Date of origin 2011
Felicity Blake SESSION.MASTER for Kevin Murphy. Photography: Kaylin Rodriquez for Grant & Steph
Her schedule reads like a war torn map, where countries borders change often depending on who is a the helm of the army on any given month. It is exhausting trying to keep up, and you aren’t even the one sent out to do the battle. But from our safe little salons we thank her. On any given day she is the reason our work has meaning again. Felicity’s immense passion and exhaustive schedule is what has saved so many of us from our own profession taking us over like a poverty stricken country.
Name: Felicity Davis ( Money Penny)
Hometown: The Globe
Years in the business: 32 years
Current City: Stockholm, Sweden
Recommended watching? Anything in English :), documentaries on creative people , loved the series icono clast
Recommended reading? Italian Vogue, Australian Vogue of course, stories of courageous people that triumph over adversity
Recommended App: Google Maps
Recommended Website: astrologyzone.com
What is your idea of perfect happiness? Balance
What is your greatest fear? Being misunderstood
What historical figure do you most identify with? Any Pioneering Woman
Which living person do you most admire? Humanitarian Aid workers
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? I Find it hard to say No
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Dishonesty
What is your greatest extravagance? Shoes
What is your favorite journey? Going home to my love
On what occasion do you lie? Only to phone telemarketers – I say I am the babysitter, nanny, maid
What do you most dislike about your appearance? I would like to be slimmer and taller and to have perfect skin
Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Do ya reckon?
What is your greatest regret? Not being a mummy, not being able to be a ballerina
What or who is the greatest love of your life? Jimmy Blake
When and where were you happiest? Now or when I am in Bali, anywhere I am with my love
What is your current state of mind? Details and organising
If you could change one thing about your family what would it be? My Mum and Dad would be alive and visiting me. And I would get to see my two nieces more.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? Sharing my passion and inspiring young hairdressers and letting them know if you want it work towards it and DREAM BIG.
What is your most treasured posession? My life and LOVE
What do you regard as the lowest depths of misery? loneliness
What is your favorite occupation? KEVIN.MURPHY SESSION.MASTER
What is your most marked characteristic? My hair
What do you most value in friends? Honesty, laughs, support
Who are your favorite writers? Any writer that makes me think
Who are your heroes in real life? The one that has my heart and my dearest friends
What is it that you most dislike? Lies
How would you like to die? In my sleep
If you were to die, and you could choose who you came back as, what would it be? A better version of myself.
What is your motto or favorite phrase/saying? Live, Laugh , Love and never look back – Make people in my life know how important they are to me.
Pearl Jam’s second album was made under immense pressure considering how impressive their debut album was – the struggle to have the second be as good if not better than the first. The same weight was felt by Seattle native Ms. Wood last night when she showed for the second year at Portland Fashion Week. As last year’s Catapult winner her space on the runway had already been predetermined a year ago, as showing on the runway was part of the prize package.
Ms. Wood’s fashions could be seen sprinkled throughout the crowd, Portlander’s able to buy her fashion at local boutique’s, via her etsy store, and if you pester her enough, via a private showing at your home. Her laugh is damn near as infectious as her fashions, to know her is to want to friend her, and then get her to make you an entire new wardrobe.
She debuted a collection that is in stark contrast to her until now use of a darker color palette. Inspired by a recent trip to Hawaii, Ms. Wood opted for lighter shades stating; “The inspiration was a recent family vacation in Maui – Ms. Wood goes on vacation – it is very colorful and light and happy. Our last collection was a bit darker so I wanted to do something lighter and a little more upbeat.”
Mr. Wood is an incredibly integral part of the business, and is often times left out of the spotlight. He is the driving force behind the accessories as well as the footwear. 10 pairs of her infamous shoes were showcased, the traditional Mt. Kita alongside the new design of Ms. Wood Mary Jane’s. For the Mary Jane style shoe Ms. Wood collaborated with Multnomah Leather Shop, a local custom clog company to execute the Ms. Wood designed style. (Ms. Wood will also have a new zippered style that they will be selling along side the Mary Jane. These two styles will be for sale to the public for $350 a pair. Ms. Wood decided to sell direct to the public at wholesale prices. Also, either can be made in a new lower version (not platform.)
The accessory of sunglasses on the runway was provided by Shop Adorn and are from the House of Harlow collection.