Saturday, 26 May 2012

New Rings

When I got back from intern-ing in the big city for this week, there was a small but exciting package waiting for me. Last weekend I ordered three rings from the Sitting Pretty Online Shop. The shop is run by blogger Claire and after admiring her jewellery on her fantastic blog, I decided to place an order. I am so happy with all the rings I bought, in fact I'm wearing one as I type this. They are all handmade and there's a great selection of colours. I opted for a blue one as I thought it was a beautiful colour, and a black and a white one, for optimal outfit co-ordination. They will add character to any outfit and are a welcome change the ring selection I currently have.

The Hunger Magazine

Yesterday I picked up the second issue of The Hunger Magazine, and, if anyone has seen the infamously thick publication, that's easier said than done! Despite only being the second issue, the magazine has grown a huge following and established itself as a platform for "uncomprised self-expression, innovation and discovery." Every issue features both a male and female cover. Young Irish actor, Robert Sheehan (some of you may recognise him from the cult E4 series Misfits) is the male cover for this issue, with Italian actress Monica Bellucci gracing the female cover. 

Launched in November 2011, The Hunger was born from the vision of photographer and publisher, Rankin, to "seek out cultural progression and distinction". 
The editorials are beautifully constructed, you would expect nothing less from a man famous for his inspiring and engaging portrait photography, and the interviews are witty and insightful. I have nothing but great things to say about this magazine (as you can probably tell from my rambling). 

The interviews in this issue span a wide variety of genres, covering actors (the aforementioned Robert Sheehan, Ben Barnes and Juliette Binoche), musicians (Dizzee Rascal and Gossip), models (Heidi Klum and Helena Christensen) and the most interesting for me, film maker Werner Herzog (if you've never heard of him check out his fascinating documentaries for Channel 4).

It is a feast for the eyes and the mind and at £4.95, it is definitely value for money! Go and buy it NOW!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Fashion and Film: The Perfect Couple?

For one of my latest uni projects, I have been exploring the relationship between fashion and film and I've found it so fascinating! As well as discovering films, actors and directors I hadn't heard of before, it has really opened my eyes to the ways each industry contributes to the other. Take a look at the trailers and film-inspired creations below...

Marie Antoinette is perhaps one of the films most synonymous with fashion from the past decade. Directed by Louis Vuitton muse, Sofia Coppola, it's a feast for the eyes and has inspired many designers and photographers.
These editorial shots by Jimmy Backius have a great indulgent quality which is what Marie Antoinette was all about. These photos are just one of many examples of the film interpreted into fashion. Another example being John Galliano's 'Guillotine Chic' coat dress, featuring imagery from throughout Marie's life.
A film that I have discovered through my research is The Fifth Element. All 900+ costumes were designed by Jean Paul Gaultier and provided a colourful array of outfits reminiscent of science fiction gone wild.
The infamous heat bandage outfit in the film has inspired Gaultier over ten years later to create a stage outfit for Rihanna that she wore at the American Music Awards in 2009.
Another great film that's left a lasting impact on fashion is The Royal Tenenbaums, starring Gwenyth Paltrow, Luke Wilson and Ben Stiller, to name a few. It is full of great iconic style and witty dialogue.
These images are taken from a Harper's Bazaar editorial with the title 'The Royal Ronsons'. It is a direct take on the Tenenbaum siblings even down to the hair clip and sweatbands! It portrays Mark, Sam and Charlotte in a fun, playful light whilst giving a not-so-subtle nod to the cult film.
I could go on for pages and pages with film's and the fashion that has been inspired by them (there are other blogs wholly devoted to such things) but we all have lives and I don't want to be taking up too much of your precious time! So, what films get your fashion juices flowing?

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Internship Baby!

So I've only gone and got myself an internship haven't I???! In approximately nine days I will be starting a three month internship with designer Liz Black in London town. My job title is Marketing and Communications Intern and I'll be assisting with press releases, model castings, social media and general PR things. To say I'm nervous is an understatement but I am definitely excited about all the opportunities it can open up for me. Plus it'll look good on my C.V!

Liz Black is a designer of conceptual yet wearable pieces for the cosmopolitan woman. Check out some of her designs below...

My plan is to try and blog everyday about what I've been doing etc. so keep your eyes peeled for some behind-the-scenes-of-an-internship action!

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