Dear readers, I have been a Banksy fan for many years, and still remember spotting his original spray paint art in East London when he started his work. I was really inspired by his graphics and used them in some experimental textile art, about 16 years ago to express my protest against mindless consumerism. You … Continue reading Banksy Pop-Up Shop in London (Gross Domestic Product)
Dear Readers, You know I cannot remain silent on topics that touch my analytical brain and try to de-calibrate my sensitivity for ethics and common sense, especially those that turn masses hysterical and make the front pages (yes, I know, an article on Brexit is long overdue, but I will wait for October 31st to … Continue reading Deconstructing Greta Thunberg – a cry for help
This blog post has been in my drafts for some time...it seems that now is the day to release it! The story: A while ago my friend and I did a little improv photoshoot to present a couple of vintage Kimonos which I found in Japan, as well as one hand-stitched and painted Kimono that … Continue reading Vintage improv Kimono photo shoot
Dear Readers, At the moment I am experiencing sustainability in many different ways, on various levels: Intellectually, physically an most importantly in my daily life. This culmination of events has led to today's post. I learned a great lesson about clothing that I own and how to re-spark joy. But read on to find out … Continue reading Re-spark joy! If you want to love your clothes again, put them all away.
Image source here. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dear readers, It's been a while - I know - since I have last posted. My health has been a challenge which in turn has led me to experience the normal commute through London in a new way. I wanted to write this post and examine physical impairment as well as … Continue reading The London commute for (dis-)able bodied
As many people around the world - fashion professionals and lovers - I am saddened about the passing of Karl Lagerfeld. I have loved this man's creations and incredible personality since childhood and several blogs are dedicated to him. - I would like to re-post this article below to commemorate his greatness. Rest in eternal … Continue reading Goodbye Karl Lagerfeld
Dear readers, Everyone is talking, tweeting, instant'ing and writing about the Dolce & Gabbana ad campaigns which sparked outrage in China and an outcry in the rest of the world. Let me take you on a journey to explore whether this ad was racist, provocative (on purpose) or just ethnocentric. Racist: One definition of racism … Continue reading Dolce and Gabbana China ad – racist, provocative or ethnocentric?
Dear readers, Creating art and collecting art can produce a synergy between two individuals who value each other's participation. Vogue published a useful guide called 6 Tips For Becoming An Art Collector and suggest that a collector should support emerging artists, not worry about the yield and approach artists directly, avoiding the intermediary gallery. But … Continue reading Creating and selling art: Successful in your lifetime?
Dear Readers, Some of you have been asking me to post a new article and I have listened. Here is a thought-provoking, tongue-and-cheek take on paradox thinking and cultural conundrums. I really loved putting it together and I hope you will have as much fun reading it as I had writing it. Enjoy! xx It's … Continue reading KITSCH! Is it a cultural asset or just bad taste?
Dear readers, Last week I received a brand new IKEA catalogue in the mail while I was at my other home in Germany. I don't remember ever signing up for it, so it must be macro-marketing and aggressive oldskool mailbox spamming - at least in Germany. As w&v confirms that 25 million homes will now … Continue reading Ikea’s new 2019 catalogue stereotypes single mothers