Sunday, 31 January 2010
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
Thursday, 21 January 2010
Whilst Schuman does not admit to being directly influenced by Cunningham’s work, he acknowledges there are some similarities and respects the work that Cunningham has produced throughout his career. In his book, he also says...
'If I am ever able to carry on in his tradition, it will be because I am able to capture street style not with a photographer's eye but with a fashion editor's eye, and that is what Bill has done so successfully at The Times'.
Monday, 18 January 2010
Since gaining the vintage coney fur coat a couple of weeks ago, I have been involved in quite a few discussions about fur – Is it morally acceptable now? Are certain furs worse than others? are people going to throw paint on me like they did to Samantha in SATC?
In yesterday’s Telegraph, there was an article debating these same issues. The conclusion seemed to be that if the fur is vintage it is more acceptable and people do not feel so guilty about wearing it (even a vegetarian).
I would like to discuss the following points and invite you to offer your answers/opinions...
1. People eat rabbits at restaurants. These rabbits have been killed to provide 'dinner' for people like us (I would like to point out that I have never eaten rabbit and by 'us' I mean people who eat in restaurants). Why is it right that rabbits can feature on a menu in a restaurant but wrong to wear a fur coat? These rabbits inevitably are skinned in preparation to be cooked - what else should we do with the fur?
2. Is it more acceptable if the coat is Vintage? Why?
3. Is rabbit fur better/worse than Mink? Some argue that rabbit fur is not as bad because rabbits are not in danger of becoming extinct, unlike mink which is. Then again, people keep rabbits as pets so is it more cruel to wear rabbit than mink?
4. If a fur coat is hanging on a rail at a store and one customer refuses to buy it, somebody else will...
5. Should role models such as Kate Moss be seen wearing fur? Kate's style is copied by millions of girls (and women) - is she giving a bad impression?
I am hoping this post will start a debate, as I am interested in people's opinions and reasons for or against the use of fur in clothing.. My choice to wear fur may not be liked by some people, I would like to point out that I do not want this post to offend anyone. If you don't agree, tell me why...
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Monday, 11 January 2010
The latest in my series of Q&As is an interview with Avue Darien-Gordon of Daydream Network.
In addition to hosting live events and running an online community, Daydream also produces a quarterly publication - Daydream Magazine - which according to the website, they like to call Society's Scrapbook. 'With 80 pages of poetry, artwork of all styles sat side by side, this truly represents the diversity of the world we live in. We see the publication as the forefront of what we do and maintains our ethos and energy, developing free thinking'.
Avue is the director of Daydream Network.
R: Do you follow any blogs? If so, which are your favourites and why?
A: "I don’t really follow blogs, I guess as someone is always feeding me information. I use a programme now called Feedly. It enables me to organise all my favourite information sources into a manageable profile, which can be used as blog to inform others".
R: Why did you start a Daydream Network blog?
A: "The blog was started by an old colleague; it is a great tool to keep others up to date, thinking and being inspired by the company ethos. It gives the viewer something to talk about. Do you think that all this readily available information at hand is good for idea generation or immediate copycats? I think that it has damped the process of study".
R: How many hits does your blog get per day and how has this evolved since the start in 2006?
A: "I don’t know, between 2007 - 2008 we received mega hits as we were more active but as of late we are in transition and hits haven’t been so cool".
R: Do you think print magazines will still be around in 10 years time or will they have turned to the internet?
A: "Print will always be around as its reliable you can feel it. I think magazines will locate a new position, as something more viable, cheaper, and like some cases free".
R: Do you feel that Daydream is doing enough to keep up with the online boom?
A: "We are trying although its difficult as technology constantly changes and evolves. We have taken the approach that we must set our stall at a managable position and evolve where necessary as what we do is people based and fundamentally about events and art."
Visit Daydream's Website: http://www.daydreamnetwork.com/
Visit the Blog: http://www.daydreamnetwork.blogspot.com/