Anonymous street artist JR was awarded a $100,000 TED Prize this week for his impressive public art endeavors. JR makes intensely large photographs, which he then wheat pastes into a variety of locales, transforming his surroundings. The photo above is from an installation he did in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. After the jump, check out a video of the artist’s “Women Are Heroes” work, which was pasted up in Paris, and features blown-up images of women during wartime. The piece turns the typical male gaze on its head by featuring the eyes of women peering over the water. The wheat pastes were left up even as they deteriorated. Keep reading »
Do you resist dressing a certain way because of being younger? In Vogue‘s profile of Anne Hathaway, the actress admits: “I’ve never seen a Kelly bag or a Birkin bag in person … and at my age, it’s about time.” Anne is of course talking about two of the most famous handbag styles from Hermès. (You might remember the Kelly from “Le Divorce” and the Birkin as the bag that “SATC”‘s Samantha used Lucy Liu’s name to get.) These types of handbags are iconic and, naturally, extremely expensive. As Anne tries on both styles in the Hermès store, she says, “I think the Birkin would suit me more. As gorgeous as the Kelly is, I think it’s something that you mature into.”
Have you ever thought of clothes or accessories like this? Imagined certain power pieces that you would buy at certain ages? Or envisioned how you’d dress in your 50s or 60s? [Vogue via People StyleWatch] Keep reading »
Australia‘s Advertising Standards Bureau has asked Calvin Klein to remove billboards from the autumn/winter 2010 Jeans X ad campaign after it received 50+ complaints that the images glamorize rape and violence. Three of the ads, which are to be taken down from billboards in Sydney and Melbourne, show model Lara Stone surrounded by shirtless men with her head laying in one man’s lap while another appears to be climbing over her. While it suggests group sex or a foursome, it’s not necessarily violent. Why does anything that implies group sex often interpreted to also imply rape? I’m sensitive to the glamorization of sexual violence, too, but this one’s a stretch, Aussies. What do you think?
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OK all you Gleekers — we’ve got a DIY for all of you that is easy, fun and so darn cute!
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This morning, as I was putting on my makeup, I felt a little sad. What was once my signature look is no more. I used to have really thick, long hair, and it was my favorite accessory. Then I stupidly volunteered to be a hair model, and had all of my hair chopped off. I didn’t mean for it to happen — but now I’m dealing with growing back eight inches of hair that was mercilessly taken away from me.
My hair was my signature look, but I’ve had others in the past — like the horrible two-year period in college when I thought wearing dresses over flared jeans was a good idea. It may make me cringe now, but that was my thing back then. For Lady Gaga, it’s not wearing pants (and generally dressing like a cuckoo). For Katy Perry, it’s ’50s-inspired glam. Do you have a signature style or must-have accessory that really says to the world “This Is Me”? Keep reading »
It’s not often a girl can pull off purple and yellow in one outfit. Or green and orange. Or red and turquoise. Or … you get the idea. But you won’t have to worry about clashing if all the colors of the rainbow are on one adorable color wheel. This 22k gold pendant hangs from an 18k gold chain and adds an instant “art school” look to any bland outfit. Time to brush up on your color theory!