If you've been wondering why it's been near impossible to score anything by Stephen Sprouse on eBay or elsewhere in recent months, well, the reasons that have been silently building are finally out of the bag with Monday's summation in WWD.
Archive for November, 2008
My favorite part about Thanksgiving?
Ok, sure, it's partly Andy's slow-roasted turkey inside the small, black clay army tank that is the Kamado grill. But what gets me up early every year like a kid on Christmas morning is the annual Gobble Gobble Give, a DIY community gathering to feed the homeless.
For all her flaws (and I know several former staffers who could ramble endlessly on the topic), Diane Von Furstenberg's style and drive, professional and personal inventiveness and joie de vivre is the stuff icons are made of.
On Saturday, please join us at A+R Venice for a very special trunk show with internationally celebrated ceramicist Maria White Mebane.
Her work is featured prominently in the new book featuring some of the biggest design stars around the world, Nature: Inspiration for Art & Design, published by Barcelona's Monsa.
You could feel the collective sucking of air out of the hallowed Bing Theater at LACMA last night as Ava Garter stripped off her sparkling matador costume before a couple of hundred audience members–mostly members of the museum's Costume Council, which comprises mostly of ladies who get goose bumps at being called a socialite.
What’s in the stitch of a caviar bead on a corseted bodice, or the sparkle on a strappy stiletto heel? Plenty when it comes to both the haute couture and the couture level of burlesque costumes.
Nothing like stamping something “limited edition” to stir a diehard into a frenzy. And there promises to be an endless supply of limited runs of all sorts of covetable goodies in time for the holidays.
I already felt like I was in an alternative universe, a surreal place where a usually apathetic population actually exercised its right to vote and cast a referendum to send to the White House an intelligent, dignified man who happens to be black.
As if to underscore the trailblazing magnitude of this journey to the White House, Michelle Obama has consistently chosen modern looks and American designers (Isabel Toledo, Isaac Mizrahi, her hometown designer Maria Pinto, even Target) that distinguish this corporate lawyer and "mom-in-chief" (her words) from so many first ladies before her.
From Saul William’s sublime, mind-blowing verse to John C. Riley’s pointedly candid humor to a straight-up shot from fathers Flea and Pierre de Reeder of Rilo Kiley (with babes in arms), the video postcards we shot a few weeks ago at Shepard Fairey’s Studio One Gallery and which finally began making their way online this last week are a reminder of the creative riches realized in this landmark presidential campaign.
Dear LVER friends,
With new digs under my very own name, my chronicles continue. Thank you for your patience, your support and your interest. A redesign is underway, and next year will bring expanded features.