Thursday, 17 December 2009

Kid's Rip

Arlo Weiner is the son of Matt Weiner, who created Mad Men. If this kid grew a beard, he could easily be a hipster dwarf, walking through London Fields. He might even get himself a demi-cougar girlfriend who is twice his age, being like 16. It's unbelievable this new generation of kids. I'm sure Los Angeles wannabe stylists must be making a career out of putting heels on Suri now. Between Suri, Shiloh, Arlo and that little girl called Tavi who was on the cover of Pop Magazine earlier this year, kids are putting us adults to shame.

New York State of Mind| Jay-Z | Alicia Keys

I can't get enough of this song!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

God Save the Queen and Roger Vivier Revamp

The Philo Touch

Phoebe Philo is making fashion history again, this time at Celine.

Her first collection - in-store now - is Resort, and brought something both tough and chic to the house that is consistent in both the collection and the creative direction of the advertising campaign.

Philo's philosophy for the revamp - simplicity is key. Philo told WWD of the collection. "I wanted to sort things out. This collection felt like a solid start."

Following on from Resort, Philo presented another well received Spring/Summer collection in Paris in October. Cementing her theme "contemporary minimalism" she was again, bang on trend with what press and buyers were desperately looking to see in a somewhat disappointing season.

Moving the houses headquarters to London, the new look Celine may be quoted as a "clean up" on behalf of this talented British designer, but what she has achieved so far also defines exactly what women want right now, and doesn't necessarily apply only to fashion. Something which is practical, clean, minimalistic and well made. The low fuss, low budget campaign says it all.

Hong Kong Colour

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Daniel Boyd

After seeing Dan, Belle and baby Enid over the weekend, I decided it was about time I posted some of Daniel's paintings. Daniel Boyd's career has really taken off in Australia over the past few years, so keep an eye out.

His work is centered on questioning the romantic notions that surround the birth of Australia. The irony in which he manipulates written textbook theory and actually addresses the very real brutality of the colonization of Australia is done in such a playful way that you can't help but be proud of this young, Indigenous Australian artist.

He is my friend, but I also really dig his work. It makes me proud to be Australian and excited to be back home supporting the arts.

Well done Dan - praise the lord - you are joining the dots on jesus, turning eurocentric views upside down and using Sadé and Al Green lyrics as your slogan to do so - we are all so proud of you!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Dead Man's Bones

With Halloween on the way, you'll love this album. I'm quite taken by the haunted costumes of the children's choir!

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Town is a men's magazine which launched the careers of influential photographers such as David Bailey, Terence Donavan and Don McCullin in the sixties. The art direction of this magazine (the covers in particular) are my new obsession.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Mcqueen - Finally!

Alexander McQueen's collection was wow. Thank goodness someone came along and blew spring/summer 2010 out of the water. The prints, shapes and overall flow of the collection was superb. Also highlighting the collaboration between hairstylist, Guido Palau and Chanel beauté Creative Director, Peter Phillips, which could be interpreted as a modern take on Queen Elizabeth I. With touches of Pre- Raphaelite inspired colour ways and shapes this season, we also saw McQueen's signature approach to corsetry and digital prints. I give this collection the thumbs up.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Back to Paris - Givenchy Spring 2010

Ricardo Tisci is someone I respect as a designer, but what's happened this season? I have two words for you – disposable trends. When you dissect this collection in theory it's filled with beautiful pieces, just too large an assortment of stories to dissect. Even so, the black and white stripes; white-on-white tailoring; tribal new-rave prints; draping and pointy hats all had appeal. Tisci gave the glossy's enough to keep their pages looking interesting this season I have no doubt. However, if the feat of a collection is holding one central story-line, Givenchy's rallied-up at least seven. This is more trends than you could poke a stick at in Top Shop probably!


Abolishing black studs and hard edge this season Marc Jacobs presented us with the celestial fairy.


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