vendredi 25 mai 2012
Riccardo Tisci revisits his iconic pieces of the masculine wardrobe for Spring. His signature silhouette transcends sleek tailoring and urban sportswear with childhood obsessions. A sharp cut reveals a soft touch and an elaborate take on fabrics.
A subtle reference to boy scout uniforms, today’s kids and small military soldiers go through the collection. From prints to details, it brings a new perspective to the Givenchy classics.
Bold prints feature paisley, vintage army aircrafts intertwined in coloured paisley, propellers, braids and stars. Horizontal stripes and checks complement this overtly printed collection. Yet its visual impact also comes from graphic inserts and patchworks of contrasted fabrics and colours and geometrical cuttings.
Formalwear and casualwear morph to create hybrid garments playing with techniques and textures. Tuxedo jackets offer trompe l’oeil effects contrasting wool/mohair with satin or micro-textured wool with ottoman satin.
Colours are focused on black, navy, slate blue, khaki, burgundy with highlights of pale pink and red.
Kylie releases a brand new single ‘Timebomb’ today, May 25, the latest and biggest surprise as part of K25 – a year long celebration of Kylie’s 25 years in music.
Kylie recorded an electrifying video for ‘Timebomb’ last month in Soho, causing chaos as she strolled through some of London’s busiest streets, leading to huge speculation about what was being filmed. The video, directed by Christian Larson, includes some of Kylie’s raunchiest scenes yet – and lovers of her legendary hot pants will not be disappointed. The video is available to view on www.kylie.com now, whilst the song is now available to download from iTunes. EMI are releasing “The Best of Kylie Minogue” on CD on June 4, featuring a collection of the public’s favourite Kylie hits. Further surprises for K25 will be announced in due course. www.kylie.com
Publié par Jp Lejeune à 10:33
mercredi 23 mai 2012
HUNTING AND COLLECTING Presents EIGHTY NINE DAYS
From 25.05 to 13.06.2012
A photography exhibition by Thierry Cosson
VERNISSAGE 24.05.2012 FROM 6PM TO 10 PM
Photo exhibition by Thierry Cosson (travel in New York)
Music by the duo: Mass Bends Light (UK/US)
« Thierry Cosson (born 1980, France) studied at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art, Metz, and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre, Brussels.
He lives and works in Brussels, as art director and graphic designer, for clients such as Remy Cointreau, Delvaux, Hampton Bays or Mapp. store.
The exhibition "Eighty Nine Days" presents a selection of black and white photographs, a collection of recollections, accumulated last year, during a three months journey in New York City and some places around.
Fragments of time, traces of the present, remnants of the past, the pictures are like a timeless personal tale, where everyday poetry or unspeakable beauty can be expected at every corner of the city. »
Publié par Jp Lejeune à 16:45
mardi 22 mai 2012
Saturday May 26 Black Out invited the lovely Aérea Negrot,
a Venezualan performer whose music oscillates between the sublime and ridiculous.
She's an avant-garde dancer and classically trained singer, best known for her work with Hercules & Love Affair.
In her bohemian world, gender, sexuality, nationality are fluid concepts. Individuality is all.
Those who didn't see her perform live, trust us, it's an experience you don't want to miss.
Dent De Lait will warm up the party and after Aéreas' live, Sushiflow and Lady Jane will get you dancing untill the early hours. It's time to party!
For more info, join their event page on Facebook.
Publié par Jp Lejeune à 16:23
jeudi 17 mai 2012
We say thank you to all our readers, fans and friends who support us!
mercredi 16 mai 2012
Sigur Rós are proud to invite their fans to participate in Valtari Hour – a rolling, New Year’s Eve-style listening event celebrating the band’s new album, Valtari, which will happen worldwide on 17th May, 2012 at 7 pm in every time zone around the globe. Valtari Hour is the special time when you can hear the band’s new record, which will be released in the UK on 28th May on Parlophone. But where and how you do that is up to you.
The album will be playing via a special listening platform on the band’s website – www.sigur-ros.co.uk - as well as via selected media partners, in record stores and on radio stations (keep checking the www.sigur-ros.co.uk for more details). Fans in the UK can expect to hear tracks from Valtari playing for the first time across the UK airwaves on Thursday evening, plus the album played once, in its entirety, at http://sigur-ros.co.uk/valtari/hour/ at 7pm. Valtari Hour will allow the band’s fans worldwide to collectively experience their new album throughout the course of a twenty-four hour day.
Those listening to the album are encouraged to use the hashtag #valtarihour when discussing the album via Twitter, Instagram and other social networks. Tweets and images will be filtered into a special page on the band’s website –http://sigur-ros.co.uk/valtari/hour/ – where fans can live comment and participate in the conversation about the album’s incredible eight tracks.
Christian S / dj set
Edward / dj set
Jean-Charles Frémont / drawings
Oskar Offermann / dj set
Shekenz / installation
Sozoo x Georges / com design
Steve Jakobs / digital installation
Tobias Thomas / dj set
Vincent Fournier / video
Saturday 19th May 2012
at Congres station
Boulevard Pachéco, 40 / 1000 Brussels
Entrance 10€ - Doors open at midnight - PARTY until 08:00
More info Here
mardi 15 mai 2012
A documentary about bike messengers in Brussels, the most congested city in Europe with only 4% cycling traffic.
Directed, shot & edited by Sander Vandenbroucke
Here is the first video of Grimes from the album "Visions"
No need to introduce Grimes anymore. She is the rising artist of 2012! Whether we like it or not, we have to recognize that she makes things pretty well. Enjoy her captivating brand new music video.
Don't forget her Concert @Botanique/Rotonde this Thursday 17th May - 20.00 pm
Who is Anna Mazas?
I’m Anna, 27 yo, I live in Paris but I was born and raised near Versailles, in a small, boring town with a huge mall called Vélizy-Villacoublay. I grew up with philanthropic parents, my father is a landscape architect and an Intellectual, and my mother is a secretary fond of Art History and drawing. My young sister, Madeleine, is a nurse. After 2 years of preparatory class in litterature & philosophy, I went to college, graduated in Philosophy then entered Le CELSA (a communication and journalism school that belongs to La Sorbonne). I started working as a marketing coordinator in charge of music and other cultural content @MySpace France, when they opened their office around 2006/2007. I’ve always been into drawing and writing, and started to write a bit as a freelancer for different publications when I started my working life.
What's her job?
I’m actually working for a very cool start-up, Peopleforcinema, which deals with what we, marketing barbarians, call “crowdfunding”. We make people participate in the distribution of films in France, and earn money (or not) if the movie is a success. It’s a different industry, different world, but it is still my media, internet. That’s my day job. At night, I work on all types of projects, generally around tattooing, my true passion.
|Anna Mazas by Thibaut de Saint-Chamas|
Since when have you discovered your passion for the art of tattooing?
As I said earlier, I’ve always been into art, drawing, museums, creativity in general. But I wasn’t into tattooing at all until a good friend of mine showed me his tattoos and sent me links with tattooer’s websites .. i discovered Lea Nahon’s work, and I immediately fell in love with it. She had the same “background” and love for artists such as Klimt or Schiele, so I immediately felt close to her tattooing. I just discovered, quite basically, that i could have on myself what i could have on the walls of my appartment. True art on my body ! So I met her, and we started working together a few months after that. Somehow it changed my life. Since then I never stopped, and even if i got tattooed by other excellent artists (and friends) she was how I got into it and as every first time, you cannot forget it !
|Nakona by Chris Coppola|
I was 23.
You just released "Life under my skin", a book dedicated to the world of tattoos and the people gravitating in it. How exactly was this project born?
I’ve been working on portraits of tattooed people for a few years with Diesel Parfums International as a sponsor. I started working for their online gallery, Diesel Fragrance Factory, doing basically what I wanted : so i asked my friends with tattoos and my friends who take good pictures to work with me, and that’s how the “life under my skin” portraits were born. After a few months, we realised how cool it was and i told myself : it’s a great family portrait ! I had so many different personalities, different tattoo styles, etc.. that i immediately thought about gathering them in a book. My luck was that one of my best friends runs a publishing company and that Diesel was very interested in doing the book with me. So thats how the project was born. Quite simply, really.
|Renzo Rosso by Thibaut de Saint-Chamas|
What were the first reactions you got from tattooists and editors when you told them about your project?
I never had to ask any editor since the idea of the book itself was born within the dialogue I had with my friend Mikael, from Conti Editions. So i never had to look anywhere else. As for tattooists and tattooed people, they were all excited ! I guess in a way it was a way for tattooers to have their work featured and promoted – which is always cool for them. And for tattooed people, it was also a way to talk about their tattooist and talk about themself, which is something human kind likes to do. I think ..
How did you select the personalities shown in the book?
I didn’t have a specific methodology... i guess it had something to do with “feeling” and honesty. People who have an honest relation with tattooing and a collection that is actually coherent with their personalities, that is not just a t-shirt they wear for fashion purpose. I guess that is something i tried to identify when i was doing my selection ... but its kind of vague, i admit it !
Was it you or the guest tattooists/personalities who selected the pieces/tattoos shown in the book?
Me and my editor ; sometimes it was because some of the tattoos were more interesting than others, but very often just because we couldn’t show everything (between 2 and 6 pages per portrait) so we had to make a selection ; sometimes it also had something to do with the global lay out...
|Didier & Veronique by Julien Lachaussée|
I am very happy yes. But i am happier with the fact that the book got so many positive echoes, from very different types of readers and throughout the globe, than with the book as a result, the book itself. I really wanted to do something that could speak to everyone, tattoo fans and tattoo virgins .. and i think i kind of made it, with the support of MANY talented and understanding people. So im happy yes !
How is "Life under my skin" distributed and where can I get a copy?
Its distributed in France, mainly, through every good library and the internet (fnac.com, amazon, etc...) in Belgium also, and for other countries you can place orders via my editor’s website through this link : HERE
A little blue bird told me you're working on a second book. Are you staying in the theme or working on something totally different?
I want to continue these kind of portraits, with more people, as different as possible, but especially more international portraits. I want to travel more to explore the differences and similarities between tattooed people throughout the globe... its a loooong road, going to take a lot of time, but i’m ready !
|L'ain by Thibaut de Saint-Chamas|
Have you discovered anything you'd like to share with us during your stay in Brussels?
Everytime i go to Brussels, i go to the flea market in Place du Jeu de Balles, have a soup or a sandwich in one of the brasserie of the Place itself, have a beer or two (or more) in St Gilles, and have a veggie burger at this burger place, Houtsiplou, place Rouppe.
Any "place to be"?
DNA Café whenever there’s a cool gig !
Plattesteen 18-20 1000 Brussels
Any "place to eat"?
9, place Rouppe 1000 Brussels
Last but not least, do you have other news you'd like to share with us?
Im currently working on a tattoomentary ☺ more infos to come soon !
Buy the book here !
Interview by Klodia Vanloo