Good morning everyone,
I have certainly come to accept that a post every day is not feasible considering all of the great hobbies I have and the fast-paced life here in Delhi. Yet, every now and then I am happy to post some beautiful things.
I have totally fallen for Raf Simons’ work at Dior, ever since he started with the collection of Fall 2012 Couture. He manages to combine so many different elements in his creations – shape which is both a pleasure for body and eye, colors which are happy and underline the beauty of every woman. So why dress in grey if you can wear an amazing fuchsia? And certainly, also the detail of his work – not too much fuzz, aesthetic melting of different fabric and embroidery and unexpected pattern making.
A small peak of the Resort 2014 show:
And the lipstick color is so fresh, too. Yes, things were done right:
Image via Dior FB and video from their YouTube channel.
Of course, this is not all for today. Some more finds from the past few days:
The first 3 images via theredlist.fr (one of my top 3 websites) and the below found somewhere in the swamps of google.
Oh, and a wonderful friend of mine wrote me a quote the other day for her departure from Delhi:
“Nicht Verstellung ist die Aufgabe des Schauspielers, sondern Enthüllung.”
“Not disguise is the task of the actor but revelation.”
by Max Reinhardt.
I have french melodies in my head, the desire to post something – just my love of today:
- old maps, dried flowers and Dior couture -
And with it, a passage of one of my favorite writers, Hermann Hesse, from his book ‘Das Glasperlenspiel’:
Wie jede Blüte welkt und jede Jugend
dem Alter weicht, blüht jede Lebensstufe
blüht jede Weisheit auch und jede Tugend
zu ihrer Zeit und darf nicht ewig dauern
es muß das Herz bei jedem Lebensrufe
bereit zum Abschied sein und Neubeginne
um sich in Tapferkeit und ohne Trauern
in andre, neue Bindungen zu geben
und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne
der uns beschützt und der uns hilft zu leben
wir wollen heiter Raum um Raum durchschreiten
an keinem wie an einer Heimat hängen
der Weltgeist will nicht fesseln uns und engen
er will Stuf’ um Stuf’ uns heben, weiten
kaum sind wir heimisch einem Lebenskreise
und traulich eingewohnt, so droht Erschlaffen
nur wer bereit zu Aufbruch ist und Reise
mag lähmender Gewöhnung sich entraffen
Es wird vielleicht auch noch die Todesstunde
uns neuen Räumen jung entgegensenden
des Lebens Ruf an uns wird niemals enden
Wohlan denn, Herz, nimm Abschied und gesunde.
and for all the non-German speakers:
As every blossom fades
and all youth sinks into old age,
so every life’s design, each flower of wisdom,
attains its prime and cannot last forever.
The heart must submit itself courageously
to life’s call without a hint of grief,
A magic dwells in each beginning,
protecting us, telling us how to live.
High purposed we shall traverse realm on realm,
cleaving to none as to a home,
the world of spirit wishes not to fetter us
but raise us higher, step by step.
Scarce in some safe accustomed sphere of life
have we establish a house, then we grow lax;
only he who is ready to journey forth
can throw old habits off.
Maybe death’s hour too will send us out new-born
maybe life’s call to us will never find an end
Courage my heart, take leave and fare thee well.
I fell in love with rust and diamonds today, what a wonderful duo – it’s memories that bring them.
Now this blog seems to be rolling again – I have so many things filling up every little corner of free space on my computer so it’s about time to show some of the goodies.
In general, as I enjoy photography as well as fashion, I can’t get enough of good (!) fashion photography of all ages. On top of this, Armani definitely counts to one of my favorite designers, the edgy elegance just feels so good to look at, to wear, to admire.
Oh, this ad photo was actually the ‘kick off’ to look for more Armani ads. I saw it, saw the blazer, gear wheels starting turning in my head, and I fell in love.
all images via http://www.pinterest.com
Has it been this long?
Have I just ditched my blog for my diary and sketch book?
Have I developed some sort of cyber-timidity?
Well, I am back, wemakethearter is back in action and it feels GOOD. I would like to start this new beginning with a very subtle, sweet post, making me reminiscent of the past. Days of adventures in far away places coupled with a voice which has captured me in many ways.
Joni Mitchell, you are beautifully talented.
And one or two images from Kathmandu, a city not possible to put in words. Anarchy.
After a very long time of disappearance the blog will, once again, be in good shape with updates and charming, beautiful things to enjoy the ‘limitless’ Internet a bit more.
I have been on a long journey through South East Asia, which has been a great source of inspiration, especially in photography and textile. Therefore, at a certain point in the future I will post some of my favorite and most expressive photos on here. It will take a while as the installation of the dark room is going rather slowly – ON A PLUS D’ESPACE A PARIS!
Today I have dug out a very interesting photographer, Ilze Vanaga who impressed me especially by her alternative fashion photography. They are very edgy and capturing the beauty of each and every woman which in my opinion, is always of great importance in fashion life.
Good afternoon fellow friends,
I have always been an admirer of Belgian fashion – in my opinion it has something odd, peculiar, so well accomplished, with such a focus on precision and detail that it amazes me each time.
Well, today I found something which was like a little anthology of picture books of great Belgian designers. I even forgot my brownies in the oven as I was completely mesmerized by their work.
So what our pretty eyes are being confronted with is unique fashion, graphic design, art, writings, photography, etc etc. Very inspiring stuff.
All of this is the magazine called N°ABCDE and was first launched in 2004. On their About page is written, among other things:
WHY A NEW MAGAZINE?
We want to return to a poetic, fresh and “pure” fashion magazine.
A magazine that makes a statement against homogenisation and for individuality.
A Magazine that is made out of respect for the design and the designer.
A magazine in which we want to question fashion because we are fascinated by it.
A magazine in which we want to share the parameters of the designers we love: their passion, emotion, fascination, spontaneity, craftsmanship and authenticity.
This magazine is initiated by fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck as one of the fashion statements in the MODE2001 LANDED-GELAND project.
Sounds good to me.
Friends and family, I no longer want to keep you in suspense…
Check it out, it’s well worth it. You got 5 designers.
If you have brownies in the oven, take care of the poor things.
Veronika Brusa certainly has an outstanding talent. As you can clearly see, after investigating the fancy (yes, once again) slideshow above, she masters fashion design, photography, graphic design, not to mention art – sketchting, painting, letterpress printing… And all this in an amazing, personal style. Since she is a friend of a friend of a friend of a mate of a buddy of an acquaintance I am having here in Paris, my attention was drawn to her. And how I find her creations great. Veronika has travelled a lot, been in the arts for a while and hopefully, my friend will soon receive her in Paris so we can stretch out by the Canal, sip coffee and philosophize about the esthetics of ink.
Enjoy her work.
back in the boat i am, feeling fresh as never before – the flowers have shriveled a little bit over these dog days with temperatures over 35 degrees… but now we are back in shape with something fantastic for everyone:
if there is anyone of you having creative projects in mind – in the arts, events, ecology etc, anything you can imagine, but the necessary cash is not on hand (as so often in life), these two websites might be quite helpful. kickstarter is the US version whereas kisskissbankbank is the european one.
how does it work? well, you set up your account with a description (it should be absolutely booom!) of your project, you set a deadline (eg 60 days) as well as an amount needed (eg $3000). if your project is interesting, little by little, people who are into those things will pledge for it and hence, finance it. it matters little if it’s $5 or $2500, the gesture is great to start off with. if you manage to get together the entire amount at the deadline, your project will be realised. if not, bye. you had a good shot trying.
personally, i think this is something quite amazing and should totally be supported. so, everyone with great, crazy, innovative ideas and not enough coins in the pockets, check it out, you won’t regret.
Here we can see a roll collection of spring back to winter – a change of Parisian seasons. The ‘winter roll’ was lost in the huge apartment of mine, ehem, and now found again and it was a great pleasure to see the pictures. The colour pictures were taken with a film roll from the puces de Montreuil which I bought at 1 Euro, expired in 2001 and I think it turned out quite nicely. Nevertheless, I am becoming more and more disappointed with the work of the photo laboratory (missing pictures etc, high prices) so I am gathering pieces together for a darkroom in my bathroom. We are excited. Enjoy this rather chilly spring Saturday.