Still painting…

Still painting…

I always get a little tickled pink when I see the work of somebody who I know in-person getting featured.  My Fred Butler-work stalking days just don’t want to stalk and as this set designer has now moved into the realms of accessories, it’s high time they start getting styled and revved up in editorials.  So, it made me very happy when I was reviewing these shots that Kim Howells (ex-assistant of Nicola Formichetti) styled as part of a special exhibition.  Entitled ‘An Experiment in Collaboration’, the Jerwood Space is exhibiting the results of a collaborative effort that sees six artists paired up with an array of professions – psychiatrist, architect, physicist and magazine….magazine being Dazed & Confused.

So in a collaborative effort between the artist Michael Pybus and D&C, came these paint splattered frenetic shots using Fred Butler’s accessories which work ever so well in the context.  I’m not yet over paint splattered things and whilst we’ve got this sunshine going on, paint streaked clothes benefit from the overload of light…


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  1. la petite fashionista

    2008-07-30 at 5:37 PM

    i’m still not over paint splatters either:)
    you should totally DIY a paint splatter garment susie. You could definitely pull that look off:)

  2. gnarlitude jen

    2008-07-30 at 5:41 PM

    She is amazing! I featured her on the Urban Outfitters blog a few weeks back as well!

  3. Blue Floppy Hat

    2008-07-30 at 6:03 PM

    Oooh, I remember the window displays you featured here- her work is all-round fab! (and is it just me, but I really like the name ‘Fred Butler’- it’s even cooler that it’s a girl’s name).

  4. fashionistadiary

    2008-07-30 at 6:08 PM

    great work! love how colourful everything is

  5. Dollface

    2008-07-30 at 6:20 PM

    I hate to admit this, but the shoot reminds me of one they did recently in America’s Next Top model (thankfully I don’t remember the exact cycle).
    However, I love the accessories…they are so colorful they distract from the paint (in a good way!).

  6. selina

    2008-07-30 at 8:28 PM

    i’m trying to decide whether these paint splatters would have been great on a black model but the super light skin serves as a great blank canvas yet looks quite pure and soft compared to the harsh brights!

  7. lady coveted

    2008-07-30 at 8:36 PM

    i wonder if anyone actually goes out like that? you know all painted up and ready to rock and roll to the wee hours of the morning?

  8. Very Boy George circa early Culture Club days.

  9. Rowena

    2008-07-31 at 9:29 PM

    I liked your painted Viv Westwood dress (was it a dress?). She’d be proud of your irreverence. I’m gonna let my kid daughter loose on something of mine. Kids are more random at painting, thus a better effect. (See my recent post).

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