Friday, 12 February 2010
All I would like to say is that we should try to match the negative energy of being sad with transmitting some positive vibes out too. Lets be grateful that the world got the contribution of the time that McQueen dedicated to creating the lushest of inventions to dress history ............it was only a glimpse of what could have been a lifetime of work but at least a chapter is better than no novel at all. Everything in life is done for love, and that will be passed down to inspire the next maverick that connects with his distinct gift.
I haven't yet found my favourite images to put up here ........the first pieces I saw that got me excited and goose-pimply. But here is my favourite portrait of McQueen by Sean Ellis from the time when he was shaking up the industry and you can see that captured perfectly in his stance. I remember a documentary from that collection when he told the story of stitching "Lee woz ere" on the inside of a jacket made for Prince Charles during his apprenticeship on Saville Row..........I wonder if that will ever be found?!
Here is also a photo from my Leigh Bowery book of an audience at one of his performances. Ive always thought that the guy sitting in the middle looks like a very green McQueen............which highlights my point that the rare genius creative streak passes along the line with witnessing the predecessor's output............so lets concentrate on the incredible legacy and the positivity that a new star has been born somewhere out there from feeling the force of this Lee.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Neel asked me to go round the world with him..........(remember the panda hug?!)........I had to decline...........Work Work Work.......now Im receiving an influx of cosmic postcards and wondering why the hell I didn't go............LOSER
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
With one week till fashion week, I'm becoming increasingly short on time to concentrate on the written content of this blog in addition to the general time spent chasing tails of contributors like a blog bailiff. So for this item I have asked "No Days Off" to write their own blurb...........primarily because I like the way Patrick spins a yarn and secondly just to give them a bit more work so that they stay true to their name............
Monday, 8 February 2010
The last time a blogged about Brie Harrison's print designs on a new bag was the special gift with the last issue of Amelia's magazine. Her latest tote is for an American company BlueQ who help promote new designers and produce recycled goods. The design was executed in her new studio whic she has snapped for the blog..............I spy a Charlie Harper book there.........I LOVE him too! I think he has had a massive impact on our generation's aesthetic from growing up gazing at his wide eyed characters! To snap up Brie's shopper, head over to BlueQ, its only $11.99! Or check out her gift cards over on Papergrain............as seen in the top image......
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Here is the final exhibition at The Darkroom which curator Rhonda Drakeford has kind photographed for me as I couldn't make the opening. Ive also included 3 detail shots lifted from their facebook page as I wanted to show the detail of my faves by Gemma Tickle, Tara Darby vs. Milena Silvano and Lizzie Finn. There are plenty of other beauties by Claire Shilland, Lynn Cockburn, Anna Burns and one very honest account of (un)love by David David that has a few F words in the for...............and of course the collaboration between Corrie Williamson and Amy Gwatkin which I featured earlier in the week. Feast you eyes until the 13th of Feb and let the moths fly from your pockets as you dig deep for some savings to invest in one of these artworks for your loved one on Valentinte's Day...............they are all on sale to benefit the Haiti fund.