Tuesday, 31 August 2010

The Memory of Marchesa

The ninth issue of Acne Paper. My favourite one yet.

In it's main shoot photographer Paolo Roversi sets the scene in his usual edgy yet incredibly enchanting way. 

Roversi uses actress Tilda Swinton to portray the Italian heiress Marchesa Casati. (To give you a quick low-down Marchesa is one of Italy's most historical fashion icons. An extremely intriguing lady it seems; she had nude servants, wore live snakes as jewellery and paraded around with a pair of cheetahs).

As you can see Tilda Swinton plays the part perfectly, albeit still looking as if she has just escaped from Narnia.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

This Charming Man

'People say there is a sense of unease in my paintings - that's good'

Charming Baker produces sweet, surreal and often uncomfortable works of art. 

Damien Hirst is already at the front of the queue, so there's no chance these will be featured on my walls anytime soon.

Saturday, 28 August 2010

One Corinne Day

Flicking through my sister's old editions of Vogue and The Face, it was always Corinne Day's shoots I looked to for inspiration back in my design diploma days.

They weren't always particularly glamorous, but they were beautiful and 'brutally honest' as the critics would say. Often 'too brutal' in some cases, but that was the whole appeal.

For the past ten years Corinne has been battling against a severe brain tumour. The NHS treatment she received had been unsuccessful and her health was deteriorating...fast. Friends and work colleagues (inc. Kate Moss) formed the Save the Day campaign to raise money for Day to get specialist surgery in Arizona. Limited edition prints of Corinne's work were auctioned off to help pay for her trip.

Corinne made it to Arizona. She received her treatment just before Christmas last year. However, sadly it has been found today that Corinne Day has died.

Here are the various (and my favourite) works of Corinne Day:

Thursday, 26 August 2010


Haute Couture Fall 2010.

A dolly mixture of bows, birdcages, kitten heels and be-a-utifully designed dresses. A world away from the cyber/Avatar/Garden of Eden looks we saw in Spring.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Between these walls

Photography by Claire
Taken at Belsay Hall, Northumberland

Fashion by Northumbria University Fashion Students inc. Julie Perry and Sara Wilson.
Please contact for further info on the contributing designers.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

'I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart'
E. E. Cummings