The understanding of a muse is no longer just a silent woman with a beautiful appearance being the favorite motif for painter… The muses have become essential for the designers’ identity. Like Andy Warhol had Edie Sedwick in the 60s most designers are today connected to a stylish or cool person who gives them personality and branding with a real face and not just a model in a picture. Think about Henry Holland vs Agyness Deyn, Sienna Miller vs Mathew Williamson, Sofia Coppola vs Marc Jacobs, Scarlett Johansson vs Stella McCartney etc. It seems that all creators are craving for a huming inspiration source – which indeed is much stronger than a glossy magazine!
Illustrations found in the German fashion magazine BLONDE
On my never ending inspiration trip for cool illustrations, I stumbled on Paul Normansell’s great creations. His dots portraits are featuring the relationship between art and music. Paul has been studying the connection between colours, shapes and sounds and how these factors can stimulate feelings. Based on these studies he has developed his dot-style technique to present famous people – among others The Killers’ Brandon Flower, David Bowie, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson, Bob Marley and for sure with no exception of the fabulous Agyness Deyn! Have a look here for more of his fabulous works.
It is time to find an alternative to the ever lasting black bags!!! The red bags can be so rock and cool and even in a bohemian way as the adorable Kirsten Dunst wears the classic Chanel quilt bag! With the rivets the clutch looks very rock chic. Even that white bags can be really difficult and very bling bling I simply love the white alexander wang with the heavy zippers!
Magazine : 032c, Berlin
Issue: Summer 2009
Photographer: Alasdair McLellan
Model: Agyness Deyn