Friday, 31 October 2014

JULIA VERO - HOW DOES IT FEEL?



Swedish artist Julia Vero is most definitely one to watch and listen to, with her latest release ‘How Does It Feel’ delivering a stirring fusion of pop and rock set within a deep electronic soundscape. It's also one of those love x survival anthems, instantly gripping your emotions. 
Watch the official lyric video below.




 

A SHADED READING: DIANE PERNET x DAPHNE DU MAURIER



Diane Pernet should win the 'Best Halloween Costume' award every year in my opinion, and just in time for the day of all things spooky, here she is reading an extract of 'The Birds' by English author and playwright Daphne du Maurier.

If you haven't read the book, it's possibly one of the most menacing tales in 20th-century fiction, so what better time to give yourself a fright - watch 'A Shaded Reading' below.




 

Monday, 27 October 2014

FASHION ON FILM: CHANEL x TREVOR UNDI



Fancy seeing what's been going down at the House of Chanel over the past two years?

Well watch this short film below entitled Revue '14 from director Trevor Undi set to a stirring orchestral score by Gabriel Yared, which blends recent campaigns with archival footage and 
behind-the-scenes creative action, including Karl Lagerfeld looking more and more like an old timey piano player every day - one from an episode of American Horror Story.

There's just one thing missing in this film though.... où est le chat?
Choupette is officially the only furry thing Karl sees which doesn't make him think of a Chanel stole he can sell to an Upper East Side housewife for ridiculous money. 
Quel dommage Choupette!




 

Friday, 24 October 2014

VIDEO: ALEXANDER WANG x H&M



What do you get when you put football player Andy Carroll in an old underground theatre in Islington with supermods Isabeli Fontana, Raquel Zimmermann, Joan Smalls and Natasha Poly?

Answer: a short fashion film to promote the H&M x Alexander Wang collaboration, which is like watching a bunch of supermods auditioning for a role in The Matrix Reloaded... loaded again. 

It's a clever way of highlighting the performance-wear functionalities in the collection and as Wang himself says, 'representing strong, heroic women who are almost superhuman' - which is basically all women then.

Set to an original Diplo track, watch the film below and the interactive version is available to see now at hm.com. The range will be available in selected H&M stores worldwide and online from 6th November.










 

Thursday, 16 October 2014

VISIONAIRE x GAP x FRIEZE LONDON


Tying in with the recent opening of Frieze London, and proving that art like fashion, is for everyone - GAP has launched its final four-part collaboration with Visionaire magazine.

Featuring fifteen classic limited edition t-shirts and sweatshirts screen printed with iconic artwork and photography taken from the Visionaire archives - the collection includes images by Diana Vreeland, Steven Klein, Pierre et Gilles, Ruben Toledo, Marco Brambilla, Massimo Vitali, Alicja Kwade, Anna Blessman & Peter Saville, Cai-Guo Qiang, Catherine Chalmers, Christopher Bucklow, David Armstrong, Glenn Brown, Greg Foley and Sharon Ellis.

The Visionaire x Gap ART Collection is currently being showcased at The Gap Lounge, Frieze London until 18th October, where you can interact with the space and pre-order the pieces before they launch in stores next week. You can also see the collection in its entirety HERE.


Diana Vreeland


Massimo Vitali

Steven Klein

Pierre et Gilles

Christopher Bucklow

 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

JE NE SAIS QUOI x CAROLINE DE MAIGRET



Let's face it, most of us have probably experienced that envious moment sitting outside Café de Flore watching the world (and countless beautiful French people) go by, wondering how we could possibly be more Parisian - and no, five Le Saint Germain's later it doesn't involve mumbling Merde! at Barnard your taxi driver because you forgot the name of your hotel.


There are many ways in which you can adopt a stylish laissez-faire attitude and none of them involve dousing yourself in a bath or beauty product which goes by the name of 'Paris Amour', eating more French toast and French fries, or marrying a smarmy French playboy whose trust fund is bigger than the cellar of champagne he gifts every girl he woos (Cheryl Cole, say no more). 


Here is model, muse, record label founder and all-round perfect Parisian, Caroline De Maigret, with her top 10 ways of how to achieve that je ne sais quoi - No 1 will make you laugh hard, especially if you work in fashion, hashtag #beentheredonethat.
Let's also hope Kim and Kanye have seen this, then we might be spared their très un-Parisian sloppy breasts hanging out on the front row at Lanvin ever again. Quelle horreur.




 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

FRÄULEIN LANGE x DAVID BOWIE'S LIFE ON MARS

Photo © Imagenet

The last season of American Horror Story sadly didn’t end with all of the Kardashians moving into the house and joining the coven, but maybe they'll surprise us in the finale of the latest season instead, entitled Freak Show - umm, will the real Bruce Jenner please stand up.

But enough about endings, because the new fourth season just aired in the US, (UK screens can see it on Oct 21st) and as we hoped, it's already full of those 'what the hell is going on here?' moments. 
Bringing washed-up dame du jour's back, Jessica Lange’s latest reincarnation is as Elsa Mars, the leader of a troupe of circus freaks who has recently recruited satin-clad conjoined twins (played by Sarah Paulson). There's also Angela Bassett with three breasts (Jocelyn Wildenstein’s private plastic surgeon would be proud), Evan Peters binding his fingers together with transparent scotch tape and a bearded Kathy Bates - yes I'm soooo over those ugly front face hipster merkins too - but for some reason, big bushy facial hair on Kathy is totally ok with me.

If you hate twisty clowns and circus creeps then maybe avoid this Freak Show, but it's worth a look just to see Jessica Lange's cheek bones alone. 
Watch her as Elsa performing David Bowie's Life On Mars below - think Marlene Dietrich if she suddenly developed a passion for pastel eyeshadow.

Oh and please can the weird, twisted minds of Ryan Murphy and David Lynch get together for the new series of Twin Peaks. Thank you.




 

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