BLOWonline’s Best of the Web
Behold the internet. Who doesn’t use it these days? There’s a jungle of voices talking over your shoulder; from video tutorials to personal blogs, who do you listen to? We’ve narrowed down the best of the web; the ones who publish art, news and observations—all from an unconventional perspective – each without being constrained by a 140 character limit.
Clothes on Film
Love fashion and film? You wouldn’t be the first. Led by former online film editor Chris Laverty, Clothesonfilm.com is a small team of experts who examine clothes and identity in the movies. Each post is acute and detailed, paying close mind to outfits which are integral to the story. Tron Legacy, Black Swan, The American, you name it – what everyone’s watching, they’ll be scrutinising.
“The Art of DE”
Stylist-turned-designer Adrien Sauvage is obviously a sharp and able man. Or in hipster terms, this man is “cool.” He uses a Tumblr site as his look book and much to our delight, his debut was an impeccable collection of suits for the modern man. Imagine contemporary styling and Saville Row-esque cuts – all beautifully portrayed in a short video called ‘The Art of DE’ (Dress Easy). Men, take note!
The Window Display
Already self-explanatory in name, The Window Display is a blog about the best displays around London. It was started by ultra-cool visual merchandiser, Kaisa, who snaps great photos of the windows for people who can’t get to London get to see the fabulous displays themselves. She then dissects each display in a thread-picking manner, paying close heed to the design, props, production, mannequins, fabrics, and lighting, amongst others. Much recommended for those who are equally interested in window display trends, whether it’s Prada or Primark.
Whip My Hair
Adding quirk and colour to our week is Willow, daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett. The ten-year-old hit YouTube hard with the release of her debut single ‘Whip My Hair’ packing as much punch as Beyonce. Heavy on synthesizers, drums, and whole lot of crunk, funk and techno beats, what makes this single unique is that it actually feels fun, eccentric and original – just like Willow herself.
An online fashion magazine that runs alongside Titel Media’s other product-focused sites, High Snobiety (men) and High Snobette (women), Selectism faces the challenge of having to stand strong on its own. Its intention is to bring to the table the latest news on innovative street fashion, so don’t expect any Gucci or YSL. Instead they feature young and not-yet-established designers that deliver just as much quality and style.
Words: Kati Chitrakorn
Artwork: Alisa Afkhami