Sunday, March 30, 2008

Reminiscing...

There are many things that make me happy and one of those is anything Art Nouveau. The movement (technically a style) originates in 1890's Paris and it's key features are organic and sinewy lines inspired by plantforms. So very tactile, I just want to trace the organic curves! I was originally introduced to it when I was about 14 by my art teacher who suggested that I researched Aubrey Beardsley for one of my projects. I've not looked back since and did further work based on Art Nouveau for A-Level where I went to visit the V&A. I was so blown away, particularly by the Art Nouveau Jewellery which were so beautiful. I've also got to mention that visiting the Musee D'Orsay in Paris last year made me even happier because they have a wonderful collection of Art Nouveau furniture etc and some fabulous Lalique glass (see the beautiful hair decoration to the left). Of course they had the metro signs too, and I had a field day with my camera :) I guess I'm only touching the surface with this post of my love for art nouveau...but I have to make sure I go and visit Barcelona and see Gaudi's masterpieces! It's clear that it's a movement that I have connected with many memories, school, college and university.

It might be quite telling that I made sure I went to visit Gallerie Lafayette before we left. Couldn't leave Paris without a bit of shopping! I think I only left with a scarf from that dept. store though because it was like any other (expensive!). Next time I go back I need to spend more time in the Marais (the jewish quarter) because there were some great vintage shops and boutiques I want to go back to!
Anyway, briefly back to Galleries Lafayette, I couldn't help but be wowed by the amazing 1900's domed roof and the beautiful balconies of each floor. Very reminiescent of French Opera houses and those theatre boxes. Stunning stuff! Ah, I would love to go back...
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Friday, March 28, 2008

The Face

This first week back from uni has come and gone so quickly. All I've managed to do this week is ...
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Staying In

Bit of a boring outfit post as I'm spending most of today working on an essay which means stayi...
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Murakami

It's Easter Sunday (well, whats left of it anyway) and after munching on my Lindt Chocolate bunn...
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Friday, March 21, 2008

Cheap and oh-so-cheerful!

Oh, it's nice to be back home for Easter. I've decided that this weekend is time-out for me ...
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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Wedges

Hello! I haven't blogged in the past few days because I've been super busy rewriting various...
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Picture Time

My dissertation is almost ready to print out, get bound and sent off to my department secretary who ...
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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Time for some recycling...

So here we go again, another post on the wonders of Japan. The country is half way through their fas...
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Daily Make Up

Make up is a funny thing because lets face it, the majority of us don't need it at all. It's...
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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Future...

The future is a scary place. I should be writing some more on my dissertation but all I can think ab...
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Monday, March 10, 2008

Dreaming of Kyoto...

This isn't the most exciting of outfit posts as the weather is terrible outside, very windy and ...
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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Pink and Glitzy

On Thursday the much anticipated Fafi collection for MAC was released in the UK. I do love Fafi and ...
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Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Return of the Perm

Well, it seems that the Perm is back! I always wanted curly hair when I was younger and this probabl...
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Friday, March 07, 2008

Brooch Extravaganza

I'm a sucker for pretty accessories as can be seen in the photo above. Though I have another lo...
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Monday, March 03, 2008

All work and No Play...

I'm super stressed at the moment as I was given back some dissertation feedback and there is a l...
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Sunday, March 02, 2008

The call of the Shoe

Yesterday as I was out shopping for a Mother's day gift and my Dad's Birthday present I got ...
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