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20 Apr

Here’s a First Look At The Staff Uniforms For Designer And Artist Susan Cianciolo’s Run Restaurant At The Whitney

In 2001, Susan Cianciolo set up Run Restaurant inside New York’s Alleged Galleries. It was a restaurant–meets–art installation hybrid named for her since-shuttered fashion label, Run, with a functioning kitchen, a full menu, a small indoor water garden, and a gift shop. Now, Cianciolo is revisiting Run Restaurantfor the 2017 Whitney Biennial, setting up her own artful atmosphere inside the museum’s Untitled restaurant on the ground floor. The first dinner in the series will take place this evening and run until Thursday. Tickets are $125 for a five-course chef Michael Anthony–prepared meal, which will be served by a waitstaff dressed in custom uniforms designed by Cianciolo. “The uniforms are in line with my history of handcrafted patchwork,” explains Cianciolo. “They are...
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11 Apr

How to Coordinate Your Lunch With Your Outfit

Photography by Kelsey McClellan, Styling by Michelle Maguire
There’s something undeniably pleasing about encountering a person dressed from head to toe in a single colour. “Real geniuses” is what San Fransisco-based photographer Kelsey McClellan and Ohio-based set and prop stylist Michelle Maguire call those they notice at a bus stop or flea market effortlessly pulling off the full look. It’s these everyday muses who have inspired the pair’s new photo-series, Wardrobe Snacks – an amusing yet sleek collection which takes inspiration from informal diners, from the commuter on a crowded bus pulling out a snack from a bag, or “a lunch-breaker on a park bench eating from her lap,” as well as from Michelle’s very own stepdad, who “rests his sandwich on his thigh between bites”. Aiming to capture the zen-like state of snackers on the go, the two...
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27 Mar

Christian Louboutin Makes Crayons Now

There's a part in The Devil Wears Prada where Andy Sachs sells her tainted designer wardrobe, using it to fund her new life as an idealistic newspaper rookie. Five years ago, Australian artist CJ Hendry did the same thing, unloading every investment piece in her closet onto eBay. "I was studying finance, and hopeless at it. But I didn't believe that being creative was an actual job, so I got a job on the sales floor at Chanel in my hometown—Brisbane, Australia," says Hendry. "I did it for a while and then I said, 'Right, I've got to do this. I've got to be an artist.' So I sold everything I owned on eBay—bags, shoes, jackets, everything— and I made...
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21 Mar

Art Therapy


Doing art. Seeing art. Living art. Marte and Georgia know that expressing yourself is good for the soul.
Get started with M.A.C pigment.

1/6   From left: Georgia Fowler @georgiafowler; Georgia Hilmer @georgiahilmer.

2/6   From left: Marte Mei van Haaster @martemai; Emily Ratajkowski @emrata.

3/6   Marte Mei van Haaster @martemai.

4/6   From left: Elsa Hosk @hoskelsa; Dilone @_dilone.

5/6   From left: Laura Kampman @laurakampman; Georgia Fowler @georgiafowler.

6/6   Laura Hoffmann @laura.hoff.


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15 Feb

Playboy Is Bringing Nudity Back

After just a year, nudity is returning to Playboy in the March/April issue of the magazine, according to Cooper Hefner, Hugh Hefner's son. On Monday, the 25-year-old, who recently took over as Chief Creative Officer of Playboy, released a statement via Twitter saying that the magazine made a mistake by removing nudity in the first place. "When you have a company, and the founder is responsible for kickstarting the sexual revolution, and then you pluck out the aspect of the company's DNA by removing nudity, it makes a lot of people, including me, sit and say—what the hell is the company doing?" Hefner said in an interview with Business Insider. The magazine made the executive decision to no longer feature images of...
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1 Feb

The Artist Creating Barragán’s Bright Buildings in Miniature

Miniature prison cells, empty suburban homes, looming archways, vacant corridors: New York-based artist James Casebere has long been preoccupied with abandoned spaces, which he recreates in miniature on a table-top and then photographs for posterity in a neat inversion of the architectural protest. Where previously he has sought to evoke angst and isolation with these images, however, his new series takes a different direction. Emotional Architecture, a new collection of works on display at New York’s Sean Kelly Gallery, draws again on feelings of confinement, but this time to produce spaces which allow their viewer to get lost in their own thoughts. This is a body of work about escapism and serenity, and it’s defiantly optimistic. The series is based, crucially, on the work of Mexican architect...
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1 Feb

The Extraordinarily Ostentatious Life of Marchesa Casati


Of all the eccentrics from the early 20th century, none have left as memorable of a mark on fashion and art as Marchesa Luisa Casati. With her kohl-rimmed eyes, penchant for extravagantly wild parties and an extraordinary ability to surround herself with the most talented people of her time, Marchesa is regarded as a “work of art” – a fate she craved – as well as a paragon of extraordinary ostentatiousness. Here, we look back on the eccentric woman’s crazy lifestyle, as well as the fashion designers who find inspiration from it even today.

Images courtesy of Alexander McQueen, Man Ray and Christian Dior
Images courtesy of Alexander McQueen, Man Ray and Christian Dior
WHO’S THAT GIRL Marchesa was born as Luisa Amman to a family of a Milanese textile magnates. Orphaned by both her parents by the age of 16, she grew...
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26 Jan

A Photographic Series About Google

Polly Brown's Column
Where once the likes of encyclopaedias, research libraries and image archives provided a treasure trove of information which could be delved into and discovered at whim, today’s modern age has introduced a novel means of uncovering data, and all that it requires is a computer device and a WiFi connection. Over and above a simple means of finding source imagery, Google image search has spawned a mystical poetry all of its own, and falling into it, somewhat like Alice into the rabbithole, can be incredibly addictive. For this new installment of her column, entitled You & Me, photographer Polly Brown expands on ideas surrounding processed, composite and translated meanings. Entering her own images into Google’s vacant box to see...
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25 Jan

Art Enthusiasts Will Love J.Crew’s New Collab for Spring


J.Crew is getting artsy with its latest collaboration for spring—today, the retailer announced a new collection with street artist Michael De Feo, also known as @theflowerguy who has been creating beautiful works of art for nearly 25 years. He's famous for placing his works in unexpected places in more than 60 major cities around the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Cabo San Lucas, Amsterdam, Paris, Venice, Buenos Aires, and Hong Kong.

What we love about this collab? Wearable art in the form of De Feo's signature floral brushstrokes printed on a few of our favorite J. Crew silhouettes. Three styles are available, retailing between $40 and $50, and as of today, they're currently available at and in stores. Shop the designs, below.

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25 Jan

5 Fashion Designers Switching to Art


Fashion month is upon us, and the big four fashion capitals are all awash with their own set of street savvy style icons. It’s almost as if, now more than ever, each city is on a mission to outdo the next. This increased creativity has resulted in some seriously distinct shows, but is curating an outfit the same as curating an exhibition? Is sculpting a silhouette similar to sculpting a bust? Are front row selfies really considered photographs? The debate is endless, and the main question posed is this: is fashion an art form? While the jury’s still out on most of these musings, these five designers are covering their bases by experimenting in both fashion as well as art.

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