Wednesday 4 April 2012


We've all experienced those moments of something iconic happening being burned into our memory. "Where were you when.....?" Admittedly, this isn't quite to the scale of moments of tragedy, loss or historical consequence....but with the boldest of prints appearing everywhere this season, it got me thinking.  I remember clearly - like it was yesterday - the sharp intake of breath when I first spied this Vogue Italia Cover in 2007.

I'll be honest, I didn't know who Steven Meisel was at the time. Now, I love myself some fashion, photography and art; but can be blissfully ignorant to the details a lot of the time. This cover encouraged me to learn that he was in fact responsible for every single Vogue Italia cover since 1988 and is one of the worlds greatest and most controversial fashion photographers. 

So back to that moment.  I have high maintenance hair and visiting the hairdresser is one of my all time favourite treats.  It's MY time - gossip, laughs, head massages, magazines - seriously, what's not to love!  I was in my happy place and this Patterns editorial by Steven Meisel in Vogue Italia had me absolutely mesmerised. 

I remember thinking it was so clever and being blown away at the colour, movement, how you really have to study the image to find the models amongst the barrage of print, in all it's forms. The models themselves look like pieces of fabric, swirled and contorted. Complex, arresting, beautiful.

This one is my absolute favourite.  What I would give to have this hanging on a wall in my home.

That's what art is to me. Of course it's completely subjective, but it moves you. Burns it's place in your heart and is unforgettable.

Belinda x

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