Friday, 21 May 2010
One of my favourite collections for this Spring/Summer 2010, is the Prada runway collection. I particularly like how the hair and make up is styled. With volume straight long hair, side parted and tied into bunches. Teamed with vibrant coral lipgloss, and bright oversized sunglasses. I appreciate as well the silk printed imagery of people on beaches on to simple loose fitting seperates. It is a sophistcated beach look.
On the prada website, there is a short fashion film titled, 'Postcards Audio Tale'. This film shows a model wearing the postcard design sunglasses her head rotating, in time to the speech about different hoilday locations. I have found some images, of vintage style postcards of the places that the film mentions. If I was to buy one item from the collection it would be the lime green postcard sunglasses.
Sunday, 16 May 2010
Last week I went down to Cornwall, as my boyfriend had a interview to study a masters in Creative Advertising at the Art University College Falmouth. He got a place on the course, which is amazing, as it is a top course to progress into the advertising industry.
Whilst at Falmouth I did some photography of the area, as it is a beautiful landscape. I mostly photographed flowers, which images I think juxtapose well with the art work from Lily Van Der Stokker. Who is currently on show at the Tate situated in St Ives. Her work is playful, and consists of paintings straight on to walls, and sculptures. Her colour pallete is neon and pastels. Her prints have also been used as a collaboration with Viktor and Rolf.
Lily van der Stokker is a Dutch artist based in Amsterdam and New York. Most often taking the form of elaborate and decorative wall drawings, her pieces have a child-like innocence and an adolescent naivety. They deal in a disarmingly unashamed and exuberant way with ideas of beauty, love, relationships, family and the everyday. Despite, or perhaps because of, their apparent simplicity, van der Stokker's works are often challenging and she has come to be seen as an increasingly important artist in the growing discourse of post-feminist practice. This show will be the largest exhibition of her work to date in the UK.
Van der Stokker plays on stereotypical femininity, developing a style she calls "nonshouting feminism" to explore ideas that seem to be forbidden in art, especially the decorative, the sentimental and the "nice". Her demure medium: coloured-pencil drawings on A4 paper, use the palette of baby clothes and concern the gap between the art world and the creativity of everybody else. At Tate St Ives, van der Stokker will present a series of wall drawings, furniture works and framed drawings on paper in the spectacular, curved, sea-facing galleries.
Born in 1954, her work found prominence in the late 1980s and early 1990s as she began exhibiting in important exhibitions and institutions across the world including the Pompidou Centre, Paris and Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis.
Lily Van Der Stokker No Big Deal Thing
Tate St Ives
15th May - 26th September 2010
Saturday, 8 May 2010
I am featured in the book 10 for 2010, written and published by Calum Ross. Calum recently sent up his own publishing company called Bread and Butter. The book is available to buy from the Bread and Butter publishing website, Blurb and Lulu. It is currently being sold at Grand Designs Live at ExCel London from 1st- 9th of May, situated in the Design Arcade.
An inspiring source book showcasing Britain’s top emerging talents from a wide range of creative disciplines, 10 for 2010 is the premier title from Bread & Butter Publishing, a newly established print- on-demand publishing company founded by Edinburgh College of Art graduate Calum Ross.
Divided into ten sections, 10 for 2010 contains biographies about our chosen artists, full colour imagery plus Q & A sessions where we ask about their inspirations, aspirations and future projects. Vogue, River Island, The London Evening Standard, Icon magazine, Harvey Nichols, Sotheby’s, Elle Dekor, jotta.com and Asos have already noted the talents of our ten featured creatives - the majority of whom only left education last year, graduating from Central Saint Martins, Edinburgh College of Art, London College of Fashion, the University of the Arts Epsom and Camberwell.
Our ten chosen artists are:
Jonathan Ridge - painter
Annabel Johnson - ceramicist
Cherry Hurren - contemporary craft designer
Kiran Gobin - fashion designer
Rita Párniczky - textile designer
Michael Brosnan - photographer
Lindsay Grime - illustrator
Christopher King - audio/video artist
Belgin Bozsahin - sculptor
Momoko Tamura - jeweler
With this title Bread & Butter Publishing not only wish to promote the work of these exceptionally talented creatives and show their work to a broader audience, but also wish to encourage other up and coming creatives to become involved in our future publishing ventures and events. 10 for 2010: A selection of interviews with the year’s up and coming creative talents, edited by Calum Ross and published by Bread & Butter Publishing is available to purchase now at our official website www.breadbutterpublishing.com