Dec 30, 2012

As a fashion designer...

As a fashion designer i was aware that i was not an artist because i was creating something that was made to be sold marketed, used and ultimately discerded. -Tom Ford

Dec 26, 2012

Watch The Making of the New Balance 577 Farmers’ Market

Once again New Balance shows its pride around its Made in UK production, their famous Flimby factory. This time we get a look behind the scenes of the production process of the New Balance 577 Farmers’ Market. Inspired by Farmers’ markets from around the UK, these limited edition shoes live up to their name and celebrate all that is British. New Balance is the only athletic footwear brand to manufacture in the UK and the film provides rare, behind the scenes access to the workings of a modern day footwear factory. Enjoy!

Dec 21, 2012

Paradise Circus (Gui Boratto Remix) // Massive Attack // Madonna::Scarl...

Leopard prints are hot!

The trick is not to overdo, just add a little bit of leopard to your wardrobe. Below some suggestions for leopard print shoes, gloves and bags. The cute flats in the image above are from Steve Madden.
1. Leopard jumper, 2. Christian Louboutin pumps, 3. Club Monaco gloves,4.Steve Madden flats
1. Cynthia Vincent grocery bag, 2. Pour La Victoire sneakers, 3. Clare Vivier Clutch

Dec 18, 2012

Accidental Artist: The Search For Meaning

We interview emerging Chilean artist Jose Romussi about his creative threads, his journey from Chile to Berlin and how he "accidentally" became an artist. I meet Chilean artist Jose Romussi at his amazing temporary home and studio in Kreuzberg amongst mismatched furniture, reels of cotton and dilapidated teepees. It feels like a childhood dream, Romussi adding to this illusion by hurrying around excitedly like a playful imp, small pieces of glitter shimmering in his beard. At the time of meeting he is busily preparing for his solo exhibition at Art Connect Berlin, "Life Is Beautiful." Unlikely Beginnings Originally studying landscape design in Chile, Romussi became an artist both by accident and necessity after working in his studied field and finding no satisfaction. He explains how “One of my friends in America asked me if I was an artist, so I said 'Yes'! They asked to see some of my stuff so I went away for a couple of days and started some collages with things like pandas and photographs of my mother. I showed them and they liked it and asked if I wanted to collaborate with them; it went from there.”
What started as such an impromptu beginning soon started to snowball, and within a few weeks Romussi was already garnering recognition. This was strange for him because “After one month doing work I was doing better than my friends who had been studying art for years.” These friends he refers to often worked with paint, a medium which Romussi enjoys but didn't feel as though he excelled in. Instead the young artist took to experimenting with different materials and collecting images from flea markets in his hometown and creating a scrapbook from his finds. Amongst these images was the beginning of his now infamous “Dancer” series, a collection of old found photographs embroidered with colorful threads, alluding to movement and breathing a new life into the old images. He says of these, “I didn't plan to do this, this series of dancers, but lots of people liked them and so I carried on the series and started actively looking for suitable images.” For me their popularity is not surprising, the delicate aesthetic the series portrays now know worldwide.
Romussi's work is more than just ballerinas however, and his current show is eager to prove this. In addition to some of the "Dancer" series are a range of new collages, embroidery-based pieces focusing on identity through the use of vintage maps, and also sculptures made of beautiful calligraphy. The scupltures are made up of unusual materials such as pins and skateboards, skateboarding being one of the artists favorite pastimes. There are also a number of new works based on the photographs of Rocio Aguirre featuring a collection of photographs which inspired the artist to continue to experiment with his sewing machine. He explains that this artistic technique was picked up by chance: “everyone thinks my mother or my grandmother taught me to sew but they didn't, I taught myself.” With a little help from his friends, he adopted this as his trademark technique. Based in Berlin Despite drawing inspiration from travelling around the world, particularly being inspired by the work of street artist Mr. Brainwash in New York, it was Berlin which made Romussi think “Wow, I'm so happy here!”. Like so many other young creatives he felt that the city was a more comfortable place to live in than his hometown in Chile where he didn't fit in, his father confused by his untraditional sensibility.
Since living here he has taken part in the group show "Acid Mirage," displaying his thread-based sculptures (which remind me of Barbara Hepworth's work with their linear structure) amongst others, and continued to search for more materials to create new pieces. When I ask him to elaborate on his future plans he looks frazzled, and replies a holiday is his immediate concern after his show "Life Is Beautiful." He muses “The title 'Life Is Beautiful' was chosen for me...I think it's ironic.” He laughs playfully. Irony intended or not, “Life Is Beautiful” definitely portrays some of the more pleasant moments in life for us to reflect on, and for this reason I would recommend a visit.

Dec 17, 2012


Julia wears a jersey by NBA Store.
Hanna wears a bra by Victoria's Secret.
Hanna wears a top by Acne, high waist briefs by Åhléns and pants by NBA Store. Hanna wears her own fish net tank top.
Julia wears a hat by NBA Store, a jumper by TopShop and bustier by H&M.
Julia wears a body by D&G and Hanna wears a body by H&M.
Julia wears a bra by D&G.
Photography by Lovisa Ingman,

Spitfire Sunglasses and Headphones

Dec 6, 2012

15 Moments in Menswear for Women History

A tuxedoed Marlene Dietrich in the 1930 film Morocco.
Wallis Simpson in a Schiaparelli Summer 1937 Collection Dinner Suit.
Katharine Hepburn, the notorious champion of menswear for women.
In 1966 Yves Saint Laurent created the Le Smoking tuxedo.
Bianca Jagger wore a YSL Le Smoking jacket in her wedding to Mick Jagger.
Diane Keaton's memorable wardrobe in Annie Hall, still imitated to this day.
Patti Smith: poet, artist and grandmother of punk rock.
Meanwhile, Fran Lebowitz was wearing suits like a uniform.
Melanie Griffith and Sigourney Weaver conquered Wall Street in power suits in the 1988 film Working Girl.
'90s grunge brought plaid, riot grrrl and androgyny. Sleater Kinney had all three.
Agyness Deyn burst on the scene equipped with a boyish haircut and her boyfriend's closet.
Powerhouse singer Janelle Monae in her trademark tuxedo.
Lady Gaga took menswear for women to the extreme with her alter-ego, Jo Calderone.
YSL's 2012 Menswear campaign featuring Saskia de Brauw.