Wednesday, 29 February 2012
I love it when fashion and literature come together! This season Preen was inspired by literary icon and (in my opinion) genius Virginia Woolf.
With pastels and 'pixelated' prints the Preen s/s 2012 collection was creatively bold yet not overly loud, and all in all elucidated that mid 20th century, glamorised elegance and classist sophistication that Woolf revelled in but also criticised in her work.
The pastels added a lightness and a freshness to the overall collection making what could have been a serious portrayal of Virginia, fun and modern.
"Video game apparel for corner shop laanies who skiet games whole day."
2bop look book from ebrahim hajee on Vimeo.
I love this label, it's specifically African but it resonates internationally, it's urban and it's bad-ass. What's not to love??
Recently found this video of their Lookbook - if you weren't a fan, I bet you are now.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Monday, 27 February 2012
Sunday, 26 February 2012
"I'm a boy with a camera who gets distracted by shiny things and loves chocolate." - Billy Kidd
Those who are lucky get shot by wonderful, weird, but undeniably talented photographer Billy Kidd. He is a recent discovery and I must say I can't get enough; undertones of unrefined honesty have drawn me to his work. It's not conventionally wholesome or warm but it's beautiful...and that's what wins me over.
Friday, 24 February 2012
Thursday, 23 February 2012
While loitering on the net the other day I came across this amazing photo of models Vlada Roslyakova and Lily Donaldson, this is an editorial shoot they did almost seven years ago. I love this picture for a couple of reasons, one, because its hauntingly beautiful and secondly because it's still so relevant. I feel like photographer Steven Klein was way ahead of his time here - you could still place this editorial in a high end fashion mag today and I believe many would still love it, would still find it contemporary, fitting to our world today.
Ag it's just flippin awesome man.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
Monday, 20 February 2012
I doodle often i.e. I absentmindedly draw the most arbitrary things at the most inappropriate times (lectures, tutorials, dinner tables etc) and most of the time I doodle flowers; I've done this for years now but not once have my flowers come out as pretty as Lulie's.
It would be blasphemous to even begin comparing my abesentminded 'drawings' to Lulie Wallace's "honest materiality". I'm just saying, I draw flowers as often as she does, and hers always turn out
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Saturday, 18 February 2012
I must admit, I completely underestimated this woman's level of sexy. On this recently re-vamped cover of Harper's Bazaar we can't even see Gwyenth Paltrow's face - and yet - the power of this picture is simply undeniable. The game of 'conceal and reveal' designer Anthony Vaccarello plays with this gown is just amazing. I'm so impressed, really, I am.
Friday, 17 February 2012
Thursday, 16 February 2012
And there are many reasons why I love his brand. With one fell swoop Marc Jacobs can make an outfit look sophisticated yet edgy; taking out undertones of stiffness in sophistication and implementing a freshness, a liveliness, a colloquial coolness.Bravo.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Whenever I play Amy Winehouse's 'Some Unholy War' I get teary eyed. I loved Amy, and the sad thing is I only realised just how much I loved that heavy, husky voice the day I found out I would never be able to hear it live again.
John Paul Gaultier's latest show has caused some-what of a stir in the fashion world; some have frowned upon the French designer's work, calling it impersonal, a mere attempt at cashing in on the death of beloved star.
Personally, I am just glad someone in the fashion world has acknowledged the contribution Amy made, not only to music but to art and fashion, I am glad someone is standing up and saying, "This was Amy, not a drunk or an addict, but an artist, an icon, a reckoned force".
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