Saturday, June 23, 2012
Madonna popularized mixing the culture of erotic fetishism into music & stage performances... and continues to be the only one who brilliantly melts the worlds of High Kink, High Fashion and High Art Direction.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
The stunning Miss Deneuve's icy beauty paired with the otherworldly, eerie Mr. Bowie makes for a provocative couple that are as seductively glamorous as they are dangerous. A sensational first feature film by Tony Scott who brought a fresh, glossy style and updated the blood-thirsty living dead set....& perfectly captured that '80s NYC Mega Club scene where eye contact spoke volumes and led to some very unpredictable situations...decades before the current 24/7 texting epidemic...where it seems everyone is hunting for a ''better offer".lol
Monday, June 18, 2012
My pal Kim Sales recently expressed his curiosity in my visual interpretation of Asian guys.
NYC, once again, is the ultimate inspiration for people watching and the explosion of the hyper style-conscious Asian population is impossible not to be inspired by. There is an innate understanding of fashion & attitude by the players of this small but unforgettable tribe.
The fusion of mixed martial arts, skateboard and hip hop cultures produces yet another genre of eye catching urban style....and a welcome departure from the usual Math & Science brainiac stereotype.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Costumed by Michael Kaplan he's a one man party of clenched fists, twisted philosophy, a weakness for male bonding, a bloody nose but rocking the most awesome urban-crazy-gangsta-chic EVER.
Tom Ford chose an intimate presentation to promote his return to fashion, hand picking his favorite super divas to bring his sensual chic point of view to life. He packed his shop with Industry A-listers and unleashed his delicious beauties while he read out loud, every detail of every look that was shown... in a charming nod to the 1950's. The seductive atmosphere of pure joy celebrating female power-glamour made for a very special, fresh fashion showing.
Monday, June 11, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
The genius who crafted the public persona and art directed the visual presentation of Singer Grace Jones is a true original. They say timing is everything in life...and their moment to team up was the late '70's when disco decadence and sexual liberation ruled NYC. Mr. Goude brilliantly layered the hot button topics of social politics, beauty, fashion, fantasy, race and gay sexual liberation in his most iconic muse: the stunningly beautiful vamp...the outrageous Miss Grace Jones. Together they rebooted the art of suggestive performance, camp & daring spectacle.
Mr.Thierry Mugler stages a spectacular runway fantasy celebrating his uniquely sensual vision of African Glamour starring a cast of Runway legends Iman, Katoucha, Amalia, Rebecca, Khadija, Anna and a very young Naomi. You can feel their enthusiasm in being transformed into a signature Mugler super-GODDESS.
It's also a glimpse into an era when fashion shows were as precisely choreographed as any great dance performance. In the 21st century's FAST FASHION age when unimaginative fashion presentations last mere minutes excluding the hours of waiting ...who has the time or money to support rehearsals?
In the theatrical and festive 80's, fashion shows transported you to another spectacular planet of a creative designers' fevered imagination.....today it seems the stars of a fashion show are the pre-teen blogging queens texting on the front row!lol
Sit back.... get comfy...and fasten your seat belt...it's gonna be a deliciously bumpy ride of glamorous self indulgence. Chanel Chic at it's most graphic....and amusing. It deserves to be made into a full length feature.