Thursday, 14 June 2012
Persuade, Bilbao - by Silvia Bombardini
verb (used with object), per·suad·ed, per·suad·ing, per·suades
1. to induce, urge, or prevail upon successfully
2. to cause to believe; convince
Dear Shaded Viewers and Diane,
If you were looking for Solomon's flying carpet, made of green silk with a golden weft, sixty miles long and sixty miles wide, or dresses weaved in the shades of weather to please and entice Princess Donkeyskin, I would suggest you to visit Persuade, in downtown Bilbao. Rosa Orrantia's shop is dusted with hovering wonder from all the stolen breaths of those who happened to stop by, and each piece in her always infallible collection has its own magic tale to tell. Her persuasive treasures in porcelain and linen, hair and gold and shell come from all around the world, blending a purely Spanish warmth with Belgian subtlety and Japanese grace with British savoir-faire. If something is limited and rare and exceptional enough for people to start doubting it ever existed -like Margiela jewellery collaboration with Damiani, for instance-, you might be very likely to find it there.
Andrew Trotter from Openhouse, who I finally had the pleasure to meet, by chance at Persuade
Hairy brushes and a marble wallet from a surrealist series by BLESS
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How nice the woven accessories! Combination of metal and soft material is beautiful. I like them. And cute the Margiela's bracelet. Fina is a Spanish top model? Only in Bilbao, Madrid or Barcelona you can find Margiela's in Spain, I think. They are the most singular cities, with special people and shops. What's your point of view (shadowed view, of course) about the experience of Art & Fashion prize?
Posted by: Dolors Massot | Jun 15, 2012 7:54:41 PM
Qué guapos todos!
Posted by: Alex | Jun 14, 2012 8:01:24 PM
Those hairbrushes are hilarious!
Posted by: brynn snow | Jun 14, 2012 7:17:08 PM