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Love the style of Annelie Vandendael, a Belgian-born photographer. She uses very interesting and playful imagery in her pictures like fish, ice-cream and animals. Using a Hasselblad analog camera, she likes to show the realistic nature of her subjects.
She says: “Nowadays it is no longer obvious to see real images because they are all manipulated and photoshopped. Representing real people with their imperfections is far more interesting for me! I depict the human being rather as a piece of nature than as an object. It is a reaction against examples of fashion photography in which the personality of the individual is irrelevant. Therefore I aim to let the authenticity of the body speak for itself. A manipulated body gives us a wrong perception of reality anyway.”
I would love to have a pair of these Marijuana Stockings by Strathcona. The brand specializes in fine printed socks, objects and leisure wear, all of which are limited-edition and original: painted, collaged, photographed or drawn by founder/artist Ryley O’Byrne.
A very cool tribute to calligraphy: The world of contemporary calligraphy inspires the new Persol Calligrapher Edition for eyewear. The featured artist in the company’s latest communication campaign is Paul Antonio, Persol’s official calligrapher and also one of the official Royal calligraphers in London. You can see some more of his excellent calligraphy demonstrations in Persol’s Vimeo channel.
Amazing colors and photography! The classic Italian shoe brand Santoni and the storytelling photographer Simone Bramante (aka @brahmino on Instagram) have joined forces for a new campaign called Tales of Colours. The campaign highlights Santoni’s exclusive service offering the opportunity to create customized shoes in a selection of colours of your choice.
I find the concept behind this collection so interesting! Quick hand sketches with markers have been enlarged and transformed into clothes and shoes. It is the Spring-Summer collection of UK-based designer Edda Gimnes, who just recently graduated from London College of Fashion and has already made an impact as “one of ten Fresh out of Fashion School designers to watch”
OK, maybe these are not really wearable clothes, but only the thought that someone actually came up with the idea and made it happen, is so entertaining!
I just watched the film Iris yesterday. It’s a documentary about Iris Apfel, an extraordinary woman with a very rich life, who is still a fashion icon at 94.
Iris calls herself a “geriatric starlet”. She is known for her flamboyant wardrobe and passion for accessories. She’s also known for her signature enormous glasses. But Iris was more than simply a fashion expert, she was a successful business woman—she and her husband Carl had a great textile company that gave her the opportunity to travel all over the world. Can you believe she took part in design projects at the White House for nine presidents? Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Clinton!
Do yourselves a favor and watch it (you can rent it in iTunes).
As she says: “You only have one trip…. you might as well enjoy it!”
Nick Knight and his team at SHOWstudio have created this beautiful video, using older and unseen footage from Knight’s collaborations with Alexander McQueen. It features some of the designer’s most acclaimed pieces and was created in the occasion of V&A’s exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty. Sadly I did not have the chance to see it, but it turned out to be the most popular show in V&A’s history.