Loving this editorial from Elle Ukraine, especially the tonality of the night sky. Oh and it’s Paris. Who doesn’t love Paris?
I think I need the black dress with the back cut-out.
Shot by andoni and arantxa
Well since being back in NY I’m seemingly getting back in to the swing of things, we finally found an apartment in Greenpoint and I’ve even managed to make it to an art show. Or two. Last night I went to my second art show of the week and it’s definitely worthy of a mention. It was at Pace Primitive gallery and the exhibition was Geometric Primitives by Ryan McGinniss. This is what the gallery says about the exhibition:
Pace Primitive is pleased to present Geometric Primitives, a collaboration with Ryan McGinness. Geometric Primitives will be on view March 30-May 5, 2012, and an opening reception will be held Friday, March 30, from 6 to 8pm.
In constructive solid geometry, primitives are simple geometric shapes such as the cube, cylinder, sphere, cone, pyramid, and torus. The schematic reduction of the human figure historically found in African art profoundly influenced Modern art. Rather than a naturalistic approach to sculpture, African art has emphasized simplified volumetric form and line. “Geometric Primitives” is also a term used in computer graphics to refer to the smallest and irreducible geometric elements that the system can handle. In vector graphics, geometric primitives are lines, circles, curves, and polygons. In this exhibition, Ryan McGinness takes the geometric primitives of African art objects and creates two-dimensional geometric primitives which are then used to create this new body of work. The results are a series of paintings, works on paper, cyanotypes, and prints which take the modernist approach into the 21st Century.
Ryan McGinness is known for his extensive vocabulary of graphic drawings which investigate the perceived value of forms. He uses these drawings, his original icons, by layering, superimposing, and collaging them together to create paintings, sculptures, and environments. For Geometric Primitives, McGinness surveyed the collection of Pace Primitive, creating over 50 new drawings based on African works. In doing so, he has taken their volumetric structures and reduced them to flat iconographic forms. A selection of these original ink sketches will be on view. (This exhibition marks the first time McGinness has exhibited his sketch process.) These drawings were then used exclusively as the building blocks for this entire body of work.
The sources of inspiration from the African collection will be exhibited alongside McGinness’ work as classical statements of these principles that have inspired artists in the Modern tradition, including Picasso, Vlaminck and Léger. These objects will include excellent examples of traditional African art such as a Dan Mask from the Ivory Coast, a Songye Kifwebe Mask from the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a Guro Female Figure from the Ivory Coast.
Here are a few of my favorites from the show, which is up until May 5th
Dresses, dresses and more dresses. I don’t think a gal can ever have enough super stylish dresses for spring and summer….here are some picks I like in order from cheapest to not cheap at all:
From top to bottom; White Illusion dress by H&M $60, Scuba Skater Dress by Topshop $92, Peplum Scuba Pencil Dress by Topshop $96, The Penny Ballerina Dress by Pretty Penny Stock at Piperlime $118, Intricate Floral Origami Dress by Topshop $120, Printed Arrowhead Blouson Dress by Monrow $140, Big Shot Dot Dress by J.Crew $158, Garden Floral Dress by Ann Taylor $158, Martina Dress by Club Monaco $199, Modern Lace Sheath Floral Dress by Ann Taylor $248, Seamed Striped Cross-Panel Dress by Opening Ceremony
$278, Double-Layer Racer-Back Dress by Richard Chai LOVE $315
Check out even more at nymag.com
I was scrolling through documentary photographers and came across Pieter Hugo , I think this series is particularly interesting. It presents a portrait of Nollywood, Which “is said to be the third largest film industry in the world, releasing onto the home video market approximately 1 000 movies each year”.
His other series are stunning as well and worth a look
Wow. I’ve finally made it to NYC. Well more specifically I’ve made it to Brooklyn but, close enough. And while I’m still in the midst of apartment hunting mayhem it’s good to finally be out of the car. So….I found this stellar trend on Vogue Italia that I love, very The Messanger (remember that movie from a million years ago with Milla Jovavich as Joan of Arc?)
Armors, ample garments and heavy fabrics reminiscent of Gothic styles:
Via vogue Italia
Well we’ve made it across most of the country…have been chased by storms of every variety, I know we are supposed to be the chasers not the chasee but I’m not a fan of extreme weather so I’m more of a storm evader. Right now we are taking a break from driving in TN.Yee Haw. Cant wait to be back in NYC. Here is a collection of some Randoms For the day
Howdy folks, I know I’ve been slacking on posting but I have a good excuse! I’m mid road trip and it’s surprisingly difficult to post on the road even with eight different technologies. But I’ll try to post as often as I can while traveling. These two things are apropos of my current location, Arizona
Arizona Blue – Maria Karas captures colorful gowns in a picturesque desert setting for the spring-summer issue of QVEST Magazine. Starring Ilva Heitmann in pieces from labels such as Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent and Jen Kao selected by Cannon, the redhead beauty stands out against a clear blue sky. (via fashion gone rogue)
And these by John Clang
Ok, I’m feeling the need for some freshness after that editorial nightmare. I guess technically this color is more of a seafoam, but seafoamy fresh didn’t sound the same. What ever you want to call it, here are some great picks in that color:
Pastel skinnies are an effortless way to add color to your spring wardrobe. Goldsign, $190.
This chunky bracelet adds the perfect pop of color to a neutral look. J.Crew, $60.
Add an instant dose of spring to any ensemble with this pretty pastel clutch. Topshop, $32.
Pair these embellished platforms with a coral frock for a chic colorblock effect. Lisa for Donald J. Pliner, $275.
I’ve been posting beaucoup editorials, I know, but there have been some really great ones so I just can’t help myself. And seemingly fashion has an obsession lately with mental patients and looney bins, which is something that translates in to a very envelope pushing editorial. I’m not one to pass up an opportunity to promote boundry pushing. This is from Interview magazine, with Crystal Renn and Karolina Kurkova, shot by Steven Klein, what do ya’ll think? Over the top?