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A London Excursion to the British Seaside

July 09 2012, 22:07

A Poetic Review
By Greta Bellamacina (photos by Jacob Perlmutter)

Situated to the south west of London, an elegant blend of old England is merged along the sand-lit town of Bournemouth. A town draped in white laced cliffs. A mere two hours from the chaos of London, sits a simple romance. Almost in dust form an array of fishermen coat the pier, as the inhaling ocean fills the gaps in the sand. Cycling in twos, an off-beat magic retires along the costal roads. Pastel washed beach huts tease the eye, in a laidback row of colour. All this, when sheltering from the unpredictable weather known as the British rain. The old Print Room Teahouse, inspiring a nostalgic mix of the old music hall tradition.  It beckons a taste of all things sweet and theatrical, yet understated and timeless. The tea and scones procuring warm hands to heart. Dressed in Twenty8twelve sundresses and knit, captures a postcard framing the British seaside.  

Milk-Stoned Shore
This sawdust corner
Lyrical and sundry, pristine orange.
Is but a slide of the
Effect that the night felt.
She fell for a man,
Who filled her with sand.
Dressing her in a lemon skinned
Dress, casting currents
Alone on the beach side.
Repaired in the milk stoned
Shore. Free swinging sand sun
Caught in their shoes.
Hitching her hem, in to a
Sea flowering, water occurred, settling.
Cascades of outpouring silver.
Shelled and fanning,
An outlook for a beach hut.
Became a passing sigh.

Category: fashion art confrere    Author Greta Bellamacina

An Evening with Talya Baldwin

April 24 2012, 14:09

On April 5th, 2012, we held our seasonal Artist of the Season evening at our Westbourne Grove store in Notting Hill - showcasing work by the talented Talya Baldwin.  Pop into our store to buy one of her unique illustrations!


Category: art    Author Inky Son

Ed van der Elsken: Love on the Left Bank

April 04 2012, 13:59

First published in 1954, Love on the Left Bank follows the fictional story of Ann, a bohemian living in Paris. It is one of the first photographic books to record the birth of rebellious youth culture in Europe. 

The muse Vali Myers immortalised in the streets and bars of a bohemian Paris was an Australian artist by nature; she also was the tattooist responsible for the lightning bolt (in honor of Crazy Horse) on Patti Smith's knee.

Category: fashion art film    Author Elsa Elphick, Creative Director

Spring Summer 2012 Artist of the Season

March 29 2012, 13:59

Since the brand’s inception, we have collaborated with different illustrators, poets, and artists to creatively portray the inspiration and mood of each season.  For Spring Summer 2012 season, we have partnered with Talya Baldwin for our Artist of the Season series. 

Talya Baldwin's drawings tend to relate to an interest in marginalised or peripheral characters and stories. She has always been inclined to draw things which exist on the fringes of society rather than in the mainstream: urban nature, mythological anti-heroes, and small, unsensational events. She is inspired by maps, birds, fairy tales, circuses, old film posters, vintage typography, illuminated manuscripts and children's drawings. She likes building up the surface of an image with layers of media, and she never throws old pens away because she likes the kind of line you can get with a scratchy biro or a nearly-dried-out felt-tip. She has a huge collection of black biros, and she loves the fact that each one is slightly different from the next: some have blue-black ink and others are almost red, some are leaky, blobby, or only work intermittently.

Talya is currently writing and illustrating a children's book, and also work as a resident artist in primary schools. Clients include Canon, Creative Partnerships, Waterstone's, Weleda, The British Medical Journal, British Airways, The Royal Court Theatre, Random House, Milk magazine, The Epoch Times, MIND, ArtAngel, Egmont Publishing, EOS, Meatmag, MO Group and Funnel Creative.

The image seen above was done in collaboration with Twenty8Twelve for the SS12 collection.

Talya Baldwin's portfolio
Contact Talya

Category: art    Author Inky Son

AW:12 Before and After

March 28 2012, 19:59

Allen Jones
Wet Seal 1966

Category: fashion art    Author Elsa Elphick, Creative Director

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