HOTARIOUS: Byredo Parfums CANDY DARLING scented candle was a thing… and Byredo’s frilly perfume discriptions are a thing of beauty!
9 oz. / 255 grams
60 hour burn time
Candy Darling is a home scent composition offered in candle form, composed by acclaimed perfumer Olivia Giacobetti for BYREDO“, the niche fragrance line founded by Ben Gorham. With top notes of coriander, heart notes of rosewood and patchouli and base notes of benzoin and sweet musk, Candy Darling is reminiscent of the Warhol transsexual superstar of the same name and The Velvet Underground muse who died tragically at the age of 29.
Her persona has been immortalized in “Women in Revolt” (1971) while more mainstream viewers might remember her as a disco patron in the Jane Fonda vehicle “Klute”.
American fashion designer Zac Posen mentions lighting the ByRedo candles in his studio, and specifically cites Candy Darling among his most favorite things in a recent Vogue UK spread.
Check out some of the other scents after the jump (I want them all… collect them like Star Wars action figures or something)…
Mathu Andersen hitches a ride with RuPaul on this episode of RuPaul Drives! These two together is magic! Enjoy the video? Subscribe here!
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NEW NOW NEXT: With films like Blue is the Warmest Color and Nymphomania getting critical acclaim, the lines between porn and mainstream film continue to blur. Now Travis Mathews, who brought us the explicit I Want Your Love and co-directed Interior. Leather. Bar with James Franco, presents another transgressive film, In Their Room: Berlin.
Part of an international series, Berlin is a quasi-documentary, tracing the romantic and sexual lives of gay men in the German capital. “This is an incredible series,” says producer Jack Shamama. “The Berlin installment was shot while Travis was on tour with I Want Your Love, but hasn’t been seen much outside of Germany. For fans of Mathew’s it’s a chance to see something new. But we’re also hoping that it helps introduce him to a new audience.”
The film is being released by Naked Sword, the adult-film company that has branched out into more artistic fare with I Want Your Love. It’ll be available for be free through March 31 on IWantYourLoveTheMovie.com, and then on the members’ section of NakedSword.com (NSFW)
“Ironically, I think it took a porn company to show that an artistically honest film could use sex in a way that wasn’t exploitative or gratuitous,” says Naked Sword CEO Tim Valenti. “You see it all over gay media now, from Blue Is the Warmest Color to Looking. Travis’s follow up film Interior. Leather Bar went to Sundance, got mainstream distribution, and a glowing New York Times review. It’s funny to think that I Want Your Love got banned when we were showing it at festivals just last year.”
American Apparel has collaborated with artist Nathalie Du Pasquier to create a collection of clothing using new prints inspired by Du Pasquier’s work with 1980s design collective, Memphis. The assortment is comprised of both new and classic American Apparel silhouettes for men and women and is limited edition.
Nathalie Du Pasquier was born in Bordeaux, France in 1957 and has lived in Milan since 1979. She worked as a designer and was a founding member of the Memphis Group. She designed numerous “decorated surfaces” including textiles, carpets, plastic laminates and some furniture and objects. In 1987 painting became her main activity. Visit nathaliedupasquier.com for more information about her career.
“They LOVE me… they REALLY REALLY LOVE ME”
This just in: NEW reversible swim suits with draw strings!!!
T-MAG: “But for the video for the song “On a Path,” which premieres above, Pallett turned to one of his longest-running creative partners, the artist Steve Kedo. The pair have worked together since they were college roommates. For this particular video, Kedo stayed at Pallett’s house for an entire week while photographing every object in it. “It’s very much conceptually about taking stock of our possessions, and the implied validation of life from the things we surround ourselves with,” Pallett explained. “And it will also help with insurance claims in case my possessions ever got destroyed in a fire!”
OWEN PALLETT T mag interview HERE
Owen Pallett – On A Path (Lyric Video)
Directed By Steve Kado
Art Director: Riccardo Ruini
Stylist: Jacob K
Hair: Malcolm Edwards
Make-up: Petros Petrohilos
The Queen was filmed in NYC in 1967 and released in theaters in 1968. In 1967 it was illegal for men to dress as women. The documentary follows a 1967 Drag pageant judged by Andy Warhol among others. It stars Jack Doroshow aka Flawless Mother Sabrina, Richard Finochio aka Rachel Harlow and Crystal LaBeija. Crystal went on to start The House of LaBeija pageants which was the premise of the 90′s documentary “Paris is Burning.” In 1972 Richard Finochio underwent sex reassignment surgery to become Rachel Harlow, she began dating John B. Kelly, Grace Kelly’s brother. The relationship ended when John’s mother said she would disinherit him if he married Rachel. Rachel opened the Philadelphia night club “Harlow’s” in the 1970′s. The only person to surface since this classic film was made is Jack Doroshow when he was interviewed by James St. James on youtube. International Chrysis (1951-1990) can be seen as a teenage boy rehearsing dance numbers. These are the Queens who opened the doors for RuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race of today. via MyLifeasPhil
THE WEIRD & WONDERFUL JUKEBOX COMICS… SEE ELLA FITZGERALD, COUNT BASIE, DINAH SHORE & KATE (((FUCKING))) SMITH… IN ACTION!!!
Jukebox Comics! Who knew!? Really fun & warped comic book stories featuring Ella Fitzgerald, Lawrence Welk, Count Basie, Dinah Shore, Kate Smith and others. I’ve included a few of my faves here. Never knew there were ever comic book stories of these music stars. Really amusing pop culture artifact…
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Artist Richard Hawkins tours Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland, the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art of Mizer (1922-1992) and Touko Laaksonen, a.k.a. “Tom of Finland” (1920-1991), at MOCA Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Hawkins, who guest co-curated the exhibition with MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson, examines selections from the first-ever presentation of catalogue boards of Mizer’s Athletic Model Guild studios, which to him are enthusiastic celebrations of everyday youth and beauty, as well as Tom of Finland’s pencil drawings and pen-and-ink illustrations of radical sexuality.
As an artist who has produced collage work, Hawkins pays particular attention to Finland’s collage binders, which appear to investigate icons of popular culture for their innate “hotness.” In light of the sexual freedoms still denied in Russia, the “titillating, thrilling and sex-positive” work created by Mizer and Tom of Finland decades ago remains as relevant today.
Paper Tricks: Richard Hawkins on Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland
Bob Mizer & Tom of Finland, currently on view at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, is the first American museum exhibition devoted to the art of Bob Mizer (1922–1992) and Touko Laaksonen, aka “Tom of Finland” (1920–1991), two of the most significant figures of twentieth century erotic art and forefathers of an emergent post-war gay culture. The exhibition features a selection of Tom of Finland’s masterful drawings and collages, alongside Mizer’s rarely seen photo-collage “catalogue boards” and films, as well as a comprehensive collection of his groundbreaking magazine Physique Pictorial, where drawings by Tom were first published in 1957. Organized by MOCA Curator Bennett Simpson and guest co-curator Richard Hawkins, the exhibition is presented with the full collaboration of the Bob Mizer Foundation, El Cerrito, and the Tom of Finland Foundation, Los Angeles.
SHOWSTUDIO: Peter De Potter is an artist from Belgium. De Potter studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, and currently lives and works in Antwerp. He garnered attention for his 2001 to 2010 collaboration with Raf Simons. The collaboration was initially focused on one collection, but soon expanded to a continued, lengthy relationship. De Potter served as a consultant, assisting with concepts, as well as providing artwork – both images and words – for Simon’s prints. De Potter also designed and art directed Raf Simon’s book ‘Redux’, as well as the Raf Simons ‘Repeat’ installation for Pitti Immagine 2005.
In 2004 De Potter presented his video installation ‘The Young Gods’ during another Pitti project in Florence, titled ‘NEO80’. In 2011 he had an entry in ‘Transmission1 – Avant/Garde Diaries’ in Berlin, where he showed sections of his series ‘Image Machine’. Although De Potter has been producing art for the last fifteen years – photography, text, collage, appropriation – he only began to ‘officially’ establish himself in the art world in the last three years. He is notable for taking a less traditional art route by showing sections of his work directly on the internet, mainly via Tumblr pages that each show a specific series.
ARTHUR GILLET in voice & motion (RAISE magazine #15/ BODY issue & OPEN THE GATE interview) via David B.
Like every friday at 9pm, www.souvenirsfromearth.tv invites the BRAUTHER’S Production with OPEN THE GATE. A TV show to give voices to the one that have a lifestyle and talent that talks for them-self. Here outfits are not enought. We wanna know more about Arthur Gillet! this kid will never stop to surprise us!
credits after the jump…