We love indie-pop group Allo Darlin’! Their songs just make us…happy, pure joy. Their self-titled debut album on Fortuna POP! was released earlier this year, if you haven’t taken a listen – get on it! Check out their discography at Insound.com.
The first in-depth exhibition of the work of legendary designer and Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga opens at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York on November 19th.
Balenciaga opened his Paris fashion house in 1937 and retired in 1968 but his legacy lives on. His craftsmanship and innovative silhouettes has transformed women’s fashion. I scored a Balenciaga dress at a Barney’s New York warehouse sale last year, and it made my world. His work has not only influenced fashion but has impacted Spanish culture and history.
The exhibition will showcase seventy items designed by Cristóbal Balenciaga.
BALENCIAGA: Spanish Master is the result of an unprecedented collaboration between the House of Balenciaga in Paris and an American institution. Queen Sofia Spanish Institute is indebted to Balenciaga, which has opened up its Archives and whose immense generosity has enabled a unique loan of historically significant Cristóbal Balenciaga garments to the exhibition, in addition to access to the Archives’ related materials and iconography. Masterpieces from this highly significant collection include Balenciaga’s 1939 “Infanta” gown, and his four-point silk gazar dress of 1967 which illustrates the increasing abstraction and experimentation in his work.
In partnership with the Ministry of Culture of Spain, highlights from the Fundación Cristóbal Balenciaga include the extraordinary embroidered 1957 wedding dress of Sonsoles Díez de Rivera (daughter of Balenciaga’s Spanish muse, the Marquesa de Llanzol), which is as splendid as the vestments of a Sevillana Madonna figure.
Additional objects such as matador boleros from 1946 and flamenco-inspired dresses from 1951 and 1961 come from museum and private collections in America and Europe.
The exhibition is curated by Hamish Bowles, Vogue’s European editor-at-large.
Halloween is approaching and we’re still trying to figure out our costumes and which parties to hit up. Here are some awesome parties if you’re feeling in the festive spirit. If you have any costume ideas, share with us!
This Halloween’s Eve, GrandLife will be hosting a night of tricks, treats, and “Redrum” at the Overlook Hotel. Saturday night at Tribeca Grand will be haunted by an overwhelming roster of Dj’s- The Misshapes, Harley and Cassie, Chrissie Miller, Mike Nouveau, Matt and Maia, and Ted Gushue. They have a list full of fashionable hosts including Joseph Quartana, Mandy Coon, Frank Tell, Timo Weiland & Alan Eckstein, Carol Han, John Munson, Peter Miszuk, Veronica & Lydia Thew, Tommy Saleh, Steven Rojas, and Mandy Brooks. Costumes are mandatory!
There’s an entire lineup that’ll get you dancing from 9pm-2:05am (with 1 extra hour thanks to Daylight Savings & a secret Making Time Warehouse Project to follow into the Dawn of the Dead). Dave P. and the rest of the Making Time DJ crew will be in full effect with special guests. Tickets are $10. Advance tickets available online at: http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/19419
Mondoween 2010 – Brooklyn, NY
The Rock Shop, 249 4th Ave
Saturday, October 30th
We’re shooting a video lookbook during the second week of November (specific dates are TBD) and are having an open casting call. Who better to cast than someone who already loves 80%20?
We do have a few requirements:
* Between ages 20-25
* Actress or Model with Acting experience
* Caucasian or Asian
* Trendy fashionable look (do you have a style blog or look to street style blogs like Lookbook.nu or Streetpeeper.com for inspiration? – we want you!)
* The video involves riding a bike, so experienced bike riders are a must
* Long, lean legs are a plus and don’t forget about those pedicures…
* Shoe size must be either: size 6.5, 9-9.5
To give you an idea for the look and feel we’re going for, peep our Spring 2007 video lookbook.
Compensation $500 for the day plus two free pairs of shoes
Please send your headshots and if possible- full body shots to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We first fell in love with Luke Ramsey‘s work after purchasing printed zines at the New York Art Book Fair a couple of years back, and have been fans ever since. Ramsey has collaborated with over 100 different artists to date, exhibits internationally, and performs in a project called Radical Trust. His work is about “finding harmony in organized chaos” in his abstract drawings.
Latitude 53 Contemporary Visual Art Center: Third Annual 12-Hour Drawing Marathon, Edmonton AB, Canada, August 1st, 2009
A new drawing
Sealed With A Kiss Concert Promotional Poster
Ramsey is also a co-founder of Islands Fold- an artist residency located on Pender Island, B.C, Canada. After we saw photos of Pender Island, we totally get how you can be easily inspired by the backdrop.