PRETTY LITTLE THING: ALELUYAH, BEING COOL IS CHEAP

You, beloved readers, know that in La Monda we are honest people that aren’t easy to cajole with a few cocktails and some sweets (at least, not for this). And that we always tell you our most sincere opinion. In this case, a very positive opinion. Yesterday we had the opportunity to go to the Pretty Little Thing online store new collection launch party held at the Disco Club in London, where we had a preview of their new clothing pieces. Inspired in the 90s decade and mixing it up with a punk twist, we saw lot of long dresses, studs, sequins and velvet and all designed to be really stylish (heaven of hipsters, Dalston is cheering!). But, above all, what caught our eye was the affordable price of the items; let’s face it, we are all very cool, but also rather poor. So, totally up for it. The funny moment of the night happened when we were apparently surrounded by X-Factor celebs and our Editor, due to her absentminded general tendency, didn’t even notice.

MAIKO TAKEDA

Once again… Japanese artists. But if these artists also filled their CV with some London studies, chances are you can get some spectacular artists like Maiko Takeda. Her last piece of work? Nothing more and nothing less than a series of “headdresses and hats” that defy logic and space physics. This project, called “Atmospheric Reentry”, takes us to a world where visual effects created by colors and textures, skewers, plectrums and peacock feathers leave us staring in amazement, suspended and overjoyed, as usual. This impressive result was achieved by using only small fragments of film and acrylic discs. And let’s reveal a small gossip to our readers: Bjork has already been caught with one of her “headdresses”!

CRITICIZING FOR THE SAKE OF IT, AS ALASKA PUTS IT. RANKIN AND HIRST TOGETHER

If as an artist you had created the most expensive work of art ever sold and if as a photographer the Queen of England had asked to pose for you, you would then think you would be satisfied enough to retire and to take it easy for the rest of your days in one of your numerous second homes, don’t you think? Apparently not. The very well known Damien Hirst and the also very well known Rankin have absolutely no intention to stop earning a lot nor to stop being spoken of. That’s why they got together (who knows to what extent…) in an exhibition called Myths, Monsters and Legends, which could have been named after a book by Tolkien. Enough with the criticising though, because the truth is that just like envious gossipers, we are actually dying to see it…

JUERGEN TELLER SAYS… Woo!

Two Vivian Westwood nudes plus a photo of Nirvana, contrasted with a cute little kitten. Who is the author? Of course, because it is La Monda! We are speaking of Juergen Teller, the magnificent fashion photographer who is noted for, among other things, his Marc Jacobs campaigns, Puma or Helmut Newton, or even his personal work. Capable of playing with octopuses, with the juxtaposition of dumps and the most fashionable models of the moment, with corporal explorations or even with autobiographical images… All of this and much more are examples of the work of the magnificent artist. This German is sure to shock you! Where? At the ICA in London. Therefore, ladies and gentleman, come by and see.