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Loosen up.
iqfashion:

Jason Basmajian of Gieves & Hawkes:
“Art and fashion both reflect culture and the mood around us. They are powerful because they communicate ideas, demonstrate creativity, exhilarate, provoke thought, or allow you to just revel in their respective beauties. Both are extensions of personality, yet deeply individual and subjective. Sure, anyone can buy ‘good art’ but anyone can also buy into fashion, especially if they have the money. However, what is really important is an individual’s sense of style. This is what comes naturally, it informs our choices in both worlds and is a reflection of how we see ourselves and showcase this to others. Style is a code on how we lie our lives and want to be remembered.”
Source: outtheremagazine.com

iqfashion:

Jason Basmajian of Gieves & Hawkes:

Art and fashion both reflect culture and the mood around us. They are powerful because they communicate ideas, demonstrate creativity, exhilarate, provoke thought, or allow you to just revel in their respective beauties. Both are extensions of personality, yet deeply individual and subjective. Sure, anyone can buy ‘good art’ but anyone can also buy into fashion, especially if they have the money. However, what is really important is an individual’s sense of style. This is what comes naturally, it informs our choices in both worlds and is a reflection of how we see ourselves and showcase this to others. Style is a code on how we lie our lives and want to be remembered.”

Source: outtheremagazine.com

Spike Jonze and Jason Schwartzman for Band of Outsiders.

prettylittlerobbers:

missolivialouise:

Here’s a thing I’ve had around in my head for a while!

Okay, so I’m pretty sure that by now everyone at least is aware of Steampunk, with it’s completely awesome Victorian sci-fi aesthetic. But what I want to see is Solarpunk – a plausible near-future sci-fi genre, which I like to imagine as based on updated Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Edwardian aesthetics, combined with a green and renewable energy movement to create a world in which children grow up being taught about building electronic tech as well as food gardening and other skills, and people have come back around to appreciating artisans and craftspeople, from stonemasons and smithies, to dress makers and jewelers, and everyone in between. A balance of sustainable energy-powered tech, environmental cities, and wicked cool aesthetics. 

A lot of people seem to share a vision of futuristic tech and architecture that looks a lot like an ipod – smooth and geometrical and white. Which imo is a little boring and sterile, which is why I picked out an Art Nouveau aesthetic for this.

With energy costs at a low, I like to imagine people being more inclined to focus their expendable income on the arts!

Aesthetically my vision of solarpunk is very similar to steampunk, but with electronic technology, and an Art Nouveau veneer.

So here are some buzz words~

Natural colors!
Art Nouveau!
Handcrafted wares!
Tailors and dressmakers!
Streetcars!
Airships!
Stained glass window solar panels!!!
Education in tech and food growing!
Less corporate capitalism, and more small businesses!
Solar rooftops and roadways!
Communal greenhouses on top of apartments!
Electric cars with old-fashioned looks!
No-cars-allowed walkways lined with independent shops!
Renewable energy-powered Art Nouveau-styled tech life!

Can you imagine how pretty it would be to have stained glass windows everywhere that are actually solar panels? The tech is already headed in that direction!  Or how about wide-brim hats, or parasols that are topped with discreet solar panel tech incorporated into the design, with ports you can stick your phone charger in to?

(((Character art by me; click the cityscape pieces to see artist names)))

i am so into this wow

(via the-youthful-boy-below)