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Studio 35 Spring Fling 2013 Artist Emma Kerr, Graduate of Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen – Producing Textiles using screen printing techniques to turn Illustrations into prints of fabric for Home & Fashion items.

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Cirque Nomade, Moons and Innocence

With drawing in process I have spent alot of this week seeking inspiration for my first fashion collection since university. I recently watched  Nomade – At night, the sky is endless. By Cirque Eloize which was actually showing on sky Tv. This fanstay tale of love marrage and the nomads of Paris has some lovely imagery and aesthetic. Giant Moons, Circus Magic and Shadows. It has a innocent style and is very charming.  You can also catch a glimpse of the magic on youtube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3LvAFMEwKs

The romance of the style of Nomade reminds me of Van Goghs Starry Night. With magic skies and a strong sense of place.

Van Gogh Starry Night

Jennie Pineus Designed the cocooned chair as an artist response to our desire for a nomadic life. Writer Andrew Bolton describes this chair as an aid to the Nomad by helping us to “Overcome the cognitive dissonance that comes from being a rootless Nomad in an opaque system.” [1]This statement reveals an idea of helping the Nomad not only physically though shelter but by aiding them mentally Pineus allows the user to forget there is even anyone around them in an urban environment.


[1] Bolton A.  The super modern wardrobe. London: V&A; 2002. p. 87.

 

 

I like to look at all these different ideas and combine them into a sense of style Christina Ricci has a sense of innocence, magic and gentle style when she models. Its the venerability she portrays which I think makes her a mysterious image maker. This is the type of atmosphere I am striving for in my work.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

 

 

Cirque Nomade, Moons and Innocence

Petticoats…Le Belle et la Bete.

The result was a film that dared to be naive, asking its audience to revert to childhood, the better to accept its practical magic“. The Guardian

My childhood was filled of dreams of Belle, France and I guess the fairy tale… Petticoats were one of my many stolen clothes from my mums wardrobe. I dreamed of dresses just like Belles, drawing a land of happiness and colour. I still think I owe this film alot, that might sound cliche but this was the beginning of my love for clothes. DANCE AROUND PARIS IN  MY NEW VIVIENNE WESTWOOD MELISSA SHOES 🙂 

PETTICOATS, LAYERS, PASTELS, WHITE, VINTAGE, and most of all PRETTY.

laundry

For under dresses...petticoat.

lace petticoats

[Belle]
Little town it’s a quiet village.
Everyday like the one before.
Little town full of little people, waking up to say.
Bonjour!
Bonjour!
Bonjour!
Bonjour!
Bonjour!
There goes the baker with his tray like always.
The same old bread and rolls to sell.
Every morning just the same since the morning that we came,
To this poor provincial town.
[Baker]
Good Morning Belle!
[Belle]
G’morning Monsieur!
[Baker]
Where you off to?
[Belle]
The book shop…
I just finished the most wonderful story,
About a beanstalk and an ogre and an…
[Baker]
That’s nice. Marie! The baguettes! Hurry up!
[Group of Women]
Look there she goes that girl is strange no question.
Dazed and distracted, can’t you tell?

I think this ideology in France is still there Paris is soo classic, original and mysterious. This is why I think it is important always to remember what first made you inspired. Paris is somewhere which was always amaze me so much more than I ever expected.

The 1946’s Belle et le Bete, has some beautiful imagery tells a darker story. This is the Real Beauty and The Beast in my mind. The full version can be found on youtube with English subtitles. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaG3zns3fqA  The DVD is already on my Christmas wish list 🙂

Cocteau, La Belle et La BêteLa Belle et la Bête

La Belle et la Bete

“There is many a monster who wears the form of a man; it is better of the two to have the heart of a man and the form of a monster. ” Jeanne-Marie Le Prince de Beaumont

Petticoats…Le Belle et la Bete.