Like many out there I find Coco Chanel almost obsessively fascinating, everything from her life story, controvercy, style and heritage. And I will certainly head over to London College of Fashion between 5th of September to November 16 to feed my curiosity a little more, where 5 portraits of Coco Chanel painted by Californian artist Marion Pike will be exhibited. The exhibition will explore the friendship between the artist and Coco, and alongside paintings, Chanel garments worn by the Pike will also be displayed.
You may ask what Thatcher, Manolo, Gainsbourg, Diana, Charles, Jeremy Irons, Britt Ekland, Yves Saint Laurent and David Bowie got in common, well they’ve all been captured by the legendary photographer Lord Snowdon lens, who’s fondness for the blue color and especially blue shirts, have resulted in a collaborative book launch with Acne that I attended yesterday eve.
Inspired by the blue shirts in Snowdon’s photographs Acne has created a limited collection of blue shirts that you will find at Dover street right now before the exhibition moves on to Paris, New York and Stockholm, absolutely worth checking out. I’m strongly considering getting the limited edition book(£80) myself, the perfect coffee table book for my new home.
Structure & Geometry, Iris van Herpen (left), Sandra Backlund (right)
Iris van Herpen’s Octopus
Hi you all, hope you’re having a lovely weekend, I am for sure though there’s not exactly summer in the city.
Yesterday I popped into Selfridges where they are holding a exhibition called ‘Washed Up‘, covering several fashion designers debt to the ocean. All together there are 26 ocean inspired couture garments and accessories by designers including McQueen, John Rocha, Martin Margiela Artisanal, Hussein Chalayan, Iris van Herpen, Philip Treacy and others, you’ve got some really fantastic pieces there so absolutely worth stopping by.
Now, brunch in the sun, have a lovely Sunday!!!
Woop woop, woke up this morning and felt like wearing something colorful, at least within my comfort zone of the word, anyway, I love this weather right now and I bet today was the warmest day so far, I really like this tendency, doesn’t it make you happy and positive too?
Headed over to the Yamamoto exhibition at V&A that I never got the chance to visit last week, which was wonderful btw, if you live in London or plan to visit in the nearest future it’s really worth stopping by, open until 10th of July.
Quote by Yohji Yamamoto: ” When I started making clothes, all I wanted was for women to wear men’s clothes!”
Leather pants Cos, men’s silk shirt vintage, blazer Acne, booties Topshop, bag and sunnies Celine.
I woke up late today being tired from the last few days. Met up with Kaz and my man and relaxed with a late outdoor Sunday brunch at the terrace of Somerset House and I enjoyed walking around at the Exhibition where they showcase ready to wear designs Spring/Summer 2011, one of my favorite Scandinavian brands where there, Minimarket.