late night read…

This is a Modern Matter Magazine, before buying this copy I had never heard of them before.

I was actually looking for inspiration for my art project and decided to go to one of my favorite magazine stores in Soho, I tend to go there because I just love discovering new magazine and love finding “lost treasures”

Even though this magazine was encased in a plastic bag meaning, I couldn’t flip through it to see what was inside, I felt the cover was strong and macabre enough to help me out with my project, especially since the quote on the cover reads “Someone wants to cut a hole in you and fuck you through it, Buddy”.

I love the look and feel of this magazine, it feels strong, expensive and dangerous and I love that!!

I love the imagery inside and how it is unapologetically what it is, they stand by what they put inside it, and aren’t worried with making it “pretty”, its through provoking and makes you think twice about certain situations… definitely an interesting read.

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Magazine: Modern Matter   Sunglasses: Asos   Speakers: Beats pill

outfit of the day: cute comfort…

I really liked this outfit; I felt that I look well-put together yet still casual and fun! I think for the most part that is due to the jumper and the bag, because they were so well made and fit me very well, it gave off a slight sophistication. The flannel and the ripped jeans are an easy way to add some casual attitude to an outfit that gives you space to be fun and chill.

As time goes one I tend to learn and notice that it’s the simple, well-put outfits that have the biggest impact.

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Bag: Zara   Jumper: New Era   Flannel: Zara   Jeans: River Island   Shoes: Zara

Current favourite: Sunglasses

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I have had these sunglasses for quite a while, but when I first got them I felt that the frame was too small for my face/head (I’ve got a big head! hahah) so there was a long period of time where I just didn’t wear them, but since starting this “fashion blogging” I’ve found myself using them with increasing frequency, I love how the lens is mirrored and that the colour of the frame is quite neutral so that makes it easy to match with practically any outfit!

I believe that they are a quick simple way of giving your outfit some attitude and fierceness! Plus they are quite cheap!!

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Sunglasses: Asos    Hoodie: Topshop/Ivy Park   Tee-shirt: Primark

talking to an artist…

The thing that ignited this project for me was a Hedi Xandt piece where he made a sculpture of a woman but gave her a gold skeletal face. I found this very visually powerful and I wanted to re-create something like that to symbolize death and perception.

Since his piece(s) inspired me so much I decided to contact him through my Instagram profile to introduce myself and ask him for his opinion on the idea I had come up with for my FMP. To my surprise he actually replied!

He was very supportive and helpful when it came to discussing possibilities for my project, and he gave me some pretty amazing suggestions, that I hope to create in future as a “tribute” to him once I am successful.

As stupid as it sounds, me reaching out to an artist and asking them for their opinion/help was very new to me and I’m actually quite proud of myself that I was brave enough to do that, because now I can actually say that one of the artists I researched for this project actually talked to me and had somewhat of an input into my project!