Submitted by Wayne on Sat, 2008-02-02 21:51.
Now that the NY fashion machine is spinning full tilt, my ADD affilicted mind is already eyeing all nearby airports for the next destination. I really wanted it to be London but I think it may be LA first, just for the warmth, the isolation and the sight of a town spinning on the buzz of the upcoming Oscars. Writer's strike or not (many a friend is telling us that event is a catatostrophe all around ) the shiny new beautiful people on the LA scene will be partying like it was still 1999... to the sound of Prince's "1999". It's one of the things I find odd about LA DJ culture...that constant Greatest-Hits-Review most DJ's spin. Which is why TI hopes Lionel Bensemoun's plot to bring Andre Saraiva "Le Baron" franchise to the City Of Angels will mean better music for at least one venue. And yes, I know I owe you the dear reader a long delayed overview of the LA party scene complete with exclusive Q+A's with the hottest promoters and scensters. Well, in order to pull it together I'm hiring an assistant to transcribe the whole epic. We'll do our very best to make it worth the wait and do stay tuned for our Hiss Squad report on the true nature of Le Baron LA. The principals tells style.com that it's going to be "private and for our friends only" . Does that mean the dining room at Chateau is going to go empty?
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-02-01 01:47.
Reasons to love Haunch Of Venison, an art endeavor working out of Berlin, Zurich and London with galleries in the latter two cities.
1. The elegance of their website. So minimally appointed, so cryptic and private. And that flash navigation, so beautifully calibarated. Very inspirational.
2. Their roster of artists range from Dan Flavin to M/M Paris. I mean Wim Wenders beside Robert Ryman. Now there's a taste-point for you
3. Available work includes pieces from Patrick Tuttofuoco. Color with formal precision. Right where we're at this minute.
4. The Zurich gallery features work from "Artists Anonymous" Jan 25- March 1. Virus is the final installment to a six part epic that has been setting off quite a buzz in those cities.
5. You can get your M/M Paris "Agent" candle there. And it's a candle you don't dare burn. Unless you buy them in multiples.
Haunch Of Vension is totally a Recommended Link!
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-01-31 04:31.
Is she classical or is she perverse? The new Purple cover shot by Sorrenti decides Suvi's a little bit of both.
FYI: Suvi's one of those girls who is very on it, digitally speaking. Right after she opened that Prada (SS07 ) I had asked her if she had a Myspace page....etc... She replied:
Of course. I'm hooked. That and Microsoft messenger (text messengering) is how I keep up with my friends. On my page my friends and I make fun of how models are supposed to act . I get all these silly messages from guys trying to get dates and we just have a good laugh. I like to keep my personal life and my friendships and my family separate from my professional life. But its funny how people think they know your personality from seeing a picture of you. A lot of people expect me to be cold but my friends know better
That girl is a stealth super-star.
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-01-31 04:03.
Sorry but TI is still on a serious Burial binge. Heard this AMAZING remix of Tom Yorke's "And It Rained All Night" from the 2006 Eraser solo LP by our main man. That led to an exploration of more remixes of Eraser (Four Tet on "Atoms For Peace", Christian Vogel on "Black Swan", Modeselektor on "Skip Divided"). Now we're hooked. We love it when great musicians break down the walls between genres. Work it out Thom Yorke, you've got impeccable taste in remixers!
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-01-29 03:17.
A must-see just surfaced on TI's calendar. The new Gerard Richter exhibit at Marion Goodman Paris is the perfect companion piece to the retrospective of the artist's oevure currently on show at the Baden Baden Gallery in Germany. The Paris show runs until March 1, an excellent excuse for popping into town a little early this season. We can't miss it!
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-01-28 02:48.
Given her upcoming bookings Adina Forisz, the 20 year old beauty from Budapest who opened the Prada SS08 show makes her Top 50 debut on MDC today. What is impeccable about the Adina Forisz narrative is the fact that she takes her time to let her path unfold properly. I like that she's been scarce and rare and that her management has been patient in moving her across the booking chessboard. Now that she's headed to NY for the shows, there's a big swell of anticipation. I was on my way back to CDG on that final Monday of Paris Fashion Week, when I popped into the IMG Paris offices to interview Adina for MDC+ my Spur magazine It-Girl column. I had been running around Paris with a little Flip camera in my back pocket, nabbing shots here and there so I just decided to tape the Q+A with it . My friend from frillr, Fabien saw the snippets and put together this 2 minute excerpt of my Adina moment. It ain't FashionFile slick but its the day-in-the-life truth. I love it when Adina smiles. Smart girl too. Though she doesn't flaunt it, the university she goes to in Budapest is extremely prestigious and very hard to get into . Much like Prada or Miu-Miu . Stay tuned for the full print interview on MDC later today.
Submitted by Wayne on Sun, 2008-01-27 18:57.
I was slow in getting into the second release from that mysterious London musician working under the name Burial, because I was nervous it might fall short. That first self-titled album has gone down as myth and will probably be remembered as the 2 step masterpiece of its time. Its grey, melancholic sound field sounded exactly what it felt like to live in cold industrial cities dense with people, but totally alienating in spirit . But what's really, really genius as a tactic on the part of Burial was he took all the varying elements of that first long player and reduced them to shadow-form on the new offerings . It was like , as a painter would, he created a complimentary panel to the first LP, creating a kind of diptyque work. These are what you call ghost tracks, the echoes of raves past or as the Hyperdub site properly describes it
"The new record is weird soul music, hypersoul, lovingly processing spectral female voices into vaporised R&B and smudged 2step garage. Voices are blurred, smeared, pitched up, pitched down and pitch bent until their content becomes irrelevant and they whisper their saccharin sweet nothings into the void."
Yup. Things actually get melodic without being sentimental or cliched. That's the great thing about talent. It just keeps mutating right before your eye. Burial, btw , now has the inevitable fash cred. Raf Simons just finished cranking it on his FW 08 runway. Champion trainspotter, that one!