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I was quite surprised by this exhibition. I think due to my ignorance I always related Jean Paul Gaultier with sex. I mean is not that I don’t like sex, but I just thought that all his clothing had a “pornographic” element. I was wrong, so wrong. I have to thank a friend who proved me wrong and with whom I discovered the amazing collections of this French fashion designer.

This exhibition is amusing and vast, you can see over 20 years worth of his portfolio, working with Kylie Minogue, Madonna, Kate Moss and many other artists that wanted to be his muse. Yes, the sex factor is still there, but there are many collections like ‘Folk’, where he incorporates a lot of elements from other cultures to create this collection, or the Madonnas or Saint, where religion embraces the collection.
If you can, go and see it, it is on until August 25th at the Barbican Centre, London.

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Photos: Silvina De Vita

Nikki Nye and Amy Flurry love paper. They’ve created Paper Cut Project, which has been really successful. They are working for brands such as Hermes, Cartier, Vogue, Christies. What do they do? Paper Wigs. Beautiful, intricate and eye-catching, these two ladies have taken the use of paper to another level. I love that it works in both black or white paper. The masks of animals are also very beautiful.
They also participated in the Hollywood Costume exhibition that was on the V&A a couple of weeks ago in London. I think that the pieces are stunning and recommend having a look at their website.

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I went to see the exhibition called “Ballgowns British Glamour since 1950” at the V&A.
It was, for me, a little bit dissapointing.
First I don’t know who curates this, but the selection was really sad, more the upper level which featured modern designers. The range was too disimilar, or too beautiful or just completely ridiculous.
I think the first part was fantastic and the curation was nice, with a wide variety of dresses, but it was just disappointing to go upstairs and I was kind of waiting for the best part of the show.
Anyway, if you like dresses you should go, it’s nice and the V&A always has a lot of other things to see even if you don’t like the exhibition.
I runs until January 2013 at the V&A, for more info check here


This woman REALLY loves to knit.
Crochet is an amazing skill which drove me crazy when I tried it – two needles and poor co-ordination – I was hopeless, but she is not.
This Polish artist called OLEK has created a series of shoes made entirely of wool.
Trainers, high heels and pumps using a vibrant and colourful pallete that will make you want a pair to go shopping in.
In her past artworks she created all sort of things – cars, statues, drums, a piano, the bull in New York… even PEOPLE!

Via Design Boom
Images: Olek website and jonathan levine gallery