Archive for June, 2011

Beauty of The Dark

Posted in Art Nouveau on June 30, 2011 by James Field

Abtei im Eichwald (Caspar David Friedrich, 1810, oil on canvas)

I’m starting to fall in love with art from the Romanticism era. This is one of my favorites. The beauty is in the gloom and dark nature the painting evokes.

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Sublime Romanticism

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on June 29, 2011 by James Field

Songzio Spring 2012…..

2 Hearts

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 28, 2011 by James Field

“You want the moon, but you’ve got the sun”

Dior Homme Spring 2012

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on June 28, 2011 by James Field

Is very hard to believe, but I was a little disappointed in this seasons Menswear collections from both Milan and Paris. I felt as though there was not enough originality and innovation, it all seemed a bit lukewarm. I am also shocked that this season Phillip Lim didn’t steal my heart as my favorite, instead I give that honor to Mr Kris Van Assche at Dior Homme. I wasn’t blow away, but I did enjoy the aesthetic he went for. I loved the use of primarily dark colors, and the tension he created with the white and tan hues that accompanied them. The modernity and stark nature of the shapes were definitely a plus, and I also was pleased to see new shapes in blazer cuts and pant silhouettes. I also thought the leather work was brilliant along with the accessories, but I was not impressed with the hats. They reminded me too much of the Siki Im, Amish style hats from last season. Overall it was a smartly executed meditation on simplicity, well that’s what I drew from it anyway. Take a look at some of my top pick from the collection:

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Floral Inspirations

Posted in Art Nouveau on June 28, 2011 by James Field

Japanese cherry blossoms spark such creative insight for me. They are so enchanting.

 

Love Letter To My Enemies

Posted in Art Nouveau on June 28, 2011 by James Field

Dearest Foes,

 

I hope this finds you well, and I hope you read very carefully.

You played the role of the self-righteous youth so well when we first met, so dignified and proud of your cultural diversity and education accomplishments. You made me believe that you would join us in the pursuit of success, but you deceive well do you not? Parading around to be so pious, but you fail to understand we are cut from two different cloths. For I come from strength and  wisdom, and you come from fantasy and dreams. I find you to be weak, and I wont allow your poison to enter my realm of creativity and tranquility. But I do love one thing about you, actually I revel in it. I find it mesmerizing how my actions and statements cause you such discomfort and worry, they cause you pain do they not? I watch as you wrap yourself in a shroud of my “companions” but you don’t even know the trap you are slipping into. This place is vicious and love will not always protect you, sometimes things will grow dark. I also am saddened, yet pleased to watch you fall blindly, not knowing the truth of your so-called “prized find” of love. I will watch it destroy you, and I will watch it consume you. I only wish for you to remain aware of your surroundings, watch carefully and observe my shadow for that is all you will ever see of me. I could not care less how my words effects you, in fact I would hope that you learn from them. Learn to be cautious, for you shall never be my equal. You once wished me luck on my future endeavors and goals, and I thank you. That must have been your attempt to be the “dedicated” one, no?….how silly you are. For your words are like dust, floating by me, around me, and over me and ultimately being scattered to the winds. So heed my words and listen carefully,  for they say never to burn bridges, but  I think I have learned to take that risk in your special circumstance. Learn as much as you can while you remain in this circle of “peers” you hold in such high regard,  for they plot against you.

Au revoir ennemi!

Love,

JF

 

Sergio + James Series 15: Camisha Ballard

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by James Field

Hey everyone! We are back from our little hiatus with another episode of the Sergio + James show! On this special sit down, we welcome our guest Camisha Ballard to the orange couch. We discuss her design aspirations, influences and goals and so much more. We hope you guys enjoy and as always stay tuned.