Proof that old fashioned hand made art still exists, and that the public oftenly goes back to the essence of a good painting or kolaz made with love and sweat, is a talented and creative lady which I am proud to say comes from Serbia! She made it big in LA, and does work for most of the top Hollywood names today. Jelena Rokanovic is a beautiful lady from Belgrade, who finished her studies in Belgrade, lived a while in Italy and moves to the US where she made a big entrance in the Art world when Roberto Cavalli noticed her work and sponsored her exhibition. She is the only Serbian artist who presented her work at the Golden Globes and The Grammy’s. Her biggest weapons are scissors and paper, how reassuring this sounds to me! So you don’t need the best Macintosh and projectors to do something serious with your art and express herself. Her geniousness is this, she does personal kolaz’s for her clients. She spends time with them, gets to know their inner soul and goes to work, making a personal piece of art that represents her clients. A valuable and personalized item it is to have in your home, your soul made into a beautiful piece of a great art, her kolaz’s tell a story that educates to everyone in a different way.
My signature look
I wore a Zara shirt, Zara black jacket, Mango necklace, Chanel red lipstick, Top Shop shorts…
Tony Ward’s work caught my eye on last years runways, his glamorous and high class dresses gave a huge taste of femininity and aristocracy. A designer from Lebanon who worked and studied in Paris, his finest fabrics, enriched with seductive transparencies and precious original embroideries, are worked following to the rules of the purest workmanship. The purity of forms and seduction in the material he uses are designed for a sophisticated, feminine woman of aristocratic exquisite simplicity.
Tony Ward’s collections are a tribute to women and their femininity, with the taste and distinctive charm of a timeless style.
David Hockney has also worked with photography, or, more precisely, photocollage. Using varying numbers of Polaroidsnaps or photolab-prints of a single subject Hockney arranged a patchwork to make a composite image. Because these photographs are taken from different perspectives and at slightly different times, the result is work that has an affinity with Cubism, which was one of Hockney’s major aims – discussing the way human vision works .He referred to them as “joiners”. He has published many books, had movies inspired by him, designed Vogue, worked with new media art, his work is found in museum’s around the world, especially Tate and the Royal Academy museum.
He is a pure genius and the biggest luxury would be hanging and of his work in my home!