Nouvelle Vague is French for New Wave, a more than appropriate name for the musical artists as making covers of new wave tracks is clearly their forte, as well as post punk and punk rock. Their renditions of the songs absolutely do the originals justice, a rare talent in comparison with others’ not-so-successful attempts at covering bands. The French artists infuse jazz, bossanova, reggae, and even country and bluegrass influences creating beautiful interpretations that one would never guess to complement the originals so damn well. Their music would be most picturesque if ears could see. They’ve three albums of the “cover” sort and it is a hard decision if asked to choose a favorite – Nouvelle Vague (their self-titled debut album) released in 2004, Bande à Part released in 2006, and 3 released in 2009. Teenage Kicks from Nouvelle Vague’s first album is a playful, cheerful, female take on the original Undertones version; perfect for a sunny, laze-about-on-the-hammock day.
South East Asia brings us one of the most humorous of ad campaigns for a children’s play product: Play-Doh – Safe no matter what you make. One would definitely assume these ads are not targeted at the children themselves but, rather, at the younger generation of parents that would view these pictures and not create [...]
Marie-Claude Marquis oil Paintings are sumptuous ! Born in Quebec and now living in Montreal, Marie-Claude first started to studied make-up and visual art, she loves to find herself in the middle of all her paint buckets…
For the Love of Fashion I was introduced to this Luxirare recently and have had a great time exploring the range of creativity present on the beautifully curated site. I can not really imagine a marriage of two more fitting things than fashion and food and to see them served up in this way brings [...]
Fly [16x9] is a one of the best Fashion video production of the moments. The French company is creating fashion advertising (or short films if you want to call it like that) for luxury labels such as Givenchy, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Yohji Yamamoto, YSL, Sonya Rykiel, Junya Watanabe, Rick Owens, Ann Demulemeester, Miu [...]
As promised, bringing you the latest in illustrator Connie Lim’s developments for her Fashion Playing Cards series. This series is in its beginning phases, with 10 cards/illustrations completed. We get so excited each time she sends us more images. To see more of Connie Lim’s work visit her website here. Follow the series only on [...]
The couple, also known as The XX’s, in this song, “Islands”, have given up on their endless search for something more, someone better. I don’t have to leave anymore What I have is right here Spend my nights and days before Searching the world for what’s right here Underneath and unexplored Islands and cities I [...]
The Lady Who Fell to Earth photographed by Tim Walker for Vogue UK October 09 – See full editorial on PaperMode
The latest lookbook of Finnish label Gilles et Dada is more based on the photography style than the clothes, (you can barely see the outfits details ), but the results is pretty visual. Shot by the designer, Federico Cabrera and styled by the other designer, Jasmin Mishima.
Vanessa Bruno transports us to a beautiful, whimsical world with Jane Birkin’s daughter Lou Doillon for her Spring Summer 2009 campaign. The photo shoot and film (made by Mark Borthwick), is as ethereal, serene and feminine as the collection.