At the moment I was holding a real live Christopher Kane velvet ribbon dress in my hands for the first time, at Dover Street Market - a heady experience, I promise you, I was in a bit of a swoon - this glamourous creature swept into my peripheral vision. For a moment I thought I'd gone into a film and was seeing a younger Bianca Jagger, or was he Mick.. he checked a few things out with a critical eye and was off, heading to another level.
In a flash, I was after him. Did my whole "would you like to be on my blog' thing & we planned to meet outside a few minutes, during which time, Margo (previous post) appeared.
Jake did some modeling for Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Mcqueen in the past, but retired and become a designer instead.
He's a St Martin Graduate, worked with Burberry and Dior before and now working for a London high street brand called M-BUTTERFLY. He's wearing a trouser/skirt by Comme Des Garcons, furry Knitwear top by Martin Margiala, and shoes by Miu Miu vintage. He's also working on his own line which I can't wait to see.
For your viewing pleasure, my favourite aria from Madame Butterfly. Mr. Dot has asked why I'm posting this version as 'she's no Callas' but she's good enough for me, and I like the image. Image, for me, is everything.