Monday, 30 November 2009

Black Black Black

I have been experimenting with different feather dying techniques. I am yet to be 100% happy with any of them.

I'm after a deep oil slick black, and all they dyes I have been using give me a dull, muted black with altered feather texture/volume.

Anyone know a nice (preferably eco?) jet black feather dye? Get in touch---

Thursday, 26 November 2009


I found this pigeon across the street from the main entrance to the National Portrait Gallery.

It was in beautiful shape... it must have flown into the window of the Nat West building, and broken it's neck. I'm sorry I didn't get any better images. That area gets lots of foot traffic and tourism, so I had to act fast...

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Rat Coin Purse: The Second Coming

This is another style of coin purse I've made out of rat fur. The skin is from one extremely large feeder rat which had a strange problem when it went through the tanning process. The skin separated from the hands, feet and face of the animal, forcing me to come up with a new design.

I'm quite pleased with how it came out, and it's given me some thoughts for the next collection.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Who's Jack Magazine

The people at Who's Jack Magazine got in touch a while ago about borrowing some pieces for their 30th edition.

It's interesting the way they've styled the London Caught Mouse Pendant as they would any other manly necklace... It's RP/Encore for the everyday!

Monday, 16 November 2009


Here are some stills from the Juvelen music video I worked on with PolzerHofstedt:

Autumn Leaves Collaboration

Image: © Toby Ross-Southall - Model: Nutty Williams - Makeup: Nohelia Reyes

I recently collaborated with amazing Art Director -- and a close friend of mine: Miss Scarlet Winter on a collection of performances for The Opulent Club.

Here's the official blurb:


Autumn Leaves is a conceptual approach to the presentation of fashion and accessories. Combining art, performance and fashion, ‘Autumn Leaves’ negates the confines of the catwalk and adds a contemporary element. A collaboration between art director, Scarlet Winter and designer Reid Peppard (RP/Encore) Autumn Leaves encapsulates the essence of the traditional British autumn.


Staged at 33 Portland Place, ‘Autumn Leaves' was performed by the gorgeous Beaux Belles and three stunning models.

Shrunken Heads

Here is a picture of a shrunken head my dear friend Mattie brought me from Ecuador:

Ok, so it's not a real one (it's made out of goat skin) but it brings me neatly into the following:

My Aunt Julie sent me this amazing link from National Geographic:

with this incredible and extremely rare archival footage:

I think this sort of preservation is so fascinating! Expect more on this in the future...

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Lady Gaga: Bad Romance

There's some really fab fashion in Lady Gaga's latest music video "Bad Romance". Lots of beautiful McQueen stuff, and even some... RP/Encore!

I was approached by Gaga's people to make some work especially for the video a while back, but they requested I keep it quiet until the video was released to the public which was last night...

check it out:

Paying special attention to 4:25 and the very end... If you look closely you can see my creations on Lady Gaga's head!

Thanks to Nicola Formichetti and Ana Trevelyan for getting in touch.

I will post some high res pics if and when i get some.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

loves it

I love it when people get it...

Inside the brain of a taxidermist...

I was recently approached by creative duo Polzer Hoffstedt to collaborate on a music video for Swedish pop star Juvelen:

I don't want to give anything away, but the character we developed for the video is rather like a fictional interpretation of a young crazy... you guessed it... taxidermist who has some rather bazaar habits...

It should be ready fairly soon, and I'll post the link when it's online.

It's life...

A lot of you will know Jack from emailing us at RP/Encore, or from the door at the Launch. Most weekends he does a bit of work in Colchester in the countryside, and generally comes back with some casualties of the road. Here is an image of one such casualty.