Thursday, December 31, 2015

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Beth Ditto ♥ Jean Paul Gaultier

Gossip singer Beth Ditto and Jean Paul Gaultier unit forces and launch the ‘plus-size corset tee’ featuring a replica of Madonna’s corset from the legendary 1990 Blonde Ambition tour. The collaboration follows the appearance of Beth at JPG's Paris Fashion Week catwalk / October 2010. 

The oversize t-shirt is available to buy from Beth’s website with a portion of proceeds going to benefit Girls Rock Camp Foundation, a charity which helps girls develop life skills, creative expression and collaboration.
 “This line is by us, for us, period,” she says, “It’s my lifelong dream to get to design real clothes for big people, clothes that are comfortable and cool!”. She continues“Jean Paul is the most generous, positive person”. “He truly loves women of all sizes and ages and knows how to make everyone feel gorgeous.”

“Big girls are beautiful and Beth is super beautiful! Long live the beauty with shapes, boobs and bottoms. This is a new concept, a loose fit corset. And Beth fits it perfectly.” - the amazing Jean Paul said!

R.I.P Lemmy Kilmister

Monday, December 28, 2015

Impossible Wardrobes by Tilda Swinton and Olivier Saillard

“Impossible Wardrobes,” published by the prestigious house Rizzoli, is a new book that chronicles performative projects that deal with themes of fashion, textile and movement undertaken by Tilda Swinton and curator Olivier Saillard over the last three years. A must-have! Check my previous posts related to these amazing performances.

M.I.A. - BORDERS - M.I.A. (Official music video)

Candle Karl by Karl Lagerfeld

Candle Karl is a new limited-edition and fun candle designed by King Karl, with sweet oriental touches and featuring his legendary sunglasses and white collar. If you missed it for Christmas, it's still available in Karl Lagerfeld stores! I love it!

Caixa Forum, Barcelona, and Le Louvre present Charles Le Brun

Charles Le Brun. El restablecimiento de la navegación . Lápiz negro, tiza blanca, inscrito en un óvalo, cuadriculación a la sanguina e incisiones. 2,470 x 2,170m. Museu del Louvre © RMN-Grand Palais – Photo C. Chavan.

"In 1682, Louis XIV transferred the French court to Versailles. The artist Charles Le Brun (1619-1690) was responsible for planning this work, to which he applied an “orchestral” treatment, which involved the participation of  hundreds of artisans and artists, the best from each discipline. Le Brun personally  produced several pieces, including two particularly impressive compositions: the Staircase of the Ambassadors and the Hall of Mirrors, adorned by a series of mature paintings imbued with the most captivating beauty.

A little-known body of original material is conserved from this undertaking: the preparatory cartoons, which illustrate the final phase in the artist’s working process. The cartoons demonstrate Le Brun’s virtuosity as a draftsman, his talent for constructing scenes and his painstaking care, down to the last detail. The drawings include studies of characters, allegorical figures, trophies and animals that formed part of the artist’s compositions, conceived as a great symbolic jigsaw puzzle.

Such cartoons were commonly used between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, but few have reached our days. Those produced by Le Brun are the exception: three hundred and fifty cartoons in a store of three thousand drawings found at the artist's studio, requisitioned and added to the royal collections after his death in 1690.

Over the past few years, the Graphic Arts Department of the Louvre Museum has carefully restored these drawings, enabling us to see them now for the first time in all their original splendour.

The exhibition Drawing Versailles. Studies and Cartoons of Charles Le Brun is the fruit of a strategic agreement between the Louvre Museum and ”la Caixa” Foundation. The purpose of this agreement is to bring to public attention artists, collections and periods in art history that are not represented in our galleries but which occupy eminent positions in the Louvre’s exhibition discourse."

R.I.P Ellsworth Kelly

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Vitra Design Museum presents Das Bauhaus

Adrian Sauer, »Raum für Alle«, 2015, © VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2015

The Vitra Design Museum presents a comprehensive overview of the Bauhaus design until 28th February 2016. The exhibition encompasses a multiplicity of rare, in some cases never-before-seen pieces from the fields of design, architecture, art, film and photography. The exhibition juxtaposes the design of the Bauhaus with current challenges in design and confronts viewpoints with the works of contemporary designers, artists and architects. The show highlights the relevance of a legendary school. The exhibition features works by Marianne Brandt, Marcel Breuer, Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky and many more. Contemporary participants include the works of Olaf Nicolai, Adrian Sauer, Enzo Mari, Lord Norman Foster, Opendesk, Konstantin Grcic, Hella Jongerius, Alberto Meda and Jerszy Seymour.

Interview with Olivier Saillard, curator of the Volez, Voguez, Voyagez - Louis Vuitton presented Le Grand Palais

Happy Boxing Day

Don't miss Dita's collaboration with MAC make up!

Making Africa - a continent of contemporary design

Making Africa is presented at the Bilbao branch of the Guggenheim Museum until 21st February 2016.

Making Africa – A Continent of Contemporary Design showcases works from the full spectrum of the creative field: object and furniture design, graphic arts, illustration, fashion, architecture, urban planning, art, craft, film, photography, digital and analogue approaches. These works deliberately occupy the grey area between the disciplines, and yet they provide concrete answers to the question of what twenty-first century design can and should achieve. For example, they recognize new possibilities in the use of material; they are oriented to the process rather than the result and make bold statements about the future.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all! 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...