Monthly Archives: January 2013

WE ARE.. In Love

In love with Ryan Storer and his vintage inspired jewellery – but in particular his ear cuffs. Combining gorgeous vintage aesthetics with swarovski crystals, pearls, rose gold and silver finishes, he pays particular attention to dramatic ear pieces. These little artworks are often bold, yet they still hold the glamour and refinement of classic jewellery that works with your individual style, all while ensuring they become heirloom pieces for your progeny.

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If you have been living under a fashionista rock then perhaps you would not have seen the genius that is Ryan Storer’s designs. I on the other hand have been lurking on his Facebook, Instagram and website for what feels like for ever, just waiting for the day that he is no longer sold out of the amazing cuffs that I want (NEED!).

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Having already been featured on the likes of Vogue and You Are Not Ilona, and with international retailers already knocking down his proverbial door with orders, Storer will no doubt be taking over the world any day now. Until then, I will be lurking at the ready with credit card in hand!

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Jess

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WE ARE… Jealous

Jealous of this photographer’s talent, skills and beautiful work.

So jealous it makes me sick. But not so sick that I can’t stop staring at these beautiful pieces and share them with you.

 

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What makes me even more insanely jealous is that the model in most of his shots is the photographer himself, one Kyle Thompson. Visit his tumblr IMMEDIATELY for more gorgeous shots; mostly self portraits, but also portraits of his friends, and a lot of beautifully styled vignettes, landscapes, and action shots. If this artist isn’t picked up by EVERY fashion editor on the planet for editorials, then I’ll eat my left butt cheek! (I won’t, it’s much too big and i’m not really into self-cannibalism.)

 

Jess

 

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WE ARE… Believing In This One Beautiful Life

You know when you go to a gig and you leave slightly disappointed because it didn’t sound quite right – whether it was because the vocals weren’t as strong live, or the band wasn’t as tight on stage, or the personality of the musicians/artists resembled wet socks?

Well if you ever get the chance to see First Aid Kit perform live, NONE OF THIS WILL HAPPEN.

 

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The Life Dishevelled kids went to the Sydney performance First Aid Kit threw down at the Sydney Opera House, and oh-holy-hippies, it was a joy to behold. Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara make some of the most delicious folk/country music you have ever heard. Best of all is that live, they sound even better than the recorded version.

 

The joy that the sisters have in creating music together is apparent. While Klara has the better voice, its the contrast with Johanna’s more husky-toned vocals and harmonies that they create which adds the magic. With stated influences of Joanna Newsom, Gram Parsons, Elliott Smith and Gary Numan, it’s been said that First Aid Kit are the long awaited female equivalent of Simon and Garfunkel.

As performers, they really bring out the love in the audience because you can see their personalities. Johanna thinks she’s in a rock band and literally head bangs behind her keyboard in between verses while Klara is slightly more restrained with her rocking out with her guitar – looking like a toddler trying to mosh as Ness accurately pointed out. Head-banging and rocking out to folk music – either way, this was one of the best gigs I have been to in a very long while.

 

Check out the video below for my favourite First Aid Kit song, Lion’s Roar, then go and buy their album/stalk their facebook page/purchase all the merch and then beg/pray/bribe them to come and perform in your home town!

 

 

 

Jess

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