Here's to girls with spirit. I so admire the spirited ones--you can both see and feel it. Those who possess it are born with it and are generous in sharing it. They radiate warmth and thoughtfulness in a brightness that can be seen in everything they do. Their spirit is infectious and you find yourself wanting to be near it.
Nov 11, 2009
I've got forest fever. There is something mysterious and strange about loosing yourself in it's depths. Mesmerising and hauntingly beautiful. I can almost smell the mossy dampness in all it's character. The first two images are art instillations by Francisco Infante--Arana and Nonna Gorunova. As sourced by So much to tell you the works are a 'juxtaposition of cold, stark mirror, luscious foliage; organic and geometric.' Search for more via the first link. I really love the composition of their work--somehow the merge of natural and unnatural is seamless to the point of confusion.
Nov 9, 2009
Do you think. It is what it is... One of my friends got me thinking about black and white. There couldn't be two more distinct shades. They are opposite sides of the spectrum. And it's one or the other. But do you believe in the grey matter--the stuff in between, the stuff of substance, the stuff that supposedly matters? I DO. And yes, this is as serious as a proposal. There are definite grey areas that surround us and not just in our opinions but also in how we imagine things to work out.
It is simple in the diagram--black ink on white paper. As we see it, it is what it is. But somehow from paper to practice water and colour seep onto the page. It's ruined. The lines have bleed into shades of grey and the diagram lies abstracted and unlike the original. You couldn't have planned this. You couldn't have come up with such an unnecessarily complicated way to get from A to B. But there's fun and brilliance to this abstract absurdity.
Nov 6, 2009
Dishevelled; being in loose disarray; not neat but messy; unkempt, as hair and or clothing. Marked by disorder; untidy: a dishevelled pile of books on the library table.
And to Dishevel is to; disarrange, clutter, confound, confuse, derange, discompose, discreate, disjoint, disorganisze, disrupt, distemper, disturb, embroil, jumble, mess up, muddle, muss up, rummage, rumple, scatter, shuffle, tumble, unsettle, upset.
I couldn't have put it better myself. Dishevelled is what my past week has been. I've been hard at work taming a bunch of two year old terrors...something I picked up in an attempt to make something of my artist ambitions. But the funny thing is, I'm kind of enjoying it. The kids are mischievous and exhausting but sweet. At the end of the day I leave having been spat, snotted and cried on, my clothes are stained with dirt and I somehow have bits of things in my matted hair. The train ride home is interesting.
Oct 16, 2009
ARNSDORF. These pictures are pulled from The Dawn collection by designer Jade Sarita Arnott--who I am proud to say is Australian made. (in the photograph above by Garance Dore)
These are the kind of clothes girls want to wear. They are fresh, feminine and intelligent to the eye and are seemingly a simple and luxurious experience for the wearer. And I say seemingly because I discovered Arnsdorf in Sweden and therefore haven't yet had the pleasure. But from what I hear and it's all good, Arnsdorf may well be at the forefront of fashion and we're not just talking about the southern hemisphere here, Arnsdorf is now based in New York.
Jade's design has been likened to Swedish fashion in this piece for UHH by Natalie Emma Smith--SO MUCH TO TELL YOU. Something to do with the Swede's desire for lagom, a sense of balance or striving for everything to be just so. The campaign and lookbook shots have got me in a tissy-- it's the pink, blue, beige and white combination I think, which you can see more of here. I want the lot but particularly the delicious cashmere coat and the pink head to toe number.