Monthly Moodboard - November '18
By Christina Karras and Ruby Staley
This months loves…
Click through the gallery to see a curated collection of things that we have been feeling, watching, listening, reading or doing.
@bellathomas is self defined as “some kind of artist.” As blogger and a stylist who specializes in creative direction and curation you can expect her feed to be filled with aesthetic and dreamlike visuals, from fun photo shoots with amazing clothing to sweet and precious collectables. In a time where influencers seem to be championing maximalism, Bella’s worth following for some genuine feminine summer energy.
Based in Australia, Valet Studio produces gorgeous handmade resin jewellery and accessories that have given us all the more reason to bring back the hair accessories from the trends of the ‘90s. With sparkly hair clips, barrettes and mini tortoise-shell clips you can feel now the old nostalgia of matching your clips to your outfit again like in primary school. Love.
With the end of the year approaching there is nothing like looking out at the abyss of what the new year holds, with summer on the horizon. Deal with the existential crisis of the impending changes by scrolling through the account @subtitle_buoy on twitter or tumblr. The account is in fact a bot that makes meme-like screen captures out of literal photos from a buoy in the Atlantic Ocean subtitled with trending topics. They range from genuine news like “Vladimir Putin wins again” to commentary like “Cardi B is so great". While it hasn’t been updated in a while, it’s all the better for the reflective states you might be going through, looking back on the past year while staring into scenes from the Atlantic.
Two words. Timothee Chalamet. And also, Steve Carrell. It’s kinda a no brainer.
Based on a pair of best-selling memoirs, it chronicles the real life story of Nic Sheff (Chalamet) and his father David (Carrell) as Nic undergoes rehabilitation, relapse and recovery with the desperate aid aid of his family and those around him. The film eloquently deals with the taboos of drug addiction with a gritty honesty is that is both jarring and heartbreaking.
One of Australia’s finest, 23-year-old legend Mall Grab (Jordan Alexander) is dominating the international techno music scene. The homegrown talent grew up in Newcastle but is now based in London, and is back home to play his gritty garage productions for Aussie crowds, having recently played the infamous Sunday sesh at Piknic Electronic in Melbourne and is also set to bring his upbeat energy to Beyond the Valley.
For your inspiration and viewing pleasure, visit @ruthiebarone on instagram. Her feed is full of detailed and artistic makeup looks, featuring mostly close ups of her eyes and gorgeous brushed up brows. Her artistry is showcased through complex and delicate designs, taking an editorial and playful approach to the world of insta-makeup.
‘thank u, next’
The much awaited film clip for Ariana Grande’s breakup anthem of the year; ‘thank u, next’, exceeded expectations - championing female lead narratives. Re-enacting iconic scenes from 2000’s films, such as Legally Blonde and Mean Girls, the iconic film clip broke records for being the most watched video on YouTube within 24 hours, duh!
Daughter of one of the original ‘90s super models, Kate Moss, Lila Grace Hack (aka Lila Moss) made a huge splash in her debut fashion campaign for Marc Jacobs beauty. With her striking green eyes, sharp cheekbones and blonde hair, we can’t help but notice that she is identical to Kate in her early modelling days.
New York based artist Ben Evans, @benisright, paints small studies of interior settings like bedrooms and bathrooms, as well as character profiles, which he said to VICE, "have an inescapable rawness about them that feels like an extension of the figures themselves... There's so much time and life that we put into our personal spaces and the places we feel most comfortable within." With a touch of dark humour, Ben depicts realistic and fantastical scenes in a fun and childlike way