La lettre de la photographie

Posted in art, Inspiration, photography by Leila Ligougne on August 26, 2011

Nice surprise this morning, a picture of mine I had submitted to was published! I love this website so I was flattered although they published at least 400 pictures of amateur photographers over the summer…

All that said, I highly recommend that site! if you click on the picture below, it will take you there directly.


Andre: The Shoe

Posted in art, fashion, Film, Inspiration, New York, Paris by Leila Ligougne on July 23, 2011

the music



the film…

I would love to write more about this, but I feel I will never get around to do it. I really enjoyed it, and would recommend you see both parts! (clic on the images below) and also go on!

July 4

Posted in Inspiration, New York by Leila Ligougne on July 13, 2011
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House of Quilts

Posted in art, fashion, History, Inspiration, New York by Leila Ligougne on June 27, 2011

In a labyrinth of 650
hand made
comforters stitched
for hours
love and precision,
some 300 years old,
Red and White,
I got lost
into a dream,
Alice in a house of Quilts.

650 Quilts from the collection of Joanna S. Rose presented at the Park Avenue Armory by the American Folk Museum in March 2011.

By the way the program of the Park Avenue Armory is always to dye for… see it here



Janie Taylor for Chloe

Posted in art, fashion, Film, Inspiration, Music, New York by Leila Ligougne on June 23, 2011

la beaute d’un geste,

d’une etoffe qui coule

en rythme

avec la vie,

la passion

se repend.

Un reve

click on the photo to see this inspiring film

Janie Taylor for Chloé on

Dancers:Janie Taylor (New York City Ballet principal) and Justin Peck
Clothes: Chloé spring/summer 2011 collection
Director: Bon Duke
Music: Philip Glass’s “String Quartet No. 3, ‘Mishima’: IV. 1962: Body Building,”
part of a fashion shoot for Canada’s The Block Magazine
Styled by creative director James Worthington DeMolet

Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty

Posted in Alexander McQueen, art, fashion, Inspiration, photography by Leila Ligougne on June 21, 2011


Master of its time




constructed elaborate





its delicate intricacies




serves as an inspiration


his work












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The print studio next door

Posted in art, illustration, Inspiration, New York, photography by Leila Ligougne on June 7, 2011

you just make nice discoveries

it is just right around the corner

This time
it was an amazing print studio

Really, really

All that
right around the block

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Posted in Inspiration, photography by Leila Ligougne on June 6, 2011
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I Love Japan

Posted in art, Inspiration, Music, New York, Video by Leila Ligougne on April 7, 2011

On March 29th, I went with my great friend Rike to a very special concert. Yoko Ono had invited her friends to perform with her for some exceptional Benefit concert at Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan. I was curious and really wanted to see and hear her and I have to say, the line up was quite tempting. There was Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band, Sean Lennon, Patty Smith with Tony Shanahan, Lou Reed, Anthony Hegarty (from Anthony and the Johnsons) and Cibo Matto…

It was really an AMAZING evening. All the performers were incredible and all playing together, it was very spontaneous and had the feeling of a Jam session. In addition Le Poisson Rouge is a small venue so the musicians were very engaged with the crowd.

I was very touched by Yoko Ono. Although she is a conceptual artist, her song performances are really touching. You can feel her pain and frustration although she seems to have a very light-hearted personality.

Here is one song written by Yoko Ono and interpreted by Anthony. It is lovely and very appropriate in these circumstances…

And just because Yoko is such an unusual artist, here is a video of a performance that doesn’t quite translate in video.

Honestly, there were so may great moments that evening. One of them seeing all these fabulous artists coming together to raise money for Japan!

to donate money to Japan you can do so at the Red Cross here

both videos are from spcedog on


Posted in Inspiration, photography by Leila Ligougne on April 5, 2011

This is what happens when you ask a 3 years old to step aside so you can take a picture of the Thonnet chair in front of you… Hummm, well, I guess it turns out to be different than what I had in mind, but I like it!

I am done!

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