Lizzie King 27 London
Categories: Artist, Design, Illustrator, Jewellery Designer

Posted: 13th July 2014

Does Fifty Cent wear tie dye? If he doesn’t already, which we highly doubt, he might want to attend one of Lizzie’s Get Rich or Tie Dying tutorials. Introducing Lizzie King; prop-maker, artist, knitter, jewellery designer and East London’s foremost tie-dye exponent.

After graduating from a Fine Art Sculpture degree at Brighton University in 2010, Lizzie went on to assist Anna Lomax before flying the nest and going solo. Lizzie’s Instagram will give you a good flavour of her tastes. If Umbongo had collaborated with Juicy Fruits chewing gum and branched out into homeware and done an accessories line (the best ideas are the simple ones) Lizzie may well have been at the helm of that tropical banana boat: DIY tropical prints, watermelon pinatas, gold, and paint pots fill her feed. Screech Powers may also be said to be Lizzie’s main muse, with Saved By The Bell being a core influencer throughout her work. As a rule of thumb, if ever in a pickle, BabyFace always ask ourselves, what would Screech wear?

A self confessed hoarder (heads-up potential flat mates) this woman has a knack for transforming the banal into the divine (take note potential flat mates). Ya see, a tassel isn’t just a tassel once Lizzie’s done with it. Her multicoloured tassel jewellery is on our wish list, in particular the deep purple tassel earrings. Along with the earrings Lizzie has dabbled in clothing. Collaborating with In Those Jeans, Lizzie crafted the most desirable denims we’ve seen in a long time. Her emoji jeans are black, high-waisted and featuring tiny embroidered palm trees and pencils. Hold a gal back.

Lizzie has also designed window displays for Mawi, props for Tim & Barry and knitted knickers for Fred Butler. If you want in on the craft love Lizzie runs workshops for both children and adults (phew) that you can purchase tickets through the shop on her website. See you, and Curtis, there.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND WHAT YOU DO:I was born in London and still live here because I love it. I also love gold and tropical vibes. Everyday I go to my studio and make things. Props for a music video or window displays, tassel jewellery & piñatas. I also run a tie-dye workshop called ‘Get Rich or Tie- Dyeing’.WHO DO YOU ADMIRE?My Grandma. WHEN ARE YOU HAPPIEST?Making things in my studio, sitting the sun with friends, dancing to garage/disco/grime/dancehall, carboots, taking snaps on a film camera, swimming in the sea and looking at really good gradients in the sky. WHAT’S YOUR BEST ADVICE?My mum used to say you couldn’t eat a whole elephant in one go so you should make it into elephant burgers. I always come back to that when I get overwhelmed by how much I have to get done. Even though I don’t eat meat. WHAT WORDS OR PHRASES DO YOU MOST OVERUSE?Great, great, great and swanky.SONG TO BE PLAYING AS YOU ENTER THE CLUB?When Doves Cry – Prince. WHAT THREE THINGS WOULD BE ON YOUR RIDER?Yellow velvet sofa, PG tips, Kitkat, Moretti beer, akee and saltfish with rice and peas, a kitten and a gold confetti cannon. AND FINALLY...WHO IS YOUR NEXT BABYFACE GIRL SUGGESTION?Who: Bean-Mhi Berriman
Why: She’s an amazing illustrator, writes wonderful poems and an all round totally tropical babe.
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