I Am Not A Book!


Want to protect the book from extinction? Experts say it won’t be long until e-readers and downloadable books take over so why not transform your iPadiPhone or Kindle into a classic hardback novel with the Dodocase (most definitely the coolest cover available)? Handmade in San Francisco, these cases are classy, fun and has been nicknamed the ‘Rolls Royce of iPad cases’! It feels and looks very much like a Moleskine notebook with an elastic strap to protect while on the go and all the usual features such as auto sleep/wake for your tablet.

The cases are constructed using traditional bookbinding techniques and are designed to fold back and be used as a stand. The Dodocase is available in a choice of professional, sleek colours for around £40 and can also be personalised with a monogramming service, perfect for a really cool gift!! Find out more on the website and help keep the magic of traditional books alive by bringing them into the world of e-readers and tablets!

Chloe Attitudes Exhibition in Paris

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Having been so excited about the Chloé Attitudes exhibition opening  in late September, it seemed like I was never going to find the time to actually visit the highly anticipated display so this weekend, I made it my number one priority… and boy was it worth the wait!

Just arriving at the glamorous contemporary art gallery Palais de Tokyo and finding the bold Chloé. Attitudes entrance to the exposition, I couldn’t wait to get inside, I didn’t know where to look first… From walls of vintage photographs of Chloé creator Gaby Aghion (who also created the term prêt-à-porter itself!) including a beautiful watercolour self-portrait to stunning advert photography and a fascinating display of collections from the fashion house’s archives.

It was like an absolute paradise of couture with collections by Karl LagerfeldStella McCartneyPhoebe PhiloClare Waight Keller and Hannah MacGibbon, each designer adding their own personal touch to the label. Karl Lagerfeld‘s pieces certainly dominated the exhibition though with fun, original inspiration clearly portrayed within the outfits themselves from musical instruments to sewing instrument and even lightbulbs complete with sockets making up the patterns of vibrant dresses in the Spring/Summer 96 collection Power.

There is simply way too much to talk about from this exhibition so other than highly recommending the display to anyone in the city before the 18th of November, take a look at some of the pictures I took of the displays.

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Pictures from Gaby Aghion’s personal collection including a watercolour self-portrait (top right).

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Chloe Ad Campaign

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Cintre dress from the Spring/Summer 1984 Games collection by Karl Lagerfeld

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A selection of pieces from the Chloe archives

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Light bulb detail on a Spring/Summer 1996 dress from the Power collection by Karl Lagerfeld

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Amazing hairstyles at Chloe Attitudes

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Musical instrument inspiration by Karl Lagerfeld

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Dress by Karl Lagerfeld with inspiration from musical instruments

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Music inpires Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe

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Spring/Summer 2006 Cornfields collection by Phoebe Philo

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Spring/Summer 2012 by Clare Waight Keller Ad Campaign

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Now Spring/Summer 2012 by Clare Waight Keller

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