“hi you are beautiful how are you” is Valerie Phillips’ seventh book, and her fourth collaboration with Swedish artist and model Arvida Byström. This book is the result of the time Phillips and Byström spent in London: fans of her work know that Phillips is not interested in the gloss and glamour, but in real lives, and Byström brings her own girly wonderland made of plastic bracelets, Polly Pocket necklaces, and colourful garments like Barbie shirts into a grim and gritty reality, drawing rainbows in otherwise urban and shabby surroundings. See more pictures after the jump!
The Ravestijn gallery in Amsterdam presents “New Arrangements”, an exhibition of Ruth van Beek’s kinetic photographic collages. Van Beek combines everyday, found photographs with paint, cutting or folding to inspire a unique dialogue between image and object. This is van Beek’s first solo exhibition at The Ravestijn Gallery. Hit the link below to know more.
Young Hungarian photographer and visual artist Noell S. Oszvald has produced a portfolio beyond her years, a collection of striking black and white self-portraits focused on form, composition and content. High contrast shadows and ghostly landscapes create the dark and emotional ambiance portrayed in the young artist’s self portraits. Viewers are given only an image and title to then interpret the personal meaning of each piece. Meticulous digital modifications and editing add depth and thought provoking elements. After becoming a Flickr sensation almost overnight, it came as a viral shock when this artist revealed that she has been taking photographs for just 3 years! Read more after the jump.
Women in clothes is a new book authored by Canadian writer Sheila Heti and brought to fruition with the help of artist Leanne Shapton and co-editor of The Believer Heidi Julavits. Through original interviews, conversations, surveys, projects, diagrams and drawings from over six hundred contributors – including Miranda July, Cindy Sherman, Elif Batuman, Mac McClelland, Lena Dunham, Molly Ringwald, Tavi Gevinson, Rachel Kushner, Roxane Gay and Sarah Nicole Prickett – Women in Clothes explores the wide range of motives that inform how women present themselves through clothes, and what style really means.
On October 21st Penguin/Razorbill will release Tavi Gevinson’s Rookie Yearbook Three. Gevinson, who became an online sensation at 11-years-old for her blog StyleRookie, shifted focus to pop culture and feminist discussion and in 2011, founded Rookie. Rookiemag.com is a website created by and for young women to make the best of the beauty, pain and awkwardness of being a teenager. When it becomes tough to appreciate such things, they feed you fun, visual pleasure and lots of rants, too. Every year, a printed version of the best from the site is compiled. On this issue read about cures for love, girl-on-girl crime, open relationships, standing for something, embracing our inner posers, and so much more. Featuring interviews with Rookie role models like Sofia Coppola, Amandla Stenberg, Greta Gerwig, and Kim Gordon, and a bonus section chock-full of exclusive content including a pizza pennant, sticker sheet, valentines and more!
Get ready to swoon. It’s 1969, and a mysterious fainting sickness overtakes an English all-girl school in Carol Morley’s beguiling follow-up to Dreams of a Life. Shot through a delectably candy-coated lens by Agnès Godard (Beau Travail) with Everything But the Girl’s Tracey Thorn contributing angular melodies, syncopated to match the off-beat, bittersweet emotion, Morley has delivered another beguilingly distinctive film, this one about the peculiar, feverish realm of teenage girls. The film will be screened at London BFI Film Festival on October 11th, 13rd and 19th, head to the festival’s website to reserve your ticket!