IN DA HOUSE: OLY INNESOctober 9, 2013
Love to poke around other people’s homes? Well do ya?! Don’t worry, we do too – so much so, we find ourselves getting all Through The Keyhole at our Urban crew’s digs on the reg. From houseboats to vintage abodes, we’ve found some right gems during our In Da House adventures.
This time we rooted through the personals of UO Digital Retoucher Oly Innes. Welcome to Ollywood…
UO: Hey Oly! What’s your job all about?
OL: I’m the Womenswear Retoucher. I just make sure the products look good online. The best thing is looking at pretty people all day, this is also the worst though, I suppose.
UO: So tell us about your digs…
OL: I live in Angel with two transvestite DJs named Jacqui Potato and Jonbenet Blonde. The three of us work a lot in east London nightlife, so there’s always a lot going on around the flat – crazy people coming in and out, costumes and wigs everywhere.
The only negative thing would be sequins. They’re impossible to get rid of and they turn up everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE!
UO: You’ve got a mega DVD collection, what’s the one film you watch over and over and over again?
OL: Edward Scissorhands is my favourite movie of all time. I just relate to the whole story a lot – your external being at odds with what’s inside, wanting to touch and communicate and not being able to. I think its how a lot of people feel growing up. I’ve probably seen it over 200 times and I still weep at the end.
UO: What’s with all the Jesus imagery in your room?
OL: Haha, I just bought one or two because I thought they were kitsch and fun. I love the colours and think they’re beautiful and funny. People started giving them to me as gifts so my room is covered in it now. I guess it’s pretty excessive.
UO: Where did you get the name Ollywood?
OL: I can’t remember who thought of it but the tattoo came first; I got it hand poked on my knuckles by an awesome artist called Gary Burns in Brighton. I’ve been to Hollywood once on my 13th birthday, next time I’m back I’m gonna push the ‘H’ down the hill.
Check out Oly’s night The Men Who Fell To Earth at East Bloc, Shoreditch, on the first Saturday of every month.