Christmas Commercialized

"Fashion is essentially a game of hide and seek between seduction and privacy"
- James Laver

That said, who have thought I would dig out such a treasure at an H&M store?!
The quote is taken from a biblical gem - my Christmas present for myself this year - "Fashion ads of the 20th century" published by TASCHEN.
It's 365 pages [Intentional digits - one for every day of the year] contains great fashion advertising milestones including beautifully detailed illustrations from the 1920's and Photo shoots by Annie Leibovitz [Amazing portraits craftswoman] sidelong Steven Meisel's controversial 95' campaign photos for Calvin Klein. All images are taken from Jim Heimann's varied collection.

Right to left: "Fashion ads of the 20th century", "FASHION NOW" #TASCHEN


End Of Ze World

It's common to envision the end of the world as a fire-work show.
Volcanoes erupt glamorously, hot lava streams lavishly down the streets, asteroids cut through the atmosphere and shake earth out of it's course.
Lately, with the clock ticking backwards on the ancient prophesy this thought creeped in at least once. What will I do if the world ends tomorrow? Do I have enough canned beans?
Life's short. Should I text my ex?

It's already an hour, here in Milan, after the the big show was supposed to start according to Mayan predictions. And we're all still alive. Very disappointing..

Imagine to wake up to a world where you are the only human left. You wake up late in the afternoon, you eat dried candy for breakfast (who's gonna stop you?) and you spend your evening trashing the streets wearing designers couture you looted earlier (because it's the latest dress code. Set by you). Indifferent for how you look or the reason in your deeds.