Brunello Cucinelli Spring 2017 is sporty, feminine, masculine & relaxed. It's also Italian craft at it's finest. Most certainly my cup of tea.
Hello there. Pardon my silence but I've been finding my feet with managing a full time job & being a student all over again.. Thanks for all the views & emails. I have been posting for Georgette Magazine so you can check out my posts here,
So! On another note, Osklen's threads recently caught my attention. It's imperishable & it's ethical production practices are admirable. It's easy to wear & effortless. It's almost spring on this side of the world, so this entire collection would be right up my alley.
Alive Mag Summer 2016
Photography: Attilio d:Agostino
Styling: Sarah Stallmann
MUAH: Caleigh Hampton
Model: Meredith Mickelson
This unique summer cottage was designed to blend into it's surroundings, with it's multipurpose functions, it was also built to accommodate two families. Designed by ARDESS, this idiosyncratic dwelling caught my attention.
"The summer cottage is built on the foundation of an original house. Due to conservation restrictions tied to the unique location, the summer cottage was devised to adhere to the original geometry. As such, the house was designed as a solid wooden block in the given geometry from which function and spaces have been cut out and blended into the surroundings and views.The careful integration into the landscape is further enhanced by the consistent choice of materials. As such, Cedar has been used for the roof and façade, giving the impression of a silver wooden block – like a straight piece of driftwood where beach meets dunes."
I want to pack my bags and go!
Jeffrey Moustache is a Los Angeles based photographer/ videographer. One of his recent projects, Transient Eclipse, Moustache used drones to create super cool aerial lighting.
An oldie but a goodie.
Marie Claire January 2016
Photographer: Beau Grealy
Styling: Alison Edmond
Make-Up: Lisa Storey
Models: Lucky Blue, Pyper America, Starlie Cheyenne Smith, Daisy Clementine
"Robert Wun is a London based fashion label. Driven by a conceptual twist in modern womenswear. Through the interplay between sculpturing silhouettes and a graphical interpretation in details, it aims to empower feminine fashions by contrasting the essence of vulnerability with bold cuts and strong shapes."
Robert Wun's AW 2016 collection is called Rosary. It's named after a woman he remembers from his childhood. She was a nun who came to church on a motorcycle;
"I remember the nun as the most mesmerising and delightful sister. I have met in the community. Confident in her belief still pursuing harmony through a modern view in cultural values."
This collection displays his conceptual approach. It's very feminine yet there are intrepid colours, textures and silhouettes.
Robert Wun quote via thisispaper
The Edit by Net-A-Porter June 2016
Photographer: Tom Craig
Styling: Carmen Borgonovo
MUAH: Sandrine Van Slee
Model: Amanda Wellsh (Mega Models Brasil)
Bruyneel Tjorven is a Belgian photographer. She frequently travels to countries and cities that she's unfamiliar with to gain a new perspective and educate herself on different cultures. For this series, Untitled Happiness, Bruyneel headed to Johannesburg to look beneath the surface of this vibrant city. These images are her observation of the social changes which were caused by Apartheid.. Even today, the aftermath reveals a range of dualities which is evident in this series.
Juli Hamilton is a French Canadian tattoo artist. I met her last year at a party and I was struck by her unique style, quiet confidence and remarkable dexterity. I had the pleasure of interviewing her so you can get to know this talented and beautiful woman.
I also teamed up with my friend and photographer, Lindsey Appolis. I had a go at art directing and we had great fun shooting Juli.
Make up artist: Jess Adams
Location: Joseph Stone in Athlone, Cape Town
Clothes: Models own
How did you start your career as a tattoo artist?
When I was in college, a friend of mine introduced me to tattooing. She started practicing on her own and encouraged me create tattoo designs (flash sheets) and sell them to tattoo parlors. I was quite curious so she showed me and even allowed me to try it out on her. It didn't occur to me at that time that I could actually take it further. It took 3 years of working as a Graphic Designer to realize that it wasn't for me. I'm more of the "hands-on" type. I prefer working and creating with my hands. So I quit my full-time job, got a part-time job in a Garden Centre (swapped the computer screen for sunscreen), and gave tattooing a serious try, on the side, while having a steady income. I took a complementary course in a tattoo parlor, to make sure I knew the correct health and safety procedures, and started tattooing from home. I had my own little private studio for 4 years, and then moved to Montreal and started working in a tattoo studio.
Who or what influences you?
I'm drawn to designing ornamental pieces but back then in my hometown, the demand for it simply wasn't there. I accepted many different projects and tackled many different styles, which allowed me to become quite versatile through the years. My greatest influences have always been found in ornamental, decorative, tribal, ethnic art as well as patterns and symbols found in art, jewelry, architecture or textiles. It can be simple or intricate. Colourful or not, it could have a very deep and spiritual meaning. It could be sacred, or simply abstract and beautiful. I like looking at the entire body like a whole canvas, and then imagine what would look nice and where .I look at what would underline the curve of the hip or compliment the shape of the chest? I'm pretty much driven by the desire to decorate things and people.
What has been your favorite moment in your career so far?
I don't think I have any favourite moment. I'm just happy for being where I am right now and excited for what is still to come. It's a constant learning experience. It has allowed me to grow in ways I had never expected and it's given me amazing opportunities to travel and meet many people that have added to my life. It's what I need to be doing to live the life I dreamed of and it might even lead to something different. Who knows...
What is your favorite part of being a tattoo artist?
Just everything about it. Creating something, every single day of my life. Living off my art, of course but more than that;just being a part of something important to the person getting inked. Helping people express and heal themselves. Tattoos are currently a trend, and mainly a fashion statement but to me, and to some of my clients, they are a lot more than that. It's a radical, primal form of expression and being the person they come to and trust to mark their bodies for life, it's quite something.
If you could describe your art in one word, what would it be?
What are your plans for the future?
Travel more, discover more. Allow more space for my own ideas. Allow more time to create for myself. Paint and draw, just for fun.
Thank you Juli! xoxo
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The name is Romy Alfino, I reside in Cape Town, South Africa. This is a personal blog about fashion, vintage, art and photography. I share images for your visual pleasure
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