Friday, 28 June 2013

Winning Boys at Wimbledon has compiled a portfolio of great looking tennis hunks but its difficult to defeat  Nadal in the looks department.  We think that all the guys look highly desireable in their whites and that Vogue has overlooked some of the best but discovered some  unexpected stunners!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Paris' Hidden Street Art at Les Bains Nightclub

Inviting the world’s top street art talent to create one-time works and installations that will never be on public display, and are soon to be lost forever, may sound a little extravagant; but when you’re the decaying shell of a nightclub that once hosted the likes of Keith Haring, Kate Moss, Andy Warhol, Mick Jagger and Prince, it’s a little easier to understand said extravagance. Space Invader, Futura, STEN LEX, Mr Brainwash… the roll call of art talent is fittingly grand for the benchmark set by the Parisian club’s former clientele; each recently the subject of a daily profile on Les Bains website.
The ephemeral virtual exhibition now a thing of the past, it’s the fleeting works’ future fate that most intrigues – closed in 2010 due to structural complications, Les Bains will now begin its transformation back into what will surely be Paris’ most exclusive nightspot. And what of the artworks? Gone, forever. Probably. And in that lies this project’s beauty, for street art – at its very core – is just that; fleeting, transient, unpredictable. In an age where the world’s galleries are brimming with millionaire ‘street artists’, Les Bains’ artist residencies have provided a welcome reminder of the scene’s primal essence. Bravo, encore. Or not.  Story appeared on We Heart #62

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Galliano as You've Never Seen Him Before

A visibly fragile and unusally well groomed/styled Galliano was interviewed on American TV last Thursday following an in depth interview in Vanity Fair.  Although individuals in the fashion industry would welcome back the recognised genius of Galliano, the consumer may be harder to persuade and luxury brands will be concerned about damaging their reputations.  We say:  go it alone John!  Even if not able to finance his own label, there are enough  'secret angels' who would be willing to support the John Galliano label.  Or, work in the film industry:  Galliano's designs were frequently more  theatrical than commercial ...

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Exclusive Erdem Collection

IF you never managed to get your hands on # Erdem's early prints, is giving shoppers the opportunity to rifle through the designer's archives with an exclusive collection that incorporate his most beautiful patterns - past and present. The six-piece range launches on June 14.  We love this piece below ...
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Chanel Opens Superstore in New Bond Street Today!

Opening in New Bond Street today, Chanel's new superstore featuring a series of  'rooms' housing the collections with areas for 'relaxing'.  Ann Boyd started the trend when she converted the Ralph Lauren stores into 'club' style rooms in the 80's.  Plus ca change.  Chanel goes one step further ....

Friday, 7 June 2013

War Photographer at Venice Biennale

Richard Mosse, Safe From Harm, South Kivu, Eastern Congo, 2012 Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York 
The palette of war photography has long been established as green, brown, black, red. Camouflage, dirt, guns, blood. Richard Mosse, in his installation for the Irish Pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale, chose to shine a new light on the coverage of conflict, literally. Using an infrared film developed by Kodak and the military for the detection of camouflage, Mosse’s moving image work The Enclave explored the war zone and humanitarian disaster currently taking place in the Democratic Republic of Congo, rendering its scenes of horror, despair, bravado and destruction in vibrant magenta, scarlet, puce and purple.  
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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Patrick Caulfield at Tate Britain

Opening today, the Patrick Caulfield exhibition at Tate Britain, London.  One of our favourite artists at one of our favourite galleries.  Catch it while you can.  On show until 1st September.