Thursday, 31 January 2013

BRAINFOREST.

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the most relaxing, interesting thing ever?
Steiner & Lenzlinger's installation 'Brainforest' from 2004 which was held in 21st
Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Japan.
I saw another work of theirs in Paris in 2005 at La Maison Rouge called 'Meta Jardin', which
was just as fantastical and had just as many amazing bits and bobs to look at- all in jardin form
of course. I loved it so much that I got the book from the gallery shop and still have it,
somewhere... I always remember seeing photos of the above installation and thinking- 'that's
what I will have in my house when I am older.'

Sorry, 15 year old me- we're still a long way off. I'm still going to have it though, even if it's
when I'm 90 years old.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

BLUE+GREEN.

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Having recently realised that most of my wardrobe consists of either black, white or grey
clothes, I'm looking to some inspiration from some people who know.how.to.dress. I
remember when I was travelling that I would often look into my backpack (aka wardrobe)
and think 'all my clothes are either blue or pink.' Seriously, everything I owned was either
blue, pink- maybe the odd purple- or white, cos ya know- I was in the sun.

It seems that now, (four years later ) (god time flies) I have retracted to the easy option of
monochrome. I mean, my wardrobe isn't all monochrome, just all I seem to wear
from it is.
Now I don't want to start wearing every-colour-under-the-sun-together-because-it's-fun,
but a subtle nod to a rich, luxurious colour is a very chic way of using colour
to your advantage.

Above is Garance Dore's great combination of jean shirt and green parka leather jacket
teamed with a polka dot pencil skirt that pulls the look together in a very elegant and
feminine way. (Plus a Canon 5D camera that I was really lusting over whilst taking
the photo).

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These are Tamu McPherson's Balenciaga heels that have a great blue snakeskin pop of
 colour, which works in brightening up an otherwise very graphic/boring shoe.

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Then Christine Centenera's blue and green patterned and structured sweater that 
compliments her multi length skirt. She is seriously a know it all in the wardrobe 
department. Never boring but never excessive.

Monday, 28 January 2013

COLUMBIA.ROAD.

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Yesterday in photos. I headed to Columbia Road Flower Market to buy myself a new plant.
I think the combination of sunshine and therefore lack of snow brought the crowds as it
was unbelievably busy- I got stranded in the crowd around the best stalls at one point. I
was even bought some hydrangeas as a late house warming. It's always so hard to decide
what you want- especially past 2pm when prices start dropping.

Anyway, I go pretty much every weekend now as it's so close to me so I thought I would
finally bring my camera and to capture what I do at the weekends.



Thanks to Jeremy for the photos of me.

Friday, 25 January 2013

JEN.GIESE.

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FRIDAY PHOTOGRAPHERS

I haven't been keeping up with my Friday Photographers section, (slap on the hand) which
is silly since I spend all day researching them. Easy, really. And beautiful, too.

I came across Jen Giese this week on one of my tumblr session (it's hard to stop 
yourself once you're on).

The last photograph of the cactus and the wall was what caught my attention, and I clicked 
on the link not expecting much but to my delight the rest of Jen's work was just as light. 
Turning the ordinary into the beautiful. 

I always remember 'deciding' I wanted to be a photographer when I was about 9 in Paris. The 
family friend who's flat we were at said 'just photograph what you think is beautiful', with a 
smile. I then spent a good half an hour in the small Parisian toilet trying to photograph the 
vintage wallpaper covering the corners of the wall. I remember my sister laughing at me, and 
I can't even remember the outcome of these shots so they can't have been any good but I 
just remember wanting to turn the ordinary, everyday things I found intriguing into a 
physical photograph that would represent my view on the world. I think that's why Jen's work 
does, it's so simple but also very personal.

Have a look at more of her work here.
I'm also very happy that googling her name made me come across this.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

BACKSTAGE.PASS.

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Browsing through my photos, I realised I hadn't done proper posts from my backstage 
shooting last September in London. (As you know) I love shooting backstage as that's 
what first attracted me to the fashion and photography world (when I used to spend
hours going through the backstage photos on Vogue.co.uk learning all the models'
names).

These are a couple of my favourites from the Maria Grachvogel SS13 show. I love all the 
white, loose shapes and of course the hair. I still want alien plaits.


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

BEAUTY.2013.

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These are my products for this year (well, so far). I get sent quite a bit of stuff through my
job but I rarely end up using everything. Once in a while there are stand out products that I
really like when I test them and I will end up adding to my beauty drawer. These are they.

Up top, SK-II's ultimate perfecting essence is the biggest treat as I certainly wouldn't be
able to afford it myself. It's magic in a bottle.

Second up is Klorane's hair range which is all herbal and natural and just yummy all round.
Smells great- looks great. Easy.

I've recently had the chance to try Jurlique- a brand I hadn't tried before- and I'm now a big
fan. The foaming cleanser and rosewater balancing mist are great companions.

And finally, the product I use on my hair when my curls have got a bit messy under my scarf or
 after a good night's sleep: semisumo from bumble&bumble. I get a big scoop into my hands
and create my curls myself. Life saver.


And yes, I like using that blue horse as a prop, thanks for noticing.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

AU.SOLEIL.

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Zara jacket, COS jeans, Uniqlo poloneck, Chanel bag


When the sun came out on the last day of London Collections: Men, I decided that I should  
actually take some photos of my outfit. Me and Nick found a sun drenched road in Covent
Garden and clickity click he went. Clearly I'm really enjoying this rare bit of warmth- non stop
lolz in da sunshine.


Photos by Nick Shand

Saturday, 19 January 2013

PRE.FALL.2013.

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ACNE
Open topped boots, unshapely two-tone cargo trousers, ridiculously long bag straps
and a load of fur. Need it.

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CELINE
Tailoring, navy, long pleated leather skirts and over the top wedges. YES, please.

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STELLA MCCARTNEY
On point colour combinations, polonecks, patterned coats and elegant motifs.
All the way.

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