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Recent newbie to collaborate with Belle Flaneur, is writer Jenna Newman. JN4BF (Jenna Newman for Belle Flaneur) has captured the spirit of our online community and crafted insights into what makes our creative team tick. JN4BF shares our passion to celebrate bright young talent and all things visually intriguing on the streets…
The Flâneur by Jenna Newman
The flâneur falls somewhere between Romantic escapism and Realism. The flâneur is rooted in the present, yet longs to be swept away by the excitement of the city. He or she is an individual who wanders through the city’s streetscape in hope of finding ‘happenings’ that excite or spontaneous rendezvous that inspire.
Literary hero, Charles Baudelaire defined the flâneur in the 19th century as someone who wanders the city in order to truly experience life in all its beauty. Centuries later, Belle Flâneur has resurrected the legend of flânerie. BF takes the streets to the online – from innovative fashion shoots to imaginative window displays.
By blogging about cutting edge street action and things that ‘make us modern urbanites’ tick, BF negotiates the urban space of our city’s streetscapes. BF’s anonymous blogger has conceived cyber flânerie to promote people’s talent and share these ‘happenings’. ‘Happenings’ that we stumble upon daily and leave us mesmerized.
Through a marvellous collaboration of talents, the community of BF provides an insider perspective on the electrifying and exhilarating ‘happenings’ that occupy our streets of today.
“To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world—impartial natures which the tongue can but clumsily define. The spectator is a prince who everywhere rejoices in his incognito.”
― Charles Baudelaire, The Painter of Modern Life and Other Essays.
17 November 2011
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