Diane Von Furstenberg @ Vogue Festival, 21 April 2012
Diane Von Furstenberg @ Vogue Festival, 21 April 2012
Here I recommend to read an article by Karen Hodkinson from Not Just A Lebel.com:
Click to view: ‘THE FUTURE OF THE FASHION SHOW …Presentation is Everything‘
Good points of view, good consideration, good quoting… these are actually what I have been thinking these days after visiting london fashion week.
(Azzedine Alaïa fits a model in his studio. image from: the new york times)
Good quoting from Azzedine Alaïa in the article:
(from The Ground magazine): “As I said many times, the fashion world, its system, can be disturbing. The system imposed Galliano, and others, to make four collections for him, four collections for the house, four for men, and four for women. When you have one idea per year, it’s already a miracle! Now, it has become crafty fiddling at a breakneck pace. That’s not the essence of fashion. How can you really be creative under these circumstances? For the young designers it’s very hard, and for the more mature, they drink more, take more drugs… what I am saying is that the system is not right. We have to see the work from another angle. The system is too stressful: too many collections, too much pressure. As in other fields, if you want to do a good creative job, it takes time. What’s the point? I’m working 24 hours a day. I have had a house in Tunisia for 20 years, and I never have time to go because there are collections, fittings….”
what do you think?
__After years of grinding, experimenting and discovering,
Yayoi Kusama’s dots become diamonds which sparkle her dreams and life.___
highly recommend exhibition_
Yayoi Kusama @ Tate modern
9 February – 5 June 2012
more info: tate.org.uk
Yayoi Kusama, “Accumulation No. 2,” 1968.
image from: thelonelyone
* ‘women wait for love, but men always walk away’ is a title of one of Kusama’s acrylic paintings in 2009. This painting can be seen in the exhibition.
‘I found staffs who use iPhone, some of them could not even remember a phone number, their memory is really … … worrying. Modern mind seems to have less notes. They are like goldfish, only have the memory of three seconds.’
From Karl Lagerfeld’s interview/ Kerstin Holzer, Suddeutsche Zeitung / The Interview People / 10th Feb 2011
PS: As I read this interview in chinese translation version first, since I post this I still cannot find the original article , so I am afraid that I can’t have a check before I post it… there might be a little bit different from what Karl originally said.
here are several version of different language of this interview：
image from: cloudyled
stoke newington version angry bird!
C: Chi Chi D: Dan Feit
C: What inspires you to illustrate?
D: What inspires me is really outsider art, I love the museum of everything exhibitions that are popping up around London.
C: As I really like your way of illustrating over photographs, I am wondering how did you come into being this expression?
D: The way I found that illustration over photographs really happened accidentally when I was experimenting in my sketch book.
C: How would you describe your illustration style and what materials are necessary for your illustrations?
D: I think of my work as experimental and I am always changing materials at the moment for this illustration all I need are fine line pens watercolour and a scanner.
C: What are your future plans? Are you working on any particular projects right now?
D: At the moment I am collaborating with an photographer in Norway for a sunglasses advert and some private commissions if people who want portraits making. Also I have started designing iPhone and iPod covers and cases which are being sold on society 6 website. Also I am in the process on making an animation of the work. For future plans I would like to translate my work into fabric in the next coming year and I am open to more collaborations.
C: Where can we find, follow and buy your work?
-About Dan Feit-
DAN FEIT Tumblr: http://skribbskribb.tumblr.com/
Facebook Page: ‘Dan Feit’ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dan-Feit/270859106282936?ref=ts
Buy Dan Feit’s products @ society6.com: http://society6.com/DanFeit
Contact Dan: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope all the best to him!
Chi Chi x
such a good question and consideration to Chinese designers and Chinese fashion industry..
‘In the current Chinese generation, awaiting for the stroke of genius from one of the emerging fashion designers, no signs of radical changes are perceived. For most of them the Western style, a bit sexy, a bit minimal, a little baroque and a little decorative is the example to follow. A little of everything without making an individual choice. ’
Article: What about Chinese fashion designers? And fashion in China? by Franca Sozzani
view chinese translation version: M Blogzine
关于中国时装设计师，关于中国时尚 by IPENCIL戴莫利Stylist @weibo.com image from: Vogue.it
still corners - Creatures Of An Hour (2011)
this album can really chill me out! Love it!
(image from: the point of everything)
Today is the first day I intern at Michael van der Ham: )))))) favourite designer! yeah!
(image from:lulukennedy dress from Michael van der Ham SS10 collection)
Today I listened to this album again by chance. It’s been released for nearly 6 years… I still remember when I first had this album, I was using MP3 at high school in China… Time has gone so fast but music is still very fresh to me. Good beat, good song writing, good lyrics… so glad that I met this album again!
Madonna – Confessions on a dance floor (2005)
(image from: maniadb.com)
The Abbey in the Oakwood c.1809-10 Oil on canvas
The evening c.1820-21 Oil on canvasThe Ostra Gehege near Dresden c.1824 Oil on canvas Wanderer above the Sea of Fog c.1818 Oil on canvas
Caspar David Friedrich (September 5, 1774 – May 7, 1840) was a 19th-century German Romantic landscapepainter, generally considered the most important German artist of his generation. He is best known for his mid-period allegorical landscapes which typically feature contemplative figures silhouetted against night skies, morning mists, barren trees or Gothic ruins. His primary interest as an artist was the contemplation of nature, and his often symbolic and anti-classical work seeks to convey a subjective, emotional response to the natural world. Friedrich’s paintings characteristically set a human presence in diminished perspective amid expansive landscapes, reducing the figures to a scale that, according to the art historian Christopher John Murray, directs “the viewer’s gaze towards their metaphysical dimension”. (from: wikipedia) images from: google.com photobucket more information: http://www.caspardavidfriedrich.org/
From the twilight in the dark, I can see a ray of hope.
*Tim Blanks: ‘There was some of the apocalyptic grandeur of German artists Caspar David Friedrich and Anselm Kiefer, and a bit more of the post-apocalyptic grit of Cormac McCarthy’s The Road…’ /Chanel fall 2011 (style.com)
Album_ paul white rapping with paul white Released_ August 2011 most favourite_ 05. One Of Life’s Pleasures feat. Danny Brown 06. The Doldrums 04. Run Shit feat. Marv Won * image from_ google.com
I love this album!
Foster the People – ‘Torches’
LUST – A desire that burns, inciting desperate hands to grasp gratuitously. (18ct White Gold Ring, pave set with White Diamonds and Tanzanite.)
SLOTH – A plush pink pillow of passivity absorbs wasted talents and gifts. (18ct Yellow Gold Ring, pave set with White Diamonds, Blue Topaz and Enamel Inlay.)
WRATH – Red rage is offered in a guise by the hand that provokes the spark. 18ct Rose Gold Ring, set with White Diamonds, Rubies and Red Garnet.
GREED – For the love of money is the root of all evil. 18ct Yellow Gold Ring, pave set with White Diamonds.
GLUTTONY – In its gaping glory the gargantuan mouth remains unsatisfied. 18ct White Gold Ring, pave set with Rubies, White Agate Inlay and Fire Opal.
PRIDE – The proud peacock ruffles its royal feathers. Blue Titanium Ring, set with White Diamonds, Pink Sapphires and Amethyst.
ENVY – The green eye of envy is all seeing. (18ct White Gold Ring, pave set with Black and White Diamonds, Tsavorites and Green Tourmaline.)
images and contents from: Rantchick
more information: Stephen Webster
images from: google.com
inspiring exhibition ’Watercolour’ at Tate Britain 16 February – 21 August 2011 (still got nearly a month left!) Here are some of the work which impressed me the most:
Hhareem Life, Constantinople (1857) by John Frederick Lewis watercolour on paper
Unfortunately I cannot find high quality image of this painting, so this picture doesn’t show how nice the actual painting is. On the real painting, all the colours and lines are super delicate, especially the peacock feathers on the left.
Damascus (1861) by Edward Lear
I cannot imagine watercolor could be drawn in such an exquisite way! really nice texture
Arthur Melville The Blue Night, Venice 1897 Watercolour and gouache on board
Nicola Durvasula Eighty-Three, 2009
watercolour, gouache, pencil on paper
Jon Jacobsen, from Chile, at the age of 22. He just graduated as a graphic designer but he starts taking photos since he was 15 years old.
I especially like his self portraits: they are unique, fun, playful, meaningful and showing his personal identities… His work reminds me of Jeff Koons’ set of portraits for Art Magazine Ads in 1988-1989, which are enjoyable and unforgettable.
Best wishes to his future!
Just read an interview article of Vicente Reyes in Anormalmag… it’s inspiring! Also from his work I like the way he combines photography and illustrations…
Here is the interview:
Vicente Reinamontes’ photostream(flickr):
and his website: http://www.reinamontes.com/