Lore Gavrila is a senior cruise consultant with an obvious passion for travelling to amazing places, all around the world. This summer, she’s taken MURMUR to Singapore and Bali. We asked her to share some escapade secrets with us.
In the body image discussion, Peter Paul Rubens and his “rubenesque” subjects still play an important role. The portrait of his teenage wife, Hélène Furment, in a fur robe, the Maria de Medici cycle, and his numerous female nudes reveal a voluptuousness we still aren’t used to acknowledge in today’s world, and that still raises questions and debates. Barely covered by folds of satin, or revealing their breasts in luxuriously tailored dresses, these women took the Renaissance nude to a new, Baroque vision of flesh and eroticism. They reflect a time when thinness signaled poverty and weakness of many sorts, while youth and prosperity were associated with strong, solid bodies. Placed in the context of art along the centuries, they are a celebration of the beauty and diversity of human form. But they are not alone, so here’s 5 other women in paintings whose curves we consider hard to forget:
Take a good book along and go for healthy sun exposure.
Starting this summer, some key pieces of the brand will be available in sizes up to 46.
Creating clothing which celebrates femininity and sensuality has been one of the aims of creative director Andreea Badala since she launched MURMUR in 2011. Now, as the brand nears its maturity, it was only natural to extend sizing for some representative products, thus getting a tiny step closer to fulfilling a much bigger dream: to dress women all over the world, no matter their age and sizes.
MURMUR will be in Paris between June 21-23 to showcase its Iconic 2020 collection, in a pop-up showroom situated in Rue Beaurepaire, in the 10th arrondissement.
Using a selection of the most recognisable MURMUR designs as the starting point, Andreea Badala created MURMUR Iconic in 2019. This is a day to night, ready-to-wear line that offers more wearable and versatile versions of the brand’s Signature pieces, which have been worn by celebrities worldwide since the brand launched in 2011. Using new technology, fittings and fabrics, the design team created MURMUR Iconic for a timelessly stylish woman who is always on the go.
This is an open invitation to get acquainted to the brand’s newest collection and to meet the brand’s founder and creative director, Andreea Badala. Please set up a visit at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
How could one explain summer’s love affair with white? Is it The Great Gatsby vibe? A promise of garden parties, yacht parties, rooftop parties, languid afternoons and sleepless nights?
What do you wear when you wear white? The expectations of perfection, innocence, virginity? The need of lightness, a rescue from the dark?
Time to get the fans running and the restless explorations going.
Creative director Andreea Badala on the importance of adding tiny luxuries to your life and more Signature secrets.
Maybe this sounds idealistic, but my dream was to keep that nucleus from the innocent stage of building a brand, when you start with nothing but creating in mind. In the beginning, you only want to turn your ideas into reality. That innocence involves great effort and fantasy. And the big challenge, as you grow, as a designer and as a business, is to keep the imagination vivid, while adding the grown-up touch.
Some things we cherish and think you should know, straight from the MURMUR design team.
The atelier work
Handcrafted and made to measure products require amazing work experience. It’s a completely different way of working on a piece. You need to employ a far greater array of skills than when working in a factory, and you even need to be able to have a personal input, to think the product as you work on it. Not any seamstress can do handmade. It requires so much attention, precision, patience, because there is no exact recipe for success – you build something special and you need to be fully immersed in the work.
Hacking our way into spring awakening with some unconventional methods.