Monthly Moodboard: June '19
By Christina Karras and Ruby Staley
This months loves…
Click through the gallery to see a curated collection of the things that we have been feeling, watching, listening, reading or doing.
James J. Robinson is a photographer and filmmaker from Melbourne based in New York, with a catalogue to be envious of. Since taking up photography at the age of 18, James has been published by the likes of The New York Times and Vogue Australia, photographing big names such as Kylie Jenner, Anwar Hadid and Rihanna. Often manipulating lighting to create and ethereal and nostalgic glow, his work brings a sense of magical realism to 2019 - be it in his high fashion campaigns or family portraits.
We’re not ones to shy away from the spiritual and the spooky, so it should come as no surprise that we’ve started learning more about Tarot cards recently. While there are thousands of decks each with their own unique perspective and narrative, Neo Tarot offers a refreshing and intelligent look at the ancient cards and practices, showing us how they can be used as healing tool, faciliating a moment of self-reflection and self-care. Created by Girl Boss alumni Jerico Mandybur, the cards are filled with beautiful illustrations and a wealth of knowledge, the perfect beginner deck.
Dominating the techno world from Berlin to Bali, powerhouse DJ Peggy Gou has been on everyone’s radar for more than a hot minute. The Korean artist has made a name for herself by mixing unconventional tracks from K-pop, and disco eras into certifiable bangers. Not to mention she is an active voice against sexism in the DJ and music industries, and has a seemingly endless wardrobe of printed shirts we are enviable of.
Shit You Should Care About
Instagram is undoubtedly full of some useless content. But what about the social app’s power for good? The girls behind the account @shityoushouldcareabout are creating a platform of their own for sharing the best and worst of the internet. Much like the format of reblogging made famous by tumblr, the account reposts information regarding world news and events, politics, arts, and even iconic celebrity moments. With a mantra of “helping you give a shit”, follow for a mixed bag of news all in one, digestible, place.
Jacquemus Lavender Runway
Earlier this month, Jacquemus’ 10th anniversary SS20 runway took the fashion world by surprise. With a pink catwalk set against a picturesque French lavender field, you can only imagine the Instagram pictures it spawned. Designer Simon Porte Jacquemus credited artist David Hockney as his inspiration for the incredible setting. Loose, perfectly tailored suits in pastel hues in the south of France. What more could we ask to round out men’s fashion week?
Bella Clark Jewellery
Bella Clark is a young, Melbourne jewellery designer who creates thoughtful, one off pieces. With a focus on precious materials, metals and gemstones Bella Clark Jewellery re-purposes customers’ family heirlooms into bespoke, handcrafted pieces. From her Fitzroy studio, Clark uses sustainable practices to create each piece by hand.
Converse Goes Green
It’s no secret that the fashion industry needs to be more sustainable. With many brands now committing to using recyclable materials, Converse is joining the movement. The brand will be continually releasing new styles that utilise its iconic silhouettes to champion sustainable fabrics and ethical production. As the first of these releases, Converse’s Renew Canvas collection will use 100% recycled polyester made from discarded and used plastic bottles. By transforming discarded materials into a new rPET yarn that mimics the properties of traditional cotton, the ‘Renew Canvas’ styles still look and feel like a classic Chuck.
Iris Van Herpen’s Couture Show
Known for her innovative, structural take on haute couture, Iris van Herpen blew us away once again with this year’s couture collection. Appropriately titled, Hypnosis, the show was defined by van Herpen’s signature meticulously crafted pieces that moved with models as they walked down the runway. In collaboration with American kinetic sculptor, Anthony Howe, the collection was a nod to his innovation and wind powered art. Stealing the show, Howe’s Omniverse sculpture stood at the top of the runway as an arch. With rotating wings constructed from aluminum, steel and feathers, it spun as the models stepped through it.
Going into the screening knowing little about Elton John other than every word to ‘Tiny Dancer’, I found the film to be an incredibly raw retelling of his life, while still being highly entertaining. Taron Egerton did a stunning job of portraying John, in all his many states, and reinterpreting each of his classic tunes in a way that was reminiscent of the pop star. Although I felt myself cringing at some of the musical elements, all in all, it was a wonderfully engaging film that didn’t shy away from baring it all.