Thursday, 9 June 2011
Documentary film-maker, Brennan Stasiewicz provides an interesting and thought provoking insight into fashion's inner sanctum with his new film - Daphne Guinness: Undressed.
The film follows Daphne, arguably one of the most prolific supporters and collectors of haute couture, (and in my opinion, cool as fuck,) in both her personal and private life, culminating in a performance art piece in which Guinness dressed for the Met ball in one of Barney’s New York windows, modeling a lilac feathered gown designed by McQueen's Sarah Burton. The film is beautifully shot, intimate and provides a tiny peek into the world of the enigmatic Guinness.
I've long been a fan of Daphne Guinness, she truly appreciates and cares about fashion, and believes like me that fashion is art. And I do have to admire a woman who does yoga in a cocktail dress. Think I need to find a Greek shipping magnate to marry. x M
Monday, 6 June 2011
...an Ivana Pilja dress in my life. Having just stumbled over her amazing designs, I feel very inspired to go a bit dark, and I am now in need of geometric corners in my life.
Despite never paying attention in maths class, and not giving a flying fuck about decagons or obtuse triangles, I have an almost obsessive passion for clean lines and angles in architecture, art and more importantly, fashion. Which is precisely why I want one of these dresses.
Pilja's collection borders on the architectural, and is dark, dramatic and brooding. All very Wuthering Heights. That is if Emily Bronte had collided head first into a Mad Max-esque future where origami was the norm. To sum up, her designs are strong and simplified with a touch of gothic darkness that makes me feel ever so slightly uneasy. But in a good way.
It is Monday after all, and if you can't feel slightly dark and twisted on a rainy Monday, then when can you? Enjoy...x M