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Category ‚Art‘

NYFW: House Of 950 Presentation

17 February 2012, 22.07 | Posted in Art, Fashion | No comments »

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Titled “Not Only,” House of 950 presented its Autumn/Winter 2012 collection   at the Cue Arts Foundation during New York Fashion week. Conceptual yet very wearable, each piece has the the ability to be worn in more ways then one.  Arranged in  several installations,  with dialogue and on site web confessions from the models Alice Spears and Eric Holbreich this is clearly a label that sets itself apart and says more than meets the eye. We are fans!

On the next page a closer look.

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Project LV: Emerald Couture Autumn/Winter 2012

17 February 2012, 13.42 | Posted in Art, Fashion, Trade Show | No comments »

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Highlighting collaborations with artists, Emerald Couture stood out to us as the quintessential fashion/art label. Blending original artwork and hand printing techniques each piece is itself a work of art. From the colorful bustiers and leggings to the subtle canvas jacket you will see on the flip, Emerald Couture takes art in a direction we find visually stimulating and of course very stylish. Take a look at more on the next page.

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Exhibit:The Architecture Of Space

14 February 2012, 19.08 | Posted in Art | 1 comment »

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I stumbled across the DUMBO 1st Thursday Gallery Walk earlier this month. A monthly night of gallery hopping in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn that coalesces at 111 Front Street, a building full of galleries and the event’s hub. One exhibition that stood out for its curatorial aesthetic was “The Architecture Of Space,” a group photography exhibition at Klompching Gallery. Despite the show’s wide variety of subject matter–ranging from voyeuristic views of contemporary Iraq to traditional Dutch still life–each work shares a similar mood and tone that resonates collectively, with impact. “The Architecture Of Space” is on view through March 2nd. -Diana McClure

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Impact: 50 Years Of The CFDA Opening Reception

10 February 2012, 19.30 | Posted in Art, Fashion | No comments »

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We attended the opening reception last night for “Impact: 50 years of the CFDA” at F.I.T. museum. Headed by Valerie Steele the museum staged a stunning presentation of  American fashion talent past and present to the delight of the Snobettes who were like kids in a candy store. Glimpses of icons like Betsey Johnson, Anna Sui, Bill Cunningham, and Norma Kamali among others, plus a more than plesant chat with the the stunning Rachel Roy made for an evening to remember. On the next page take a peek. The exhibit is on view through April 17th.

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The Reformation x Kurtis Kulig ‘Love Me’ Sex Kit

02 February 2012, 21.20 | Posted in Accessories, Art, Fashion | No comments »

love me sex kits The Reformation x Kurtis Kulig Love Me Sex Kit

While we are not big on the idea of Valentine’s Day being the sole day you should treat your loved one  to some special treat, nonetheless, there are some interesting items popping up in connection with the holiday including Reformation’s “Love Me” sex kit, made in collaboration with artist Kurtis Kulig’s signature “Love Me” tag. Contents include:

A limited-edition silk “Love Me” print thong, a limited-edition “Never Sleep” silk blindfold in the artist’s hand tag, “Fuck Me,” “Hurt Me” and branded “Love Me” temporary tattoos in the artist’s hand tag, limited-edition “I Hate Myself” matchbook Trojan condoms in the artist’s hand tag and a “Love Me” branded MIA vibrator, distributed by the industry-leading vibrator manufacturer, Lelo. All of the contents come inside a limited edition “Love Me” for Reformation bag made out of the highest quality reclaimed materials. 

Get it here, spotted here.

 

Elements Showcase: Andrea Maack Parfums

02 February 2012, 13.36 | Posted in Art, perfume | 1 comment »

Highsnobette-Andrea Maack

For the Elements Showcase, Reyjavik-based artist and designer Andrea Maack created a gallery-like wall installation, where attendees could each own a signed  piece sprayed with their favorite scent. Individually titled “Craft,” “Smart,” “Sharp,” “Dark,” and “Silk,” according to press each fragrance represents:

“An entirely original work method based on the interpretation and translation of visual cues and how scent ties together the elements of the artwork.”

 ”Smart,” “Dark” and “Silk” were favorites. See more images on the next page.

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Exhibit: ‘You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been’

01 February 2012, 20.13 | Posted in Art | No comments »

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“You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been,” a solo exhibition by artist Simone Leigh is one of the best I’ve seen in a long time. The exhibition offers an atmospheric, sensuous, and erotic experience of sculpture and video at an oversized scale that delights the senses. Deftly exaggerating the relationship between technology and raw materials, form and function, beauty and utility, “…the artist draws from the symbolic and political traditions of a diversity of influences—from early African-American face jugs and the manifesto of Africobra to Star Trek and Gilbert and Sullivan…”

Executed to perfection, including some stellar collaborations with other artists, this exhibition will inspire you. Kudos to curator Rashida Bumbray as well, for her contributions to this exhibition’s imaginative installation. A masterpiece. “You Don’t Know Where Her Mouth Has Been,” is on view in the gallery at The Kitchen in New York City through March 11th. -Diana McClure.

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Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama July 2012

30 January 2012, 20.14 | Posted in Accessories, Art, Designer Collaboration, bags | 2 comments »

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Coinciding with artist Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective at  Tate Modern Museum in London in February which will then move to the New York’s Whitney Museum in July, a collaboration between the Japanese artist and Louis Vuitton is set to debut with the New York show. While no official images of the collaboration have been made available, the above image of  Marc Jacobs (pre-studliness) holding an LVMH bag customized and signed by Kusama, dating from 2006, perhaps can be seen  as a precursor of what we can expect. Lots of artsy polka dots! More images on the flip.Images via Tokyodandy.

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Exhibit: Derrick Adams ‘Deconstruction’ Worker

28 January 2012, 14.08 | Posted in Art | 1 comment »

Adams HumanStructuresPaired small 540x405 Exhibit: Derrick Adams Deconstruction Worker

Derrick Adams current solo show, “Deconstruction Worker,” explores the architecture of the mind, the built environment and fashion in relation to the human form. With work that mostly addresses the male figure, a few pieces speak to a strong female presence in relationship with a complex urban environment.

With possible nods to African textiles, intercontinental hairstyles, and an iconic hip-hop fashion accessory (chandelier/bamboo earrings), Adams once again delivers a nuanced body of work for multiple levels of cultural readers. “Deconstruction Worker” is on view at Tilton Gallery in NYC through February 11th. – Diana McClure.

Fafi Graphic Novel: ‘The Carmine Vault’

25 January 2012, 15.50 | Posted in Art, Books, street style | 1 comment »

FafiTheCarmineVault Fafi Graphic Novel: The Carmine Vault

French street artist and illustrator Fafi publishes her first book, The Carmine Vault, whose story is centered around a character called Birtak and his desire to join the Paris Opéra Ballet. Published by Rizzoli, it’s available for pre-order now with an April 10th delivery date.