Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
A still from THE EYES OF LAURA MARS, the quintessential fashion movie capturing the dark and dangerous ( yet erotic and glamorous) mood of New York City of 1978 (think Studio 54 in daylight!), waaaay before it got Disney-fied post 9/11. The very chic Faye Dunaway plays the protagonist, a Fashion Photographer named Laura Mars opposite Hot-Cop Tommy Lee Jones.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
It's all about the power of nostalgia....which is all about memory....which is all we have in the end.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Breakdancing has got to be the most masculine dance style of all time. It accentuates every natural
line, shape, angle, energy, humor, athletic skill, aggression and vitality that defines the spirit of a young, streetwise man. BBOY CLOUD was born to conquer this genre and has taken it on tour for Madonna.
Saturday, July 20, 2013
On the other hand, the sound of those smashing cameras was AWESOME!lol
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Only Carrine Roitfeld's Paris Vogue would have the bold chic to let Steven Klein shoot an editorial of what could possibly the fantasy son of Rick Owens and Michelle Lamy....sitting on Daddy's unique chair, wearing Mommy's special bangles!lol
Sunday, July 14, 2013
I am continually inspired by the singular, absolute aesthetic that gets the blood/racing pulsing thru Rick Owens veins.
He directed this space to be stripped down to the bare concrete structure and moved right in!lol
He has never been at a loss of what turns him on.....and goes there, repeatedly. Physically realizing his deep inner longings.
Washed in natural light, the brutally raw, dangerously rough surfaces in sharp, (self conscious) contrast to the extra smooth, polished and precise details with touches of animal physiology makes for a unique, monastic, spare set to inspire his future visions and energize his productivity.
In the end, he always establishes an air of dark erotic glamour and luxe inspite of his contradictions....in his collections & his interiors.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
American artist John Singer Sargent has no equal in his mastery of capturing the blazing sun, hot wind and cool, soothing shadows of summer in a few confident brush strokes.
His show of watercolors painted on locations across Europe (over a hundred years ago) feel like they were visited yesterday and allows us to emotionally enter the atmosphere he was able to capture for prosperity. His eye for grand and idealized aesthetics also sets him apart from his contemporaries. Enjoy his vision and fantastic skill with a brush at the Brooklyn Museum this summer.
The monumental ( mind bogglingly labor intensive) sculptures by Nigerian Contemporary Artist Anatsui are a site to behold. Working with discarded and found plastic and metal packaging, millions of tiny bottle caps and such are linked together to form these huge, shimmery, soft, drapey works with a painter's sensitivity to color, a sculptor's sensitivity to textures and a graphic designer's sensitivity to pattern and repetition of form.
Recycled/re-appropriated art has never been this rich in it's originality.
Run to catch it at the Brooklyn museum this summer...and be inspired & amazed.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Not since Desperately Seeking Susan has she played a character as believable and as lovable.
At this point, Lady Gaga has created her own performance look-n-style-n-sound and does stand apart, whereas the rest of the emerging Pop Queens have have clearly been inspired by the original Material Girl much more obviously.
They do, however,overlap in Gaga's public stance on fighting for the rights of the LGBT community, clearly supporting Madonna's politics.
What is it with musically talented Italian girls raised with Inflexible Church Values that gets them to deviate, so entertainingly ( and profitably!!!)? Suffering, all the way...to.... the.... BANK!lol
Friday, July 5, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Monday, July 1, 2013
It was a fast paced, sharply edited piece of adrenaline packed roller-coaster ride on a dreary Monday Night...with enough suspense over a mysterious global disaster threatening the complete decimation of human life.
It's a run for your life drama, time bomb ticking drama, family in peril drama, virus spreading drama,everyone is at risk drama. One message was about hit the gym and stay your fittest cause you WILL have to outrun the super humanly fast and vicious foe. The other was about everyone sharing information to protect each other globally. Another was create communication technology that doesn't rely of batteries that die at the worst possible time...or ever. Well, I guess with that tension, movie-drama would cease to exist!
The weakest moments of all were, of course,the extra-cheezy close ups of those silly, silly Z's...like all horrific fantasies, it's best left blurry, out of focus and vaguely suggestive. We, the audience are very good at imagining our worst nightmares.
In a culture starving for Heros to believe in (because so many have surrendered to human frailties and disappointed the masses), it's particularly amusing when a humble 22 year old Helicopter Pilot has the good luck and skill to successfully prevent disaster....and has the strikingly hyper-masculine looks of a "super hero".
How long will it take before a savvy designer brand scoops him up and talks him into being the face for their product?lol
Question is...will Mr. Campbell take the bait? (All proceeds going to his fav charity of course!)