Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Go Away Romney

So i haven't really been paying too much attention to American politics and the current polls. I love Obama though and really hope he sticks around. However 2 days ago this little video surfaced on the web and i found myself wishing i was American and could vote ASAP!



Featuring the likes of Lesley Gore, Alexa Chung, Tennessee Thomas, Karen Elson, Lena Dunham, Tavi Gevinson. Fashion's favourite ladies. It's such a good video and really makes the public (and me) want to vote Obama.

This is the official text that goes with the video:

"Women constitute more than half of the population. In 2008, 60% of voters were women. It is estimated that 10 million more women than men will vote in this election. Despite this, women make up only 16% of Congress. Women earn only 70 cents to each dollar men make. Women of color and undocumented women make less than white citizens. Mitt Romney and the Republican Party are determined to overturn Roe V. Wade. Romney has not supported equal pay for women (The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act). Romney has vowed to defund Planned Parenthood. Romney has vowed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Romney doesn't want health care to cover birth control. Romney says same sex marriage should be banned with a Constitutional Amendment.

Women, let's rise up. Our vote alone can win this election. A vote for Obama is a vote for your health and your right to choose. It is a vote for equal pay and equal rights. A vote for Obama is a vote for our families. It is a vote to marry who you choose. It's a vote to start a family when you choose. A vote for Obama says that we won't stand for violence against women and that rape is rape. Our vote ensures that our daughters will grow up with the same rights that we've had. A vote for Obama sends a message: This war on women must end. We will not go backwards.

This election is shockingly close. Our safety is at stake. Our silence is consent and our vote is our voice. Let's get active. Let's get out every vote we can. Let's make this election a mandate. A mandate to finally ensure women the respect, dignity and equality we all deserve! This is now. This is our call to action. Once and for all, let's take back the power that is so inherently and naturally ours!"

Of the Holy Blood


 Jennifer Mehigan is brilliant. The Singapore-based designer, artist and creator of Cavity zine combines fine art sensibility with internet-age experimentation. She bases her influences on the fine line between nature and what is artificial. It is the artificial nature we see so much of in her work. She's creating man-made versions of natural luminance – nacre, opals, bioluminescence to research why it’s so important for us to try and imitate nature without making an identical copy. 
I love the way she has pulled from various decades and integrated them into her pieces. Colour on anything aside from my clothes is also my most favourite thing. I'm like a magpie towards bright neons. So good.










For more awe-inspiring images and more details about Jen herself, head over to http://www.oftheholyblood.com/


Saturday, 13 October 2012

Beyond Mountains, More Mountains.

This short confuses me a lot, but yet somehow when it was finished, i found that I loved every minute.
Beautifully shot and presented. Summed up the themes youth, freedom, fun, Italy very well. 




'Beyond Mountains, More Mountains' is CANADA's first short film; an epic Italian road-trip, shot over two weeks, traveling from the mountains of Northern Italy, down to the Sicilian Island of Stromboli in the far south of the country.
A Partizan Darkroom / VICE / CANADA Production for 55DSL
Written, Directed & Edited by CANADA
Starring: Viktorija Pacenko & Simone Riccioni
Director of Photography: Marc Gomez del Moral
Hair & Make Up: Gina Best
Photographer: Jonnie Craig
Music Supervision: Platinum Rye Entertainment


Saturday Sountrack



2 Very different sounds. Both so FIERCE.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Rhiannon loves the USA

Sunday nail art.
How to, coming soon...