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Ibiza: Moments in Love

Ibiza: Moments in love

Looking at photos of people partying gives me the same tingly happy feeling you get when you hear -that-song-you-heard-the-other-night-when-everyone-was-going-mental.  Good party photography will capture a moment of pure freedom from the daily grind; the let-your-hair-down joy that comes with clubbing.  No worries; just music, and smiles, and dancing, and sitting at the back having  heart felt conversations with someone you’ve only just met -what’s your name again?-

The Ibiza: Moments in Love exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts is a time portal into the island Ibiza once was:

SAM_0876 SAM_0878 SAM_0875The first thing that really strikes me about these photographs is the people’s style; care free and costume-like.  I would love to rock up to a club with my tatas out and a bit of silver paint on the nips.  And why shouldn’t I.  (Pass the silver paint)

As well as these photographs the exhibition contains past artefacts; magazines, posters, signed tickets, mix tapes etc.  I’m glad to say that I have a shoe box in my room that is absolutely full to the brim with my own collection of similar items.  I keep everything.  I’m going to have to get a bigger box soon.

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All photos above were taken by me at the Ibiza: Moments in Love Exhibition.  It’s on until the 2nd of Feb so if you’re in London go down and check it out http://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/ibiza-moments-love.  The photographs featured are a set of previously unpublished pictures by the British photographer Derek Ridgers taken at Ku in 1984.

Nuala xoxoxo

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Malarky Belfast Mural

Malarky Belfast Mural

Amazingly colourful mural in my hometown, Belfast. (I need to find it!) Created by street painter, Malarky who’s work can also be found around London and Barcelona.  This piece is a far cry from a lot of the murals around Belfast:  http://www.belfast-murals.co.uk/slideshow.html

More of this please! 😀

Photo taken from his blog: http://malark.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/gumpy-belfast-weeeeekender.html

Check out his instagram here: http://instagram.com/malarko

M.I.A Versus Versace

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These 3D photos of M.I.A’s new collection for Versace are amazing.  The collection is controversially inspired by Versace counterfeits. Check out the rest of the photos by Jamie Martinez here: M.I.A Versus Versace

“Counterfeits are something I’ve always had and collected, and I would also collect a lot of vintage Versace from the Nineties,” she said. “Sometimes I like the copies better and sometimes I like the original. I felt that there needed to be a bridge between both, or definitely a mix-up, so it’s really a collaboration between Versace and the bootlegs.” – M.I.A interviewed for Vogue

These were shown to me a few days ago by my bezzer pal Katie B.  Check out her blog! http://whatktwore.blogspot.co.uk/

Model Diversity at London Fashion week 2013

In uni at the minute we’re doing a project on Diversity in the fashion industry and I feel that it’s opening my eyes to new ideas of what fashion in the future could be.  In the past 20 years we’ve seen the rise of the supermodel; ‘heroine chic’ and size zero, and more recently the use of plus size models on the catwalk.

nasir mazhar by lea colomboAt London Fashion Week this September Nasir Mazhar’s collection really caught my eye, not only for the designs/styling but the very diverse range of models.  The catwalks are still predominantly Caucasian, tall, skinny girls so I found Mazhar’s model line up really refreshing.

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The models look happy and confident, which I think should be promoted more in the industry: regardless of shape/race/age/class.

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Lazy Oaf keeping it fresh as always.  Pizza bean bag and below, Burger bean bag both £70.

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Lazy Oaf pizza cap: £20

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Lazy Oaf Love Money Pizza Crop Shirt: £65

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Hamburger sweater, French fries leggings both from Mr. Gugu & Miss Go at ASOS

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Popcorn Sweater and leggings, both Mr. Gugu & Miss Go at ASOS

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Bikini diet? Hotdog bikini above from Topshop

What not to wear:

imagesBacon scarves.  No.