Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Opinion | $686

I just got sent an e-mail about this from Vogue,,,,,,,,,

I find it utterly amazing.
I have to say well done to Marc Jacobs for his reaction first time around, which is detailed below, and leaves me eagerly awaiting to see if the same action is going to be taken this time around! 

I think most of you will already know what I am showing you, but those of you who don't....

"MARC JACOBS has been the target of another graffiti attack, this time covering his Paris store. French graffiti artist Kidult tagged the shop windows with "$686" in neon green paint.
The numbers reference the first run-in that the label had with Kidult in May last year, after he sprayed Jacobs' New York Soho store with the word "Art" in bright pink. Not one to miss out on an opportunity, and himself a huge art fan, Jacobs printed a photograph of the work onto a line of T-shirts and sold them for $686 (£446). Kidult's latest efforts are his personal way of fighting back against the designer - who the artist describes as a "capitalist thief".
"680? 689?...686?! How much are you going to sell this for? #kidultarmyparis #thisisnotart," Kidult tweeted about his work."

Heres the T-Shirt,

Kidult has to be the worlds biggest hater of fashion and as you can see on his website here is is very erm,,,, how do you put it... evident?
I must admit as much as I adore Marc Jacobs, my inner appreciation of street art and graffiti (which has been fully evident here on my blog) has led me to admire Kidults perseverance.

 "Kidult is the problem child who paints in a righteous, primary and no-limit way with the use of an extinguisher.
I try to remain the 14 years old kid who paints his truth in a brutal and free-minded way. I aspire to keep the creativity, the honesty and the impertinence of a kid in spite of my age to send a disturbing message in a simple, efficient and no polishing way.
Societies and cities are always evolving and as a graffiti artist, I got to adapt myself to these evolutions of my surroundings. Efficiency is one of the most important traits in a graffiti artist’s skills. It starts from a concern that I have and I send a message to everybody by intellectualizing my reasoning and finding the best spot to be the most efficient.
no matter what other people are doing or what is considered “in”, and bring something new, ugly or not."

“All these retail outlets have once used graffiti as a commercial tool to get more money and be “cool” without knowing anything about the culture.
I didn’t simply say “hello” to them. If they really like graffiti, I just gave them what they love.”


What do you think about all this........ should Marc Jacobs hit back with another t-shirt?
Possibly something more elaborate....
Or will this need to be settled on a more serious level?

I also would like to hear what you guys make of Kidults beliefs and ideologies?

And so since I wrote this post I have found this out on Twitter!

Hooray,,,, for it turns out Marc Jacobs also has rather good perseverance in dealing with Kidult.........

p.s. If you read all that,,,, you must be wondering the same thing as me.... where does this leave Eine?
(If you don't know what I'm talking about have a quick look here)

LIfe | Ludwig Museum \ The Other Half of the Sky

Hi all!  Quick little post :)

These few pictures I took on a trip to the Ludwig Museum in Budapest.... I went specifically to see the two works of art specifically (the fact they have a load of Picasso's added to it too), Andy Warhol's one of many, Elvis pieces and Lichtenstein's Vicki!

I also noticed that I have managed to hide my face from all of the shots,,,, but I am sure you have seen it enough times.... heres a break.
(Basically I lost my RayBan Aviators, which I replaced with a nice new pair of Clubmasters, sooo there was too much squinting going on. Not a good look.)

As I mentioned in a previous post while we were in Budapest they were hit with some floods, the last pictures show the road slowly being revealed as the water receded from the Houses of Parliament.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Life | The erotic and the exotic.

While I was in Budapest the Museum of Fine Arts (Pictured above) was holding an exhibition 

"Continuing the highly successful tradition of the past years, in the spring of 2013 the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest is again staging a photographic exhibition. 
The show will feature around 250 shots by one of the greatest figures of fashion and advertising photography, Helmut Newton, reflecting his most significant creative periods.
The material will be assembled with the cooperation of the Helmut Newton Stiftung, the foundation taking care of the artist’s oeuvre in Berlin.
These selected works provide an offer a look into his most important periods through three of his key albums. PrivateProperty contains forty-five photographs from Newton’s best fashion, portrait and nude shots from 1972 to 1983. Newton published his provocative nudes between 1985 and 1995, among others in his own periodical, the four-volume HelmutNewton’s Illustrated
The fashion and advertising photos taken between 1983 and 2003 for the major fashion labels (Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Vogue) appeared in the album A GunForHire.
Helmut Newton, one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth-century, revolutionized fashion photography with the provocative style and erotic content of his work."

You can see some of his incredible work below taken from images on Tumblr. 
The photographs were incredible first hand and it was interesting to be able to come to your own conclusion on the much debated sexist/feminist argument around Newtons depiction of women.

I felt the aspect of which Newton argues that is images show empowerment in women, and the women shown in his images are incredible, empowered, strong and undeniably sexy.

I am in love with Newtons images and would love to hear what you all make of them, empowered females or an accepted sexism?

After the Newton exhibition and a quick look around the gallery we made our way for a well earned break in the South-east Asian Gold Museum Tea House.

This place wasn't listed in the guide books, but I came across it the internet. The garden was amazing and there was an amazing selection of tea (Served in the cutest tea pots, cups and saucers!), at amazing prices.  As you can see on the menu the prices are 990 Hungarian Forint, which are the most expensive teas on the menu and work out at around £2.80 a pot for two people sharing.

Friday, 21 June 2013

Life | Kiralyi Palota.

I recently took a trip to Budapest, and its a wonderful city!

I would have happily stayed for another month in the 35°C sunshine, relaxing in the amazing thermal baths.

Budapest was one of the most beautiful places I have seen and our trip luckily wasn't effected in any way by the swelling of The Danube river. *Phewwww
(With exception of some slight travel disruptions etc as you might expect.... but the public there and the police were so amazingly helpful!!)

The pictures show our trip up to and around the Royal Palace also known as Kiralyi Palota or Buda Castle, and Fisherman's Bastion which were both so impressive! 
The scale of the Royal palace was immense and the tiles on the roof of Matthias Church at Fisherman's Bastion were simply beautiful.

Wearing | Dress/Joy Cardigan/Benetton Socks/Asos Sandals/Aldo Backpack/New Look 

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Update | If you can use some exotic booze,,,,,,,,,,

Hi all!

A quick update as tomorrow night I am off to (a flooded) Budapest, and so there wont be any blogging action for a few days!

I promise some pretty awesome blog updates as soon as I am back!

Pack up, let's fly away!!!!!! X

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Saturday, 8 June 2013

Style | Purple Blossoms

The few smiling days of sunshine we have been having are just incredible! 

It feels like I haven't felt the rays of the London Sun for a very long time,,,,,,,

So despite the slightly chilly in shade temperature, the appearance of the sun is certainly an excuse to wear this skirt which I have had for quite a while and not managed to wear. It is quite heavy yet its silky lining feels great on your legs and the weight sees it move so beautifully in the breeze. The slit was also just below the knee but I opened it up more to around the mid thigh area.

Necklace | Handmade   Peplum Top | M&S   Skirt | Oasis   Sandals | New Look

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Style | Warhols Banana.

I have been slightly temped by the recent all white trend, but my love of colour and all things printed has simply meant that I just cannot bring myself to wear a completely white or be it completely plain outfit.

When I saw this Banana printed crop top by Kuccia in Topshop,  I instantly thought of how awesome the obvious Andy Warhol inspired print was and how great it would look with a white high-waisted skater skirt. 

The 3D architectural necklace is a recent New Look purchase and looks great worn short on the neck and my gold and white ceramic Astley Clarke ring is constantly on my left forefinger and matches a treat!

Monday, 3 June 2013

Follow | Tumblr

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This post is a collection if some images you can find on my Tumblr Blog.

On my tumblr you can see a collection of great images that I have come across
(many of which don't have captions and therefore it is impossible to know who the original owner is.)

Alongside some of my favorite, as well as my own, images.

*All credit goes to the original owners of these images

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