Daily Archives: January 15, 2014

Lookbook #5: Madonna NYC83

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

I have a longstanding love of Madonna (just scroll to the end of this post to see how long!) and when I first spotted this book in Melbourne, I knew it had to be mine.

It’s a gritty yet glam walk down memory lane beginning in May of 1983 when photographer Richard Corman got a call from his mother who was casting for a Scorcese film. Over the phone, she told Richard of a woman she’d just met. “She’s an original! I’ve never met anyone like her!”

Richard obliged his mother’s wishes and followed Madonna across the Lower East Side and later to some of her earliest gigs. Of this time in Madonna’s career, he said, “She was amazing, but she was also a part of a movement of creativity where the more you pushed, the more it yielded — and there were so many young artists all pushing at once.”

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

Truthfully, these photos and scans just can’t do the book full justice — it’s beautiful. The cover of the book resembles a tightly wrapped canvas and is a piece of art in its own right (I keep my copy sitting out in my office).

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

Back on the subject of my longstanding love of all things Madonna, it all started around 1985. After preschool, I’d hang out with my teenage cousin Tracy and to kill time, we’d play dress-up. She had all the cool belts, bandanas, rubber bracelets and black layers. I was always a willing subject to impersonate Madonna!

Nubby Twiglet | Madonna NYC83 Book

“This is an invasion of privacy! Why won’t the paparazzi leave me alone?! Oh sorry…it’s just you again, Aunt Shannon.” Huge props to my aunt who always had a camera handy and captured the drama of my childhood!


Featured title: Richard Corman: Madonna NYC 83
Photos and scans: Shauna Haider
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Project Spotlight and Giveaway: Olivine You Are Beautiful Lotions

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Over on Branch, I’m sharing our first project of the new year, a line of scented lotions called You Are Beautiful. Over the last year, we’ve been taking on more lifestyle and beauty clients and this one was especially fun to be a part of. The packaging is very sleek with black type printed directly onto glass bottles which is contrasted with a more tactile element of etched wooden hangtags affixed with gold-laced twine.

To celebrate this launch, Branch has partnered up with Olivine to give away a lotion to 3 winners. The contest is open to residents worldwide. Click through to enter now!