Sonntag, 30. November 2008

Awesome styrofoam interior, Harajuku


Awesome styrofoam interior, Harajuku, ursprünglich hochgeladen von magnusw

If you are running out of ideas, how to decorate your flat... how about some foam??? This is a freaky-funny idea.

Samstag, 29. November 2008

Let's Disco


Madonna


Lady Gaga


Pat Benatar



For the look:

- tights

- a lycra aerobic bodysuit

- a belt to accentuate the waist

- high heels


and as an extra, something with some 80s appeal: fingerless gloves, jacket with shoulder padding, 70s/80s hair-do, foxy jewelry,... some high-glam-glitter make-up wouldn't do bad, and hey.... of course a disco ball.

Mittwoch, 26. November 2008

Creative Scandinavia





Bea Szenfeld is another great designer from Sweden. In 2006 she made those stunning paper-dolls. I love when fashion design touches the world of art. At the end its all about shapes, silhouettes, colors and structures. So now you know what to do with the bunch of newspapers in the corner...

Sunrise


This morning i woke up early, and saw the sunrise. This is the view from my window. Wake up Hamburg!

Montag, 24. November 2008

Va Va Voom!










I am absolutely obsessed with anything about burlesque... I adore the style of the 40s... And i could just die for Ms. Van Story's pin-up pictures! She has worked with stars like Kitten de Ville or Angie Pontani. In between seduction and playfulness, teasing humor and dark fantasies, her set-up, lightning, colours and girls are just perfect.


Sonntag, 23. November 2008

Bella Umbrella!











Swoon....pretty, pretty umbrellas and parasols. Pagoda shaped beauties with lace or ruffles. Oh i would never ever forget you in the bus...


Samstag, 22. November 2008

Glamour of Madeleine Vionnett




Madeleine Vionnett, also called "the Queen of the Bias Cut", brought glamour and elegance into fashion. I am totally in love with her beautiful sophisticated dresses, which allow movement, but far away of being casual...
Her time were the 1930s, a decade of adorable fashion and allure.
Her signatures were the bias cut which creates a flowing line, and drapery, inspired by antic greek art. She was influenced by the modern dance of Isadora Duncan, her moving, floating, expression. Vionnett used fabrics like Crepe de chine and Satin, which showed a fluidity of motion. Stars like Marlene Dietrich and Katherine Hepburn wore her creations. She made women to goddesses, and is still an inspiration for slinky elegance.
Book: "Madeleine Vionnett" by Betty Kirke




Donnerstag, 20. November 2008

Flower Bomb







Here is one of my latest works. A coat made out of a fabric with an impressive flower embroidery. Where did i get that from? Pssst... it's an Ikea-curtain. And because of the embroidery, i made the pattern for the coat slightly oriental, with slits at the sides. Apart from that, i left it quite simple and puristic.



Mittwoch, 19. November 2008

Sex And Marriage - 1894

This is too funny! well things have changed... but the result is the same, no?!


By ELLIE WHITE (The Sun)



"TODAY great sex is seen as a vital part of a happy, lasting relationship. Bookshops and websites are packed with guides on boosting intimacy, igniting passion and getting satisfaction in bed. But in Victorian times, sex was seen as “at best revolting and at worst rather painful” and in 1894 vicar’s wife Ruth Smythers wrote a guide – now republished – that called it “something to be endured”. Mrs Smythers penned her book, Sex Tips For Husbands And Wives, to help young women facing “the terrible experience of sex” for the first time – and her main tip was to “give it little, give it seldom and above all, give it grudgingly”.

THE wise bride will permit a maximum of two brief sexual experiences weekly — and as time goes by she should make every effort to reduce this frequency. Feigned illness, sleepiness and headaches are among her best friends in this matter.

MOST men are by nature rather perverted, and if given half a chance, would engage in quite a variety of the most revolting practices, including performing the normal act in abnormal positions, mouthing the female body and offering their own vile bodies to be mouthed in turn.

A SELFISH and sensual husband can easily take advantage of his wife. One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: Give little, give seldom and above all give grudgingly. Otherwise what could have been a proper marriage could become an orgy of sexual lust.
1894: Give little,
give seldom
and above all,
give grudgingly


JUST as she should be ever alert to keep the quantity of sex as low as possible, the wise bride will pay equal attention to limiting the kind and degree of sexual contacts.

MANY men obtain a major portion of their sexual satisfaction from the peaceful exhaustion immediately after the act is over. Thus the wife must ensure that there is no peace in this period for him to enjoy. Otherwise he might be encouraged to soon try for more.

A WISE wife will make it her goal never to allow her husband to see her unclothed body, and never allow him to display his unclothed body to her.

MANY women have found it useful to have thick cotton nightgowns for themselves and pyjamas for their husbands — they need not be removed during the sex act. Thus, a minimum of flesh is exposed.

ONCE in bed, the wife should turn off all the lights and make no sound to guide her husband in her direction, lest he take this as a sign of encouragement.

WHEN he finds her, she should lie as still as possible. Bodily motion could be interpreted as sexual excitement by the optimistic husband. Sex, when it cannot be prevented, should be practised only in total darkness.

DO not encourage him — nudity, talking about sex, reading stories about sex, viewing photographs and drawings depicting or suggesting sex are the obnoxious habits the male is likely to acquire if permitted.

IF he attempts to kiss her on the lips she should turn her head slightly so that the kiss falls harmlessly on her cheek instead. If he lifts her gown and attempts to kiss her any place else she should quickly pull the gown back in place, spring from the bed, and announce that nature calls her to the toilet.

IF the husband attempts to seduce her with lascivious talk, the wise wife will suddenly remember some trivial non-sexual question to ask him.

SHE will be absolutely silent while he is huffing and puffing away — she will lie perfectly still and never under any circumstances grunt or groan while the act is in progress.

AS soon as the husband has completed the act, the wise wife will start nagging him about various minor tasks she wishes him to perform on the morrow.

CLEVER wives are ever on the alert for new and better methods of denying and discouraging the amorous overtures of the husband. Arguments, nagging, scolding and bickering prove very effective if used in the late evening about an hour before the husband would normally commence his seduction.

BY their tenth anniversary many wives have managed to complete their child-bearing and have achieved the ultimate goal of terminating all sexual contacts with the husband. By this time she can depend upon his love for the children and social pressures to hold the husband in the home."


Dienstag, 18. November 2008

Maide Treasuries




Maide is featured in the December issue of german Vogue. She has two shops on Dawanda:




She makes jewelry and spats out of vintage lace and fabrics, inspired by victorian style and Jugendstil. For all the pretty princesses out there... a little sentimental, a little melancholic and very, very romantic.



Montag, 17. November 2008

Bijoux







This is adorable jewelry made by Shourouk. Her creations are romantic, baroque and are inspired by antique embroidery and north african opulence. Shourouk lives and works in Paris. Even her pictures have this french allure. So cute... and I love the colours.

Samstag, 15. November 2008

Orthopedic Art





Graduation Galleries, ursprünglich hochgeladen von marzellluz


Orthopedic shoe-art by Gwendolyn Huskens, at the graduation gallery in Eindoven. I found it via flickr, and it reminds me of "Crash" (David Cronenberg).

High heels look like weapons, but they make the wearer vulnerable. A shoe should protect, but mostly they expose. Balancing sexiness, with the risk to fall and break your ankles...

Freitag, 14. November 2008

Stockings And Garters



This is sooo pretty! It's from V Magazine, by the photographer Coppi Barbieri. I love all of this, it's so sexy, feminine and adorable. Silk and lace, stockings, garters and panties... all those colours and textures...like beautiful precious gifts.

And this little film makes me feel like a fetishist...
video

http://vmagazine.com/article.php?n=2140&p=1

Donnerstag, 13. November 2008

Junk Fashion





Junky Styling was founded 1997 by Annika Sanders and Kerry Seager in London. Their fashion concept is: re-use, re-creation, re-design, re-cycling. It's a statement against pure consumerism, for more individuality.
"CONCEPT - Everything produced by Junky is recycled from the best quality second hand clothing, deconstructed, re-cut and completely transformed into a new product that belies the former identity of the raw material. All garments are made in house or carefully outsourced locally. All products stocked in the Junky Store are either recycled, fair trade, made from organic materials or ethically produced. Junky doesn’t conform to fashion trends because they want to promote timeless original designs and offer a repair service to customers (that has in some cases helped garments last more than 5 years of extensive wear). The individual is the focus at Junky as they ensure no 2 garments are the same - they can be cut from the same pattern but the raw materials will always be different. Junky hope to inspire all their customers to look at their discarded clothes and general waste items with fresh eyes and a resourceful frame of mind."



Mittwoch, 12. November 2008

Keith Olbermann on Prop8

Yes, yes, yes!!! This is an amazing comment.

The Mad Hatter


I made some hats... A little summer straw-thingy. And a turquoise felt hat. Hey, maybe i still have the chance for a carrier as a flight attendant.




Samstag, 8. November 2008

Angels Sale!


Angels own the largest costume-collection in the world. They make and buy costumes, wigs and all kind of accessories for theatre and films. They have a huge stock of original, period and contemporary pieces. Angels in London is the source for costumes for: Elisabeth, Sweeny Todd, The Tudors, Death on the Nil, Harry Potter, Age Of Innocence, and a billion more...
They are having a big sale at Wembleys, on 6th of December!!!
Vintage Clothing starting from the 30's, 40's up til the 80's, Uniforms, Jewelry, period fashion literature, and film costumes.
Go there! Go nuts!

Donnerstag, 6. November 2008

Steampunk Laptop




Ok, far away from modern high-tech-look... This would fit to Captain Nemo or Phileas Fogg on their journeys.