.OUR TWO CENTS
There’s nothing quite like an inspirational music group, especially during this time where good music is hard to come by. Little Dragon are a favourite musical troupe of mine, a Swedish electronic music band from Gothenburg. Yukimi Nagano, the lead vocalist, never fails to astound and enchant me with her commanding but angelically smooth voice.
My fashion moment for this week is Alexander Wang’s cool spring 2015 ad campaign.Photographed by Steven Klein, and including Wang’s favourite models Anna Ewers and Binx Walton, I love the gritty, club kid feel to it, with it’s neon lights and psychedelic designs making the clothes stand out. This is quintessential Wang if you ask me: Youthful, fun with an instant edge.
We’re also loving the minimalist style of A.P.C, and their new Soho store!
A beauty product I cannot live without is Bobbi Brown’s Vitamin Enriched Face Base. I’ve been using it for years. It’s super rich and moisturizing, especially during these cold winter days that are harsh on skin. I love using it before putting on any makeup because it gives that smooth, flawless application.
My pick of the week is the Castor Gallery exhibition ’18 percent’. It’s a group exhibition celebrating artworks in monochrome featuring artworks by Sarra Badel, Christopher Beckman, Sandra Chevrier, Douglas Cloninger, Nick Farhi, Amanada Fenlon, Matt Jones, Pryce Lee, Micaela McLucas, Lucas Price and Adam Shewsbury. Each artist has created a monochrome work relying on form and medium, to command and convey emotion and meaning, rather than a spectrum of lurid colors.
My book of choice this week is Khaled Hosseinis novel ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’. A Thousand Splendid Suns shows the fallout that Afghanistan’s violent history has had on individuals, especially its women. Hosseini depicts the lives of Laila and Mariam, and their struggle against society and the Taliban. Khaled Hosseini’s purpose is to show the hardships of women in Afghanistan and all they must endure in the household as well as society. A gripping book from start to finish.