Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Rossini's Thieving Magpie is a repetative and cheeky overture that tells a playful and dramatic story based on true events in which a young woman is accused of theft and is sentenced to death only to have the real thief, a magpie, revealed at the last minute, just in time. You can really hear the music sticking its tongue out at you and winking. Motifs are often described as whistling in the dark and the way the sequence of the melody works is much the same as the way the mind ponders over funny events or comic situations, meandering backwards and forwards in a somewhat manic fashion. My collection, Magpie is reminiscent of this.
Magpie is a trend based on the collection of sacred nostalgic things and the protection of them. Nostalgia is mixed feelings of happiness, sadness and longing when recalling a person, place or event from the past or the past in general. Hence the layering of garments, patching and patchwork. The idea of protection here comes as a sort of personal fabric external hard drive for the mind, presenting itself in the form of 'Memory Foam'
Visco-Elastic Memory foam is normally aimed at the medical market and is often used in hi-tech mattress'. Many companies describe their foam as having the feel of natural life, If you were to wear this life like material it would be like wearing your memory, protecting it as well as yourself. A protection of the body in order to protect the mind.


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