Thursday, January 16, 2014

MANON KÜNDIG - Bowerbird Collection

Bowerbird, the 2012 graduate collection from the Fashion Department at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, of Manon Kündig. A collection inspired in the Bowerbird, a peculiar bird that lives in the tropical areas of New Guinea and Northern Australia, and that uses its colorful fuzz to attract female prospects. With influences from the worlds' subcultures, Google and the Moroccan immigrants that live in the designer's neighborhood in Antwerp.
Layers of intricately printed silk contrast with sequined pants, beaded faux fur, synthetic fringes, lace mittens and socks, and silk scarves covering the models’ faces entirely. The shock of bright colors, textures and prints create a wild cacophony. The collection was born from Kündig’s everlasting fascination with transforming ugliness into pure beauty. We Are Selecters 
I love everything about this!


So weird and amazing!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Black Orpheus

Black Orpheus is a glorious movie with it's the colors, Brazilian culture, and throbbing samba.  It was made in 1959 but so ahead of it's time.
 Black Orpheus (Orfeu Negro) is literally what its title suggests: a retelling of the "Orpheus and Eurydice" legend enacted by black performers. This time the setting is the annual Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Orpheus (Breno Mello) is a streetcar conductor; Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn) has just jilted her lover and is attempting to escape his wrath. Orpheus himself falls in love with Eurydice, whereupon her ex-lover, disguised as the Angel of Death shows up and kills Eurydice. To reclaim his lost love, Orpheus enters "Hell" (the Rio morgue) and uses supernatural methods to revive the dead girl. A multi-award winner on the international film scene, Black Orpheus features a samba musical score by Luiz Bonfa and Antonio Carlos JobimNYT
  Marpessa Dawn, is easily one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen. Gorgeous. Watch the movie here. It's so good.

Arcade Fire - "Afterlife"

Arcade Fire performs "Afterlife" live at the YouTube Music Awards. Directed by Spike Jonze.
Their lyric video to clips of Black Orpheus,  one of my favorites!
Directed by Emily Kai Bock and produced by The Creators Project. It's nice to see the same song visualized in such interesting perspectives.  I love them all for different reasons.

Christoph Neimann: A Tribute to Maurice Sendak

A sincerely beautiful message - live your life.