It’s an early start to my Thursday morning as I write this. I’ve just finished one project only to start another right after this post hasn’t been sent. For those who don’t know, I’m back in school putting my sexy eyeglasses to good use, but in less than a month since the semester started I’ve been slammed with so many papers to write and projects to hand in, I’ve had barely any time to get my RomeoStyling on. Ohh and let’s not forget it’s still a month of fashion weeks! I write this during my hour-long break that’s being put to good use. I’m watching my new guilty pleasure, The Walking Dead, eating (of course), and also browsing my favorite fashion websites to tickle my senses.
Somehow I ended up looking at a short film I viewed last year from Marco Brambilla on Nowness.com. Commissioned by Ferrari, the 3D kaleidoscopic video RPM, debuted at Art Basel two years ago. New York based artist, Brambilla did share the method he used to create such a magnetic film, but right now all I see are pretty psychedelic prints every time I hit the pause button. Go on you try!
Music producer, rapper, fashion designer Pharrell Williams, does well when he collaborates. From songs to fashion and art, Pharrell knows how to share the creative spotlight with the likes of Jay Z, to artist Takashi Murakami and outerwear brand Moncler, making the results artistic gold!
It’s officially the first day of summer and Mother Nature decided to hit us hard on day one. It’s going feel like 100 plus in temp, and for me, who has never had a good relationship with hot summer days, I’ll be spending most of my time indoors. So I’ve decided to get the videos lined-up that can stimulate, captivate, fascinate and any other “ates” I missed. Something productive to do while I’m inside avoiding any heated time with Mother Nature for now.
Through a Glass Brightly
“Submerged glasses and decanters by fine crystalware makers Lobmeyr, Baccarat and Saint Louis are animated with billows of color in this short by Parisian art director William Snieg.”
Oscar de la Renta and André Leon Talley Unveil the Influence of Spanish Dress on Haute Couture
“The prolific designer and the Vogue Contributing Editor and cult fashion personality guide NOWNESS on a personal tour of the recently opened Joaquín Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress at the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute in New York. Conceived by De la Renta and curated by Leon Talley, the exhibit considers Spain’s sartorial legacy through the paintings of artist Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (1863–1923), a selection of elaborate traditional costumes, and designs by industry icons Yves Saint Laurent, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen and Karl Lagerfeld. Both encouraged to pursue their respective careers in fashion by the late, influential Vogue Editor Diana Vreeland, De la Renta and Leon Talley share an extensive personal and professional history, from dalliances in the heyday of studio 54 to endless backstage exchanges during fashion shows. “They were clearly so enamored by this show and what they had created,” says Moselle. “It was evident that this was a real partnership, an exchange between truly old friends, and a shared love of fashion and Spain. I think they could have gone on talking about it forever, had there been the time.”