Monday, 28 April 2014

Ain't Saint Laurent without the glasses




I just checked and if I hurry I might still have a chance to see the Yves Saint Laurent biopic at the Odeon on Leicester Square. Has anyone seen it yet, is it any good?

I wonder if this movie will spur a renewed interest for the metal bar and plastic rim frames he wore in the late 50s? I found these vintage and new styles but not much else. Do you know any other brands that are still making similar eyewear today?

vintage LA Eyeworks

vintage LA Eyeworks

vintage LA Eyeworks

vintage Yves Saint Laurent

Carven

Carven







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Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Bag Portraits

There's an exhibition I really can't wait to see; Mik Artistik: Bags of Life.

I find portraits addictive, though probably not as much as it's been addictive for Mik to keep going at them; he sketched 20,000 people on brown paper bags, with a Biro pen and has been doing so for 30 years...that's almost two portraits a day, every day! I could only find very few pictures of Mik's work on the internet and I want to see what the other people he's been sketching look like (here's a lesson for me; to satisfy one's curiosity for anything truly unconventional can only be experience offline). The other reason I might take a detour from my daily commute is that this exhibition takes place in a barbers-shop-cum-gallery and I want to check out what it's all about. I'll keep you posted and in the meantime here is what some spectacled people look like in Leeds.

portraits by Mik Artistik





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