Tuesday, 30 June 2009

sick of social graces

"This season Takahashi notes that he was inspired by white, fluffy creatures with luminous eyes called "Graces." These creatures, invented by Takahashi, keep their distance from humans. A secret organization called Gila, he says, has succeeded in breeding and protecting the Graces. Gila also has played a crucial role in fostering a relationship between both the Graces and the human species. To illustrate this notion, Takahashi made dolls (which looked somewhat like a cross between an alien and a monkey with luminous eyes and a light on the tip of their tails), which rested on the shoulders of a few of the mannequins that were set-up in the center of the gallery space."

Jun Takahashi's Graces. I came across this exhibition on Sea Of Shoes. I'm crazy about the concept behind this. They strike me as benevolent and innocent yet slightly melancholic and haunting. So eerily beautiful.

Another I sorely wish I could have gone to... hell, going to Tokyo in general. 9 years in the waiting. I love the peculiarity of things like this.

( flickr )

Monday, 29 June 2009

by the crescent disc rising amethyst

( gucci s/s 09, A. V. Max, flickr )

Always had a thing for precious and semi-precious stones, cut and uncut. Especially agate, look at the textures! The symbolisms they represent still fascinate me. When we were little, my brother and I used to casually collect them in little plastic cases from the Ulster Museum (they're probably still in our attic). I even based my final A-level art project (that's only one page of prep) two years ago on them (it was something like a choice between minerals or enjoyment I think...).

Ignoring the horribly gaudy chain, I'm loving the idea of the bottom necklace. Easy DIY. Sometimes I seriously wish I'd kept on jewellery & silversmithing instead of textiles...

its got lots to do with magnets and the pull of the moon

Some more Sarah Moon. Won't be the last of her here.

she's a work of art and i should know

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Monday, 22 June 2009

whiplash girl-child in the dark

Favourite picks from the H&M Fall/Winter 2009 lookbook.

The below garments will have deserving places awaiting them in my wardrobe.

Were I also daring enough/could somehow get over my slight distaste for velvet this dress would be mine in an instant. The huge bulging sleeves are something very special. Teaming them with the peplum belt above is just genius (something else I'm lusting after).

Some of the menswear lookbook photos were equally as good. Aim this winter is to adapt back into something other than tights and leggings.

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Monday, 15 June 2009

streaking scarlett vintage

I'm taking over my friend Lauren's blog, Streaking Scarlett Vintage, which runs alongside her little vintage selling empire, so anyone reading this ought to have a little peak over there too.

And while you're at it, you should nip over to her eBay vintage shop.

a room with some lace and paper flowers