SCHOOL OF LIFE
The School of Life
If you feel just a little bit like me – that November is rainy, dark, cold (and sometimes depressing) – why not ‘take the bull by the horns’ and sign up for a course at The School of Life. This innovative mini university offers to help you to “engage to the world and find fulfilment” – and you don’t even have to live in London to attend, just visit this fantastic city for a day or two.
You can take courses with topics like love, politics, work, play and family.
One of my favourites is the ‘Meals’ courses. In the ‘Meals’ course menu you can choose a dinner with a specially designed conversation menu. Here you’ll learn to replace the awkwardness sometimes appearing when talking to strangers with stimulating and heart-warming conversations we all dreaming of having, but so rarely experience.
Or, if you are more a morning person drop in to a boosting one hour breakfast session with philosophers giving you advice on for example; how to survive the inevitable stress of a working day and how to make the most of the thoughts and dreams that often remain undigested from the night before.
I’m going – are you?
The School of Life class room decorated by fashion illustrator Charlotte Mann
Although I believe fashion images are much more beautiful and vibrant in print, the Internet is an excellent source for inspiration. In my constant research for new ideas I sometimes ‘by mistake’ find these amazing sites and blogs with beautiful fashion and style shots.
There are so many “see-what-I’m-wearing” blogs which I’m not particularly fond of – so please use this as a short cut and skip all the ….
Here are 3 of my favourites:
Recently I bumped in to this fantastic site on the Internet – a “can’t-live-without-tool” for fashion professionals as well as for fashion followers.
This site has gathered and scanned hundreds and hundreds of fashion magazine covers and fashion shots from all over the world – not only from Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar etc. but also from more edgy and less known fashion magazines including Love, Pop and Dazed & Confused. Paper Mode has done all the hard work for you – you can sit from home and brows through the massive archive of beautiful fashion imagery.
Many of you might already be familiar with Scott Schuman’s The Sartorialist – the award winning street style blog captured by this fashion professional with an extremely talented and trained eye for style and beautiful details. I cannot get enough of his images – check out his blog or buy his newly released book on amazon.co.uk with selected images from his blog.
Art of the Trench
Art of the Trench
Whatever you might think of the trench – boring, beautiful, old-fashioned, hip, so-last-season – we cannot deny the fact that it’s a classic. The trench’s grand old distributor, Burberry has launched the project “Art of the trench” documenting the trench coat and the people who wear it. The project is a collaboration between Burberry and some of the world’s leading image makers (including The Sartorialist’s Scott Schuman), with participation from the global community. Take a look at the site – it’s quite captivating!
Copenhagen Fashion Week presents – in collaboration with Danish Fashion Institute – a fashion award supporting and celebrating up-and-coming talents where the public are encouraged to vote. Check out the website below and embrace this possibility to vote on your favourite among the nominees.
It rarely happens that the public are asked their opinion in this somewhat closed industry – so grab it and have your say!
New Talent Award