Friday, 28 September 2012

We're all mad here

This collection is absolutely beautiful... I can't even put any words on it. It's just so sweet and ditzy - reminds me of a tea party but with neon fairy lights strewn around (does that even make sense?) I love everything about it, the fabrics are exceptionally perfect, and what else can I say about the accessories? The neon perspex bags with a doily-like trimming are just so adorable and feminine albeit the material, and the shoes! DID YOU SEE THE BLACK PAIR OF SHOES WITH THE PERSPEX WEDGE? That. Is. Perfection. Those shoes were spotted outside the Simone Rocha Spring Summer show in London, and it's from the Fall Winter collection for 2012. 
Adieu little delicate tea party dresses and neon accesories and perspex heels, I'll see you in my dreams.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

This love will be your downfall

This is probably one of my favourite Prada collections (out of which the A/W 2009 and S/S 2010 were part of). I love the retro feel that dominates this whole lookbook and the way it is collaged is so creative and just so beautiful, 
I love the fifties to sixties nostalgic feel to it, and quoted from STYLE.COM,
"Italian men have two meaningful relationships in their lives: women and cars. Miuccia put the two together—women in cars—and situated them in a moment in time (maybe the last such) when the world was awash with unambiguous hope for the future."
I absolutely love love love the details of this collection, as well as the accessories. And the car shoes are amazing! This fiery lookbook is made up of handmade collages of vintage photographs, as well as 
images from backstage at the runway show, shot by Phil Meech and artwork created by Jereon Koolhaas and Lok Jansen. 
This lookbook is perfect, in my opinion.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Art inspiration: Peter Carrington

So, I was browsing through Tumblr and I found a few of these illustrations and I thought they were amazingly inspiring and breathtaking, and it's really got this magical aura about it that draws me into the drawing.
These drawings are by the talented Peter Carrington, an illustrator from Manchester, who makes artworks about  science, natural history and his struggle to gain knowledge. 
As Carrington states, “I’ve always had an interest in science and nature, and during my studies I decided to combine this with my practice. Through deeper research into different scientific areas it quickly became apparent that, due to having dyslexia, I was never going to get a grip of the topics to make work that wasn’t shallow and ill-informed. I became frustrated that I wouldn’t be able to use the visual language of the sciences that I had become obsessed with. It was at this point that this frustration became the forefront of the work and the drawings became a portrait of me and my struggle with dyslexia. I began using the visuals of science and natural history journals to create seemingly scientific illustrations.”
Carrington’s work harkens back to the history of biology and botany, where drawing and labels were the key to all knowledge, then he adds his own bit of mystical influence. 
To see more of his work, click the link above. 

I've been really obsessed with illustrations and graphics recently, and will probably be showing you more of these works that inspire me. Perhaps one day I'll even share my very own drawings up here, but for now, they're being posted on my Instagram, which is @rosettes, so do take a look if you want to.
Have a lovely weekend! x

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Rivulets flow from your eyes as your lungs crystallize

Vlada Roslyakova by Horst Diekgerdes 
Numéro 2008

Thought I'd share this lovely editorial with you. Vlada is one of my favourite models and she reminds me of a porcelain doll, especially in these photos. I especially love the first photo, it's absolutely breathtaking. I'll be going ice skating this Friday, my last day of the holidays, so I thought this post would be pretty apt! 
For those who would like some music to accompany this post/your daily shindigs, click here for perfection.

I'll travel the sub-zero tundra
 I'll break glaciers and frozen lakes 
And that's just the tip of the iceberg 
I'll do whatever it takes to change 

Farewell powdery paradise 
We'd rather skate on the thinnest ice 
Fingers failed us before they froze 
Frostbite bit down on all our toes 

Snow drifts build up and enfold us 
As we wait in this winter storm 
So we snuggle close in the darkness 
And keep each other so warm