Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Friday, 16 December 2011

Gift guide

So holidays are almost here, and I decided to put together a Gift Guide of my own. I like to buy presents right before the holidays and not months in advance, that way you don't lose that excitement about it and the urge to present it.

The first list is for someone who wants to splurge, i.e. there's no ceiling on the budget. In the next post I will do a "On a Budget" list, just so that there's something for everyone!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Life is a journey

I am a big fan of Bruno Aveillane. The commercial he's done for Louis Vuitton, changed my mind about the brand, which to me always associated with kitsch. This is a real power of art - to influence minds and change perceptions. Although you will not see me rushing to LV store any time soon, I think creating campaigns like this (and the Journey series with Angelina and Annie Leibowitz) will eventually do the job. And who knows maybe in a year or two I might even buy something LV... in black of course, no screaming monograms.

Here is the masterpiece:


video

As a person involved in visual arts and a big admirer of cinema, I think this is a visual "feast". If you take screenshots, each one of them can be used as a separate image, but at the same time, there's a flow to it... It tells a story without being obvious about it.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

21 key pieces for your wardrobe

When it comes to wardrobe - less is more. It took me some time to come to this, but if you invest in key pieces in your wardrobe then you will save yourself a lot of time and... well, money.

Here is my list of key investment pieces:

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Johnny Depp in Vanity Fair

One of my favorite actors is Johnny Depp. One of my favorite publications is Vanity Fair. Put them together and I am filled with joy. Now these two are no strangers to each other, Johnny's been on the cover of VF how many times?! I'm too lazy to google this, but I have a feeling quite a lot. A few days ago I saw a comment somewhere which basically said: "there IS such a thing as too much Johnny Depp in Vanity Fair" or something along those lines. And it made me wonder, is there?

So I went back to the recent three issues with Johnny Depp: the July 2009, the January 2011 and of course the latest November 2011... And here is my take on these three stories.

July 2009 - Johnny Depp’s Great Escape


This is where I learn more about Johnny's Caribbean island and get a feeling of his lifestyle post the huge success of The Pirates. This is where I learn why the names like Keith Richards, Marlon Brando and of course Hunter Thompson are so important to him. And this is where I learn that not only he acts and sings, he also paints.

A private island, a 156-foot yacht, some might think - cliche, a hollywood star on a spending spree. And then you read Johnny's explanation and it all makes sense: