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PEG LEG TROUSERS: Style Inspiration

Peg leg trousers

Style Alien, NY: http://www.thestylealien.com/2013/11/sweet-escape.html

PEG LEG TROUSERS

Work a clean silhouette this season with the peg- leg trouser. As high-waist paperbag styles present a feminine take on the look, low slung belted trousers offer an androgynous approach. Channel a fresh, sporty vibe with track-pant-inspired styles in bold brights and statement prints.

Alicia Keys- Vogue Italia- Simply stunning

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Tuuli by Dar: an artistic journey into the heart of the feminine

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Tonight, I’m heading down to Rankin HQ, to get set my eyes upon Johny Dar’s special preview of ‘Tuuli by Dar’; a series of unique and beautiful images, inspired by the art series ‘DAR THE BOOK’, an artistic journey into the heart of the feminine.

I loathe my use of the word fan, but I am, admittedly, a huge fan of Hunger Magazine, and Rankin Photography, so needless to say, I’m eager to see the art that awaits me.

Last week I was invited to the series of short screenings by Rankin Film Production and The Full Service, showcasing six short films, one of which was The EXCHANGE, for Louis Vuitton, a coy and seductive tale of courtship, filmed at the Hotel Café Royal.  All six of the short films shown succeeded in their efforts to captivate and around curiosity. This is why I rate Rankin. They continue to push the boundaries of art, beauty and photography through creative collaborations, with a mixture of visionary designers.

‘Tuuli by Dar’ will be crafted into a limited edition calendar and created specifically with Tuuli in mind, weaving across her bare skin, exploring the beauty of the female form as Rankin’s lens beautifully captures Johny’s original artwork.

As of today, ‘Tuuli by DAR’ will be published by Rankin Photography and distributed by Turnaround Publisher Services, and available for viewing at ANNROY, Rankin’s London Gallery.

I’ll likely be ‘graming’ tonight, so if you don’t follow me already on instagram it’s @afroblush.

To find out more on ‘Johny Dar and his work, click here: http://darthebook.com

Solo installation by Yinka Ilori @yinksdesigns

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Yinka Ilori
Product and furniture designer with the future in mind.
Yinka Ilori up-cycles and re-works old, unloved furniture to produce brand new interpretations. Challenging perceptions of waste through the regeneration and revitalisation of every-day furniture, where every piece deserves the chance to be loved again.

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Style Inspiration #322- Burkina Faso and Mali

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Actors from Burkina Faso and Mali perform a scene from the play Et Si Je Les Tuais Tous Madame? in Avignon during the 67th International Theatre festival. Burkina Faso’s Aristide Tarnagda wrote and directed the play.

 

Wearing sun glasses in summer, in Britain. I don’t take it lightly #BlackWhiteDiary

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Photo taken by/Louisa K/ 01/07/13

Jessie Ware #TuneOfTheWeek

Believe it or not, it’s not even 6pm and this guy on the train is WASTED!

Nonetheless, Friday is finally upon us and as Britain prepares to do what it does best (binge drink), I wish you and your livers all the best; and I shall leave you with one of my favorite tracks this summer by Jessie Ware- Wildest Moments.

Have fun + be safe.

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Karl Largerfield “…a moment that’s gone forever” #BlackWhiteDiary #Photography

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

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Photo taken by/ Louisa K/ 09/05/13

#BlackWhiteDiary… An introduction

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“Compared to colorful designs where catchy colors help the design to stand out, in black-and-white designs the ability to stand out depends only on its ability to communicate rather than on its appealing visual presentation.”

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Throughout July I will be running a Black and White photo diary . I like to live by the philosophy that less is more; and the beautiful thing about black and white images is that often my taking away colour, you often give more to the reader. There is something so in depth about desaturating an image. You can check out all the images from my Black+White diary this month by following the hashtag #blackwhitediary on Instagram, Twitter and by clicking in the menu butt

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I thought I would start of by sharing some of my recent inspirations…

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Unfortunately, the photographer is unknown. The photo seems to be taken at exact the right moment from exactly the right angle with a perfect lighting. Black and white can be powerful as well.

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“If you’re curious, London’s an amazing place” David Bailey #photography #London

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Mariane Calazan, Style Inspiration #319

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Late evenings and early mornings #springtime #London #Photography

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Taken 04.04.13

Rathbone Place, London

Diesel+EDUN-A global loudspeaker for a new African economic + creative paradigm

“The DIESEL+EDUN collaboration-

A global loudspeaker for the new African economic and creative paradigm”

Looking back to 2012, a common hash tag cited on twitter on several events such as Design Africa was #TradeNotAid, a fashionable slogan in its own right adopted decades ago by the United Nations Conference on Trade Development, but one that still sits true to this day, it’s about companies and designers working with Africa, not for it. Which is why I have been excited and inspired by the Diesel+EDUN collaboration.

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Last night was the long awaited Diesel+EDUN collaboration launch party, which was part of a city wide celebration, from Paris to London and Amsterdam to Berlin. The Diesel+EDUN denim collection is born in Africa and inspired by African creativity. Most importantly the collection is sourced and manufactured in Africa with the finest cotton from the continent.

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Fashion Scout presents Nova Chiu- Textured and beautiful design by

Last Friday, also included vibrant collection from Nova Chiu, graduate from London College of Fashion who I also saw last year as part of Vauxhall Fashion Scout’s ‘Ones to Watch’ show for AW12.

Nova Chiu’s highly textured, beautiful AW13 collection was inspired by Nam June Paik’s ‘Electronic Superhighway’, which is permanently on display at the Lincoln Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington. Electronic Superhighway was a critical piece, conveying American culture, and its obsession with television, moving image and bright shiny things.

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 I strongly believe the AW13 collection is a step in the right direction for Nova Chiu. Despite her SS13 Collection receiving some criticism for moving away from heavy ‘ethnic inspired’ embroidery, to more diluted silk prints. In contrast, I felt that her SS13 complimented the burst of colour and floral prints that were predicted to dominate Spring/ Summer look books for 2013.

Furthermore , her AW13 collection will be a colourful and bold alternative to the floral print that I can only assume we would have exhausted by the end of the season.

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Runway Collective presents NIAN, by Nihan Buruk

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Throughout 2012, I was drawn to, and focused heavily on sharp and virile tailored style, therefore, I was keen to see whether androgyny will be making a come-back for Autumn/Winter 2013/14, and if so, what modifications we can expect.

Turkish born fashion designer Nihan Buruk typically represents an avant-garde smartness, and is known for her domineering collections, which are tailored to perfection with an exceptional eye for detail.

Despite one of the exhibition walls falling down in the middle the runway, she executed a great collection, which was both imaginative and wearable. Showcasing a powerful and militant flair, with the added dimensions of textures through adding wool and leather across pleats, lapels and pockets. The sharp collection was complimented by soft hues of charcoal grey, emerald green, cream and crimson.

(Below- Nihan Buruk, SS13 Collection)

http://www.nihanburuk.com/

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