Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Belles of Black Diamond Field

The Belles of Black Diamond Field is a directing team made of up Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker; their work utterly breathtaking. They have an ability to capture raw beauty, in their short films, in a refreshing and inspiring way. The feminine, lovely, dream-like feel with a uniquely beautifully eerie vibe--encompasses their work, in my opinion. It takes true visionaries to bring a poem to life on screen, and that they are with this short film based on the poem "Recuerdo" by Edna St. Vincent Millay staring Karen Elson, Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Sophie Flicker. Ill stop ranting now and let the work of The Belles of Black Diamond Field speak for itself.
I absolutely need every outfit in this short film! It reminds me of the lovely and talented Aya Nakagawa's (designer of Colenimo) fall/winter 2010 collection that I am saving a special post and feature in my zine for.
Short film directed by Maximilla Lukacs and Sarah Sophie Flicker (The Belles of the Black Diamond Field)
Based on the poem "Recuerdo" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Starring Karen Elson, Zooey Deschanel and Sarah Sophie Flicker.
Produced by The Belles of the Black Diamond Field
Cinematography and Editing by Maximilla Lukacs
Styling by Leith Clark
Lighting Design by Dan Estabrook
Hair and Make Up by Jorgee Douglass
Titles by Christy-Claire Katien
Sound Mix by Thom Monahan
©2006 The Belles of the Black Diamond Field
All Rights Reserved

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Outfit Shot

first photo:
hair bow barrette: vintage from france
dress: Kimichi Blue
shoes: thrifted
second photo:
hair accessory: icing
socks: UO
shoes: vintage
side note: I don't know why the second photo is slightly yellow tinted? I didn't use a flash, so every picture is somewhat discolored.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Jessie and Buddug - The Shop

“A little bit of the Welsh Countryside in the City.” Jessie Chorley and best friend Buddugwyn Humphreys own their very own studio/shop, tucked away amongst the flowers on 146 COLUMBIA RD LONDON E2 7RG, upstairs above “Marcos and Trump”. Their shop, both in stores and online, is full of unique and lovely decorative objects and jewelry. Jessie said that she creates her collections, “using Papier machér from pages of books combined with stitching and embroidery of old fabric. [. . . ] My current pieces are very much textile based, incorporating small found objects and pieces of worn jewelry, they are simple illustrations, embroidered directly in to the fabric or paper using only hand embroidery”. You know how exciting it is when you discover that buried treasure in thrift/vintage store? Yeah, well Jessie Chorely & Buddug’s The Shop is a whole store full of those special finds you only are lucky enough to stumble upon every so often. In addition to their online store, you can also follow their blog here.

The Run Down

Coca-Cola & MTV "Movie Awards Insider"

Last week Coca-Cola and MTV launched a nationwide search for one lucky person to get the behind the scenes coverage of the MTV Movie Awards as the "Movie Awards Insider." If you think you have what it takes to be on the red carpet along side the MTV News Correspondents, then enter here and explain in 250 words or less why you should be chosen.

Eligibility: This Contest is open to legal residents of the forty-eight (48) contiguous United States and District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years of age or older at the time of entry.

What's More Alive Than You

The creative call is launched by WHAT'S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU®, a new Italian company producer of high quality shoes, bags and contemporary jewellery, involving people from all over the world in the creation of the collections. The design of the collections will be carried out by continuous creative calls, which sees to involve young students of universities and school, Associations, Foundations, design studios, free-lance and lovers of art, design, fashion and architecture in 92 countries worldwide. These creative calls are addressed to all those who, without any age limit, have great ideas and want to see it realized.For the second selection WHAT'S MORE ALIVE THAN YOU® has introduced a new category, contemporary jewellery, that could so be a further way to express the creativity. Show Whats More Alive Than You, YOUR perspective by entering here.

Prada and Fendi and Gucci, Oh My!

If designer accessories and apparel up to 70% off weren’t enough of an incentive to partake in some retail therapy, click here for a coupon for $50 off your next Designer Spotlight purchase of $200 or more at any Designer Spotlight™ location. Need help finding locations in your area? Look no further and view a full list of store locations here.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

We're Being Watched By Experts

Oh, how I love the talented people at Underlining Colours (which is going through some big changes that, with their permission, I will inform you of soon!). Underlining Colours', Niclas Heikkinen, has collaborated with Love Magazine's Senior Fashion Editor Anders and British Vogue's Art Director Jaime Perlman and created a short film-which can be viewed here. This video was made for Test which is "a visual platform that fuses a combination of new and established artists on a constantly changing series of image-led projects. Its name is derived from the concept of a “test shoot”, where creative teams are formed to show the best of their abilities." For more information about Test visit their site here!
featured photos are stills taken from video