Thursday, 28 July 2011

chick lit

via streetfsn
Ms. Olympia Le-Tan put books back on the fashion list so I had to do an interview with her. Summer reading and cheezy music!

Would you say you're a bookworm? Have you read all the books before turning them into clutches?
I am kind of a bookworm but wish I had time to read a bit more. I have read most of them but not all of them.

How long does it take to make a Moby Dick bag – longer than to read it?
No, I think it takes less time to make the embroidery (about 8 hours) than to read the book but that's a particularly long book!

Is there a book you wouldn't dare make into a bag?
Mein Kampf.

You said somewhere that you were always attracted to the idea of the cut-out pages in a book where you can hide a key. What would you like to see hidden in your clutches? A Kindle perhaps?
I like the idea of putting the real first edition book in the book clutch but they don't always fit.

There is something about the whole idea of turning book covers into bags that reminds me of the photo of Marilyn Monroe reading the last page of Joyce's Ulysses.
I love those pictures of Marilyn Monroe reading. Actually the last picture I did for my lookbook with Camille Bidault Waddington was inspired by a picture of Marilyn.

Your fw11 collection is dedicated to the housewives from the 50s. Do you ever feel like them when you are at a studio sawing the covers on your bags?
Yes! That's exactly why I dedicated my collection to them!

What is on Olympia Le-Tan playlist?

Gospodična Le-Tan je hči Pierra Le-Tana, ki je ilustriral naslovnice New Yorkerja, in je že pri devetnajstih delala za Chanel. Po sedmih letih je odvihrala na Balmain, kjer je med drugim na pisto poslala Claudio Schiffer z napisom Balmain Bitch na majici. Bila je tudi hišna didžejka pariškega kluba Le Baron. Kmalu so nanjo plesali na zabavah Louisa Vuittona, Balenciage, YSL, Purple Magazina, med snemanjem Marie Antoinette so baje na plesišču vsak večer pristali Sofia Coppola, Dunstova in Marc Jacobs. Potem je prišel čas, da se zresni – začela je ustvarjati torbice iz, no, knjig. Ročno izvezene naslovnice prvih izdaj, podložene s cvetličnim vzorcem liberty, so hitro postale nepogrešljive prijateljice kvazi intelektualk (kako zelo jaz!). Mimogrede, mimo Le-Tanove sem to poletje preživela z Velikim Gatsbyjem in Perecovim Življenje, navodila za uporabo, obe knjigi bi rade volje videla nagačeni v torbici, sploh Perecovo, ki je ravno prav bajsasta, da bi pogoltnila vse moje nepotrebne nujnosti.

Sunday, 24 July 2011

ring me up!

I skipped the whole look-I-have-karl-lagerfeld-fingers mania as I do believe many chunky rings make my hands look like my grandma's. So I went for this elegantly thin version instead. The rings are from the Danish company Line & Jo, the super sexy  ring that sits on the tip of my finger is called Miss Roberta. If you want to give someone a finger, give it with Miss Roberta or Miss Romilda.

Spomnim se P*, kako je zakorakal v Festivalno dvorano in v roki stiskal elegantno gladko črno CdG torbico/denarnico. Jaz sem si potem iz neznanega razloga privoščila zeleno kričačko, poštempljano s številkami. V družbi mojih zadržanih prstanov se počuti odlično.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

silence of the moths


The fluttering of hands and false lashes. The vibrating of a phone in a belly of a blown up coin pouch. The Miu Miu FW11 collection is alive! Thanks to Argentinean director Lucrecia Martel who has done the short movie entitled Muta. Ms Martel is one of my favourite authors, she knows how to shoot a woman, preferably just behind the ear.

Na Kalabriji me je ujel mejl, v katerem so me prosili za kaj-bomo-nosili-jeseni napoved. Kljub slani koži je bilo najlaže odgovoriti na vprašanje, katera je moja najljubša FW11 kolekcija. Miu Miu moraš imeti rad že zato, ker naslednja sezona ni nikoli nadaljevanje prejšnje, kot bi Miu Miu dekle vsakič potegnili iz drugega paralelnega vesolja. Tokrat je tako damska, a jezik ima zagotovo podmazan kot vsa dekleta screwball komedij, kar najbrž že povedo ekstra kičasti Dorotejini čeveljci. Lucrecia je zatrepetala v čisto drugo smer, zaradi katere sem sklenila, da je skrajni čas, da se pričnem skrivati za novimi sončnimi očali, si omislim torbico, ki spominja na regajočo žabo, in začutim vešče v trebuhu. Še prej pa si bom ponovna zavrtela njene filme La ciénaga, La niña santa in La mujer sin cabeza.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

summer of sand







Every skin care specialist told me I should avoid sun, sea, I should stay away from summer, basically, but if my body can't handle two weeks of vacations my mind sure does. Calabria is where I like to put my shades on and my vintage CdG shirt that I found in Berlin and just let summer do with me what it wants.

Najraje pobegnem na morje, preden poletje sploh bušne na ulice, in sem rada v Ljubljani, ko je tako zapuščena, da pričakuješ, da bo izza vogala poslednji veter privalil tisti puščavski klobčič iz vesternov. Kar pomeni, da imam pred prihodom nove sezone v mesto ravno dovolj časa, da moja koža pride k sebi in se lasje namočijo v svežo dozo rdeče-oranžne.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

dcmu x mina fina

Illustration by Mina Fina
For the new issue of ELLE Slovenia I had a great pleasure of making the talented Ms Mina Fina do what she does best: a portrait. Of me. How cool is that? Thank you!

Minini finizmi me vedno spravijo v neko posebno stanje, postanem vsa fina in fajn in malo Fur, zato sem zbrala pogum in jo prosila za prvi naročeni portret. Kako predrzno od mene in kako prijazno od Mine. Katera izmed Urš je pristala v ELLE, preverite v najbližjem kiosku, ti dve pa sta tako zelo Urša vs. Urška, da sta morali končati na DCMU.