Monday, May 31, 2010

A Day At The Beach

Inspired by Asaf Einy's photos, we headed to the beautiful beach of Jaffa . It was our first time at the beach this year, and it was a morning of fresh air and cool water.
We loved it…

The inspiration by Asaf Einy

Our shot on it

Thanks Yana Godin for the wonderful photos...
Necklace-Made by Nina
Cape-Urban Outfitters
Shoes-Top Shop
Bag-Miss Selfridge
Bracelet-Top Shop
Necklaces-Efrat Kasuto and Avgad

Monday, May 24, 2010

Grace Kelly in London

I came back from London just a few days ago, and I have so much that I want to share with you. The first is the "Grace Kelly: Style Icon" exhibition in the Victoria and Albert museum. This exhibition was my first destination in London, since I planned my visit there from the moment I heard about it, when I was still in Israel. Grace Kelly was a beautiful Oscar winning American actress that met the prince of Monaco when she was invited to a photo session at his palace; they fell in love, and one year later, they were married. That is a real modern fairytale that happened in 1956; the time was great, the clothes were greater, the girl was the greatest. So, I was very excited to see the garderoba of a real princess during different decades and styles. The exhibition is pure pleasure, displaying everyday clothes and evening gowns of well known designers these days like Christian Dior, Chanel, Givenchy, Balenciaga and YSL, as well as less known designers ( at least for me) such as: Madame Gres, Marc Bohan and James Galanos.

Here are some photos that I took at the exhibition (although it was forbidden), matched to photos of Grace wearing the outfits.

And more beautiful photos of the princess...

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cal La Land

"Calla" is an Israeli imported clothes chain that is mainly known for its trendy garments and affordable prizes. So when the Calla PR people sent me their newest collection, which according to them was inspired by the Israeli artist, Meir Pichhadze, (who recently passed away) I couldn't help but think it was a little pretentious. The pictures proved me wrong. The photoshot managed to capture the childlike, naïve atmosphere that pichhadze, who used to paint the memories of his childhood in Georgia, portrayed so well. The collection is filled with great flowery summer dresses and the shoes, although I am sure has noting to do with Georgian style, are oh so pretty.
Pictures from the Calla catalog

The Meir Pichhadze inspiration painting

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Nicola Malkin

Once, my friend Dorit said that when you make an everyday piece oversized, it always makes an impression. Well, art pieces like the "Hanging Heart" or "Balloon Dog" by Jeff Koons prove exactly that.
Nicola Malkin is an artist that creates beautiful oversized jewelry by using traditional ceramic techniques.
Her works appeared in dozens of exhibitions as well as in magazines like Vogue, Another Magazine, Elle Decoration and many others.
When you see her works for the first time, it simply seems like a beautiful piece of jewelry, but after seeing them in the perspective of a whole room, you realize that the giant necklace is actually hanging from the ceiling.

You can also visit Nicola Malkin's blog, where you can see the process of creating the art pieces...