Lena C. Emery is a German born photographer who grew up Singapore and studied in Paris. She is currently residing in London and travelling back and forth between the British metropolis and New York City. Indeed, Lena is a passionate traveller, but after all she is also a very passionate artist. From drawing and painting, she finally discovered her love for photography. Since then, she is always in search of new visual discoveries, looking for what she ideally describes as “lasting second glance beauty”. Most recently she worked with clients such as Helmut Lang and COS and also contributed to the upcoming issue of The Gentlewoman. Between a busy schedule we managed to talk to Lena about her work and her interesting life between all these cities.
De pequeña visitaba museos, estudios de artistas y galerías con sus padres y aunque le gustaba dibujar, no se siente una artista frustrada. La imagen le interesa como vehículo por donde pasan muchos mensajes y en esta conversación lanza algunos muy nítidos a través de la palabra. Violant Porcel, cuyo nombre recuerda a la princesa húngara que fue reina de la Corona de Aragón, (mujer de talento innegable), nos abre las puertas de la mítica galería Marlborough y nos presenta la obra de Manolo Valdés, quien a su vez nos invita a mirar y remirar el arte.
I came across Stutterheim raincoats not so long ago. Once I started reading more and more about the brand and their philosophy I fell completely in love. I reached Alexander Stutterheim, creative director and founder of the brand, hoping to learn more about him and the company he runs. Rooted in functionalism and simplicity, Stutterheim’s high quality products succeed in keeping its users dry under the worst storms. As they say, “melancholy at its driest”.
Miu Miu presents its eighth Women’s Tales project: on this occasion, artist Miranda July takes the reins and, apart from directing and playing a role in the short film, called ‘Somebody’, she also introduces an app, developed in collaboration with the Italian fashion house, that allows to deliver messages with the help of strangers.
¿Quién nunca escuchó decir que los oficios están perdidos? Es probable que hoy en día el saber institucionalizado pese más que el conocimiento práctico heredado. También es cierto que los títulos de grado en muchos casos son trofeos para aquellos que dedican años de su vida a los estudios formales. Sin embargo, si hay algo que caracterice a la actual era, son las múltiples posibilidades y, hasta cierto punto, la democratización del conocimiento. Gracias a esta facilidad y a la plasticidad que ofrece la posmodernidad a la hora de forjar el propio destino, está surgiendo una nueva generación de emprendedores del oficio alrededor del mundo.
Lauren Manoogian is a reclusive designer who has created a new art form by combining the love of textiles and her unique style to create a line of knitwear jewelry. As her business grows, she continues to keep in touch with her fan base, answering the comments personally when she can. In the fast track world of Manhattan, she brings an easy going pace that translates beautifully into her art.
I found myself flu-ridden (Richard decided to jokingly name me "Ms.Disease" and sit at a lengths away from me) and curled up on Richard Kern's couch captivated by the stories of his life and his career. I had met Richard previously to this interview, and I remember when I did he was not at all what I expected – maybe I expected him to be prideful, boisterous and or/outwardly quirky. He was not. He was simple and sweet and grounded. Richard isn't soft spoken, but he isn't loud either- he's perfectly balanced in between and that's what makes the listening so easy.