Tuesday, January 6, 2009

M.I.A.

I think she's my favourite style Icon

For å bli inspirert trenger jeg noe mer enn kjendiser som ser pene ut, jeg trenger noe annerledes, noe som sier PANG! Mitt favoritt stil ikon er Maya Arulpragasam bedre kjent som M.I.A, og for å si det mildt hun sier pang.. Ikke bare er hun en av artistene jeg har hørt mest på de siste årene men hun ser utrolig kul ut, veldig fargerik og kreativ. Når jeg studerte motedesign for noen år siden brukte jeg henne som min muse, noe som førte til klær som ble en smule spesielle. Læreren min den gang synes ikke jeg kunne ha henne som muse, men i dag hadde han kanskje sagt noe annet, M.I.A kom på 3. plass på Vogue's liste over de 10 best kledde i 2008. Ha ha, den originale fargeklatten blir tatt inn i varmen.
Det jeg liker så godt med henne, utenom at hun er helt annerledes, er at hun er en mix av forkjellige kulturer, verdensdeler og stiler. Akkurat som musikken hennes, kunsten hennes, klærne hennes og alt hun lager (meget produktiv dame) er looken hennes en vill sammensetning av alt som er henne. Hun har vokst opp i Sri Lanka, India, Jamaica og London, opplevd krig og det å være flyktning, har en eksamen fra Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, bor nå i New York, er både produsent, artist, kunstner og designer. M.I.A. utrykker alt det hun er en blanding av, og det synes jeg er fint, spesielt i disse tider som verden blir mindre. For meg er hun et bilde av tiden vi lever i, et veldig fargerikt bilde.

To get inspired I need something more than celebrities that looks beautiful, I need something different, something that says POW! My favourite style Icon is Maya Arulpragasam, better known as M.I.A., and to put it mildly, she says pow. Not onli is she one of the artists that I have been listenening to the most the last years, but she looks incredibly cool, very colourfull and creative. When I studied fashion design a few years ago, I used her as my muse, something that resulted in clothes that were a bit different. My teacher that time didn't think I should use her as my muse, but I wonder if he would think differently today, M.I.A. was ranged no 3 on Vogues best dressed in 2008 list. Ha ha, the original coloursplash is taken in to the warmth. What I like so much aout her, except for the fact that she's different, is that she's a mix between different cultures, continents and styles. Just like her music, art, designs and everything that she makes (productive woman), is her look a wild mishmash of everything that is her. She grew up in Sri Lanka, India, Jamaica and London, went through war and beeing a refugee, has a drgree from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, lives now in New York, is a producer, vocalist, artist, graphic and fashion designer. M.I.A. expresses everything that she's a mix of, and I think that's great, especially now that we live in a world that is getting smaller. For me she is a picture of the time we live in, a very colourfull picture.










Cool M.I.A. video's:
The last one is really funny, isn't it?






11 comments:

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

I Love M.I.A. Crazy chick, but her music is so upfront and refreshing. Let alone her style. Totally of the chaaaiiinnnnn

seralouise said...

just 'discovered' ur blog - love love love it ! /xo

V said...

love her

another fabulous post!

www.balmainbazaar.blogspot.com

Krystal said...

love her, shes so savage!

Bibbi-Jeanette said...

Jeg har hørt ganske mye av henne, men ANTE IKKE at hun hadde stil! Elsker bildene :)

Regine said...

Takk!! :)

Så fin blogg d uhar.
oh, kul dame - og så mange fine bilder og outfits!

Jack Daniel said...

Wow, she looks heavily photoshopped in the first picture.

Candy-Forest said...

Hehe, fargerik er hun i værtfall!=D Artig at det er noen som tør skille seg ut!=)

Jill said...

M.I.A is so full of vivid life! Love her.

Inspire the Starling said...

I am a massiuve fan of M.I.A. - both her style and music. I completely agree with you on the 'pretty celebs in pretty dresses', we need something less bland and more POW! Great post!

oloni said...

M.I.A is dope. Guess who dresses her? My style Icon Kesh you should google her shes real cool you probably know about her already.