Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Obrigado Saudade

Contrast this story from December's German Vogue to the one I posted a few days ago.  I can't decide which clothes I want to try on more, so i'm going to go for everything. I do prefer this dark, smudged, painterly shoot to the candyfloss vibrancy below, though.

(Found here)

Pamela Love

In case all my talk of Christmas and pretty dresses was making you feel a bit sick, I decided to feature something altogether more scary. Pamela Love studied at Tisch with a concentration on set design, but ended up getting into jewellery because she couldn't find anything she wanted to wear. Her talons, skulls and claws are now stocked at far flung boutiques like Collette, Maria Luisa and Opening Ceremony. 

(Read a more in-depth interview with her here)

Selphie Bong

I stumbled across Selphie Bong, who has been showing at Bali Fashion Week (which i didn't actually know existed if I'm honest) since 2007. Jewel tones and reflective fabrics don't really appeal to me per se. It might be linked to my festive feelings, but the unusual cut and tailoring of her clothes made me want to write about her. That and the fact that she's my age (21) and has designed 5 collections!

(The guy looks a little strange but he's got a bit of the Gareth Pugh's happening)

Friday, 21 November 2008

Dear Santa...

Please bring me these Marchesa dresses. Now that I've seen them, I won't be able to celebrate the festive season without at least one. Thanks in advance, Rachael.

Unbelievable Fashion

(Found here)

This photoshoot from Vogue U.K. is so cool. Featuring avant-garde designs from (as one might expect) Galliano, McQueen, Thierry Mugler, Viktor&Rolf and Issy Miyake. I'm going to get married in the first dress, ears and all.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Tiger Lily & Tiny Teeth

Larkin Grimm - Parplar (thanks kindred)

I hardly ever look at Flickr, I don't have one and it confuses me. I hate having to trawl through millions of mediocre photographs by random people. Sometimes I accidentally stumble across a gem, though. This little English girl makes the most average things appear magical, something I have neither the eye nor the patience (nor the camera) to carry out. She continues to create fairytales over at the unicorn diaries. (her post on A Little Princess - the film that always cheers me up no matter what is happening - won me over immediately).

PJ Harvey

I have a feeling that I've linked to this song before, but probably when I averaged two readers a day, so here it is again. I know that White Chalk was released last year, but it's something I like to return to a lot, especially now that the trees are bare and everything is covered in frost. PJ Harvey has transformed from a rock diva to a puff sleeved, wailing recluse (I mean this in the best possible way.) Contrast the song above, from her 2007 album, to the video below, from 2000's 'Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea.' I much prefer her reinvention to, say, Madonna's- a female who evidently believes the passing sands of time give her the right to reveal more and more of her grisly pubic bone. Not that I would ever ask beautiful Polly Jean to cover up... I look forward to her next incarnation.

"Good Fortune"