Big news for photography buffs and collectors; Somerset House is hosting London’s first international photography fair, Photo London. It’s like Frieze for photography, or so I’m reliably informed, and will include up to 70 of the world’s biggest photography galleries, as well as exhibitions and an impressive programme of talks (speakers confirmed include Steve McCurry, Stephen Shore and Mitch Epstein). (more…)
Done well, Sephora’s shopping platform could be a gamechanger. Launched two weeks ago, its new Beauty Board is a Pinterest-esque gallery of user-generated photos, which customers engage with, posting reviews, comments and tips. It’s what beauty forums do best, but this adds an all-important shoppable component and the ability to share widely on other platforms. With mobile’s increasing importance in syncing content with commerce, I imagine we’ll be seeing a lot more brands attempting similar feats. Read more here. (more…)
If you’ve seen Moonrise Kingdom, you’ll know one of the best things about it is the fantastic costume design by Kasia Walicka Maimone. As a fan of scout style, I just adored the details of the scout outfits, from the scarves to the patches on the shirts, to Sam’s omnipresent brooch and raccoon tail. Anyway, Sam’s outfit is up for grabs in an online auction taking place between now and June 13th. All proceeds go to Variety New York, to help transform the lives of children through the arts. Click here to bid.