Happy Friday! I can’t believe we’re in February already, and what a way to start the 2015 fashion calendar. Of all the fashion weeks around the world, Paris Haute Couture week has to be one of my favourites, when the … Continue reading
I LOVE summer. Being born and raised in Brazil my body is acclimatised to the warmer weather. After living in rainy London where the summer lasts for a whole two weeks of the year and then moving to Australia, I … Continue reading
Design Exquis is an exhibtion, now in it’s third edition, that takes the concept of “exquisite corpse” and the children’s game consequences, where you start writing a story on a piece of paper, fold it over and pass it to the next … Continue reading
A few months ago, after continuously pressing the re-dial button to the Tate Modern ticket line, I miraculously secured myself two tickets to the first of the retrospective concerts of the legend-ARY bands of the Electro world, Kraftwerk. The ticket system completely melted down with all the die-hard fans wanting to see Kraftwerk taking over the Tate Modern Turbine Hall, funnily enough, Kraftwerk means “power station” in German.
Yesterday, after much anticipation, I was privileged to being one of the many awed spectators at the Autobahn concert at the Tate Modern. Admittedly I don’t really know that much of Kraftwerk’s music, but after sitting through a documentary on electro music with my electro music lover bf, I knew that electro music all started off with Kraftwerk… and I knew that they would be amaaaaazing in concert, especially at the Tate Modern (for the die-hard Kraftwerk fans feeling angry that I got to go… rest assure I was in company of a die-hard fan).
So to the concert. After getting ourselves in the mood for the concert with some bratwurst sausages and sauerkraut and pilsner, we took our little black cushions and 3D glasses handed to us and made our way to the beautiful Turbine Hall and managed to place ourselves right smack bang in the middle of the room.
At 9pm (good’ol German punctuality), the curtain fell to reveal a burst of luminous 3D graphics and Ralf Hutter (the only original member of the group) and 3 other members of the group with their synthesisers, and glowy scuba-like suits.
Words cannot describe the amazing combination of the visual 3D splendour and music that unfolded for the two hour concert. It is so hard to believe that the music from the Autobahn album was created 40 years ago. The music was played to cute 3D images of the autobahn filled with Mercedes and VW speeding past us, then towards us.
After wowing us with the music from Autobahn, they took us through a journey through the favourites of the other seven albums, each with their own incredible 3D animations.
Mechanical arms stretched out towards us during The Robots. Musical notes orbited the Earth that protruded towards us. A train choochoo’d towards us in Trans-Europe Express. A gorgeous wave of neon green digits moved back and forth in Numbers. A space station spun towards the us during Spacelab. It was an incredulous electro musical journey.
Tate was an incredible space for such a performance, and was the perfect setting for the beautifully combination of art and music. Loving the fusion!
(apologies for the poor pictures, but we weren’t allowed cameras… and the images are all in 3D!)
See J’adorais’ facebook page for a little video snippet.
Socialising with friends… and fashion! My favourite combination!
For the last three years, in cities all around the world fashionistas unite and celebrate a bit of fashion at their favourite stores.
In London each store is hosting different events and parties offering drinks, music and goodies!
Tonight I’ll be roaming the streets of Mayfair with my friend H and L, hopping from store to store… for Simpsons fans I’ll be like Homer when he’s in the world made of chocolate (also an absolute dream of mine)! I can’t wait to finish work! I’ll try to share some pics!
Which parties will you be going to?
Two years ago I was lucky enough to attend the British Fashion Awards and got to see Alexa Chung win the British Style Award, that she also won last year.
This year the nominees include Florence Welch, models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Moss, Styled To Rock judge Henry Holland and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Kate Moss is an old hand at fashion and her style is undeniably covetable. I love that she has stayed true to herself for the past decade and half, but for something new and different my vote would go to Florence Welch, I love her fiery red hair, her choices of long dresses for the red carpet and her slightly cuckoo style.
For the other awards, the nominees are:
Emerging Talent Ready-To-Wear Award
J. W. Anderson
Michael van der Ham
Emerging Talent Accessories Award
Emerging Talent Menswear Award
Agi & Sam
Model Of The Year
Designer Brand Of The Year
Menswear Designer Of The Year
Kim Jones for Louis Vuitton
Isabella Blow Award For Fashion Creator Of The Year
Red Carpet Award
Accessory Designer Of The Year
New Establishment Award
Designer Of The Year
I was lucky enough to be treated on Saturday night to a magical evening by CocoRosie as part of Antony Hegarty’s Meltdown Festival at the London Royal Festival Hall. Two amazingly talented sisters with completely different sounds, Sierra (Coco) has … Continue reading
Invigorated is hardly what you’d expect from someone who had just attended a festival, especially when it involved four days of camping in the blazing desert heat, but my musical escapade at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in California was surprisingly stress-free, … Continue reading
We at j’adorais love love fashion… and Milan has always meant the most extravagant and beautiful of fashion… but in April every year Milan is home to another world of design – furniture and product design from all around the … Continue reading
On a Sunday afternoon, I can think of nothing better than sitting by the beach, enjoying the company of friends & family and a nice glass of wine… I’ve walked past the St Kilda Baths many times before, but have … Continue reading