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it was inevitable that my research would seap into my blog. richard sonn writes that henri de toulouse-lautrec was known for not being realistic in his depictions. however, he captured peoples spirits and brought art to the bohemian streets of montmartre.
this brings me to think of the portrait sketch artists who flood the narrow streets of montmartre today. art is still in the city streets. so excited to explore this further.
as a sidenote, i was so happy with the end result of my sketch portrait because the style was very toulouse-lautrec. and the guy who sketched us was the coolest man. funny how everything relates.
kanye has always had a very unique relationship with louis vuitton. way before he was posing in ads, he was a customer, supporter, called himself 'louis vuitton don', etc.. now, under the name martin louis the king jr., he has collaborated to create a new lv sneaker. comes in black, white, and red.. which i can appreciate. sneakers are not so much my style, but im a kanye supporter and im sure they will do very well.
this image from the sartorialist made me so happy. im always interested in sharp and/or different silhouettes.. and the longevity of the opaque tight is quite comforting for some reason. this is what i would be wearing if i were in paris right now.
i think im in love, mosha thank you for sharing this! this is christian lacroixs apartment in paris' le marais district that he is selling. id love to see what he leaves this space for. this is such a mixture of interesting features, this is definately my favorite so far.
im calling it
mvp - lebron james.. but kg in my heart
most improved - bargnani.. dont quote me
coach of the year - stan van gundy... quite deserving, but please invest in a stylist asap
most disapointing - raps :(
nba champions - boston .. yes, they are doing it again
how does this video still inspire me so? this is the rows debut holiday collection. if you havent seen the video i urge you to do so, its so much better than the pictures.
image: olsens anonymous
tom ford: the spring/summer 09 campaign is terrible
photographer: maybe you should shoot the campaign yourself
and so he did. sound like anyone else we know? *ahem karl
not what i would have expected from tom, but it has a certain artistic authority, no? the model seems to have created a character with tom that intrigues me.
its too good. a psa that karl did for french traffic safety. could they have picked a better figure to do this? the juxtaposition is so effective. dior homme beneath the vest of course.
"ìts yellow, its ugly, it doesnt match anything, but it can save your life "
in most cases, i think that if an exhibition is about themed imagery (rather than the artists), and the artist information is indirectly available (through pamphlets, etc) you do not need labels on the walls. this fosters deeper looking, and conversation.. not to mention it quietly rejects the cliche gallery layout. you can disagree with me, but im pretty sure veronica and i will convince you otherwise. people are capable of looking and thinking, and its nice to develop your own opinions and think critically about what you are looking at. many of my non-art history student friends say that they dont know how to analyse art, and i always tell them to describe what they are looking at and they will figure something out.
“art should never be popular. the public should try to make itself artistic”
the exhibit rrrip! paper fashion is currently at the museum of modern art (mudam) in luxembourg. this is an exhibition that examines the use of paper in fashion, and aims to contemplate the ephemeral nature of the garments. i would love to see this.. makes you think about the ephemeral nature of fashion in general. its so fast-paced as it is, and these garments are so delicate that you can barely wear them once.
pleeease check out steph and michelle's latest post. continuation from my november 28 post/articulation of a new obsession.
in the spirit of being back on the west coast, what do we think of these? jimmy choo and hunter collaboration in crocodile. they will be available on the choo website in may 09.. if the fit is better than regular hunters, i must say i like them.. but ive always had a weakness for croco accessories.
while on the subject of the ben tour, i may as well mention that my friends and i really enjoyed the show. displayed in the meta gallery in the distillery district, all the pieces were portraits in black, blue and red.
what stood out to me was that each individual depicted gave off such a different feeling than the next.. despite the similar colours. there was also a large portrait (of a girl leaning against a reflection of herself) painted directly on one wall of the gallery. i would love to see this when im not sharing the room with a hundred people.
the image above was my favorite. once again thanks vic for your photography skills!
a new upload from the sartorialist. so simple, this is what i picture when i think of paris street fashion for guys. skinny silhouette, skinny pants, white tshirt, blazer, untamed hair.. sounds a bit like parisian womens fashion.. hmm.
"i love french boys.. built like baguettes" - mosha
this is why i love her and mk, no stylists, no excess. they play around with pieces and dont feel the need to prove anything by over shopping and over styling like many of their fellow hollywood celebrities.. *cough cough lohan*
ps. how amazing is the jacket she is wearing in the second picture
"im a girl from a good family who was very well brought up. one day I turned my back on it all and became a bohemian. "
"i was just a cheap little starlet hardly acting at all in a very mediocre film. "
"what could be more beautiful than a dear old lady growing wise with age? every age can be enchanting, provided you live within it. "
i went to true last night for dinner. this is the restaurant on yorkville that is mostly organic food, which of course i was interested to try. has anyone else been here? maybe im being snobby but i think it was good, and thats all. it left no impression on me, accept that im never having organic french pinot gris again. the decor was sassafraz and one smushed together.
just thought this was interesting, the first image is magritte's la condition humaine and the second is an image from the new yorker (which you may have seen on the sartorialist). from my experience, i find that magritte is often used as an example for first year art history students to help them understand how the viewer/ artist relationship is a dialogue that is ever present. keeps you hyperaware of the fact that what you see is not necessarily what is there.
(if you havent seen this magritte piece before i suggest you click to enlarge it)