SARTORIAL PORN: ALEXANDER MCQUEEN SS14

The house of McQueen finally collaborates with supermodel Kate Moss to deliver a SS14 campaign that is filled with dark hues, horror, and mini-moss dolls. The collection was influenced by twentieth century colors and graphic shapes of the avant-garde, while Steven Klein pulled from the 1960’s thriller, Peeping Tom, as inspiration for both the short and the campaign photos. The short’s POV journey through the streets of East London are gritty with mass amounts of sex appeal. Basically, at 40, Kate still gives great face (even when it is a little alienesque).

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CARLO JO MORGAN AT THE DILETTANTE: THE MOTHERSHIP COMES TO LOS ANGELES

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Carly Jo Morgan has two weeks left of her pregnancy, so naturally now is the best time to showcase her thoughts and ideas on becoming a mother — and more power to the artist/curator/doula extraordinaire, because “The Mothership” show at Dilettante is a brilliant compilation of art.

The group art show Morgan curated features the work of thirteen female artists, and it proves how differently people see the idea of motherhood. The artists come from all walks of life and show that being a mother isn’t purely wiping off jam-covered hands. It’s a spiritual experience, which Morgan described to the New York Times as divine, but a little bit sci-fi.

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Lila Roo wears her “For the Canyon” headdress at the Grand Canyon

 Those two adjectives exemplify the work of the twelve artists Morgan brought into the space with her. From a Native-American-inspired headdress to modern geometric work, “Jazz Riff #1,” the show speaks to all who appreciate art. The recently-opened exhibit also featurs works by Lita Albuquerque, Gemma Bayly, Amanda Charchian, Diana Garcia, Dana Louise Kirkpatrick, Fay Ray, Lila Roo, Alia Shawkat, Elena Stonaker, Jacqueline Suskin, Lola Rose Thompson, and Jasmine Albuquerque.

“The Mothership” will be on display at Dilettante through mid-February.

RAG & BONE SS14 CAMPAIGN : BEING LONESOME IN LA NEVER LOOKED SO COOL

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For its SS14 campaign, the N.Y. based women and menswear empire – Rag & Bone – decided to use L.A. as its backdrop. Shot by photographer Glen Luchford, the campaign features the French-born thespian and starlet of Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac – Stacy Martin, along with the-ever-so dapper, California native Emile Hirsch.

“Los Angeles to me is the city of dreams, a roller coaster with equal highs and lows down the track. I happily call it home.” – Hirsch

The campaign departs from the glitz and glam of L.A. by zeroing in on the lonely forgotten areas of our city as both characters wander the gritty streets dressed impeccably with no where to be. The grainy 35mm and 16mm black and white film used adds a thin layer of nostalgia to a campaign that already has an air of romanticism, effortlessly portrayed by the two young actors. Stacy Martin explains the intent as, “capturing moments, rather than a perfect picture.”

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