Although I'm not particularly a fan of Supreme I am a fan of a Gaga and as she STILL seems to be everywhere at the minute (Just Dance came out in 2008- it may be time to move on..) she is the new face of Supreme! Anyway, I like the ad's:
Today I have been blown away by the beeeeautiful pictures of Melissa Tammerijin (she is definately on to watch I think!) in the editorial "A Dreamy Touch" in Italian Vogue Feb 2011. As well as the gorgeous clothes I think the photography and styling is perfect! I love the lighting and withered flowers in her hair in the second image- definately my fave!
Today I watched a documentary called McQueen and I that was originally broadcast on More4 on Friday 25th Feb at 9pm. I am already a huuuuge fan of McQueen but this was an absolutely great programme not about his death but about his life! It was brilliant listening to his friends and family about his career and probably the best part was hearing from Isabella Blow- who I knew fairly little about before this. I recommend this to ANY and ALL McQueen fans.
No, this isn't another cheesy RIP McQueen post. Well it kind of is but..
I want this: Visionaire 58 spirit "A tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen: In the spirit of Lee Alexander McQueen, contributors including Nick Knight, Lady Gaga, Steven Klein, Mario Sorrenti, Steven Meisel, Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, David Sims, Mario Testino, Sean Ellis and Sebastian Faena, share images inspired by his unbridled creativity.This limited edition collection of images is printed on paper embedded with wildflower seeds. When planted, watered, and given sun, the pages blossom. The collection of images live inside a hand-made, bronze appliqued, silk satin covered box."
Charles Anastase is another designer I have noticed recently. He was originally an illustrator but branched into designing more recently. He has pretty much made it already with "it" girls Keira Knightley, Chloe Sevigny, Emma Watson and Alexa Chung as fans!
Candy Jernigan is a New York born artist who's work I've found to be particularly interesting. I am currently studying DVC (Design and Visual Culture) for this we are to produce an A1 board to present and I have chosen to do mine on her. Her work is really simple, by which I mean she just collects things. There is a book of her work called Evidence- and that is her work. She collects menial things as evidence of her existance- these can be leaflets from places she visits to fag butts she finds.
Issa London's AW11 is fairly eye-catching and its a bit of a buzz word at the minute due to all the hype about Kate Middletons wedding dress. Issa is said to be one of Kate's favourite designers and must be loving the attention after Kate was in an Issa dress when Wills proposed. I guess well just have to wait and see...
I am loving the looks on Mulberry's AW11 catwalk; makes winter not look so depressing after all! This definately shows that, although, they specialise in beautiful bags there is much more to the brand. The whole collection flows really well and seems very British. Kind of reminds me of a grown up Alexa Chung...
After looking through images of this years London Fashion Week my designer to keep and eye on is Bora Aksu. He is a Turkish born designer who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2002. His graduate show and each show after has been highly regarded. I love his work because it has quite a futuristic feel and reminds me of some earlier Hussein Chalyan collections. I can definately see him having a great career; these are my favourites from his SS11:
I've been looking over the fashion weeks happening, well, everywhere this week and noticed the make-up at Vivienne Westwood. It was done by Alex Nox (who I'd admittidly never heard of) but after looking at her work a bit more closely its really beautiful!
I am not particularly interesed in photography and so don't know many notable photographers but one that really stands out to me is David La Chapelle, he has worked with people like Elton John and Pamela Anderson and creates really bright, in-you-face photos. I love him so much because the photos are so playful even when depiciting controversial subjects- his photos are instantly recognisable.