Catherine Middleton and Sarah Burton have successfully kept the best-guarded secret in fashion history. The incredibly moving moment when the new Duchess of Cambridge stepped out of her car in an Alexander McQueen dress was the fantasy everyone in fashion has been dreaming would come true.
This is what i call the best christmas ever
Mike is a dear friend and the man behind What’s Upstairs?, and I ran into him this morning on Spring St. The whole “Heritage” trend will be done and gone pretty soon and Mike will still be dressing like this, because that is who he is. This is one example of why I think fashion is kind of boring, but personal style so essential. Fashion to me is people dressing to be something else, style is an outward projection of who you really are.
Wise word from the Nord
for all the shoe addicts out there, how genius is this? Just need to convince my boyfriend that he does want to spend £8000 on my Christmas present…
Wandering around the Thames Southbank art collections accompanied by my art-student companion; I would pause at certain pieces to express admiration at its perception and meaning. And at certain other pieces I would just stare and in my shallow knowledge of art try to grasp what kind of significance it may hold. Nine times out of ten my friend would explain the era it was created, the society it was projected from and suggest explanations. Yet even an art student could not explain some pieces.
This is a rant to those artists who create the piece that no-one has a hope of understanding; the pieces in the gallery that has a name attached but no context.
Art should be a medium that is open to all. Creativity was never designed to be exclusive. [Insert name of any dumb art piece here] is only the self-righteous attack of an artist on society. How dare the shallow Joe Blogs of the world think they understand me?! It’s an invasion on their space, their exclusive club in which they reassure themselves of their higher understanding of life and indulge in this elevation.
Art is not an exclusive club for the sophisticated and intelligent of society. Art is not an opportunity to prove oneself better than the rest of society.
Surely art that does not admire, enhance, reflect, reveal or portray is pointless. And is that not the biggest insult of all, to create something of no point?
I am not a daily mail reader, but this caught my eye. The sad truth that in this peak of social networking, where an individual can contact hundreds of friends at a touch of a button and a flick of the switch, most of them are really just isolated and lonely. Friendships don’t really mean relationship. ‘Like’ is a mask for boredom. And really they’re all just yearning for something deeper and of more substance. This is the hearts cry for this generation, and what are we going to do about it?