colour comparisons

Mara & Maria

i had a bit of a scare this weekend, the blog was down for more almost two days and i didn’t know how to fix it. it’s terrible feeling so helpless, but above all i was really worried that three years of fun and radness was going to disappear forever into the depths of the internet blackhole. luckily Jason came to my rescue – a guy who knows his web stuff, so if you ever need help in that department give him a call.

while i sat at my computer hitting refresh over and over and over, willing the blog to come back to life, i thought about what i would do if i was ever faced with the prospect of writing my last post… a last meal of sorts. and over the years nothing has made me happier than a good ol’ colour comparison. so that’s the first thing i did when i sat down at my computer this morning.

new york fashion week has been all over the blogs, twitter, instagram – and probably my favourite show out of the very many lovely collections was Mara Hoffman’s Spring 2013 collection. something about Mara’s symmetrical prints and bright palette reminds me of the colourful work of Ukrainian folk artist & decorative painter Maria Primachenko.

all runway images courtesy of fashionologie, all paintings courtesy of wiki paintings.

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Game of Givenchy

i haven’t really been paying attention to the fall 2012 couture shows, not until Kristina tweeted that the Givenchy collection must have drawn some inspiration from Game of Thrones. I’m actually surprised that Hamish Bowles didn’t mention that in his review, even though there was an entirely direwolf-like dog present. so, you know, i just couldn’t help myself.

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Matisse & Me

“I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.” – Henri Matisse

my top 10 lists are always changing – top 10 bands i want to see live (daft punk & arcade fire are usually in there), top 10 hottie actors (hello jon hamm, hello javier bardem), top 10 foods i would choose as my last meal (that is a particularly tough one) …but some of my top 10 famous artists are pretty easy to nail down: gauguin, van gogh, odilon redon, cezanne, rousseau, chagall, picasso and matisse amongst others. all at their most colourful periods.

so when my boyfriend told me he was going to see a matisse exhibition at the pompidou in paris i was quite jealous (also because i wasn’t in paris, really). the exhibition is called Matisse Pairs and Sets and it boasts 90 of his works that show how he would paint or draw the same subject over and over in different ways. he once said, “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.” it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see all these works collected in one place,  so if you’re in the area go check it out – it’s running until 18 June.

since i couldn’t be there (grumble grumble) i decided to look through his amazing body of work, and then i started seeing bits of Matisse everywhere.

right: detail of mara hoffman swimsuit

right: photograph by ty williams

right: street style by vogue

below: the apartment

right: street style by vanessa jackman

right: the queen

below: photograph by david

right: street style by streetpeeper

right: dvf

right: ruffled

right: street style by streetstyle aesthetic

right: abstraction pillow

right: streetstyle by the street fashion 5 xpro

right: dress by poti poti

all artwork images courtesy of wikipaintings

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Bon Appétit Trois

hey, you didn’t forget about my Food & Fashion Mash-Up collaboration with Bon Appétit, did you? well, here’s some more! who wouldn’t want to look like a cream puff… i ask you.

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Jak & Jil
Get the recipe: Vietnamese Iced Coffee

Photograph by Hirsheimer & Hamilton / Style shot by The Sartorialist
Get the recipe: Wild Salmon Crudo

Photograph by Zach DeSart / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Agave Margarita

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Peruvian Ceviche

Photograph by Marcus Nilsson / Style shot by Courtney D’Alesio
Get the recipe: Cream Puffs

Photograph by Randy Harris / Style shot by Team Peter Stigter
Get the recipe: Strawberries with Chamomile Cream


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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Bon Appétit Deux

here are the next few Food & Fashion Mash-Ups i did for Bon Appétit Magazine - see them all here.

Recipe: Wheat Berries with Charred Onions and Kale
food photo by Randy Harris / street style by Stockholm Streetstyle

Recipe: Roasted Peppers with Nectarines
food photo by Mirabelle Marden / street style by Vanessa Jackman

Recipe: Roasted Spring Vegetables
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by The Sartorialist

Recipe: Linguine with Clams and Fennel
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by Vanessa Jackman

Story: The 10 Best Baguettes in America
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by Pop Bop & Snap

Story: Curried Egg Salad in Mini Pitas
food photo by Marcus Nilsson / street style by Vanessa Jackman


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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Bon Appétit

i’m really excited to share the first Food & Fashion Mash-Ups series i did for Bon Appétit Magazine! which is a superb publication by the way, we don’t get it in South Africa but i was lucky enough to be given copies of their two latest issues. something i really appreciated was the beautiful design & layout of each issue – admittedly the first thing i look for in a magazine. i especially loved their story The Incredible Egg and the Insider’s Guide to Paris in their latest issue.

see the post here and keep a look out for a new one every week.

Recipe: The Softest Scramble
food photo by Peden + Munk / street style by Lee Oliveira

Recipe: Cherry-Almond Focaccia
food photo by Ditte Isager/street style by Le 21eme Arrondissement

Recipe: Watercress Soup
food photo by Jason Lowe / street style by The Sartorialist

Story: Schmear Campaign
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by The Sartorialist

Recipe: The Smoothest Flan
food photo by Peden + Munk / street style by Team Peter Stigter

Recipe: White Bean and Tuna Salad with Parsley Vinaigrette
food photo by Romulo Yanes / street style by Streetfsn


see the rest of my colour comparison mash-ups here

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