LOVE

Just bought issue 8 of Love Magazine – their Autumn/Winter 2012 edition.

This is the only magazine I buy and I am more than happy to wait 6 months in between issues – it is well worth the wait…

LOVE is such a balanced, considered, provocative & indulgent publication. The fashion, art and creativeness on display is sumptuous, making you want to be part of that world.

Katie Grand is an incredible magazine and fashion editor. The content, ideas and design she imagines are inspiring. I like that she is not conventional. Boundaries are pushed. Also that she is not afraid to shock at times.

Each issue is a real bible of fashion, art and photography. And before you even reach the content you are invited to admire the wonderful campaigns from the very best designers. The whole issue is such a treat.

If you enjoy creativity of any sort, even just a little bit, then go and buy LOVE and fall in to the beauty.
http://www.thelovemagazine.co.uk

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Control

I have decided that the film ‘Control’ about the band Joy Division, staring Sam Riley, is one of my most favourite films.
I watched it again last night for maybe the 4th or 5th time. The acting is fantastic, the direction & pace captivating. As sad as the story is, I actually think it inspiring & hopeful. Now many may not agree with me, but I see life in it even though there is depression & death. Ian Curtis probably had more experience in his short life than many of us will have in our whole lifetime. And I’m talking about emotion & feeling & expression here. All of which is displayed though the music & songwriting. Amazing.
What made the film even more special for me, & has nothing to do with the film, is that I watched it last night with a friend & he thought it a great film too. It’s so good when that happens; when something you totally love is appreciated, understood & liked by someone who means a lot to you. Somehow it seems to confirm that they understand you & get what makes you tick. Also the shared appreciation is most satisfying & warming.
So, if anyone is actually reading this post & thinks they may fancy watching it, then you should. See if you feel the life in it.
I’ll even provide a link for you to purchase it right now…!
Hope you like it.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Ddvd&field-keywords=Control&x=0&y=0

CO | TE

For some reason I have really struggled to write this post. I have started it numerous times and then deleted what I had written.

I want to write about the Italian fashion brand CO|TE. I want to say so much about it, but I am struggling. And do you know why? Because really, the clothes speak for themselves.

They are gloriously stylish, elegant and edgy.

Absolutely my style…!

I don’t own any of their collection yet, but I hope to one day.

CO|TE – for ‘A…Woman, who loves to experiment without being ordinary’

http://www.co-te.com/

 

Merging 2012 by Masha Reva
I saw this collection by Masha Reva, and shoot by Synchrodogs, some months back and it has stayed in my mind ever since.

Pattern and contrast is the extreme opposite of my own personal style, like so far apart it is untrue. But maybe this is why I am so attracted it? I think it is stunning but actually quite obscure at the same time. Which is what makes it absolutely work I reckon.

There is so much going on in some of the scenes, yet the clothes still manage to draw your attention straight away – I guess that is what you get from great design…!

Anyway, I love it. See your yourself and decide what you think….

http://thisispaper.com/filter/fashion/Masha-Reva-Merging-2012

http://www.mashareva.com/main/index.php?/fashion/-/

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RA – Summer Exhibition

I saw a programme the other day about the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. I had never heard of this before and thought it wonderful that anyone, absolutely anyone, can enter their pieces of loving created art in the anguished hope that it will be selected out of the 11,000 entries, to be hung of the walls of this great institution.

I therefore have to go and see this before the show ends for this year:http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/summer-exhibition-2012/

Might have to start thinking of something to enter of next year…Hmmm…now that would be a long shot! :)

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