Thursday, June 23, 2016

How to style a basic: The Bomber jacket (2)

Hey again, I haven't been posting regularly because it's been a pretty busy period. I had a couple exams very close after each other but now it's officially vacation!!  And it is also officially summer!!
A good opportunity to take a closer look into some summer/spring basics. In my last look I combined the bomber jacket with a pencil skirt but if you want a more playful, casual look you can also combine it with an A-line skirt. 
Most people prefer the shorter A-line skirts and this year especially the ones with the buttons in the front. But I've always loved these longer, flowy skirts, with which you can twirl and swing, create a lot of movement. 
For a variated wardrobe it is best to have different styles, to have a pencil skirt, a long and short A-line, with or without pleads. With those different styles you can combine endlessly without being scared of looking the same. 


Bomber: Made by Me / Top: H&Mmen / Skirt: Made by Me
Shoes: Adidas / Bag: Primark

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Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday for Photography: Weegee

Weegee- On the Spot (1939)
In the beginning of photography there are a lot of painters experimenting with the new media and others, but the next generation are professional photographers who concern themselves only with photography. This creates a new genre of photography, the camera is turned back towards reality, towards the people on the streets in the big cities. So the genre is called street photography. 

One of these professionals was Weegee, the alias of Arthur Fellig. Weegee himself is a little bit special because he decided to see life on the streets late at night.  His photographs shows the party scene on one side and on the others side was the criminal life. It was his choice of topic that made him very popular, people seemed to like the shock value of the photos. The photo On the Spot is one of those shocking photos, it shows an actual dead person, a person who has been shot not so long before the picture was taken. 

Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday for Photography: René Magritte

Réne Magritte- Je ne vois pas la femme cachée dans la foret (1929)
Rene Magritte is mostly known as a surrealist painter but also translated the ideas of the movement  into photography and photomontages. Surrealism all about challenging the perception of reality and exploring the unconscious mind. This is mostly achieved by putting conflicting images and symbols together. Magritte was very much involved in the activities of the movement and had a strong friendship with André Breton, the leader. 

One of his most known photomontage is a combination of painting and photography. The woman in the middle is copied from a existing painting, it's surrounded by small portraits of men with their eyes closed. The montage was used as the cover for the review La Révolution surréaliste. It shows several elements that are widely used in surrealism like eroticism, a mysterious forest and they always have a thing with eyes, they are seen as a gateway of reality.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Monday Mindfullness (part 2)

Hello Monday and Hello to all of you,

So far I have finished chapter one of 'Eat, Pray and Love', in this chapter the main character is living in Italy. The main reason why she is there is that she wants to learn how to enjoy life and it all start with enjoying good food. During these last weeks I've been trying to enjoy all my daily activities, but when your main activity is studying it is not always simple. I have learnt that a good playlist really does wonders, for studying but also for the gym or just giving yourself a soundtrack while walking around. I'm also taking up old activities that I enjoyed but eventually didn't find the time to do. 

One of those is my agenda, where I want to create a space to gather all my thoughts, inspirations and creations but also plan and schedule everything that needs to be done. A couple of months ago I was using my agenda more as a Art Planner, really being creative with a lot of decoration and painting. But on busy weeks or moments I completely neglected my agenda because decorating it took too much time. I found enjoyment in the cutting, scrapbooking and organising but needed a more achievable idea. 

Then I saw something about Bullet Journaling on Pinterest and went to the official site to discover how it works. It has a system but it is adaptable to your own wishes and needs, you can add different modules and take out those you don't like. My modules are my monthly log, my goals and inspiration, a habit tracker and a daily log. 

I've been trying it out for two months now and I'm enjoying it a lot more. I'm still experimenting with lettering and decorations, even started drawing again, I'm not my biggest fan when it comes to my drawings. But I changed my approach and told myself just to finish without judgement. I had more fun, actually finished some drawings and didn't completely hated them. So I have to continue on that road and keep practicing.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

Friday for Photography: Laslo Moholy-Nagy

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - Light-Space Simulator (1930)

Laszlo Moholy-Nagy(1895-1946)  was born in Hungary. He started with law studies but never finished. During these years he also took some drawing and painting classes, eventually decided he wanted to be an artist and quit his law studies. In 1920 he relocated to Berlin which was an epicentre of avant-garde movements. Moholy-Nagy had contact with Dadaïsme, but was invited into the Bauhaus school. They mixed painting, architecture, sculpture together with ideas of design.

He left the group in 1928 to start his own studio. Not much later he made the first Light-Space Simulator. It was made of different metal and glass objects that would rotate with a light shining onto the sculpture. This would create a play of the reflections from the light and the objects.
The sculpture is often called the first Kinetic sculpture. Moholy-Nagy not only made the sculpture, it also became the subject of many photographs and a movie.