Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Musik, Skönhet

Of Monsters and Men…

The video is out! Of Monsters and men OMAM! I never met them. But I did meet Tabitha Denholm, the director and fell in love with her amazing dynamic energy. And I did meet the  crew of 34 people, all in Hollywood, LA, as we were filming. It was my first time there and I loved it! I loved meeting Tabitha and her idea for this movie, a Love transmission beyond gender, ageless and true. And I met Kate Miller! Love her! And Raffi! Love him! And of course I also met Erika Linder, swedish model and becoming actress, my acting partner. Love her.When you see her in this video you will be amazed by her beauty and natural talent for acting. As for myself, I loved being in front of the camera, acting comes very natural to me as well. If opportunity presents itself I´ll be happy to do it again.

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By Kim Taylor Bennett

I’d like to address this up top: If you haven’t seen Harold and Maude it’s important that you rectify the situation at your earliest convenience. The 1971 film is one of best around: poignant, blackly humorous, and a fantastic reminder to live life by your own rules and sometimes, feelings are simply inexplicable.

In it the lead character, Harold (played by Bud Cort) meets Maude and it’s a marriage of minds between a 20-something who feels out of step with the world and a rebellious octogenarian, and the whole story boasts a kickass soundtrack by Cat Stevens. Truly: it’s a don’t miss movie.

Anyway, this leads us nicely to the video for ”Empire,” by Icelandic quintet Of Monsters and Men, which we’re premiering below. Lifted from their second LP, Beneath the Skin, which dropped this past June, OMAM specialize in a rousing, warm brand of indie which occasionally embraces a folk-imbued delicacy and at other turns burst into full on baroque pop flourishes. ”Empire” ticks all these boxes, particularly in its surging, heart-swelling chorus, meanwhile the video, captured in hazy, sun flared black and white, is a clear nod to the aforementioned cult film.

Director Tabitha Denholm—who’s conceived videos for Haim and Florence and the Machine—had this rather eloquent statement to convey with regards to her vision.

”We see the same fanciful ideas of women’s sexuality again and again in music videos which I find it hard to relate to. So when OMAM said they wanted to make a video about a forbidden relationship I was excited! I want to make videos with stories about women that we don’t usually see.
”This is a Harold and Maude type relationship. The older character actually has the more youthful, liberated spirit which inspires the jaded youngster. It’s a twist on the conventions of age that is often borne out in real life. The fact that they are both women has a magical dimension in that Ingmari the elder can see herself in Erika, but i think the profound effect one person can have on another is quite magical.
”From the inception I had the model Erika Linder in mind for the younger character. She is uniquely stunning, famously she modelled as a boy and a girl but foremost she is just Erika. The way she exists beyond convention made her perfect for this project. Then the moment I saw a picture of Ingmari Lamy I knew she had that luminescent quality it would take to make the relationship believable. She was a big model in the 60s discovered by Bob Richardson but if anything she has grown more beautiful with age. Spending time with her in LA I have never known anyone to get so much attention for their looks form random passers by.
”Coincidentally we had to fly both ladies in from Sweden (although it took a while to track Ingmari down because she was in a cosmic a retreat with no communication with the outside). There is something timeless about that Swedish aesthetic that helped to sell the idea that the characters were deeply connected.”
Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Skönhet

All this time…

And time again…and again. Oh so much time…! I´ve been 4 days in LA playing in a music video…then one day at home…then 3 days in Istanbul during Ramadan, praying with women outside the Blue Mosque…then moving out of my little sweet  cultural house studio (with some time drama), since I had my best friend Bess visiting from Pari who came up with a bad cold and was ill all the time. Then I´ve  been to dear friends weeding ceremony on the west coast (oh how beautiful and deeply contained in sacred love, beyond words). There I fell  flat on my back in the forest and hurt my lower back…which has since then been my main concern. How pain can take up so much time and space! First all these outgoing activities even though they´ve been contained in stillness as well…then this ingoing healing time, AND I lost my camera!  With pictures from the last 6 months, including all the behind the scenes from filming in LA…I feel sooo sad about that. For now I post this photo, something in the mood of how I feel right now, crowned with flowers…and take a big step back into this blog space again.


Photo and flower head crown: Lina Michal 

Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Reportage, Skönhet

Bethann…go woman!

Bethann Hardison I would say is still a friend of mine, even though it´s a long time since we met. Because for me, once a friend always a friend. Not everyone thinks like that I´ve noticed. One may be tired or really out of it one day and just get judged by it and dropped because of it…or something else. That´s sad in my opinion. I think having a broader view is important. If someone is a friend, even if not a close friend and they irritate you, tell them so. Something important might get revealed and you may both learn from it. Bethann is someone who´s not afraid to speak up about the things that matter to her. see this great interview on Style like U where she talks her naked truth while undressing.

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Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Livsstil, Mode, Skönhet

Cruise…I Love

Cruise seems to be my ultimate fashion love this season.YouTube Preview Image Long silky skirts and blouses, dresses…bags, shoes. Let´s go shopping! Where is my million I could spend on clothes? Once in a lifetime wish! Oh, I´d do it so good! Long swaying skirts is really what I LOVE the most…it´s like a feeling from another century where I might have lived in another life (as everything returns in one way or another in this magic universe), so sensual, elegant, laid back, feminine, slow, poetic and mindful. I love to flow…and cruise in life, being a guest here in the best way…and share my gift in the best way. Hope to see you soon in one of my magic cruising workshops. Love. See  Nicolas Ghesquières last collection for Louis Vuitton

Ingmari Lamy

Inspiration, Kultur, Livsstil, Reportage, Skönhet

Nature speaking…

Nature speaking through many voices. I could leave mine out but I DO have something to say: I´m sure that nature loves me. And I´m certain that nature communicates with me, through me and in me. And I´m positive that she knows, in all her forms, water , soil, flower…when she is loved by me because she loves me right back. So all is not white or black. Love is there for all of us to share. Nature Speaking

Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari Lamy
Ingmari är modell och konstnär samt håller i events och kurser i inre skönhet. Hon har varit omslagsmodell för magasin som Harper's Bazaar och Vouge, jobbat med fotografer som Bob Richardson, David Bailey och Gil Bensimon och gått visningar för Jeal-Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto och Kenzo. Här delar hon med sig av anekdoter från förr och inblickar i de projekt hon driver idag.
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