Friday, 23 September 2011
To mark the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's album 'Nevermind', we have covered the closing track, 'Something In The Way'. In honour of Nirvana's style we have stripped it back with no electronic beats or synths. Bob plays guitar and I'm on piano...we hope you enjoy.
Something In The Way (Nirvana Cover) by Alpines
Thursday, 15 September 2011
This Saturday, as part of London Fashion Week, we are very excited to be playing at Dominic Jones' fashion show in Somerset House. Dominic Jones launched his debut jewellery collection in 2009 and has since been commended by the likes of Vogue's chief editor, Anna Wintour, as well as being adored by an abundance of celebrities. Everyone from Alice Dellal to Sienna Miller have been seen wearing his beautiful creations.
This is me in my very cherished scarab beetle necklace. Dom gave me the necklace moments before I went on stage at Secret Garden Party in July:
On Monday, Bob and I were honoured to take part in a shoot for the look book of his Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Previous collections have been inspired by the beauty of nature and it is no surprise that one of his favourite artists is the sculptor Andy Goldsworthy:
However, in this current collection, Dominic has looked to Gothic architecture and the intricacies seen in buildings from this period for inspiration. In his own words: “Gothic cathedrals, abandoned Soviet sculptures and colour” have been the main influences for the collection. It is probably the stained glass windows seen in Cathedrals such as Reims that have inspired his use of richly coloured jewels, which has been a first for him.
Stained glass window from Reims Cathedral:
Other examples of the interiors of Gothic Cathedrals:
These are some examples of jewellery from the Medieval period, adorned with jewels and pearls and plated in gold.
What I love most of all, is that the S/S 2012 pieces maintain the punk charm seen within his previous work, as well as exuding a more regal austerity, with his use of richly coloured jewels and delicate chains. This collection is a triumph. Dominic is as much an artist and sculptor as he is a jeweller. No other jeweller, in my mind, even comes close to his ability and vision, which would explain why he is to be the first jeweller to ever have a show at London Fashion Week.
All hail Dominic Jones.
Sunday, 11 September 2011
One of the key trends of Autumn/Winter 2011 is the 'Supersize' or 'Cocoon' silhouette, which I am drawn to for obvious reasons. Below are are few examples of how this silhouette should be worn according to designers such as, Burberry Prorsum, Loewe and Celine:
Friday, 9 September 2011
We are very excited to announce that we will be supporting the incredible EMELI SANDÉ on some of her dates on her UK TOUR in November. Her single 'Heaven' has taken the UK charts by storm and if you haven't heard it check it out here:
We will be supporting her in Bristol, Brighton and London. On the 5th, 6th and 7th November.
Tickets for the gig at Bristol's 'Fleece' are still available and can be bought online. London and Brighton have already sold out, it's going to be an amazing few days.
Thursday, 8 September 2011
September is here and is the month when the London fashion scene kicks into action. With Fashion Week only a week away, I thought I would share my love for all things fashion related. I thought I would start with GARAGE MAGAZINE, which comes out TODAY.
I love magazines. I always have, ever since I was a teenager. If they didn't exist I would have probably read so many more books and expanded my vocabulary. Instead I chose to expand my love of fashion, art and music. Every now and then a new magazine comes along, most don't have that long a shelf life, but GARAGE Magazine is here to stay.
Fashion director, Chloe Kerman knows her stuff. She is a very talented stylist as well as having all all encompassing vision when it comes to fashion and design. Formerly an editor of Tank Magazine, she has now joined forces with Dasha Zhukova to create a new masterpiece. She was also the stylistic brains behind our video for Cocoon. I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on a copy...