#sergemeets Mary ballantyne

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Describe yourself in 3 words:
Fun, empathetic, ‘downtoearth’

Now how about your style in 3 words:
Eclectic, bohemian, mix

So you’re a woman of many talents, not only a model, you’re a singer, a poet, a writer, an artist and an illustrator; how do you find time to yourself? 
Thats very kind, with the sense of having time for myself, I like to meditate, do yoga & relax, Burn some incense and organic candles. I lived near Glastonbury growing up, it is quite chilled there, so this state of mind is quite easy to tune into. It is very important to have time to rest, as we live in a very hectic world, but you can find peace anywhere.

Who are your art influences?
People which inspire me in the art world, are new and old. For my work I tend to visualize my painting or work before I create it. I love the Pre-Raphaelites, John William Waterhouse. Greek mythology & Arthurian legend, I find fascinating, but really I get inspired by anything, perhaps someone I have met.

Being a Poet is pretty impressive, how did you get into it?
I love writing, Its something that is quite personal to me, but it’s a way of expressing myself too. I like the emphasis that language can create for feelings as well as building a picture. Especially so in poetry, doesn’t take too long to read and communicates a lot.

How old were you when you started singing; what has been your music influence?
I started singing when I was a toddler, I did a lot of musical performances when I was growing up & I was in the choir for many years singing soprano (The really high notes ha ha). I went to a very musical school so I was really lucky to visit many beautiful cathedrals and venues. I once remember singing for the elderly in a care home- Music is a universal language and it can create happiness & make us reminisce memories from any moment in time. Music influences: range from rock, pop, classical, opera, electronic, really the list is endless..

Do you have a different style depending on which part of your life you are working on?
In clothes style.. Not really, I mean I wear the things that I feel right in. I buy the things that I like, sometimes different, I would say I do have a peculiar taste. I mean to say, if my friend invited me to a lovely black tie dinner, I wouldn’t turn up in a bin bag. For modelling you do have to adjust your style, especially for some clients, but then some are open to your personality.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time? 
I hope to be doing more of the things I love & am passionate about. I’ll be working on more exciting projects. So, Just like a radio station I would say Stay tuned on the Mary Ballantyne station… :)

Who are your style icons?
A man: Marc Bolan, A woman: Bridgitte Bardot. I get inspired by the new and old style icons. Once I saw lovely folk on a cruise ship and asked her where she got her beret from.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?
Choose one? you must be kidding me, I love the t-shirts but one… its got to be the gold padlock necklace its really unique. Its sort of like a printed coin, it reminded me of those ancient wax seals…

What is your favourite spot in London?
The parks, the river, favourite spot: Under a dappled tree anywhere. Thanks for having me :)

Follow Mary Ballantyn
Blog: http://maryballantyne.tumblr.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/mary_ballantyne
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mary_Ballantyne


Mary Painting

#SergeMeets – Josh ‘JDP’ Parkinson

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(Josh wears the All Over Symbol Tee)

Describe yourself in 3 words:
Likes To Party ; )

You are not only a model, but an MC and DJ, which consumes most of your time?
At the moment its been the music side of things. I was MC’ing for a lot of other people for a bit which i love but want to crack on with my DJ sets more so (and MC for myself ha). Really trying to concentrate on my production right now too. Just recently put out a new EP actually for free download on my soundcloud.

Do you have a different style depending on which part of your life you are working on?
Haha, Yea i guess so. I mean when i have to meet clients on the modelling side i try to look a little smarter than when i’m playing at a rave….But to be fair the only difference is is if i’m going to wear a hat or not.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?
S**t im going to be in my 30′s! Well i just hope to be doing something i love still with good people around me.

What’s next for JDP?
Just to keep cracking on and perfecting my sound. I’m still pretty fresh to the Production side of things but im making songs now that i really enjoy listening to and hopefully everyone else will too.

Who are your style icons:
I don’t really have an icon to be fair, i just like certain things people pull off. Some people might look sick in one thing, then do it wrong in another. I like people to atleast be a little daring every now and then though.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?
I’m loving the Skulls Sweater. Getting a lot of compliments when Ive been wearing it about. I want it in a full tracksuit!!….Serge hook a brudda up with something exclusive ; )

Favourite designer?
I love Versace (The 90′s stuff) and Moschino. Ive had the pleasure of doing their show a few times in Milan and love everything about it.

Strangest thing you have worn:
Probably the Nun outfit from my music video “Supernova”. The looks i was getting walking around london in that. Im currently trying to work out a new look for the next video to top it ha.

Favourite spot in London:
You’ll probably find me down at “Ping” in Earls Court. I DJ down there quite a bit and its always a quality vibe. Banging food too!


Thanks for having me.

Josh ‘JDP’ Parkinson

Follow JDP on twitter: @JDPSimplex

Images by: @iamjohncronin

#SergeMeets – Orla Brennan

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Describe yourself in 3 words?
Creative, Laid-back (thats technically three)

Now how about your style in 3 words?
Relaxed, Oversized, Comfy

Apart from modeling, what consumes most of your time?
Mostly napping, yoga and painting.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?
Anything that makes me happy!

What’s next for you?
Finishing my a-levels.

Who are your style icons:
To be honest, I don’t really have any (..Ollie Proudlock?)

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?
The beach bikini print tee, because its super soft.

Favorite designer?
I don’t really wear big brands all that much but I like mens streetwear and old skool Ralph Lauren etc.

Strangest thing you have worn?
I once wore a rubber top and skirt for a shoot.

Favourite spot in London?
The top of Parli Hill ‘cause the view is the bang bang.



#SergeMeets – Leebo Freeman

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(Leebo wears All Over Cross Sweatshirt)

Describe yourself in 3 words?
Open, Passionate, Positive

Now how about your style in 3 words?
Comfy, Slick, North

You are into your tattoos, tell us about your most recent?
My most recent is St George’s cross coupled with a colourful traditional rose because “No matter where I roam, I will return to my English rose. For no bonds can ever tempt me from she.”

Where are you from originally?
Salford, Manchesta!

How do you enjoy being in London, the epicentre of Fashion?
I bloodeh love London! It’s a brilliant place an the style here is dead good.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?
I reckon i’ll be blasting some major Hollywood films and busy with my music all the time as usual. Possibly starting a family.

You are not only a model but also on the music scene. Tell us a little about what you are up to?
I actually have a lot going on with music at the moment which has been SO hard not to share any of my new tracks. Am working on some things with a couple cool independent labels about releasing a 4 track EP and a full 10track LP of my Funky Disco style Deep house. Chuffed!

Who are your musical icons:
6th borough project! The Revenge, Liam Gallagher, Trapped under ice, Animals as leaders… But to name a few.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?
Really like all my Serge kit, it’s quality and happy to support gear from such a sound mate of mine like Ollie. Love me Rio T-shirt though!

Favourite spot in London?
Would have to say crossing Tower Bridge at night is just something to take your mind away fromany problem. It’s so beautiful and has such a view to stretch the eyes over the Thames.

Follow Leebo on twitter: @LeeboFreeman
Follow Leebo on Instagram @leebothestampede



#SergeMeets – Nick Offord

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(Nick wears Serge DeNimes Block T-Shirt in white)

Describe yourself in 3 words?
I’m a criminal.

Now how about your style in 3 words?
Tres Chic Darling

Your modelling career is going very well at the moment, you’ve worked with some big names in fashion, where do you take your style inspiration from?
Could be anywhere. Bit of a magpie I guess. Like to keep it simple though. 

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?
Hopefully something that doesn’t tie me down. I like to be on the move!

Who are your style icons?
Bowie, jagger, Tyler the creator

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?
Serge DeNimes logo Black T… would like a new bomber jacket, do you do them?

Favourite designer?

Strangest thing you have worn?
Thom Browne SS14 Paris show… check that shit out. But lets be honest, fashions all a bit weird.

What’s your favourite spot in London?
Victoria Park Skate Park or Alexandra Palace on a sunny day.

Check me out @nickofftherails trust me!


Shot by John Cronin