zaha hadid bag for louis vuitton comes with a table, or maybe it’s the other way round, but i doubt the trash bag comes with something inside… by pp’
swiss skate/snow shop doodah has released a collaboration with photographer claudia knoepfel and stefan indlekofer on some naked model skateboards. the duodidn’t take any shortcuts for this project, portraying the world’s top models lara stone, isabeli fontana, toni garrn, and edita to cover the seven plys of wood available as a limited one-time series. good thing doodah is from switzerland… utah would have been up in arms. by dd
yes – so yet again, there is a discussion heating up over here as to what should a man wear? loose or tight, boxers or briefs? feel free to share your opinion. one thing we do agree on, keep it solid, gents! no funny prints! by kv
kv: speedo’s are for eurotrash, the rest can survive somewhere, somehow. my vote: 1 and 5
dd: it’s a tough one. no perfect 10’s here. pending on weather, fabric, and the previous nights event somewhere between 1, 6, and 7 will have to do.
kl: men’s underwear looks better on a woman.
pp: well it’s already stated by me, loose boxers are the answer!
known for his extraordinarily lifelike renderings of his subjects, (five of which were commissioned by the fondation cartier pour l’art contemporain in paris), ron mueck was the artist that I first saw in 2005 at the sensation exhibit in london (and then again in brooklyn). the pieces are made of “mixed media”, appear to be of wax and real hair. every detail is so vivid its almost unbelievable. the skin seems transparent and the hair, each individually set in, seem hyper real. one peice commemorating the death of mueck’s father via a smaller than life-size sculpture (not pictured here) has a reality inline with that of the hyper realist painters of the days past. the work is surely worth a look. by dd
at a dinner at mark’s house, we stumbled into none other but the mother of god ms. bjork and her football player, film maker, artist from trustafarian school yale, mister matthew barney. of course no one noticed!
another dreamer we love to love. by kl
o.k. we don’t usually write about this stuff but this mini film series for lady dior is one to be noted. first of all, the opening set is rather amazing. i can’t think of one thing i would like to see differently there. the nouveau/deco style of the sets brings back images of locations from il conformista by bernardo bertolucci which has always been a favorite film of mine. the director, olivier dahan, who worked on the edith piaf film is obviously a good choice in the sea of other mediocre directors. the decisions made here are undoubtedly by maestro galliano himself and mme. natacha dzikowski who is the uber-talented and chic international director of marketing at dior. her signature work on the early launch of lancome is another staple of her genius which deteriorated upon her departure from the brand. overall it’s a great venue to communicate to an audience without boring us all with the usual advertising spots and vacant images of fashion. on a critical side the film itself felt a bit long, and the images of the hands tied in the back seemed to reoccur as fillers more than anything. one other criticism is why the eiffel tower? I think we’ve all seen enough of that in french brands. built in 1889 the tower and its graceful lines fits comfortably into the art nouveau settings of the film but dior could surely manage to be a bit more bold and surprising than that. see the film here and keep an eye on the sequels to come. by uh