Peter Panda

Wouldn't you love to know the story behind this most puzzling pic ??
Where ? How ? Why . . ...

Here's hoping your weekend is as enchanting as this little captured moment.

Central Vintage image - a total mystery
Digital Collage by me


Chanel :: What Karl Says - Fall 2011

The runway unfolded beyond a foggy forest
and a smoldering scorched earth.
There were ghostly shadows and smoke
which seemed to spew from volcanic ash.
Was this Karl Lagerfeld's Apocalyptic vision for Fall 2011 ?
He says no ... . the inspiration was more from the dark German
woods of his childhood, sprinkled with a bit of Fritz Lang .

He also denies that it's all black.
"It's shades of gray " . . . and a few notes of cream.
Frankly, I adore the textural contrasts as well as the emphasis on
the ankles. The detailed scrunch above the low boots , seems
to provide a perfect break before the distressed stretch jeans.
(Dare we say leggings ?)

And when there were trousers . . . they were rolled above
modestly feminine (and oh so wearable) low heels.

This little ankle peek really made me smile.

A crisp transparent hem which brushes the top of slightly
shimmering buttoned court shoes . . . with a cinched buckle added
to provide a bit of punctuation.

Another favorite theme - a bit ripped & shredded, tattered & torn.
Nothing overtly luxe.

It all feels very wearable and very adaptable to real life.
Perhaps even my very simple real life.

What do you think ?

To see the entire collection go HERE.
Or - check out some behind the scenes
photos at Chanel News .. . . I always love the
pics of Karl being photographed whilst
photographing the models.


Another Place Another Time :: Dancers & Bathers

Intrepid girls .. . . . who don their gas masks and keep on dancing,
while dreaming of royal pavilions by the sea.

Modest ladies . . . . who change into bathing costumes in private
rolling enclosures, before descending into cool waters at a secluded
cove reserved for "Ladies Only."

Another place / another time . . . .
truly , another world.
The central photographs featured in my collages are from the
incredible collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Hands down - my all time favorite museum.
Don't live in London ?
Not a problem, just stroll their virtual world HERE.
Always lots of fun.

Preview the upcoming Yohji Yamamoto exhibit here.

Participate in the World Beach Project here - where you
can create stone art on a beach and post your photos to join
others from around the world. ( That's right - your art will
be shown online at the V & A !)
Check out this map and see what other artists are doing.


Digital collage by me.