Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Gravity is a myth.

Sophie Srej photographed by Vince Baráti for Indie, Winter 2010/2011

I was going to post this whole editorial (which you can see here) but then I realised that the only part that really hooked me was this one photograph. The styling for the whole shoot is great, with platforms like blocks of flats throughout, but this shot is so futuristic and grunge-y and physically impossible that I just love it to death so here you are, sharing is caring. 

Friday, 25 March 2011

Inspiration Friday: I love you more than being seventeen, in the evening sun.

Sources: Foam Magazine, Numéro, 10 Magazine, Amica, Pop, weheartit.com

My Inspiration Friday is very simple this week - sunshine.
There was so much of it today and it just put me in such a unceasingly brilliant mood. It wasn't uncomfortably hot, but just the right temperature to drink iced coffee and wear sun glasses and lie on the grass on Wimbledon common. There isn't much else to say on the matter, except that it has got me looking for the ultimate giant, floppy sunhat.

All I can think about is summer, and I hate summer. I conclude that this will be a short-lived phase, so I will enjoy it whilst it lasts.

P.s. I do realise that it will probably rain tomorrow, such is England.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011


Arizona Muse by Paolo Roversi for Vogue China, April 2011.

This has to be my favourite editorial in a very long time, I love absolutely everything about it.

The styling is incredible. My personal favourite is the lingerie from the collaboration between Gaultier and La Perla. The whole thing is so soft and airy, and with such an unbroken colour palette it takes serious creative talent to keep it engaging. This talent goes by the name of Nicoletta Santoro, who has worked with the longest list of awe-inspiring photographers, and whose work is always so beautifully elegant but still edgy. I especially like she has used flats for every look, which is something of an anomaly in pretty much the whole of the fashion industry.
A lot of the magic in this shoot is provided by Arizona. The brilliant name, the innocent face, the magnificent eyebrows - she's captivating. And here, her hair looks like she's just climbed out of lake, which I think only adds to her charm.
Of course it would be hard to be negative about an editorial shot by Paolo Roversi, but I think his style really stands out here, especially in the eighth shot. The way he captures her eyes looking so piercing quite strikingly reminds me of that photograph of Natalia Vodianova looking back over her shoulder from 2003.

Monday, 21 March 2011

What youth deemed crystal, age finds out was dew.

Earrings and Necklace, made by me. 

I managed to get some things done yesterday, which is hugely unusual for me on a Sunday.

I actually got a bit of my never ending pile of art homework done, although that did mean I spent the entire day in my pyjamas eating cereal. In the middle of this weird, motivated spell I was rummaging for oil pastels and I found a little bag of crystals that I had been generously allowed to keep after being forced to sift through mud on a school trip to Derbyshire when I was thirteen. By this time, my concentration on my art homework was waning and I thought it might be fun to put them to good use and I made these really simple earrings and necklace.

I know they're so very hipster, but I rather like them.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Sweet lilac air.

Silk tie top, Gap;  Tie-dye jumper, Gap;  Bag, Market Stall in Venice.

A real clothes post! A rarity, I know, I'm sorry. 

The last week or so has been largely bright and sunny, and everything looks so pretty in the light. I've kind of found myself drawn to pale, icecream-y colours, specifically lilac. And, of course, my absolute inability to control myself has led to a sudden swell in reckless, mauve-centric shopping. Give me a few weeks and I'm sure I'll get sick of lavender, but I do think my love for this bag will be pretty enduring. 

Sunday, 13 March 2011



You do soft-core gothic really, really well. 

You make being involved in both the fashion and music industries work.

I have a soft spot for people with really dark hair. And I want yours.

You own those Chanel gun heel shoes that I've been in love with forever.

You are beautiful. 

Source; general googling. 

Friday, 11 March 2011

Inspiration Friday: Those who tell the stories, rule the people (Navajo proverb)

Sources; google.com, beemanjewelrydesign.com, flickr.com, medicinemangallery.com

My inspiration this week are the Navajo people, the second largest Native American tribe of North America. As well their rich and interesting culture and history, the area I find most fascinating are their two main forms of art - silverwork and weaving.

The Navajo people have been creating silver jewellery since the 1800s. I love the chunky designs which often incorporate turquoise, and I think the pieces show such incredible craftsmanship and talent. Navajo weaving traditions go even further back, to the eighteenth century. They weave on upright looms and the blankets and fabrics show brightly coloured triangular designs. I'm very rarely one for bold colours, but I think they're stunning. I also love the thinking behind them - that the common four-fold symmetry represents traditional ideas of harmony.

And despite supposedly giving up shopping for a while, I'm very much tempted by this backpack.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Sometimes in our confusion, we see not the world as it is, but the world though eyes blurred by the mind.

Hyoni Kang and Ming Xi photographed by Will Davidson for Dazed & Confused, February 2011

I love this story, it's so pretty and mysterious. The black and white shots are my favourites, such interesting shapes.