Last night I had the opportunity to see a screening of She Said Boom – a documentary about the Canadian all girl band Fifth Column. These girls are everything I stand for and am inspired by: collaboration, feminist ethics, fighting the system, living for what you’re passionate about with little concern for money. Their story inspired so many others and lead to what became the Riot Grrl movement in the 90′s. They were also intensely interested in filmmaking and created lots of experimental work with Bruce LaBruce. GB Jones is a total icon, that thick red wavy hair and perfect vamptress aesthetic. It was a great film and if you have the chance to see it in your city, you must!
Hello, London! Some of my photographs will be shown alongside some other awesome, talented ladies on behalf of The Chapess Zine at Doomed Gallery on Saturday 13th December. Hope all you London lovelies can make it! Support female artists coming together to say something and create a space of progress.
Each issue showcases the work of women of all ages from around the world, employing an open submission policy, underlining the need for opportunities for female artists to show their work, particularly those who have not taken a route of education or training which had otherwise encouraged them to do so.
So far this year I have published the work of around 60 female artists and writers and led workshops, lectures and educational sessions exploring creativity and feminist activism at a grassroots level. The exhibition at Doomed is starting to feel like the show i’ve been curating in my head since i was a teenager, as finally I’m in the position to be surrounded by incredible, creative women staying true to themselves, making work, having a laugh + supporting one another. - Cherry Styles
Because I’m making my way to elderly pastures, I value things like comfort more than I did when I was nineteen. I don’t think I can bring myself to walk around in stilettos anymore; my logic radar goes off and decides against it.
While preparing for my New York trip, I was keeping in my mind that I’d be on foot for most of the time, wandering the rainy concrete. I’m pretty much a Clarks/TOMS advocate these days. They make comfortable shoes that are stylish in a way that I appreciate. These are some of my favorite styles right now!
Walter Van Beirendonck is one of those designers that really leans more into the fine art category. His presence during Paris Fashion Week is always a knockout, and always screaming in its own unique voice.
His Spring Summer 2015 collection is entitled ‘Whambam’ and was inspired by the lack of privacy we are having in this fast-moving world. It was all about the contrast between a dark world and paradise. The prints in this collection referred to two entirely different worlds. “I got the idea by thinking of lost paradise and desert painting. It’s what they used during the war to mislead enemies.” This misleading aspect was not only present in the printed items, but also in the headpieces designed by Jacques Blankwater, pointing towards the cameras. - Now Fashion
My girls from the band Puro Instinct just released a new pop single called “6 of Swords” which is just so good it makes me turn into some kind of element probably found on the outer layers of Venus. CHECK IT OUT
So proud of their magick. If you like dream-pop, dirty roller skates, esoteric travels, and the light that bounces off amethyst, this just may be for you!
Amanda Charchian’s Website HERE