Nov 8, 2011

The ABCs of Hair

Students in the Department of Design at Japan's Tama Art University were asked to create a typeface without using their computers. 20-year-old Mayuko Kanazawa came up with Leg Hair Font, a complete alphabet in upper and lower cases using human leg hair. The delicate strands of hair, are remarkably whimsical. You can see the font in action as it was recently used in an ad for an Adidas' summer sale.

Nov 7, 2011

Broken Eyelashes

"On the outside, it’s the little mistakes or defaults that really make someone beautiful. The cliché of beauty — skinny and perfect — becomes boring for me very quickly. But I think we’re going back to a period when it’s O.K. to show some mistakes." ~ Inge Grognard
for A.F. Vandevorst, Fall 1998

The cover of A MAGAZINE curated by Haider Ackermann, 2005

I just love these collaborative images by make-up artist Inge Grognard & photographer Ronald Stoops. This cutting-edge fashion imagery duo have collaborated with designers such as Martin Margiela and the Antwerp Six (Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Bikkembergs, Walter Van Beirendonck – W&LT, Dirk Van Saene, and Marina Yee) - "a band of Belgian designers dedicated to a radically deconstructed vision of dress." Here I've selected images based on eyelashes, hairs that remind of wishes, fairies, flirting and tears.

for A.F. Vandevorst, Spring 2007

From Makeup, Grognard’s book, published in 1998

From Grognard’s website

From Grognard’s website

for Martin Margiela, Spring 2010