Sunday, 30 January 2011

Black Swan, masturbation, transgressing female stereotypes

Dr. M.-L. von Franz (an associate of Dr. Jung) states,

"But if she realizes who and what her animus is and what he does to her, and if she faces these realities instead of allowing herself to be possessed, her animus can turn into an invaluable inner companion who endows her with the masculine qualities of initiative, courage, objectivity, and spiritual wisdom."

Lilly as Lilith, Leroy as The King. Aronofsky untangling Jung's female archetypes and a call for individuation. Brava Natalie!
For an interesting read more here.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Catwalk couture and choo-choo trains

Gorgeous Lucy Tammam of eponymous ethical goddess lifestyle label House of Tammam is hosting a rush hour catwalk show through St Pancras Station  on Friday January 21st 2011. Just think of all those frazzled Eurostar commuters trying to get home, mingling with willowy models in Lucy's ethical silk bridal-wear, it's all just too gorgeous, as if Sarah Moon had started making dreamy-fil-ums. The clothes are dressy but evoke an old romantic spirit, in their classical tailoring and impeccable cut. Think Meryl Streep in Out of Africa goes  haute couture and meets Audrey Hepburn for a spot of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
Photo by Sarah Moon
All the pieces are made by not harming the silk moth which is allowed to fly free before the silk is harvested. Commercial silk cocoons are generally boiled to keep the silk white and poor little pupa dies an unholy death. Stella McCartney are you taking notes, sweety? This is the real deal. Handmade in Bangalore by women. Liz Jones likes it but don't let that put you off.

And look out for her too-cute-for-school baby Tammam dresses. 

Dressing up starts really early,so don't miss it, 09 00 - 12 00 this Friday 
St Pancras Station.