Just finished reading this interview covered by Business of Fashion-Exclusive with Nicolas Ghesquière- shows to say the importance of team and being in sync with your creative surroundings. The position of a creative individual/designer is FAR FROM EASY and having the perfect partner and creative team being on the same page and in tune with the bigger picture in mind is absolutely KEY. This can truly make or break a creative individual…. they can continue to move forward and apply there talents but WITH a team, WITH that “perfect” partner, the efforts seem effortless, and the process becomes magical. And thats what the world of art should be- about the MAGIC thats created at the end of the process! You should be able to feel it, to connect with it, to breath it when looking at it!
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In the animal kingdom, the alpha is the highest ranking member of a social group. Individuals become alphas through superior physical prowess and intelligence. As the result of being the group leader, they eat first and they mate first. Celebrities who have used their intelligence and femininity to rise to the top of their professions (alpha babes, if you will). They don’t compete with men in a “man’s world,” but create their own opportunities and businesses. They don’t try to join the game, but get their own ball and say, “Guys, the game’s over here.” These women are charming and beautiful, but God help you if you meet them in the boardroom, because they’re SHARKS!
For this list, ive focused solely on women outside of politics. Don’t expect to see any chancellors, prime ministers or first ladies on the list. We’re looking at celebrities whose influence stretches across multiple media platforms. The following is our top alpha females…
The Teddyboy emerged in the 1950s as Britain was coming to the end of post-war austerity and represented the first face of British youth culture. The consumer boom of the 1950s America did not reach Britain until the 1960s but nevertheless working class teenagers could for the first time afford good clothes, a bicycle or motorcycle and entertainment. The clothing that the Teddyboys wore was designed to shock their parents’ generation. It consisted of an Edwardian style drape jacket, much too ‘camp’ for a working class man, suede Gibson shoes with thick crepe soles, narrow ‘drainpipe’ trousers, a smart shirt and a loud tie – usually of the ‘Slim Jim’ or bootlace type.
The Teds fully embraced the American Rock and Roll music that hit Britain and the British bands that adopted the same style. The Teds were, however, shadowy figures at the dancehalls, lurking around the bars, bopping around and drinking. They formed gangs who sometimes had a common uniform like a particular colour of jacket or socks. For the most part, violence and vandalism was not too serious by modern standards, and exaggerated by the media, but there were instances of serious gang warfare with razors and knives. Some Teddyboys had fascist tendencies and were involved with gangs of youths that attacked the West Indians that emigrated to Britain in the mid Fifties. This racism was the most unfortunate of the Teddyboy’s tendencies and it closed off much American Rock and Roll to them.
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In 2009, in response to recession, Comme des Garcons created BLACK Comme des Garcons, a line of reasonably priced classic CdG garments replete with their own boutiques around the world. The practical nature of the project was reflected in the small, minimalist spaces themselves.
As part of the ongoing effort to outfit the various sides of the Comme des Garcons universe with their own scent, CDG is launching the BLACK perfume this week. The cedar and vetiver based scent also somehow seems practical and well-rooted. Comme des Garcons is no stranger to woody, incensey scents, having done the Hinoki and Sequoia perfumes, among others. BLACK continues the strong cedar base with hints of leather, liquorice, birch tar, and pepper wood, and tops it off with black pepper from Madagascar and incense from Somalia.
The packaging continues the no-nonsense approach. It is a basic cylinder bottle, most of which is screen-printed with a black band and the white logo.
The perfume retails for $100, and is available exclusively at the CDG BLACK stores from April 2nd until April 15th, and worldwide thereafter.April 2, 2013 | Posted in befresh, cologne, commesdesgarcons, smellgood | Leave a comment
Fashion can be many things, likeable or not. Among these, fashion as theater is one aspect that gives it a certain kind of excitement. And by theater I don’t mean a mere parade of lavish outfits, but a convergence of the immaterial, in the form of designer’s ideas, with the material, in the form of a show that makes your heart jump even if for a second. Anyone familiar with the runway presentations of Alexander McQueen of Hussein Chalayan will know what I’m talking about. The fact that there is an incredible amount of painstaking work that leads up to the spectacle that lasts a mere fifteen minutes makes it all the more exciting because of how irrational the whole thing is. The 200-page volume has as many images. All are shot by the photographer Kevin Davies, which both enhances and limits the book. Enhances, because we get to see quite an intimate portrait of Treacy (who is reportedly shy) at work in his studio and in fittings for Grace Jones and Naomi Campbell. At the same time we don’t get enough photos of some of Treacy’s most eminent creations, perhaps because Davies was not around to photograph them. So, if you are looking for a definitive monograph on Treacy, you won’t find it here, but if you are interested in what goes on behind the scenes, this book is for you.April 2, 2013 | Posted in book, coffee table, coffeebook, creative, KEVIN DAVIES, phaidon, PHILIP TREACY, table book | Leave a comment ← Older posts