My name is Diego Bowie and I’m a fashion lover, music obsessed creature and performance artist from Panama!
I’m an empirical learner of art and style, experimenting all the time with new pieces, pushing the boundaries of what is “possible” with culture in this city but always keeping one word in mind: freedom. I have worked with a local art platform called Artblock, which has given me the chance to expose my art and also learn more about what a production really is about.
So-called androgynous and rebellious, in love with the 80’s and Mötley Crüe. Glam rock has defined my appearance; it’s the spirit that I wear inside and out. I like vintage clothes and pieces that have meaning to me and also look great (such as a light blue hippie bag that my grandmother gave me years ago and I like to wear a lot), and modern clothes that can fit in with my day to day. I must admit I seek Tavi Gevinson for inspiration, and I’ve been reading magazines such as Vogue, Interview, Elle, Rolling Stone and locals such as Blank and Hip for a long time (it took me my teenage years to define my style as something that I found truthful and appropriate). “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” can perhaps give you an example.
Icons and Idols
How not to be amused by the glory of Marilyn Monroe? And the perfect choices of Miss Guy? What about the fashion statement that James Dean and Frank Sinatra represent? Let’s mention David Bowie, who represents to me a whole era of transformation for lifestyle. Lou Reed and Iggy Pop are a symbol of inspiration and admiration for my persona. I am fascinated by the way today’s stars are portraying style: powerful and daring women such as Daphne Guinness, Lady Gaga and Lykke Li. The enthusiasm and energy they bring to the industry is all I cherish.
My favorite designers
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez from Proenza Schouler make me shiver out of excitement everytime I see their work. I have great admiration for designers like Diane von Furstenberg, Jason Wu, Thakoon, Giambattista Valli; classics like Vivienne Westwood and the late Alexander McQueen of course. In addition, I’m a fan of Panamanian designers Josse Karlo, Vergara & Vergara, Greta Bayo and Fernanda Quirós.
Working at Miss Moss
This new journey that I’m starting with Miss Moss, is not only exciting but also empowering, I am hoping to learn so many new things and approaching a whole new world of fashion showcasing. I believe the concept of the next Retro Glam event will bring a fresh start for events in Panama. Casa de la Municipalidad is a breath taking venue, the team is perfectly shaped, and I’m astonished and proud that I’m a part of it.
Photo by Stuart Hooper at “Fabgreen”, my first performance ever, which established that ecology can be glamorous if you want it to be.
Follow my blog: http://diegoparis.blogspot.com AND my twitter: @diegobowie
Hi, my name is Cheryl Tutty and I am from London.
In the last five years I have graduated from the prestigious London College of Fashion, dressed windows for Topshop, worked backstage at London Fashion Week, styled for L’Oreal hair shows and produced my own charity fashion show in collaboration with some of the UK’s top high street stores.
My Style Icons
Sienna Miller (British actress) She is effortlessly chic, the queen of bedhead and makes anything look good. I like how she dresses in a relaxed way but will add something quirky!
Florence Welch (British singer) Lover of vintage and current muse to Karl Largerfield. She has the most amazing red/copper hair and always styles it to suit the era of her outfits.
Chloë Sevigny (American actress/singer/designer) A woman of many talents! She is sexy and not afraid to break the fashion rules. What I love about is her natural fashion flare.
My Favourite Designers
Vivienne Westwood, Ellie Saab, Ashish and Mark Fast.
I’m a big British fashion fan. Not just because I’m a Brit myself, but because London is a massive platform for designers starting out and it’s where most designers take risks. Ashish is my absolute favorite at the moment, what he does with sequins is just stunning and his latest collection using sunflowers as a main inspiration was brilliant. http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/designer_profile.aspx?DesignerID=30
My Personal Style
A mix-match. Just as my genes are a mixture of culture (I am half British, a 1/4 Indian & 1/4 French), so is my style! I like to mix old with new, vintage with current and gold with silver. It’s nearly impossible to find someone in the same outfit as me because I individually style everything. From my hair down to my shoes. I’m a big lover of color and print and clashing. I’m also partial to statement jewelery and am currently sporting a large gold Swatch, which I wear with everything!
I read a lot of fashion editorials for inspiration, such as the ‘edgy’ magazines like Wonderland, ID & Super Super. As well as taking advantage of living in London and going to cool hang outs and seeing what street style I can absorb. A wise stylist once told me ‘It’s better to be looked up and down, then not looked at, at all’!What I am hoping to bring with me to Panama
One of my strongest attributes is styling. Whether it be a person, mannequin or an empty room. I enjoy ‘dressing a space’, the idea of a blank canvas excites me! I pride myself for my key eye for detail and my drive to succeed. I’m lucky that I’ve had as much exposure to fashion as I have and I’m going to use it to bring over some London sparkle.
Why did I chose to work for Miss Moss?
I chose to work for Miss Moss because I am a big fan of fashion events and was inspired by Leanne’s previous achievements with Glamavida. The whole concept from the girls only, to the 50’s retro spin she is including in this next ‘Retro Glam’ event takes fashion and shopping events to another level, so it was just the challenge I was looking for to integrate all my skills and experience. I’m particularly looking forward to experiencing a new fashion culture and seeing how we can blend ‘London’ and ‘Latin’ style in the first Miss Moss event!
Follow me on twitter @cheryljoyt