Bill Cunningham

ARTS CONNECTION 2012 Benefit Celebration Honoring MARK WAHLBERG and RICHARD KIRSHENBAUM

This week we are looking at Streetstyle photography which I have loved. Of  the movies I watched this week, my favourite is a documentary on the legend that is Bill Cunningham. Bill is a really interesting character, for those of you who don’t know who he is, he is a street photographer based in New York and he currently works for the New York Times. He has been taking photographs since the 1970s and is hugely respected within the industry but still continues to ride around New York on his bike at the age of 85 and isn’t affected by the glamour and decadence around him. He is intensely passionate about what he does, his smile just radiates throughout the whole movie and his enthusiasm of fashion and people is infectious. Its a beautiful and moving film about passion, acceptance and living simply in a world which is extravagant to say the least.

 

Happy New Year

2011. 

A year where I realized; how important my friends and family are, how white wine should never be consumed in social situations, and that however much I run, my thighs will never be like Beyonce’s. Highlights of the year include meeting a whole new amazing set of friends who make me laugh and support me everyday, Glastonbury (why didn’t I continue to go every year from 2003) where I had such a magical 5 days. Finding out one of my closest friends is pregnant was also a high point but then the harsh realization that I’m now an adult followed soon after. Bonding in Madrid, Uma, wedding plans and leaving Manchester… all memorable moments.

As good as 2011 has been, I think 2012 is going to be so much better. Weddings, Lady Gaga,Italy, photography, bigger glasses, pretty patterns and trips to Paris. I really feel that I’m closing the book on one chapter and starting something new. I just hope it turns out to be as exciting as I feel it could be (white wine not included).

Happy New Year.

Credits: The Cherry Blossom Girl, Little Brown Pen, Frolic, Happy Things Tumblr & Flickr.

For me, for you

This is Wendy and she makes a regular appearance in one of my favourite blogs, For me, For you which is written by Kate, a graphic designer / jewelry designer who has recently relocated to LA. I definitely think you should take a look at Kate’s website and flickr account because sometimes its nice to just escape into pictures of other peoples lives.

New favourite blog

Vanessa Jackman is an Australian lawyer turned photographer living in London, she takes the most amazing natural photographs that I have seen since Queen Garance! Plus most of them are taken in Australia and I am loving the Australian streetstyle at the moment. Vanessa has been published in British Vogue, W Magazine, French Glamour and Harpers Bazaar.