I am so obsessed with American singer Lissie that today (when I was supposed to be working) I bought the last ticket to her show at the London ICA... LITERALLY the last ticket, not caring that I'd be going alone. If you buy one album this year get Catch a Tiger. If you download one song from ITunes get 'When I'm Alone.' Incidentally if anyone else has got a ticket to the ICA gig and wants to hang out, let me know.
Saturday, 26 June 2010
Friends, readers, loved ones... It's my 23rd birthday on 9th August, I've just landed my dream PR job and I think I deserve a treat. I'd like to request a copy of this book. Rare Bird of Fashion: The Irreverent Iris Apfel chronicles part of the amazing clothing and accessory collection of one of New York's most iconic women.
A true original: this lavishly photographed book captures the style of American fashion maverick Iris Apfel, who, over the past forty years, has cultivated a personal chic that is exuberantly idiosyncratic. Combining genres, colours, textures and patterns without regard to period, provenance or, ultimately, aesthetic convention, she is one of the few style icons of our time. Here, in over ninety sumptuous colour plates, Eric Boman shows off a selection of her extraordinary outfits on wittily posed mannequins.
Now for your viewing pleasure - a few shots of the icon in action:
Friday, 25 June 2010
I came across a fair few amazing items when I was gift hunting for my other half before our six year anniversary on 4th June. One thing I will say is that I'm glad Urban Outfitters has branched out into strange, retro framed animal portraiture. I don't know how I lived without them. I also love the realistic photography avec carefully chosen chairs.
Thursday, 24 June 2010
The Sartorialist has introduced a project whereby he posts vintage photos that readers send in. I think this is a fantastic idea, yielding great photos with very interesting stories. The photo below particularly caught my eye...
All I know is that it's someone's parent on her honeymoon. It looks like she's having the best time.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Thursday, 3 June 2010
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
Sally Mann's 1992 series 'Immediate Family' caused an uproar in America when it was released. Through the book documenting her three children (some naked) she was accused of child pornography. The controversy seemed to blow over quite quickly, not least when Time Magazine named her America's best photographer in 2001. I am having a moment of love for Sally, and I think her children look cool. What do you reckon?
Fellow Londoners can see Sally's exhibitions 'The Family and the Land' at the Photographer's Gallery in Soho between 18th June and 18th September. See you there!