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Pamela Anderson in Andreas Kronthaler’s SS17 Campaign for Vivienne Westwood

Acclaimed photographer Juergen Teller has captured the essence of the beautiful Pamela Anderson, who has always embodied a particular type of old-school glamour (for SEEN, anyway) for the Vivienne Westwood SS17 campaign.

Continuing the Mediterranean theme of the SS17 collection, the photoshoot took place appropriately enough in Hydra, Greece where Teller has a house. It sounds like it was a happy shoot: ‘Vivienne, Andreas and Pamela are all just great people to work with… I love working with them. There is a trust between us and we explore and work quite freely,’ commented Teller.

The shoot features Anderson, Westwood, Kronthaler and a bevy of model in a theatrical series of photos set against blue sky and sea, at night, in caves, on the harbour, with warm colours, earth tones and the ever-present sense of fun and joy that typifies Vivienne Westwood. Kronthaler was inspired by Italy and the whole notion of wearing very little, which seems to him to be natural and healthy, yet he is mindful that the azure blue of the Mediterranean sea and sky means something different to migrants seeking a way to Europe. Ultimately, it is of the hazardous lives of migrants that his thoughts turn: ‘I am not a particularly political person but I want the collection to be part of where I am, where we are.’

Anderson seems to have had a ball, commenting: ‘…I love the apocalyptic feel when we shoot… We may all become cannibals – or eat rocks.’ Sharing with Vivienne Westwood a great love of the planet and activism, she starred in last year’s Save the Arctic campaign. We see another side of Anderson here; in one shot she resembles Raquel Welch in One Million Years BC, in another she poses balletically on a rock. She has taken the opportunity of modelling for Vivienne Westwood as one of learning also; ‘I have learned from Vivienne that each day is an opportunity… to engage in the world.’

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Port Cities play the Slaughtered Lamb

Canadian band PORT CITIES are still bathing in the afterglow of November’s Nova Scotia Music Week, where they scooped no less than five awards, including album of the year, digital artist of the year and entertainer of the year. SEEN has certainly been enjoying their beautiful vocals. In light of such accolades then, its only …

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My Furry Lady: the Art of Marion Peck at Dorothy Circus Gallery

SEEN can safely say that there is nowhere quite like Dorothy Circus Gallery in Notting Hill. It is the very antithesis of the white, clinical art gallery that abounds in the capital. From the beautiful yet disquieting pop surrealist art that is the passion of gallery director Alexandra Mazzanti, to the welcoming gallery itself complete …

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Faune: a free new typeface from France

SEEN has always been fascinated by typefaces, so was very interested to hear that the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Cnap), a public establishment of the French Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Groupe Imprimerie Nationale, has commissioned the creation of a type family. Alice Savoie was chosen by a panel of experts following …

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Prep release new single and play Islington Assembly Hall this Sunday

Well, if this isn’t the sound of the summer, SEEN doesn’t know what is – PREP have aired the new video for ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’, the first single to arrive from their forthcoming EP ‘Cold Fire’, due out in April 2018. Directed by Tuixen Benet (also behind the choreography for Tame Impala’s ‘The Less …

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Enjoy the Feast of St. Patrick with with a Midleton Very Rare Champagne Cocktail at Corrigan’s of Mayfair

Londoners will know how enthusiastically the city enjoys St. Patrick’s Day. For a different and very luxurious experience of this auspicious day, you might want to try a trip to one of (Irishman born and bred), Richard Corrigan’s restaurants, particularly Corrigan’s Mayfair who will be hosting a full-day celebration for St. Patrick’s Day with Irish …