Belles of the Black Diamond Field, fashion, film, Fleurtini, longing for summertime, Lula, Maximilla Lukacs, Orla Kiely, sweet tooth, Venus in Hollywood, video - posted on September 13, 2012 by

oh darlin’

I’ve not posted about our new video for a while – humble apologies to those looking forward to seeing it. Exciting things are afoot in the land of Sweet Tooth, so we’ll have to keep our pretty cards close to our chest for just a little while longer…

In the meantime, I want to cheekily pique your interest (“a tease? Who… me?”) by sharing with you the newest work by Maximilla (one half of the Belles who filmed ‘Venus’).

This “Darlin’” short fashion film, made in collaboration with Lula Magazine’s Leith Clark (as if you couldn’t tell), showcases Orla Kiely‘s Spring 2013 collection, which Kiely states was inspired by “Palm Springs, Slim Aarons, summer resorts from the 1960s, and the pool culture of that time period.”

It makes me wish that the briefest bliss of an ‘Indian Summer’ we just enjoyed in London could be endless. I adore the film’s dreamy, sun-lit playfulness. The music by Erika Spring of Au Revoir Simone is perfect. And if the whole collection could find its way into my wardrobe sometime soon, I’d be most happy indeed. 

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Bing Crosby, film, I'm so impatient to see the first edit, New York, sweet tooth, trapeze, Venus in Hollywood, video - posted on April 11, 2012 by

would you like to swing on a star?

… carry moon-beams home in a jar?

Would you believe that this hastily snapped iPhone pic is the only shot I managed to take myself at the ‘Venus In Hollywood’ video shoot in New York last week?

It shows the crew only just getting started on the first set, but it gives you a little glimpse (before I was whisked off into hair & makeup and didn’t pick up my phone for another 12 hours!).

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I can’t look at it without singing this lovely tune (because, yes – they are trapeze hoops being hung, in case you’re wondering!).

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Belles of the Black Diamond Field, film, Lula, Maximilla Lukacs, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Venus in Hollywood, video - posted on March 9, 2012 by

venus in… new york.

Further to my recent post re ‘Venus In Hollywood,’ we have some very pleasing news.

At the end of the month I’ll be heading to NYC to shoot a video for the track. It will be directed by Maximilla LukacsSarah Sophie Flicker, who together make up the wonderful Belles of the Black Diamond Field.

The creative treatment they’ve provided is shaping up to brilliant so I couldn’t be more excited.

I’ll let you see their work for yourself – this film was made as a collaboration between Top Shop and my favourite magazine in the world, Lula (of which Sarah Sophie is ‘editor at large’ – a fabulous title if there ever was one).


“Spell” from Maximilla Lukacs on Vimeo.

See more of their work for music and fashion (including ethereal videos for Karen Elson and First Aid Kit) here.

Their aesthetic couldn’t be more appropriate for Sweet Tooth, don’t you agree?


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