Tagged: Karen Walker

Hot Fuzz x


Karen Walker has managed to capture the sex-factor in her new campaign..with a dog.  A dog called Toast with a strong sense of self who doesn’t let anyone walk over her, but is more than happy to throw us a bone..


Sassy and sweet, flashing the flesh and dealing with aplomb with this meaty dish..kwe-1st-summer-2015_super-duper-thistle_1501592 kwe-1st-summer-2015_toast_maze-1501577_cmyk kwe-1st-summer-2015_karen-toast-face2face_creeper-1501574_cmyk kwe-1st-summer-2015_toast_hothouse-1501582-side_cmyk

Like Karen Walker’s previous campaigns, it’s humourous, cheeky and rather wonderful, with just the perfect combination of wit and gristle.


The glasses aren’t bad either…

Laters, Kate x

Funky and Fanciful x



There’s a serendipity when things that aren’t perfect just are.

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Like an unexpected marriage of colour, nostalgia and manipulation.

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But then would you expect any more from Karen Walker?


(I want this bow necklace. Like now…)

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The Queen of witchy powers, always willing to throw magic into the mix.  And cackle with glee at the results..

Laters, Kate x

Another Walker..

1557624_10152167286564183_1252627068_nKoppola – Maasai beader.

This season Karen Walker, Goddess of eyewear, is using her product advertising platform  to highlight her work with the United Nations’ International Trade Centres Ethical Fashion Initiative whose task it is to promote sustainable business over aid dependency.

1625546_10152167286819183_1055085827_n Velma – Assistant.

Each pair of her new sunglasses will come with a screen-printed pouch made by Kenyan Artisans, with a further option of buying more embellished, more expensive pouches as well.


Winnifred – Supervisor.

In a clever, human move that perfectly illustrates the interwoven connections within the project and Karen Walker’s thinking, the workers and makers have also become the models and the faces of the glasses.

1545817_10152167286959183_630046041_n Beatrice – Craftsperson.

She says:  ‘The Campaign captures our innate optimism, our love of maximum-impact in the images themselves and also directs attention to Kenya in a positive way.  The images help to bring visibility to how fashion can be a vital vehicle out of poverty.’


Rason – Maasai Beader.


Florence – Artist.


Anton – Metal Caster.

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All photos by Derek Henderson

The workers are no longer the forgotten force but have personally created the Work of Art this Campaign is by owning the visual story and underlining the simple fact that beauty is around all of us in our every day.

Effective, clever..and stunning.

Laters, Kate x



The Row have presented their Pre-fall 2014 Collection using Linda Roden as one of their models which is utterly refreshing – it’s about time sophistication was used to sell to the sophisticated.


In the larger scheme of things it represents a pee in the Pacific. But it’s something.



Just a shame the Collection itself is so harmless and she has so little to work with  – it doesn’t shout, doesn’t dance, doesn’t impress with ingenue and life.  There’s no seduction or provocation.

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The best thing is this leather skirt.

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But the whole thing could be a Marks and Spencers commercial.

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So different to the Karen Walker campaign above and below.  Style and colour is so much more attractive.


Which shows it’s not youth that makes an impression, but good design.

Laters, Kate x