Well, as you may have spotted in Monday’s post, I escaped the ‘Big Smoke’ and hit the Cornish coast for a rather wonderful time at The Scarlet. When I wasn’t comatose with Scarlet induced relaxation I did get out and about to explore some new places as well as visit some old favourites. An old favourite is Padstow, partially based on my guilty crush on Rick Stein…
Another draw to Padstow is the Drang Gallery, which is always guaranteed to have some very interesting work on show in this small, but perfectly formed space. This trip we were lucky enough to pop along when they were hosting a Damien Hirst exhibition. Alongside an awe-inspiringly huge 3D image of Hirst’s infamous diamond incrusted skull, there was a great selection of butterfly prints. If you love these but don’t quite have a few grand to throw at some new art, why not consider this really quite lovely Hirst butterfly wallpaper? I shouldn’t think Hirst has ever knowingly overlooked a brilliant commercial opportunity, and he has certainly made the most of this one. Butterflies have been a strong fashion print theme for the past few Summers, and now this has hit the home front too.
Each roll is about £250, and do bear in mind that this small space apparently took just under 2 rolls, so it may not be the cheap route to owning some Hirst that we were hoping for…
Damien Hirst butterfly wallpaper behind a limited edition skull print
Even a fashion addict, workaholic like me sometimes needs a break, so I’m sending this to you in lieu of a postcard from the stunning Scarlet Hotel, Mawgan Porth.
I popped in here late last year (you may recall the post), and have been desperado to come back to stay. Well, my wish came true and I feel truly blessed. More to come on this once I’ve returned to reality. In the mean time, hello from the clifftop hot tub…
Thanks goodness these don’t require those dodgy cinema specs to appreciate their 3D beauty. Fashion has embraced texture for Summer 2013. This is about grand scale, brave and beautiful detailing that borders on the sculptural. This is a modern approach to femeninity, celebrating strength and boldness. These looks are like saying “Yeah, I’m a lady, and what of it?” whilst planting your hands firmly on your hips.
I have a crush. It’s like the crush you may occasionally get on that geeky guy who looks like he may well still live with his mother and play with Star Wars figures at the weekends. It’s irrational, but you just can’t help yourself. Well, that sums up how I feel about these Miu Miu sandals. They look a bit remedial. They are sure to make you slop slap about rather than glide or mince. They are wholly unsexy. Actually, minus the bejewelling they remind me of the sensible sandals Mrs Cook, my primary school PE teacher, would wear to give her bunions an airing…
Regardless of these facts, I want them really rather a lot.
We think that these images are just stunning, and we are not alone as Klaus Thymann has been nominated the winner of the ‘Sony World Photography Award: Fashion and Beauty Photographer of the Year’, one of the most prestigious awards in the photographic industry.
This Danish born, London based photographer shot this for i-D in the glaciers of Iceland. It was shot entirely with natural light and purely using the incredible landscape to create the mood for this adventurer themed story. We love the dramatic, blue toned backdrop contrasting against the rugged look of the red haired model, which further contrasts against the sharpness of the styling.
The remote and challenging landscape is actually a very familiar theme for Thymann who, since 2008, has been photographing some of the worlds most remote glaciers as part of his not-for-profit glacier archive initiative, Project Pressure.
The new number one on our list of bands we want to see live ASAP. Back to the old skool roots of hip hop when artists were wordsmiths commenting on social and political stuff with wit and killer rhymes.
This Virginia based trio, RDGLDGRN, is made up of guys who are known as Red, Gold and Green, hence the band’s name, and they came together in 2011. Red plays guitar. Gold is on bass and vocals. Green is on vocals and guitar. They can also be identified by the fact that they dress in their colour too. In their pretty short career they swiftly came to the attention of some big industry influencers, having already worked with Pharrell Williams and Dave Grohl.
They played SXSW and are listed for some other hot US festivals this year, but no sign of them on the Brit festival circuit yet. Can someone please sort that out ASAP? Thanks.
This huge, hooped beach bag got a lot of column inches in the reviews of Chanel‘s Spring Summer ’13 show. We all started visualizing hanging on a golden beach with it perched next to us as the most fabulously, bonkersly chic place to hang your wet towel.
Chanel's SS'13 beach bag
So if that one is for your beach towel, is this one for your flannel? Answers on a postcard please…
We’ve been noticing a very particular and enticing colour trend in shoes over the past month or so. There was a time when white stillys were a byword for a very trashy look, but what goes around, comes around in the wonderful world of fashion, and the white shoe is now a key look for the season.
Granted, none of these are old school stilettos, but they do cover pretty much all of the key shoe shapes for this Summer from flatforms, through the ‘strapoot’ to the newest variation of the classic stilly in marvelous matte white from Stella.
We’re very excited about our new monthly report title. Yes. we have entered the world of menswear!
By popular demand, we have added a monthly retail report featuring over 150 images per month, covering all aspects of trend-driven men’s fashion from ultra formal to super casual, plus all the accompanying key accessories too. The majority of our business is still very much womenswear focused, but this really adds a new level of interest, excitement and diversity to the information that we are collating, reviewing and analyzing.
Here’s a snapshot of the most recent colour review that we published, from the May’13 report. We really love this pink toned palette for menswear. It’s actually really pretty close the the prevailing colour trend in this month’s womenswear too.
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