Thursday, 14 February 2013

Mont Saint-Michel

Vintage postcard.

Main road view.

 Mont Saint-Michel at night.


After acknowledging the Daguerrotype (initial form of the camera), Delaroche said in 1839 'from today painting is dead'. Great painter saw the Daguerreotype, the first commercially successful photographic process, invented around 1837 by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre.

L'Atelier de l'artiste, an 1837 daguerreotype by Daguerre, claimed to be the first to complete the full process.

Boulevard du Temple, Paris, 3rd arrondissement, Daguerreotype. Taken in 1838 its believed to be the earliest photograph showing a living person. It is a view of a busy street, but due to the exposure time lasting at least ten minutes, the moving traffic left no trace. Only the two men near the bottom left corner, one apparently having his boots polished by the other, stayed in one place long enough to be visible. Note that, as with most daguerreotypes, the image is a mirror image.

Daguerreotype of Louis Daguerre in 1844 by Jean-Baptiste Sabatier-Blot

Paul Delaroche

We admire Paul Delaroche's paintings for his straightforward technique and dramatic compositions. Those three paintings are our favourite masterpieces of his work.

King Edward V and the Duke of York in the Tower of London

 Henriette Sontag (1806-1854)

Cromwell Before the Coffin of Charles I (1849)

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Fashion Profile: Iris van Herpen

Iris van Herpen is a Dutch fashion designer known for experimenting with the form. The sculptural look, a hallmark of this accomplished young designer is admired all over the world. Iris is among the very few contemporary designers that lead the pioneering achievement of combining such an innovative creations with remarkable beauty and astonishment. Watching her collections one can always expect to be amazed with the elaborateness of the details and appreciate the craftsmanship well resembled in the structures of the dresses.

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Paris Print Collection by Obvious State

Paris Print Collection is a series of illustrations made by Obvious State, a multi-disciplinary creative studio co-run by Nichole and Evan Robertson, depicting the glamorous atmosphere of "The City of Lights". You can purchase each one separately framed for £15.67 or buy all for £52.67 @ The Paris Print Shop. Great idea for a voyage souvenir!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Neo Art Deco Hairstyles

Sculptural, wavy and sky high hairstyles in neo Art Deco style created by the winner of 2011 North American Hairstyling Awards and founder of Kronos Hair, Dusty Simington. Now that's what I call a hairdo! Would love to achieve this kind of look one day for an Art Deco inspired fashion collection.