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:

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: