Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Links of London: 'All Things Woven'

I am rarely seen without my Links Sweetie Charm Bracelet, however, their latest collection caught my eye with the tag line; 'All Things Woven'. Their new collection of Friendship Bracelets have moved forward from the classic style with some exciting new pieces:

My favourite from the new collection: 'Colour Mix', handwoven colour mix yarns.

Mini Fuchsia 'Skull'

'Double Wrap' Black and Gold

'Effervescence' Purple and Lilac

Sunday, 8 April 2012

'Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations'

An exhibition exploring how the two Italian designers from different eras share similar themes within their work. There will be seven different galleries consisting of images, videos and garments each presenting a different a theme: "Waist Up/Waist Down", "Ugly Chic", "Hard Chic", "Naif Chic", "The Classical Body", "The Exotic Body" and "The Surreal Body". 

Click on the title of this post to take you to the Met Museum site where you will find further information on the exhibition which launches on May 10th.

Image credits: fashionista.com/2012/04/first-look-the-mets-schiaparelli-and-prada-impossible-conversations-exhibit/

"The Exotic Body" - The influence of Eastern cultures

"Hard Chic" - Exploring the influence of menswear

"Waist Up / Waist Down" - Exploring the use of decorative detailing

"The Surreal Body" - How both women affect contemporary images of the female body

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spring Fling

British Summer time officially started today with the change of clocks and with it brought some beautifully sunny weather! I am currently saving my money for a trip to Australia to sample their lifestyle   so should not be buying clothes... but while browsing the shops this weekend in Portsmouth by the sea and a spot of online browsing, if I was going to spend some pennies on a Spring wardrobe these are some favourite pieces...

 Jason Wu
 Markus Lupfer

Miss Selfridge



Alice and Olivia


Monday, 12 March 2012

Katrin Korfmann - Ariel Art

Korfmann explores notions of space and time from a series of ariel shots to create patterns with the people and objects being photographed. 

The tiny pops of colour against the monochrome grounds (and indeed vise verse in Kings College Cambridge) are what draw me  into these beautifully constructed images.

Please follow the link to her website clicking on the title of this post to read more about how she produces her work.

'Running With The Bulls' Pamplona

'What We Believe in Ajax' Amsterdam

'Frank's Office' Hong Kong

'Kings College' Cambridge

'Nickel's Eye' Luanda

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

AW12 LFW Favourites

Basso and Brooke

Louise Gray 

Mary Katrantzou

The coat hanger print in this dress is a real highlight for me proving inspiration and great design can come from even the most inconspicuous of everyday objects!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Friday, 10 February 2012

Jazmin Berakha

Beautiful embroideries which have a hand-drawn quality to them.