Category: inspiration

Madonna hanging in the lower east side

 

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The photographer Richard Corman has an exhibition at W hotel in NYC portraying his pics of Madonna in the summer of 1982 – before she was the grand dame she has since become. Her energy simply pops out of the pictures, you can see how she had the drive – with a capital D – very early on. Check an interview with Richard on Fashionista.com.

The Art of the Illustrated Nail

Need some nail inspiration? Check out:

1- Theillustratednail.tumblr.com  This London based nail art walhalla do loads of shoots and upload their faves on their tumblr and instagram.

2 – Wahnails – Another nail art inspiration staple is of course the reknowned Dalston based nail art salon. They also have a shop in the basement of Topshop and seem to be flying all over the world displaying their nail art talents in various pop up stores. Check them on instagram too.

3 – Sophy Robson – Luxury nail artist as her title currently reads. Sophy has worked with all the big titles Vogue (UK, French, Russian and Japanese), Vanity Fair, Glamour, Grazia, Elle etc. Her nails are always impressive and push boundaries.

Especially loving these nail art themes: holographic – studs – tie die – ombre – dots – tribal – monochrome – galaxy.

All images from theillustratednail.tumblr, wahnails.com, instragram, sosoflynails.tumblr.com and pinterest.

Seoul Fashion Week

 

Style.com released some pics from Seoul Fashion week. These kids are really into their baseball and cap style. Check out the rest of the pics here.

Japanese Blossom & Lady Gaga Nail Art

Would spring finally be in the air? I saw some shots on instagram of Japanese cherry blossom and immediately got inspired to do soft pink nails. I think the whiter the better – to get that super soft chalky pink look. Topshop Milkshake & Essie Petal Pink are my favourite, together with a Repossi ring would be nice if I ever win the lottery…

In Tokyo they love their nail art and spend huge amounts and time decorating these little treasures. Salons offer the most complicated designs you can think of and even office workers have bejewelled talons. Last year I visited an amazing nail shop in where Lady Gaga has her nails made in Daikayama http://ayafukudanail.com/. The designs were very detailed, super stiletto shapes with chains and lots of embellisment for example. Prices matched the intricate designs and were sky high. But in Japan not only pop stars but even office workers have nail art done. Check out ‘every day’ salon http://pomponner.jp/gallery.html.

Easter Nails by Marian Newman

 

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Marian Newman has done the most amazing nail feature for Another magazine. The nails are inspired by Easter and feature the ultimate nude, dark chocolate and embellished nails. I especially like the chocolate nail which has a stiletto tip. Happy Easter!

Bowie inspiration

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Obviously super excited about the Bowie exhibition in London at the V&A museum. I am still in the gorgeous snowy mountains but I am already looking forward to being back in the big smoke and visiting this very special exhibition.  The exhibition runs from 23 March – 11 August 2013. It’s the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie featuring . David Bowie more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie’s own instruments. Bowie inspired many people all over the globe with his forward thinking amazing designs, music and looks. So here are some pics to get you inspired!

Colour Bomb

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Colour Explosion!

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Colour Bomb @ I-D magazine

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Colour Smoke Bombs

Paint Pigment Photographs by Rob and Nick Carter

Pink & Blue

It’s almost spring – even though it still does not feel like it – brrrrr. In India they welcome the spring with Holi festival which inspired this ID shoot. Love.

Russian beauty

EMILY BAKER IN VOGUE RUSSIA MARCH 2013 BY WARD IVAN RAFIK

vogue russia march 13 – ward ivan rafik

 

This look epitomises SS13 for me – ear rings, gorgeous red/orange matt lips, sculpted skin, smokey eyes with plum accent and bleached eyebrows. Model Emily Baker looks stunning.

Chloe Love

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Chloe doing smokey eyes and brows

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Chloe Sevigny for Opening Ceremony

After watching Portlandia and seeing her latest collection for Opening Ceremony I heart you even more Chloe…!

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Chloe in the 90’s
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tshirt dress = well cool

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tousled hair..

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lips!