Backstage at Henry Holland by Jason Lloyd Evans
Laura Atkinson, the very brilliant features editor of Grazia magazine happens to be one of Henry Holland's best friends, (they used to work together at SNEAK, which was upstairs from us at Grazia). I met Henry in 2006 when he still worked at SNEAK after seeing Gareth Pugh wear one of his T-Shirts that said "Get Your Freak On Giles Deacon". Next I wrote a story about him in Grazia (the photos featured his flatmate - some girl called Aggy) and brought him to a Giles Deacon show. Since then Henners has become the online darling of British fashion, and the poster boy for poppy cool and we are proud of the be-quiffed one at Grazia. So it's always nice when he remembers his homies as he did today by pressing two boxes into Laura's hands and instructing her to dispatch one to me and the other to Angela Buttolph, Grazia's most excellent web editor.
Having pom-poms dangling from ones ears is almost as good as swishing ones skirt (well, Laura was a bit allergic..), yet Laura, Angela and myself felt the need to record the moment for all time by posing in the corridor of the stairwell at the oh-so-glam Bauer Media HQ on Shaftsbury Avenue.
Angela, Laura and me in our pom-pom earrings of many colours - happy times! (Laura's flecky jumper is new season House of Holland too)
The trend for novelty was number six of my top 10 trends of spring/summer 2011 because of wonderfully silly and fun creations like these large marabou clip-on-with-a-giant-diamante-pom-pom-earrings. Luckily for you, these earrings were not "show only" styling accouterments, but have become buyable schmutter. I have just found out that Internet entrepreneur Henry is selling them on his website. I told you he was smart!
GIRL ON LEFT:
"SO WHERE DO YOU GET THOSE CRAZY POM-POM EARRINGS FROM - I WANT SOME!"
GIRL ON RIGHT:
Photos: Jason Lloyd Evans/Fashion Editor at Large