Well another week has come and gone. Can it really almost be August?!
Though we’re far from wishing our summer away (we’re having far too much fun in the sun) the fashion world is looking to the fall/winter collections already.
We’ve come across some really exciting new interpretations of the ‘look book’ this week and thought you’d like to take a peep . . .
First up is some work by renowned photographer Stephen Shore. He started out photographing Andy Warhol back in the 60′s and this season Shore has collaborated with Urban Outfitters on their Fall Look Book. The images have made us all want to return to the preppy look – High School here we come!
The print versions of the campaign are beautiful but it’s online where this campaign really comes alive: the ability to move around the models and have them move within the picture really does make this a stunning interactive look book. Give your mouse a treat and check it out.
Wrangler are also getting in on the act. This is the second time that they have created an interactive look book for their Blue Bell range. Unlike the Burberry’s look book this version allows the viewer to move the model at certain points within a film (we love the jump over the fence) .
We’ll leave you with a very cool mystery – the trailer for the new movie CATFISH. This is an independent documentary which has really caught our imagination with its intriguing ‘Don’t Let Anyone Tell You What It Is’. What do you think is really going on with this movie?
Firstly, apologies for the lack of blog last week. We were lost at sea and engaged in some serious skullduggery!
To make up for our absence we’ve got some fascinating treasure for you this week…
We’ve been exploring the darker side of seduction and this new teaser trailer for the Reiss Fall/Winter collection is getting us hot under the collar.
Shot by Jamie Morgan, the campaign explores three key themes – elements, protection, sensuality – (Reiss says they wanted to go back to basics), but its the alluring black and white temptation that we love.
Sometimes you wait all year for a mind-blowing movie and then TWO come along at once. The inspirational genius of Pixar is back and in full effect with the joyous Toy Story 3 and Christopher Nolan has done it again with the head-trip action spectacular Inception. Seek these films out… they are both superb.
What better way to celebrate the release of these two future classics than with this inspired trailer mash-up that enters the architecture of Buzz and Woody’s minds!
The digital magazine format of iPad continues to evolve with a forward thinking app that enables users to build their own custom publications tailored to their own tastes. Check out the future-ready page-turner that is Flipboar
Announced on September 7, the Mercury Music Prizealways manages to raise a few eyebrows when the nominations are announced!
It’s a solid list (announced this week), with some of FIVE33′s favourite albums of the past few months getting much deserved recognition.
Dizzee Rascal, The XX, Foals, Mumford & Sons, Corinne Bailey Rae and Biffy Clyro have been constant audio candy on the office stereogram.
Us? We’re pitching for The XX or Dizzee – they have to be this year’s hotties!
The full list of nominees is below, but we must give a mention to the modfather Paul Weller…
Weller always sweeps up as The Brits Best Male whenever he releases an album, but not so the Mercury’s…unbelievably, this is his first ever nomination for Wake Up The Nation.
And finally, as we are slap-bang in the middle of the geek-pageant that is Comic-Con, here’s a Batman movie you may not have seen before – but which is a stunning piece of fan-film making. It’s dark, violent (be warned) and making a lot of waves in the fan community. Something to tide the fanboys over until Christopher Nolan dusts off the sequel to the Dark Knight.
We’ve been out and about this week and as always were on the look out for inspiration.
First up are some pics of our favorites from the Paris Couture shows.
Created by the ever wonderful John Galliano it wasn’t just the giant flowers and billowing dresses that caught our eye.
The model’s ultra modern eye make-up really got us excited, we’re looking forward to a time when we can all wear make up like this!
Emily and Maria managed to get to fashion trade show Bread & Butter in Berlin this week.
We’re not quite sure how they managed to see everything and bring back so much inspiration after such a short trip (officially just 4 hours!) but they did!
Take a look…
SHAKIRA is often hard to ignore, but as we reach the pinnacle of what has been a genuine World Cup fever, the hip-quaking one has been dominating charts globally. Waka Waka – the official 2010 FIFA World Cup anthem – has become a worldwide no.1 hit n 17 countries, and that could swell with the exposure of her live performance at the closing ceremony. The video has been viewed over two million times a day since June 10, taking its total to over 80.7 million views on YouTube as of July 9, making it the most viewed music video of June. Waka Wakahttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRpeEdMmmQ0
Stepping outta the spotlight and into the shadow… DJ SHADOW to be precise. Check out his newby DEF SURROUNDS US. His unique audio darkness provides a beacon of light for fans of pure production. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcESmqxS4kI
With whatever Shadow surrounds us, it always most def, Def.
And lastly, we end the week with some exciting news . . .
Next week sees the official opening of our new Venice Beach office in LA!
To say that we’ll miss Emily and Andrew is an understatement. Emily is our rock and the office will be a different place with out her – thank goodness for skype!
But it’s an exciting new era for FIVE33 and we can’t wait to bring you even more news and inspiration from both sides of the Atlantic.
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