london: mary & the martyrs by biLL viola

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When in London, if you decide to visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, you must dedicate some time to experience the two installation show exhibits of American video artist Bill Viola; the just unveiled “Mary”, located in the North Quire Aisle, and “Martyrs” (Earth, Air, Fire, Water), located in the South Quire Aisle of the cathedral since 2014. Definitely a must, the two themes deal with the mysteries of human existence, a strong aspect of Viola’s art, since his works  focus on the ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as birth, death and aspects of consciousness. Mary is concerned with birth, comfort and creation while Martyrs deals with death, suffering and sacrifice. Strangely so, they are in symphony with this journey we are given and it is called “life”. The two installations are the first to be installed on a long-term basis in a cathedral in Britain, works focus on the ideas behind fundamental human experiences such as birth, death and aspects of consciousness.

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john gaLLiano debuts at maison martin margiela

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The fashion world can almost seat back and relax after witnessing today, in London, the debut show of John Galliano for the Maison Martin Margiela. The first impression is always a strong one, if not the strongest at times, and when Galliano started the show by sending out a beige jacket with unfinished seams which had matchbox-sized toy black cars as the trim, paired with black and nude vertical strips tights, it was indeed a confirmation that we could all calm down for now, until next collection of course. Yes, we know he gets the Martin Margiela aesthetic and the show demonstrated his willingness to contain his inclination to excessive grandeur…so now let’s wait and see if the world will follow his adventure at his new fashion home…

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Gazelle also writes for TheBlot Magazine
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by Gazelle Paulo

simply isabeLLa blow

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         If you pass by London and fashion is really your passion, then it is a must that you should attend the Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore exhibit at the Somerset House. I finally had the chance to check it out. Isabella started her career in fashion in the 80’s as an assistant to Anna Wintour at Vogue.

 

          The show is a beautiful homage to Isabella’s life and fashion legacy, it is like a trip into her life; you can appreciate pieces made for her by fashion designer friends Alexander McQueen and milliner Philip Treacy. Full mannequins are wearing complete looks worn by Isabella, from Dior to Jeremy Scot…you will fall in love all over with Isabella, especially when you get so close to so many hats and shoes, and some of her legendary looks.

 

          The collection is owned by Daphne Guinness who saved it from going to auction. All the proceeds from the exhibition goes to the Isabella Blow Foundation, which was set up by Daphnes to fund research for depression and mental illness, and also to finance scholarships for art and fashion students at Central Saint Martins.
You have until March 4th.

 

 

 

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by Gazelle Paulo
Gazelle also writes for TheBlot