Monday, August 13, 2012

Legendary beauty

Have found Marilyn's photos the one of her young.
Diva of all. She kept her innocence all over her life.
Good times and big nostalgia.





Monday, June 11, 2012

V+A / 20's century costume.


Finally, I have visited reopened fashion part of Victoria and Albert museum.

Historical overview of fashion trends up until modern day's collections, which became a part of fashion history. Indeed, that's a great starting point to deep into fashion history. It has the most memorable garments of 20's century.
Obviously the exhibition is focused on London's fashion and it's designers such as the king of fashion Alexander McQueen and on city's remarkable store BIBA. In any way influential french designers took most of the space. Particularly impressed  50's "New Look", to see all those garments by Christian Dior and more simplified dresses by Balenciaga was miracle. Apart from garments presented illustrations by Karl Lagerfeld, pages and covers of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar always interesting to see in life. Elsa Schiaparelli's ad campaign was the key delight of the exhibition, just something what you most probably won't find and pay attention by googling.
Well in a few words, just great light composition of must see pieces of fashion history.

 McQueen a/w 1997-98
 Christian Dior "the NEW LOOK" 1945-50s'
 Balenciaga 50s'
 Vogue, September 1964 and "Space Age" sunglasses by Oliver Goldsmith Eyewear, 1968
Ad for Vogue, Elsa Schiaparelli parfume "Sleeping" by Marcel Vertes, 1939

Generally talking V+A always impressed me with it's diversity and modernity. That's one of those secret places which you prefer to keep for you and your only "most deserved to be initiated friends". The caffe is the place to visit. Posh, simultaneously chilling with a very reserved prices and life instrumental music.

Caffe

I assume that's the way art should be! V+A keeps it to be approachable to anyone and everyone. As the true museum is not a place of business, it's a house of art which should be available for public to enjoy and presented for appreciation, isn't it?!

For reference:
http://www.vam.ac.uk/  is good for browsing and learnings. And if you live in London or plan to visit it, I recommend you to sing up for news letters. They are normally sent weekly to inform about all the up-comming events and exhibitions. Indeed a lot of things are going on, such as flamenco guitar concert or interesting talks and studies.

Good to know!

All the pictures and comments have been taken prom V+A exhibition.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy fast!

For all christians, who is starting today or have already started this longest fast, my little thought to you! This lovely simple picture, photographed by great Irving Penn, is perfect to start off with!
Actually everyone, enjoy the picture! I love it! Minimalistic and very straight forward...

Have a lovely monday!



Saturday, February 25, 2012

Diamond


What is real freedom, do we actually want it? If it's something achievable or just a dream we want to obtain. Aren't we too framed to a certain chain of consequences, clich├ęs and world-widely excepted regulars. Keeping eye of fashion is there real freedom anymore. Isn't a fashion about self experiencing and experimenting or maybe identifying your own identity. But realistically, do we really see everyday so many creatives walking around in an artistic clothes and having fun about their style. Instead, only the most brave ones having their items creatively mixed with eye-catching colours and patterns. Even in a fashion industry, such a frame where name and price can decide a lot by excusing it with a quality.
Following fashion we following frame, some styles we are more familiar with and we take it to apply and accomplish as our own creation, even though it has been repeated million times before you. Didn't you ever think that life is too repetitive?

Just during this LFW, VAUXHALL FASHION SCOUT, I have realised how much I enjoyed to see an individuality, independence...  On the exhibition of young designers, making first steps towards their dream, shown all those amazing pieces with (yet) unknown label on, but with an incredible idea! Why clothes has to have a heritage only from a companies and designers... I enjoy irreplaceable elegance, beauty, which everyone see in its own way...

1.  2.3.

Thanks for creativity to:
2/3. Prose

Why don't we pay more attention to distinction, uniqueness?
What about thinking about your own individual style? Just you and your inspirations, let say... streets, flowers, countries, characters of books, music, smells, your own memories, family, your roots, time... the true inspiration not repetitive from someone...
The way you feel yourself and this world...
Truly... you and yourself... Individual as a diamond!


IRVING PENN, Faucet Dripping Diamonds