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Archive for October, 2011

Halloween in Style

Here is some inspiration for your Halloween costumes!!

Tim Burton for Harpers Bazaar 2009 Photographs by Tim Walker

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
October 29th, 2011 - 19:47 in FASHION

Bianco Nero e Rosso

il colpo di fulmine é la cosa che fa guadagnare piu tempo – love at first site is something that lets you waste no time.

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
October 26th, 2011 - 13:08 in Inspirations

The beauty of bagmaking

Loewe: Masters of Leather on Nowness.com.

The expertise and meticulous detail that go into crafting iconic Spanish luxury brand Loewe’s signature Amazona bag is revealed in director Matthew Donaldson’s short. The film follows the release of Masters of Leather, a limited-edition book, illustrated by Robert Clarke, that looks in depth at Loewe’s commitment to handicraft. Initially inspired by the frank simplicity of Richard Avedon’s In the American West portraits, the film is a personal homage to the leather workers who have handmade Loewe’s creations for generations. “Some of our craftsmen have been at Loewe for nearly 50 years, they contribute so much to the design of our pieces,” says accessories golden boy Stuart Vevers, who has turned the Amazona into the label’s best-selling product. Launched in 1975, the Amazona bag is handcrafted from 61 separate pieces of fine leather in a 250-step process that requires the four separate artisans using 45 different tools. Vevers, who previously held design posts at Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton, spoke to NOWNESS about the Amazona and being an Englishman in Spain.

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
October 26th, 2011 - 11:13 in Art, Film

Mourir Auprès de Toi


Spike Jonze: Mourir Auprès de Toi on Nowness.com.

Designer Olympia Le-Tan’s embroidered clutch-bags spring to life in director Spike Jonze’s tragicomic stop-motion animation Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side).
How did the film come about?
I met Olympia in Paris through friends of mine. She was just starting to make the bags for her friends. She had a bunch of the scraps in her bag, all of the cut-out pieces of felt. I just loved it. I loved all the artwork she picked, the texture of it, the stitching of the felt. We joked about making a film and just went for it. It was this thing with no schedule, no pressure and no real reason to be—other than just that we thought it would be fun

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
October 18th, 2011 - 13:08 in Film

Love Love & Love

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
October 17th, 2011 - 16:53 in Film

Fashion Muses – Michelle Violy Harper

Michelle was born in Columbia, but grew up in New York and Europe–and credits her sense of style to her grandmother, whose own father often sent her to Paris to shop at Dior and Balenciaga. Thanks to her, Michelle loves fashion. “I appreciate The Gap and all of that,” she says. “But it’s not what gets me up in the morning.”

Michelle in a studded butterfly hat by couture milliner, Heather Huey

Michelle strikes a pose in a tailored tweed playsuit by Victor de Souza

Photographs by Noël Sutherland

For a gala to benefit Casita Maria, an organization providing assistance to Latin American children in Harlem and the Bronx, Michelle booked a room in the hotel where the event was taking place, so Victor and his team could build a gown on her body (which, incidentally, became the finale of his Spring 2011 show). “There was no room in the elevator for anyone else,” she explains, laughing. “The doors would open and I’d say, Sorry, guys, it’s all fuchsia in here! But it was worth it: we raised a lot of money for Casita Maria. And in the end, isn’t that what these events are for?”

Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images North America

Nothing is more exciting than a girl about town with an amazing fashion sense and a great career. Michelle Harper is the perfect blend of sexy and smart, making her not just a great style influence but a great role model. Michelle’s past work experience includes interning and employment at the MoMA, Malborough Gallery, MUSE Film and Television, and VMS Associates. She has spent time working at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and views Martha the perfect role model. Michelle is the co-founder of a multi-million dollar multi brand cosmetics holding company, CB LLC.

You can follow Michelle here

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
October 4th, 2011 - 13:49 in Celebrity

Ernst Art

Autumn is on it´s way and we are all about to get more cozy here in Sweden. Knits are soon to get on and around. It´s all about treasure hunting in the forests for mushrooms and picking apples to make pies…taking care of what nature gave to us this season. One of my favorite artists is Ernst Billgren that is one of Sweden’s most noteworthy contemporary artists.

Eget Land

Over the years he has become renowned for his outstanding artistic work, in which mythology, nature and national romanticism have been significant sources of inspiration. Besides painting and sculpture, Billgren has also expressed his artistic diversity in fields such as scenography, literature, film, music, furniture design and glass design.



Utsmyckning Mosaik

Ernst Billgren’s oeuvre is characterized by breadth and diversity that is unique in the Swedish art world. His artistic output includes such diverse disciplines as painting, sculpture, stage design, literature, films, music and furniture design. Right through these various activities are a continuity. The motive spheres that are recognizable from Billgren’s artistry is especially his studies of nature painting, the national romantic and mythological. With unmistakable craftsmanship, he is working with different materials such as mosaic, wood, bronze, cement, tile and glass. The works of art often combines historic character system and references and popular perceptions of art in a willingness to explore the contemporary and artistic conventions.

Grön, Brun, Vit, Svart och Grön målning

Ernst Billgren is designing collections of glass for Kosta Boda

New Friends tumbler Fox

New Friends Jug

Ernst Billgren

Louise Bramstedt - Lobra Loves
October 2nd, 2011 - 23:09 in Art
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