The Broderie Anglaise Moment

Meet the trend that’s all over depop  The history : “Broderie anglaise” translates from French to “English embroidery”. It’s A technique that originated in 16th-century Europe, and was not confined to England as its name would imply as it was very popular in Portuguese territory off the coast of Africa. In the 19th century & … Continue reading The Broderie Anglaise Moment

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Your F/W 18 Mood board

Think post-punk-cowboy meets medieval tapestry. Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent in his s/s18-19 Collection showed sleek, slim cowboy shilleouettes and collars. In amidst black leather blazers are delicate yellow tapestry detailing : the type of contrast sure to be seen everywhere in the coming year. Texture is an important theme for fashion this year. Gingham … Continue reading Your F/W 18 Mood board

This was America, This is America / Kienholz and Childish Gambino

“If six to one is unfair odds in my tableau, then 170 million to 20 million is sure as hell unfair odds in my country.”-  Edward Kienholz  Childish Gambino’s This is America video is full of references to African American injustice in the US, from the nod to the 2015 massacre at Emanuel African Methodist … Continue reading This was America, This is America / Kienholz and Childish Gambino

Paradise on a Parking Lot : the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Walking along the highway, the smell of wisteria hits you first. Follow the scent up and you find the huge impenetrable facade of the Cathedral of Our City of Angels, Los Angeles Cathedral, designed by Rafael Moneo. From the outside, the building is notably fortresslike, at a huge scale and without any real windows. Its … Continue reading Paradise on a Parking Lot : the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels