søndag den 27. juli 2008

Berliner attack

She’s back! Nerd Girl has now returned from her vacation in Berlin.This is a wonderful city, where the drinks are cheap and everything is much more laid back than in Copenhagen. As much as I love my own town, it tends to be a bit stock up and too pretentious.
Berliners don’t care about what others think about them – Copenhageners care too much, in my opinion. Anyway, Berlin is a great place to relax and enjoy life,which I did.

I attended a beautiful photo exhibition at Martin-Gropius-Bau of Man Ray and Alexander Rodschenko. It was two different exhibitions, but they were each very interesting and again reminded me how much I enjoy black and white photography. Man Ray of course is famous for his artistic compositions with faces and bodies, contrasts of shapes and shades.

I had never heard of Alexander Rodschenko before, but his work turned out to be just as interesting, though very different from Man Ray. He works with photo collages and had especially portrayed workers during the Russian revolution.

onsdag den 9. juli 2008

Butterflies and roses

Surfing around online to see if I could find some cool retro swimwear for this summer season, I came across Signe Tolstrup’s S/S08 collection of ’afterwear’ as she calls it.
I’ve known about her designs for some time now as she is one of the few ‘famous’ Danish lingerie designers.
Last year’s A/W collection had a Frieda Kahlo-sort of theme with strong colours and a mysterious mood. It was lingerie with an attitude of force and sexual desire. The spring collection is more delicate, but still ever so seductive. I’m thinking Marie Antoinette caught in bed with Anaïs Nin – or something.The colours are innocent and girlish, but still tempting and mouth-watering. I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for this fall.