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Archive for June, 2011

Jenny Wilson-The wooden chair

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 30th, 2011 - 11:28 in Music

Pop Surrealism

While in Rome last month I went to Dorothy Circus Gallery that are specialized in Pop Surrealism art only. Dorothy Circus was recently selected by Juxtapoz magazine as one of the 100 world’s most important galleries and best museums. It is definitly a Gallery to visit.

Here is some Pop Surrealism artists that I find very interesting.

Natalie Shau

Natalie Shau - Flowers and Flesh

Natalie Shau - Storm

Natalie Shau - Storm

Natalie Shau - Art Book "Tangled Tales"

Natalie Shau - Art Book "Tangled Tales"

Natalie Shau - Hollis

Ray Cesar

Ray Cesar - Totentanz

Ray Cesar - Day Trip

Ray Cesar - Returns of the Day




Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 30th, 2011 - 11:03 in Art

Banana Republic to launch Mad Men Collection

Here is good news for Fashionistas who love Retro Glamour!!

The Banana Republic unit of Gap Inc., which has teamed up previously with “Mad Men” for marketing promotions, is doing so again this summer with what will be their most extensive joint effort to date. The centerpiece of the new promotion is a collection of men’s and women’s fashions, to be sold in Banana Republic stores and online, based on how the characters on “Mad Men” look.

There will be 65 items in the so-called capsule collection, which are to carry co-branded labels bearing the logos of “Mad Men” and Banana Republic. The merchandise is to be priced the same as similar regular items sold in Banana Republic stores and on bananarepublic.com.


Though Mad Men’s season premiere has been pushed back to next year, but still you can experience the retro glamor by getting Mad Men fix a little before 2012.

Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant teamed with Banana Republic creative director Simon Kneen for a capsule collection inspired by the hit show ‘Mad Men’.

Banana Republic’s Mad Men Collection include 65-pieces for men and women featuring both new and vintage pieces from the show.

Banana Republic’s Mad Men inspired collection will include high-waisted skirts, tailored dresses, trench coats, silk tie-neck blouse for women as well as tailored menswear including knit sweaters, handsome dinner jacket; inspired by the sixties outfits that Mad Men cast wears on the show.

So, if you always wanted to get your hands on Betty’s printed dresses or Joan’s curve hugging frocks then here’s your chance to do so.

Banana Republic’s Mad Men capsule collection will hit stores on August 11th.

The collection will be promoted in print, outdoor and online advertising; through direct mail; in stores; and through social media. For instance, fans of Banana Republic on Facebook are to get early access to a presale of the collection on Aug. 10, a day before it is scheduled to be available in stores and on the Banana Republic Web site.

There are also plans to repeat the contest to win a walk-on role on “Mad Men,” co-sponsored by Banana Republic and AMC. Information will be provided atmadmencastingcall.com.

Read more at New York Times and Fashionfame

In addition to inspiring shoppers and retailers, “Mad Men” is being credited with giving two networks ideas for series for the 2011-12 season that are set in the ’60s. One, “Pan Am,” will be on ABC, and the other, “The Playboy Club,” on NBC.

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 28th, 2011 - 09:31 in FASHION

Galt MacDermot – Coffee Cold

Galt MacDermot – Coffe Cold by kagankarakoc

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 27th, 2011 - 17:27 in Music

I am Brainwashed



























































For more info and art visit the website Mr Brainwash

The movie Exit threw the gift shop is a must see for you who have not yet seen it.

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 27th, 2011 - 11:30 in Art

Mixed Inspiration – Nostalgia take me with you


























































































Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 26th, 2011 - 22:53 in Inspirations

Vivienne Westwood Ethical Fashion

Vivienne Westwood released her second Limited Edition Ethical Fashion Collection. The collection took place  in the beautiful gardens of the Palazzo Corsini, during Pitti Uomo 80th edition. “Not Charity. Just Work” , she says about her collaboration with the Ethical Fashion Programme, which is based in a Nairobi industrial area.

The aim of the project is to employ local women who live under extreme poverty and to introduce methods and materials in high fashion that cause minimal environmental damage.The handbags, laptop bags and key rings are all 100% handmade in Nairobi from recycled materials. Each one is completely unique and exclusively available on Yooxygen, as well as in Vivienne Westwood’s stores.

Article from Delood

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 25th, 2011 - 19:56 in FASHION

Vintage Magazines

Vintage Magazines is always a great inspiration. I feel right now for alot of colors and a summer vibe. We need fresh colors and feminine touch together with the sun shining.

Here is some inspiration for you from Vintagemagazines

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 23rd, 2011 - 13:46 in Inspirations

Lily Donaldsons Flying Hair – Nowness

Just fell in love with this hair movie!! You must see it!!

See the movie here

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 21st, 2011 - 10:44 in Inspirations

Swedish Midsummer

Midsummer to me is a very beautiful celebration. It is warm outside, the nature is full of green and blossom, and swedes love to celebrate this big. We prepare food days before, decorate with flowers in your hair, the maypole and dinner tables all in wild blossom theme.

With all my years abroad I havent really celebrated Midsummer like in Sweden, but this year it will be big celebration in a beautiful red summer house beside a lake in Småland.

This is probably the best time of the year and everyone is happy and social and outdoor. We sing, dance, eat and drink til the sun goes up.

Midsummer is widely celebrated in Sweden and Midsummer’s Day is a public holiday. Originally, back when the Vikings ravaged in Scandinavia (and elsewhere…), it was a fertility rite. The May pole was a phallic symbol, which was supposed to fertilize Mother nature, in hope that the harvests would be good later in the year.

Nowadays, the holiday always begins on a Friday, Midsummer Eve, but in the beginning it marked the summer solstice – the longest day of the year and the shortest night.

There are many traditions about Midsummer that still live here in Sweden.

A wreath or a bouquet with seven or nine (the traditions vary) different flowers is powerful if you pick them all alone and speak to no one. If you dare pick one flower from the churchyard, the power increases even more… If a girl puts the flowers under her pillow, it is said that she’ll dream of her future husband that night…

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
June 20th, 2011 - 18:55 in Travel
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