October 3, 2012
October 3, 2012
Everywhere I turn there is a heavy sci-fi retro vibe. Dune, Space Odyssey 2001, Tron, etc. The Fall editorial pages have not gone unscathed, from biomorphic accessories and plating to neon laser print ads for Prada, there is a heavy space theme amiss. Going to see Kubrik's Space Odyseey on the big screen tonight at Cineramadome. What a timeless masterpiece of visual pleasure. Furniture by Pierre Paulin. Costumes inspired by Pierre Cardin?
September 20, 2012
I love this series of prints and illustrations by Vahram Muratyan, Paris vs. New York. For me there is no competition, it's hands down, Paris!!! This motion piece by Tony Miotto really brings the comparisons to life. Big Hearts all around.
July 20, 2012
Yayoi Kusama is one of those artists I have always loved. Repetition, simple forms, and very graphic, a formula that never fails...The Louis Vuitton collaboration is quite lovely. Marc Jacobs always manages to mesh these artist collaborations together so nicely. I do see a lot of people having a negative reaction to the playful and child-like quality of the dots but the Murakami Collection felt much more childish to me.
I beelined it to the LV store yesterday morning, just as they were opening, and got my paws on a pair of the white and black dot sunglasses, showcased in this fun video. This video reminds me a lot of the campaigns that Prada does.
Oddly enough, no one was waiting in line for the doors to open and there was no over-the-top window display. I had to ask for the limited edition items and the brought out a few items at a time. I heard each store is only getting 1 pair of each of the sunglasses. They sold both pairs before 10:15am.
The way I see it, I will have these sunnies forever and well into my 'Advanced Style' years. A sound investment.
Photo courtesy of Dover Street Market.
Limited Edition Book by DSMG. How do I get my paws on one of these?!
June 6, 2012
December 6, 2011
The documentary of Charles and Ray Eames is an exceptional story and film about the passion and curiosity of the craft and of their ideas. Their love for one another may have suffered throughout their years together but they will always be remembered for their generosity to the creative field and its enduring impact.
October 16, 2011
There's a great article in a recent issue of Paper Magazine about Norma Kamali. The issue is dedicated to celebrating women, especially women in fashion with a whole spread of creations and styling only by female designers.
Accredited for using black sweatshirt material in innovative ways, Kamali put herself on the map during the 70's, way before Alexander Wang was even born. We love her for tha. She is a testament to her own wellness and olive oil based products. One would never guess she is in her 60's.
We love that she has operated on the fringe of the fashion world this whole time, while continuing to elevate her cult status.
On my perpetual to-do list: Take a shot of olive oil everyday.
October 1, 2011
Carine Roitfeld's replacement at French Vogue, Emmanuelle Alt... not much to say, but my new fashion idol. She oozes cool like no other.
September 28, 2011
Marilyn and John Neuhart may be the type of creative couple, that partnerships today can only dream about. It is the thing that design legacies and legends are made of. Sadly, John Neuhart passed away last week (1928-2011).
The couple worked alongside another creative couple, Charles and Ray Eames.
Here is a great interview with them and a video.
September 16, 2011
During his prosperous career as an icon of fashion and style, Yves Saint Laurent still managed to draw and create an ongoing series of cards and posters all based on "Love", a theme he carried throughout all his work. We love that someone with all his achievments and successes had the insatiable need to create in all realms of art and design. These rare images were made for friends and family at the holidays. Awhile back, they were reproduced as stamps and postcards by the French postal system. And then there's Moujik. YSL had 3 frenchies throughout his life, Moujik I, II and III. A fun bit of trivia, Moujik II was painted by Warhol, the only dog that Warhol ever made a portrait of. YSL took these painting and incorporated them into one of the Love Series posters.
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