July 28, 2012

BRIAN REA X MARNI




Ok obviously I have a soft spot for naive art. Maybe it's the simplistic and unaffected nature. Maybe it's the fun and imaginative ramblings of an erratic, spontaneous, fun and free mind! Who knows. But I dig it. I also dig Marni, soooo....I want all of this!

Marni is doing a bunch of collaborations they call "Marni's Editions"which is super cute and the above creations are thanks to former New York Times illustrator Brian Rea.

From the Marni blog:

"People, animals and cities are drawn with an unexpected naturalness, result, however, of a careful work of removal. Indeed, for Brian Rea, “less is more” and the cleanness and sharpness of his work is accompanied by a subtle irony, a slight sarcasm which allows him to represent daily reality with a light, refined and truly special touch."
For more check out Brian's website.

RICHIE CULVER @ MORTONS

Natasha Gilbert and I
Tatler Magazine

 Richie Culver
Have you ever really loved anyone?
digital-relief print on tempered glass and bronze mirror
120 x 84 x 1.2 cm
Limited edition of one

So....I am currently in London, interning and working with a very cool art dealer/ agent, named Patrick Barstow. 
We had a Richie Culver piece up for silent auction at the Hideaways Club launch at Morton's members club on Wednesday the 25th. Great night, good champagne and fun people.


July 20, 2012

LOEWE X ANTONIO BALLESTER

Loewe loves a collab. A Spanish collab to be precise. 
Apparently they do a scarf collaboration every year and 2012's lucky guy for the Mantón de Manila silk scarf  is Antonio Ballester Moreno.
Antonio (I am pretending we are on a first name basis here) is based in Madrid and worked on these scarves in his signature fun and childlike/ naive way. Bright, cheerful and authentic they make a great addition to any wardrobe or wall.


The Mantón de Manila is a highly embellished shawl associated with the flamenco traditions of southern Spain, and has been a source of inspiration for Loewe’s silk scarves for generations. 


The original Mantón dates back to the 18th century, when silk scarves embroidered with Taoist symbols were imported from China to Seville via Manila, the capital of the Philippines, which was then a Spanish colony. These Chinese shawls were copied and adapted by Spanish craftspeople, their flying dragons transformed into birds and their exotic flowers replaced with local flora such as roses, daisies and irises. Finally a fringed border was added, giving the mantón a dramatic edge when twirled around the shoulders during flamenco dances. As a Spanish artist with a colourful and decorative style, Loewe thought Antonio Ballester Moreno would be the perfect person to design a new line of silk scarves in the decorative Mantón de Manila tradition.
-My Lifestyle News

July 19, 2012

REPOST! BY FIN FOR TEEN VOGUE!


amy finlayson: by fin



Why did you start your blog?
"I found blogging to be easy way to communicate my thoughts and aesthetics into a vision I love. It's easily edited and I am under total control, which I think is important as I am in an industry where I relinquish a lot of control regarding my image. It's nice to have a forum to express my identity."

What topics do you cover?
"Artist interviews, imagery both professional and personal, image comparisons, reviews of collaborations, simple fun snaps and so on. It's a bit of a mash-up. I am keeping it predominantly as an art and fashion blog. I am sure modeling will come up under the umbrella of the 'fashion' theme, but my aim is to educate regarding fashion and art as overlapping themes and expressions. Fashion gets a bad wrap as an industry with no depth."

Can you describe your writing process?
"I try and keep it simple. People don't want to go to an art blog to read an essay. Short, sweet, interesting, and to the point. It's about the images speaking for themselves as much as they can, and I just clarify and pose questions to elicit interest and evoke emotion."

Do you think that having a blog helps dispel misconceptions about models?
"I think it depends on the blog. Modeling is seen as quite an egocentric profession, and if the blog plays up to that, I think it only acts to solidify stereotypes. All the models I know, however, are exceptionally smart and push the boundaries and preconceived notions regarding modeling and our industry."

See the full article on teenvogue.com

July 10, 2012

TRACEY EMIN FOR BANJO & MATILDA

Tracey Emin
The Kiss
2011
polymer gravure etching on white zerkall paper


Can I just say, I am slightly in love with Tracey Emin. 
Not only is she a fellow print-maker (among many other artistic talents), she is a serious feminist and a freakin' riot. I once watched a chat show and she was totally hammered -It was hilarious. She is part of the YBA's, also known as the Young British Artists that were popular in the late 90's and Tracey is obviously still cool. She never ceases to shock and awe and her two new "one off, limited edition" cashmere cardigans with Aussie cashmere label Banjo & Matilda are right down my alley. 
Check it out below...

Image above thanks to the article in Vogue UK.

For more, buy some stuff here

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