Lectura din dimineata de weekend
Cu ceva timp in urma notam aici paragrafe descoperite in Kinfolk, o minunata revista americana, despre cum ne putem proteja weekendul. Astazi, la final de toamna, am descoperit cu emotie alte randuri, care rezoneaza in armonie cu anotimpul.
„For this autumn […] we celebrate the holes in our socks, the burned toast of our breakfasts, our scorched attempts at marmalade-making and all the crappy, lopsided haircuts we’ve had over the years. We’re all guilty of occasionally attempting to make our lives seem a bit cleaner or a bit more organized, but the reality is often quite different. Daydreaming of an idyllic life serves the valuable purpose of hopeful aspiration, but what if we dropped the facade for a moment and wholeheartedly accepted out shortcomings?
The world around us is filled with lessons on embracing life’s supposed flaws: the Navajos weavers create purposeful mistake in their designs to free their minds from unattainable precision, the Japanese art of kintsugi repair uses gold leaf to highlight the fractures in damaged ceramic and a fine art conservator can explain how some historical blemishes can actually add to a painting’s story.
From the shoddy darning on your cardigan to the oddly manicured shrubs in your neighbourhood, the flawed details are the beautifully blemished collateral of a life lived to the fullest. So make mistakes. Make a mess. What have you got to lose?”
Ce greseli ati facut in ultima vreme? Cu ce defecte proprii v-ati impacat? Cat de mult sau putin conteaza pentru voi imperfectiunile celorlalti? Ca sa citez tot din Kinfolk, „the glory of the chips from the woodwork come from taking chances and making memories”.
Va las sa cititi recomandarile saptamanii, nu inainte de a spune ca pregatesc un nou Style Conversations, „Capitalele modei in tinutele tale” – in 22 noiembrie, iar daca vreti sa aflati din timp cand sunt urmatoarele editii de Style Masterclass, scrieti-mi la inscrieri(at)imagematters(punct)ro.
Bucurati-va de duminica…
The art of Underwear: 60 years of La Perla – „In 1954, entrepreneurial housewife Ada Masotti presented her first couture lingerie collection from her atelier in Bologna, Italy. Sixty years on, La Perla has become an international authority on luxe-lingerie, walking the artful line between the practical and the provocateur.” In Another Magazine
Karim Rashid on personal style – „One of the most prolific product designers of his generation, Karim Rashid is known for his minimalist, sensually curved pieces in pop-art colours.” In How to Spend It.
Buy now, wear forever: the wardrobe staples that will keep you stylish – „From a Breton top to a camel coat and ballet pumps, the classics that every wardrobe should include.” In The Telegraph
Nicolas Ghesquière innovates at Louis Vuitton – “After being named artistic director of Louis Vuitton’s women’s collections last year, Ghesquière ushers in a new chapter at one of the crown jewels of the LVMH empire, while striking a balance between the past and the future.” In Wall Street Journal
Kevin Plank on retail’s future – “One of the big themes you hear right now is virtual reality. Imagine the day when you can put on a headset and actually walk through a mall. Just short of feeling the fabric, you can create a three-dimensional environment. That’s how you have to think about selling online in three or four years.” In Business Week
Helena Rubinstein: a head for business – „Rubinstein was an advertising trendsetter. Among her innovations was the use of her own image – and works of art from her personal collection – in ads for her salons and products. Madame, as she was universally called, made self-promotion a seamless part of her business.” In Financial Times
Luxury training becomes fashionable MBA accessory – “Most concentrate on a single facet of luxury, such as design and marketing. Others boost technological skills. Fashion in the digital age has become instant and a luxury goods education today includes video and social media training.” In The Globe and Mail
Inside H&M’s designer collaborations book – „From Karl Lagerfeld to Alexander Wang, ‘The First 10 Years’ will chronicle every designer collaboration the Swedish retailer has brought to the masses.” In The Telegraph
New kind of normal – „But how to capture the ever-changing and amorphous infrastructure of the world we live in? The European Photo Exhibition Award is making a sideways swipe, asking 12 young European photographers to present their own visual musings on the personal histories and cultures that have forged their realities.” In Another Mag
Hermès to feed China’s appetite for understated style – “Hermès represents what China aspires to be: not just another nouveau riche nation with more money than taste, but a country of sophisticated affluence and understated extravagance.” In Financial Times
The Investment Dresser: Navy blue – „Less ageing than black, navy does lots of things you want it to. It’s dark, ergo slimming, restrained yet simultaneously warm, looks less predictable than black with white, cream, gold and silver, and much nicer with khaki, olive and grey – and look very Phoebe Philo.” In The Telegraph
Savage Beauty: Alexander McQueen promises to be a blockbuster show – „An enhanced and bigger version of the exhibition originally designed for the Metropolitan Museum in New York, ‘Savage Beauty’ will feature outfits from McQueen’s 1992 post-graduate collection and final designs from the collection he never completed.” In The Telegraph