SISSYDUDE LOVES: scooter laforge for patricia field modeled by jonathan “best hairy chest EVAH” federico (photos by reiko lauper)
Directors :: Jonathan Federico and Nathan Lee Bush
Producer/Stylist/Casting :: Jonathan Federico
Cinematographer/Editor/Sound Effects :: Nathan Lee Bush
Production Design :: Scooter LaForge
Production Assistant:: Remy Cucui
Acclaimed NYC-based artist, Scooter LaForge creates a self- entitled fashion line that’s nothing short of a masterpiece which Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Lil’ Wayne, and Nicki Minaj enjoy wearing. In celebration of his successful commercial relationship with the Patricia Field boutique, we created this short art film to showcase his brand. This film is from the 2011 collection.
I love that this bookshop is getting some MAJOR love from the NYTimes. Owner Stephen says in the article : “If a book exudes an aura of tragic nostalgia or irretrievable loss, I consider it macabre. I remember an Avon products catalog from the 1940s. It was printed in fading pastel colors, and still had the scent of powdery old-lady perfume. The book’s presence was just eerie — it conjured up a long-dead Avon lady in the doorway.”
I bought that very catalog from him… and it’s scent still lingers ever so slightly.
A tiny shop in Toronto, specializing in the arcane and the absurd, may just be publishing’s great new hope.
“This isn’t the store where you’ll find the book you were looking for,” Fowler says. “It’s the store where you’ll find the book you didn’t know you were looking for.” You may find something else surprising at the Monkey’s Paw, too: a glimpse of the future, a way forward for the old-fashioned bookstore in the age of the iPhone and the e-book.
“The experience of Web browsing makes it possible for a shop like this to exist,” Fowler says. “The randomness of the book displays, they’re like the Web — masses of unrelated information popping up next to each other, their context pretty much wiped out. Basically, the Monkey’s Paw is a celebration of old print culture, presented in way that resonates with digital-age people.”
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Brilliant take on the media’s obsession with female celebrity bodies READ The Frisky article!
“Still an entertaining bitchfest!”
– Film Threat
“Made on Fire Island beach, this is vintage Warhol, with rather more structure than usual. The camera pans between a bronzed, blond hustler, statuesque on the sand, and an aging queen talking on the verandah of a beach house. The queen provides most of the soundtrack: part monologue, part conversation in best New York camp style, witty, vicious, and outrageous.”
– Time Out (London)
My Hustler starred Paul America who, according to Warhol, had been discovered by Lester Persky at the discotheque named Ondine (no relation to the superstar). According to Paul America, however, Persky had picked up Paul while he was hitchiking. The plot, as outlined in Popism, of My Hustler is that an old homosexual brings a butch blond hustler to Fire Island for the weekend only to have all his neighbors try to lure the hustler away.
While filming on Fire Island, somebody in Warhol’s entourage spiked either the scrambled eggs or orange juice with acid. Gerard insisted it was in the scrambled eggs and that everyone, including Andy had some. Stephen Shore said he saw the Sugar Plum Fairy put it in the orange juice. Andy denied he was stoned.
via MOTHER JONES (written by Maddie Oatman): Vivian Maier’s massive collection of street photography remained hidden from the public eye until a Chicago realtor named John Maloof stumbled across boxes of her negatives at an auction house in 2007. After amassing more negatives and finally googling her, he learned that she had made her living as a nanny and had died a few days earlier at age 83.
She left an oeuvre of intimate glimpses of people caught in everyday moments, as seen in this 2011 Mother Jones collection of her work.
Now, Maloof has joined with Charles Siskel and Submarine Entertainment to produce Finding Vivian Maier, a documentary due out later this year. The film draws on Super-8 footage shot by Maier as well as interviews with friends, family, and neighbors that expose more details of Maier’s life and work.
Discovering the real Maier is a challenge; as one of her friends put it, “she was a closed person” and also because most people she knew “had no idea she took photographs.” About the film, one friend insists Maier “would’ve hated every minute of it. She would never have let this happen.” Yet, says Siskel, “Vivian’s story is as powerful as her art” and he hopes the documentary “will bring her the recognition she deserves.”
Read more about Maier in Alex Kotlowitz’s essay “The Best Street Photographer You’ve Never Heard Of.”
Studio Work is Sepuya’s most recent body of work, developed during his 2011-2012 artist residency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. The project is both a volume of photographs—formal portraits, loose snapshots, still-lifes and details of the his studio space—and an installation composed of those materials accumulated in the studio, tracing the artist’s occupation and photo-making from the beginning to the end of the residency. The work explores how the studio environment, as site of creation, editing, and accumulation, affects and frames portraiture and the performance of portraiture.
Sepuya made the self-portraits by inviting friends in to spend time and have their portraits made, in formal set-ups as well as snapshots. Each portrait is constructed amidst the unfinished editing process of those works that preceded it, and in reference to those other images that populate the studio. Sepuya states, “My studio was private, but not a closed environment. Rather, it was a stage that I inhabited and opened to those around me.”
TV ACRES: Miss Chiquita Banana – Female banana character (first drawn by artist Dik Browne) who wore a headdress of fruit and sang the trademark Chiquita Banana song (voice first provided by singer Patti Clayton) that began “Hello Amigo…I’m Chiquita Banana and I’ve come to say/You eat the banana in a special way/And when it’s fleck with brown and has a golden hue/That’s when bananas are the best for you….” (Music © 1945 Shawnee Press Inc.)
The Chiquita Banana jingle was created in 1944 for the United Fruit Company by a BBDO advertising team headed by Robert Foreman. The song’s lyrics, written by Garth Montgomery and music composed by co-worker Ken MacKenzie, instructed Americans on how to ripen and properly use this golden tropical fruit, for example, putting them in pies, or salads and to never to put the equator grown fruit in the refrigerator
In 1945 and 1946, Puerto Rico-born Elsa Miranda portrayed Miss Chiquita in numerous personal appearances in the movies, in radio commercials. June Valli (popular for her 1954 hit song “Crying in the Chapel) was the singing voice of Chiquita Banana in the TV commercials in the 1950s.
In 1987, the image of Miss Chiquita changed from a banana character when artist Oscar Grillo, creator of the Pink Panther, transformed her into a beautiful brown skinned woman with a teasing smile who wore the traditional fruit-filled sombrero, gold loop earrings along with a blue dress adorned with ruffled sleeves and hems edged in yellow.
I’m Chiquita Banana, and I’ve come to say
Bananas have to ripen in a certain way.
And when they are flecked with brown
and have a golden hue,
Bananas taste the best, and are the best for you.
You can put them in a salad. You can put
them in a pie – aye.
Anyway you want to eat them it’s
impossible to beat them.
But bananas like the climate of the very,
very tropical equator.
So you should never put bananas in the refrigerator.
MASHABLE: Stuart Freeborn, a makeup artist best known for his work on George Lucas’ “Star Wars” movies as well as Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey,” has died in London at the age of 98.
Born in 1914 in Leytonstone, England, Freeborn was largely self-taught. Some of his most recognizable creations include the apes from the “Dawn of man” sequence in “2001: A Space Odyssey,” as well as Yoda and Chewbacca from “Star Wars”.
He also worked as a makeup supervisor on the “Superman” films, as well as Kubrick’s “Dr. Strangelove”.
“Stuart was already a makeup legend when he started on Star Wars,” said George Lucas in a statement.
“He brought with him not only decades of experience, but boundless creative energy. His artistry and craftsmanship will live on forever in the characters he created. His Star Wars creatures may be reinterpreted in new forms by new generations, but at their heart, they continue to be what Stuart created for the original films,” said Lucas.
Image courtesy of StarWars.com
Brooklyn native, Raun LaRose, launched his menswear label in 2009 highlighting the fine line between futurism and practical design. Striving to heighten contemporary menswear with the use of hi-tech fabrics and modernized tailoring techniques, LaRose’s collection isn’t afraid of breaking boundaries. Vogue Italia, Dazed Digital and GQ are a select few press leaders that sparked the initial buzz centered around the label.
This season displays a street-wear inspired collection. Pulling inspiration from his youth, infusing tailored schoolboy silhouettes with references derived from his borough roots, producing a functional, interchangeable collection. While diving into many firsts he experiments with mesh jersey, graphic prints, and relaxed silhouettes. Remaining true to the origin of the brand by showcasing the strength of textile choices mixing neoprene and boiled wool with strong tailored outerwear throughout.
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Photographer: Stefani Pappas, Layout Design: Yelena Perlin, Concept Design: Noel
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)