Rude! Interview with Asttina Mandella

Fan favourite of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season 2, Asttina Mandella was robbed in the sewing competition of the series, becoming the third contestant to sashay away, leaving viewers gagging for more. Now a proud icon for the black and queer community, Asttina shows off her multi-talented skills as a dancer, model and drag queenContinue reading “Rude! Interview with Asttina Mandella”

Hidden Portraits: Interview with Volker Hermes

Volker Hermes’ series ‘Hidden Portraits’ played with the idea of covering faces, long before it became necessary to do so. The series gained notoriety last year when it went viral on social media during the Covid-19 pandemic.

INTERVIEW WITH A FLÂNEUR: TREVOR PICKETT

The quintessentially English eccentric, Trevor Pickett is a prominent pillar of the Mayfair luxury sect. Having founded his eponymous brand, Pickett, in 1988, Trevor is not a designer but an editor, with an eye for style. Quietly exclusive and with a longstanding ethos to provide luxury leather goods that are handmade in England, everything about PickettContinue reading “INTERVIEW WITH A FLÂNEUR: TREVOR PICKETT”

Meeting Julie Verhoeven

As part of the British Library’s ‘Spring Festival’ event, Julie Verhoeven came in to talk about her career as a fashion illustrator and the piece she made for the event. So naturally, as a huge Julie Verhoeven fan (so much so, I misplaced my talents in fashion illustration while studying at college!) I came toContinue reading “Meeting Julie Verhoeven”

Juergen Teller ‘Woo!’

Juergen Teller hosted a press preview at the ICA a couple of months ago for his new exhibition ‘Woo!’ detailing his major and personal work, I was lucky enough to cover it for F.Tape – read what Juergen had to say here. It’s always interesting seeing people whose work you admire in real life, I’mContinue reading “Juergen Teller ‘Woo!’”