Month: October 2017

THE 5 BEST FEMALE-DIRECTED FILMS OF 2017

Wonder Woman This year's Patty Jenkins-directed take on Marvel's "Wonder Woman" was the seventh highest grossing film of 2017. The blockbuster, starring Gal Godot, was an empowering ode to women around the world as well as a step forward in addressing the lack of female directors in Hollywood. In September, Jenkins closed the deal to…

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“BLUE, YELLOW, RED, PURPLE” BY JONAS MEKAS OPENS AT MISSONI

Blue, Yellow, Red, Purple by Jonas Mekas Missoni Boutique: 1009 Madison Avenue, New York October 25th, 2017 - January 31st, 2018 In celebration of her 20th year as Creative Director of Missoni, Angela Missoni has presented the third installment of the Italian design house's Surface Conversion Project, which commissions artists to reinvent the brand's retail spaces.…

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STARTING WITH TERRY RICHARDSON, THE FASHION INDUSTRY FIGHTS ABUSE

Last week, the Telegraph broke the news of an internal memo written by Condé Nast International's executive vice president, James Woolhouse, announcing that the company will no longer work with photographer Terry Richardson due to his longstanding history of sexual assault allegations. Woolhouse's memo instructed that any work already commissioned from Richardson but not yet published should…

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PHOTO VOGUE FESTIVAL OPENS THIS NOVEMBER IN MILAN

  Photo Vogue Festival November 15th - November 19th, 2017 Piazza Duomo 12 & Via Bergognone 34, Milan, Italy The second edition of Photo Vogue Festival, the first international festival devoted to fashion photography, is set to open in Milan in November (read all about last year's edition here.) This year, the festival will feature…

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CAMERON RUSSELL OPENS HER INSTAGRAM TO MODELS SHARING STORIES OF ABUSE

Following public outcry against Harvey Weinstein and his decades-long history of sexual harassment and abuse, Cameron Russell has opened her Instagram to fellow models who wish to share their own stories of assault under the hashtag #MyJobShouldNotIncludeAbuse. Exploitation within the fashion industry occurs frequently as photographers, agents, and casting directors prey upon models who are…

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AUTUMN REVERIE – PHOTOGRAPHY BY MATT LICARI

Autumn Reverie, photography by Matt Licari. Alice wears lavender deco print tweed coat, blue and purple short sleeve metallic top and blue pinstripe skirt, all by GEORGINE. All beauty by DIOR: Diorshow mascara #258 Pro Blue, lip glow #001, on nails #001 Precious Rocks. LEFT: Alice wears black organza on white silk wool dress with…

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SCULPTOR ADAM PARKER SMITH ON “KIDNAPPING INCITES YEARS OF MURDEROUS DOOM”

Kidnapping Incites Years of Murderous Doom October 21st - November 19th, 2017 The Hole 312 Bowery, New York New York City art gallery The Hole is gearing up for the opening of Kidnapping Incites Years of Murderous Doom, a solo exhibition of new works by sculptor Adam Parker Smith. The show's unusual title is a six-word paraphrase…

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FIAC RETURNS TO PARIS FOR ITS 44TH EDITION FROM OCTOBER 19-22

October 19th - October 22nd, 2017 Grand Palais, Petit Palais & Hors Les Murs, Paris The Fiac International Art Fair will take over iconic Parisian landmarks Grand Palais, Petit Palais, and Hors Les Murs from October 19th-22nd for its 44th edition. The list of exhibitors for 2017 features 192 modern and contemporary galleries from 29 countries…

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PARIS FASHION WEEK SPRING 2018 RUNWAY HIGHLIGHTS

Last in the month-long line of fashion weeks is Paris, arguably the most artistic out of New York, London, and Milan. The city's in-your-face collections will no doubt dominate fashion editorials in the coming months (see: Balenciaga's platform Crocs and Chanel's PVC thigh high boots), but the Paris runways also showed some surprisingly wearable yet…

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LOUIS VUITTON ANNOUNCES NEW JEFF KOONS MASTERS COLLECTION

Louis Vuitton gets top marks when it comes to playing well with others. From Stephen Sprouse to Yayoi Kusama, a diverse range of artists have collaborated with the French design house over the years to revamp their classic silk scarves and logo'ed leather goods. Back in April, the brand released the latest in its long…

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 THE 2017 MONACO YACHT SHOW WITH DANIELA FEDERICI

This past September, marked the 27th edition of the Monaco Yacht show. The show features the most incredible concentration and presentation of super yachts. This year’s attendance was highest to date, the show brought in 36,400 participants from all around the world, which is an 8% increase from past shows. With 580 exhibitors, there was…

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LAUREN GREENFIELD: GENERATION WEALTH @ THE INTERNATIONAL CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Lauren Greenfield, "Generation Wealth" The International Center for Photography, NYC September 20, 2017 - January 7, 2018 Documentary filmmaker and photojournalist Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth is a socioculturally pertinent retrospective currently on view at The International Center for Photography. The exhibit features roughly 200 photographs, interviews, and documentary films chronicling the impossible pursuit of wealth, beauty,…

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5 ESSENTIAL FASHION COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

Whether you're looking for the perfect holiday gift, another addition to your own bookshelf, or creative inspiration, coffee table books are a beautiful, multipurpose solution for lovers of art, fashion, and beauty. We've compiled a list of five essential volumes celebrating the best of fashion's ground-breaking icons. Read on. ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: SAVAGE BEAUTY A catalogue…

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SWEDEN TO HOST THE WORLD’S FIRST FEMALE-ONLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

Following a series of sexual assaults at Swedish music festivals Putte I Parken and Bråvalla (causing the latter to be cancelled next year), comedian Emma Knyckare posted a Kickstarter page calling for the crowdfunded creation of Statement, the world's first female-only music festival. Knyckare raised 533,120 Swedish krona ($66,175) to make the event a reality. Statement…

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SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS EXPOSE HARVEY WEINSTEIN’S ABUSE OF POWER

With the recent publication of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey's New York Times exposé on movie executive Harvey Weinstein's decades-long history of alleged sexual assault, discussions concerning the abuse of women in the entertainment industry are dominating the media. Kantor and Twohey reported that, from 1990 to 2015, eight settlements against Weinstein concerning unwanted physical contact…

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SOUL OF A NATION: ART IN THE AGE OF BLACK POWER

Less than six months after the Charlottesville riots, the current racial tension in the United States is unmistakeable. With a Reuters poll claiming that race relations in America are at an all-time low, Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at the Tate Modern is more relevant than ever. Beginning with…

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MILAN FASHION WEEK SPRING 2018 RUNWAY HIGHLIGHTS

Each season, Milan Fashion Week gives spectators a glimpse into Italy’s world of timeless glamour. The city's historical monuments such as the Rotonda della Besana and Palazzo Archinto double as backdrops for designers, melding the past with contemporary styles. At Milan Fashion Week's most recent iteration, athleisure dominated designers' opere: loose tops, flowing jackets, maillots, and racerbacks prevailed,…

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‘THE OTHER FESTIVAL’ IS BACK IN BROOKLYN TO EMPOWER AND INSPIRE

The Other Festival is back for a second year in Downtown Brooklyn. Dee Poku, the festival’s founder, partnered with non-profit GLAM4GOOD to create an inclusive and empowering festival. Featuring an all female line-up, The Other Festival will showcase influencers, entrepreneurs, entertainers and creators with the goal of educating, inspiring, and empowering women. Taking place October…

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DAVID BOWIE RETROSPECTIVE TO SHOW AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM

David Bowie is March 2 to July 15, 2018 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY Following the Victoria and Albert Museum's massive success with David Bowie is, a retrospective paying tribute to the late icon, the Brooklyn Museum is bringing the show to New York City. Curated by Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh of the V&A, the exhibit…

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THE RISING RUNWAY STARS OF SPRING 2018

The spring 2018 runways were more diverse than ever. After surveying 94 different NYFW shows and 2,061 models who appeared in these shows, The Fashion Spot found that 36.9% of the cat-walkers were of color, an increase from Fall 2017's 31.5%. 90 "plus size" models walked, along with 31 transgender or non-binary models. We've rounded…

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