Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Model Roundtable

An interesting discussion about the modelling industry over various decades.


courtesy www.style.com

You should go! Pablo Picasso: Mosqueteros at Gagosian Gallery

Mindblowing Exhibition. We all have seen many Picasso Paintings and a little boredom might have set in, but this one is a great refresher. Amazingly curated.

'I enjoy myself to no end inventing these stories. I spend hour after hour while I draw, observing my creatures and thinking about the mad things they're up to.'
--Pablo Picasso, 1968


PABLO PICASSO
Femme Nue avec Tête d'Homme, 1967
Oil on canvas


PABLO PICASSO
Tête d'homme du 17ème siècle de face, 1967
Oil on canvas



PABLO PICASSO: Mosqueteros
Installation view


At Gagosian Gallery
Pablo Picasso
'Mosqueteros'
March 26 - June 6, 2009
522 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
Tel 212.741.1717 Fax 212.741.0006
Mon-Sat 10-6

Pictures courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Kat Basics

Katerena Alkhimova, a model I have done many shows with in Europe and the USA, has started her new Fashion label 'Kat Basics'.
From her press release: ...She dares to reinvent the indispensable "little black dress,"
Kat's debut collection "Body" proposes two modern interpretations: the dress, and the bodysuit. These pieces were inspired by the sexy light/dark imagery of Helmut Newton's photography. Also, the collection exudes elements influenced by sensual "pin-up girl" imagery of the 1940's...
Figure hugging and seductive in the extreme.
This is Katerena.



Shop at www.katbasics.com

Carla Bruni meets Princess Letizia of Spain.

Wow!

My vintage Satorialist

One of my all-time favorite blogs is 'The Sartorialist'. I was lucky and got featured twice a couple of years ago. Thank you Scott!

'Brooklyn Gang' 1959 by Bruce Davidson

These images are so timeless and powerful, simple and complex at the same time. They capture being a teenager and the hot, sticky summer in New York perfectly.
In the spring of 1959, Davidson spent several months photographing a group of Brooklyn teenagers who called themselves "The Jokers". Davidson was introduced to the gang by a social worker and gradually became a part of their world as he hung out with them in the neighborhood, in Prospect Park and at Coney Island. This was Bruce Davidson's first photographic project, undertaken when he was barely older than the rough boys depicted in the work.









Monday, April 27, 2009

Glamorous Stationary

Stationers Dempsey & Carroll recruited famed NY floral Designer Bronson van Wyk and Interior Designer Celerie Kemble to create these limited edition cards.
How great it would be to receive a handwritten note on one of these beauties?


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Try a Mustard Bath


The ultimate Detoxifying Bath!
Mustard Powder 30% Mustard Baths are time-proven for opening the pores and clearing the body of toxins.
This home remedy is perfect for easing congestion and tension or for cleansing the body of impurities. The invigorating combination of stimulating essential oils and purifying mustard seed help the body sweat out impurities while creating a sense a well-being. Made in USA.
www.bigelowchemists.com

Spring Cleaning


Today I am feeling like I need to take a long bath in Epson Salt, have a mani/pedicure, deep condition my hair, edit my wardrobe and apply self-tanner.
Picture: taken myself at the Murakami Exhibition 2008 at the Brooklyn Museum

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Carolina Irving Textiles


Carolina Irving, former Design Editor at House and Garden for more than ten years has finally launched her own textile design atelier. Made from 100% printed Hemp or Linen Fabric.
I especially love the organic, fashionable and classic, already slightly broken in look of the fabric, so when you upholster a chair or sofa, it won't look too precious.
She is also a very beautiful and stylish lady.







www.carolinairvingtextiles.com

Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This picture is my Inspiration for today, I love what she is wearing. Really simple yet feminine. My brother always says: Me and my friends love when the ladies dress like that. I did a little survey and seems like almost every man I quizzed agreed.
Maybe women dress to impress other women subconsciously, not so much for the boys.
I will investigate further and report back here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Visit the 'Neue Gallerie' if you are in NYC

BRÜCKE: THE BIRTH OF EXPRESSIONISM IN DRESDEN AND BERLIN, 1905-1913
February 26-June 29, 2009

The 'Neue Gallerie' is the Museum for German and Austrian Art in New York, just across the street from the Metropolitan Museum. I went see this exhibition and I was impressed. Powerful, raw and emotional artwork, beautifully curated 100 paintings, sculptures, and works on paper, this will be the first major exhibition in the United States to focus on the pioneering artists of the Expressionist group known as the Brücke.

Karl Schmidt Rottluff, Country House in Osterholm,1906, Oil on cardboard,Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz
Karl Schmidt-Rottluff, Houses at Night, 1912, MOMA, New York
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Fränzi in front of Carved Chair, 1910, Oil on canvas, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Portrait of a Woman, 1911, Oil Painting, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Coco Chanel Biography by Louise de Vilmorin

I am a big fan of biographies, but this one is suppossed to be average.
Still deciding if I really need to read this one.
Nevertheless, the cover is chic.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Wonderful small table

I am shopping around for a coffee table to replace my old one. I looked at the www.jaysonhomeandgarden.com website and found this little treasure. It isn't a coffee table but maybe I can find a place for it somewhere?


GRETA TABLE / $245.00

•16.25"W x 22.5"H
•antiqued mirror top
•iron base with antiqued gold finish

Friday, April 3, 2009

My Dream Home !

This House is a few blocks from my own Home... I had no idea that this gem is my neighborhood! I am so impressed.





rees roberts + partners, montague terrace, brooklyn.

Gorgeous Art Direction


photographer nigel dickson: from the sadly never published alumni magazine.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hermès 2009 New Bags





Hermès has these new embossed bags... does that mean that they will be cheaper because they have less hardware?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fun

check out this new palette generator.
this is great if you want to pull the adobe color palette from a favorite photo or room or anything that inspires you. You can then download these swatches in Adobe Swatch Exchange (ASE) format for Photoshop or compatible applications.
play: www.bighugelabs.com/flickr/colors.php