Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Last night I watched the 70s documentary, 'Grouipes', after much hype and anticipating mega outfit inspiration to be honest it wasn't all that great. The girls came off as CRAZY and the extended band performances were a bit surplus to requirements, but it sent me off on a google mission this morning, where I found some amazing images.
My favourite groupie in the film was Miss Harlow, pictured in the last 2 photos, her beyond backcombed hair, 20s ephemera and spaced out attitude were entrancing and intriguing.
If you haven't read it the Pamela De Barres autobiography 'I'm With The Band' is a great insight into the scene and the girls surrounding all those rock stars.
Monday, 23 May 2011
My friend Jennifer gave me a head's up on this conceptual holiday project in Joshua Tree California, and set up alongside artist Andrea Zittel's A-Z West residency.
The idea of going on holiday with the basic necessities, surrounded by the "lunar-like" environment of Joshua Tree is becoming more and more appealing, especially if you have the added bonus of staying in a small futuristic space capsule looking caravan!
Check out the website here: www.wagonstationvacation.com
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Check out Jerome's shoes here; www.jeromecrousseau.com
See the full article here; www.elle.com
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
Monday, 16 May 2011
I live in Dalston, which is in east London, which seems to have turned into pop-up central of late & yesterday I went to check out the Urban Fog pop-up tea house/ installation.
It was great, and made me feel like I don't turn things into installation pop-ups as much as I should! It is housed in a pre-planning permission building, where the interior has been recreated into a gauzy/ hazy tunnel-like space, with little triangular seating pockets where you can sip your tea from jam jars.
The experience is much better than my description. it's on til the 28th of May, and I would visit soon.
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Sunday, 15 May 2011
Lately I have been diverting the money I spend on clothes and accessories and channeling it into filling out my book collection.
My most recent addition on Friday is 'Fashion Jewellery Catwalk and Couture' by Maia Adams. Featuring a great selection of contemporary designers and jewellers, Adams has collated a refreshing edit of images, and Q & As with favourites such as Arielle de Pinto, BLESS, Jordan Askill and Elke Krammer.
Check it out here.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
I just discovered Clayton Patterson's 2008 film Captured. It is a must see for anyone interested in New York's cultural history, the influence of documenting your surroundings, outsider art and general rebellion.
Clayton documented his surroundings in the Lower East Side from the late 70s, and managed to capture so much dynamism and spirit of the people that lived there in his photographs and later with a video camera, the results are the basis of Captured.
You can watch it free online. I would highly recommend it, although it did leave me questioning a lot of things about my changing surroundings and the bad habit we have of romanticizing our recent past...anyway, check it out, if only for Clayton's amazing embroidered caps.