Events

Quote of the day: Jaime Marie Davis



Glen E. Friedman, Rodney Mullen and Minor Threat, c.1982

“It’s always being shot by people who are within the culture, versus someone that is outside of the culture. It’s not people going into a subculture and shooting it and taking it back out for a different audience. Skating is shot from the audience, within the audience, and for the audience. I feel like that’s something really, really special about it.”
Jaime Marie Davis, co-curator of skate photography exhibition, Agaisnt The Grain, Dazed (more…)



Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up



Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up exhibition at the V&A museum

For one of the best cultural experiences this summer, I can’t recommend Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up highly enough. I went to the press preview a couple of weeks ago and it’s probably the busiest press preview I’ve ever been to. In fact, they had to do two sessions to fit everyone in.

If you don’t know the back story, 1920s Mexican artist Frida Kahlo was badly injured as an 18 year old in a gory bus crash. (more…)



The joy of scrapbooking



Bill Cunningham scrapbooks - Photo by Peter Garritano for The New York Times Bill Cunningham scrapbooks - Photo by Peter Garritano for The New York Times

I feel like I’m currently getting all my fashion and culture info from the New York Times. I love this piece on photographer Bill Cunningham’s scrapbooks, in which he collated cuttings, photos and ephemera from his time as a milliner in 1950s New York. His two scrapbooks are part of the New-York Historical Society exhibition, Celebrating Bill Cunningham (until September 9).

I used to be an ardent scrapbooker (more…)



Agnès b May 1968



Agnes b mai 68 t-shirt white
This month marks 50 years since the student uprising in Paris. Throughout May 1968, the streets were ablaze with impassioned demonstrations from locals calling for a new, less conservative society. Agnès b was one of them, a young modern woman who used her doorless Mini Moke to ferry injured protesters to hospital.

Today, she has marked the anniversary with a special tee. (more…)