Fashionable culture.

“Hello, My Name is Paul Smith” Exhibition debuts in London

Last week, London became the city to transpose the creative, inspiring and beautiful world of Sir Paul Smith as part of the “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith” Exhibition. The London Design Museum helps celebrate 40 years of fashion excellence with a showcase referencing the designer’s influences and fashion designs, drawing on Paul Smith’s personal archive.

Kate Nash takes to the stage in tulle: London

A series of unfortunate events kept me from being there, but word is that Kate Nash – the British platinum-selling songstress who’s became something of a fixture at the fashion weeks – rocked out to a full house in London over the weekend. As any true star should, Nash went through a few wardrobe changes – supporting UK designers including Bora Aksu, Bas Kosters and…

Beautiful fashion illustrations you need to see: Lena Ker

She’s talented, she loves fashion and she adores to draw, all of which you can easily tell by looking at any of her wonderful illustrations. Lena Ker (lenaker.blogspot.com), the young fashion illustrator we introduce to you today, is able to create magic using nothing but her favourite paper, pencils and watercolors. The resulting images work towards painting the fashion world from an alluring perspective, colliding…
Illustrations by Lena Ker
Illustrations by Lena Ker
Illustrations by Lena Ker
Illustrations by Lena Ker
Illustrations by Lena Ker
Illustrations by Lena Ker
Illustrations by Lena Ker
Illustrations by Lena Ker

Music from the runway: a must-hear cover of Get Lucky

Everyone knows Daft Punk’s now ubiquitous Get Lucky. On the runway at BCBG Max Azria during this week’s New York fashion week, the venue was filled with a very different take: the breathy, low-key, sensual version by Daughter. If you haven’t already heard it, may we make a suggestion that you do so after the break? And of course to see the BCBG Max Azria…

Know, see, do, read: for the fashioniser’s weekend

Misquotations to quote during all those dinner party conversations (just don’t misquote the misquotations), animals you never knew existed, rare natural phenomenon and how to look great in photos. Plus in our weekend reads, the story behind the real-life Bling Ring and how Sarah Burton became fashion royalty. After the break, a fashioniser’s guide to the weekend.

Your latest model-turned-actress is… Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova‘s acting debut (in a starring role) is finally getting a release outside of Russia, hitting French cinema’s on June 5. Belle du Seigneur looks to be one of those dramatic, intense films about a passion-fuelled love affair, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers alongside Vodianova. You can see the trailer (a bit NSFW) after the break.

Know, see, do: for the fashionisers’ weekend

No matter where you are in the world, the weekend will soon be upon you. That means it’s time for our weekly round-up of entertaining tidbits, the things you need to know, the things you should see (just because) and some places to go if you get bored and feel like shopping at J.Crew, marvelling at a Monet, or getting dressed to impress for a…

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