9 1/2 Weeks Style

I had forgotten how many great fashion moments there were in the film 9 1/2 Weeks. 

This Vogue shoot with Anja Rubik clearly took inspiration from some of the more evocative scenes. However, throughout the film I loved the play on the masculine and feminine, of the evocative and powerful, of soft and hard. The exploration of our dual nature is also reflected externally in the films choice of fashion and design. 

It is well worth watching again just for the fashion and design inspiration. -tM

The Short of It

The trend for F/W18 from the likes of Roksanda, Phillip Lim, to Marc Jacobs and many more are scarves and more scarves, closely tied around the neck like the exaggerated bows of our childhood.

It looks like the scarf will be the next "MUST HAVE" accessory of the season. I predict we will see them adorning, shirts, coats, even denim jackets. The neck seems to be where it's at in the days to come. -tM

Photography: Self Service Magazine | 1. Roksanda 2. Phillip Lim 3. Marc Jacobs

Art x Life

 Photography: Edward Olive | Legs of a fashion store mannequin

Photography: Edward Olive | Legs of a fashion store mannequin

Edward Olive on Art:

"Art in reality is: soul,

connections, communication, capture, preservation of moments in time, people and their insides, places and their essence, original, thought, original technique, original points of view, the provocation of thought, cathartic experiences, plays on words/puns/paradoxes, oxymoron, humor, sadness, joy, pleasure, any emotion, breaking barriers and conventions, personal exploration, the sharing of one’s experiences, obsession, reinvention, revolution, new angles on old subjects, putting together or combining preexisting elements in new ways, a reflection of an era and its norms, a reaction against the era and its conventions, a rebirth of old thoughts and techniques from the past that don’t now exist, political comment, social awareness, anything, everything."

Living, truly being alive, in and of itself is an art. -tM