LOVE – Spring/Summer 2013

15th May 2013

Wow, I do love a good magazine cover and how awesome are these 3 for LOVE Spring/Summer 2013?

Kate, Chloë and Cara look pretty damn fine in a bathtub, don’t you think?

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Kate Moss / The Alphabetical Issue

5th February 2013

Over the years she’s graced 17 covers of i-D, including these four for The Alphabetical Issue (shot by Daniele + Iango) to kick off Spring 2013.

The ultimate über-model, Miss Moss nails it again.

Beyoncé

4th February 2013

Just a little thumbs up to Beyoncé, my #1 girl crush for her amazing performance at the Superbowl yesterday.

Can a person be more sexy?

Harlette Lingerie – i-D Magazine

23rd November 2012

How exciting!

This month’s i-D Magazine features Lara Stone and Laetitia Casta (shot by Daniele + Iango) wearing pieces by one of my clients, Harlette Lingerie.

Rock on the sexy supermodel!

Gwen Stefani x Terry Richardson

8th August 2012

From the first time I heard I’m Just A Girl, I loved Gwen Stefani. She always looks immaculate in her own unique way and becomes more and more beautiful with age, which is inspiring!

There’s a great interview with her in the September issue of Harper’s Bizarre, along with a wicked shoot by Terry Richardson.

Check out more here.

Twenty6 Magazine {Issue F}

17th July 2012

My favourite online magazine Twenty6 has just launched Issue F.

From Femme Fatale to Feathers & Folklore, their latest offering doesn’t disappoint with quirky colours, gorgeous beauty, sexy fashion and beautiful design.

Check out the entire Issue F here.

Naked Surfing

16th July 2012

I saw a few articles last week about the ESPN Magazine’s Body Issue coming out, but it wasn’t until I saw this shot, that I had a proper look at the all of the photographs and they’re amazing.

This photograph is of Brazilian surfer, Maya Gabeira and I think it’s stunning. The line of her body with the board, combined with those über long legs is gorgeous. Watch a cool behind the scenes video of the shoot here and check out the rest of the athletes in all their naked glory here.

(via MMM)

Bradley Jay

26th June 2012

Bradley Jay is a rather cool, young British illustrator.

I found an article about him in Hound Magazine that I picked up from Magma. His work (which is a little bit twisted and supernatural) includes themes from “religion, alchemy, astrology, botany and folklore and is reminiscent of macabre art and medical illustration.” 

His attention to detail is amazing and I love how often he slips skulls mingled with flowers into his designs.

♥ LDN

7th June 2012

Leaving sunny Cape Town for London last weekend was difficult, but despite the rain (and gale force winds) there’s something about London itself that makes the weather (almost) bearable.

Don’t get me wrong – I’m not feeling inclined to move back anytime soon, but every time we come I have a lot of fun.

Here’s a little round up of what’s been going down in London town:

 

The Jubilee

It’s the Diamond Jubilee and British patriotism is in full swing – there are flags everywhere. I’ve snapped a million photos of houses decorated with Union Jack flags, kids faces painted in red, white and blue, shop windows flying the colours and products everywhere (from couch covers at Ikea to gym clothes at Sweaty Betty) covered in the Union Jack.

My favourites so far are the Limited Edition Union Jack tea-towels I picked up from Ikea yesterday (look out for an Ikea post coming soon…) and the Union Jack Dr Martins I’ve seen people wearing – oh, and of course THE most adorable little Harry Street ♥ in his Union Jack jumper. Eek!

 

Elizabeth

She’s an icon and she’s everywhere. I love her hats and I think she’s kind of cute – especially when she smiles. This piece by British art collective Prefab77 popped up in Dublin recently and although it’s intended as a bit of monarchy mockery, it’s still rather cool. Let it Reign, a collection of Elizabeth II screenprints is Prefab77’s Limited Edition Jubilee offering.

 

David Beckham

Gracing the cover of July Elle is *drumroll please* Mr David Beckham. It’s the first time in British Elle’s 27 year history a man has been on the cover – and actually, they gave him 3. Need I say more?

 

The Photographers Gallery

We went to check out the newly opened Photographers’ Gallery on Monday. I wasn’t that impressed by the layout of the new site, but the images on show were great, as always. Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky’s exhibition Burtynsky: Oil is on until the 1st July.

 

The Tube

I don’t like the tube much, especially at 8:30 in the morning during rush hour. What is kind of cool though, is that the Central Line is now on Twitter. Keep track of updates and delays on the track @centralline – clever.

 

My Bookhou Bag (for you Sherm)

I wrote about my new bag that was waiting for me a couple of weeks ago. I finally got it yesterday and it’s everything I could have possibly asked for – and more, more, more! Hooray! Thank you bub and thank you Bookhou – I will be shopping with you again!

3191 Miles Apart

18th May 2012

I’ve been a fan of  Maria and Stephanie’s 3191 Miles Apart projects since I discovered them a few years ago.

In 2007 they started a blog, 3191: A Year of Mornings with each woman posting a photograph from their respective locations (Portland, Maine and Portland, Oregon) every morning.

Simple and sweet, their styles compliment each other perfectly and since then they’ve done other projects, including 3191: A Year of Evenings and more recently began publishing 3191 Quarterly. 

Anyhoo, Issue No. 7 is now for sale and if you feel like buying it before midnight on Monday, you’ll get yourself a discount.

Joshua Scott

17th May 2012

I really love Toy font by photographer Joshua Scott for Bullet Magazine. It was put together with thousands of tiny plastic toys and objects overlaid on Giorgio Sans Bold, a custom font that was created in collaboration with Commercial Type.

(via Trendland)

Alex Gross

2nd May 2012

L.A. based artist Alex Gross invites the viewer into his world with Product Placement – a series of futuristic adverts inspired by advertising found in today’s society.

Surreal and beautiful, I love their dark and twisted connotations. You can see more of them here.

(via VisualNews)

Bob Wolfenson

11th April 2012

Soft, sexy and naked seems to be a bit of a theme with São Paulan photographer Bob Wolfenson.

One of Brazil’s most important photographers, he’s been shooting fashion (…and all those Brazilian supermodels – mmm!) and advertising since the 80s and is the founder of super sexy s/n° magazine. I like his style.

(via Lifelounge)

Matt Setchell Creative

30th March 2012

My oh-so-talented friend Mr Matt Setchell has just launched his new site and I love it.

Super slick and sexy, Matt Setchell Creative is a boutique creative agency based in London, working with the likes of asos.com and Harrods.

He also happens to be Creative Director and founder of über-cool online magazine, Twenty6. Need I say more?

PS. The Matt Setchell ‘M’ logo is a BringMeJoy design! Woop!

Toffie 2012

28th March 2012

The 2012 Toffie Pop Culture Festival kicks off this Friday at the Cape Town City Hall.

The 3 day conference and festival focuses on design, music, art and all things associated with popular culture.

Just some of the people lined up to talk include:

•  Penny Martin (UK): Editor-in-Chief of The Gentlewoman Magazine
•  Roel Wouters (The Netherlands): Director/Designer
•  Omar Sosa (Spain): Art Director, Publisher and Designer of Apartmento Magazine
•  Malibongwe Tyilo (SA): Founder of skattiewhatareyouwearing.blogspot.com
•  Athi-Patra Ruga (SA): Performance and Contemporary Artist
•  Chris Bisset (SA): Film Director
•  Sibot (SA): Sound Designer

There’ll also be a Creative Showdown with 6 International teams competing in workshops, talks and short talks, including the likes of Alex Trochut, Will Hudson from It’s Nice That and Nacho Gil.

And… to top the whole lot off The Cape Town Electronic Music Festival will be putting on a host of parties over the weekend to celebrate. Need I say more?

See you there!

Twenty6 Magazine – Issue E

26th March 2012

My favourite online magazine launches it’s 5th issue today!

Twenty6 Issue E is live and sexy guys. Expressionism, Eruption, Eau Coloeur and the excellent House Industries Eames font.

Check it out here.

Brand Guidelines

14th March 2012

Yesterday I was doing some research on branding and came across a really great article on Smashing Magazine about Designing Style Guidelines For Brands And Websites.

Very useful for anyone interested.

LOVE magazine

20th December 2011

Santa’s sexy helpers strip daily for Love Magazine’s online advent calendar.

Better than a piece of chocolate surely?

Vogue

23rd November 2011

I’ve been meaning to blog these images for ages. They were from a Vogue shoot in India years ago. I actually bought a back issue of Vogue just for these pictures. I think it must have been around 2005.

There’s something about them that makes me feel peaceful and I think they’re beautiful.

Twenty6 Magazine

17th October 2011

Check out the awesome new Costa Del Sol beauty shoot that’s just been added to Twenty6 Magazine’s Issue C. Gorgeous!

Kate Moss

19th August 2011

If Kate Moss became a bit of a bridezilla before her wedding day, then what hope is there for us normal girls?!

I’d love to see their wedding album shot by Mario Testino. I bet it’s amazing.

Vogue Australia

3rd August 2011

How nice to see Robyn Lawley grace the pages of Australian Vogue.

She’s the first plus size model in 52 years to appear in the magazine – although apparently size wasn’t factored into the decision to cast her. It was simply because she’s beautiful.

Twenty6 – Issue B is LIVE!

27th June 2011

It’s live people! Twenty6 Magazine’s Issue B is out today. Am especially loving Baby Bling and the graphics on Beauty or the Beast. Beautiful!

A Flower : Twenty6 Magazine

2nd June 2011

Completely forgot to mention my illustrated flower shoot finally got uploaded onto Twenty6 Magazine’s Issue A! Sweet.

Check out more work by super talented experimental fashion photographer Akio here.

Twenty6 Rocks!

22nd March 2011

The wait is over! Twenty6 Magazine is live and rocking at twenty-6.co.uk.

Issue A is for AMAZING without a doubt. The site is beautifully designed, easy to use and the features are lovely. I’m especially loving Fashion Story #2 – About A Girl (how beautiful is Angela Reynolds?) and Beauty Feature #3 – Addicted (love those lips!)

Can’t wait for Issue B!

(thanks Matt)