Tuesday, August 25, 2009
These pics were taken at the AfroPunk Festival in Brooklyn this summer. I regret I did not get the names of the artists who contributed these pieces to the mural, but I thought they were hot-props!
This season, artists Richard Phillips, Maira Kalman and phoptographer Marilyn Minter were asked to interpret M.A.C.'s Fall '09 color collection thru their own mediums. Utilizing makeup, painting, computer design and photography, the artists created the campaign entitled Make-Up Art Cosmetics (M.A.C.'s full name ;)
I think it's a great new twist for a makeup line to celebrate all forms of art, being that it inspires so much of what we do. Upon doing a little research, I found out that Richard Phillips and Marilyn Minter each had pieces featured on Gossip Girl last fall! Apparently art imitates art, imitates art. The video is lovely!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Controversial yet compelling and totally brilliant! Leigh Bowery was a performance artist, designer, underground club persona and more. His makeup and wardrobe is out of this world! Wanna see more? Check out his story in the documentary The Legend of Leigh Bowery... prepare to be inspired and appalled at once!
Recently I caught a couple of movies on my favorite channel, TCM (Turner Classic Movies) featuring this gorgeous goddess that is SOPHIA LOREN! I am totally in awe of her striking, exotic beauty. The super- high cheekbones, exaggerated cat-eyes and voluptuous Italian curves made her the ultimate in sex symbols of the 50's and 60's. Sophia, now 75, has aged so gracefully and continues to be a muse in fashion and beauty. LOVE her!