When in doubt- go red






Daphne Guiness







What makes an icon?

Icons used to be seen mostly within religion as a piece of art, with a holy meaning. In modern days the word icon is used a bit differently. I asked some of my friends to give me names of who they believe are icons. Nelson Mandela. Bianca Jagger. Kate Moss. Madonna. Sophia Loren to mention some.
But what made them icons? From being something out of reach, a symbol of something much greater than any other living creature, icons are these days more human, more like you and me. Perhaps that’s the magic of it all. They are people, just like us, but leading way for something much greater. An icon is very rarely made by themselves. They are created by everybody around them. Coming from something we can all identify with, something made out of flesh and blood. They don’t always speak out much, but there’s something around them that we need. Something giving us hope.


Kate Moss Leaves After Party in Gold Dress At 50 StJames's in Mayfair, London

Pastel painting

I’m very happy with the outcome from Saturday’s creative come together. Very pastel, which is not normally what you would expect from me but this is beautiful and I’m very pleased to share two of the images with you.

Photo: Agnes.
Model: Linn.

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Let’s be arty

When I’m moving I want some new art on my walls so I’ve started to work on some ideas I have.
I have worked with my fellow curator Linn several of times before but this was the first time I put her in front of the camera, not behind. All I can say I’m very happy with what we did and can’t wait to see the result!

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When reality hits you

Will an offspring help me cope
with the knowledge of you being gone?
That’s what many people say
They keep on living thru their child
and the memory shall never die
Tears are burning in my eyes,
the knowledge of your mortality just sprung to my mind
It’s painful and it’s sad,
I will have to go on without your there
I know there’s still many years to come,
but the thought of it keeps coming up
I guess my own ageing is a reason
Me questioning my own way of life
I do believe you will still be around,
but not to hear your voice to calm me down,
makes me wanna scream out loud.



Do or die

Who am I? Or more like; who am I if I don’t work? I once heard Tom Ford say; If I’m awake I’m working. But working for me isn’t working. For me it’s just who I am. Working is fun. I have to agree. If you would take my job away from me I’m not sure what to do with myself. It really is a do or die thing. I guess as many other creative souls out there. Take away our possibility to create and you will be left with pretty much nothing. Creators are dreamers. We aim high, and sometimes we fall hard. But the drive within us will make us stand up and keep going- going for that dream. Because if we don’t- we will die.


Avant garde

Rick Owens. Gareth Pugh. Barbara í Gongini. Damir Doma. Mugler. V Ave Shoe Repair. Comme des Garçons.
If you look up the word avant garde, Wikipedia will give you this explanation; the avant garde are people or works that are experimental or innovative, particularly with respect to art, culture and politics. The avant garde pushes boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or status quo, primarily in the cultural realm.

I think a lot of people look at it as something very dark and mysterious, sometimes even weird. In my eyes it’s intriguing and innovating and the people within it as very strong minded individuals.
I once did a photo shoot with a avant garde store in London and I took the opportunity to ask the manager/buyer about his point of view. In my eyes he’s spot on and I couldn’t put it an any other way.

¨ I see avante garde, or the designers that design within it as people who create their own design universe. They may use cultural, musical, art even social  references, but the outcome is still very much their own. They do not follow trends and change style each season, they remain true to their vision and experimentation. That could be one word to describe avante-garde. Experimentation with concept, forms, fabrics, silhouettes, pushing the boundaries. ¨

Barbara ì Gongini

Barbara í Gongini

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Gareth Pugh





Short word with a much greater meaning. What does art do to one? How should you relate to it? Today art is pretty much everywhere. The internet and social media has made it much easier for everyone to experience it. I guess you can say a lot of negative things about it but I also believe there’s a lot of good coming out of it. Because of the internet we can find artists that we would never ever hear about. You can find inspiration from others in a much greater way. More artists get a chance to show off there work. For me, who been working within fashion for the last 12 years, I mostly notice the difference thru all the web magazines. A couple of years ago it was far less. In the beginning I thought it was all good. It gave me a chance to be seen outside Sweden. But then I stepped upon this little problem; these projects people more often contacted me for wouldn’t bring in any money. The almost forbidden word; money. For a while I got really tired of it all. Are people stupid? This is my job- how will I survive if I can not get paid? But things changed, and I’m happy they did. I now have a job, providing me with all the bread and butter I need. This is giving me the freedom to actually use my talent and my creativity in ( for me ) a perfect way. If you have a creative mind it’s never about if you are going to do it or not. It’s about you just have to do it. And I felt like I was stuck in this little spot, where my creativity didn’t grow, it didn’t feel inspired and that is a danger for an artist. I’m surrounded by so many talented people with whom I would love to work with and in that way find the inner happiness that comes with it. I new-discovered a joy in art history. Coming up with my own ideas, cultivated thanks to Dalí, Matisse, Degas among others. I’ve found a way to create art, but with a hint of fashion.



Nature is calling for you

I’m not one to make a big speech about saving the world or how to go organic. How ever I do believe the meat industry has turned into a ugly business and I think more and more about what I can do differently, such as my choice of clothing, beauty products etc.
Take a look at these photographs by Benjamin Kaufmann and tell me if you don’t feel like taking a look at your own way of living.

Our planet got one threat; and that is us.

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You can find more pictures here.

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