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 […]
Categories: Dance, Fashion • Tags: art, arts, Barbican, burlesque, culture, dance, design, Dita Von Teese and Jean Paul Gaultier, Entertainment, Fashion, film, films, Glamour, Inspiration, Jean Paul Gaultier, photography, shopping, style, vintage
Nobody did glamour like Anita Ekberg. Like a slinky silver fox she sashayed her way across the screen. Never will a sweetheart bust-line ever look so good!
Categories: 1950s, 1960s, Fashion, Photography2, vintage, Vintage Inspiration • Tags: anita ekberg, art, arts, beauty, culture, Entertainment, Fashion, film, films, Frederico Fellini, Glamour, La Dolce Vita, movies, photography, style, vintage
Other Stories have just released their online spring summer fashion story, featuring a bohemian parisian in an amazing apartment…..who happens to be slightly unhinged! But never mind that…look at the clothes. They are oh so good. Apparently there is a subtext, which points to the changes that need to be made to the way in which women are portrayed both in, and by the fashion industry. Hmmm…think I missed that bit – probably too busy looking at the clothes!
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
Nobody does tux dressing like Janelle Monae (or funky moves for that case!) And if this has inspired you, get the look from the high-street: Janelle Monae: ASOS Marky Leather Brogues £35 YSL Le Smoking, Kate Moss: Zara Studio Jacket £129 Coco Chanel: Mango Contrast Chiffon Bow Blouse £31.49 Happy Shopping!
Categories: Fashion, Music, vintage • Tags: art, Coco Chanel, dance, design, Entertainment, Fashion, Inspiration, Janelle Monae, Kate Moss, music, photography, shopping, style, Tuxedo, vintage, YSL le smoking
Delving into Marc LaGrange’s “Diamonds and Pearls” is a bit like delving into Anais Nin’s “Delta of Venus”. Anything is possible! Part eroticism, part burlesque and part grunge, his work has touch of Helmut Newton meets a Maharaja’s Folie Bergére. Sepia shots of kohl-eyed, diamond adorned, voluptuous bodies against gritty or theatrical backdrops. A particularly magnetic combination. Personally, I prefer the single portraits like the ones below, but some of the scenarios LaGrange cooks up are more than a little intriguing and, […]
Categories: Book Reviews, Fashion, Photography2, vintage • Tags: burlesque, craft, culture, dance, design, Diamonds and Pearls, Entertainment, Fashion, Glamour, Inspiration, Marc LaGrange, photography, style, vintage