This morning I had the immense joy of having a quick breakfast and some playtime with the legend that is British accessories designer Lulu Guinness and her installation for Clerkenwell Design Week. For the occasion she has created a giant pin art installation underneath the historic St. John’s Gate (opposite The Zetter Hotel on Clerkenwell Road, fyi), where visitors are asked to create a lifesize pin version of themselves. We were invited to have a go and let me tell you – it is Fun with a capital F.
The inspiration for the installation comes from Lulu’s AW11 collection, which features lots of pins on her famous bags, and for the occasion she has created a special version of her iconic lip clutch full of pins, named The Clerkenwell Lip Clutch. It retails for £450 (here), but one lucky visitor can win one just by having a go and getting the most votes on their picture on the Lulu Guinness facebook page. (have one of the official girls take your picture, or send your own to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Myself and Fashionista Barbie went for a double act, Style Slicker tried movement (not easy), Bunnipunch went for it, whilst A Girl A Style sent a happy message to the world. It is yours to try until May 26th.