Offering some holiday inspiration for our sorely over saturated eyes.
Royal Doulton, an institution of British kitsch has teamed up with street artist Pure Evil for their 200th anniversary to take their brand in a new direction. The limited edition collaberation carries a vibrant, expressive collection of conversation starters. The perfect gift for someone with a bright spirit of their own.
1. Royal Doulton, Street Art Pure Evil Gold Bunny Figurine (Limited Edition of 1,000), $35
2. Royal Doulton, Street Art Pure Evil Bunny Fingers Plate (Limited Edition), $65
3. Royal Doulton, Street Art Pure Evil Beautiful Thing Plate (Limited Edition), $65
4. Royal Doulton, Street Art Pure Evil In the Pillory Plate, (Limited Edition), $65
More details on the Royal Doulton website
Sometimes, as much as we want to be fashion forward or think outside the ordinary we get swept away. We get swept away by darts and flaps and over-design. Over-accessorizing, with needless layers and competing colours. Over-thinking it all. Over-serious about something that should be joyful. Instead of inspiring we get a level of pretentiousness that will follow a fashion faux pas like a lingering bad smell. Indulge in fashion; be captivated by it’s playfulness, just don’t martyr yourself at it’s alter.
Our lovely readers at FFF may have noticed Faranak’s gorgeous name, which represents her ties to her Persian background. While everyone here at FFF is a unique combination of a mass of different places, Iran has always held a special place of interest for Faranak herself.
We wanted to explore the fashion in Tehran which has quietly been flourishing, even under Sharia law. A lot of us may unconsciously hold preconceived notions of what these people are — manifested in drab clothing and physical constraints, as representations of the repression of the regime. Before the Islamic revolution in 1979, the hajib (headscarf) was a rare sight and Iranians dressed much like they did in Europe or North America. But despite all the inner turmoil, Iran boosts a thriving and innovative fashion scene. The strict Islamic code only reinforces, rather than restrain, the need for expression and individuality.
The bold mix of colours and patterns balance the necessary modesty. We see a quiet irreverence that translates into cheeky prints and an innate charm. The clothing is dynamic, it is alive and follows all the rules it must, without following any rules at all. It is everything personal style should be.
Images from The Tehran Times