The Past Month In Pictures

Here's my past month in photos, via my instagram @swiczeniuk!


Top Left, Right - For the past month we've been DJing almost every Saturday (and some Fridays!) at Cahoots, the new 1940's themed bar in Soho. So a lot of my outfits have been as vintage-esque as I can manage! This last Saturday I wore a vintage kimono with a waspie to turn it into a dress.

Bottom left - A gold and green look for Cahoots.

Bottom Right - I went out in day drag to model for the wonderful Reinka, shot by Al Overdrive, assisted by Bonnie and Ed. I can't wait to see the final results!


Top Left - I've been coveting these American Duchess shoes for a while, and my parents kindly bought me them for my birthday! I don't really wear heels, so these are just the right height for me, and I love the beaded embroidery. Super comfy too!

Top Right - Got a new wig, took it for a spin at Cahoots! Not pictured are the awesome swing trousers with braces that I snapped up in the Collectif sale. 

Bottom left - I turned 26 on the 13th of March and had a wonderful day out with Miss Miranda and then a small gathering of friends at a bar. Understandably, I can't remember much after a certain point in the night ;)

Bottom Right - Feeding my Fannibalism! I just had to order the two Hannibal prints that Fyodor Pavlov has for sale. I need to get them framed and somehow fix them to a wall, but it's difficult when renting flats :(


3 different looks for Cahoots! For the first I was going for a kind of Spanish vintage vibe, the second a Dior 1950's look and the last was my Marlene Dietrich look, which probably isn't at all accurate but hopefully gets the idea across ;)


Top Left, Right- I LOVE this sparkly red dress! Another look for Cahoots.

Bottom left - I had a hankering for a sparkly gold eyepatch, and the wonderful Liv Free delivered! I need to go somewhere suitable for a sparkly eyepatch, that also doesn't matter about stumbling into people...

Bottom Right - My gorgeous chap (look at his new haircut!!) took me out for dinner at Century Club.


Top Left - I'm not sure how I missed this out of my last monthly post, but we headed back to Istanbul for a wonderful Valentine's Day gig at a Time Out Istanbul party. Had such a great time, albiet a shorter stay than last time. It was nice to meet Swing Zazou, an electro swing band from the UK, who were also performing. Here's Mark showing off the fabulous hotel room swooning chair.

Top Right - My look for the night! Red and gold and sparkly, because that's as Valentines-y as I can get!

Bottom left, right - Managed to get a little bit of sight-seeing in at Topkapi Palace, which was closed last time we were in the city. The Harem was my favourite part, I loved the mix of East and West influences in the decor.


Top Left, right - I can wear pink! As long as it's contrasted with feathers and Nicole De Carle....

Bottom left, right - My look for DJing at Rumpus, which had a Revolution theme, so I dug out a military-esque look! And tried something different with my eye makeup.


The Past Months In Pictures

Here's my past month in photos, via my instagram @swiczeniuk!

Top Left - Shooting the beautiful Miss Deadly Red for this year's Love Bomb campaign

Top Right - A BTS selfie from my previous post

Bottom Left - Decorating the bits and pieces around my flat with some roses and butterflies - this is my vintage leg brace.

Bottom Right - I put together a makeup tutorial for this look over at the Playful Promises blog. I love the new gold lace Penelope bra, and Scarlett robe!


Top Left - Beautiful new headpiece, and a new hardback! My friend Lydia Darling recommended this book to me, I need to get around to reading it!

Top Right - Playing around in new Playful Promises lingerie.

Bottom Left - My makeup look for performing at The Aeronaut. I used Sugarpill on the eyes and Shien Cosmetics on the lips

Bottom Right - with my darling Mark Charade.


Top Left - A lazy, lovely Sunday with my kindle and tea!

Top Right - A simple smokey eye look with a pop of colour

Bottom Left - Before going out on a date with Mark!

Bottom Right - New goodies from Powder & Pandemonium

Top Left - My look to perform at the Courtauld Gallery for their Late Night Egon Schiele event! I was going for a dark flapper look.

Top Right - Shooting the second half of the Wolf & Whistle lookbook for AW'15 - I LOVE this sequin piece.

Bottom Left/Right -  My look for NYE! Super sparkly and gold, like I expect this year to continue ;)

Past Months

I did it again! I didn't update each month, but hey...

Here's my past few months in photos, via my instagram @swiczeniuk!


Top Left - A little preview of what I shot the other day!

Top Right - My Hannibal season 1 and 2 blu ray arrived! My body (and flower crown) was ready.

Bottom row - A bought a new dress from ASOS and styled it up with inspiration from Dolce & Gabbana's Spring 2015 collection. 


Top Left - We had a wonderful and bizarre week away in Istanbul, where we were booked for a private party. Although we were performing on the Thursday, we arrived a few days earlier on the Monday to make the most of the city. We had a bit of a nightmare at the passport control, queuing up without realising we needed a visa, which caused us to miss our taxi and spend hours finding our way to our hotel! But on Tuesday we had a full day to look around and do plenty of touristy things. This is the Basilica Cistern, which was really atmospheric and beautiful.

Top Right - Inside the stunning Blue Mosque. Although I had leggings and a knee-length dress on, they still gave me a head to toe covering - Mark described it as "the highlight of my feminist career", ha ha ha (all jokes aside, I didn't have a problem doing this, however I felt it was a shame that the women who wanted to pray where forced back behind a screen at the back of the mosque, behind the tourists).

Bottom Left - The absolutely beautiful Hagia Sophia, which was one of the highlights of my trip!

Bottom Right - Adding sparkles to my costume before the trip.


Top Left - Just before starting our dj set to 1000 people in an abandoned shoe factory in Istanbul!

Top Right, Bottom Left - Some of the other performers were part of the awesome Rumpus & Civilised Mess collectives; it was so much fun hanging around with them! <3 

Bottom Right - Tough times chilling by the pool before rehearsals ;)


Top Left - A light flapper look.

Top Right - Sparkly shiny evil mermaid villain look for a private party at Soho House

Bottom row - We were part of a taxidermy themed event at the Horniman Museum, which was to celebrate the launch of Kate Mosse's new book, The Taxidermist's Daughter. I decided to put together an evening-type look with lots of feathers, and an Amore de Mori headpiece and gold feathers from Apatico.


Top Left - Green-eyed flapper for DJing at White Mischief

Top Right - A more toned down 70s inspired look for DJing at a private party

Bottom Left - If you haven't already come across HarmonyHalo's beautiful street portraits, make sure you follow him! He caught us in Soho and took this lovely shot - I love how he used the bright neon colours of the street to create a unique style of portrait.

Bottom Right - Drunk after a night at Ultraviolet with Le Pustra, Amelia Arsenic and Mark Charade <3


Then at this point we went off to Prague ;)

Top Row - She Devil! I think this was for DJing at The Aeronaut.

Bottom Left - Love my bedside table - that's my childhood cat, Whiskers (really creative name there!).

Bottom Right - My not at all historically accurate Edwardian look for DJing at The Horniman Museum's Edwardian themed evening!


These Past Months

Oh god, again I've managed not to update for ages. But I do have very good reason this time! 

Our wonderfully greedy landlady decided that after 4 years of being good tenants, requesting no maintenance and thus saving her lots of money, she would raise the rent by a ridiculous amount. Long story short, we had a stressful month to find a new place to move our copious amounts of belongings into (all during the busiest time of the year for me at work!). Luckily we found a lovely flat that doesn't have screaming neighbours and has been given a lick of paint since the 1970s, which also happens to be directly behind my office. 

I don't think you realise how bad a place was for you until you leave it, and the amount of stress that has exited my life since leaving the dingy old place behind is phenomenal. Plus, without the hour commute on public transport each day, I have much more time on my hands to spend doing what I want to do! Which should hopefully mean I spend more time writing this blog ;)

In the meantime, here's what I've been up to the past 2 months (sorry, it's a long one), via my instagram @swiczeniuk!



 Top Left - Yesterday Mark and I were booked to DJ at a beautiful wedding in Oxford. The only problem is that travelling in this current heat is killer! I went for a Summer look, and the colour theme for the wedding was purple/pink :)

Top Right - Testing out some new lipgloss I got from Etsy seller FierceMagenta. I tried a gold sample, but it didn't really shine until I covered it with Sugarpill's Goldilux pigment!

Bottom Left - A teal lipstick by FierceMagenta. I love this colour, and I blended the bottom with Goldilux too.

Bottom Right - Room Service is not only a fun night, but they have an awesome photographer too!


Top 2, Bottom Left - Getting messy at Room Service with Mark Charade, Le Pustra and Amelia Arsenic. Classy bitches ;)

Bottom Right - One of my FAVOURITE queen's from Ru Paul's Drag Race, Bianca del Rio, was performing in London at The Meth Lab. Of course we had to go, and had meet and greet tickets! If you know her, you'll know how witty and rude she is (the show was hilarious), but it was so refreshing to meet her in person and see how down to earth she is!


Top Left - Miss Miranda and I with Bianca del Rio; couldn't control my face at this point.

Top Right - What I wore! Finally busting out my gold hood which I bought months ago - I wanted to wear it for Bianca because she wears a similar one in the Sissy That Walk video (she got the reference ;) )

Bottom Left - Spider bling!

Bottom Right - Possibly crazy silly purchase but I'm totally in love with my new shoes from DollsKill


Top Left - Paris! My boss Emma and I went to Paris to exhibit our lingerie and clothing at the Who's Next tradeshow. When we got to Paris on the thursday it was a sweltering hot 37C! I can't actually remember if we went to the Eiffel Tower on this day or the day after, either way, it was still hot as the sun was setting. 

Top Right, Bottom Left - On the Saturday I had the afternoon off to go exploring, so I decided to go and see La Basilique du Sacré Cœur de Montmartre and the surrounding area. You aren't actually allowed to take photos inside the church, but um... I sinned. Oh, but to redeem yourself you can also put a euro in one of these hideously tacky machines! ;)

Bottom Right - Just before heading out to dinner. I cannot even begin to say how amazing French food is (they already know it anyway).


Top Left - I also managed to see this cute/creepy Museum of Magic and Museum of Automata. Unfortunately all the signs were in french :(

Top Right - Ridiculously beautiful art nouveau restaurant we went to on the last night. So, so stunning, and the food was amazing too.

Bottom Left - Obligatory Moulin Rouge photo.

Bottom Right - The trade show had a champagne sponsor, and allowed the exhibitors unlimited free champagne. I think it's safe to say I drank more champagne in those few days than I did all year. They must have gone through thousands of bottles (not just us!). It certainly made the 4 hour delayed Eurostar a little easier to deal with ;)


Top Left - Claw bling!

Top Right/Bottom Left - Mark and I (The Roustabouts) DJed at Soho House's Pride event, so I needed suitably big hair. Geisha Wigs had just sent me this fluffy blonde wig, which I cut a fringe into, and sprayed the top gold.

Bottom Right - Mark and I at The Meth Lab: Tammie Brown & Milk. I made a mistake wearing my moustache, because it's impossible to smile or laugh with it on! This totally didn't bode well when Tammie came out...


I had the awesome chance to work at IMATS on the Sugarpill booth! My lovely friend Amelia Arsenic was recently back in London and asked if I would like to work on the friday. I didn't realise that Irene would be there too, which was crazy awesome because I've known her online for something like 10 years! It was also really lovely to meet the Sugarpill creator, Shrinkle - she's so sweet!! 

Bottom Right - I don't think I've mentioned it on my blog yet, but you would have guessed from my social media elsewhere that I'm obsessed with the TV show Hannibal. I should probably make a separate post about it, but if you haven't watched it, DO IT. Well, my lovely boyfriend bought me the Red Dragon novel; it's actually completely different to the TV show, but they've taken bits and pieces and nods to the book. The show is more like a prequel to the book, as Lecter is already locked up when you meet him in Red Dragon.


Top Right - Adventures with gold leaf makeup!

Top Left - I always seem to pose the same way ;) This time I'm wearing some of Face Lace's new stick-on eyebrows. 

Bottom Row - My look for DJing the afterparty for The Black Cat Cabaret at the Wonderground. My corset and neckpiece are by Boom Boom Baby, who I highly recommend!


Top Row - My look for DJing at Torture Garden. I received this ridiculously amazing new lace front from Geisha Wigs, it makes me feel like a Jewish princess ;) I wanted to do something really different with my makeup, without just throwing shit all over my face! The gold bodysuit and fringed harness thing are both from Playful Promises circus collection.

Bottom Left - Packing to move, I was looking through my books. I love these old editions that belonged to my parents, and were the first copies I read of these books (which are among my favourites).

Bottom Right - Green and blue for DJing at Rumpus!