Friday, March 2, 2012

Sweet Violence


I really want to see this show.

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Sanja Ivekovic.
All showing
at MoMA as part of the artist's career survey, Sweet Violence.
Through March 26, 2012. More info

Image of the Day

Haven't been able to get this Tommy Ton photo of perfect chicness out of my head since I saw it a while back. So unfussy, and so exactly right.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Best Foot Forward

At this price and with synthetic materials the quality might not be any good -- hard to tell from the photo. But from afar, this is a really nice, barely-there black sandal for summer. You'll need to use the money you save on a reeeeally good pedicure though!

Aldo Corre sandal, $55 at


The finale of Raf Simons's beautiful, last show for Jil Sander. Such a shame – even if I am interested to see what Jil does when she returns to her namesake.

Cathy Horyn:
The scene at the end of the Jil Sander show — Raf Simons’s last for the house — was moving and spontaneous, and certainly not like anything I’ve experienced in 25 years of covering the industry.

At the end of a remarkable collection that quietly evoked the hours in a couple’s domestic life, from a woman’s morning lingerie to gorgeous wool coats and black cocktail dresses, the audience gave Mr. Simons a standing ovation. He acknowledged the gesture with a smile and wave and then disappeared backstage, which was closed to guests because he wanted to avoid a heavy emotional scene and questions about his departure.

After Mr. Simons ducked out of sight, the audience gathered on the low, rectangular stage and moved toward the backstage entrance, applauding the entire time. The German press section was particularly loud. People stood on the runway and kept applauding for about a minute, and then Mr. Simons came out again, his face streaked with tears.
Giuseppe Cacace/Agence France-Presse

Image of the Day

John Wood: Monument: Ocotillo Cactus, 1991 (Collage, 13 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches). From selected works on view at Bruce Silverstein Gallery through April 21st. Opening reception tonight, 6–8PM, if you're in New York.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Image of the Day

I don't know, it seemed somewhat appropriate for a day that only comes once every four years.

Jenny Holzer, Krakow, 2011 [click to enlarge]
More here.


The styling is pretty distracting overall (what's up with the hats?) – but those . . . what . . . legwarmers? NEED.

Bottom right, above, and bottom left,
below: Dare I bring back

the Girbaud jumpsuit??

MaxMara Spring 2012 RTW [click to enlarge]

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Image of the Day

Serge and Jane. Photograph by Tony Frank.

Monday, February 27, 2012


The rest of the collection was pretty interesting, but didn't look quite like what I think of as Ferré.

(okay, maybe not this one,
but I still love it)

The cuffs are fresh.
Yes, I'll wear one, if you insist.
(Also, so happy to see the return
of the deep V.)

Gianfranco Ferré, Fall 2012 RTW