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10 Mar


The Vanishing Indigenous

March 10, 2015 | By |


The Goroka, Papua New Guinea

Some more Jimmy Nelson today…

Putting aside a successful career, British photographer Jimmy Nelson embarked on a treacherous, lengthy journey to document the last remaining indigenous people of the world. From the thick, wet Amazon rain forests of Ecuador to the frigid tundras of Siberia, Nelson sought out and spent significant time with each native culture, grasping a genuine understanding of their lives and traditions.

Before They Pass Away is a poignant chronicle of heritage and humanity that threatens to be lost forever. Reed the full Featureshoot interview wit Nelson about his work.

© Jimmy Nelson BV Courtesy teNeues.

The Rabari, India

The Mursi, Ethiopia

The Kalam, Papua New Guinea

The Maori, New Zealand

23 Feb


Lost & Found: Sherlock Holmes

February 23, 2015 | By |

A long-lost Sherlock Holmes story has been rediscovered more than a hundred years after it was first published. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote the story, titled Sherlock Homes: Discovering the Border Burghs and, by deduction, the Brig Bazaar, in 1904 to raise money for a bridge in Selkirk, Scotland.

It was unearthed by town resident Walter Elliot, 80, who discovered it under a pile of books in his attic. He believes it may have lain there for almost 50 years. The 1,300-word tale was printed in a 48-page book of short stories, Book o’ the Brig. It was put together by locals to raise money to replace a bridge over the Ettrick river that had been destroyed by floods in 1902. Conan Doyle, who was a regular visitor to the area, agreed to contribute a story.

Mr Elliot, a retired woodcutter, found the pamphlet tied up with string while he was clearing out his attic. He says he cannot remember buying the book and thinks he must have got it from a friend.


Source: BBC

{Sherlock Holmes, cover designed by David Pearson, White’s Books. White’s Books is a small, London-based publishing house of clothbound books featuring wrap-around cover designs. David Pearson is a former Penguin book designer.}

22 Feb


Sunday inspiration: Petite Meller

February 22, 2015 | By |

petite-meller-picturePioneering her own self-titled genre, “Le Nouveau Jazzy Pop”, Petite Meller provokes nostalgia, thought and intrigue through the music she creates.


According to The Wild Magazine she “is the New Lolita of Franco-Pop”. We surely enjoyed her music and video this Sunday afternoon. Read the full Wild Magazine interview.


Having caught the media eye with her first foray into the pop-sphere, “Backpack” garnered her global attention. Directed by A.T.Mann, Napoleon Habeica and styled by Nao Koyabu, the video offers a plethora of subverted French references whilst recalling Meller’s childhood summers spent in the French Riviera.




22 Feb


Tim Walker video for Lanvin

February 22, 2015 | By |

lanvin_ss15_wdp.e4689164757.original Lanvin has unveiled a new campaign shot by photographer Tim Walker and celebrating all sorts of family connections.



“All women are daughters, all men are sons,” say Lanvin; and in the spirit of its last campaign, which took a look at fashion star Edie Campbell’s family (dressing the lot of them up in the Fall/Winter 2014 collections), they’ve continued with more family and friends.

In the new womenswear collections, the mother and daughter shots include Pat and Anna Cleveland, 90s legend Kristen Owen with her daughter Billie Rose Owen, and Violetta Sanchez and Luz Godin. Each image portrays what the brand calls “unspoken understanding,” with the models also sporting some fun makeup looks courtesy of Val Garland. In the menswear pieces the family values continue with up-and-coming male model brothers Callum and Hayden Rockall. Lastly, celebrating the bonds of friendship are Anglo-French DJ duo Josh Quinton and Andy Bradin.

11 Feb


Buttons Up

February 11, 2015 | By |

10buttons-moroz-tmagArticle“Buttons can be made from just about anything, from elephant skin to raffia,” announces a text on the wall of “Déboutonner la Mode” (“Unbutton Fashion”), a new exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. And it’s true: The 3000 buttons on display, gathered by prolific collector Loïc Allio, include pearls, leather, fur, bone, wood, straw, plastic, Wedgwood and papier-mâché. Petite canvases though they may be, each button is a full-fledged artistic work, created by craftsmen ranging from embroiderers and ceramicists to jewelers and silversmiths.

“The exhibition is about understanding the role of the silhouette,” Véronique Belloir, its curator, explains. “It puts in context what buttons say about fashion, and beyond fashion.” As for the button’s place now, Belloir feels it has withdrawn into something “subtle and discreet.”

“Déboutonner la Mode” is on view through July 19 at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli, Paris, lesartsdecoratifs.fr2012-48-437-ph1


Bouton, France, vers 1950, Pearls of glass
Bouton, Henri Hamm, vers 1910-20

Source: T Magazine

08 Feb


The greyer, the better

February 8, 2015 | By |


Everything OLD is new again! As far as this spring’s ad campaigns go, one thing is clear: the greyer, the better. Not Fifty Shades of Grey grey, we’re talking about grey-haired women. So far, we have Joan Didion for Céline, Joni Mitchell for Saint Laurent—and now, Iris Apfel for Kate Spade New York. The 93-year-old fashion icon isn’t alone in this campaign, however; she has Lucky favorite Karlie Kloss (who, for the record, is only 22 years old) cuddled up beside her.

Both are clad in their respective Kate Spade New York styles, with Apfel in her signature eccentric, colorful mix of patterns—though it’s her polka-dot socks that may just take the cake.  As far as personal style is concerned, Apfel can’t be topped.

Source: Forbes


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07 Feb


Les belles au bois

February 7, 2015 | By |

4566508_6_2149_ill-4566508-752b-ouverture-ferrari_730abf375da71a21a364ca3ba53a78abThe Collectors’ Car Department at Artcurial has discovered 60 collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following fifty years of lying dormant, the Baillon collection will be sold by Artcurial Motorcars in the first part of the traditional sale at Retromobile Salon, on 6 February 2015, in Paris.

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Source: Le Monde

27 Jan


All about Alice

January 27, 2015 | By |

tumblr_mpio2vydOZ1ruvs3io9_1280 Alice in Wonderland Fashion Exhibition set at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood

Lewis Carroll’s little heroine — and her personal style — will be placed under the fashion spotlight at the Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London starting in May. The exhibition, “The Alice Look,” marks the book’s 150th anniversary, with a focus on Alice’s character and wardrobe.

From images photographed by Annie Leibovitz for American Vogue and book covers designed by Vivienne Westwood to Liberty’s spring 2015 Alice in Wonderland-themed fabric, the exhibition will showcase a range of items that reflect the character’s influence on fashion.

Some 40 objects will also be on display, including sketches, designs, illustrations, ad campaigns and film footage of pop videos, and runway shows featuring Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne and Aerosmith.

“Not only illustrators, but the world’s best-known designers, stylists and photographers have restyled Lewis Carroll’s Alice,” curator Kiera Vaclavik told WWD. “Versace named Alice as one of his heroines. Westwood returns endlessly to her in her work. We are excited to be showing Alice as a style icon for the first time.”

“The Alice Look” will run from May 2 to Nov. 1.

Source: Women’s Wear Daily

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Alice In Wonderland fashion editorial shot by photographer Annie Leibovitz with model Natalia Vodianova for Vogue US December 2003

06 Jan


LouLou van Damme

January 6, 2015 | By |

Great piece on India based bohemian designer Loulou Van Damme and her artfully simply guesthouse in South India in T Magazine

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Photographs by Simon Roberts

22 Dec


Its gonna be a cold winter!

December 22, 2014 | By |

If you think that winter has already come to your city, pictures from Oymyakon, the coldest village on Earth, might change your mind. With the lowest temperature of -67.7°C (-90°F), recorded in 1933, and the average for January being -50°C (-60°F), this village is the coldest permanently inhabited place on this planet. New Zealand-based photographer Amos Chapple decided to go on a two-day journey from Yakutsk, the coldest major city on Earth, to capture what everyday life is like in Oymyakon. The photographer recalls that the hardest thing was not the cold itself, but that his camera’s focus and zoom rings would occasionally freeze in place.

Source: Bored Panda

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