Things that inspired us and made us think of love, sweet love.
- Reading in Paris. Tap 18 rue de la Verrerie on Google Maps and pay a visit to the place where Azzedine Alaïa used to live and work. The bookstore which opened there this month celebrates the designer’s love for paintings, photography and rare books. Pieces of furniture from his private collection and plenty of fashion books make it the perfect stop whenever you’re in need of inspiration.
- Dorothea Tanning. There are so many amazing exhibitions in London this year, and one of them focuses on a female artist who fully deserved a Tate Modern retrospective. Born in America, Dorothea Tanning lived and created in the US and France, alongside her husband, Max Ernst. The erotically charged innocence of her work (painted, sculpted or written) is still to be uncovered and discussed.
- thank u, next. Ariana Grande broke the internet with her brilliant break-up anthem last year, and now the song gives the name of her 5th album. With bubbly lyrics and full blast feminine energy, this new song collection has “confident woman” written all over it.
* see Ariana in MURMUR in her video for God Is A Woman.
- Love & Hate & Other Mysteries. This intriguing photo album offers a beautifully fragmented sight of human drama, ranging from deep affection to anger. The 100 found black-and-white and color photographs inside are part of the vast treasure trove of Brussels-based collector Thierry Struvay. Cut to be worn in a locket or erased from the heart, these are photographs that have been scratched, torn, shredded, scissored, smeared. The story they carry is as torn as their edges. Go for it while you can, this is a limited print run.