Sunday, 4 September 2011

OMG Burberry Body Advert featuring Rosie Huntington-Whiteley




I will watch anything that features the pouting beauty that is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; I will also be drooling profusely . Miss Huntington-Whiteley stars in the advertisment for Burberry's new fragrance, "Burberry Body", shot by Mario Testino. I think "hot under the collar" is an understatement for my reaction to this video. Mmmmm :)

ANNE SOFIE MADSEN SPRING/SUMMER '12 RTW





Probably my favourite S/S '12 collection so far. Read my piece on her here...

HELMUT NEWTON "COLD EYE"


JUN ROPE' CM / Helmut Newton (1980) from junofficialtv on Vimeo.

Oooh, sexual. This goes hand in hand with this season's voyeuristic, fetish and sadomascicim aesthic. A short film from the Champion du sexe. This is Helmut, not smut.

GIVENCHY FOR INTERVIEW MAGAZINE




PHOTOGRAPHER HENRIK ADAMSEN







I find it difficult to identify Henrik Adamsen with any particular style because his portfolio seems to encompass a vast array of atmospheres, themes and moods. At times his women are warriors, and at others they are soft and fragile. However, no matter what the mood, Adamsen is able to wholly embrace the concept of the image. Albeit having different atmospheres and appeals, each set of images absorb this atmosphere through a perfect entwining of model, styling and photographer.
Part of this process relies on Adamsen’s talented post-production skills, where each image is branded with the unique style of the set they belong to. Each image is personally tailored to fit the personality of the model, rather than the model moulding herself to fit the photographer’s concept. I love how everything, whether it be the setting, the pose, the expression, the colouring or the styling, forms together to create an emphatic sense of habitat in which the model seems to intrinsically belong.
However, for me, the most inspiring factor of it all is how subtly it is executed. In my favourite images (above), faded colours are mixed with a pixelated noise to create a vintage feel, scratches and stains are mixed with the surroundings to create a grunge effect, and, in simpler photos, warm photo filters are applied to set the mood. However, what makes Adamsen truly one of my favourite photographers is his ability to not get lost in his concept; the post production does not distract from the fashion but rather enhances it, which is why Adamsen is certainly a photographer to watch out for.

Monday, 13 June 2011

DAPHNE GUINESS : UNDRESSED


Daphne Guinness: Undressed on Nowness.com.

"Documentary filmmaker Brennan Stasiewicz infiltrates the cosseted world of Daphne Guinness in Daphne’s Window. Featuring intimate footage of the icon at her Fifth Avenue apartment, the short follows the eccentric fashion patron and socialite as she prepares for her recent installation in the windows of Barneys New York. The storefront showcased her collection of pieces by designer Lee Alexander McQueen and a selection from the archive of fashion editor Isabella Blow, which Guinness purchased in its entirety last year. The display culminated in a performance art piece in which Guinness dressed for the Met ball in one of the flagship’s windows, modeling a lilac feathered gown designed by McQueen’s Sarah Burton. “She appears to me as someone always in a window,” says Stasiewicz. “Someone you can approach and see, but you remain on the other side.” This year brings a multitude of projects for the heiress: her sculptural armored glove collaboration with jeweler Shaun Leane (pictured in today’s film) will be exhibited by Jay Jopling in a private viewing in London later this month; and in September a retrospective at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will pay homage to her style. “Daphne is someone to take pleasure in, and in many ways, someone who incites moments of wonder,” says Stasiewicz."

Daphne Guinness is considered strange and eccentric for the tastes of some but, she is such an enigma of fashion and people usually fear and question what they do not understand. She's awesome, not doubt and people often overlook her and it pains me because she's such an inspiring figure with a different apporach to fashion as armour. This is a short film of her installation performance. Enjoyyy

RA RA SCRIBBLE CLOTHING



                                                                             £190

                                                                             £125
£85
  

£225
                                                                THE PROCESS
                    After cutting our pattern pieces, we mask all edges that shall remain white.
                   Then we individually draw on each piece, creating a unique scribble pattern.


                 When the scribble pattern is finished, the tape is removed and the fabric is heat set.

This is pretty cool, I'm not going to lie. Remindes me of when I was younger at school on the last day everyone drew messages on people's shirts. RA RA turned this into fashion, but £225 for a t-shirt I could make myself? Hmmm

Thursday, 26 May 2011

ZAC STEINIC FOR DOWN WITH EVERYTHING MAGAZINE




Leather studded , pins , needles , black , white, punk goodness styled in Givenchy, Ann Demeuelemeester and Romance Was Born. Right up my street. Give me the studded jacket in from the first picture, yeah?  Check out Down With Everything, a super awesome Australian online magazine that "aims to encourage artists to produce what they want, rather than worrying about what they think people will like". I say, Viva la revolucion ! 

SHOES!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

BEING EXTREMELY BUSY AND COOL


So, this is me having a blast. I haven't posted in a while due to several prevailing circumstances; some fortunate and some unfortunate. Yours truly managed to snag a job as a fashion writer for meetthedesigner.co.uk and you can check out my first article on there. The job has ridiculous perks. Last week I was invited to a champagne tea party with Jade Parfitt...yeah, Jade fucking Parfitt! How awesome is that? Anyway I'll post fashion stuff soon but these are a few events coming up this week that I'll be at and i implore you all to attend them because they are really quite interesting, I'll be there and hopefully there will be free booze. 
"Stooki Jewellery celebrate the launch of their first collection at the Red Bull Studios London. Taking over the gallery space outside the Red Bull Studios the team of young designers will showcase their bespoke jewellery designs based on making your mark. The Stooki fam guarantee a night full of fun, interactivity and great music. DJ's on the night are: Radi (BOUNTY), Hipsters Don't Dance, Erol Sabadosh, Sarah Young & LUKEY (STÖÖKI DJs"
This event is actually being organised by a very good friend of mine and the poster was designed by another very good friend of mine, the fantastic Angela Frei (check out her tumblr here) . It is for Marie Curie and is being held at the ridiculously posh Valmont Club. Tickets can be purchased by emailing jazzitupmariecurie@hotmail.com and donations can be made here

"When Nutters opened in 1969 on Savile Row, the staid and traditional world of bespoke tailoring entered a new era. Tommy Nutter, with master cutter Edward Sexton, combined up-to-the minute styling with classic techniques to create the brand that set the Row swinging. The shop - financed by Cilla Black, James Vallance White, and Beatles’ executive Peter Brown – opened up the experience of bespoke tailoring; catering to rock stars, artists and aristos who wanted to custom fit with the new shapes and details pioneered at Nutters." If you get a chance please go to this ! It is really quite stunning ! 


That is all!

Monday, 25 April 2011

"AT HOME" - CRYSTAL FIGHTERS (HIDDEN CAT REMIX)

 


My favourite song of the week. Any Hidden Cat remix is a good remix. Makes me want to put on a Navajo hat, drop a couple of E's and go and rave away in some forest. Good stuff.

"SERENADE" ADVAN MATTHEW






Serenade by Advan Matthew was inspired by Queen Nefertiti, who, after Cleopatra, is the second most famous Queen of Ancient Egypt and fable tells of her beauty was unmatched in all four corners of the Earth. Advan Matthew chooses a colour palette of golds, browns, blacks and smouldering bronze, colours all reminiscent of Ancient Egyptian opulent and decadent wealth. I love the sort of haze that appears in the last photo, evokes a feeling of being in a desert, that searing heat, riding camel back in search of an oasis, via numerous mirages. Kelly Tan is simply scorching with a beautiful face that would rival Nefertiti's .

COLOUR COLOUR COLOUR COLOUR STREETSTYLE COLOUR COLOUR COLOUR

This gorgeous pair of blue suede shoes simply sing when they are betrothed to her luscious orange jeans. Image via Elle Uk.

The bright pink heel certainly adds an element of eccentricity and shows that the wearer takes his fashion serious enough that he can have fun with it. Image via GQ.
Spot the difference of how two complementary colours are accentuated by the addition of white spots.  Image via Facehunter.

Again, two complimentary colours married against a dark and muted colour to create minimalistic 
sophistication. Image via Carolines Mode.

Her red socks add some much needed fun to an otherwise uni formal ensemble. Image via Carolines Mode.



I love the vibrancy of the colours and different textures; a seemingly playful palette given an edgy dynamic with a chic pair of biker boots. Image via Facehunter.

Nautical stripes and a banana yellow coat evokes the tropics and maritime adventure :) Image via Karla's Closet.

Olive green skirt elegantly mixed with browns, blacks and luxurious creams . Image via Refinery29.


There is that orange again;  this time in the circular form of a wide brimmed hat, acting as a perfect  foil to an elegant royal blue asymmetric dress.  Image via Wayne Tippets

Wonderful pastel colours smartened up by a vertically striped blazer for an exciting, yet grounded look.Image via Wayne Tippets.

I heart this look. Definitely my favourite of them all. He looks so street debonair. I want to be his friend, or atleast steal his shoes.via GQ.



A cheeky, playful pink blush dress that mirrors it's wearer. Think, Summer by the Seine, acordian playing and lunch at your favourite brasserie.  Image via Karla's Closet.

For added impact and a different angle on the summer suit, stark contrast of blood red against black. Image via One Sixty Notepad

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