Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Rue des Archives

If you're ever going to Paris and are interested in underground art and fashion, I'd highly recommend Rue des Archives. It's quite literally an archive road. The most amazing set of antiques shops and vintage book shops can be found on this beautiful little street. I went to check out an exhibition I saw a review for in Dazed & Confused - "Live Alive" at the Brachfeld Gallery. It's a collection of t-shirts designed to look like the old school classic rock t-shirts you could get from gigs like ACDC Def Leppard and Led Zep. The Rodarte is my favourite!

Images from my own camera.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Elle Russia, last summer.

Via Wildfox.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

California, California, Here We Come...

When life closes a door, it opens a jump!

Images from Wildfox Couture and Google Images.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

TVoS Travels: Part 6

Finally, I've finished uni for a month! This is an incredibly overdue post, but Pierre-Jean from So Black Tie took this for me in France a while back. It's the view of les Iles d'or.

Image copyright of Pierre-Jean Manfreo.

Friday, March 12, 2010

There's Only Alice

I love Alice Dellal.

Only Alice

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tumbling Down The Rabbit Hole.

Last night, the anticipation finally ended. Tim Burton's take on Alice In Wonderland most certainly out stood its high expectations, in storyline, character and most of all, in costume. The 3D film demonstrated the darkness of Tim Burton, but in moderation in keeping with the Disney aspect. Still, it showed no disappointment whatsoever. Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter and Stephen Fry as the Cheshire Cat stole the entire film for me, and newcomer Mia Wasikowska was very impressive as Alice.

The fact that the Jabawockee, Jub Jub bird and the Bandersnatch were all present in the character line up made it even more magical. (I hate that the original Disney cartoon only hinted at the Jabawockee through the Cheshire Cat singing a small section of the poem!)

But what really made the film were the costumes. Perhaps it was the Edward Scissorhands reference as Johnny Depp creates a tiny blue dress for Alice at the tea party, or maybe Alice's red dress at the Red Queen's castle. Either way, tulle with silk, feathers and lace, pleats, ruffles and raw edge hemming...costume designer Colleen Atwood without doubt gets 10 out of 10 for design here.

Ps. Look out for Alice's shoes in the opening scenes of Underland!

On Stage and Fashion156.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Un peu de Paris

I've been so busy with work lately I've not even had time to upload the Paris photographs..but here are a few, finally!

Images from my camera.