Tag Archives: culture

~ {Hart of Dixie} style ~

24 Oct

From city chic to southern belle!

When it comes to celebrity style, Rachel Bilson (aside from being interminably cute) is one of my favorites. She has a knack for putting together pieces in a fresh way and is savvy with proportions; and she can pull off a maxi dress plus blazer without overwhelming her petite frame. Now after a few stints on the silver screen, the former “The O.C.” star is back this fall on a TV series. More after the jump!

Great fitted blazers, pencil skirts and silk blouses from fashion houses like Alexander Wang, Helmut Lang, Chloe, L’Agence, Timo Weiland and Reformation. And also the classic ones, Chanel and Missoni.

Build a City Chic Wardrobe Like Rachel Bilson’s “Zoe Hart”

From top to bottom

Alexander Wang Addison Platform Boots
Helmut Lang Cracked Leather Shorts
Thierry Mugler Beige Linen Pencil Skirt
Chanel Fringed Tweed Jacket
L'Agence Ivory One Shoulder Dress
Chloe Silk Blouse

P.S. What about a little bit more of Rachel Bilson?

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~ camera solo ~

22 Oct

Patti Smith on her new photography exhibition. Her new album, due out next year, features Johnny Depp, of all people, on guitar. “Johnny’s a great musician,” says Smith, who in person is precise and watchful. “Patti Smith: Camera Solo” opens at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT, and is on view through February 19, 2012; thewadsworth.org

Palais Royale, Paris, 2006

Self-Portrait, N.Y.C., 2003

Robert’s Slippers, 2002

Virginia Woolf’s Cane 1, 2011

Workspace, N.Y.C., 2002

Cherub, Fountain, San Severino, 2005

Jackson and Jesse, 2006

Jesse in Bed

Robert Mapplethorpe Chelsea Hotel 1969, 2008

My Son Jackson Sleeping, NYC, 2007

Photos: Courtesy of the artist and The Robert Miller Gallery

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The Rolling Stones “New” Song!

21 Oct

Nylon Blogs » Blog Archive » Now Hear This: The Rolling Stones “New” Song!.

This song, “No Spare Parts,” is a cover of Chris Kimsey’s 1978 version, and it’s on the new release of Some Girls that comes out on November 21. It played yesterday on BBC radio. Now we turn it over to you – thoughts?

~ the magic of Mary Blair ~

21 Oct

Η Mary Blair είναι μία Αμερικανίδα καλλιτέχνης, σχεδιάστρια και ζωγράφος, που γεννήθηκε σαν σήμερα στις 21 Οκτωβρίου 1911. Γι’ αυτό και η Google σήμερα αφιερώνει το doodle της σε αυτήν που δημιούργησε τις όμορφες ταινίες της Walt Disney όπως η “Αλίκη στη χώρα των θαυμάτων”, ο “Πητερ Πάν”, η “Σταχτομπούτα”. Η Mary Blair, γεννήθηκε με το όνομα Mary Robinson και τιμήθηκε ως μύθος από την Disney το 1991.

Βοήθησε στην εισαγωγή της σύγχρονης τέχνης στην Walt Disney και δημιούργησε τις όμορφες γνωστες ταινίες σε όλους. Στη ταινία, η “Αλίκη στη χώρα των θαυμάτων”, η ζωγράφος Mary Blair για τη δημιουργία του κόσμου της Χώρας των Θαυμάτων, χρησιμοποίησε στοιχεία του Μοντερνισμού που εύκολα κάποιος μπορεί να ξεχωρίσει αφού δεν μοιάζει καθόλου με τον πραγματικό. Τέλος, η χρησιμοποίηση των χρωμάτων είναι από τα πιο αναγνωρίσιμα χαρακτηριστικά της ταινίας.

Mary Blair in her studio

 Small World

Peter Pan

Sleepy Hollow


Sleaping Beauty

Alice in Wonderland

Mary Blair (October 21, 1911 – July 26, 1978), born Mary Robinson, was an American artist who was prominent in producing art and animation for The Walt Disney Company, drawing concept art for such films as Alice in WonderlandPeter PanSong of the South and Cinderella. Blair also created character designs for enduring attractions such as Disneyland‘s It’s a Small World, the fiesta scene in El Rio del Tiempo in the Mexico pavilion in Epcot‘s World Showcase, and an enormous mosaic inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Several of her illustrated children’s books from the 1950s remain in print, such asI Can Fly by Ruth Krauss. Blair was honored as a Disney Legend in 1991.

Mary Blair died of a cerebral hemorrhage on July 26, 1978. A doodle was created by Google on Friday, 21 October 2011, to commemorate her centennial anniversary. The Doodle featured an image of an illustrator as Mary would have drawn herself, surrounded by the simplistic patterns and shapes that made up her familiar cartoon world.

While the fine art she created outside of her association with Disney and her work as an illustrator is not widely known to the public, Blair’s bold and ground-breaking color design still serves as an inspiration to many of today’s contemporary designers and animators.

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~ wearable art ~

21 Oct

“Fashion and art don’t always converge, but when they do, it’s fantastic,” says China Chow, the host and judge of Bravo’s series Work of Art (think Project Runway for visual artists). As an avid fashion enthusiast, Chow is very particular when it comes to what she wears on the show and styles herself throughout the series. She chose 18 of the 22 looks filmed this season and her own closet (she brought in a vintage Alaïa skirt and Comme des Garçons trousers, among other pieces). Here’s an exclusive sneak peak of a few of her season two outfits, including the one she will wear tonight: a hand-dyed and ruched minidress from Juan Carlos Obando’s Spring 2010 collection (above).

Episode 4, Stella McCartney Resort 2011

Episode 7, Rodarte Fall 2009

Episode 10 (finale), Chanel Pre-Fall 2009

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~ life shots ~

30 Sep

~ Photos awarded with Pulitzer Prize from 1981 untill nowadays… ~


























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~ Gucci Museum ~

28 Sep

Παράλληλα με τον εορτασμό των 90 χρόνων του οίκου Gucci, πραγματοποιήθηκαν και τα επίσημα εγκαίνια του Gucci Museo στο ιστορικό Palazzo della Mercanzia στην Piazza Signoria της Φλωρεντίας. Η Frida Giannini είναι το πρόσωπο που οραματίστηκε και ολοκλήρωσε το project, όπου μια μόνιμη έκθεση με δείγματα από δημιουργίες Gucci κάνουν μια ιστορική αναδρομή στις αξίες του οίκου. Πλήθος ανθρώπων της μόδας παρακολούθησαν το λαμπερό event που συνέπεσε και με το κλείσιμο του Fashion Week της πόλης.

The official opening of the Gucci Museo was held in the historic Palazzo della Mercanzia in Piazza Signoria in Florence, during the celebration of the 90 years of Gucci house. Frida Giannini is the person who envisioned and completed the project. A permanent exhibition with samples from Gucci creations does a throwback to the values ​​of the house. Lots of people from the fashion industry attended the glamorous event, which coincided with the closure of the city’s Fashion Week.

Gucci home collection on display at Gucci Museum, Florence

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