Nathaniel the Stress’ on MySpace. I accidentally stumbled onto his page when searching for something and immediately recognised that ginger bowlcut from Dirty Dirty Dancing. More importantly, I stumbled onto his work. I haven’t a clue whether he is a full time designer or whether his work is available for sale or not but I love how his penchant for the dramatics (as seen in his outfits) has infiltrated his designs. I’m especially keen on the headdress/mask creation. It is certainly something that would get you photographed by the famous Alistair of DDD but nobody will blame you for wanting to get noticed in something so delicately beautiful.