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Category Archives: Vanessa Dagnall

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These yellow jellies from NY designer Tory Burch are sweet, perhaps verging on sickly but I wouldn’t say no to a pair for kicking around in this summer.

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I’m reading this at the moment, lovely cover design by Faber&Faber. See the rest in this series here.

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The legend that is Patrick Demarchelier is currently showing a selection of 400 photographs at the Petit Palais, covering several decades of inspiration including this stunning shot of Christy Turlington for British Vogue (1992).

Exhibition runs until January 4th 09 at the Petit Palais, Paris

The Design Museum hosts The Butterfly Ball tonight. They have dressing up, face painting and all sorts of craziness… sounds wonderful!

I love butterflies.

Keep a look out for Fables Covers: The Art of James Jean Vol. 1, released for sale this November. I’m desperately trying to get my hands on his “Pink” print but the only place I can find to buy it is Process Recess and I don’t do credit cards… bummer.

Hussein Chalayan is renowned for his innovative use of materials and progressive attitude to new technology. He’s combined LED technology and Swarovski crystals for his ‘Airborne’ collection and uses remote controlled aircraft construction dresses in his collection ‘Before Minus Now’… That’s just a taste of what Hussein’s been creating over the last couple of years and is definitely worth a look – currently exhibiting at The Museum at FIT, NY.

Recently graduated from Central St Martin’s, MA student Mary Katrantzou recently won Best Graduate at the London Fashion Awards for her outstanding collection, inspired by Russian Constructivism and early 70’s references. I love her use of symmetry and bold chunky prints; each piece has a graphic feel to it… gorgeous!!

Apple interview Neil Ashby & Matthew Curry about the Thievery Corporation Album artwork.

I love Tord Boontje’s  porcelin Table Stories so much I’ve just bought 2 of them. There’s only 1 left in stock, so if you’re into techno-romantacism (or woodland creatures) you’d better get your skates on!

The amazingly subversive Banksy is showing at the “LOVE ART” exhibition, Hong Kong. If only I hadn’t lent out my private jet, I’d be there in a heartbeat!!

Vanity Fair Portraits exhibition currently showing at the National Portrait Gallery until 26 May.

If you get chance, it’s definitely worth a look. I only had 30 mins to whizz round, so didn’t get to see the full delights on show. This portrait of Sean Connery & Michael Caine by Michael O’Neil has to be one of the coolest portraits I’ve ever seen, (possibly also something to do with the fact they’re the coolest living men on the planet).

Our Family Brooch by Jan-Jan Leung

There’s 6 different creature brooches to choose from in array of different colours. Great for customising bags and stuff. This chirpy little fella’s my favourite.

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I’ve set my heart on this 1972 Ford Mustang from Death Proof. It’s the coolest car I’ve ever seen. I NEED one. NOW!

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These Parachute Shopping Bags by Susan Bijl are a cracking idea; not only are they environmentally sound but they look super cool too, can’t wait to see her SS08 Collection. Loving this Fluro Yellow & Pink—Happy Shopping!

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This ‘Yes’ T is one of the latest designs from M/M Paris for 2K T-Shirts. Designed to express your mood — There’s a ‘No’ available too, but I’m not endorsing any “No’s” in the studio!!

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These are ace. An illustrated history celebrating the early pioneers of rap and hip-hop, presented as a collection of super cool trading cards.

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Having just stumbled across some illustrations by Matt Curry, I decided to have a mooch around to see what else I could find to blog. Where do I start…it’s all too good to leave out.

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Huge fan of his print and photography, especially the Harlem Documents Compositions. 

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Check out his books online and in particular ‘I Hate Dolphins’. Brilliant.

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Flaunt Magazine Cover 2005.

Genevieve is exhibiting “Food Chain” at the Mu Gallery in Eindoven until March 2nd… wish I had the time and money to go!!

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