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POSH PUNK

06 Apr 2014 - 06:22pm by jeremy valentine

These glamorous studded leather wrist bands are now in store at Shag.

wristbands

HOUSE OF MERIVALE COLLECTION

21 Feb 2014 - 09:54am by jeremy valentine

For those that remember the iconic House of Merivle stores in the 1970s and 80s, stocking the Merivale and Mr John label, always speak about it with a great sense of nostalgia wonderment and loss.  At Shag we have always acquired pieces which come with the passionate recollection of mirrors and leopard print, plam trees and sumptuous surroundings conjuring a sort of Australian Biba experience.  It is great to present a collection of over twenty pieces at Shag Chapel Street this weekend.  The images below are of course a teaser as to what you will discover.

MERIVALE

MERIVALE

MERIVALE

MERIVALE

SOUL TRAIN 1990 INCREDIBLE

09 Feb 2014 - 12:24pm by jeremy valentine

The iconic Soul Train line-up is always an incredible font of fashion style and the latest dance styles of the time and this episode from 1990 doesn't disappoint.

SURREALIST JEWELLERY

15 Sep 2013 - 06:16pm by jeremy valentine

I have only recently discovered that Salvador Dali was the creator of some exquisite pieces of jewellery.  These following designs were created in the 1950s and capture his signiture surrealist imagination.

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dali

dali

dali

dali

dali

JAQUES TATI BRILLIANCE

15 Sep 2013 - 02:08pm by jeremy valentine

I may have posted about this film some time ago but every time I watch this Jaques Tati masterpiece I re-discover why this is one of my all-time favourite films.  Playtime was in some ways Jaques Tati's undoing as a film maker.  It was a mamoth and expensive undertaking and a film which rendered Tati penniless in his quest to complete it.  Poorly reviewed and received, perhaps decades had to pass before it was evident how incredible this film really is and ground breaking in many ways in its year of creation, both technically as well as topically.  It has been said that the Peter Sellers favourite "The Party" was spawned in concept from Playtime but it is an obvious and crudely angled immitation to what is actually a seriously beautiful and intellegent account of modern day Paris at the brink of becoming Americanised in the 1960s.  This long, two hour plus film of almost no dialogue and a very loose thread of a plot, is a visual feast with an important underlying message.  The film must be watched a number of times to fully take in the clever scenarios occurring in every corner of the screen, as in real life.

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playtime

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playtime

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