Friday Fixation: Pat McGrath

Now, I’ve been a fan of makeup artist extraordinaire Pat McGrath for a very long time, but cannot help being that extra bit in awe this week.


Not only these pics have been released, with all McGrath’s talent and artistry poured over Kim K, but also, as Max factor’s Global Creative Director, Pat designed some Star Wars inspired makeup, to mark the brand’s partnership with the movie.

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Chanel Mademoiselle Privé exhibition coming to London’s Saatchi Gallery

Chanel Mademoiselle Privé

image from Chanel

After the success and beauty of one Chanel exhibition (the Little Black Jacket), the Saatchi Gallery brings us another, this time, a little bit more up close and personal: Mademoiselle Privé.

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Karl Lagerfeld. Modemethode at Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany



I am a fan of Karl Lagerfeld. It is not just for the undebatable talent the man possess; it is also for his personality and individuality (as a person, as well as a designer). Oh, yeah, and Choupette, of course.

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Preview: “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” at the V&A London


When I heard my beloved V&A was going to open an exhibition called “Shoes: Pleasure and Pain” I was filled with excitement, after all, it focuses around my magic word: shoes.

Not only that, it looks at footwear extremes, a subject, in fact, I am particularly fascinated by. On top of it, these 250 pairs, spanning 2,000 years, 20 countries and 70 designers, chart cultural, sociological and historical significance of shoes, as well as their power of transformation, which I can personally vouch for. And obsession.

You can read my squees of excitement here when I found out about the exhibition – so you can only imagine the extra loud squee for me being at the preview and seeing it all three days before it opened to the public.

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A feast of very exotic shoes

Oh, Popeye!

I recently came across the Virtual Shoe Museum website, after receiving an email with lots of shoes from the designer Kobi Levi.

Showcasing material about art and design of shoes, the site has footwear craft and creativity abundantly splashed around.

With designs ranging from “different” to “completely insane”, the site contains heaps of information on designers, description of most concepts, and simply TONS of shoes (fear not, to wade through the vast amount of items, you can narrow your search by colour material, style and plenty more) and  I have to say, the photos are the best part of it, with many angles shown for many of the fantastic shoes. Well worth spending some time browsing through.

Most of shoes displayed are real works of art,  so push wearability, comfort and common sense aside, this is a true feast for the eyes of a shoe lover like myself.

Here are the Kobi Levi’s adorable pictures I received: