Tuesday, 28 April 2009
I keep hearing things about WAR magazine on the grapevine and so was very pleased to see that some lucky bugger had got their hands on a copy (it's free, and probably only distributed in London) and scanned a load of pages on tFS. They have some excellent couture show coverage, and if I am not mistaken I believe the shots above are by Bella Howard (who without doubt is the next Matt Irwin/Terry Richardson). The first one is anyway, i'm sure of it. I am always dubious of alleged 'hipster', Shoreditch-style magazines that come and go quickly, but it seems as if this one has some valuable substance and some excellent photography so here's hoping I get my hands on a copy soon.
Also I have been a very neglectful blogger recently, I feel as if I haven't been scouring my favourites and replying to comments as much as I used to. I will smack myself and make it my business to be better!
Oh and I just discovered that Bella Howard and Rosa Connell have been featured on The Selby. Check it out, they have the coolest house and there are some stunning shots there...
Source: WAR Magazine / tFS, The Selby
Posted by Blood Roses at 19:06
Friday, 24 April 2009
Monday, 20 April 2009
Saturday, 18 April 2009
Thursday, 16 April 2009
I had never heard of Last Magazine until I read about it on NYC Art Style's blog, and after some fashion spot investigation I have concluded that I very much like it. Their editorial styling is slick, simple and sexy and the magazine itself is really well-designed, graphics wise. I eagerly anticipate further editions...
Source: The Last magazine Spring 09 (first shot) and Autumn 08 (secind shot) / tFS
Posted by Blood Roses at 11:47
Tuesday, 14 April 2009
My friend Roxie has recently put her artwork online and I suggest all those art lovers/appreciators of the female form out there go check it out. She gave me the first picture, 'Woman with the purple rose', when she moved out of the house we shared and it has come to be one of my most treasured possessions. A rare beauty amongst my binbags of useless tat!
I love her sumptious celebration of the curves and shadows of the female form and the decadent, seductive fifties themes peppered by wallpaper florals. The paintings capture the sexualised woman shifting in our imaginations from the flowers in her kitchen and on her pinafore to the flowers of her boudoir and her underwear, and Roxie's moleskin illustrations are very evocative of the art nouveau illustrator Aubrey Beardsley.
Posted by Blood Roses at 17:28
Sunday, 12 April 2009
Friday, 10 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
I went to the hairdressers today and came across this ed in a Harpers Bazaar from October 08. First thought: salons should update their magazine collection a little more frequently; second thought: how totally sick is that studded jacket?! That's a once in a lifetime vintage find, and I bet either some lucky stylist has it on right now or it is sat lonely in the magazine's samples closet. SAD FACE :(
Source: Harpers Bazaar Oct 08 / tFS
Posted by Blood Roses at 17:16
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Ever since I saw the SS09/10 Ksubi range on Delightful's blog I can't stop thinking about how I want pretty much all of it. In terms of practicality I suppose I would probably get more wear out of the 'This is England' bleached-to-shit stretched jeans, but in dreamland I would love the stars and stripes eighties boyfriend fit pair (and also the rather indecent black lace ones that would result in my arrest for indecency). 10 out of 10 for this collection, no question.
Source: Delightful, The Girl with the Kaleidoscope Eyes
Posted by Blood Roses at 20:00
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
I have been at my parents house for almost a week now, with limited internet and shopping access...and it is KILLING ME! I am finding that when I do get a chance to browse online stores and blogs I am experiencing an overwhelming sense of desire for pretty much everything I see. The point of me returning to my parents was to save money but the pennies I do have are burning a hole in my crappy pocket. Above are three examples of shoes my brain knows it cannot live a decent life without, and I have a feeling this blog will soon become no more than an extravagant shopping wish list. Better play the lottery this weekend then...
Source: Bleach Black (Givenchy shoes, Chloe Sevigny shoes), Knight Cat (Sam Edelman shoes), Fashion Toast (Topshop boots)
Posted by Blood Roses at 20:09