Bruce LaBruce x Damien Blottiere x PAOM photos by Alex La Cruz

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Our friend Bruce LaBruce has just announced a collaboration with the artist Damien Blottiere and the apparel brand PAOM. Damien Blottiere's collages using film stills, photographs, movie posters and polaroids for the graphics. There are 20 unisex pieces produced by the online platform for clothingcustomization, Print All Over Me and timed to launch at the same time as LaBruce's solo retrospective show FAGGOTRY at Lethal Amounts Gallery in Los Angeles.

Later,

Diane

paom.com

read full article

ALLY CAPELLINO X NORWEGIAN RAIN THE WATERPROOF BAG photographs by Jonathan Daniel Pryce (@GarconJon)

Dear Shaded Viewers,

NORWEGIAN RAIN has collaborated with ALLY CAPELLINO to create 'the waterproof bag" and we all know,  no one knows how to protect yourself and your belongings better from the rain than our friends at NORWEGIAN RAIN. The collaboration combines their take on urban coolness using NORWEGIAN RAIN'S trademark Japanese recycled PET fabric, taped seams and weatherproof zips with ALLY CAPELLINO"S luxurious details such as Italian bridle leather straps and trims. 

read full article

Sr.Marcelo Horacio Maquieira's picture

MODA AMERICANA, SÍ O NO? LA CASA BLANCA FASHION WEEK IS ABOUT TO START! PLURIBUS CERVIX DUO RICK OWENS & MICHELE LAMY ARE REFERENTIAL ON THE NEXT “F-ASHINGTON” POLITICS! Amsterdam, The Netherlands – by Sr.Marcelo Horacio Maquieira.

Dear Shaded Viewers & Diane,

NYC is counting down for fashion week and part of the current political campaign is futurising - isn’t it? I hope the new president will help contemporary designers to finally climb and be recognized, and not become a huge brand as their market is mostly represented. No candidate has mentioned yet how fertile and promising the American ground for fashion is looking in the coming four years. How are those mono-thinker fashionistas supposed to make suitable choices without this information? We will help them out!

read full article

Bliss Lau ceremony rings nature photos by Keziban Barry

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The rings are exotic and so is the designer, New York based, raised in Honolulu, Hawaii the designer Bliss Lau ilaunched her career with her  body chains that were worn on the skin, under the clothes or on top of them. For the past few years Bliss has concentrated on fine jewelry and pictured above are her ceremony rings.  No worries, the body chains continue to evolve along with the collection.

Ceremony rings, illuminate ring, Mirage, Acute Reflection Ring and the Minimalist Ring.

Later,

Diane

read full article

Happy 32nd Birthday Butheina Kazim , co-founder of Cinema Akil

Dear Shaded Viewers,

On my only trip to Dubai, so far, I was interviewed by Butheina Kazim, the co-founder of Cinema Akil as part of the Fashion Forward Dubai Design District event.  We had a great connection and it was the beginning of a new friendship. I asked her on the spot to join the ASVOFF 8 jury at Centre Pompidou in Paris, she accepted, we met in Paris for ASVOFF8 and then again at the ASVOFF Cannes event this past May. Today she is 32 and what a past not to mention her incredible future. Happy Birthday my friend.

Later,

Diane 

read full article

Advanced Style x dama Limited Edition Art Prints Available Now

Dear Shaded Viewers,

From Ari Seth Cohen

"As a kid I dreamed of being an artist. My grandmother Bluma always encouraged me to be creative- to collage and draw. She was my muse and teacher and always provided the loving inspiration I needed to feel confident in my artistic pursuits. Spending time with her, watching old movies, and looking at the glamorous women all dressed up in her old scrapbooks informed my ideas about style and personal expression. At eight-years-old I began to draw a series of “Fancy Lady” drawings inspired by grandmother’s world.

read full article

Exhibition AJNHAJTCLUB - Bogomir Doringer-MuseumsQuartier Wien

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Following the international success of his project “FACELESS,” artist and curator Bogomir Doringer returns to the MuseumsQuartier Wien with a new exhibition: “AJNHAJTCLUB” (until Sep 4)  explores the guestworker phenomenon. The exhibition shows this phenomenon in full color, complete with animated 3D avatars, modern folklore, interactive performances and contemporary interventions.

read full article

Thank you Victoria Cohen for sending this to me today 1985 DP in Paper Magazine

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Some of you might remember that I've lost almost all of my archives from back in the day when I was a fashion designer for my own brand. I recently re-connected with Victoria Cohen who used to have a shop in NYC called Style Council. I think she was 19 or something like that and she bought my collection. This was exclusively in NYC at her shop.

read full article

Ancient History - 1986 Diane Pernet collection photographed by Bill Cunningham for Details Magazine

Dear Shaded Viewers,

You can see more ancient history..aka DP collections on https://www.takeit.to/diane_pernet/project/diane_pernet__designer_1978__1990

I also found an old 1982 show invite that was held at OHIO on Greene Street, that has a funny story attached to it. You can see more of my Style Evolution here:

read full article

Fritz Lang 1921 Destiny FULL FILM & RESTORED TRAILER POSTED BY @PRESENTFUTURE_

Fritz Lang 1921 Destiny (Der müde Tod) full film. Also find the trailer for the restored film which payed at this years Berlinale film festival. Read more about the film in this Village Voice article:

http://www.villagevoice.com/film/fritz-lang-s-destiny-finds-empathy-for-the-greatest-killer-of-all-8626397







 

#SEEKANDLEARN

- GRIFFIN

read full article

The future and the present by Alex Czetwertynski on takeit.to.

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This morning I read and watched two fantastic posts by Alex Czetwertynski on takeit.to.

Suzanna Ginczanka was a Poloish writer that wrote verses that mocked the rampant antisemitism of pre-war Poland and although Alex does not speak Polish he managed to convey her verse in both images and sound and he tells you all about that process.

Here are the links: https://www.takeit.to/alex_czetwertynski/project/suzanna_ginczanka

read full article

Lovers of these two great directors...if you speak German, rejoice this is for you - Douglas Sirk : Bourbon Street Blues (1979) Rainer Werner Fassbinder and more...

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I cannot think of a better reason for wanting to speak German. Imagine Douglas Sirk and Rainer Werner Fassbinder...what a perfect duo considering the influence Sirk had on Fassbinder and more recently on Todd Haynes.

Anyway, if you speak German, this is perfect for you.

Later,

Diane

read full article

Boleskine House previously owned by Aleister Crowley and Jimmy Page text and film by Image Noire

 Dear Shaded Viewers,

This short movie has been shot near Inverness in Scotland in 2013 on Super 8 film. The footage reveals the mystery of Boleskine House, a mansion on the shore of Loch Ness notable for having been the home of Aleister Crowley and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page which, currently, has no access to public, moreover, it has almost been destroyed by the fire in 2015.

read full article

Sr.Marcelo Horacio Maquieira's picture

AN ICONIC DESTINATION WHEN WANTING THE AUTUMN TO START SEXY: MARILYN MONROE IS COMING TO THE NIEUWE KERK AMSTERDAM(NL).

Dear Shaded Viewers,

In the year that she would have turned 90, De Nieuwe Kerk will reflect on a great style icon: Marilyn Monroe. From October 1 until February 5 2017, the exhibition about her life and legacy, including numerous personal items from her house at 5th Helena Drive in Brentwood, California, can be visited.

read full article

Pascale Montandon-Jodorowsky in Cannes a chat about Endless Poetry

Dear Shaded Viewers,

A re-post of my chat with Pascale Montandon=Jodorowsky the day after the screening of Endless Poetry in Cannes. Also a few snap shots from my visit to the home of the Jodorowsky's for a tea and an image from my tribute to Alejandro Jodorowsky at ASVOFF7 Centre Pompidou. Photo by Christian Tarro Toma.

Later,

Diane

read full article

New French brand TOKEN

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Yesterday I visited a new French brand TOKEN. The collection is a mix of streetwear and more precious techniques and focusing on stage wear with lots of gold and shiny pieces. Grace Jones, Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury are all represented in the 80's spirit of the collection.

www.token-paris.com

Later,

Diane

read full article

Way back in 1985 David La Chapelle shot this for Interview Magazine on Billy Beyond.

Dear Shaded Viewers,

This is three decades old, the beginning of David La Chapelle's photography career. Interview Magazine commissioned him to shoot, I guess we were 'nouvelle couture' NYC style. In the 80's Billy Beyond and Josh Jordan use to have the "Disco Modeling School", this was the beginning of 'Voguing'.

Thanks to John Matheson and Billy Beyond.

Later,

Diane

read full article

FB post from Michael Hadida

Dear Shaded Viewers,
 
FB post from Michael Hadida:
 
I'm really sick of all this shit happening in France right now and the situation we're all in. Tonight after a usual dinner with my friends comfortably numb sharing our points of view about where is this country going I asked myself what I am doing to change it? The answer was really not much. French people always have the best ideas to change the world but there will always be a strike to prevent us from doing it ;)

read full article

Ancient History - feeling tall in Tokyo and beyond

Dear Shaded Viewers,

It is a rare moment when I can feel tall. When those moments arrive...a document must take place. I have been having fun working on my style evolution page on the new media sharing platform: takeit.to. It is a great professional tool for creatives but it is also fun to trace the development of your style. Yours probably will change much more than mine...

Later,

Diane

read full article

David Szeto and his beautiful shoes

Dear Shaded Viewers,

You all know David Szeto for his beautiful clothes, I have been wearing his custom made skirts for a very long time. No one cuts like Szeto and now he takes that same philosophy and puts it into his collection of shoes, comfort and beauty. Nothing worse than a beautiful shoe that puts you into a bucket of tears. Szeto makes shoes with your comfort in mind but not to the exclusion of beauty and originality. 

Don't worry, his is not giving up designing clothes, next season you will find both in his collection.

Later,

Diane

read full article

Fêting Fendi Fur at a Fascist Architectural Gem During AltaRoma July 2016. Photos & Words by Glenn Belverio

I'll take any excuse to schlep out to EUR—the chic Roman suburb that began as Mussolini's vision of a New Rome in the 1930s—and a Fendi fur exhibit is as good a reason as any. As you've probably read, Fendi moved their corporate offices from the Palazzo Fendi, in the center of Rome, to the Palazzo della Civiltà Italiana (Palace of Labor Civilization), possibly one of the most famous examples of Fascist architecture in Rome. I've been a champion of what is commonly referred to as the "square coliseum" ever since I was taken there, in 2001, by a Colombian Marxist whom I met at the Europa Multiclub gay sauna. This was during a time when the building seemed all but abandoned, and Romans referred to it disparagingly as "the Swiss cheese."

read full article

Hidden Treasures: Secret Places and Emerging Talents at AltaRoma July 2016. Photos & Words by Glenn Belverio

Rome is the kind of city where, just when you think you've seen it all, you suddenly find yourself in a secret subterranean auditorium, or a remarkably preserved Roman house from the 3rd century A.D., or a lavish aristocratic garden tucked away in the otherwise baleful domain of Termini. Organized by Alta Roma, this TALE(nt) of ROME tour was the logical extension of this season's Grand Tour exhibition staged by A.I. Artisanal Intelligence. As we hopscotched across the centuries, we eventually landed in the 20th century (the idyllic 1920s) for a compelling display of 21st-century fashion designs ingeniously juxtaposed with airplane fuselages and hulking, strangely beautiful industrial machines.

read full article

LALO from Tibilisi photos by Grigor Devejiev

Dear Shaded Viewers,

A few months ago I was in Tibilisi and I discovered the brand LALO. I posted about them at that time but today I received a photo shoot from them that I thought I would share with you.

Later,

Diane

Photo & Styling: Grigor Devejiev

Assistant: Aka Prodiashvili

Model: Lika Rigvava

MUA: Lucia Devejieva

Hair: Lenka Elen

 

read full article

Author: The JT LeRoy Story Director: Jeff Feuerzeig is opening in London July 29th

Dear Shaded Viewers,

I'm happy to tell you that one of the most profound and thought provoking films is coming to you, if you live in the UK. Laura Albert aka JT Leroy is a friend. This image is when we met in Paris about 5 years ago. I saw the film in Paris at the Champs Elysee Film Festival and the chance to meet the director Jeff Feuerzeig. The film played in the Sundance Film Festival in 2016. I highly recommend you go out and see it.

Later,

Diane

read full article

The Secrets of Couture exhibition at the Palazzo Borghese, Alta Roma July 2016. Words & photos by Glenn Belverio

Summer in Rome, during Alta Roma, means that one minute you're indulging in toothsome canapes in the lush, verdant garden of the Dutch ambassador to Italy before being shuttled to the other side of the city by your driver and deposited before the gates of an imposing palace which is heavily guarded by swarthy hunks brandishing big guns. And for a moment, you fear—to paraphrase Ronnie "Z-Man" Barzell—that the portcullis will bar your entrance to Elsinore.

read full article