Saturday 25 May 2013

Saturday 24th May: Love Is The Law Magazine Issue 4 Launch

Here are a few snaps from the Love Is The Law magazine launch for the 4th issue which was celebrated with a night of live music from some of the featured artists including The Noisettes, Marques TOliver, Yadi and Seye.  Head over to the site to see features from the three previous issues with additional videos and articles.................    

Saturday 24th May: University of Westminster Fashion Show

Here are a few examples of some of the other student's collections included in the University of Westminster fashion show......... 
Top to Bottom:  Sophie Nuttall, James Pawson, Holly Penfold, Claire Storey, Chloe Bayles, Tom Guy ............ and a fan of Tom's metallic rhinestone Dolly Parton collection - Anna Trevelyan in her new Prada Barbarella-tastic boots!

Saturday 24th May: University of Westminster - Lisa Clayton

 The collection that kick-started the group show was this metallic layered dream by Lisa Clayton.  Looks as though a Jeff Koons sculpture has come alive and wrapped / scrunched itself around the model's body. Lush! 

Saturday 24th May: University Of Westminster - Philli Wood

The crescendo to The University of Westminster graduate fashion show on Thursday evening was this oversize, cable knit Trompe l'oeil printed collection by Philli Wood.  The candy pink and coral orange palette was pop'n'punchy and the duvet dimension wide wadded silhouettes were so much fun!  Screen printed patterned tights continued the quilted textile to the floor, topped off with Neon plastic wedges.  You can head over to the school's site to look at her portfolio to follow the sample development and gorgeous mood boards that influence this final slick selection - here

Thursday 23 May 2013

Weds 23rd May: "BLUMENFELD STUDIO" at Somerset House

Whilst JCrew were celebrating cashmere with the rainbow fountains of St. Martins in Kings Cross,  fountains were also blazing across town at Somerset House for the private view of "Blumenfeld Studio:  New York, 1941–1960".  Thanks to Charlie Hocking for these photos that give an indication of what to expect from the 100 colour photos, and also a look at the graphics layout he has worked on for the show with Teo Connor Studio.  The free exhibition focuses on the little-known history of the Berliner's photography studio at 222 Central Park in New York during the 40's - 60's.  Alongside prints are original works in the fashion magazines of the time such as about the capital's fashion scene you can join tours every Thursday which explain the story behind the images .......

23 May–1 September 2013
Open daily 10.00-18.00 (Last admission 17.30)
East Wing Galleries, East Wing

Thursday 23rd May: J Crew x Central St Martins Pop-up Store

Here are Kitty Joseph's beautiful colourful snaps from last evening's launch of J Crew's pop-up store at The Stables in King's Cross - a project in collaboration with students of Central St Martins. The store will be open to the public this weekend, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th May,  showcasing this exclusive cashmere collection!

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Weds 22nd May: COLOUR AND CULTURE - Cosmetics à La Carte

Last evening was the private view for a new beauty exhibition entitled "Colour and Culture" curated by Ryan Lanji, charting the 40 year history of Cosmetics à La  Carte.  The timeline is divided into four decade sections via a special interior design by Anna Lomax which has transformed the gallery specifically for the show.  Within the layout are sculptures by Alex Noble including these mannequin faces decorated with pearls and glitter or hand painted like this beautiful spectrum butterfly.  Illustrations decorate the walls and tear sheets of archive beauty editorials are pinned to mosaic posts.  The most ingenious part of the planning is the polka-dot lipstick logo rendered on the entrance wall with pink powder compacts set into carved holes. 
  COLOUR AND CULTURE is a celebration of the brand's founders Lynne Sanders and Christina Stewart who set up Cosmetics à La Carte with the manifesto “Find your look and be fabulous”.  Historically musicians Grace Jones and Debbie Harry have put this mantra into motion wearing bespoke products designed by Lynne Sanders at their Battersea laboratory in London.  Princess Diana even ordered the first nude lipstick in the 1980's.  All of these landmark moments in makeup are mapped out and on show at the Gallery Redchurch St in East London from May 21st -26th.