Hannah Adamaszek is one of the most exciting up and coming artists of the moment. She is currently exhibiting in Lulu Guinness’ pop up gallery in collaboration with floating gallery, Beautiful Crime. Hannah graduated from Bournemouth with an art degree. She creates street art using mix of ink, acrylics and spray cans. I caught up with the smiley lady in Covent garden, just down the rd from the Beautiful Crime store and she filled me in on the whirlwind of cool stuff she’s been involved in over the past couple years.
The Beautiful Crime pop up features the work of Hannah Adamaszek, Bansky, Goldie (yes the drum and base artist with gold teeth) and portraits of Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
Hannah’s work is largely inspired by Native Indian’s (a culture that we both admire see earlier post) and this influence can be seen in her trademark striking female portraits that feature elegant strong women painted in soft dreamy colours. She appreciates the way they value nature and live in harmony with the earth. She also gets inspiration from jewellery and is always on the look out for new designers. Another important factor is travel and Hannah is lucky enough to have lived in Switzerland, Austria and Australia. Pinterest is essential to her work as it enables her to look at places she’s like to go and base her creations on the resulting themes and colours. Her trip to the Milla falls in Queensland, Australia inspired one of her striking portrait. Hannah also took part in a local art project inspired by nature in a community project in my hometown on the Walthamstow marshes, Mural on the Marsh, painting over the slightly less visually appealing street tags of youths on a mural.
Hannah wearing golden grass earrings made by Native tribes in the Amazon from my website ; http://www.realmoftreasure.com
Hannah’s Milla portrait
Mural on the Marsh
Hannah has had an epic year with the Beautiful Crime pop up, exhibiting at Stroke art fair in Berlin and her first solo show at the amazing Curious Duke Gallery in London, but the main highlight for her was leaving her job at BT in April to focus more on art. The gutsy move has definitely paid off and the talented lady has been busier than ever and is deserving the recognition she deserves with recent sightings of her work in the Metro, Daily Mail, a competition in the Stylist and being shortlisted in the Saatchi Showdown competition. She will also be exhibiting at the Ben Oakley Gallery in Greenwhich’s Christmas show on December 13th. Her advice to artists is not to give up even after getting lots of rejection which is something she has experienced and targeting the right gallery for your work is also important. Her next goals are to paint a huge wall and do some work in other countries. I look forward to following the rest of her promising career.
The coolest mirror ever
Solo show at Curious Duke Gallery
Spotting cool outfits is one of my main highlights of London fashion week as London fashionistas have such a unique and diverse sense of style. Its impressive how the people I snapped were able to mix designer, high street and vintage to create bold looks that stood out without being ridiculous. So here’s my little tribute so London Fashion Week streetstyle. I wanted to take more as there were so may great outfits but it was too rainy and I didn’t want my new SLR to get wet. I’m inspired to start doing streetstyle posts more often as I always see extremely well dressed Londoners on a daily basis and would like to show the world how stylish we are in our day to day lives (excluding myself as I get dressed half asleep most days sadly).
Some of my fashion week looks which were mainly cute dresses paired with jewellery from Realm of Treasure, the e-boutique that I am about to launch! The black dress is from day one and I had a great start after bumping in to fellow blogger Marshal Campbell, of Style of a London Tall Girl and one of my favourite singer/ song writers; the talented and beautiful Lianne La Havas. The blue lace dress is from an antiques /vintage market at Clingancourt, north of Paris. I wore it on the penultimate day of London Fashion Week, when I also attended a charity dinner organised Tottenham hotspurs footballer Jermaine Defoe’s foundation which is raising funds for a Children’s Home in St Lucia (blog post coming soon!).
Mulan Itoje from Britain and Irelands Next top model season 9, blogger desiree , girls from Lulu Liu and another stylish blogger.
The first fashionista is a designers assistant who’s outfit was made by her friend. In yellow the gorgeous fashion student lucky enough to be studying in Florence bought this dress from a vintage shop in the region. Melissa from Melissa’s Wardrobe has nailed the monochrome look and super blogger Susie bubble is rocking vintage and is colourful as always.
Designer Liora Lasalle does casual but funky very well and the following fashionistas had completely different but equally fabulous styles.
I had to include the extremely blinged up hand of blogger Aizak Buyondo who is wearing Love Bullets and futuristic nails from the jewellery channel.
EJF (environmental Justice Foundation) is continuing to produce its funky T shirts and raise support it’s fantastic work at the same time. The charity works on a number of environmental campaigns on issues ranging from slave labour in cotton farming to illegal fishing. Its latest initiative focuses on the dwindling bee population in the UK in particular. You may think why should we care about bees- they sting. I tend to favour cute peaceful animals such as bunny rabbits over not so cute ones that potentially cause harm. However bees are fairly cute and they play a vital role in agriculture and food production through pollination, and of course they also produce honey which we all love. EJF are renowned for producing T-shirts in collaboration with designers and celebrities such as Vivienne Westwood, Katharine Hamnett, Giles Deacon, Alice Temperley and Christian Lacroix which have been worn by high profile supporters including Lily Cole and Naomi Campbell. Its latest collaboration for the Bee T-shirts is with punk fashion brand The Rodnik Band, and quirky organic T-shirt brand Rapanui. The pop up shop in Kingly Court, Carnaby Street also sells the full range of EJF T-shirts, plus eco friendly bags and jewellery. Visiting the store brought back fond memories of when I volunteered in one of their pop up also in Kingly court about 5 years ago so is great to see that the momentum hasn’t stopped since then. I look forward to seeing what they have in store next.
T shirt designed by The Rodnik Band
T-Shirt designed by Rapanui
Healthy and delicious treats including smoothies from Moosh, rose lemonade and Elderflower presse