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Hélène R. Hidalgo

From Russia with Love – An Interview with Motorama

Originating from the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don, near the border with Ukraine, Motorama delivers a cold-wave sound that never freezes. After working anonymously for several years, Motorama seem to have crossed a new plateau with their third album “Poverty” released March 10th on the French label Talitres. Motorama was a well-kept secret until their second full-length…

Jennifer Osborne’s “El Reinado” – An Insider’s Look Into Beauty Pageants in Cartagena, Colombia

For better or worse, beauty contests instill passion in Colombia. Jennifer Osborne, a Canadian photographer, decided to go to Cartagena in 2009 after leaving her job at Fabrica, a communication agency in Italy. Her trip to Cartagena was specifically planned around photographing pageants, and staying with a Colombian family to get an insider’s look into the renowned Colombian pageant world. She took the time to share her thoughts on the worrisome psychological effects of beauty pageants, the Colombian beauty ideal, and how beauty pageants can (surprisingly) empower young women.

Lola Loves… Porcelain Dolls with Tattoos

Jessica Harrison creates unique, delicate porcelain figurines covered in intricate and beautiful sailor tattoos. The Scotland-based artist offers an interesting perspective on the relationship between the body and the world. Her artist statement proposes a “multi-directional and pervasive model of skin as a space in which body and world mingle.” In this sculptural project, Harrison…

Lola Loves… Chris Bracey’s Neon Art

Chris Bracey will be remembered as a colorful (and enlightened) man. The British neon art collector and designer died at the age of 59 years of prostate cancer. He started his artistic career designing neon signs for sex shops in Soho, London. Later on, he designed neon art for Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut, Tim…

Interview with Richard in Your Mind

Richard in Your Mind returns this year with their fourth genre-defying album Ponderosa through Rice is Nice from Sydney. Their mind-bending and wonderful psychedelic music is infused with sitar sounds, muffled reggae, radiant melodies and will fill your day with good karma. You can listen to their album Ponderosa for free via Soundcloud and Bandcamp. Lola Who did an interview with lead singer Richard Cartwright and tried to find out what was really going on in his mind …