BOOKENDS, SEASONAL STREET SCENES ON A SATURDAY IN PARIS

All photographs by Damien B Donnelly The final photograph is me, today, back at Alesia, the 14th arrondissement of Paris where I first lived over 4 years ago when I came back to live in Paris for the second time. Today I was back here for lunch today with Mary, my dear Irish friend, whoContinue reading “BOOKENDS, SEASONAL STREET SCENES ON A SATURDAY IN PARIS”

BOOKENDS; WORDLESS WEDNESDAY, PARIS

  It all started with a degree in Fashion Design and pattern making from the Grafton Academy in Dublin, so where else was I destined to live? The joys of working as a pattern making in this industry was the ability to live in different counties. In London I worked for Reiss, in Amsterdam IContinue reading “BOOKENDS; WORDLESS WEDNESDAY, PARIS”

TO LINGER, LONGER, MAYBE

  Like a whisper tissue is painted with purpose, silk spun from crisp cuts, white scented with sapphire parading into Prussian (fragile of frame and filigree), like a thought an image opens, a petal unfolding, shades seep into substance as the edges fade (how quickly we fall to forgetful) light, liquid, linger, a little longer.Continue reading “TO LINGER, LONGER, MAYBE”

OUR SHADE IN TIME

  Look for me in the layers lost, in the careful caress that concerns the contours of form and finesse. The million meters mounded into magic, turned and twisted into tastes now termed timeless, look for me in the yards that yield towards yellow, that burn into beauty, like ochre opening, that grow towards theContinue reading “OUR SHADE IN TIME”

THE NEW LOOK

  I am that fine line that divides what is feminine from what is futuristic. That fine line that flushes the fabulous out the fickle. The reflection of what once was encased in something else that might one day be called another new look.     All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly ThisContinue reading “THE NEW LOOK”

IN THE ARCHITECTURALLY FASHIONED MEMORY OF WHAT IS NOW MODERN

  I am of an age that is ageless, the very essence that lingers somewhere between shadow and light; that indescribable grey matter separating all that aligns itself with black from all that derives its purity from white. I am the illusive thread tying together the journey, the twisting and twirling of cloths weaving togetherContinue reading “IN THE ARCHITECTURALLY FASHIONED MEMORY OF WHAT IS NOW MODERN”

BALENCIAGA; l’OEUVRE AU NOIR, AU MUSÉE BOURDELLE, PARIS

Cristobal Balenciaga Exhibition l’Oeuvre Au Noir (Working in Black) at the Musee Bourdelle, Paris, France. An Alchemist at work in shadow and light… Musee Bourdelle was the home and atelier of sculpture Antoine Bourdelle and the Haute Couture collection of Balenciaga whispers around his works of art.   All photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

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