Monday, 11 February 2013

on the road again...

i've travelled down the road to tumblr haven't I....please follow etc my new blog ICI.

So long, fairwell, auf weidersen, goodbye....

Wednesday, 30 January 2013



Espeshially one in particular...if you get a chance to watch her DP/30 interveiws, she deserves an oscar just for the interveiws themselves.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

DANCES WITH WO...BEARS


I'm not sure, but yeah I'm pretty sure this is the best thing I've seen since the actually saw Fred Astaire dancing in Top Hat. Well its only January, but already the great actor Eddie Redmayne gets the prize for biggest sport of the year/best person. BLESS HIS COTTON SOCKS, its like Vanity Fair watched interveiws and thought hmmm one thing Eddie hates/ claims to have 2 left feet, dancing....DING! Lets make him Fred Astaire ahahaha He really gets into character though and hides his fear well. WELL DONE!


Click here to watch the video on Vanity Fair. 

I normally do an anual post of Fringer anyway, its no secret that I get swept off my feet chills when I watch them. Recntly went to go see Top Hat at the Alywich Theatre which was spectacular, there is something about 50-odd people tapdancing on a stage that is just magic.I thought I would post a few uncut image/video moodboards I did for  project for the label CHLOE. 

I did cut them together with all the good bits but can't find them right now, so these are just all the funkys.
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Monday, 28 January 2013

AURA


I have a strange relationship with Susan Hiller. I was first introduced to her when me and mother went to an exhibition at the Tate, doing the rounds of exhibits, you know.  Some of her work, to be frank, made me cringe thinking of Alevel Art but then some brought me to tears. I think there is always a fine line, and its easy to forget the original artist when you see them. Luckily, mum brought the book so I've revisited my favourites:


|These collections of Auras are so aesthetically pleasing, and while science captured them, seems to defy science by making humanity and being alive so magical. These are the physical colours people leave trailing behind them. I like it when things are clever, and this is CLEVER. ha




Forget cats, I'm definitely going to be the postcard woman, for sure. So maybe I am slightly biased when it comes to her Rough Sea postcards series, I can't help it. They are spectacular though...
This is my favourite postcard I own, its not written on but I like to think what message someone would want to send with it haha
 

 Its all about the pregnant bellies that look like weird NASA moon surfaces...

 THIS MADE ME CRY.  Again, capturing humanity like no other, I'm a sucker for memory/time themed art and this hits it. They are all memorial plaques of forgotten heroes that died saving someone else. I die.


 Art imitating art, a wall full of old levitation photos, well its fun to look at and this one is a supposed homage to Yves Klein, among other artists....read it.


lalala 
XX

Thursday, 24 January 2013

31,38,30 and counting


 Stumbling upon some photographic treasures from my great grandfathers adventures on his motorcycle.... they are treasures because there has been time and effort put into taking them, each delicately numbered photograph accompanies a description on the back. In this day and age of instagram, overloaded with throwaway imagery. There is something so hazy but clear about them...
Enjoy. Listen to these equally carefully crafted songs by Wooden Maria while you're at it. 



 on.the.road 


Friday, 18 January 2013

SAVAGE GRACE




I really don't have any loyalty to this blog whatsoever do I....


 These seem to be the only photos on the internet to be found of the Baekelands. 


This film I watched because I started pursuing Eddie Redmayne's catalogue of films last year, after seeing him in BirdSong and My Week With Marilyn. I could go on about him and how much I thought he was a cocky old Etonian until I saw an interview with him and discovered he was a perfect, open, honest gentleman with both a Tony and a Olivier Award.

He is stunning in Savage Grace, a film based on the tragic story of socialite Barbara Daly Baekland. Be warned though, when I recommended this film to my mum and sister to watch and described it as 'a period drama based on the true story of a socialite', they certainty weren't expecting incest. Which is why I received a text near the end saying 'daisy what were you thinking, me and mum can't even look' haha poor dears.

Its got fantastic acting, costumes, sex, style, drugs, incest and rock and roll. YEAH

Monday, 3 December 2012

The Master and His Teacher


Need to see The Bandwagon.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

MMM + HM

sorry i'm late...







With Maison Martin Margeila, its not about trends or 'whats in', its about sculpting around the body, cleverly creating a silhouette of avant garde wit. My experience with the collaboration between H&M and MMM has been eye opening, getting to try on the clothes and really studying how they have pattern cut them, and then adapted them again for the high street.  The genius of simply remaking iconic pieces, only Margeila could have come up with.  And with the leftover pieces in the SALE already, its double bargains and compliments for everyone!
ENCORE.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Sunday, 28 October 2012

TRAILER PARK BOYS



With titles like ‘The Paperboy leaves us feeling dirty and used’ and ‘Actors shine in dark, evil tale’ The Paperboy has reeled me in, with a killer trailer and a curious amount of hot-cold-mysteriously disgusted reviews. It seems it is already set to be a cult classic as the scene where Nicole Kidman pees on Zac Efron has already gone viral. Here are some other amusing review quotes:


This hot mess got booed by the snobs at Cannes, but there's no denying its profane energy.

Daniels' deft adaptation of Pete Dexter's 1996 novel is even more disturbing on screen than on the page. It's a Southern Gothic noir thriller with a terrific ensemble cast.

The Paperboy is constantly playing chicken with the line that divides a good movie from a bad one. Just when you've written it off, it reels you back in.

Tennessee Williams on crack.

Nicole Kidman looks like if Nancy Sinatra was on crack. Agreed?






Can't wait to see this and be disgusted...

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

What's your road, man? — holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow.



"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be
saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a
commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like
spiders across the stars"- Jack Kerouac On The Road

(I just wanted to include this poster from paris, because I was listening to that quote and then looked straight at it, also all three On The Road, Into The Wild and Lana all speak about stars shooting in the night sky).
 
So, I'm going to see the long awaited release of Walter Salles adaption of the infamous beat generation book On The Road. To put it bluntly, the trailer looks good but as my mother put it, just seems like the new 'bratt pack' showing what they can't do while ruining a classic (mostly because Kristen Stewart is in it). I should have probably posted about this after watching it, as it seems I'm pre-reveiwing it. I'm excited none the less, and it seems as if Lana Del Ray has jumped 'on the open road' bandwagon, and realesed Ride. 'I just am so mixed on Lana Del Ray' I found myself saying looking at her overpublished H&M adds, in some ways I'm sick of the sight of her and the pretenious self-indulgent Ride video, in other ways I just can't resist watching, listening and admiring the style of it all over and over.




I will always come back to Into The Wild.




Heres the soundtrack to my post featuring Canned Heat, aswell as Eddie Vedder - Into The Wild ST,Lana Del Rey, Neil Young -Heart Of Gold , Bob Dylan- Like a Rolling Stone, The Rolling Stones-Jumpin' Jack Flash:



Thursday, 16 August 2012

SO TRIBE








So I saw this article on my friends wall on facebook.



Finding this article on a friends wall on facebook, prompted me to do a post I've been meaning to do for forever. THATS SO TRIBE. Who ever knows me or perhaps interacts will know there was a time (and it still looms) when I was compeletly obsessed by the 1990s channel 5 Milkshake/Cloud9 series The Tribe. Revisiting childhood memories is defiantly my favourite past time and what better that re watching the whole 57 episodes of 5 whole series of The Tribe. Infact, my flatmate realised I'd watched a whole weeks worth of half an hour episodes.  Here is a synposis:

'The Tribe is a New Zealand/British post-apocalyptic fictional TV series primarily aimed at teenagers. It is set in a near-future in which all adults have been wiped out by a deadly virus, leaving the children of the world to fend for themselves. The show's focus is on an unnamed city inhabited by tribes of children and teenagers.'

The 'so bad its good' its good phrase can aptly be applied to the programme, the acting, the set and costume, fake-american/NZ/english accents and melodrama make it an instant hilarious cult classic. Along with even cheesier music videos released at the height of its sucess, its easy to be engulfed in the world of the mallrats, locos, and demondogs, I nearly even ran away from a man  because I thought Zoot was in a fabric shop in Shepards Bush. One of the most identifiable elements of The Tribe is definatly the costume, and its looking like CloudNines predictions of how 'kids' will dress in the future are coming true. With photographers like Alis Pelleschi being inspired by The Tribe and alot of east-london 'hipsters' sporting multicoloured hair, bindis, facepaint, platform shoes and 90's gear, the 'so bad its good' Tribe look has definatly crept its way to the future of trends.

SO TRIBE

There is so much footage, characters, and costumes that I've missed out, you'll just have to watch ha!

Keep The Dream Alive
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bray and amber 4EVA <3


































All images are either taken from TribeWorld, Alis Pelleschi's facebook and website, Louis Banks facebook, images of claire barrow from bleach london lookbook etc I don't own anything.