7 June 2013

Talking Slow Fashion with Pharrell (sort of)




Check this out! Tis moi, talking handmade style in a fashion video exec produced by none other than Pharrell Williams!!! Alas, that didn't mean he was standing behind the camera with a clipboard, it's just for his website and YouTube channel, but a girl can dream that maybe just maybe he'll watch it and be inspired to hand paint his own Breton top or maybe write a song about sewing, possibly called 'Toile It Up, Baby'. Watch out for me gyrating in his next music video... it could happen! (Oh and do please excuse that bulge in my pocket - it's my watch, not a packet of sweeties, honest.)


[Soundtrack: 'Frontin' by Pharrell - my man was horrified when I performed the entire Jay-Z rap section while listening to this the other day]

25 comments:

  1. I so relate to it as I live in Streatham Hill! Liked your interview although I never understood why quality handmade fashion/clothes is associated with the terminology "slow fashion"
    http://www.design-closeup.com/

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    1. i believe that "slow fashion" is merely the verbal antithesis of "fast fashion". Fast fashion being cheap, trendy, poorly constructed, and meant to last only until the next style comes along. Slow food, slow fashion, these are more thought out, handcrafted, etc. etc. That makes some sense?

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  2. Look at you! Representing the sewing community. I love how you stood up and explained the handmade. You rock girl!

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  3. Amazing!! With this and your TV appearances you are a real sewing celebrity!

    I was so excited to see this. We are likely moving to London early next year and I have been looking at Brixton as a place to live. It sounds and looks pretty cool (Like Melbourne where we live now). I assume this is where you live, would you recommend it?

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    1. Hi, I lived there for nearly 5 years. Its great. Noisy, lively and when you walk out of the tube station you are just hit by the fact that you live 'Somewhere'. Some of my personal favourite places were a portuguese deli, an ethiopian restaurant, a french cafe and an old English pub. If you are going to live in a big city its a pretty good place.

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    2. Thanks for the tips!!! How interesting, I'm originally from WA and now you're there. Funny how people move around the world.

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  4. Ha, how exciting! And I'm loving the new job title ;-)

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  6. Tilly, can you get any cooler? No, I think not. But you probably will anyway. So happy to see your success.

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  7. Oh my goodness - get you! Looking fab as always - shame you didn't meet the man himself, he is rather delicious :P

    www.mancunianvintage.com

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  8. Erm, this is just amazing! I am crawling with envy - I've always wanted to get picked for one of those street style things. I really liked what you said about slow fashion too. Starting to make my own clothes has really encouraged me to think more about where my clothes are from and slow down the consumption rollercoaster I've been on in the past. Bravo!

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  9. Fabulous Tilly, Hollywood next?
    Lots of love
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxx

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  10. Excellent! Love your shoes too!

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  11. How awesome! You're so eloquent :) I think Pharrell would be quite impressed - lol! (btw - his work with Daft Punk on their new album - A-MA-ZING!)

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  12. This is sooooo friggin cool Tilly...seriously! And you come across so eloquent, as well as super cute and stylish!

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  13. Well, you are just adorable. Well done!

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  14. Well, you are just adorable. Well done!

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  15. Whaaaa?!!? That's so coool! I love it!

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  16. So fab! I love your blog, Tilly, it always leads me down the BEST garden paths. xx

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  17. You are the cutest person in the world! And you look so beautiful too ;)

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  18. Super cool! Well done for representing the DIY community! I would totally rap along with Jay-Z myself ;)

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  19. Awesome! Look forward to seeing your gyrating next to Pharrell in the not too distant future ;)

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  20. So great to see Brixton and the markets - I lived there for 5 years. I now live in a very quiet corner of Western Australia, a big contrast. Both wonderful in their different ways although now that I am lusting after some wax print fabric I am feeling the need for a visit! Well done on your video.

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