31/10/2014

Dark Room: Creepin'

Tonight's the night. Get in the mood.

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When light shines on objects in the dark, they look quite unexpected. Isn't that just so interesting? I'm a fan of spooky, misterious and dark.
 

 
All photos by me.
xxx

29/10/2014

Runway: Take It Easy

Sometimes you don't feel like doing anything. And using your brain at all. But you still have to look decent. That's what basics and oversized pieces are for.
 
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What helps? Tank tops, wide t-shirts, oversized sweaters, basic colours (b&w), fluttering skirts and comfortable ankle boots. If your style is simple, classic or rockish.
 
 
My Polyvore set with comfy t-shirt and tights, oversized cardigan and chunky ankle boots.
 
 
For more girly, vintage, playful chicks. Loose dresses, oversized blazers, jackets and sweaters, shirts with sleeves rolled up, relaxed hairstyles.
 
 
Oversized jacket in my Polyvore set.
 
Any extra tips? Share them with us!
xxx
 

25/10/2014

Bookmark: Heroine

This is a post about one of my favourite fictional characters. Nana Osaki from Ai Yazawa's 'Nana'.

 
'Nana' is a drama manga (I think that's the existing term, I'm not into manga, this one is the exeption) about two girls who meet in Tokyo and become best friends. They share the same name-Nana. Nana Osaki is a punk singer, she is in an almost perfect relationship with Ren (also a musician) and she tries to make a music career. Nana Komatsu is a sweet naive perky girl who wants to be independant and have a stable relationship (she fails most of the time).
 

 
I read this manga when I was in high school. I liked it coz it describes everyday situations in a very realistic way and then it helps with words of comfort, solution, honesty or wisdom. The characters, dialogues and drawings are great. Nana Osaki is the most beautiful, self-conscious, talented, proud, soulful, cheeky, brave girl ever with her dreamy boyfriend, but still sometimes vulnerable and unfortunate which makes her human. She was my heroine for a long time. Well, still is.
 
(This is manga-read right to left!)




 
Do you have any fatalistic fictional characters? Share it with us!
 
Btw I found this girl from Tokyo on a street style web-site who looks exactly like Nana (not her body and hair but her style)! Cool!
 
 
xxx

23/10/2014

Dark Room: Double Exposure II

After posting about the double exposure video, I had to show you a few great double exposure photos. Coz that technique is not that unusual in photography. Here you go.
 
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Andre De Fraitas
(andredefreitas.com)

Kelly Marie
(websterk3)

Xiao Yang
(inhiu)
xxx

21/10/2014

Rec: Double Exposure

Look at this awesome double exposure opening credits from 'True Detective' tv serires. Btw I like the song too. (And the series off course. Great.)
 
 
These scenes are not just beautiful. They are carefully combined. The double exposures bring a new meaning. I find it very creative.
 


(Source: onceuponastolenheart.tumblr.com)
 
xxx

18/10/2014

Dark Room: Photos For Music Lovers

I just watched videos form Sziget Festival I attended this summer. It made me think about photographers who are good at documenting concerts. Joseph Llanes. He photographed Placebo (I watched their Sziget gig) for Rolling Stone not that long ago.
 
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(Source: Rolling Stone)
 
Aren't these just amazing?
 
Joseph Llanes is a genious who works with top stars (name a musician he hasn't photographed, I dare you). He is also interested in music itself, what makes him more suitable for this job. Everything started with Placebo, so they are one of his favourites to this day. He shot album and promo materials for their last few records, behind-the-scenes etc.
 



 
Look at the last album material!:
 


 
Visit Llanes' web-site for more: josephllanes.com
 
xxx
 

16/10/2014

Runway: Dollparts Lookbook

I love these photos from Dollparts Design lookbook. It's a fashion collection by Michelle Dimitris. Photographed by Jeff DeLaCruz. A proper lookbook, oh my!

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"Michelle founded Dollparts in the Spring of 2010 during an experiment with transforming vintage clothing. The line consists of new designs inspired by vintage fashion and is ethically crafted in Chicago. Dollparts suits the independent and imaginative woman who enjoys expressing herself through clothing." (dollpartsdesign.com)
 

 
"The collection was photographed in the work/live loft where my clothing line was essentially born…a place my friends and I call Kilimanjaro. I rented a corner as a workspace for about 3 years, then moved in for a few months. The loft is full of never-ending rooms, surprises and mysteries. This collection is full of pieces that encourage layering, which makes each piece super versatile (and surprising and mysterious)." (blog.dollpartsdesign.com)
 
Visit/shop her collections here: dollpartsdesign.com


13/10/2014

Dark Room: Kerti's Blog Perfection

Everyone go follow Kerti Pahk! She's a beautiful girl from Estonia who takes the most breathtaking blog photos ever. She runs a fashion blog but it's more about her photography and creativity in general I think.
 
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I like the colours and light. She has a great eye for details. And her posts are always somehow colour themed. Looks so nice. Like a complete story.
 





 
So many photos, I'm sorry. Her blog is huge!
 





 
xxx