In and out of the real world

I am going to be doing a little modelling job tomorrow.


Basically, this means I haven't been able to eat anything for about two weeks. But I went to a fitting the other day and all the clothes fit - phew! 


The place where the shoot is happening is very magical. You wouldn't even know it's there.


You turn off the main street, and head down a tiny brick alley. 


Eventually, you come across an innocuous little door set into a Grafitti-smothered wall.


On the other side of this door is a gorgeous little courtyard and a beautiful house that's full of streaming sunlight, amazing Victorian oddities and endless boxes of fabulous clothes. 


Fashion people are very different to theatre people - it's a different kind of creativity, which is interesting to observe. I think it might come down to the fact that fashion people are creating magic that's got to go out into the real world, whereas theatre people are creating magic that's got to pull people in from the real world.


I'll let you know how it goes! 



Magic ingredient: glitter

Later this week, an art exhibition at my friend Alison's amazing Gothic palace will be opening.


I'm putting in two drawings, both of them beautifully framed by Keizer Frames of Lewes.

This one is called 'Clock Tower Chips' and it features the Brighton clock tower. I saw a girl who looked a bit like this a little while ago.

She was very young but also very confident. I loved the way she had slung together some slightly grubby casual clothes with a pair of glittery stilettos, and was stuffing her face with chips.

Somehow, this seems very 'Brighton'!

Also: you can never have too much glitter.

If you're in Sussex and fancy visiting the exhibition, here are some more details – let me know if you're coming and I'll see if I can meet you there!