Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Reading List….Palaces Of Venice

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By Peter Lauritzen and Alexander Zielcke.

 

First Published in 1978 by John Calmann and King Ltd

 

(Photos above are from the 1985 edition).

Thursday, April 16, 2015

On the Street…Via Sciesa, Milan

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the Street…Corso Italia, Milan

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the Street…Piazza Affari, Milan

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Go See This Movie!!!

dior_and_i Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to take a stroll and end up at your favorite movie theater, watch an afternoon film and let your imagination carry you away for the rest of the day.

 

Dior and I is a very charming and realistic look inside the realities of running a legendary house such as Christian Dior.

The star of this documentary is Raf Simons who has recently taken on the role as creative director of the house.

 

To see a designer so vulnerable and to follow him in this extremely daunting role feels like a rare glimpse into a level of fashion and design, often not seen. His candidness is refreshing. In a car ride Simons relays, is he a minimalist? No. Did he work for a minimalist brand? Yes. It’s the hurtle he feels he’s up against being defined by one thing (referring to his past role as creative director of Jil Sander), when he is of course capable of much more than what has defined him thus far. By being so straight forward, Simons instantly becomes relatable.

 

The film reminds you how human these great designers are by relaying Simons daily activities, thoughts and insecurities against those of the houses founder Christian Dior. Excerpts from Dior’s personal journals are narrated throughout the film while Simons wanders through the same emotional triumphs and turmoils Dior himself had to face.

 

It’s a wonderful film that serves to give a personalization, names and faces, to a house that is so legendary in its own right.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

On the Street….Viale Umbria, Milan

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On the Street…Somerset House, London

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On the Street…Piazza Affari, Milan

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On the Street…Letting Down your Cuff

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A very specific type of pant seen again and again during this past fashion month!

 

The interesting part is that the only shape it’s seen on so far are culottes, and that the hem is always left raw and undone.

 

Curious if you’d achieve variations on the same appearance by just undoing the cuff on a pair of wide-cuffed jeans and if this is what inspired the style in the first place.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

On the Street…Viale Umbria, Milan

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