Tuesday, 30 August 2011

True Blood Fashion 4X09 "Let's Get Out of Here"

In this episode it's not only Sookie but the dudes are sporting some pretty sizzling looks too. When you're hundreds of years old, you learn a thing or two about fashion. Here are my top picks-

It's no wonder Sookie seduces Bill and Eric in her steamy threesome fantasy with this short, sexy, sheer red chiffon wrap by Jonquil (US$68, £42) and Agent Provocateur Fifi red bra/knicker set (£160, US$263). If you'd rather save than splurge Ann Summers does a similar version ( only £20! US$33) and get Topshop's Lola red lace bra/panties set for £25 (US$41).

Sookie teams up with Debbie to hijack Moongoddess Emporium (who would've seen that pairing coming?), wearing this cute scattered heart hoody from Forever21. She obviously has a thing for hoodies! Unfortunately it's out of stock so I've found a fabulous copy at Max C for just £15 (US$25)

Lovehearts Cardigan, Max C

With the men leather jackets rule. There's nothing sexier than a smokin' hot werewolf or vampire in a sophisticated classic jacket. I'm in love with this caramel Club Leather Moto Jacket by Andrew Marc, which Alcide's been wearing . While the real deal will set you back an eye watering £319 (US$524), EBay has fantastic vintage finds like this 70s brown leather jacket at a snip of just US$9.99 (£6)!

Bill smoulders in his Vince dark brown leather motorcycle jacket (US$541.99, £331 Saks Fifth Avenue). For a more affordable cool, check out these suave alternatives
(Left) Mens Basic Biker Leather Jacket Brown, Superdry £71.99 (US$119)
(Right) Harvey brown leather biker jacket, Acer-leather.co.uk £150 (US$247)

With only 2 episodes left of season 4, I can hardly wait to see what's still in store!

Friday, 19 August 2011

The Power of Blue

No colour evokes more ambiguous response than Blue. From sadness, skies to the hue of your favourite jeans, it has touched the imaginations of countless artists, designers and musicians.  In the world of ceramics, blue has been a prized possession throughout history, from 9th century blue and white china, 16th century Dutch delftware to 17th century French porcelain. Our appetite for all shades of blue has always been insatiable.

Flow Gallery's latest exhibition Blue (15th June-3rd September) showcases the work of ceramicists and textile artists, who interpret and incorporate the colour in unique ways, referencing the past and present. An innovative collective tribute, this is a must see exhibition that will leave you reconsidering the impact and meaning of blue. Here are a few to watch out for-

Amy Jayne Hughes
A recent RCA graduate these her plate series Noveau Bleu references the prestigious Sevres porcelain of the 17th and 18th century. A fresh dialogue between form and decoration is created, through fluid watercolour illustration and their imperfect, crisp edges.
Caroline Slotte
Caroline Slotte reworks existing ceramics into tangible memories of our personal, cultural, historical and ancestral pasts. This tiny fishing boat, isolated and centred in a large plate serves as a poignant and striking reminder.
Fuku Fukumoto
Fuku Fukumato's thrown concentric forms are a spontaneous reaction between herself and the medium during the making process. Pure, lively and expressive in colour, their smooth, glossy surface evokes images of Arctic seas and floating icebergs.
Henk Wolvers
Henk Wolvers is known for his perfect, paper thin porcelain vessels. precisely incised and marked with blue slip, he pushes the delicate qualities of porcelain to the limit.
Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson  decorates the humble paper cup with blue Wedgewood patterns, poking fun at our diposable consumer culture. Cup of tea anyone?

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