Photography by Lee Jenkins
Me and Mrs Jones aka Fee Doran, taken for the Evening Standard in 2001
I'm having a bit of a life laundry at the moment and I found a disc of some old pictures in a drawer today. I have barely any photographs of myself as my ex-boyfriend accidentally burnt our warehouse flat down in 1995 (we were the top floor) the asbestos roof caught fire and flew off. There was nothing left at all apart from the walls and the bed and sofa springs!
My brilliant friend Fee and I were inseparable. We were such a double-act and used to make each other roll about laughing constantly. She is one of the most hilarious people I've ever met and we spark off each other. We had loads of fun and we went out all the time back then, there was always something going on. I can't believe it's nearly ten years ago!
Fee's clothes had been worn by an amazing list of musicians. At that point she was designing all the clothes for Kylie's videos and stage shows. The pictures of us were taken for a feature on Fee in ES magazine called Me & Mrs Jones. It was just after the hooded catsuits had come out and everyone wanted one. I remember when Fee was fitting Kylie into hers - Fee is six foot tall, she'd be on her knees pinning Kylie into it and Kylie would be the same height as her standing up!
Kylie in Mrs Jones
I was doing Fee's PR at the time. We are both wearing Mrs Jones. I'm wearing a white one-shoulder top with a huge gathered sleeve and a denim pencil skirt, which had a pocket with loops that held individual cigarettes and Fee is wearing a customised sweatshirt and harem pants.
One day we had to send a few pictures of the new clothes to someone in a hurry. As there was no model available, I had to do it. I was thinner then. I'm not looking too happy about doing it either, I've got a face like a wet weekend in every shot. All we had was a Polaroid camera so these are old photographs of the Polaroids. I remember having to wear Fee's boots which were too big and having to stand in the drizzly rain at the end of her back garden with my hair going all flat, while she took the snaps. I was the most rubbish model ever.
I always loved wearing Fee's designs. Fee and I used to wear the collection out a lot, the catsuits, string vest dresses and the silk flags, there were some great harem pants which were blouson to the knee and then went skin tight from the knee to ankle. We wore those with tops which were the same as the hooded catsuits.
Fee made me a fabulous dress which was orange, black and gold with one shoulder and it had an tattoo of a naked woman on. Her bum ended on my bum. I loved that dress so much. I wore it till the seams fell to bits.
This dress is made from a Harley Davidson flag with a black leather collar and chain. Fee used to buy the flags at Portobello market and make these dresses from them. There was also a gorgeous Bob Marley one which sadly I don't have a picture of.
The dresses were really flattering and so easy to wear.
This dress is made from a Jim Morrison flag with a white leather collar and chain attached.
You'd have thought I'd have brushed my hair at the back for the photos!
This is the sample of the white leather tracksuit that Fee made for Kylie's Can't Get You Out Of My Head video along with the white hooded catsuit. It had hidden zips everywhere. Ms Dynamite wore this one for a video.
Kylie's white leather tracksuit with navy piping by Mrs Jones
Photography by Lee Jenkins
I seem to have my chin glued to her back in this shot. And my hair! That two tone look...
Update - My interview with Fee HERE
To see my blog about Mrs Jones studio opening click HERE