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All articles relates to artists, their work and the art scene

Victor and Rolf frame dress

Is fashion art?

The Victor & Rolf debate Having viewed the highlights of the Victor & Rolf  haute couture A/W 15 held in Paris, the collection held the infamous question at the forefront of its pieces: Is fashion art?   There are art enthusiasts I know who hate to have an abstract piece on display […]

'Rose' - Holly Nichols illustration

Holly Nichols illustration and prints

I fell in love with one of Holly Nichols’ fashions illustrations recently. Specialising in mainly beauty and fashion illustration, her technique is quite unqiue. The prints giving the feeling that each drawing ,with its straight lines and bold colurs was perfected on first attempt. It probably wasn’t but still, I get […]

Yohji Yamamoto exhibition

I remember the first time I was up close and personal with Yohji Yamamoto’s couture gowns at gallery 38 of the V&A museum. It was for his self-titled exhibit that I spent a day there, to take in his creations and analyse his techniques. With over 80 designs on display for […]

Open Garden Squares

For those of us that enjoy the serenity the outdoors has to offer (sometimes), Open garden squares is a welcomed event to ensure you can escape from the fast pace of London. With over 200 gardens open to the public for viewing, including many on private estates, I always take […]

Artistic direction: Taylor Swift’s Style video

She’s smart, beautiful and a poster child for generation Y – Taylor Swift’s video for her song Style works well to show a different side of her. I never really took her that seriously until this video. I think the video for Style is definitely a step up for her […]

Pattern cutting for shoes

Pattern cutting for shoes

London Craft Week I was looking for something hands on to take part in that would allow me to express a bit of creativity while learning a bit more about something I’m not familiar with. For this reason, I took part in the London College of Fashion Maker Library event for […]

Beyonce - Irreplaceable

Ne-Yo songwriting: Irreplaceable

One of my favourite songs from Beyoncé, and I think this is one of Ne-Yo’s best songs . It gets the mood across even if you read it on paper and ignore the voice that is carrying the tune. You get pieces of the story about why he has to […]

Celebs wearing Ankara print

The art of wearing Ankara print

Many know Ankara as African print, but although it is a signature staple of african fashion and style, what I like about it is its rich history encompassing influences from many aspects of the world. Also know as Dutch wax print or Dutch java, Ankara printing is carried out using […]

Ankara fabric on sale

Multi-functional fashion with prints

In the past five years, Ankara (African print) has taken the western fashion market by storm, with an increase in celebrities embracing these unique vibrant prints from Africa. The Knowles sisters (Beyoncé and Solange for those unsure) have been photographed on numerous occasions with what you would expect to be mis-matched […]

John Walsom - Old Compton Street

Old Compton Street and Molly Moggs

The strokes and swipes of paint on John Walsom’s Old Compton street painting make me believe that this is the street at night, right after an all day downpour of rain. It’s like you’re in the back of a cab on a Friday, after a long day of work, then […]

Yesterday's dreams - Jack Vettriano

Yesterday’s Dreams

Every so often a painting makes you stop and wonder… While viewing the work of other competitors in an art and photography exhibition I had taken part in over the holidays, I was browsing, sizing up the competition. There were 2 pictures that caught my eye, side by side, of […]

5th Avenue Cafe

5th Avenue Cafe

While home shopping with my sister in a department store I stumbled upon the most exquisite ceramic wall tile on sale in the kitchen department. This ‘5th Avenue Cafe’ artwork by Brent Heighton would look lovely in a modern white kitchen, on tiled countertops, or hung on the wall. Brent’s […]