Friday, September 30, 2011
I Love Michelle Williams. Ever since I first saw her falling around drunk on Dawson's Creek, I thought, this girl is going to be a star.
Her latest film, My Week with Marilyn, opening later this month, and I'm really looking forward to seeing this film, and this woman, take on such an iconic role.
Shot by the wonderful Annie Leibovitz, Vogue captures the charisma that Marilyn had, and what made her the world's first true Movie star!
Thursday, September 29, 2011
So a few weeks back my amazingly talented friend, Ciara K, said she was working on an arts project and asked if I wanted to get involved. I said yes before she had finished asking the question. I knew if Ciara was involved, that the end result would be amazing.
The project is an online arts magazine, feature up and coming Irish Artists (all forms and medias). It will also have a consistent events guide (has anyone seen the Culture Fox website, its god awful).
Down the line, we are hoping to put the best of our content into print form, whether that is a book or a magazine, its to be decided.
What we do know is that we need content. So here is an open call for your, YES YOUR, work. Your ideas, your concepts, your views, your thoughts.
Please send on your work to firstname.lastname@example.org and come Like us on Facebook
When two creatives collide, it usually results in a stunning piece of work, and the glove above is no exception. The collaboration between legendary style icon Daphne Guinness and fine jeweller Shaun Leane took over four years to be realized. Named Contra Mundum (translated as Against the World), the armour-inspired gauntlet is made up of more than a thousand grams of gold and is set with over 5,000 pavé white diamonds.
Named after his girlfriend’s hit song, the sportswear editorial “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” stars Spanish model Andres Velencoso Segura, shot by Milan Vukmirovic. The series appeared in the recent 20th issue of L’Officiel Hommes.
If this doesn't give you motivation to hit the gym, then I don't know what will.
I picked up this frame in the Somalia Shop a few weeks back, it was down the bottom of a bin and had no picture inside of it. What it did have however was a 50 cent price sticker, which was reason enough for me to buy it.
When I got home I flipped through old issues of i-D magazine I came across ‘Le Saut dans le Vide’ (Leap into the Void) by French artist Yves Klein. I love this image so much, the idea of free falling, and the pain that comes after it. It needed to be framed.
What I didn't Love however was the frame, so dark and clunky looking. Everytime I looked at the Black & White image itself, it felt to me so much more depressing.
Luckily I had some gold paint left over from my CHAIR, and it was all it look to give the frame a new lease of life. I just gave the frame one quick coat, using a sponge to apply the paint, so it wouldn't leave and brush strokes, just a stained effect.
I Love how it now looks on the Wall of Frame. It doesn't look dark or heavy, and the gold does what its meant to do, it frames the image, and doesn't subtract.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
J.W Anderson describes his design aesthetic as; “Things that can be borrowed from a man to a woman and from a woman to a man.”
In his S/S12 collection, you can very much see what he meant by this statement, his clothes are a mix of fragility, yet look strong and domineering. Not only is he a rising Irish talent, but he has the skill to become a global talent.
While the womenswear gets all the attention at LFW, its menswear shows are rarely reported on, which is a shame, because some of the most exciting shows of LFW have been for the boys.
Christopher Shannon's SS12 collection was a mix of his trademark sports and urban wear, mixed with contrasting patterns and colour palettes.
Like if the boys from Shameless when on a spree in Brown Thomas, I'd imagine this is what they'd come out with.
US PowerGays (Trendy Wendy Edition) Alexander Wang (The Provocateur), writer/director Dustin Lance Black (The Missionary) and photographer Ryan McGinley (The Dreamer) feature on the October 2011 cover of OUT Magazine, shot by David Needleman.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Jamaica has Grace. Ireland has Roisin. America has Gaga. and now England has its very own new reigning Queen of cool, Nicola Roberts.
Nicola became my favourite Loud Girl when a reporter that had earlier insulted bandmate Sarah in his article, asked why she was being so grumpy during an interview... Nicola simply responded "Because I don't talk to cunts" and ever since then, a legend was born.
Noted for doing her own thing, Nicola is undoubtable the most fashion forward of the band, and has been a champion of you UK designers. She highlighed the dangers of Tanning salons in a BBC3 documentary, and gave gingers all over the country a new hero to aspire to...
Last night while performing in London's G-A-Y she continued her Urban Fairytale theme, with Repunzle like hair, and a great pair heels.
Nicola's album, Cinderella Eyes, was released Friday in Ireland, and on Monday in the UK. and it is very, VERY good! The lyrics are honest and refreshing, like a less crazed Lily Allen.
My favourite track from the Album, so hard to choose... Probably Gladiator!