Monday, 29 October 2012

Saint Laurent S/S 2013

Its Halloween soon, and the newest Saint Laurent's S/S 2013 is all about 'the Urban Witch'. Black & grey, chiffon and hats made the trick and we're definitely in for a treat.







Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Monday, 22 October 2012

Gryffindor's Boy

Sirius Black's bedroom in his family house at 12 Grimmauld Place.
Set of Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Strike a Pose

Magdalena Frackowiak in Viktor & Rolf S/S 2010 dress photographed by Josh Olins for Dazed & Confused’s February 2010 edition.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Randy Mora collages

Biological (2009) Digital Collage 46 x 60 cm

Pan de Vida (2010) Digital Collage 46 x 60 cm

La Pitonisa (2010) Digital Collage 50 x 65 cm

Monday, 15 October 2012

Gold for Iron: Patriotic Jewelry in 19th century

Berlin iron jewelry first became popular as a patriotic symbol in years 1813-1815, when the Prussian royal family urged all citizens to contribute their gold and silver jewellery towards funding the uprising against Napoleon during the War of Liberation. In return the people were given iron jewellery such as brooches and finger rings, often with the inscription Gold gab ich für Eisen (I gave gold for iron), or Far das Wahl des Vaterlands (For the welfare of our country/motherland), or with a portrait of Frederick William III of Prussia on the back. Jewelry in the early decades of the 19th century were made in Neoclassical or Georgian style (cameos, foliage, motifs from Greek or Roman mythology). In ensuing decades, iron jewelry was often used for mourning jewelry, and changed stylistically to reflect the current Gothic Revival tastes (pointy arches, trefoils, quatrefoils).

Berlin iron jewelry's vogue began to diminish by the mid-19th century, though the Franco-Prussian war sparked a brief revival in the 1870s.

The worth of iron jewelry has been increasing throughout the time, and it still continues to escalate as there will not be more of this historic jewelry. Today, these are collector's items and true pieces are usually found in museums or private collections. Replicas are widely manufactured today and is easy to obtain especially over the internet.

Saturday, 13 October 2012