Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

When it comes to foundation I am a complete snob. I am so particular about what I use on my face (and my clients) that I will travel miles and at great inconvenience and cost to source my foundation du jour.

That strange sensation in the pit of your stomach before a Prada show is very natural. It’s called anticipation. Every spring and fall, for at least 8 minutes, the fashion world comes to a halt and pays attention to what Prada and crew have to deliver for the season.

From February 16 through June 2, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will present Lebbeus Woods, Architect, bringing together 75 works from the past 35 years by one of the most influential architects working in the field.

The first look was so telling. A fan-pleated navy blue sheer gown with a flute skirt and a blousy top, with see-through billowy sleeves, carried the spirit, the overriding silhouette, the wayward intention, and the sex of the collection to come – a perfect microcosm of the new ventures taken at the Valentino atelier.

What has happened to Dolce & Gabbana? They’re officially gridlocked in a campy nostalgia, in a kitschy bucolic loop that looks to be inescapable. A year ago they hit upon something big, a special way of doing things. You can pick out the same notes in last Spring’s show, to last Fall’s foray to this latest collection for Spring ’13.

A fashion editorial by Julija Kaselyte, Bloginity’s Arts & Culture Editor.

Aptly named “Batteries Not Included,” Nichole Miller’s spring vision is what you’d call “relaxed chic,” a youthful sophistication with an urban edge. “While designing my Spring 2013 collection, I was inspired by sci-fi 80s movies.

Mary Katrantzou hasn’t got enough time to create resort collections.

From December 1, 2012, through March 3, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present South Africa in Apartheid and After: David Goldblatt, Ernest Cole, Billy Monk, featuring work by three photographers that illuminates a rich and diverse photographic tradition as well as a vital, difficult, and contested period in the history of South Africa.

Ana Rita Sousa and Ivano Salonia created this fashion editorial, which is shot in Kennemer Dunes National Park and Amsterdam; the shoot stars the beautiful Ilaria Pozzi.

The Chanel frontman has discussed the special connection he has with his cat Choupette. Karl is surprised by how much he adores his precious kitty and admits there is no room in his heart for anyone else.

This exhibition, covering the period from 1910 to today, offers a critical reassessment of photography’s role in the avant-garde and neo-avant-garde movements—with a special emphasis on the medium’s relation to Dada, Bauhaus, Surrealism, Constructivism, New Objectivity, Conceptual, and post-Conceptual art—and in the development of contemporary artistic practices.

The Sports Illustrated model is famed for her generous assets. Kate embraces her curvy frame, although there are times when she wants to blend in with the crowd.

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

Beverly Johnson says starving was an “occupational hazard” of modeling when she started out.

Carolina Thaler was still removing glue from her face two days after Chanel stuck gems to her eyebrows for a show.

The first look out at Proenza Schouler couldn’t have been more different from anything Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandezpresented last season.

Stella McCartney has revealed how proud she was to see her father Sir Paul McCartney performing during the London Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Pat McGrath created an image of “a passionate woman [this season] and you can’t get more passionate than red.” Skin was immaculate and lightly highlighted through the center of the face, while eyes were simple using a neutral brown to contour and a white frosty shadow to line the lids.

Artists across the centuries have depicted the landscape around them in a multitude of ways, from detailed close ups of nature to distant views framed by trees or soaring bird’s-eye perspectives.

Legends, statements, and stars. At least that’s what Roberto Cavalli envisioned for his spring 2012 campaign, featuring iconic faces Naomi Campbell, Karen Elson, Kristen McMenamy and Daphne Groeneveld.

Miuccia Prada held court and staged a coup in Milan with her latest for menswear.

Face it! we are obsessed with achieving flawless skin, and why not? With so many products on the market and many claims being made I aim to break things down a bit to help you make an informed choice.

The designer’s first collection for under-tens is hitting stores this week and the fashion creative has received feedback from a brutally honest test group – kids.

In conjunction with MoMA’s Cindy Sherman retrospective, the artist has selected films that have informed her artistic practice.