Interviews

Friends of Begg x Co - Bay Garnett

Friends of Begg x Co - Bay Garnett

 

Over 20 years’ experience as a stylist, editor, author and creative director of some of fashion's most enduring images.

As the pioneer of "thrifting", Bay was the first to include vintage pieces in luxury shoots, bringing thrifting into the mainstream. Today, her second-hand credentials are more relevant than ever to the future of fashion, as a cornerstone of sustainability.

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Healthy Living - Sophie Hellyer, Cold Water Swimmer

Healthy Living - Sophie Hellyer, Cold Water Swimmer & Founder of Rise Fierce

 

Sophie grew up in Devon (UK) and loved the water from a young age. She became a champion surfer and model in her late teens but, as her career has progressed, she has pushed for a more inclusive surfing culture, with particular focus on feminism and diverse representation. She has also become a prominent spokesperson on ocean pollution, sustainability and ethical fashion. Sophie has written about these topics for publications such as The IndependentGQ MagazineGlamour and Surf Girl. She even gave a TEDx talk in which she flashed her menstrual cup. Sophie founded Rise Fierce, a cold-water swimming community which empowers women through wild swimming and kinship. Currently living by the sea in Cornwall (UK), she regularly hosts Rise Fierce retreats across the UK – incorporating wild swimming, surfing, yoga and women’s circles – where she encourages other women to jump in and rise up. Sophie is also a qualified instructor for surfing, SUP, open-water-swimming and yoga, as well as a lifeguard at her local beach. 

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Book Club - Jeremy Langmead

erBook Club - Jeremy Langmead

 

Jeremy Langmead is an editor and writer. He is the former brand and content director of MR PORTER, the online men’s style destination, as well as a regular contributor to The Times. Previously he has been the editor of Esquire, Wallpaper and the Sunday Times Style magazines. We caught up with Jeremy to discuss his new book 'Vain Glorious'.

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Artist's Corner - Will Cruickshank - Artist

Artist's Corner - Will Cruickshank - Artist

 

Will Cruickshank has a multidisciplinary practice which includes sculpture, film, photography, and printmaking, alongside machines and participatory works. His recent practice has focused on making objects through the development of experimental machinery, materials, and production methods. Often repurposing equipment such as cement mixers, bikes, or potters wheels he has devised complex makeshift weaving machines, improvised lathes, printing presses, and water carving techniques.

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Music Club - Whole Lotta Roadies

Music Club - Whole Lotta Roadies

 

This year, the Fruit Tree Foundation announced the creation of a unique album, 'Whole Lotta Roadies', put together by some of Scotland’s most loved musical artists and their crew. The project was initiated by Rod Jones of Idlewild, with the aim of raising awareness and funds for the live music crew, who have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and it's restrictions on live shows. We caught up with Rod, to find out more about the album.

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Friends of Begg x Co - SAGE Flowers

Friends of Begg x Co - SAGE Flowers

 

Leaving restaurants and biology behind, SAGE was born to bring unique floral design south of the river to Peckham, London SE15. Bored by the local offering, SAGE is inspired by more unusual flowers, foliage and form, moving away from traditional arrangements and the rules of classic floristry. Not only do Iona and Romy lead floral workshops, but they also frequently speak on radio, television and brand events, discussing floristry, young female entrepreneurship, sustainability, brand building and design.

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Friends of Begg x Co - Mel Hamilton

Friends of Begg x Co - Mel Hamilton

 

Mel, aka Rebel Sobriety, is a Glaswegian menswear stylist, yoga teacher and sobriety advocate whose mission is to rebel against society's preconceived notion of what it means to be sober. Read our interview with Mel as we discuss positive living and meditation, staying focussed whilst WFH and more.

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Art - Susie Purvis - Illustrator

Art - Susie Purvis, UX Designer and Illustrator

 

Susie Purvis is a UX designer and illustrator living in London. When she's not designing she loves to draw people, especially women of all different shapes, sizes and colours. She's interested in diversity and equality and tries to incorporate these themes into her work as much as possible. Click below to read our interview with Susie.

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