Saturday, March 13, 2010

At the moment, a range of children's shoes 'Nautical Charm'

From my last entry, 'Just a little humour (children's shoe)', here is the final range done with the group project with Clarks started in January. This was one of the group project I had the most fun though at some points I was a bit tense at some points.

Here is our 'Nautical Charm' range!

Nautical Charm

Pictured: Fanny making the sole.
Too bad I don't have a picture of me making the sole. I enjoyed using the drill to make the sole as well that I came out of the classroom all white, like someone covered me with talcum powder!

My dearest prototype!

Designers and makers in the group:

Morna, Fanny, Lisa (Me), Grace, Belinda and Arathi.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

At the moment, the movie, "Coco Chanel et Igor Stravinsky"

Last year, I mentioned about "Coco avant Chanel" (two links from the two underlined words).

Here is another movie called "Coco Chanel et Igor Stravinsky" which was presented as a closing film for the Cannes Film Festival 2009.

This movie was set in 1913 onwards, before the first issue of the perfume, Chanel no 5. The movie features parts of Igor Stravinsky's ballet, The Rite of Spring.

Even though it's a little late and was released last year, I thought of posting a movie trailer which I think looks a bit more impressive than "Coco avant Chanel" (which to be honest, I wasn't fond of the movie...I liked a few scenes)...but then again, like all movie trailers, it entices you watch the movie and make it seem good. Whoever has watched this movie, let me know what you think.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

At the moment, 'A Decade of Faile'

Recently, while running an errand, I walked along Rathbone Place and got attracted by the window of Lazarides Rathbone gallery (picture from my iPhone (a real sneaky picture!).

There are a series of artworks created by Brooklyn-based artists, Faile (pronounced like the word "fail").

Except from the press release from Lazarides:

"Faile’s work is inspired by Cy Twombly, Robert Rauschenberg, Roy Lichtenstein,
Basquiat and the throwaway imagery of advertising, flyposting, comic books and

This exhibition from the gallery runs until 19th March 2010. Verdict? Go and see it!