I first met Emma www.lightfoot.tv in East London 2007 – we admired each others work and she’s been writing the copy for our look books and press releases since. Last week I asked her for a bunch of her favourite things… and here it is a piece of land Lightfoot.
1 = SAJI MAGAZINE
Miho Saji is a gifted food and cuisine photographer. Her magazine is an inspired and individual take on food, fashion and art via Tokyo, Paris and London. Its proportions are perfect, its design impeccable. Best of all, it’s that rare mix of attention to detail, experiment and fun. Long live Saji!!!
2 = THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA [Ernest Hemingway]
I still haven’t decided on a favourite movie, but I know for sure that this is my favourite book. Maybe it’s because I lived in Cuba when I was 18 [where the story is set], maybe because it’s so beautifully simple – one old man, his boat and the cruel hand of fate – maybe because it makes me think that life will always be a strange combination of struggle and wonder, and for that I’m content to muddle on through.
Check it out on iTunes, read by Donald Sutherland.
3 = BARRY M ICE CREAM NAIL POLISH
I’ve always loved wearing rings on my fingers – the more the merrier. And then one day I discovered Zoe and Morgan. The rest is history.
It’s a simple, superfluous aspect of being alive, but holy moly when you find the perfect nail colour life just gets so much better. And here it is. Barry M polish in berry ice cream [the purple one in the middle]. Not only is it great quality, but the shade is cute and hot, and therefore super ladylike.
[p.s. you can get it in Topshop for a sweet £2.95!!]
4 = FISHING
There’s a beautiful place on the North Pembrokeshire coast called Newport – Welsh name, Trefdraeth, meaning town of the beach. Catching mackerel there off the side of my mate’s boat was one of the best things I’ve ever done. On the way back we picked samphire out of the shallows and within the hour we were eating the most delicious fish I’ve ever tasted. Happiness is doing things from start to finish. Thanks to pirate Dave.
5 = JUAN CHAO
6 = THE BASEMENT
Having a spooky basement is the best. When I first moved in I thought it would give me nightmares, and indeed it did. Something about the old, dark space freaks me out but it also fuels my imagination to the nth degree, so I’m pleased we crossed paths. My last short film is all about this space. Screening to follow in the next few weeks.
7 = ZEBBUG
My mum is from Malta – that little island in the Med just below Sicily. I’ve spent every summer swimming in the sea, hanging out, overheated, drinking 7UP from a glass bottle and smiling from ear to ear. Then my big brother moved out there and ended up in a gorgeous village called Zebbug. The streets are narrow, old ladies sit on doorsteps making lace, the evening hush is blissful and maybe, just maybe, it’s still somewhere that time forgot…
8 = SPECIAL AGENT DALE COOPER
Twin Peaks is a masterpiece, point blank, and no fictional small screen character enjoys the little things in life more than Coop. He effortlessly embodies Zen philosophy. He remains polite and genuinely interested in life. He confidently employs his razor sharp, totally left-field insight on the case in question – and the space outside of the bubble too.
My god I wish, I wish, I wish, I could know him.
9 = NEW TUNES
Hearing a track for the first time, before it’s familiar, before you know what’s coming. This one was passed on by a friend who truly lives and breathes music aka plugged nickel. The track in question is called Lost, but the whole album is a wonder. Splazsh is deep and lush and seriously full to the brim.
10 = KOKON TO ZAI
Definitely my favourite shop in London. Always has been. Always will be! Every time I’m near Soho there’s a lingering pull to Greek Street for a visit, no matter what I’m supposed to be doing. The clothes are amazing, eccentric, stand out, divine. I’ve worn my Marjan Pejoski trousers to death – that’s the fabulous Marjan who designed Bjork’s 2001 swan dress.
Words don’t do the KTZ world justice. Go see it in the flesh. And send them my love xxx
Over and out,
It’s been a pleasure