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:
The 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.
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 The photographs featured are a set of previously unpublished pictures by the British photographer Derek Ridgers taken at Ku in 1984.
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
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/
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.
At 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.
The models look happy and confident, which I think should be promoted more in the industry: regardless of shape/race/age/class.
Lazy Oaf keeping it fresh as always. Pizza bean bag and below, Burger bean bag both £70.
Lazy Oaf pizza cap: £20
Lazy Oaf Love Money Pizza Crop Shirt: £65
Hamburger sweater, French fries leggings both from Mr. Gugu & Miss Go at ASOS
Popcorn Sweater and leggings, both Mr. Gugu & Miss Go at ASOS
Bikini diet? Hotdog bikini above from Topshop
What not to wear:
Vivienne Westwood’s models make up made them look like an abstract portrait of themselves. Or possibly a clown… However, although I wouldn’t wear this look out on a Friday night I do really like the idea of being more playful and experimental with makeup.
Images taken from http://uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com
Check out the Vivienne Westwood Red Label AW13 collection here: http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/designers_profile.aspx?DesignerID=847
The new cleavage?
Watch on mute if desired:
I loved the zig-zagged quilting in these pieces from the Christopher Raeburn AW13 collection.
London Fashion Week Day 2: 16th Feb 2013
Images taken from www/londonfashionweek.co.uk