Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

Throughout his career, contemporary American artist Jasper Johns, now 82, has found new ways to explore, as he once put it, “how we see and why we see the way we do.” Continually reinventing his own work, he has driven key transformation in the art world for nearly 60 years.

The milliner is the mastermind behind the big hat creations seen on Marc Jacobs’ models this season.

It’s not surprising that various art forms excite us more than ordinary office jobs. This is why Alejandro Medina traded in a finance specialist job for a career in music. He wanted to make sure that he was capable of creating music and developing a sound of his own. He met his goal, becoming the solo artist best known as Lexo The Great.

Tom Ford is to showcase his menswear collection and open a flagship store in London next year.

Gender roles as a theme has been a major story during the menswear shows for the past week and some change.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has acquired a pair of the iconic ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz” for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Elie Saab opened its first store in Switzerland. The free-standing boutique is located in Geneva, at the heart of one its most prestigious luxury shopping districts, on the Quai Général Guisan.

Rufus Wainwright returns to the pop foray with his eagerly anticipated new album, Out of the Game , to be released May 1st on Decca.

This fairy-tale inspired fashion editorial was photographed by Alice Luker at West Green House Garden. The images follow a Snow-White inspired narrative, with gorgeous styling from Lauren Miller.

We are all pressed for time and, as a makeup artist, the number one question I am asked by my clients is how to get out the door looking flawless yet natural… in ten minutes. Well, even though it sounds like an impossible feat, it is not

A true Chanel story from beginning to end, shot along the quiet French shore by Sandra Fourqui and styled by Karine Martins, using Chanel’s ‘Paris-Bombay’ Pre-Fall 2012 collection.

SFMOMA’s decision to pursue off-site programming during construction evolved from a detailed review of the best options for the museum’s art collection, the audiences it serves, and its vision for the future. Joint programs through partnership further SFMOMA’s mission to make art not only widely accessible, but accessible in continually new and surprising ways.

John Galliano is reportedly planning to move to America so his partner can become a stylist.

Miuccia Prada believes that influential designers have started to snub Italy in favor of Paris.

The fashion designer struggled with concentration in the classroom as he was not suited to studying. His focus was on earning a wage to support his family and he had no desire to become a global style phenomenon.

Tom Ford announces the launch of a special edition optical eyewear collection

Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte are on a roll. After a serene spring 2012 collection inspired by Van Gogh’s sunflower oils, a spot designing costumes for 2011’s psychological thriller Black Swan, and a successful collaboration with international hip boutique Opening Ceremony, the Mulleavy sisters are busier than ever.

The talented Matthew Daniel Siskin’s journey to the top of the design community started at a summer program at Parsons The New School for Design at the cusp of his adolescence.

The supermodel first teamed up with the denim brand five years ago. The partnership is still going strong and Heidi appears in the new campaign, which is the largest to date and will include TV and print slots.

When was the last time the house of Balenciaga showcased a floor-length gown? The only instance that comes to mind was over a year ago when Cate Blanchett hit the Costume Institute Met Gala’s red carpet in a stunning gold goddess gown, arm in arm with the designer, Nicolas Ghesquiere.

2012 was a great year for fashion, but it has never looked so spectacular, or felt so thrilling, as through the lens of Burberry Prorsum.

The Brazilian-born designer is approaching his ten year anniversary at the helm of Calvin Klein. During this time he has won the CFDA designer of the year award twice. However, Francisco’s debut design attempts received a much less favorable reception.

Ok, so if the New Year is what is going to get you to start eating healthier and feeling better, than so be it. Since I am obsessed with skin care, here are some top foods that really enrich your skin.

Joseph Altuzarra is just hot off his CFDA/VFF Award win a couple of months ago and just in case there was a soul out there that doubted the young French designer’s cred, this latest collection should be proof enough that it certainly was no fluke.

Korean artist Sung Hwan Kim presents the first specially commissioned installation to be unveiled in The Tanks, Tate Modern’s new galleries permanently dedicated to performance and film. The exhibition is supported by Sotheby’s and runs from 18 July to 28 October.