My name is Cozette McCreery. I am 42 years old and my occupations
include: one third of men’s knitwear collective SIBLING, door girl for Richard Mortimer’s Boombox and now Ponystep events, PR, DJ, active committee member of the charity HOPING and general Miss Fix It.
Locations are London and occasionally Paris and usually at or around a door frame/DJ booth/party/design studio/computer.
I’d like to quote cheesy John Miles here about music being my first love. I love how different genres influence everything from the way that people dress to the way that they dance. Youth tribes I guess and all the uniforms and manners associated with them. And, even though I wasn’t really part of a tribe other than being a punk just as it finished and could be brought at Miss Selfridge (kiss of death), SKA in the most basic terms of wearing a Madness or Specials T shirt, New Romantics with my frill shirt and Spandau inspired tartan shawl and Grunge (naturally I wanted the Perry Ellis version) and that my own uniform was my school brown one they have always fascinated me.
I get so excited DJing even though I know that it’s really only me playing someone else’s music. I’d like to think that there is some artistry to selecting the right song at the right moment though. OK so it’s not rocket science but getting people dancing and keeping them on the dance floor always makes me very happy. And, even though I have a high grade in cello and used to drum any flat surface I could (much to my Mum’s annoyance), I’ll leave the actual making of the music to the professionals.
What makes me stand out? Probably that I’m over 6ft in heels! Ha ha but no, really with my main work as part of SIBLING I like to think it is because we are producing colourful collections of luxury men’s knitwear in a market drowning in a humour-less sea of black, grey and beige. So that strength of product and the fact that I’m over 6ft in heels…..
Collection 6 for SIBLING and selling in Paris in January and showing in London in February, possible events for Ponystep, a possible collaboration with a menswear manufacturer, SISTER by SIBLING, press trips to NY and Tokyo, my blog…
What are you hoping the future will bring for yourself and your career?
Anywhere that has the following: friends, good music, clothing, cake or ice cream. Mainly that revolves around the East London area, as I’m too lazy or too busy.
All 4 sometimes or a combination like on a Jelly Belly menu. It depends what time of the year it is, whether we are at deadline, cash flow is only flowing OUT or it’s Fashion Week. But I don’t get stressed out easily especially when with a screaming crowd of people trying to get into a party. I get quite Zen about that strangely.
Don’t take yourself too seriously.
Try to say ‘yes’ a lot (OK within reason).
Swallow your fear as most of the time it’s only in your head.
Think outside your age bracket.
Don’t plan the life out of things.
As the Patron Saint Of Cool Drew Barrymore stated: BREATHE
Oh and don’t forget to tip the coffee girls and boys and say thank you to bus drivers and your parents.