Wednesday, August 24, 2011

overdue.

Hey everyone,

This is a long and overdue outfit post on my behalf. Since Rick left I haven't had much time or neither anyone to take the photos for me.

Edwina, my sister has stepped up to the job and took these photos for me over the weekend. I'll keep this post short on the words as there isn't much to report on my front. Really happy with the way the photos turned out.

Been playing with photoshop effects, don't actually know how much I like the final digital edit of these photos. =)

The weather here in Sydney has been a bit chilly so at the moment, still sporting all the chunky knits to tie me over until spring!

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(Knit: Random Shop, Faux Leather Shorts: Dotti, Wedges: Acne, Bag: Alannah Hill, Liptstick: Mac in Ruby Woo)


Hope everyone has a great week!

X


Monday, August 15, 2011

charlotte wilson: women at war; architecture of experience.

I have decided that Monday's will be my days where I share with you all some inspiring architectural projects that I have come across, whose ideas and concepts reflect my interests and outlook that inspires the architecture I create.

This is a blog of all things that inspire me and I feel that along with all the fashion inspiration and outfit posts, I have somewhat lost part of the focus for this blog: architecture. Architecture has always been a fascinating field to me, yet recently I've been stuck in a rut as to my directions in the architectural field. I feel that keeping this blog updated once a week will help me enliven my interests in architecture and remind me why I have never been able to just tear my ideas, thoughts and creativeness away from this field.

I hope that all my fashion followers won't see this as a deterrent to my blog, rather something new and exciting.

The project I have decided to post today, is about the architecture of experience. The Final Major Project of Leeds Metropolitan University graduate, Charlotte Wilson, is an piece of architecture that tells the story of Women at War. The project not only tells a historical narrative through its design, but physically deals with the re-modelling and re-animation of a 1960s underground cold war bunker.

The site is situated within a unique cliff side location in Bempton. Disintergrating and of great historical interest, its is the proposed site of this project.

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The bunker accommodates four main stages, Past, Present, Reflection and Remembrance;

Past: The main Exhibition Space is located within and around the bunker with the focused narrative being of the two different stories of ‘Women at War’ (situated within the bunkers walls) and ‘Women at Home’ (breaking out of the bunker to create new spaces). This gives the idea of the Women at Home being ‘Behind the Scenes’ and supporting the Women at War. This experience will house the stories of Women from 1914 to 2000 through interactive stations, silo spaces and archived resources with the experience being of an intimate nature. At the heart of the exhibition is an interactive time line structure which contains an immersive eerie environment within it’s walls reminding the visitor of ‘absence’. This structure is impertive as a collective point and a place to delve deeper into the information.

Present: This experience takes place within the Souterrain and courtyard spaces and is dedicated to the stories of women of war from 2000 to the present day. Water flows along a glazed roof and enters into the space flowing down a wall, etched with the names of admirable Women, before the tunnel punctures through the cliff face to reveal a viewing platform over the sea.

Reflection and Remembrance: This viewing platform allows for the visitor to reflect over the information gleaned whilst looking out to sea. As this space is partially exposed, visitors will begin to feel a sense of freedom as they listen to the birds song.

Future: After ascending back up to ground level, the visitor is able to look back on underground spaces with a new perspective as they wonder freely back along the site. A proposed viewing platform will rise into the sky, allowing a view over the explosive narrative of the site.

Source: ArchDaily

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

sweetness.

Here are just a few shots of the gorgeous bouquet of flowers that Rick sent to me today at work to cheer me up from a crappy few weeks I had.

Between work, my career prospects and missing Rick, I kinda have been a bit of a mess lately and it was the perfect dose of sweetness!

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Thank you boyfriend, you are the best and you really know how to turn my days around!

X

Sunday, August 7, 2011

as rockets fall.

I spent last night hanging with the brains behind pop punk band, As Rockets Fall. Wondering around the city being idiots on a Friday night, we were out on a mission: to shoot promo pictures for their write up in Drum Media over the following weeks.

I've never had formal photography training, but have always loved the idea of photography and so I was slightly reluctant in agreeing to take photos for the boys. I wasn't sure if the photos I took would be up to standards of such publications like Drum Media, let alone close to any form of good promo pictures for the band.

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These photos were a few of the shots, with little bits of tweeking in photoshop, turned out rather rad. It was a great fun to get to know the boys, they were heaps chilled and relaxed and fun to work with.

As Rockets Fall will be debuting in a few Sydney shows over the next few months. So if you guys are in Sydney and are interested, stay tuned as I'll be posting dates and venues.

Hope everyone has a RAD weekend!

X

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tao Okamoto for Vogue China

A completely stunning editorial, Tao Okamoto has such gorgeous features and this style is very much aligned to my own. Full of leather and denim it creates such an casual yet edgy rock and roll style, with a touch of red for that little touch of femininity. Asian models are totally taking a big stance in the fashion world as of late!

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