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Gustav Klimt

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Taryn Simon

Philip-Lorca DiCorcia for W

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Creative Director Dennis Freedman

Design Director Edward Leida

Art Director Nathalie Kirsheh

Photographer Philip-Lorca DiCorcia


graphic movement

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Being Terry Richardson

So it seems that happy trigger dick hanging Richardson is getting  opposition from some models about his whole "artistic" approach to photography.

"He takes girls who are young, manipulates them to take their clothes off and takes pictures of them they will be ashamed of. They are too afraid to say no because their agency booked them on the job and are too young to stand up for themselves.

"His 'look' is girls who appear underage, abused, look like heroin addicts . . . I don't understand how anyone works with him."

"Supermodel Rie Rasmussen gave a furious tongue-lashing to fashion photographer Terry Richardson at a Paris fashion event and accused him of exploiting young models."

Richardson has become famous by being controversial, similarly to Mr Olivier Zahm. This absurd over the top sexual flamboyancy is part of their "scripted" fame platform. Most of the girls are probably in it for the fame too. I bet there is more than one teenager model that has regretted the "sexual scenes" he encouraged her to preform yet won't say it publicly.

But come on!

The whole fashion industry is about selling products through sex as a lifestyle. Most consumers react to this element.  Richardson and Zahm are simply freeloaders on such paradigm. Perhaps it 's all about misunderstood talent?! Nah, they are aware of the paradigm, they are only playing by the rules, when the rules is to break the rules.


balenciaga shoes

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Love these shoes, supposedly inspired by constructivist furniture.
Borrowing from here and there is part of most creative work, teh line between "inspiration" and "copy" is just too fine. It is one of those practices that are IMPOSSIBLE to stop, but this time Editor In Chief is involved as an-abler of such practice: "Rumour has it that Carine Roitfeld, the Editor-in-Chief for French Vogue, was blacklisted from Balenciaga show during Paris fashion week. Apparently Roitfeld sent a Balenciaga jacket to Max Mara where it ended up in their design studio to be copied.:

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Massive composition

Gorgeous cinematography and the most beautiful video for the latest Massive Attack work.
The aesthetic direction was definitely inspired the work of Armenian director Parajanov in its compositions, colors and mysticism; exceptional work for a music video.

It's unfortunate that when we feel a storm
we can roll ourselves over 'cause we're uncomfortable
oh where the devil makes us sin
but we like it when we're spinning in his grip.

It's unfortunate that when we feel a storm
we can roll ourselves over when we're uncomfortable
oh well the devil makes us sin
but we like it when we're spinning in his grip.


type treatment

Poster I created some time ago for one of Nietzsche's theories, format inspired in very popular type treatment

Helena Christensen civic engagament

"Supermodel-turned-photographer Helena Christensen urged politicians and world leaders to commit to real changes at the upcoming Copenhagen climate talks, as she launched a photo exhibition in London documenting climate change in Peru.
Christensen, who is half-Danish, half-Peruvian, traveled to her mother's native country to capture the effects of climate change on the indigenous people, in a joint project with Oxfam.
The resulting images, a selection of color and black-and-white images shot using film, digital and Polaroid cameras, went on display in London's Proud Gallery last week.
Christen, 40, said she jumped at the chance to take part. "To be able to do something for the country that my mother is from was a very important reason as to why I went along," she told AFP.
"And Oxfam reaches so many people I figured it was definitely a way to bring awareness about what was going on prior to the climate conference in Copenhagen.
World leaders will gather in Copenhagen from Dec. 7-18 for talks to prepare the way for a new climate deal to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.
Hopes have been dashed in recent weeks that the talks would lead to a binding agreement on cutting emissions and helping developing countries deal with the effects of climate change.
Christensen stressed that the real responsibilities lie with those in power.
"As the people, we can only do so much. Politicians and world leaders are the ones who have the power to actually make drastic changes.
"I really hope that for once the politicians will come up with some rules, some new ways of stopping the enormous amount of carbon dioxide that is being pumped into this world."
In Peru, Christensen witnessed first-hand the effects retreating glaciers have on local farmers.
As the glaciers melt and the rivers dry up, Christensen said there was not enough water to sustain the indigenous farmers and alpaca herders she visited.

Contrary to popular belief, the mother of one explains she was actually a photographer before she went into modelling."

WORLD WIDE POLL: collapse of the capitalist paradigm

"Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new BBC World Service global poll finds that dissatisfaction with free market capitalism is widespread, with an average of only 11% across 27 countries saying that it works well and that greater regulation is not a good idea.

In only two countries do more than one in five feel that capitalism works well as it stands--the US (25%) and Pakistan (21%).

The most common view is that free market capitalism has problems that can be addressed through regulation and reform--a view held by an average of 51% of more than 29,000 people polled by GlobeScan/PIPA.

An average of 23% feel that capitalism is fatally flawed, and a new economic system is needed--including 43% in France, 38% in Mexico, 35% in Brazil and 31% in Ukraine.

Furthermore, majorities would like their government to be more active in owning or directly controlling their country's major industries in 15 of the 27 countries. This view is particularly widely held in countries of the former Soviet states of Russia (77%), and Ukraine (75%), but also Brazil (64%), Indonesia (65%), and France (57%).

Majorities support governments distributing wealth more evenly in 22 of the 27 countries --on average two out of three (67%) across all countries. In 17 of the 27 countries most want to see government doing more to regulate business--on average 56%.

The poll also asked about whether the breakup of the Soviet Union was a good thing or not. While an average of 54% say it was a good thing, this is the majority view in only 15 of the countries polled. An average of 22% say it was mainly a bad thing, while 24% do not know.

Among former Warsaw Pact countries, most Russians (61%) and Ukrainians (54%) believe the breakup of the Soviet Union was a bad thing. In contrast, four in five Poles (80%) and nearly two-thirds of Czechs feel the disintegration of the USSR was a good thing (63%).

The results are drawn from a survey of 29,033 adult citizens across 27 countries, conducted for BBC World Service by the international polling firm GlobeScan, together with the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland. GlobeScan coordinated fieldwork between 19 June and 13 October 2009

GlobeScan Chairman Doug Miller says: "It appears that the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 may not have been the crushing victory for free-market capitalism that it seemed at the time--particularly after the events of the last 12 months.""


V64 Mario Testino

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the indoctrination of Reaganomics and peace though strength

"In recent years, board members have been locked in an ideological battle between a bloc of conservatives who question Darwin’s theory of evolution and believe the Founding Fathers were guided by Christian principles, and a handful of Democrats and moderate Republicans who have fought to preserve the teaching of Darwinism and the separation of church and state.

Since January, Republicans on the board have passed more than 100 amendments to the 120-page curriculum standards affecting history, sociology and economics courses from elementary to high school. The standards were proposed by a panel of teachers. "

"The board, whose members are elected, has influence beyond Texas because the state is one of the largest buyers of textbooks. In the digital age, however, that influence has diminished as technological advances have made it possible for publishers to tailor books to individual states. "

"Efforts by Hispanic board members to include more Latino figures as role models for the state’s large Hispanic population were consistently defeated, prompting one member, Mary Helen Berlanga, to storm out of a meeting late Thursday night, saying, “They can just pretend this is a white America and Hispanics don’t exist.”

"“I reject the notion by the left of a constitutional separation of church and state,” said David Bradley, a conservative from Beaumont who works in real estate. “I have $1,000 for the charity of your choice if you can find it in the Constitution.”

They also included a plank to ensure that students learn about “the conservative resurgence of the 1980s and 1990s, including Phyllis Schlafly, the Contract With America, the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority and the National Rifle Association.”

Dr. McLeroy, a dentist by training, pushed through a change to the teaching of the civil rights movement to ensure that students study the violent philosophy of the Black Panthers in addition to the nonviolent approach of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He also made sure that textbooks would mention the votes in Congress on civil rights legislation, which Republicans supported. "

"Mr. Bradley won approval for an amendment saying students should study “the unintended consequences” of the Great Society legislation, affirmative action and Title IX legislation. He also won approval for an amendment stressing that Germans and Italians as well as Japanese were interned in the United States during World War II, to counter the idea that the internment of Japanese was motivated by racism. "

"In economics, the revisions add Milton Friedman and Friedrich von Hayek, two champions of free-market economic theory, among the usual list of economists to be studied, like Adam Smith, Karl Marx and John Maynard Keynes. They also replaced the word “capitalism” throughout their texts with the “free-enterprise system.” "
“Let’s face it, capitalism does have a negative connotation,” said one conservative member, Terri Leo. “You know, ‘capitalist pig!’ ”

Cynthia Dunbar, a lawyer from Richmond who is a strict constitutionalist and thinks the nation was founded on Christian beliefs, managed to cut Thomas Jefferson from a list of figures whose writings inspired revolutions in the late 18th century and 19th century, replacing him with St. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin and William Blackstone. (Jefferson is not well liked among conservatives on the board because he coined the term “separation between church and state.”)



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male nudity

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"CM: I’m sure you will…You’ve brought up an incredible observation: that we are raised to believe that women’s bodies sell products but when you apply that same notion to a male, you’re met with some controversy… do you think that still applies? Or have you also noticed the increasingly ever present male nudity in today’s editorial pages?

SS: Well there is an increased level of nudity in the world in general, it seems to have become the norm. However, it is interesting how male nudity outside of gay porn still causes a controversy. After the male nude for YSL M7, we did a shoot with GQ Style with Tom Ford and every penis had to be censored. Even though it is not unusual to show full frontal female nude in fashion magazines, male nudes are still considered a taboo.

With regards to male nudity in advertising the six pack and the broad shoulders are the norm, and I guess that this is as unfortunate as the big boobs and flat tummied girls being used for nude shots and the skinny girls being used for fashion. Some people argue that these are healthy ideals, but it’s about stereotypes we have become accustomed to. And I think it’s great every time this mold can be broken. Diversity is beautiful."

-Sølve Sundsbø interview with Christopher Michael


Heligoland is splitting the atom!

I can not get enough from this fantastic album, I haven't feel so spellbound since the knife some years  ago...

Dario Drives too fast

My friend Dario has a super racer car
drives too fast
drives to flash
doesn't care about the crash


Wild thing

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Make up and hair TopShop FW 2010


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By Fantastic Illustrator Sam Weber

Fritjof Capra



La Tarara - Radio Tarifa

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Christopher Wilson

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Diario de Viaje -Federico Aubele




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From the talented Sam Weber



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Tim Flach

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California by Slimane

"... One would rather put in perspective the influence of California in global popular culture. From the counterculture’s heritage of the sixties and seventies to the rise of Silicon Valley in the eighties, from the Hollywood dream machine to the music industry majors, from Californian art to architecture, healthy lifestyle, and food, California does rule the village.

Besides, as trashy as the celebrity culture, paparazzi, and multimillion-viewer blogs can be, it is all over the fashion industry, hence the surreal fat checks for fashion show appearances or ad campaigns.

The last thing is almost “geo-strategic,” with California facing Asia
. "

HEDI SLIMANE on the future of fashion


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Compilation of aesthetic manifestations beyond compliance, bring us emancipation.