Friday, 31 December 2010

Shell Belles - Boudoir to Beach Voyage Lingerie Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection
Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection

Shell Belle's Voyage Collection


Shell Belle's Voyage Collection
What a delightfully styled and summery way to present lingerie! Beautifully shot with stunning stylish, Shell Belle's Voyage Collection slipped dreamily onto my Summer design inspiration radar. The floaty, vintage inspired collection is more Great Gatsby than overt burlesque performer, and brings a breath of fresh air and and lightness into the lingerie fashion world. Shot on location at Kuxville Beach Cottages, Mauritius.

Experience and a sophisticated approach to marketing and styling is highly evident. Acclaimed designer Michelle Blenkinsopp has designed for many of the global lingerie brands and is also a designer and illustrator for a top trend consultancy. Michelle has an obsessive attention to detail with a nostalgic approach to design.

Michelle has combined her knowledge, experience and obvious passion lingerie to create Shell Belle Couture. The collection is designed in her English Studio and crafted in Mauritius using Silks, Tulles & Laces. Michelle works alongside highly  trained seamstresses to apply precious vintage touches to these delicate, sophisticated pieces.

 "summer 2011
romantism lace 1930's...
to discover luxury nostalgia
silk caress transparency
sensual dream

© photography Jason Knott


1000 Dessous: A History of Lingerie (Klotz)Lingerie: A Lexicon of StyleAubade: SensualidadHidden Underneath: A History Of LingerieAn Intimate Affair: Women, Lingerie, and SexualityDessous (25th Anniversary Special Edtn)Lingerie: Two Centuries of Luscious Design 

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Rebirth of Cool - Old School Vinyl Makes a Come Back

The search for authenticity in a world of digital perfect, is leading the trends back to paper, pens, and even vinyl records. There's something soothing and reassuring about the sound that vinyl produces, and the tactile quality of a vinyl record that allows us to get in touch with the music and somehow feel closer to it source. Manly artists are releasing limited edition collections on vinyl, as seen below.

"It's said that evidence of blind love is knowing the limitations of the object of your love and accepting them as charming.....be it vinyl or anything else. Humans are analogue beings. We are a rich tapestry of everthing that has got us to this point, not a combination of one's and zero's. Vinyl is about context, history, music with a story. A vinyl record is fragile and does need to be looked after, respected if you like. So much of vinyl is "music as object". CD's just don't last , Mp3's are this untouchable, intangible entity that you cant hold in your hand and you can get for free. Makes it pretty hard to charge for. Anyway.......... who will remember their first download?"  

Quote from  From Andy Cuddihy-Managing Director, Vinyl Factory Australia 

Sarah Blasko (image from Vinyl Factory)
from http://www.thevinylfactory.com

from http://www.thevinylfactory.com

from http://www.thevinylfactory.com

Rega P3 24 -Blue

Rega P3 24 - Pink

Rega P3 24 -Swatches
Rega P3 24 -Lime

Rega P3 24 -Red

Rega P3 24 -Lemon Yellow
Above colour coded turntables available from rega.co.uk

NevermindCome Away with Me [Vinyl]OK ComputerPet Sounds (VINYL)Blue Train (CD + LP) (Vinyl)Back to Black [Vinyl]