vendredi 5 mai 2017

Goddess telephone hat


By Anthony Lycett 
I have a thing with old telephone and curly elastic telephone cord. In all the show I used to direct, I had a old telephone to symbolise communication. 
For this hat, I wanted a retro-futuristic aesthetic  to match the dynamism of my marble run jacket.  

Lady Gaga telephone hat by Fred Butler, 2009 

I am not the first one to make a telephone hat, lots of my design are inspired by Lady Gaga music video and the genius telephone hat made by Fred Butler.  


But before her, in the 50s, surrealist played with the phone accessory and Jean Barthet, made a Phone-Hat, photographed by Robert Cohen in 1951. 



By Anthony Lycett 
The holographic fabric and the colourful cords give the impression the phone is directly connected with my brain like in bad science fiction movie and that you could access directly yo my though by picking up the phone.  

By Anthony Lycett 

Tribute to "Telephone" my favourite song from Lady Gaga which was the soundtrack of all my parties in 2009!




By Anthony Lycett 
For the jacket, I drilled holes in the pipe and stitched them one by own to the jacket in order to create a kind of extension of the woman body as if I was a machine powered by all my pipes!
By Anthony Lycett 

By Anthony Lycett 

By Anthony Lycett 


March colour walk By Rupert Hitchcox 
With Florent Bidois, By Richard Kaby 

By Rupert Hitchcox 

By Rupert Hitchcox 
 When Sue Kreitzman  saw my hat, she immediately wanted one as Telephone is part and parcel of Sue's imagery.  

Sue Kreitzman is wearing one of my unicorn necklace, By Rupert Hitchcox 


Sue normally doesn't wear hat as she feels she is not a hat person and prefer big neckpiece and bracelets so my challenge was to prove her wrong.  

We went to a very nice guy stall in Spitafields who sells traditional English hat and know everything about History of hat and Sue bought a bright yellow bowler hat as a base. 

By Anthony Lycett 

Then she asked me to do my magic, I took the hat to my studio and added the telephone handset and, cord and dial.  I painted a lips brooch in red to represent the goddess talking to the phone, with some smaller shiny mouth representing all the Sheros the Goddess is communicating with.  

By Anthony Lycett 


picture by Elena Rostunova

For Sue Kreitzman, the Goddess telephone is the direct line to the after life, this is her conception with her own words of it: 

I have no idea if there is an afterlife or not, and - if there is- what it would be like. I suspect that, when we die, the lights go out and we have had our time on earth.

BUT!! I have a fantasy. A fantasy of the afterlife. This is for women only. (I'm sure that men have their own afterlife fantasies, but I really don't need to know about them!)


The telephone hat looks as good in Sue's place on London or in NY! 

This is my version of the afterlife:

We die, and then...we wake up in the waiting room. The goddess phone rings. 'NEXT'. It's our turn, we go in for the interview. The interview will determine whether we will spend eternity as a Goddess or a Shero (a female super hero). And lo and behold: we are dressed for the interview. Sparkles, glitter, wings, sequins, lightening bolts, halos, bright dazzling colour...all those things that a shero or a Goddess will need for all of eternity. 'Choose me, choose me' we cry. 'Look at my glitter, my wings, my halo! I am perfect for the job.' 

Of course, we pass the interview. (I myself will be a Goddess. At somewhere between my late 70s and eternity, I am halfway there already.)

So for eternity, we dress in colourful and fantastic garb, and swan around the universe doing our best to right wrongs, establish justice, banish beige, and generally make the world a better place.


By the artist Sue Harding 

By the artist Sue Harding

By the artist Sue Harding 





Another commission I made for Sue, this giant colourful dolls on an Egyptian inspired breastplate adorned with red pompons.  



The beautiful @kellyannsaunders 💋 wearing my colourful dolls neckpiece 💜💙💚💛 made for @suekreitzman combined with her own headpiece picture by@anthonylycettphotography for@self.styled ✨ 


By Anthony Lycett 
In March, for the launch of Number 177, Number 90 little sister, I was commissioned a present dress performance.  I recycled the dress I used for La Cage Royale performance, I covered the Circus children tent with burgundy velvet and stitched present boxes from the Card factory. 

Performance for number 177 launch

I offered the audience to open the boxes and inside where drink tokens, goodies, sweet and small dinosaurs! 

By Anthony Lycett 

Then I did it again for bar 90 third birthday so I changed the costume a bit, I made a birthday cake fascinator and a pieces of cake neckpiece! 
By Anthony Lycett 

By Anthony Lycett 
People could also go under the skirts to open smaller boxes with more presents lightened by LED lights!
By Anthony Lycett 



polaroid always made cool picture whatever face you do! 


performance for Number 90 birthday 



Point presse:

For French reader: Un article pour Waynabox sur mes bons plans à Londres articles par Léa Capuano http://blog.waynabox.com/…/week-end-a-londres-bons-plans-m…/

dimanche 30 avril 2017

Easter dress

By Anthony Lycett 
As you may have noticed, I like to make seasonal costumes for every events of the year, Christmas, Halloween Valentine day…so I couldn't not do a Easter dress this year.  

Glitter make up by Kiss & Glitter  picture By Anthony Lycett 

My idea wasn't to dress as a character like the Easter bunny but as often, more as an abstract concept, an allegory.  So I decided to gather all the elements representing Easter in the pagan version (colourful eggs, yellow chickens, rabbits) 
By Anthony Lycett 


 I wanted to give it a springy/gardeny aesthetic so I used some artificial grass left over from a previous projects to make shoulder pads and skirts pads on the side, creating a little pastoral scenery with pink chickens and wicker baskets. I created a path with pink, blue, green, yellow and white pompoms intertwined with glitters pastel polystyrene eggs to represent the eggs hunting.  

By Anthony Lycett 


 I finished the dress with a lot of pink raffles (you can never have enough raffles!)  



By Anthony Lycett 

I decided to make the dress interactive to be able to perform I had to find a system to attach the eggs on the dress and make them detachable.  So I decided to use velcro, on component was stitched on the dress and the other glued one by one on the 100 eggs I got at Poundland!

photographic project  by Pierre Gaucher gallery called "Ardoises" I have been asked to write on the board my name, my age and any word I wanted.




I organised an alternative egg hunt at Pop Brixton for local children.  I performed with the amazing Francesca from Mythical Menagerie, who wasn't a simple Easter bunny, but a bunny-corn a hybrid creature cross between a rabbit and a unicorn! 



Children has to find the plastic eggs with the Velcro on and then put it in the dress in order to decorate the garments and in exchange they got an actual chocolate egg.  Some children actually played the game but some just wanted chocolate and where very competitive! 






I took so long to make the dress that I had to wear it for several occasions around Easter in order to amortize it! 

With Simon Dodi from Luxuriouxs Snacks, we did our monthly kitsch bingo at Number 177 a brand new venue in Hoxton. 

 The back room as a small stage and a bi-frontal device that foster interactive performances.  Simon also became DJ-bunny B dressed as a pantomime Easter Bunny! 




On Wednesday 12th April Soho's legendary Kala Kala and David Gersch invited an array of beautiful artists, eccentrics and socialites to experience a brand new experience of creativity titled MAD ABOUT YOU at the private Club the "Kings Head"

 From outside, it just looks like a Old traditional Pub, but inside it is a complete different surrealistic world and decadent atmosphere. The room are filled with taxidermy and stuffed animal that contribute to psychedelic environment.  


A complete different audience from Pop Brixton, very grown up children of an underworld crowd, but I can say, they are still crazy about chocolate and might even more like playing game than children! 


By Anthony Lycett 

After Easter, all the eggs cracked, and chocolate eggs became like normal one! I have a big passion for eggs, I could eat them every meals, fried, scrambled, boiled... 




By Anthony Lycett 
I find fried eggs is a great pop art iconography and I already made a fried eggs dress with squeaky dogs toys modelled by Marnie Scarlett.  Because I found it couldn't be worn by anyone so I decided to transfer the plastic eggs on a sequins base, from fetish to disco! 


For the make up, I wanted to glue some Haribo eggs on my face, but because of the weight of the sweet, it didn't sticked straight away so I had to lie down on the floor and dry the glue with a hair dryer in order to fix them on the face! 

By Anthony Lycett 
The set is my own kitchen, we had to cook many eggs before getting the right picture, because I broke a lot of yolks! 
How to stage a very mundane and trivial moment of the existence, transcend it and make it glamourous and unique! Life is a show! 
Glitter make up by Kiss & Glitter By Anthony Lycett 

After cooking many eggs, with my sweet tooth, I decided to only eat Haribo eggs. This is the new diet, the new trend, just eating miniature food! 

Point presse: 


Very interesting article about for Phoenix Magazine printed edition about the link between performance and the art of dressing up for which I have been interviewed featuring my Self.Styled picture byAnthony Lycett
printed version of Phoenix magazine 



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