Images from: French-Bakelite
28 June 2010
27 June 2010
Anna Sui Mini Rouge Karl Lagerfeld's gloves ( I wouldn't mind Karl as a stylist either)
Just About Any Piece of Jewelry by Hanna Bernhard
These Yellow Brocade Trousers from Furfur
Any Piece of Enfants Perdus Jewelry (see earlier post)
25 June 2010
By the way, those last two pics are from one of my favorite editorials of all time (furs modeled by Dhani Harrison and Sasha Pivovarova) :)
Images from: http://www.fashionologie.com/Chanel-Fall-2010-All-Faux-Fur-Icebergs-7683741, sea of shoes, and http://styleexchange.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/sasha-pivovarova-and-dhani-harrison-for-fashion-rocks-2008/
24 June 2010
mages from: http://www.tangerine-eater.com/2008/06/fairy-tale-fashion-shoot.html
23 June 2010
If you are a Karl fan too, you can buy a Demode™ T-shirt from Karl's blog....just don't wear it with leggings.
22 June 2010
20 June 2010
18 June 2010
When one thinks of art, the phrase "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" comes to mind. Earlier this year, I visited a few art galleries and cathedrals and had the chance to see a few "masterpieces." As I looked around me, I wondered, what exactly makes these paintings so great when compared to others. I compared Picasso's Guernica to Velasquez's Las Meninas. I compared the works of Dali to the works of El Greco. I began to wonder who exactly deemed these paintings great and others inferior. I realized that Velasquez had painted for royalty, as had El Greco; moreover, Picasso's and Dali's works were most popular with the rich and famous. In fact, Dali designed a custom apartment for the famous American actress Mae West. I am not discrediting the fact that it took years of work and a large amount of talent to create the paintings, sculptures, and other works that they did; however, I wondered if it was the rich that deemed them masterpieces. After all, Las Meninas, one of Velasquez's most famous pieces, was a portrait of the daughter of Spanish royalty and other members of their court.
Today we have professional art critics whose tastes and opinions on what is considered "true art" surprises me. Consider photographer Terry Richardson, who posted crude and sexist photos of himself and a model on his blog. This was deemed art and so very creative. How is this possibly art? This takes no talent on his part! Yes he is a high fashion photographer; however, I find this to be more playboy than vogue. Look up any of his pictures and they all look the same.
All right, enough ranting. The idea of what is beautiful has changed drastically as time has gone on. In the Renaissance, plumpness was considered beautiful, and still is in many countries; however, fashion now finds being thin and waif-like beautiful. My main point is that, if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, who is to say that art is art, for isn't art an expression of beauty and feeling?
Terry Richardson's Photography
17 June 2010
16 June 2010
I'm sorry, but I can't post any videos, so I'll give you the next best thing. If you click here you can listen to the song he dedicated to his mother, one of my favorites.
I'm really beginning to dislike birthdays. I might forgoe them all together and become immortal like Karl Lagerfeld (if you don't know what I'm talking about begin reading this). Mine was today, if you hadn't already guessed. I'm hoping for a better one next year. Anyway, today while sitting in the dentist's office (see how boring today was for me?), I came across this editorial in Harper's Bazaar. I hope you enjoy it.