SWEDISH HASBEENS SPRING

STYLE CANDY: What a stunning lookbook! Swedish Hasbeens came out with it for their upcoming spring collection! Cute shoes and handbags – very well styled! Have a happy weekend!

THE ART OF PUUR ANDERS

DIY CANDY: Yesterday I came accross the work of Puur Anders, a designer and stylist from the Netherlands, over at Poppytalk. Poppytalk is a Canadian design blog with a focus on handmade beauties. You can find these beautiful necklaces, brooches and some papergoods, made of fabric printed with an old photograph, in their Shop. Puur Anders named the collection “Hidden Memories”, everything is handmade by her. What a beautiful way to keep your memories close to your heart. Here you can find her Etsy, Blog, Pinterest and Facebook.

MSGM PATTERN BATTLE

I was already taken with MSGM‘s current Spring/ Summer collection in a certain manner, but their upcoming Fall “pattern battle” made my heart jump a bit! I decided to show you only the combinations with the pants, because I usually don’t wear skirts…but these skirts make me think it over! So, you should take a look at the whole collection here! Oh, by the way, have you noticed the girls are standing on patterned floors? What a nice detail for the presentation!

CRIMINAL LOOKBOOK

Don’t get me wrong, but imagine a book like this as lookbook for a vintage clothing line! Couldn’t this look beautiful? Handcolored B/W shots, handwritten notes to each piece – written with a quill and black ink. Some marginal notes highlighted, or written with colored pencil – all on vintage paper, of course! And why not TATOOED CRIMINAL GIRLS (oh sorry, even boys) – isn’t naughty the new nice? Unfortunately I don’t know how to get the smell of an old book inside… just kidding. Just a small idea that came to me when I saw this book – must have something to do with my advertising past! A happy wednesday to you all!

Oh, the pages are from a 100 year old record book kept by Detective Inspector Robert Mather of the Manchester Police, comprising a photographic record of criminals known to the Inspector, hand-written details of the appearance, height, eye colour, aliases, offences committed, convictions and prison terms served of 65 individuals. More information here.

DANCERS OF THE CASINO DE PARIS

Hi friends, sorry, I had so much work to do during the past few days that it was impossible to find some time for my blog.
These dancers of The Casino de Paris were supposed to be my carnival post…Don’t they look magnificent? I’m obsessed with these lavish stage outfits! Please excuse the image quality, but the costumes are just to good not to post them! via

KULTE COLORAMA

What a stunning arrangement that kulte is choosing for their Spring/Summer 2012 collection! Just this little button in the last picture is disturbing my eye! Perhaps it could be a nice little detail – placed somewhere else? No matter, it is just great to present the collection in this way! It reminds me a bit on the work of Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes – I was posting about it while ago.

LAUREN MOFFATT FALL 2012

Lauren Moffatt‘s Fall 2012 presentation must have been pretty! School girls wearing Moffatt’s designs while doodling in their notebooks. The wonderful Lincoln Taft was at the show – and you know what – she has got the best shots! Now I’m curious in any case to admire the entire collection!

All photos courtesy of Lincoln Taft!