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Phillip Normal: His Hair Is Full Of Secrets

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When it comes to fashion, London is famous for suits and fine tailoring. That’s all good and well but you can’t wear suits all the time. (Unless you’re Dean Monroe, in which case - as you were.)

No, sometimes you need to break out the oversized T made of a Spongebob Squarepants Duvet set. Sometimes the one thing missing from your ensemble is that cheeseburger clutch bag and you can’t leave the house without it…in which case, gurl, get yourself down to Camden’s Happy Shack, talk to designer and stylist supremo Phillip Normal and he’ll sort you right out.

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Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle did you want to be?
April O’Neil, she was fit.

What’s your favourite Grace Jones lyric?
I’m not fond of her lyrics, I much prefer her Hula Hoop skills.

What’s your favourite ‘high school’ movie?
Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion OBVIOUSLY!

Which group were you in at High School?
I guess the category I fell into is the sexually active band geek. But like Romy and Michelle, I probably didn’t fit into any group!

If you got arrested for stalking anyone, who would it be?
Richard and Judy, because they’d probably invite me in for a three way.

Who is your favourite supermodel?
Miss Jacqui Potato because of her ability to effortlessly rock a jock strap in the George and Dragon.

What is the most expensive item of clothing in your wardrobe?
Probably a Vivienne Westwood suit (boring answer)

Which song do you wish you could hear again for the first time?
Bis - Eurodisco, because it’s AMAZING.

Would you sleep with Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock?
Both the character and Alec Baldwin would be a no as I’ve given up sex for Lent.

Finally, tell us a secret…
quite like Emeli Sande.

Adrian+Shane: Their Hair Is Full Of Secrets

What’s sexier than one hot, scruffy, hipster bear cub? Two hot, scruffy, hipster bear cubs. Who are in a relationship together. And did we mention they’re Irish?!

Yes, Adrian+Shane have been taking artsy photos of their life together since 1998 of which you can see more of at the below links

Now let’s see what secrets they’ve picked up over the years.


Which Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle did you want to be?
Adrian: I was never a fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I wouldn’t like to live in the sewers.
Shane: I didn’t really watch the TMNT but I did want to be He-Man, mainly for the harness and boots … and he rode a big cat.

What’s your favourite Diana Ross lyric?
Adrian: “Every time you touch me, I become a hero” from ‘When You Tell Me That You Love Me’. I was a teenager when this came out. One night, I got very drunk at a teenage disco and was dancing to this song on top of a table, grabbing my crotch, when suddenly a bouncer shone a flashlight in my face and next thing I knew I was getting my coat. It was the first and only time I’ve ever been chucked out of a club. The shame of it all.
Shane: “I’m in the middle of a chain reaction, You give me all the after midnight action.” Probably because I was an innocent 9 year old gay child singing about having sex …

It’s our first date. Where are we going?
Adrian: Yikes. Let’s go to Tokyo and visit a cat cafe. We can drink coffee and fondle pussy. So much fun. And Tokyo is the coolest city in the world.
Shane: It’s you, me and Anna Wintour in the front row of Tom Fords new A/W 2013 collection and we’re eating pot noodle … and Anna’s just dropped some acid in hers cos’ you know she’s mad like that … and then Tom comes out to take a bow and he spots me and asks me to leave with him … and I go … Thats an amazing first date … you’ll be talking about that for years … You’re welcome.

Which group were you in at High School?  
Adrian: I hated sports so I definitely wasn’t a jock. I hated school. I spent most of the time daydreaming and fantasising about being anywhere else.
Shane: Probably girls who eat their feelings. I loved carbs … mashed potato in white bread sandwiches … for real.

If you got arrested for stalking anyone who would it most likely be?
Adrian: Maybe Geri Halliwell. Anytime I’ve seen her I make a show of myself…
Shane: I’m far too lazy to stalk but I’d probably stalk Tom Ford…and let him do anything to me…ANYTHING TOM!!!!

Who is your favourite supermodel?
Adrian: There’s something about Linda Evangelista. I loved her in the Isaac Mizrahi documentary “Unzipped”. She seems like such a spoilt bitch. Funny though.
Shane: Naomi Campbell, “babywoman”, Love and Tears, throwing mobiles at servants … she has got it all quite frankly.

What is the most expensive item of clothing in your wardrobe?
Adrian: Mmmmmm, I’m not really into spending loads of money on clothes. Having said that, I recently splashed out on a Karl Lagerfeld jumper/sweater.
Shane: A pair of Puma Black Label boots by Mihara Yasuhiro.

Which song do you wish you could hear again for the first time?
Adrian: ‘Hung Up’ by Madonna is such a great track. It just blew me away when it first came out. Amazing on so many levels.
Shane: ‘Scream and Shout’ by Will.I.AM and Britney … just for the shock value of Britney’s accent. We have started a petition for her to do an entire album of her singing in different accents, it would be so amazing.

Would you sleep with Jack Donaghy from 30 Rock (Alec Baldwin)?
Adrian: Erm, no. Maybe if he was 30 years younger.
Shane: Yes, he’s incredibly charming, beautiful eyes, funny … and hairy.

Finally, tell us a secret…
Adrian: I’ve never been inappropriately touched by a catholic priest.
Shane: I once peed at a urinal next to Will Young at Horse Meat Disco and I didn’t look … I’m a gentleman … a stupid, stupid gentleman.


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