Really into all things patterned at the moment, especially when there is layer after layer of different patterns all mixed. So I'm feeling really inspired by these photos of Nureyev's house, and particularly the combination of dark blue and red.
Friday, 30 November 2012
Posted by Anzu at 11:23
Monday, 26 November 2012
I blogged some time ago about how great it is to see kimono being worn in a modern way. Hair ornaments, often reflecting the seasons are a big part of Japanese traditional dress. These modern Tokyo girls take it to a new level.
Yukata, the more informal kimono and it's lovely indigo hues.
Dior from a few years ago, with an amazing Hokusai inspired dress
Even dogs are following the trend
And if you'd like to read more, the V&A kimono book.
images: tokyo fasion tumblr, tokyofasion.com, the sartorialist, tokyofasion.com, vogue, unknown, stylecourt.blogspot.co.uk
Posted by Anzu at 11:45
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Perhaps because it is rather grey in London at the moment, I am finding myself drawn to coral and aqua. I'm obviously dreaming of sunnier climes! This is a dragonfly painting I've just completed, and some images that inspired me.
I also love it combined with a touch of yellow.
images: anzu, hereiamloulou.com, homestyling.blogspot.com, unknown, shihom.tumblr.com, unknown
Posted by Anzu at 15:09
Friday, 9 November 2012
Posted by Anzu at 11:28
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Last week Saffiah sneaked out of the Anzu studio to visit the Houses of Parliament in London for a tour. These are some of her highlights of the tour.It was so exciting to see the various chambers and rooms in the Houses of Parliament and to see what goes on. St. Stephen’s hall was the original House of Commons, before it was destroyed in a fire. It has now been renovated and decorated with statues of famous people from parliament and mosaic pieces but you can still see the brass plates on the floor marking where the speaker’s chair would have been.
One of the highlights was of course seeing the House of Commons and House of Lords.Whilst in the House of Commons I was quite surprised how small it looks compared to how it looks on TV, and it can only sit approximately 430 MPs out of the 650 current MPs. If you look close enough during the tour you can even see slight damage caused on the table where Winston Churchill would sit and thump his hand on the wood.
The House of Lords was elaborate and luxurious in contrast to the House of Commons with deep red leather, fresco paintings, stained glass windows and a gold throne where the Queen sits to give her speech.
My favourite part of the Tour was the Princes Chamber, a room where Lords meet to have discussions. I loved the paintings of famous figures from the Tudor Dynasty lining the gilded walls (although they are actually replicas of Holbein’s paintings). Seeing all the paintings lined up really made me realise sheer enormity of British history.
Posted by Anzu at 14:01