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ITS UNCONDITIONAL

ISSUE 7 is finally here! The labor of love for the last 6 months by Alex and I, with all our favorite girls Liya, Lauren, Julia, Jessica, Missy, Tasha, Carmen, Kim, Elyse, Laksmi and Gemma. Our Originals and the ultimate Unconditional girls.

 

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Perhaps we are the same person. Perhaps we have no limits. Perhaps we flow into each other, stream through each other, boundlessly and magnificently.

– Bergman, ‘Fanny and Alxander’, 1982


 

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Chloé Harrouche is a fashion consultant based in Paris. Find her here. Profile picture by Lea Schleiffer.

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I love this photo by Dennis Stock, which is hanging in my living room at home. The mood in the photo totally captivates me- the freedom of the woman and the fact that she’s isolated from the crowd makes it special for me. You can very well sense the era and the new feeling of women being able to be free and strong.

Photographer Dennis Stock, from the Magnum Gallery, 1968 Venice Beach Rock Festival. Found here.

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I am in love with Rothko’s paintings and It’s one of my biggest dream to own one:) His way of mixing colours in his paintings always brings up certain feelings in me. 

Mark Rothko (Untitled), 1953. Found here.

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I love the aesthetic of Atelier Brancusi, it’s so beautiful. I like that the place is small, and the ambience is very calm and intimate. I often go here to relax if I’m a bit stressed. 

Atelier Brancusi. Found here.

Credits

Profile picture by Lea Schleiffer.

THIS ONE'S FOR YOU

From one of my favorite Bill Brandt books on a sunny afternoon.

Had the most wonderful catch up with Columbine and Alex in New York last night. We talked Space Sisters, inspiration and working toward creating images of the type of women who inspire us. We also touched on how hard it is to find quiet time for your brain to be relaxed to get inspired and how guilty I feel that I don’t post here more often, so Columbine, THIS ONE’S FOR YOU!  xx

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Johanna Ankelhed is a stylist and creative consultant based in Copenhagen / Stockholm. Find her here.

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i-D MAGAZINE, 1996
David Sims is one of my favourite fashion photographers working today. The stark modernism, plain backdrops and graphic posing is just breathtakingly beautiful. He creates immaculate yet energetic photographs and this image from i-D Magazine, February 1996 is definitely one of my most beloved ones. I’ve always been highly fascinated by Kate Moss, especially during the iconic 90’s when she was the face of Calvin Klein. I was 3 years old when this photo was taken and at the time I surely didn’t how much she would influence me later on in life. The fascination for Kate Moss stil is very much alive – she’s a style icon for a generation.
Kate Moss for i-D Magazine shot by David Sims February 1996.
Found here.
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FUNDACIÓ JOAN MIRÓ
I love coming to Barcelona. Everyone I know loves coming to Barcelona. Here I spent my final year as a teenager and I would say that the city is one on my many homes. This is where my passion for art, architecture and history really blossomed. The city offers a reflection of our future pasts and It’s the home of Picasso, Miró, Dalí and Gaudí. There is so much history and so much art to explore! Having spent many hours wandering The Fundació Joan Miró during my time in the city, I would definitely recommend a visit when in Barcelona.
The Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona. Found here.
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JACQUEMUS
There’s something special about Simon Porte Jacquemus and the way he portrays Frenchness. It was love at first sight in 2015 when I was introduced to his “L’enfant Du Soleil” collection. The details, yet the simplicity, quirkiness and subtly sexiness of his design represent everything I strive to be in a woman. I worship every single piece I have in my closet thanks to an ineffable mix of confidence, risk-taking and charm. He’s like the Emanuel Macron of the fashion world, bringing us hope and light and chance in a very dark age.
Jacquemus, “Les Santons de Provence” SS17. Found here.

Defining moments

Sharp ladies share their three favorite images.

Christiane Spangsberg is an artist based in London. Find her here

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The Two Sisters

I first saw this painting by André Derain when I visited the National Museum in Copenhagen. I had lived in Copenhagen for a few years without going. But I moved so close to the museum at some point that I stopped by, and found out to my surprise that it was even free of charge. I went in and saw the sign ‘1900 French Collection’ which attracted me straight away. They have quite a good collection of Matisse, but what captured my attention that day was this painting of The Two Sisters by André Derain. It is not the sisters in particular I find interesting, but the way the background has been painted very rapidly creating a very tense motion. I remember listening about this particular painting in some headphones and the lady described how the texture of the background could simulate the tension between the sisters. Derain has used different colors in this background, I only use one, but the rapid brushstrokes I took with me that day.

The two sisters by André Derain, 1914. Found here.

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The white room

There is something about the nothingness of a white room that inspires me very much. The light and naked feeling makes my mind wonder. All options are open. This might not make sense, but I see things in unity. If you place furniture in a room I then take the furniture into consideration, because they then are as important part of the room as the painting on the wall. In my mind everything needs to be aligned to create peace. 

Found here.

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The Kiss by Auguste Rodin

Ancient statues have become my favorite muse. There are a few reasons for this. First I love the history behind these incredible beautiful handmade sculptures. Secondly I am inspired by the fact that both men and women are equally portrayed. In this era they were both seen as equally beautifully and majestic in their naked form. The Kiss was the first sculpture I drew at my visit to Glyptoteket in Copenhagen. A tragic love story where the woman falls in love with her husband younger brother and they both end up being killed.

The Kiss by Auguste Rodin, 1882. Found here.