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Illusion is the first of all pleasures

Posted on: Monday, November 16, 2009

artwork by Kinga Dunikowska via Brot und Spiele Galerie
I recently went to see a stunning art exhibition
The first of all pleasures by my friend Kinga Dunikowska.

The project NEU is perfect if you are looking for a very special
(wedding) gift:
They are a limited edition, small hand stitched picture,
showing the word “new”.
Each picture in a different language of the world: NEU, NY, NEW………..
They look fabulous together but also work well as single objects.
All stitched in white glitter sequins, they make a wonderful and poetric statement.
Contact Brot und Spiele Gallery to buy one of her beautiful works.
I loved all parts of the exhibition.

At my farewell party (bye bye Berlin) on the weekend I got one of her amazing
artworks stating “NEW”. I couldn’t have received anything more beautiful or better themed right now.

Kinga Dunikowska is known for her installations, which take the spectator to generally known, but purely virtual places. With poetry and with a wink, the contemplator gets seduced and becomes often enough part of the staging.
In her older works the places are mostly mystical and part of a narrative or mythological tradition. Now the artist builts her newest work around a strict abstract question. But the result is not less enchanting.
Oscar Wilde’s conclusion »Illusion is the first of all pleasures« gets deconstructed by Kinga Dunikowska and like a complex mechanism separeted into it’s main components. That her poetic interpretation is neither limited to the aesthetical surface nor to an exclusively subjective perspective, but also describes the motor of our society, must be seen as an exceptional quality of this work.
However, the exhibition offers all components for a new mythology: The all-seeing eye of god, a tree of knowledge, melancholy, beauty and seduction through the attraction of the eternal new.

nightboutique: art related fashion

Posted on: Friday, October 16, 2009

NIGHTBOUTIQUE is a stunning fashion event held in Berlin every year.
Designer vintage collector Roman Vardijan is the creator of this incredible
shopping party. This years theme is ART RELATED VINTAGE FASHION.
You can see, try and buy amazing highfashion vintage pieces
while listening to great music in a cool atmosphere.
The amazing shoes shown here are just a little preview!
I really like black shoes with a white dress anyway.
So if you are in Berlin come and check it out:

24th October 2009 22.00 at Weinbergsweg 26
Berlin Mitte

If you are based in London and looking for a stunning shopping event:
check this out: Not Just A Label Pop Up Store

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wild promises

Posted on: Wednesday, September 30, 2009

image via third drawer down
Queensize duvet by Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley
I love the sketchiness of his work.

“In all his work, Shrigley seems to insist on giving place to the abnormal and plays to our fears of the dis-alike, the odd, the peculiar, the insane and irregular, the out-of-control.
So who is he who did this? Well, he’s a big, tall Englishman with a great sense of humour and an odd but likable view of the world. A chronicler of the everyday with an eye for the absurd, the over-looked, the unspeakable and the small rather than the routine or the spectacular.”

written by Katharina Brown

But now: Let’s go back to bed:
The best part of being in London every few weeks is that I am working a lot from the bed/office. It can sometimes mean enjoying cold pizza and tasty champagne in bed after work, and It definitely means getting alot more sleep when I am here. This bed is so unbelievably comfy!!!
I already wrote a few months ago, how much I love beds…..here.
Uhm: By the way, Im not JUST hanging out in bed when I am here OF COURSE, I am seeing a lot of art, music, I am working, and meeting new people, partying and improving my language skills.
Now sleep hard and dream rock’n’roll.


Posted on: Thursday, September 17, 2009

artwork by London Artist Rob Ryan for Snowberry
I have a pretty awesome GIVEAWAY for you this month:
I discovered SNOWBERRY the natural skincare from New Zealand,
during Berlin Fashion Week. We exhibited at the same green, luxury trade show. Thats how Liv got some great samples of their products. Their Eye Serum is really helpful against Livs puffy eyes in the morning. I was happy to win them as a Blog Sponsor, especially as I like the philosophy of the company:

They do not test on animals; and Snowberry is a certified carbon-neutral enterprise by CarboNZero™ because they accept our responsibility to future generations.
Snowberry Founder, Cosmetician Soraya Hendesi’s lifelong fascination with ‘natural beauty’ and her frustration in being unable to find skincare that she felt she could trust, prompted her to begin the demanding but exciting process of creating her own range.
Snowberry, she says, is ‘authentic skincare’ that women can trust to be both safe and effective, because that is what she wanted for herself, her family and her friends. Find out more here.

For your chance to win a original size Bottle of SMOOTIHNG EYE SERUM
all you have to do is leave a comment completing the following sentence:


Closing date will be 24th September 2009
The winner will be chosen at random on the 25th

This contest is featured on free!grechen.

BLUSHLESS 8 1/2 weeks in Berlin

Posted on: Friday, September 4, 2009


Blushless will be a part of the great 8 1/2 Wochen Concept Store in Berlin.
Its a concept that combines Art, Music and Fashion made in Berlin-
If you will be around during the next 2 months,
come and have a look!!! Brides will be able to make an appointment for
a fitting with me through the shop.


Enjoy the new outfit, the new location, more than 50 designers and just let us entertain you. On September 5th, Berlin-Mitte goes Steglitz.

We would like to invite you to our Grand Opening to poke and shop with Prosecco and Pretzel.
Saturday, September 5th up from 12pm

8 1/2 Wochen at first floor of Forum Steglitz, Schloßstraße 1, U-Bahnhof Walther-Schreiber-Platz.

happy ever after (partII)

Posted on: Wednesday, August 12, 2009

image via getty images gallery

Liv and Lav are planning a FUN TIME in London…
Friday 14th August is the opening of the Exhibtion
“Londoners Through a Lens” I am excited to see this.
Other great Art I want to check out while I am in London is this and this.
Plus we are planning a daytrip to see Banksy in Bristol!
Go see some art !!!

What makes me HAPPY right now: Blushless is designer of the week at NJAL

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cool kids belong together!, here is to happiness

oh emma!

Posted on: Monday, August 10, 2009

Photography: Emma Summerton.

Oh Emma! How much I adore your photographs! You are definitely one of my favorite photographers…
Especially because she was one of the first photographers adopting the polaroid trend, working most of the time in old motels making self portraits.

And you know what? The whole thing started as a LOVE PROJECT
for her boyfriend, they had a LDR for years and very little time
together, so she started to shoot amazing self portraits on POLAROID to
send them to him.

She is also famous for her shoe photography.
This pair pictured would be the best DISCO DISCO BRIDAL CHOICE.

Find out how to support the impossible project to re-start production of analog instant film for vintage Polaroid cameras in 2010.

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NOT JUST A LABEL: blushless!

Posted on: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

image via stylealchemy
Exciting news for August:
Amanda Lepore, the amazing muse of David LaChapelle,
(one of my fav photograhers ever, by the way)
just picked the Wild At Heart mini dress,
LOOK01 theLIVLAVone for the Not Just A Label Shop.
I shipped it today. Will be available from August….
Of course I will let you know when its online.

There was also a great photoshoot for a Berlin shop opening,
(will tell you more soon) and another one tomorrow.
As soon as the pictures will be ready I will post them.
The studio is in summer mood, since the cutest interns
arrived and we are working while listening to good music,
having drinks, coffee and lots of fruit.
A little reward for the little sleep I get in my job.

Update: theLIVLAVone in the NJAL shop here, curated by Amanda Lepore!

From bad to rad Porcelain…

Posted on: Monday, July 13, 2009

…or: a little journey into the weird world of weddings.
Liv is having a great time in London. We went to stunning exhibitions
This one is highly recommended!!! and concerts.
Since our favorite independent shops were closed on Sunday,
we ended up in a huge traditional department store and discovered
I started to feel sick, when I saw arrangements of the most horrible porcelain plates, next to little horse and couple sculptures next to gross silver picture frames, next to wedding dresses with butterfly embroidery, and decorative flowers on the chest…
It all came together to the most dated and tasteless arrangement I have ever seen. We tried to make jokes pretending we were one of those couples…but in the end its just NOT funny.

Please tell me you feel the same and understand what I am talking about.
You are not this kind of girl, right?
Your wedding wouldn’t be that kind of party, would it?
You will marry in a revolutionary cool way.
Still feel a bit sick from that experience.
If you feel like traditional porcelain on your wedding:
I found these rad jewelry pieces, creations of a traditional porcelain house Lladró the collection is called magical forest and wouldn’t it be incredible for a forest wedding?
You can find handmade porcelain rings, necklaces, chokers, earrings, broaches, hairpins and even cuff links…
And now I really need a glass of whiskey!

being alone sucks!

Posted on: Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Just needed to get that out. Long distance relationsh*t.
Ok already feelin’ better.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8, 9 !!!! more sleeps.
Not that bad. But Liv really can’t wait to see Lav.
The lighter above is personalised by the NYC based artist Darcel for colette.
I guess he is a smart ass. We all knew it! BEING ALONE SUCKS!
Thanks Darcel!
Limited Edition, exclusively at colette.

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heavy rusty metal gift

Posted on: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

I am in love with these!!!
Found them on the great designed and lovely Blog
Not only that they were a hand made gift by a friend of the couple…
They are just incredibly beautiful, really Liv’s taste.
I like that the rust gives the material something lively.
The contrast of the cold metal and the warm rust…
Did you notice that they were made so that their
heads are always facing each other?
Things can definitely be cute without being
pink or ruffled!

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be(come) blushless part II

Posted on: Thursday, May 21, 2009

image via artnet.com photo: Andy Warhol and Candy Darling by Cecil Beaton

All you have to have in mind to plan a rad wedding:

“Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrety of purpose & imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace the slaves of the ordinary.”
by Cecil Beaton

Cecil Beaton: photographer,author/illustrator, set designer for theatrical productions, operas and ballets, costume designer & production designer.

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Let’s share the LURVE !

Posted on: Saturday, May 9, 2009

Woody Allens amazing declaration of love in Annie Hall
(yes i would recommend that movie!!!) inspired the title of a great new magazine project:

Do you love me?
Love is too weak a word for what I feel –
I luuurve you, you know,
I loave you, I luff you, two F’s,
yes I have to invent, of course I – I do, don’t you think I do?

Taking inspiration from this charming dialogue, a group of of passionate people based in Berlin, have launched a magazine called LURVE.They were looking for a fashion publication ahead of trends and with more depth, yet visually striking.
Miles away from the usual fashion glossy, the magazine puts the emphasis on emerging designers and artists, new talents and creators of our future.
Crossing the fields of arts, fashion and music, LURVE is the voice of a more demanding generation eager to explore contemporary culture and creation, beyond the mainstream.
Pretty cool,huh?

Blossom Time

Posted on: Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Photographer Amy Gwatkin gets inspired by the arrival of spring and the blooming blossoms. And I got inspired by her…maybe you will too?

So happy to be in London tomorrow and I will definitely climb the blossom trees!!! Oh yeah!

I am living in LivLavLand in a beautiful imaginary treehouse with my love in the positivity tree. We are really happy up there, its a great view.
Mango and Icecoffee everywhere! For now its more kind of a weekend house…
Liv is living and working in Berlin in her messy studio and Lav is working and partying around in London. One day we will become normal(-ish)….
and will live in the same city…going crazy and sparkle around together.
….See? Already got caught up in the dreamy atmosphere of the pictures.

See more of the amazing Photographs and read the whole article on Dazed Digital. Amy Gwatkin explained:

“I used to work in a mens’ vintage shop in Notting Hill – in the spring the blossom was so overwhelming, I used to dream about photographing boys in the trees, but for some reason I never got around to it. (Too busy, too shy to ask boys!…) With every subsequent spring that came around I wanted to do it more and more so this year I got Alex Cunningham on the case too. We took inspiration mainly from the beauty of the blossom itself, but also from ”Lord of the Flies” and ”Swallows and Amazons” and the ideas of boysrunning wild in their own imaginative world.”

This is definitely the most inspiring spring artwork I’ve seen in ages!
Good job, Amy!

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