How satisfying would it be to be able to create something incredible using whatever material you just happened to pick up? Aurore de la Morinerie can and I’m very jealous. Here’s the evidence…..
How beautiful are these masterpieces from french painter Carine Bouvard? To create such delicate works Carine uses a mixture of acrylics, printmaking, oils and drawing. “Mes Femmes oscillent entre réalisme et onirisme, force et fragilité, maladresse et délicatesse, explains Carine “elles sont sur le fil et tout reste à explorer”. (I won’t bother to translate – I’m sure you get the picture and doesn’t it sound so much better in french?)
How gorgeous is this house in East Sussex? I think it’s quite a favourite amongst homes magazines. You can see it’s entire fabulousness on Light Locations. In fact I am pretty sure that the gorgeous pin up girl in picture 3 is what inspired me to go and find my own J.H Lynch art work (My Own Honey Rider), a few years back. Do I want to hire it? More like move into it!
I found this gorgeous copy of October 1974 Vogue at a vintage fair this weekend – with sequinned peasant-esque dresses, it’s not difficult to see where inspiration for SS15 came from?
Categories: 1970, Fashion, Photography2, vintage • Tags: 1970's, Altuzarra, art, bottega veneta, culture, design, dressmaking, Fashion, history, Inspiration, photography, Saint Laurent, shopping, Spring Summer 2015, style, vintage, vogue
Lashes, shadow and kohl. Who knew midnight eyes could look so good? Harpers & Queen 1976, Richard Avedon Vogue 1968, unknown, Angelique Houtkamp, Stephanie Farrow for Biba, unknown, David Bailey Vogue 1968
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This weekend is always a weird one – with one foot still clinging on to the over-indulgence of the past month and the other desperate to move onto a new chapter – you generally don’t know what to do with yourself. But what better way to start the New Year than with an injection of culture? If you’re in London there is only one weekend left to see the Horst exhibition at the V&A and it’s absolutely beautiful – so […]
I went to see the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition at the Barbican yesterday and it was incredible. Funnily enough, my friend Jo and I had both been to see the Bond exhibition in the same exhibition space, and both of us said how off-putting the mannequins were. Just faceless black moulds of, what looked like, sponge. It was Bond for God’s sake – the great champion of glamazons. Well these mannequins were something else – they blinked, they talked and could […]
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