Happy Valentines listen to the “Love Spell Poem”

Love Spell Poem from the Short Film ‘She Moon Experimental’ Poem by Sylvia Love Johnson, Music by Tim Bond Voices: Sylvia Love Johnson and Rebecca Lacey . Art Printed on LoveSpellV Sports 100% Organic Cotton Clothing Line

 

Also listen to  The She Moon Song 

The She Moon Song by Tim Bond and Sylvia L. Johnson Original Music from the Short Film “She Moon, Love Spell” by Sylvia Love Johnson Singers: Rebecca Lacey,Athena LeFayMasha WarningIsabella Speight and Sylvia Love Johnson.

 

LoveSpellV Poem Collection 100% Organic Cotton Sports Wear

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In my effort and commitment to “Switching to Eco” I have created a 100% Organic Cotton and 100% Environmentally Friendly Clothing line which I’m loving! Are you loving it too?

Active/Sports wear for kids, men and women! Join me and 1000s of Eco Conscious fellow citizens of the planet and switch to Eco.

Take a sneak peak into  The New LoveSpellV Poem Sports Wear Collection

The Love Spell Poem:

Love Spell Poem from the Short Film ‘She Moon Experimental’ Poem by Sylvia Love Johnson, Music by Tim Bond  Voice: Rebecca Lacey Poem Printed on LoveSpellV Sports 100% Organic Cotton Clothing Line

According to Earth Pledge, a non-profit Organisation (NPO) committed to promoting and supporting sustainable development, “at least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into textiles and 25% of the world’s pesticides are used to grow non-organic cotton. This causes irreversible damage to people and the environment, and still two thirds of a garment’s carbon footprint will occur after it is purchased.” read more…

With the eco-fashion industry still in its infancy, the main responsibility at the moment lies with clothes manufacturers and fashion designers, who need to start using sustainable materials and processes  read more 

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In my effort and commitment to “Switching to Eco” I have created a 100% Organic Cotton and 100% Environmentally Friendly Clothing line which I’m loving! Are you loving it too?

Active/Sports wear for kids, men and women! Join me and 1000s of Eco Conscious fellow citizens of the planet and switch to Eco 

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According to Earth Pledge, a non-profit Organization (NPO) committed to promoting and supporting sustainable development, “at least 8,000 chemicals are used to turn raw materials into textiles and 25% of the world’s pesticides are used to grow non-organic cotton. This causes irreversible damage to people and the environment, and still two thirds of a garment’s carbon footprint will occur after it is purchased.” read more…

 Art’sMagic colourful garments are coloured using natural or vegetable-based dyes and bear the label  indicating the product is certified organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly. Read more about natural fabrics here…

Art’s Magic and Love Spell is our Green Fashion Venture. We have created amazing artistic fashion designs, gathered the manufacturing partners; organic fabric farmers, natural based dyes specialists and crafted cut and trim tailors. We have researched the best screen printing technologies and now we are in the process  of   read more 

With the eco-fashion industry still in its infancy, the main responsibility at the moment lies with clothes manufacturers and fashion designers, who need to start using sustainable materials and processes  read more 

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Horst: Photographer of Style

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 6th September 2014- 4th January 2015

‘Your photographs are sheer genius and delight my soul … each one is perfect by itself.’ Main Rousseaur Bocher (1890-1976)

These were the words expressed by the famous haute couture designer, decades after Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) produced his most acclaimed photograph Mainbocher Corset (1939). The picture, erotic and mysterious, reveals the photographer’s classical sculpture influences.

One of the greatest fashion photographers of the 20th century, Horst P. Horst, captured the image of Hollywood’s brightest stars “the new royalty” during the 1930s, amongst them where Rita Heyworth, Bette Davis, Vivian Leigh, Noël Coward, Ginger Rogers, Marline Dietrich and Joan Crawford. During the Post war period, he photographed every First Lady of the USA.

mainbocher_corsetMainbocher Corset (pink satin corset by Detolle), Paris, 1939. © Condé Nast:Horst Estate

mainbocher_corsetMainbocher Corset (pink satin corset by Detolle), Paris, 1939. © Condé Nast:Horst Estate

A major retrospective featuring a total of 250 images from all stages of his highly influential 60-year career, is on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. The exhibition celebrates Horst work at the heart of the fashion industry in Paris and New York. It uses a selection of Haute Couture garments, film, and magazines, offering an exciting insight into the world of glamour that surrounded the life of the visual artist.

The German born American citizen was the creator of more than 90 Vogue covers and collaborated with Coco Chanel for several decades. Photography, design, theatre, fashion, art and high society were the world he inhabited, while he played and important role in shaping the photographic aesthetic of his era.
Acclaimed for his dramatic use of light he became one of the first photographers to perfect new color techniques in the 1930s.
The exhibition displays vintage photographs from the archive of Paris Vogue alongside garments by Channel, Lavin, Molyneux and Vionnet.

The Surrealist art movement looked into ways of interpreting the life turning to dreams and the unconscious for inspiration and expression.
During the 1930s Surrealism left its radical avant-garde roots to serve for the transformation and innovation in the fields design, fashion, advertising, theatre and film.
Horst’s photographs of this period feature mysterious, whimsical and surreal elements combined with his classical aesthetic. The exhibition explores his studies and collaborations with Salvador Dali and Elsa Schiapareli.

Victoria and Albert Museum, London 6 de septiembre al 04 de enero http://www.vam.ac.uk

“Tus fotografías son pura genialidad y deleitan mi alma … cada una es perfecta en sí misma”. Main Rousseaur Bocher (1890-1976)

Las palabras expresadas por el famoso diseñador de alta costura, décadas después de Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) produjese la aclamada fotografía “Corsé Mainbocher” (1939). La imagen, erótica y misteriosa, revela las influencias de escultura clásica en el fotógrafo.

Durante la década de 1930 Horst P. Horst, fotografió a las estrellas más brillantes de Hollywood ” la nueva realeza “, Rita Heyworth, Bette Davis, Vivian Leigh, Noël Coward, Ginger Rogers, Merlin Dietrich y Joan Crawford. Durante el período de la post-guerra el fotógrafo captura la imagen de cada una de las Primera Dama de los EE.UU.

El ciudadano estadounidense de origen alemán fue el creador de más de 90 portadas de Vogue y colaboró ​​con Coco Channel durante varias décadas.

Aclamado por su uso dramático de la luz se convirtió en uno de los primeros fotógrafos en perfeccionar nuevas técnicas de color.

Durante la década de 1930 el movimiento de arte surrealista dejó sus raíces radicales de vanguardia para ponerse al servicio de la transformación del diseño, la moda, la publicidad, el teatro y el cine. La exposición en al VAM explora los estudios y colaboraciones de Horst con Salvador Dalí y Elsa Schiapareli.

http://www.vam.ac.uk

Bijou Karman: Moody and Beautiful

Los Angeles based talented illustrator Bijou Karman leaves us wondering about the lives of her inspirational characters. The artist works for brands such as of Comme des Garcon, Marc Jacobs or Marni. Her unique stylish fashion illustrations send us into a world we long to discover, her girl characters wearing interesting outfits and posing with mysterious moods and attitudes; they are adventurous, dreamy and melancholic.
Her work inspires a line of thought defining ‘art’ it reminds me the necessity we have to be participant in art, be it by creating it or admiring it, less we become passive in growth and reluctant in awareness thus neglecting our true potential as people.
Reality affected by art turns into a new reality. Art offers new ways of seen the world. From a different perspective new behavior patterns are proposed. Through art, our relationship with reality is open to questioning and doubt thus change and innovation.
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El talento de la ilustradora de Los Ángeles Bijou Karma, nos inspira dejándonos intrigadas con sus personajes. La artista ha trabajado para firmas como Comme des Garcon , Marc Jacobs o Marni entre otras. Sus ilustraciones, únicas, nos trasladan a un mundo que anhelamos descubrir. Las chicas que dibuja, son cautivadoras, con sus trajes interesantes, estados de ánimo y actitudes misteriosas; aventureras, soñadoras y melancólicas.

El trabajo de Bijou inspira una línea de pensamiento que define el ‘Arte’, nos recuerda la necesidad que tenemos de ser participes el mismo ya sea mediante la creación o la admiración, a menos que deseemos permanecer pasivos en nuestro crecimiento y dejados en la toma de conciencia, descuidando así nuestro verdadero potencial como personas.

El arte proponen nuevos patrones de comportamiento. A través del arte, nuestra relación con la vida está abierta a la inquisición y la duda por lo tanto al cambio y la innovación.

Natural Fabrics

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Organic Cotton: It’s cropping up everywhere. Conventionally grown cotton uses a huge amount of pesticides and is one of the most chemical-laden crops in the world. Supporting the organic cotton industry a much needed green step for your own health and for a economy and a method of agriculture that’s good for the planet.”

However if the organic cotton you purchase isn’t also assured to be fair trade, or is processed using conventional dyes, or treated with chemicals such as formaldehyde to keep it from wrinkling on its trip overseas, the garment leave a large footprint on the earth.

Art’sMagic colourful garments are coloured using natural or vegetable-based dyes and bear the label  indicating the product is certified organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly.

Silk:  Silk is inherently natural because it’s made by silk worms, not chemical-based synthetic processing. But there’s a drawback: vegans don’t wear silk because to get at the silk fibres, the silk worms are thrown in a vat of boiling water.  Find the new generation of the fabric: peace silk or vegan silk  (it’s always clearly labeled). This kind of silk is made from the worm casings gathered only after the moths have emerged and moved on. Also try looking for silk that’s been dyed naturally and made as close to home as possible.

Bamboo: Bamboo is easy to grow without pesticides and is quick to replenish itself.  Bamboo fabric is naturally antibacterial and repels odour. It’s when the processing starts that it potentially loses its eco status: “Bamboo can be beautiful, and is a very soft fabric, but there’s a chemical component to the manufacture that’s toxic.

Polyester: Regular polyester is made from petroleum, which is a byproduct of processing oil, and far from eco-friendly. While it still requires heavy processing, companies are now finding ways to create polyester out of recycled plastic bottles or even recycled polyester fabric. Polyester is likely greenest when it’s vintage: second-life boutiques.

Lyocell: This is the generic name for the Tencel brand. It’s made from wood pulp, so it’s both biodegradable and recyclable. Producing this fabric involves less emissions, energy, and water usage than other more conventional fabrics, and it doesn’t get bleached, either. Plus it’s naturally wrinkle-free. Not all lyocell fabric is made from sustainable wood, check labels carefully, always try to find a products that have been dyed with a low-chemical or vegetable colourant.

Soy Fabrics: Soy fabric is made from the byproducts of soy oil processing and is a good option for underwear and bras because its long fibres make it soft and silky. Always check that your soy fabric is certified organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly. Also check you aren’t getting a less-eco “soy blend” that includes polyester and inorganic cotton in the mix.

Hemp: Hemp has been touted as the ultimate eco-friendly fabric because it requires no chemicals to grow. It’s also extremely versatile, and can be used to create strong, sturdy fabrics – such as rope –  or soft, delicate items. Hemp is unfortunately not very well regulated, which means there’s little monitoring of the chemicals the crop may have come in contact with or where it was grown.

Cashmere: As anyone who has ever caressed a cashmere cardigan knows, the fabric is luxurious. The fibre comes from combing out the under-hairs of Kashmir goats, a breed native to the Himalayas but now raised worldwide. Perhaps best of all from en eco-perspective, it’s also long-lasting. However, cheap cashmere has become popular but to keep its price down, has probably been treated with chemicals and dyed with carcinogenic dyes, so be wary of such inter. It may also be blended with other fibres, such as polyester. A truly green cashmere garment is one of the most eco-friendly wardrobe items.

Linen: True linen is made from flax, a crop that requires very little pest-controlling chemicals. It’s also best when it’s a little wrinkly. Look for linen in natural shades, or dyed with natural dyes. Try to purchase linen that’s been made by an eco-certified clothing or fabric company. Watch out for linen blends or cheap, chemical treated garments.

Alpaca: Alpaca sheep don’t require insecticides to be injected into their fleece, are fairly self-sufficient, don’t need to be treated with antibiotics, and don’t eat very much.  Alpaca wool is also long lasting, which may help make up for the fact that the alpaca product you buy will likely be imported.

Ingeo: This is a new fabric made from fermented plant sugars, usually derived from corn. This is actually one of its pitfalls; since conventionally grown corn leaves a particularly large eco-unfriendly footprint via pesticides, water use, and land hogging. But making Ingeo requires almost half as much energy as it does to make cotton, even organic cotton, which gives it some advantages.

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