Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Party of One

Party of One is a collaboration between me, Sarah Ilene, and Team Victoria - the talented creative duo also known as stylist Victoria Jane and photographer Victoria Siddle. Exploring the idea of the individual diner, this project seeks to challenge the stigma of eating alone. With each photograph representing a meal - breakfast, lunch and dinner - the series is a sneak peek into the private world of what it means to eat by oneself.

Of course for many this may seem strange. With the concept of dressing a table being very much attached to celebration and group gatherings, it is not hard to see why. But it is this thinking, that lead us to question: why isn't a meal for one as worthy of the same consideration and effort? Why is a meal alone any less important? Why is the thought of eating alone the cause for such sadness?

Each one was created with a certain person in mind and, with that, we were able to build settings that meant something to those people. You see, setting the table for yourself brings with it a lot of freedom. No worrying about having the right amount of this or that for each guest. It is a chance to fill a private space in your way, with things that mean something to you. Read in this way, these photos are much less melancholy but rather empowering.

Styling by Victoria Jane // Photography by Victoria Siddle

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Style // Mansur Gavriel

Since the launch of their iconic drawstring bag I, like many of you I'm sure, have been obsessed with Mansur Gavriel. Now a firm fashion favourite this is one brand that isn't going anywhere any time soon. Which gives me enough time to save my pennies in the hope of owning one of these beautiful bags one day. 

But it isn't just their bags that keeps me coming back for more. I mean, have you seen their Instagram? I would love to jump inside of it for a day. 

Photos via @mansurgavriel

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Art // Alma Haser

With a background in fine art, German-born London-based artist Alma Haser is known for pushing the boundaries of portrait photography to create images that are attractive to the eye and captivating to the mind. And these beautiful images from her project The Eureka Effect are no exception.

You can see the full project, as well as many others, on her website here.

All photographs by Alma Haser

Friday, 13 November 2015

North Korean Interiors

If interiors are your thing then here are a few rooms that will not disappoint. Captured by Oliver Wainwright these spaces give us a unique insight into every day life in North Korea. Perhaps it is the colour combinations, the retro feel or the layouts that makes these spaces so fascinating. You could be forgiven for thinking you've stumbled upon a Wes Anderson film set, a comparison that has frequently been made of this intriguing images. 

If you are curious Oliver has created a tumblr page, aptly titled North Korean Interiors, with many more. 

All photos by Oliver Wainwright

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Gimme 5 // 04

Here, have some muted colours and black and white photographs of awesome ladies. I'm really into these lately. Oh and that last one - story of my life. Anyone else?

Miss Subways New York City, Thelma Porter 1948 - unknown