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➤ Join Rusty Egan & Steve Norman for music and a pint to help the kids at GOSH

Rusty Egan, Great Ormond Street Hospital ,Frequency 7, Vintage 80s, dnace music,theblitzclub,

❚ CHRISTMAS APPEAL FROM RUSTY EGAN — The ex-Rich Kids and Visage drummer, and musical co-host at the original Blitz Club in Covent Garden in 1979 now enjoys an international reputation as a society deejay.

Steve Norman, Rusty Egan, theblitzclub, Great Ormond Street, fund-raiserOn Sunday December 11, he and Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman are inviting readers of Shapersofthe80s to help raise money for charity. Rusty says: “Please support our Vintage 80s night in a nice Mayfair pub this Xmas and join me and friends. I will DJ and I hope some friends from the 80s will show up for a pint or a cuppa. Please buy a ticket even if you are unable to attend.”

The two 80s popstars have reunited in a unique nightclub double act where deejay Rusty spins the discs while Steve improvises on sax. Proud of their clubbing credentials which reach back to the landmark Blitz Club, Steve and Rusty perform a live deejay set of the coolest tunes from the swinging decade. Every performance is unique and reminds us of their own bands’ legacies and of the abundance of new sounds the 80s bequeathed.

➢ Vintage 80s night anchored by DJ Rusty Egan — from 18:00, The King’s Arms, at the east end of Shepherd Market, W1J 7QB … The evening is a fund-raiser to buy vital equipment to treat children in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital — and the publican Art Bennett even has a letter from the charity to prove it!

WHAT RUSTY and steve are ALSO UP TO…

➢ View video: Who is Rusty Egan? — Below, we see Egan “Deejay By Appointment” to the future king and queen, Wills and Kate.

Rusty Egan, Prince William, Kate Middleton, deejay,clubbing➢ Join the group DJ Rusty Egan at Facebook for upcoming dates.

➢ Electronic sounds only at Rusty’s new clubnight
Frequency 7
which is held on the first Friday of the month at The Purple Turtle, Camden NW1 1TN, with Jo The Waiter playing dark electro and industrial, plus quality electro bands live and vintage New Romantic visuals, till very late.

♫ Listen to Rusty’s latest mix 2011-11-17 at Soundcloud — a new one-hour mix of reworked classics and new electro which include a True rap… Also, his Chilled Electro Mix Sep 2011.

➢ New Year’s Eve party in Knightsbridge with Rusty deejaying — table reservations only

➢ For news updates about Rusty’s musical ventures visit his official website for The Blitz Club, named after the pioneering 80s London club-night. It also represents the record label, Blitz Club Records, and you can download R.E.R.B. and other releases there.

✉ E-mail bookings contact for Steve Norman — Chills’n’Thrills and Cloudfish

♫ Listen to Cloudfish’s latest track, Star


➤ Anna’s Army — how the English-born editor of Vogue became her own global brand

WSJ magazine, April 2011, Anna Wintour, Mario Testino, interview
◼ ONCE IN A WHILE a piece of journalism actually reveals stuff you didn’t already know and a great big penny drops. For its April issue, WSJ., the glossy magazine published by The Wall Street Journal, puts Anna Wintour on its cover (photographed by ex-Blitz Club barman Mario Testino), while writer Joshua Levine explains in thorough detail how her power and financial clout reach far beyond her own editorship of Vogue, which she assumed in 1988.

By mobilising a “fully connected network” of allies and celebrity shock troops Anna shapes micro-economic forces around the world, to become “basically a global brand”, in the opinion of Deborah Needleman, editor of WSJ., “someone whose power extends beyond what she does”. Or as a former colleague who attended corporate matchmaking sessions between fashion’s biggest brands says: “She’s really the McKinsey of fashion.”

Anna Wintour, network

A coalition of the willing: Anna Wintour’s army of allies extends her influence well beyond Vogue. Here are a few key people in what one academic calls her “fully connected network”. Graphic © WSJ. magazine

When some of New York’s 1,000 targeted stores balked at joining up to her Fashion’s Night Out initiative to rebuild sales amid post-recessionary thrift, she was calling it in from command central — “I’ll get you Sienna Miller at the store, I’ll send you Justin Timberlake!” Timberlake and Miller are among Wintour’s most zealous Hollywood allies. “She understands fashion is a frame of mind, not just the clothes,” Timberlake says. “She’s figured out that all these small moving parts come into play to make a bigger picture.” A year later FNO had become an international event in 16 countries, when Istanbul, for example, logged clothing sales of $2 million in three hours.

At the age of 61, Anna’s globe-trotting, matchmaking and event-planning have not only made her a force among fund-raisers but are fuelling rumours that she is angling for a job in Washington as an ambassador. Indeed, Michelle Obama is one of the first names Wintour mentions when asked whom she most looks up to. Read on to discover Anna’s response…

➢ The business of being Anna — in WSJ. magazine