It's Sunday night and I'm in the mood for writing on the blog. So it's happening!
So, if you didn't know I'm doing this show at Tatty Devine all about zines, it launches next week so I'm trying to work really hard on that. As well as collecting cool zines by other people I have made one myself. It's gonna be in loadsa colours, real exciting. Here is a photo below ...
Was in Nottingham this weekend. Went to the countryside there and cycled in the woods. Was pretty chill. Then I saw the most amazing shop ever on Maid Marion Avenue (I think?) but was soo annoying as it was shut. But for ages I've been buying clothes from the John Lewis uniform department, it's perfect for basics and sporty things. This shop was on a different level though! Bargain central!
£1 for a super cute summer dress. You could get the sewing machine out and turn it into a cute jumpsuit.
pinstripe trousers - snazzy!
those skirts that cost £40 in american apparel - ta da!
This tshirt was my favourite thing in the shop window (and the cheapest), so gonna ask my sister to buy it for me!
Saw some cool bricks that reminded me of breakout
Saw a cute face
This is my fave guy ever. You always see him stuck on the outside of newsagents. I absolutely love the print of his suit, he totally pulls it off
Before I was always a bit impartial to her work and didn't really have an opinion on it.
My friends and I used to go this club in Knightsbridge which was littered with work by the Young British Artists, like wallpapers, loadsa skulls and this masssive damien hirst skull glitter ball on the dancefloor and lots of Emin light pieces and I wasn't really impressed by it to be honest - just thought "expensive art, so what?".
But the one thing that was great about the show. Was finding out about her pop up shops and pop up galleries. That's the kind of thing that exites me, exhibiting and living in a space for people to see. And making stuff for people to actually buy.
Made me think of Keith Haring's "Pop Shop" on Lafayette, when we were younger our mum had the coolest ever little back pack from there. There's a real good essay on his shop in the new (pink) issue of it's nice that - will explain more eloquently than me!
So hope that little video, did some alright explaining.
I think it is brilliant beyond words, it is up until 16th October, so it will be exciting to see how the mood changes with the seasons.
"The hortus conclusus that I dream of is enclosed all around and open to the sky. Every time I imagine a garden in an architectural setting, it turns into a magical place. I think of gardens that I have seen, that I believe I have seen, that I long to see, surrounded by simple walls, columns, arcades or the façades of buildings – sheltered places of great intimacy where I want to stay for a long time." - Zumthor
So many zine submissions for the show Girls+Zines, which begins on August 3rd for the whole month at Tatty Devine Brick Lane. It's not too late for submissions you can drop them off at the Brick Lane shop just tell the shop girls it's for the show.
PLUS if you're away for August all the zines are going to be donated to the British Women's Library afterwards, in Shoreditch, to be archived so you can visit that. And if London is a bit out of reach I'm thinking of setting up some kind of online library/archive/thing ...