NYMAG: “Monday night at the Met Gala, Vivienne Westwood took her turn on the Vogue livestream and wouldn’t answer Billy Norwich’s question about what designer she was wearing. Instead, she wanted to talk about her jewelry: A laminated photo of the Wikileaks revolutionary Bradley Manning, attached by safety pins to her pastel robes. “When I did punk all those years ago, [it was about the same thing]: Justice and [trying to] have a better world,” she explained. “I’ve got different methods nowadays.” Then she wanted to keep going – “I’ve got one more thing to say,” she added, gesturing to the guy beside her – before she got cut-off/interrupted as the camera panned over to co-host Hilary Rhoda’s introduction to a video piece on Andrew Bolton, the exhibit’s curator. No matter that Westwood donated a bunch of her pieces to the exhibition and that many on that red carpet (Marc Jacobs included) call her the cornerstone, style-wise, of the whole punk movement in London: Vogue’s got to keep this carefully-curated punk manifestation moving right along.”
HOTARIOUS SQUARED!!! The MET BALL 2013… it’s all about weird NABOO styles & Pris/Rachel eyes… and I’m all for this!
AB SOTO & CO. Serving REALNESS. #SERVE Music Video Coming Soon! (Directed by Jonathan Daniel Federico)
“The stunning beardy wonder Mathu Andersen joins James St. James in this weeks Transformations for World of Wonder. Is Mathu even human, because in my eyes he’s godly.” – James St. James
SISSYDUDE LOVES: Clara Ward & The Clara Ward Singers on the FLIP WILSON show (1971) & MORE! (for Grant)
Clara Ward & The Ward Singers sings on The Flip Wilson Show in 1971 with a medley of songs like “Come On In My Room”(Clara), “I Sing Because I’m Happy”(Agnes) & “Dry Bones”(Malvilyn). If you see a hairdo with a white stripe in it it’s Clara’s mother Madame Gertrude Ward ( The Professional Business Woman in Gospel)
Left to Right: Madeline Thompson (Tambourine), Agnes Jackson, Clara Ward, Viola Crowley, Alice Houston and Dr. Malvilyn Statham (Tambourine)
Clara Ward (April 21, 1924 – January 16, 1973) was an American gospel artist who achieved great success, both artistic and commercial, in the 1940s and 1950s as leader of The Famous Ward Singers.
A gifted singer and arranger, Ward took the lead-switching style used by male gospel quartets to new heights, leaving room for spontaneous improvisation and vamping by each member of the group while giving virtuoso singers such as Marion Williams the opportunity to step forward in songs such as “Surely, God Is Able” (among the first million-selling gospel hits), “How I Got Over” (which she wrote; one of the most famous songs in the Black gospel repertoire), and “Packin’ Up”. READ MORE @ WIKIPEDIA
MORE AMAZING performances after the jump!
lots of pics via mitch o’connell
WIKI: Alice in Wonderland (1966) is a BBC television play, shot on film, based on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. It was directed by Jonathan Miller, then best known for his appearance in the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe.
Miller’s production is unique among live-action Alice films in that he consciously avoided the standard Tenniel-inspired costume design and “florid” production values. Most of the Wonderland characters are played by actors in standard Victorian dress, with a real cat used to represent the Cheshire Cat. Miller justified his approach as an attempt to return to what he perceived as the essence of the story: “Once you take the animal heads off, you begin to see what it’s all about. A small child, surrounded by hurrying, worried people, thinking ‘Is that what being grown up is like?’”
The play featured a number of then-prominent British actors including Michael Redgrave (as the Caterpillar), John Gielgud (as the Mock Turtle),and Peter Sellers (as the King of Hearts), as well as two of Miller’s fellow cast members from Beyond the Fringe, Peter Cook and Alan Bennett as the Mad Hatter and the Mouse, respectively. The title role was played by Anne-Marie Mallik, the 13-year-old daughter of a Surrey barrister, this being her only known acting performance. Wilfrid Brambell played the White Rabbit, Michael Gough and Wilfrid Lawson were the March Hare and the Dormouse, Alison Leggatt was the Queen of Hearts, and Leo McKern did a drag turn as the Ugly Duchess. The journalist and broadcasting personality Malcolm Muggeridge was The Gryphon. John Bird played the Fish Footman. The play also featured a young Eric Idle, several years before Monty Python brought him notice, uncredited as a member of the Caucus Race. David Battley appears briefly as the Executioner.
Interior scenes were shot at Netley Hospital, a mid-19th-century building that was demolished not long after the film was made.
The courtroom scene was shot at the BBC’s Ealing Studios and involved the building of the largest set that Stage 2 at Ealing had ever seen.
Ravi Shankar wrote the music for the production, which was first broadcast on 28 December 1966.
Adam Buxton: Bish Bosch era Scott has a go at the number 1 single by Will.i.am featuring Britney Spears
This morning photographer Luis Carlos Aguayo sent me these STUNNING photos of his to share with you all. I’m blown away my their beauty. The styling… the models… the images… PERFECTION! Get ready to be dazzled…
Luis Carlos Aguayo
International photographer born in Caracaas, Venezuela, presents FRIDA. A video projection of photos, that takes inspiration from the Mexican painter and icon Frida Kahlo. An artist that with her creations and self portraits marked a new era of change and surreal modernity. The same vision that the photographer wants to convey today, with a contemporary approach, by immersing the viewer in the most deep and erotic subconscious. For the photo-shoot, models wore clothes from the Tom Rebl summer 2013 collection.
Photo and Video: Luis Carlos Aguayo
Stylist : Liborio Capizzi
Accessories and Folk Mexican Dresses : Liborio Capizzi’s private collection
Hair /Make Up : Etienne Stefano Guglielmo
Clothes : Tom Rebl (summer 2013)
Special Thanks : Luca Carioni, Luigi di Lella
Models : Gianluca di Sotto (Q management NY) Pol Gerez, Francesco (Major Milano), Roger Balduino (Urban Management Milano)
dolce & gabbana
walter van beirendonck
moncler gamme bleu