Promoting professional pervy practices!
If you are a Professional Mistress or Master, we invite you to create a wishlist on the Jed Phoenix of London website! From this, we will make your own dedicated page, promoting your services and your wishlist, and provide you with an easy-to-remember URL for you to share amongst your clients. We will also promote your page via our social networks, using kink-related hashtags. It's a win-win all round - matching eager kinksters with Pro Doms and enabling them to help keep professionals on the BDSM scene doing what they love to do.
Fashion designer meets photographer
There's no denying that we live in a visual world. With the proliferation of photo-based social media platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest comes a sense that brands constantly need to up their game in how their present themselves. Image seems to be everything. This is something that I've been aware that has been lacking with JPoL to some degree. I have focussed on building the substance and the quality of the designs, on creating the stories behind the characters in order to give them more depth. But in June 2015, I met, at least in the virtual sphere, someone who helped me up my game. Here's the story behind the fashion photoshoot…
Designer Jed Phoenix of London on the catwalk at Sexhibition 2016
The lead up to Sexhibition 2016 was hectic. There was stock to prepare, new designs to finish and 10 outfits to gather together ready for the catwalk show. Sexhibition was also just over 200 miles away from the studio and Polly and I were aiming on getting there for load in before 10am on the Friday. So, what was it like and how did the show go?
American intern Katie reviews Preaching to The Perverted
It's been twenty years since I had the privilege of being one of the featured extras in the cult British film Preaching to The Perverted. In 2013, I gave a couple of prizes in the Kickstarter campaign for the remastering of the film. Preaching to The Perverted is a big part of my past that has influence today and into the future. It is about a scene that is very close to my heart, and to my business. So when Katie, a fashion student from Nashville Tennessee came over to intern with Jed Phoenix of London, it seemed appropriate that she should watch this classic film. This is what she thought...
Yvette reviews our recent photoshoot
Where: Murder Mile Studios
Agenda: 2 photo-shoots for Jed Phoenix of London Clothing
Summary: Epically awesome day
Where do I even begin to try to explain how awesome this photo-shoot was, on a scale of epic proportion, though to be expected, as Jed is not someone to do things by halves.
In this, the first recorded and unedited conversation with figures from the alt scene, I chat with Roi from Mechanical Cabaret, an electro punk experimental synthpop disco noise band from London UK. I've known Roi and his work with Mechanical Cabaret since the early 2000s, after we were introduced by a mutual friend at The Electric Ballroom in Camden Town where I had my first ever stall selling my Obscure Label T-shirts. Our paths have crossed many times over the 16 or so years we've known each other. Mechanical Cabaret has written music for a Jed Phoenix of London promo video and Roi has worn JPoL both on stage with Mechanical Cabaret and for photoshoots for Jed Phoenix of London. In this half hour long chat, we discuss:
- Mechanical Cabaret's new album Ortonesque
- the drive behind creativity
- and frilly knickers
(Apologies for the audio/visual quality on this debut interview. This was an experiment and it's through trial and error that we can improve! If you're unable to watch the Youtube video, you can download the 35MB audio file and listen offline)
To keep abreast of all things Mechanical Cabaret and to keep up to date about the release of Roi's new album Ortonesque, visit the Mechanical Cabaret website.
We live in a sensual world where experiences matter. What something looks and feels like can enhance an experience. Any fashion designer worth their salt knows that donning beautifully made clothes can help the wearer stand tall and feel confident as well as look good. But what about wrapping that the product arrives in? Doctor Geof from Fetishman has quite a lot to say on the matter as Polly and I discovered whilst at Whitby Goth Weekend. We recorded the conversation. Here's what happened (with a wee bit of editing):
- Goth in the UK
- Goth in Europe and beyond
- Why people worldwide are attracted to Goth?
- Punk roots - what shaped my philosophy
- Punk philosophy and business goals
- Growth, success and remaining punk
- How the mainstream proliferates Goth
- Does the mainstream just see Goth as black?
- The authenticity of Goth in the mainstream
In a month when my friend and web developer Phil won Best Male Dom, and it being just a few weeks away from Torture Garden's 25th birthday club night, what better subject to cover than what a man can wear to a fetish club? It can be a confusing matter, with a phlethora of dress code rules, financial considerations, and comfort options. With more and more people wanting to go to fetish clubs, to explore a different side of themselves, what to wear is something that is of concern, especially for men. Being someone who has been involved with the fetish scene for over two decades, and who makes clothes that cross over into the kink scene, here's my take on:
- What is fetish and what can men wear?
- Thoughts from others about men and fetish club dress codes
Non leather, latex and PVC options
- The final pop up shop at Resistanz Industrial Music Festival
- A micro pop up shop focusing on menswear at LBB
- Our first micro pop up at London Burlesque Festival
- Rosie Garland, singer, writer and performer
- Rosie Garland in the face of adversity
- What's next for Rosie Garland