Food and fashion haven't necessarily gone together historically. In fact, one industry has tended to repel the other. This stereotype is set to be broken though, thanks to Pippa Lord - US Elle's photo director, and one big foodie.
We’re all about multifaceted artists, and singer-songwriter, Sophia Danai, is the latest on our radar. We first had the chance to see her perform a live acoustic set at last spring’s ION POP SHOP, and not only did she win our hearts with her charm, beauty, timeless sound and eclectic collection of songs—which may we add, include an Electone organ—but Danai also produces an online magazine called Wishing Well. Showcasing what inspires her, each issue coincides with a newly released song.
Should we talk about how cool embroidery is? Your grandma does it. We did it in kindergarten. It was awesome! André Azevedo fuses several artistic techniques; drawing, painting and even sewing over fabrics to build layered pieces.
The secret to Salazar Motion Picture Collective’s triumphs may be cliché, but it’s honest: they’re driven by passion. The popularity of their narrative shorts (cleverly disguised as music videos and ad promos) is due not to fancy equipment, which they don’t have, or inflated budgets, which they haven’t been afforded—it lies in their eagerness to go anywhere to obtain the best shot possible.
Raif Adelberg’s body is covered in tattoos but the cutest is of a peanut on his palm. It’s there as a reminder to never to let things slip through his hands. Darker by comparison, he has the Charles Manson quote “I can never be in love. Because I am love,” tattooed on the inside of his arm. It’s there because he finds Charlie very interesting. This is just one of many amusing contradictions surrounding this Vancouver artist/fashion designer.
Lady Sovereign, a young midgetesque female Briton, raps in a manner that you can relate to. Although at first listen her music may not seem catchy enough, it quickly causes your mind to forget about priorities and your formal behaviour turns into an informal dance of the body. On the surface, lyrically, Lady Sovereign doesn’t seem to offer very much that you can relate to. But relating one thing to another happens with a string of inevitability, because we do wake up late in the morning, and we do go out, and we are improper.
My hands, on Klassen's beautiful ceramics, please. I've always thought that any kind of sculpture has a sexual undertone - you're molding clay with your hands and the parallel is inescapable! The natural clay/white combo, and simple geometry of these pieces make them something special...and nobody will enjoy cradling and caressing these Canadian pots more than myself.