“I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass Tim Walker, Vogue Italia August 2012, Vogue 1960, After the Night Tumblr, Anothermag, Vogue Italia March 2013 Miles Aldridge.
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 […]
Denim inspiration can’t get any better than Current & Elliot’s “Denim Story“. The book, published by Rizzoli, features cut offs, boyfriends to bell-bottoms, dungarees to skinnies – it’s denim heaven! And if your a retro queen, never fear, there are some fabulous images of James Dean, Marilyn, Jane Birkin and Brigitte Bardot. The only thing missing is Nick Kamen in his boxers! (David Gandy take note, less is definitely more 😉 ) All photos by Hilary Walsh
Categories: Book Reviews, Fashion, Illustration • Tags: bell-bottoms, books, Boyfriend jeans, culture, Current and Elliot, Denim Story, Fashion, fashion illustration, film, films, illustration, Inspiration, marilyn monroe, photography
I’ve been feeling so guilty of late from my lack of posting, so I was delighted when I found Ivy Jacobsen’s paintings on Pinterest, they are so beautiful they just have to be shared. There’s a real sense of underwater tranquility – totally mesmerising! For some reason, perhaps due to the murky backdrops, “The Waterbabies” comes to mind. I’m just waiting for a little mermaid to pop out out of a giant Allium.
I was reminded today that posts have been a little sparse of late. So I thought it was about time I showed you what I’ve been up to the last three months. One of the assignments at LCF was to compose a blog where all our written pieces could sit – an umbrella, one could say, with a central theme. Not an easy task, when your interviewing whoever you can get hold of, and just hoping that you might come […]
Categories: Fashion, Illustration, vintage • Tags: Antonio Lopez, art, arts, Autumn Whitehurst, books, Cecilia Carlstedt, craft, culture, design, Fashion, fashion illustration, illustration, Inspiration, Jason Brooks, Laura Laine, photography, Richard Haines, Sandra Suy, style, vintage
Leafing through Harper’s Bazaar España (which I’m becoming a huge fan of), I recognised the illustrative work of Barcelona based Sandra Suy. You might recognise some of her work from the illustrations commissioned for Chloe’s sixtieth birthday? A regular on most fashion illustration pinterest boards, particularly my own, she seems to capture the most feminine, almost feline qualities of our gender – and without doubt, the best dressed! With commissions from Missoni, Zara, L’Oreal and Truimph, it’s a clear sign […]
Categories: Fashion, Illustration, vintage • Tags: art, arts, beauty, books, Chloe, craft, culture, design, Fashion, fashion illustration, Glamour, illustration, Inspiration, Magazines, Missoni, photography, Sandra Suy, style, Triumph, vintage, Zara
If your into the likes of House Doctor and Ferm Living then you’ll love Emma Fexus’s book Northern Delights, which features some of the créme de la créme of Scandinavian Design. You may well recognise the author as Emma from Emma’s Design blog – one of Sweden’s oldest design focused blogs and a fierce pinner! Some of the homes featured are a little on the minimal side (not ideal for a vintage hoarder like myself) but I could definitely see […]
Categories: Interiors, vintage • Tags: art, arts, books, craft, culture, design, diy, Emma's Design Blog, Inspiration, Interiors, lifestyle, Northern Delights, photography, shopping, style, travel, vintage
I watched the documentary Diana Vreeland – The Eye Has To Travel over the weekend and it is an absolute must-see. I was totally transfixed from beginning to end. “I was the most hideous thing in the world”, Diana Vreeland told an interviewer in 1977 and perhaps because of this, she became the champion of the eclectic woman and the unconventional beauties of the world. I won’t spoil her story here, you must definitely watch the film, but she was well […]
Categories: 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970, Book Reviews, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: 1920s, 1930s, 1950s, 1960s, art, arts, beauty, books, celebrities, culture, Diana Vreeland, Entertainment, Fashion, fashion illustration, film, films, Glamour, Inspiration, movies, photography, style, The Eye has to travel, vintage, vogue
I love this picture by Sieff (1985), so simple but with the shadows from the window, so clever. I wanted to see if I could capture the same effect, particularly the shadows of the netting but I think it’s more of a “inspired by” rather than a copy – the shadows are slightly different and she seems considerably more melancholy than the original. I was listening to Baby I’m Broke by Lucky Soul, I guess it infected my mood! Great […]