Good Reads
Archive Saturday, January 21st 2017

It was refreshing to finally see an original beauty moment at Ivana Helsinki; faces were beautifully sophisticated with a pleasant twist. Titled “Mourning Sun Motel,” the collection was based on a film about guests at an old motel shot in Finland in the summer of 2012.

To say that this was a collection of exquisite elegance and an almost quiet refinement would be an understatement.

Vincent Castiglia opens his retrospective show at the Sacred Gallery in SoHo, NY tonight. The media are all over him – from the BBC to Reuters, there are a line of TV crews and journalists fascinated by his huge paintings of ” the universal themes of death, sex, birth and decay” as he succinctly puts it each time.

Regina Spektor will release her highly anticipated new studio album ‘What We Saw From The Cheap Seats’ on May 28th on Sire / Warner Bros. Records. The album reunites Spektor with production partner Mike Elizondo (Eminem, Fiona Apple, Dr. Dre) and is her first album of new material since 2009’s ‘far’.

A powerful, dynamic fashion editorial photographed by Alan Chan, titled Last Resort. A stunning location and bold wardrobe choices make the editorial especially striking.

There are a few dates every year that make-up artists everywhere anticipate.

A black and white portrait editorial photographed by Christopher Hench staring both Aris and Beck from Fusion NYC.

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

Edvard Munch’s iconic The Scream (1895), among the most celebrated and recognized images in art history, will go on view at The Museum of Modern Art for a period of six months beginning October 24.

Douglas Kirkland was born in Toronto Canada. He joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, and later Life Magazine during the golden age of 60’s/70’s photojournalism.

Calvin Klein held a special presentation featuring the Spring/Summer 2013 Calvin Klein men’s and women’s sportswear, tailored clothing, dresses, outerwear, performancewear, jeanswear, underwear, footwear, eyewear, swimwear and accessories.

New Photography 2012 presents five artists—Michele Abeles, Birdhead (Ji Weiyu and Song Tao), Anne Collier, Zoe Crosher, Shirana Shahbazi —whose varied techniques and backgrounds represent the diversity and vitality of photography today.

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.

The Met’s Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition, Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, explores the striking affinities between Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, two Italian designers from different eras. Inspired by Miguel Covarrubias’s “Impossible Interviews” for Vanity Fair in the 1930s, the exhibition features orchestrated conversations between these iconic women to suggest new readings of their most innovative work.

Makeup artist Diane Kendal said her inspiration for Alexander Wang was “The sculpted Alexander Wang girl… Tough chick.”

This exhibition showcases some 80 prints and artists’ books the Museum has acquired over the past two years, and reveals how an art collection is always a work in progress.

From September 1, 2012, through January 6, 2013, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will present an exhibition that bends and blurs the boundaries between conceptual art and theoretical architecture, using the notion of the “field” to frame an investigation into the construction, representation, and experience of space.

The Italian fashion designer has been on vacation lately, spending time on his yacht in Monte Carlo and Saint Tropez.

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.

The young lady who found inspiration in redesigning skateboards and making them totally unrecognizable.

Yves Saint Laurent have recently announced the (gasp) newest edition to the Touche Éclat Range… a foundation Le Teint Touché Eclat.

Nobody does seduction better than the Italians, especially when it comes to luxury and Bulgari is at the top of the game.

Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond.

The 28-year-old model is the eldest daughter of Rolling Stones star Sir Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall. She credits her rock star father and model mother for giving her a natural sense of style.

El Grand Chamaco creates a series of illustrations done on an iPhone by the tip of his finger.