#sergemeets: shystie

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Describe yourself in 3 words?

Funny, honest, caring.


Now how about your style in 3 words?

Edgy, sexy, energetic.


Hows your favourite artist?

Reece Bibby right now, he’s 15 and amazing.


How did  you get into music?

I hung out with a lot of guys in sixth form that were into music and rapping and they taught me the basics. From there I practiced day and night and over the years perfected my craft really.

In 2003 I did a girls version of Dizzee Rascals ‘I luv u’ then got signed to Universal, polydor. Since then I’ve toured with 50 cent, The Streets, Basement Jaxx and I’m still here 10yrs later doing what I love.


Do you play any instruments?

Not yet, but I’m learning two at the moment.


What radio station do you listen to?

A few, Radio 1xtra, capital Xtra, kiss fm and radio one.


What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?

Music and taking a new young artist under my wing, more modelling, having my own successful brand ie clothing, fragrances etc and lots more acting in feature films and tv series.

I just plan on being more established and successful by that time.


Who are your style icons:

Don’t have any, I just admire good taste in any individual really, regardless if their famous or just the average person / stranger, if they have a good style then I love that.


What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?

The white tee that says SDN LONDON. Not being bias lol but it’s actually now one of my fav T shirts. I love the fit and quality of it and I like minimal designs & things, so this tee is perfect for me.

Favourite spot in London

The pan peninsula in canary wharf.



Here is a pre order link to her new single ‘STOP’ ft Jalissa ~ https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/stop-feat.-jalissa-single/id901190846

You can see her new video here ~ http://youtu.be/H8x27gBWD6g

#SERGEMEETS Georgina Philipps

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Describe yourself in three words.

Off the rails.

Why did you move to New York?

To become an actress.

Why did you want to become an actor?

I love being the centre of attention.

What’s a normal day for you?

A coffee, cream cheese bagel and watching Weirdos.

What current projects are you working on?

Tomorrow I am shooting a short film where I play the role of a girl obsessed with comic books and has a desire to become a superhero. I also just landed the supporting role in Lake Placid 5 where I get chased around by crocodiles. This shoots in Bulgaria later in the month.

Dream person to work with?

Leonardo DiCaprio.

Who would play you in your life?

My twin sister, Emma.

Favourite place to hang out in New York?

The subway.

Favourite film?

True Romance.

Favourite Serge Item?

Black skulls sweat.

Tell us something we don’t know.

I don’t know my lefts from rights.


Website: www.georginaphilipps.squarespace.com

Twitter and Instagram: @ggphilipps



#SERGEMEETS bee beardsworth

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Describe yourself in 3 words:
I like cats.

Describe your style in 3 words:
Expression of me.

How did you become a model?
I was scouted a few times, so I eventually decided to give it a shot and see what would happen.

What was it like shooting for Diesel?
Really sick. The whole shoot was based around rock & roll, and I wore a wig that was like Joan Jett’s mullet. All the outfits were leather and denim. And there was a black cat for some of the close up shots. I love The Runways and old rock music, so it was pretty much the best Tuesday I’ve ever had.

You are also an artist, what/who inspires you to be creative?
I love art that has a strong impact and message behind it, art that makes you think. My favourite modern artists are Tracey Emin, Banksy, Damien Hirst and Robert Montgomery. For me, art is inspired by everything. Art isn’t separate to my life: it is parallel.

Who are your style icons?
David Bowie, Anna Dello Russo, Rihanna, and the Queen (seriously…Corgi swag).

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?
Doing what I want.

What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?
I love the long sleeved black top from the Harvey Nichols collection with the symbols on the left arm, and the new earrings with the crucifix hanging off them.

Where is your favourite spot in London?
The crystal and mineral room in the Natural History Museum.

Tell us something we don’t know?
I know all the words to ‘Fuckin’ Problem’ by A$AP Rocky.

Oh, and I’m launching my new blog on Monday, so if you’re bored have a look: www.beebeardsworth.blogspot.co.uk

Follow Bee on Instagram @bee__beardsworth

#SERGEMEETS Ben ‘rtizt’ Francis

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Decribe yourself in 3 words?
Very very weird.
Now how about your style in 3 words?
Crazy, animalistic, characteristic.
Where are you from?
Originals my mum.
So how did you first get into Beatboxing?
A guy name Contrix from my old school started me off as I used to make random noises.
Who is your inspiration for your sound?
All music and audiences in general.  It will always depend on where I perform, but I listen to a lot of rap music especially when I have writers block.
Is it something anyone can learn, or do you need a natural talent?
Anyone can learn; I was born with no natural rhythm so learnt everything I know.
What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?
Living a nice healthy / wealthy lifestyle, still working really hard and performing in as many places as possible.
What’s next for you?
Anything and everything lol
I’m working on a rap / beatbox e.p
I have got back into acting and modelling and also designing artwork for a future merchandise line.
Who are your style icons:
I love the urban Korean style.
I don’t really look to celebrities for styling tips or inspiration.
What is your favourite Serge DeNimes item?
I really liked the peacock t shirt and the jumper with the black and white arms
Favorite designer?
I have no specific favourites but I do like Jeremy Scott and Katie Eary.
And there’s a Korean pop artist called D Dragon his style is crazzzy, so I guess whoever designs what he wears!
Favourite spot in London:
I don’t really go anywhere haha but if I want to eat, I love The Diner.
Instagram: @rtizt
Twitter: @thertizt
YouTube: youtube.com/user/Thertizt

#Sergemeets John Cronin

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Describe yourself in 3 words:
A neat freak.

Describe your style in 3 words:
Lack of colour.

What made you want to become a photographer?
A promise to myself never to work a job I didn’t enjoy. Inspiring.

Who is your favourite photographer?
It’s impossible to narrow it down to one.  Woffinden, Tim Barber, Brodziak, Rankin, Carrozzini. There’s five.

Do you have a different style depending on which part of your life you are working on?
I wear the same things over and over again. In many ways a nemesis of the Daily Mail Showbiz column.

How do you work your own shoots?
Getting to know my subject on a personal level and making them feel loved before cranking up the music. Anything groovy.

If you could photograph anyone who would it be and where?
Richard Ayoade. In space. Or Lady Gaga. Or Arsène Wenger. Same location. That would make for a great dinner party.

Do you think photography has changed much in recent years?
Yes. The accessibility of photography has changed. Camera phones and social media sites allow us to share images across the world with anyone. Everyone’s an international photographer in that sense. Pretty cool.

What do you hope to be doing in 5 years time?
Living like Dan Blizerian. I also hear Arsenal need a new striker.

What is your favourite Serge De Nimes item?
Black SDN tee. I’m a sucker for anything simple and clean.

Favourite spot in London?
A Wagamama. Find me at the Earl’s Court branch.

Tell us something we don’t know?
I have a third nipple. Bye.

Follow John on Instagram: @iamjohncronin

#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


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