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Quote of the day: Leonie Bell, V&A Dundee



Disco by Bill Bernstein

“Even though nightclubs won’t be reopening for a long time and many have closed down permanently, we wanted to assert them as critical cultural spaces, just as much as museums are. We’ve never had so many people ask if we’re having an opening party. People are just desperate to go out and dress up.”

Museum director Leonie Bell on the new nightlife exhibition Night Fever: Designing Club Culture that has just opened at the V&A in Dundee. (I had no idea there was a V&A in Dundee). The exhibition is an updated version of a show that was first staged in 2018 at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. It sounds superb. More info here.

WORDS: Disneyrollergirl / Navaz Batliwalla
IMAGE: Bill Bernstein
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Style du Monde: My kinda street style



Paris Fashion Week street style by Style du Monde

These Paris Fashion Week street style pictures feel much more natural then the usual pre-pandemic performative circus ones. Acielle (aka Style du Monde) is one of my favourite street style photographers and for Vogue.com she captured off-duty models, the odd show-goer (not sure how many audience-facing shows actually took place tbh) and many regular Parisians going about their day.

Things to notice: walkable shoes, hands-free bags, lots of denim… (more…)



Quote of the day: Bobbi Brown on working with Bruce Weber



Bobbi Brown - founder of Jones Road Beauty

“I had been working by then, but I was still a wreck, and I remember trying on every outfit to try to look cool. When I arrived, I knocked on the door, and this man with a bandana opened it and said, ‘Oh my God, you’re here, I’ve been waiting so long to work with you!’ That moment changed me forever, and when I became successful, I always made sure to say something to make people, especially newbies, feel comfortable instantly.”

Beauty legend Bobbi Brown on working with Bruce Weber for the fist time (more…)



New look Harper’s Bazaar



Harper's Bazaar relaunch edited by Samira Nasr

New look Harper’s Bazaar has just been revealed. It will be a while before it arrives in the UK but so far I’m loving the energy. Here’s cover girl Liya Kebede styled by Ludivine Poiblanc wearing AW20 Hermès for starters (above) and do checkout editor Samira Nasr’s wonderful behind the scenes film over on Insta. (more…)