Thursday, February 25, 2010

My favourite glasses (part 1)

Glasses are the main accessories I find myself constantly thinking about (although I do have a thing for watches too!).

Linda Farrow for Luella in 08 (My all-time favourites: Swoon!):
I really dig these Alexander Wang/Linda Farrow frames; the shape is reminiscent of the cat-eye but has a sharp, futuristic edge.

Another thing I keep coming back to is 'drip' glasses. I first saw them during the A/W 08 season at Klavers van Engelen :
Next this slick aviator turned up at Back for Ann-Sofie Back. They were designed by Sheefun and were featured in a string of mags like Nylon and Dazed&Confused:

I'll probably have to keep squinting until I'm rich! haha! x LL

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I'll save my breath and take it with me...

Thinking about:





(1. Mason Martin Margiela X Printemps - Artisanal dress from Line 0 2. Pedro Friedberg Clock, Gilt Mahogany Hands (1960s)
3. Scott Walker 4. Scott Walker's Scott 3 6. Nadine Christensen artwork from her 'detour' exhibition in' 2007.)


I love layering sheer fabrics - so much can be done. The Maison Martin Margiela dress above was created for Printemps. It is being displayed as part of a designer series dedicated to Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. The concept and garment construction here is quite interesting:

“Alice’s silhouette is a blue upside-down dress with cage sleeve, as if she walked through the mirror and her dress completely reversed. A long ball gown has been reworked, upside-down, into a minidress. The bustier in taffeta becomes a pleated miniskirt. The petticoat becomes an asymmetrical draped top. The skirt in ‘plumetis’ tulle becomes a veil. A cage sleeve of whale-boned velvet ribbon is embroidered with pearls, crystals, and recycled jewels.”

—Maison Martin Margiela


Designers in this exhibition include Ann Demeulemeester, Alexander McQueen, Bernhard Willhelm, Charles Anastase, Christopher Kane, Chloé, Haider Ackermann and Nicholas Kirkwood. You can view their work online here. I'm very much in love with the Manish Arora creation! He never disappoints.

I've been spending a lot of time around the house, cleaning and quietly preparing for the new year. The weather in Melbourne has been quite miserable and I haven't felt like doing much else. Tomorrow is my cat's 10th birthday. He has been uncharacteristically sulky all day - the woes of aging I suppose. It's only a number, Bear.

Really enjoying Australian artist Nadine Christensen at the moment, so I'll leave you with 'Crops on Mars'(2007). I love her flat aesthetic and rich use of symbolism.


xLL

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Behind the scenes with RWB & Harpers Bazaar.

Last I posted I was off to Sydney for the Harpers Bazaar and Romance was Born 101 Dalmations shoot. The Sydney State Theatre was the perfect location. I loved the contrast between all those rich amber tones and b&w outfits. It's funny to think about space and the way people wear places and vice versa!

It was a magical experience and so many interesting characters turned up! There were lots of children and families involved in the shoot which was lovely to see. It was great meeting other other bloggers like Darren and Georgi (pictured below with roses in her hair). I can't wait to see the finished results from the shoot!



I love playing around with make-up and decided to don some bee-stung diamonte lips. The image that I sliced in features fabrics from what I was wearing. I love wearing matching prints in different textures. Mismatching is another one of my passions, so I enjoyed pairing together dots which were almost alike but not quite...

My favourite images were taken post-shoot. It was sweet to see this painted lady saying g'bye to a hound:



xLL

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