I did the best of entertainment photos, now for the best and worst of the fashion mags from July. There are some really great, and by great I mean bad…and good, shots. Llamas and Mouse ears oh my. Which are your favs?
Well it’s been months since I’ve moved back to nyc and I can count on one hand the number of galleries I’ve been to…..and not a single museum. Shame on me. I’m the worst artist ever….so in lieu of trying to see more art I thought I’d post a list of some NYC openings this week in case y’all wanted to see some too. Seriously. Go. Don’t be a slacker like me.
ArtNowNY and The City Firm Present, “The Art of Rap: Remixed & Mastered”
ArtNowNY, 6 – 9 PM
548 West 28th Street, 646-535-6528
Show #6: How to Write a Novel
Field Projects, 5 – 8 PM
526 West 26th Street, No. 807
Between Two Thoughts
Visual Arts Gallery, 6 – 8 PM
601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, 212.592.2145
Praxis International Art, 6 – 8 PM
541 West 25th Street, 212-772-9478
First Year in New York
Galerie Richard, 6 – 8 PM
514 West 24th Street, 212-510-8181
31 Women in Art Photography
Hasted Kraeutler, 6 – 8 PM
537 West 24th Street, 212.627.0006
The Secret in their Eyes
RL Fine Arts, 6 – 8 PM
39 West 19th Street, Suite 612, 212-645-6402
FRESH 2012—Annual Summer Exhibition
Klompching Gallery, 6 – 8 PM
111 Front Street, Suite 206, 212-796-2070
“Lyrical Color,” a Pocket Utopia group show
Pocket Utopia, 6 – 8 PM
191 Henry Street, between Clinton and Jefferson
tamara gayer: the inside
toomer labzda, 6 – 8 PM
100a Forsyth Street, 917 488 3388
frosch&portmann, 6 – 8 PM
53 Stanton Street, 646 266 5994
Melissa McCaig-Welles and John Leo present: KINGBROWN at Klughaus Gallery
Klughaus Gallery, 7 – 11 PM
47 Monroe Street, 646-801-6024
Liberty in the Forest
Chashama 266 Gallery, 6 – 9 PM
266 West 37th Street, 212-391-8151 x 26
FB Gallery, 6 – 9 PM
368 Broadway, No. 209, 917.495.2457
Present Company, 6 – 9 PM
101 North 13th Street
The Bogart Salon, 6 – 9 PM
56 Bogart Street, 203-249-8843
This series of photos, Bodybuilder’s World by Kurt Stallaert, are kind of fantastic. I’m creeped out by normal bodybuilders, but these digitally manipulated, seemingly steroid laden, youth are beyond scary. It’s an eerie depiction of something I consider to be a common affliction in our society. That’s not saying that I think bodybuilding is running rampant among todays youth. Not at all. The issues of body image and that they affect people of every age…that’s what I take away from these for some reason. Is that what the artist intended? I have no idea. That’s what I see though, and I’m intrigued…and more than just a little bit bothered by these.
Panni Malekzadeh’s work deals with ‘human vulnerability, boredom, fragility and the imprisonment of oneself’, according to her artists statement. I personally love and loathe these. Parts of them seem to take themselves too seriously and yet I find them ingeniously funny as hell at the same time. Maybe I’m missing the point, or maybe I don’t take neurosis very seriously (although I should considering I have plenty of my own). Judging by the artists reference to Plath and contradiction I’m guessing she intends to have this split reaction. Either way I think there is an interesting depth and quality to them that makes me want to keep looking.
It’s not quite the end of the month but time to do the round-up anyway. Check out Selena Gomez, Nick Offerman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Blake Lively, Andrew Garfield, Jessica Paré, and Seth MacFarlane, and many others in the best of this month’s entertainment photography.
Outfitspiration. I have realized the last month or so that my summer wardrobe is lacking in style and well generally lacking in everything. Mainly because this is the first summer I’ve seen in 4 years and I’ve all but tossed most of my warm weather ware. So here are some looks to help inspire:
This shoot from Vogue Australia , by Nicole Bentley , captures looks from the fall campaigns. Too many favorites. I want them all. Hello anonymous benefactor, are you listening? I need all of these…and probably a few more too.
My newest project has me pondering all kinds of things, Pinky and the Brain namely, but that aside since it has nothing to do with the project other than I can’t say ‘World Domination’ without thinking of those choice lab rats. This quad of images is part of an ongoing look at how big businesses are dominant within the world but more so the American landscape, and how our priorities and freedoms are being skewed, have been skewed or will be skewed in the future. Also supposed to be a little humorous…but in a kind of sad way?
Today is not only the birthday of the country I live in but it’s also the birthday of my husband and best friend and uncle and various assortment of random other folk I know. So happy day to them and everyone else because like all other holidays in this fair country it’s an excuse to eat drink and buy stuff for a discount. So here are the best ones for this particular holiday
The best department store for designer picks at surprisingly affordable prices, the sales at Bloomindale’s tend to be a must-browse. Exhibit A: Through the Fourth, get 25% to 65% off everything from summer sandals to swimwear. Vacation packing list? Done.
2. Dolce Vita:
The affordable and trendy footwear and apparel line just got a whole lot more affordable with 20% markdowns sitewide, including sale. Stock up on sandals, colorful wedges, and tee-tottering platforms for under a hundo through Friday.
3. Club Monaco:
Shop an extra day online through July 5 or skip the pool and head to a store on the Fourth for an extra 30% off sale items. Wicker totes, striped maxis, and button down blouses all make the cut.
4. Eugenia Kim:
Nearly where ever you are in the US this summer, the sun’s going to follow you. Luckily, there’s no more auspicious time for headgear of the wide-brim variety. Get yours for up to 50% off from one of America’s leading milliners.
It wouldn’t be a Fourth of July sale round up without a nod to Gap. Get 40% offthrough tomorrow in honor of their Red, White, and Blue sale. America.
6. Nasty Gal:
One of the biggest online retailers for super trendy wares is offering an extra 30% offsale items through tomorrow. That’s a disgustingly good sale.
7. Of a Kind:
Celebrate independence by buying gorgeous goods from independent designers. And then take 25% off all editions through Sunday. Enter JULY4THEWIN. (Props, Of a Kind.)
There’s been much to-do about Piperlime’s 60% off Lime-Tag Sale that’s been going strong for about a month. But now, take an extra 20% off by entering SALE at checkout. So much of the covetable merch falls below $50 we can’t name it all here. You’ll have to check it out for yourself.
Few things get us as excited as the Shopbop sale section where you can find Joie maxis,J Brand shorts, and Diane von Furstenberg frocks for up to 70% off. Everything isn’t dirt cheap, but if you’re on the hunt for surprise deals, this sale is a good start.
10. Tory Burch:
Tory Burch seems to know what American women want and, to that end, makes plenty of tunics, sleek collared button downs, and dresses with clean lines and no-fuss prints. And then the brand goes and offers a sale. It breaks down like so: Spend $250 and get 20% off, spend $500 and get 25% off, and spend $750 and get 30% off. Enter SUMMERTIME through the Fourth at 11:59pm PST and you’re good to go.