Friday, 16 December 2011

Vogue's Great Escapes

I have always been obsessed with travelling and experiencing new cultures and lifestyles and find the huge contrasts within this world so fascinating. I am planning on writing my dissertation next year (planning ahead a bit, I know, keeno!) on the tourist and the imagery of exotic countries, and the reality of what these countries are really like. Anyway, more on that another time, but I am constantly finding sources and articles about this topic at the moment, and to my joy this months (January) Vogue has a beautiful spread looking back in the archives of their photography from all over the world. There are some beautiful images and breath-taking pictures of so many different landscapes from as far back as the 1920’s!  If you haven’t seen the feature already, here it is:

This just makes me want to go to all of these places and see them for myself! 

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Tim Walker

I know that everyone obsessed with fashion and photography probably already loves Tim Walker's work but I have fallen in love with his work all over again after writing an essay about him. Every photograph of his is so surreal and by choosing to shun lavish locations and sets he contrasts the everyday with the absurd to create captivating, original photographs. There is also the undercurrent of a fairy-tale throughout every picture story he produces which makes his work seem even more magical .

It's so hard to choose a few, but here are a selection of some of my favourite pieces of his work: 

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Man Fashion

I have always loved men's fashion, and to some extent kind of prefer it to womens. I often find myself scouting the mens sections in stores. Now don't get me wrong, I don't wear mens clothes (apart from the odd t-shirt cut into a dress), I am just really interested in male fashion and nothing excites me more than seeing a wonderfully dressed man looking dapper and confident. I think its mainly due to the fact that a lot of girls nowadays look the same, with woman all sporting the same trend, it is very rare to see an impeccably dressed man as most men don't bother with fashion. I also really enjoy the visual merchandising of mens clothing shops with the current trend being all about heritage and tradition with lots of vintage inspired pieces and heavy knits. I think mens fashion is finally being regarded with as much appreciation as womens, with huge trends taking over.

Anthem, Shoreditch

Liberty Mens Department 

Fred Perry, Spitalfields

Ben Sherman, Carnaby Street