lets look-back a bit at the turn of the last century ……at a genius who defined the 20th century by celebrating the everyday joy of being in the moment .
Jacques -Henri Lartigue master photographer we pay homage and thank you .
whilst trolling throughout the youtube bins i found one of my favorite designers collection for September to January days ….take notes ladies pay attention to the Wabi Sabi cuts and the solemn material of the coats and the deceptively haphazard look of the leather skirts (as if they were just a jacket tied around the waist ).Somewhere between Galiano ,Chalayan and Donna Karan Lee Jean-Yuon is making strides with his own unique take on womenswear .
This show made me think of the relevance of the artists inner-life and unique perspective on there personal experience of oppression and how it can create a bridge out of oppression for all of humanity …how in the face of adversity all human beings create there own language out of necessity .
AndDrinkCoffeer rsvp come out and network Dahlins
currently in residency with The Artist Institute of Hunter College
Pierre Huyghes makes you wonder like a child into the woods called ART …a journey into a single artists museum of natural history so to speak
Third floor nyc
Hood By Air
Dover st market -like visiting a P.S.1 for clothes
Our men Of Style:
simple canvas vans
white drama /civil whites
Our Men Of Style:Derek addaMS
POur Men of Style :genyar ejiofer
Balmain/Tom of Finland
*Lost Kingdoms-Yale University Press
*The gay essay-Anthony Friedken(Yale University Press)
an image from the historical Gay Essay book by Anthony Friedken
*Ana mandieta’s Traces -artbook.com
*The Whitemans Burden :why the west’s efforts to “aid”the rest have done so much and so little “good”.
*Degrees of Inequality-Suzanne Mettler
*conform -glenn beck
*Beast -Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
*Redeemer:the life of Jimmy carter
*Business Man First -Maurice w .Dorsey
Brian Prugh’s “the echo of your own blood in the shell”
cut tulle in painted wood
As an artist we can try out different mediums until we find one that expresses perfectly our abilities ..andre gomez’s calling is in Vector where he does awesome portraits that feel fresh in there balance between old school skill and new gaurde technology.check him out Behance.net/Andresisart
this is my favorite af three very strong designs by Artist Arthur Roberts …Art’s skills are tight and so is the Molly Machine line check it out
you may want a skateboard under your feet this summer …you may want it to look unique Grecia ,Cristian and Meli of North Miami’s Eat The Sun Skateboards will customize your ride for a sweet 82 potatoes.
image courtesy of elle magazine
I am bit miffed by the fact that the museum was not created by a African American architect per se but glad to see it open this spring
I can only say what style is for me personally…it is the essence of each individual’s being distilled and expressed in our choice of clothing music food art etc .be it consciously or sub-consciously .its content or chemical breakdown or DNA would probably be 50% cultural background and 50% individual processing of our environment and emotional terrain.Being a stylist to me is being a mirror and a sort of barometer or a mid-wife for self -expression .I am by nature a minimalist/maximalist..meaning I like iconic pieces that communicate modernism and the infinite .that being said I feel not much is happening “in Fashion” period except that the rich manufacturers are getting richer selling us cheap and badly made shit that we keep convincing ourselves we need ….though they are part of a system i grow more and more tired of this duo at least have a modicum of talent and taste .I keep hearing rockers when i see there off cuts and strong tailoring that seem always slightly rebellious.
In a well known Fashion online Journal The head of the H&M chain was quoted as saying he is willing to look to competitive countries to take there manufacturing besides Bangladesh …Bangladashi factory workers are seeking over a hundred dollars a month to feed themselves and there families …imagine living and feeding a family on a hundred dollars a month even .
It is important for us to at least go and hear new reflections on our cultural experience…to at least seek new answers …I have my doubts about Theaster Gates but I feel he is important .Somewhere in his new vision is the will to change the habit we have as a people of waiting for solutions instead of creating them .On that premise alone he is fascinating …please try to attend
Embracing the journey
shielding me, molding me, making me ready and able for embracing the journey.teach me to brace for strong winds, bask in the warm, harsh rays of the sunlight rest my wary frame in the moon and be renewed on awakening in the early dawning
help me each day to look within to see solace and dwell in it show me your love in all things so I may open my heart and embrace it instill in me the knowledge of my eternal freedom from fears bondage so in all things I feel faith and take flight and am always secure in your light.
in a time when black artist are getting a tremendious amount of money to “examine ” and Display there “Black”-ness….can a white woman get some props for being forward thinking enough to examine the variables and degrees of her own Status Quoa..i mean i am like when was that gonna happen …but here is the thing how easy is it to examine what we know …i mean where are the black artist (not since Piper perhap’s)that are bringing this discourse to the table.apparantly Broughel is on the cutting edge of a discourse that is so obvious that we have all missed it all along …..whiteness is as much a performative state as “blackness”.By the look of Broughel’s work this sister is questioning the whole system …good for you miss broughel we all sick of it anyway not only do we say down with the patriarchy but take the matriarchy with you too.No man or woman should stand higher than any other and we get to understanding that these quite high soap-boxes are made of pretty thin substance we will no longer need them.check it fortyacresofbandaids.blogspot.com
image courtesy of StyleBubble.typepad.UK