rayban wayfarer, topshop thick rimmed sunnies
Saturday mornings are a stealth affair.
le fees de bengale jacket, celine bag, topshop riding boots
one of my super guilty pleasures in France this time around was revisiting museums and picking up on works of art I never really knew how to appreciate. Visiting the Rodin museum with G was definitely one of the highlights of my six weeks back in the land of bready deliciousness. My appreciation for marble works grew exponentially and it was chilly enough to take out the new coat. I have a weakness for all things leather trim so it took a good few years of holding back on buying the right leather arm jacket. This one from le fees de bengale took half a day of metro tripping but once I put it on, it was meant to be. French tailoring is like an absolute drug to me, I just couldn't say no to a coat that fit perfectly in the shoulders and wasn't too long for my stubby little arms.
source: scanned by Anya Stoliar
one of the major works I'm handing in as part of my masters this semester involved creating a magazine from scratch as a group project. I got really inspired by these self service covers featuring Daphne Groeneveld photographed by Alasdair McLellan. A hint of fashion, and a lot more attitude is what's really missing in overstyled covers. We did research into competitors magazines, and I was so surprised that even a lot of the more indie mags still forget how beautiful a well captured, simple image can be. Luckily enough we were given quite a bit of room to be creative and the simplicity of effective cover art led to a lot of the insider design concepts we ended up with in the final mag.
source: the french house, alexandria
taking a small coffee break over the weekend and moving the blog over to a new domain. please update your links to thenoircollective.com or thenoircollective.blogspot.com, all bloglovin and google followers will be updated automatically. welcome to my new little side project everyone :)