Freitag, 31. Oktober 2008

Childhood Dream


Read more:http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/05/realestate/keymagazine/105hstree-t.html?partner=permalink&exprod=permalink




Treehouse Summer's End, ursprünglich hochgeladen von marc50

Who didn't dream of a tree-house, or tried to build one? Well some architects bring this dream to life. A house in the air, in between sky and earth. A playful nest.

Donnerstag, 30. Oktober 2008

I Love You Fred!




Fred Butler is a set and accessory-designer. But what makes me kneel down in admiration is her bright, colour-sparkling, heartwarming, refreshing fun attitude. I love full-power monochrome styling. She is just speaking directly from my heart...















Susie Bubbles made an interview with her on Dazed Digital:
DD: Is it important for a designer to “Practice what they preach” – wearing their own clothes?
FB: I definitely think it makes life more worthwhile. That’s what leaves icons and legacies in our rich history. Why deny the future generations that joy? Why take yourself too seriously? If you have conviction in your work surely it should carry through in everything you do. Why separate your passions? I salute the Mary Quants, Zandra Rhodes, Vivienne Westwoods of this world. Where would we be if they wore black Gucci suits? It’s not even about being outlandish. Jean Muir looked perfect in her navy crepe and beige lipstick. Having said all that I will let Christopher Kane off for not wearing his mini-dresses! But then he has Tammy (Christopher's sister) doesn’t he?

Mittwoch, 29. Oktober 2008

Colourful World

It's cold, dark and wet outside. A time of the year when i get itchy feet. So many colours are out there to be embraced. Different people and cultures, new aroma and flavours to be explored. Travelling is so important, it's a constant enticement. The best possibility is to work somewhere for a while. Then you don't only rush through places, in a steady fear of missing something. But you can take the chance, to really discover the atmosphere, people, the city or whatever. To learn, to experience, to grow.

Real travelling is pure adventure, and hey that's what makes life exciting...!









Montag, 27. Oktober 2008

Creative Scandinavia







Sandra Backlund is a stunning designer from Sweden (again...!!), and she has been featured in Elle Sweden, I-D, Vogue Italia, and Vogue Japan. I am so, so fascinated by her designs... Her mostly knitted artwork is sculptured around bodies, beautiful and bold. Art-to-wear from creative Scandinavia.

Samstag, 25. Oktober 2008

Mother of London















Mother of London is a L.A. based ready-to-wear-label for eccentric dark costumes and fashion. I like the way she plays with fetish and victorian attributes as well as with futuristic visions. And she proves that erotica doesn't have to be vulgar. Always elegant and with high quality, Mother of London has become one of the most interesting labels for alternative fashion.



Freitag, 24. Oktober 2008

Keep The Style


lavazzacalendar2, ursprünglich hochgeladen von pandoraswardrobe

This pic, found on flickr, is made by the wonderful Ellen von Unwerth for Lavazza. I always thought flight-crew-uniforms need more sexiness...

Mittwoch, 22. Oktober 2008

Gun-Girls



I found these in the online-shop of Kiki de Montparnasse. The artist is Sam Haskins. I like the sixties-style and the gun-girl attitude. Bang, bang I shot him down....
It's out of Sam Haskins book Cowboy Kate & Other Stories... "Once upon a time was Kate. She was white as flowers, warm as sunshine, wild as whiskey and swinging like a lamp."

Montag, 20. Oktober 2008

Tailed Corset


tailed corset, ursprünglich hochgeladen von raggedyrags

I found this on flickr. It's a wales-based designer who reconstruct clothing, as a statement against the throw-away-mentality of our culture. A part of her collection is called Quirky Couture and is burlesque/victorian/steampunk-inspired.

Sonntag, 19. Oktober 2008

Ladies and Tigers


http://www.catherineservel.com/

I must confess: i have a kind of strange obsession with tigers. That's why i simply adore these pics. Beautiful fashion-photography.



Freitag, 17. Oktober 2008

Fashion April 1875




This is a dress i made. It's not a wedding dress... i just made it out of white cotton, because i wanted to try the pattern. And everything else would have been too expensive. But i actually like the white pure look. The dress is from 1875, copied after a picture. That means it has a farthingale, a cul, a rather high waist, broad shoulders and lots of adornment. Hello victorian lady.

Donnerstag, 16. Oktober 2008

Home sweet home




I like, when things have a history. Old furniture, marks, scratches, faded colours show character. And i like, when rooms show the character of the person who lives there. Inconsistencies shape individuality.

Dienstag, 14. Oktober 2008

Happy Birthday

It's my birthday today. Yeah, yeah!! And I want to tell all my lovely friends, how much you mean to me. The party yesterday, all those sweet phone calls today... I love you! And we will have a great rocking party tonight.

Latex Glamour






This ladies and gentlemen is latex-couture from Fräulein Erhardt. I am obsessed with those gorgeous "High gloss dolls"....swoon. Wonderful colours, great cut, and beautiful unusual models. She is a Hamburg based designer, used to work for Marquis, and has now got her own line. And she is not only a great designer, but a highly talented photographer as well. Her pictures are fantastic. This is sooo pretty!!!

Montag, 13. Oktober 2008

Erinye




Here you see the costume i made as my final project for the degree as a Gewandmeister (costume interpreter) in July 2008. I designed and made it: Erinye, demon of revenge. My inspiration were war-goddesses like Pallas Athena, Kali and the Valkyries, and the costumes of the film "300". The buckler with the doll parts was inspired by the Lilith-myth. My model was the stunning Florence Kasumba who is an actress here in Germany. She rocked it.

Samstag, 11. Oktober 2008

Reine de feuilles


Here is a necklace i made recently. Golden leatherleaves and small blue or golden beads.

Freitag, 10. Oktober 2008

Coco De Mer






Coco de Mer is the most wonderful, delicious erotica-shop i know. I simply adore everything about them. They are tasteful and witty, debauche and sooooo sexy! You can find them in London and L.A., and of course on internet.




Philosophy

When explorers of the past moored on the distant shores of the Seychelles, they believed they had fallen upon the Forbidden Fruit in the biblical Garden of Eden. Scattered on the tropical beaches were palm seeds that unmistakably mirrored the front and bottom area of the female pelvis, thus reminding them of what they were missing at home.They had chanced upon the coco de mer seed, the seed of the sea, a quite extraordinary palm seed only found on two islands in the Seychelles. It is the largest seed in the world, weighing up to 40 pounds! The coco de mer is rare, precious and protected, and a perfect representation of the beautiful sculpture that is the female form.That is why the coco de mer seed is our source of inspiration. By choosing this strange seed of the sea as our symbol, we join in natures celebration of all that is erotic, sensual and beautiful.The coco de mer germinates from both a male and female plant. Whereas the seed so closely resembles the female form, the male plant has a stamen, which looks strangely like a penis. A huge penis at that, and one that smells of sticky sweet honey. At Coco de Mer we celebrate both genders and believe that between two consenting adults there should be no barriers to love. Like the coco de mer, we all come from two and therefore we honor both the feminine and masculine aspects of life.The coco de mer palm grows slowly, until its branches release once more its beautiful seed. Like our inspiration, we will grow patiently and strong, providing on the way tactile, sensuous and precious products that are made by the finest craftsmen.We have very strong and clear ethics at Coco de Mer. All our products are made with the consideration of environmental and human rights. We invest in the talents of local artisans. When we seek a skill abroad we work with small Fair Trade projects or cottage industries.Ultimately, we hope that our products bring you joy, inspiration and a recharge of sexual energy that translates in the infinite enjoyment of one of life's great gifts.We, at Coco de Mer, are unashamedly about sex. Celebrate the beauty from which we all come!Savour life and drink it to the full.


Sam Roddick Proprietor


The Coco de Mer is nature's warm witty take on human prudishness, designed for the sole purpose of making us blush.