if i am occasionally a little over-dressed, i make up for it by being always immensely over-educated
i apologize for my infrequent posting, busy busy week! but i did manage to visit seattle for a day and see the art museum which is now exhibiting love fear pleasure lust pain glamour death, an andy warhol feature.
1. julia is wearing the same miu mius that i (and mosha) have.. more style brainwaves
i often find myself feeling nostalgic for a golden age in womens fashion: when tom ford was designing for gucci and yves saint laurent. his designs spoke to a woman who was beautiful, fashionable, and, most importantly, strong.
i am definitely a big fan of stefano pilatis work with ysl, but gucci slipping into the background for me is an understatement. and... yeah actually thats all i will say about that disappointment.
aaanyway just in case you havent heard, you can rejoice with me because it has been confirmed that mr ford is working on a womens line. let the good times roll.
ive been told by a couple people that they would enjoy it if i update more, and since im going away for 3 days, heres two more (with a grand total of 4 posts today, record!). i hope you can make them last. so, first kind of a selfish post. marnie emailed me this picture of julia with the subject heading: "you!"
guess where im going? to whistler and thhheeen vancouver for the modern woman* opening at the vancouver art gallery. i am so excited to see this exhibit from the musée d'orsay's collection. listen to the amazingness of this abstract from gallery's site
Poet and art critic Charles Baudelaire noted that the artists at this moment in France had uniquely captured a sense of the “modern” in their work. The exhibition explores the ways in which, in subject matter and technique, this art was considered to be innovative through a focus on one of the most popular subjects: depictions of women. Reflecting the changing social roles in society, artists began to portray women with an increasing level of individuality and independence. Pictured in the café or in the street, in the boudoir and the bath, lounging or reading, and often unaccompanied by men, these depictions of often anonymous women departed radically from the traditional portrait genre and historical conventions that had relegated women in art to images of virgins, saints or idealized allegorical figures. These works, with the subjects’ direct gaze and contemporary dress, announce a very different approach. Art history had rarely seen such representations of independent, confident women.
read the rest of the abstract here. more to follow!
image: toulouse-lautrec, woman pulling up her stocking, 1894.
*the modern woman: drawings by degas, renoir, toulouse-lautrec and other masterpieces from the musée d’orsay, paris
this short film - directed by samuel benchetrit for the ysl mens spring 2010 line - is definitely worth taking a look at. the unique story is clever and imaginative and really kept my attention with the unexpected juxtaposition of a young boy exploring a mans life... so simple. i kinda love it..