Month: November 2017

THE LATEST ON THE ALLEGATIONS AGAINST BRETT RATNER & RUSSELL SIMMONS

In the beginning of November, six women came forward to the Los Angeles Times alleging that director Brett Ratner sexually harassed and/or assaulted them. The women include actresses Natasha Henstridge, Olivia Munn, Jaime Ray Newman, Katharine Towne and Jorina King and model Eri Sasaki. Their allegations range from unwanted touching to sexually explicit comments to unsolicited indecent exposure. After…

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IN REMEMBRANCE: 5 OF AZZEDINE ALAÏA’S BEST MOMENTS

Iconic fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa passed away last Saturday, November 18th in Paris. His decades-long career was built upon an uncompromising dedication to the female form and the belief that fashion can function as an element of women's empowerment. Unlike many of today's designers who double as celebrities, Alaïa was a relatively private figure. He…

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THE UNTITLED SPACE CELEBRATED “ONLY YOU” EXHIBITION BY INDIRA CESARINE WITH A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

On November 15th, The Untitled Space celebrated exhibition “ONLY YOU,” a collection of photography, video, and sculpture by New York-based artist Indira Cesarine. The series of works is a conceptual narrative chronicling a woman’s emotions as she traverses a metaphorical landscape of love, loss and betrayal. The video version of “ONLY YOU” premiered in 2010 at an Art Basel…

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STARS WHO STUNNED AT THE 2017 AMAS

The American Music Awards always serves memorable red carpet fashion, from Destiny's Child's matching pink gowns to Britney and Justin's Canadian tuxedos. This year, music's best opted for a more refined take on award show dressing (the early 2000's weren't the most sophisticated in fashion). Read on for the best-dressed of the night! Selena Gomez Selena…

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20 UNDER 25: POWERFUL YOUNG CREATIVES IN ART & ENTERTAINMENT

Cardi B From stripping to starring on season 6 of "Love & Hip Hop" to rapping for sold-out crowds, Cardi B has paved her own unique path to success. In September, the 25-year-old Bronx native became the first female rapper in 19 years to top the Billboard Hot 100 chart with a solo track—and today,…

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JESSICA YATROFSKY’S “PINK PRIVACY” CAPTURES THE HUMOR, SADNESS & RAGE OF RELATIONSHIPS

New York-based photographer and filmmaker Jessica Yatrofsky ventured into poetry for her most recent creative endeavor, "Pink Privacy." The collection of poems, bound in pink linen and embossed in gold, departs in medium from her past work but continues to explore body politics, beauty, and gender, themes Yatrofsky fearlessly confronts in past photography volumes "I…

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JOHN CALE’S VELVET TOUCH, COMPOSER AND MAGICIAN OF MUSICIANS AT BAM

  A stroke of luck found me riding in a car from BAM back to Manhattan from the first night of John Cale, the Velvet Underground and Nico (an actual album), with legendary music producer Danny Fields. Fields had managed the Ramones; helped to launch the Doors; and told me that he had introduced Cale—…

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WHITNEY MUSEUM FETED ANNUAL ART PARTY WITH ASHLEY GRAHAM, ZOSIA MAMET & MORE

Artists, socialites and fashion industry giants gathered in New York City at the Whitney Museum last Tuesday, November 14th for its annual Art Party and dinner. Model-actress Ashley Graham and sculptor and performance artist Raúl de Nieves co-chaired this year's pre-Art Party dinner and musical artists Young Paris (the newest signee to Jay Z's Roc Nation) and…

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HEAVENLY BODIES: COSTUME INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES THEME OF 2018 MET GALA

New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its Spring 2018 exhibition, which will also serve as the theme for the museum's annual Met Gala. "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination" opens at The Met Fifth Avenue on May 10th, 2018 and runs until October 8th. The exhibition, presented throughout three locations at…

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DON’T MISS LOUIS VUITTON’S “VOLEZ, VOGUEZ, VOYAGEZ” IN NEW YORK CITY

“Volez, Voguez, Voyagez – Louis Vuitton” October 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018 American Stock Exchange Building:  86 Trinity Place, New York Curated by accomplished fashion historian Olivier Saillard, Louis Vuitton's exhibition "Volez, Voguez, Voyagez" has arrived in New York City following stints in Paris, Tokyo and Seoul. The show traces the history of the…

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FIVE ICONIC RED CARPET LOOKS FROM THE MET GALA

On the first Monday of May each year since 1971, the Met Gala has corralled the biggest and brightest in fashion, art, and entertainment to New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art to fête its annual Costume Institute exhibit and raise money. Guests are expected to dress according to the theme of the Costume Institute…

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ONE-TO-WATCH RAFFAELLA TALKS FRANCA SOZZANI & NEW SINGLE “SORORICIDE”

  A classically-trained pianist born and raised on Manhattan's Upper West Side, 21-year-old songstress Raffaella exudes the sharp yet dreamy charm of Jean Luc-Godard's New Wave starlets. When Raffaella was only one-day-old, her parents brought her to an astrologist, who told the family that songwriting is her gift. Aptly, she grew up sneaking into jazz…

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PIRELLI’S 2018 CALENDAR STARS A STUNNING ALL-BLACK CAST

Go down the rabbit hole with Pirelli's "Alice in Wonderland"-themed 2018 calendar, shot by Tim Walker and styled by recently-appointed British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. This year's edition of the iconic Pirelli calendar is the second ever to feature an all-black cast. "To see a black Alice today means children of all races can embrace the idea of…

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5 FEMALE MUSICIANS TO WATCH IN 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUcAPCxrSQs Princess Nokia Self-described "Yoruba, Taino, Puerto Rican girl with really brown skin, full curly hair, and a spirit that does not quit," Destiny Frasqueri has been rapping under the name Princess Nokia for three years. Now 25-years-old, the native New Yorker gained recognition for her song "G.O.A.T." and mixtape "1992," released this past September.…

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SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY UNDER SCRUTINY BY MODEL ALLIANCE & EDIE CAMPBELL

In response to the ongoing conversation surrounding sexual abuse in the fashion industry, the Model Alliance held a conference last week to discuss ways in which fashion workers, from garment producers to model agents, can take steps to end sexual violence in the global fashion industry. Former model Sara Ziff was inspired to found the…

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LAURA OWENS BRINGS COLOR, PATTERN, AND WILDLIFE TO THE WHITNEY

Laura Owens November 10, 2017 - February 4, 2018 The Whitney: 99 Gansevoort Street, New York On November 10th, The Whitney debuted its mid-career survey of the work of Los Angeles-based painter Laura Owens, known for integrating elements of collage, textiles, and cartoons into her work. Spanning two floors, the exhibition features approximately 60 paintings from…

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HAIM KICKED OFF THIS YEAR’S GUGGENHEIM INTERNATIONAL GALA

The HAIM sisters joined Dior in kicking off this year's Guggenheim International Gala on November 15th and 16th. The gala, which marked the 80th anniversary of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, honored artist Cai Guo-Qiang, former President of Guggenheim Board of Trustees Jennifer Blie Stockman and UBS in recognition of its collaboration with the museum…

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ASHLEY GRAHAM AND RAÚL DE NIEVES ANNOUNCED AS WHITNEY ART PARTY 2017 CO-CHAIRS

Mark your calendars, The Whitney Museum of American Art will be hosting its annual Art Party by the Whitney Contemporaries this year on November 14th! The museum has announced model-actress Ashley Graham and sculptor and performance artist Raúl de Nieves as this year's pre-Art Party dinner co-chairs. There will be a dinner followed by the larger…

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THE UNTITLED SPACE PRESENTS “ONLY YOU” EXHIBIT + PERFORMANCE

  ONLY YOU November 9 - November 17 THE UNTITLED SPACE 45 Lispenard Street Unit 1W New York, NY 10013 EXHIBIT RECEPTION + PERFORMANCE NOVEMBER 15th  // 6-9pm Special Performance 7:30pm RSVP events@untitled-space.com The Untitled Space has announced “ONLY YOU,” an exhibition of artwork featuring photography, sculpture, and video by artist Indira Cesarine, as well as…

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THE LOUVRE OPENS NEW LOCATION NOVEMBER 11TH IN ABU DHABI

The Louvre will open its Abu Dhabi branch to the public this Saturday, November 11th with a week-long series of celebratory events. Designed by architect Jean Nouvel, the waterfront space is located in Abu Dhabi’s cultural district on Saadiyat Island. The museum's inaugural installation features 600 works of art, half from its own holdings and half from its…

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