25.12.12

Christmas Commercialized

"Fashion is essentially a game of hide and seek between seduction and privacy"
- James Laver


That said, who have thought I would dig out such a treasure at an H&M store?!
The quote is taken from a biblical gem - my Christmas present for myself this year - "Fashion ads of the 20th century" published by TASCHEN.
It's 365 pages [Intentional digits - one for every day of the year] contains great fashion advertising milestones including beautifully detailed illustrations from the 1920's and Photo shoots by Annie Leibovitz [Amazing portraits craftswoman] sidelong Steven Meisel's controversial 95' campaign photos for Calvin Klein. All images are taken from Jim Heimann's varied collection.

Right to left: "Fashion ads of the 20th century", "FASHION NOW" #TASCHEN

21.12.12

End Of Ze World

It's common to envision the end of the world as a fire-works show.
volcanoes erupt glamorously, hot lava streams lavishly down the streets, asteroids cuts through the atmosphere and shake earth out of it's course.
We all watched enough movies and got pumped up about it by all sorts of media to think about it at least once in our lives. Extreme cases even admit they're prepared for zombies take-over.

Well it's already an hour, here in Milan, after the supposed alien invasion and we're all still alive. Alive and kicking!

Imagine to wake up to a world where you are the only human left. You wake up late at noon, you're drinking coca-cola for breakfast and you spend your afternoon rioting the streets half naked. Indifferent for how you look or the reason in your deeds.