Captured in such intricate detail, you could be forgiven for thinking Michael Carson was a photographer not a painter! “I paint people because I have always had a serious addiction to watching people. I try to get that feel in my paintings. As if I am just watching people doing everyday things in my work. I love the subtle ways that a single brush stroke can create such subtleties in facial expression. I spend most of my time on the face and […]
Are you lacking passion in your life? If so, the Flamenco Festival at Sadler’s Wells starts next week, so if you haven’t got your tickets yet, get cracking! I was lucky enough to do a Q&A with Sara Baras for the Sadler’s Wells blog Londondance.com. Sara, renowned for bringing a vibrant, contemporary, style-conscious edge to the passion and drama of traditional flamenco, will be opening the festival this Saturday. It’s sure to be an incredible treat. So to get your taste buds […]
So here she is. My major project. ‘The Showgirl’ magazine which I’ve been working on for the last month. Now you know why I’ve been so quiet. If you click on the image it will take you to the magazine! I hope you like it. Big thank you to Amanda, Annia, Linda, James, Kevin, Lee, Miranda and Sarah for the photoshoot. Boy do I need a drink! Cxx
Categories: Dance • Tags: art, arts, beauty, burlesque, culture, dance, design, Entertainment, Fashion, fashion illustration, film, films, Glamour, Inspiration, movies, music, photography, style, vintage
Stepping into the world of Rimel Neffati is like watching everything through a cloud of charcoal and starlight. The images could almost be illustrations in their surreality. But how magical are they – as if unearthed from some fantasy circus? Definitely one to explore further… Happy New Year!
Rather loving these moody, vintage pics from The Gifts of Life tumblr. I love that indian sheer top – can that really be vintage? If so please can it make it’s way to Syd’s Vintage in Kirkdale so I can purchase it?
Categories: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, arts, beauty, culture, Fashion, history, Inspiration, photography, shopping, style, vintage
I’m currently writing a feature on why fashion illustration is making a comeback in the industry and I have been digging and digging for all kinds of info. In fact, so much so, that my kitchen table is now littered with clippings, print outs, magazines and books. I don’t think I’m in the domestic good books right now! Anyway, I came across this great little video by H&M about illustrator Sara Singh and it’s pure inspiration for anyone wanting to […]
Categories: Fashion, Illustration, vintage • Tags: art, arts, beauty, craft, culture, design, diy, Fashion, fashion illustration, film, films, H&M, illustration, Inspiration, movies, photography, Sara Singh, style, YouTube
Since writing the trend report on the Ziegfeld Follies, I’m starting to see the Alfred Cheney Johnston magic everywhere. Take a look at this cheeky photoshoot by Ellen Von Unwerth, featuring Camille Rowe, for Grey Magazine, it’s almost as if she’s taken a Follie girl into the backyard! The Pushettes are back in business this Saturday so fingers crossed it all goes smoothly. Hopefully I will have some pics to share next week.
Categories: 1920s, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: 1920s, alfred cheney Johnston, art, arts, beauty, burlesque, Camille Rowe, culture, dance, design, Ellen Von Unwerth, Fashion, Glamour, Grey Magazine, history, Inspiration, photography, style, The Ziegfeld Follies, vintage
I recently did a trend projection for LCF on the Ziegfeld Follies and I came across this beautiful collection of images by Angela and Ithyle using the traditional method of collodian photography. There’s such a fragility about them – almost eerie, like you’ve walked in on a moment that you shouldn’t have! Their talents don’t stop there either. You may remember this little video, for Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase, which went viral a couple of years ago: Bit […]
Categories: Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: alfred cheney Johnston, Angela and Ithyle, art, arts, beauty, collodion, craft, culture, design, Fashion, films, Inspiration, movies, photography, style, vintage