Giveaway: LOVE IS ART, So Make It! [closed]
BY Vivianne Lapointe 21 Sep 2012 @ 10:00 am | Categorized: CONTESTS_GIVEAWAYS, Fun Fun Fun!, Live_Sex>
Earlier this year we posted about the LOVE IS ART kit, a whimsical intimacy product brought to market by South African abstract artist Jeremy Brown. Under Klein and Warhol’s influence, Brown had been creating several of his body of work during sex and decided to transform his extravagant bedroom habit into a painter’s kit that anyone could use. SO FUN! We thought you’d want to try it, too, so here you go, we’re raffling two! Good luck!
Enter this giveaway for a chance to win a kit!
Giveaway details here!
Interview Series: BB Bastidas
BY Vivianne Lapointe 20 Sep 2012 @ 4:08 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>
Los Angeles artist BB Bastidas has always had a thing for the outerspace. His colorful artistic universe is rich in Aliens, starry skies, apex predators and more awesome cosmic psychedelia. It seems like he recently found conceptual climax blending contemporary cultural references, astrological and mythological tidbits and life slices from very own birth chart in a very personal series of paintings titled BB The Extra Terrestrial, shown in Paris earlier this summer. I had a chance to sit down with BB and chat about his recent travels, ideas, icons and dreams. Enjoy!
Lookbook Lust: Bellerose FW12
BY Vivianne Lapointe 20 Sep 2012 @ 2:05 pm | Categorized: Live_Fashion>, Lookbook Lust
When Justin sent me the latest lookbook for Belgian apparel brand Bellerose I almost fell out of my chair! This collection channels the very core of a chalet chic style I know so well from growing up way up North. I used to be all about layering, patchwork, thick wool socks in patent mary jane pumps and birds of prey. What a blast from the past… Love it!
Lingerie Guide: Dottie’s Delights Bricolage Collection
BY Vivianne Lapointe 20 Sep 2012 @ 1:01 pm | Categorized: Lingerie Guide, Live_Sex>
Soon after briefly working with Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant I started building up a pretty sweet collection of fabulous vintage-inspired foundation garments and shapewear… If you’re looking to indulge in something out of the ordinary my darlings, I say ditch Victoria’s Secret and check out Chicago-based Dottie’s Delight, a wonderful label making brassieres, bustiers, girdles, garter belts and knickers seemingly straight out of Trudy Campbell’s gone wild lingerie cabinet.
Art Crush: David Chambon
BY Vivianne Lapointe 18 Sep 2012 @ 7:13 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
Good morning, gorgeous! How strangely fantastic do these weird little beasts look, covered in morning dew and captured by French photographer David Chambon‘s macro lens? He calls himself an amateur photographer, but this series is phenomenal!
Interview Series: Nick Corradi (NSFW)
BY Vivianne Lapointe 18 Sep 2012 @ 4:18 pm | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>, Photography
L.A.-based photographer Nick Corradi knows quite a bit about beautiful women. His Tumblr and Instagram feeds never fail to entertain as he vogues through life and shoots his girlfriends, showcasing new faces with a sexy edge and a lot of passion. We had a chance to sit down with Nick for a quick chat, and here’s what he had to say:
What would you do with 750,000 Aeroplan Miles? [closed]
BY Vivianne Lapointe 13 Sep 2012 @ 3:58 pm | Categorized: CONTESTS_GIVEAWAYS, Live_Travel>, Wanderlust
Let’s be honest… most of us take globetrotting for granted. Flying is innately part of our generation’s culture. We thrive on wanderlust and firmly believe that traveling shapes youth. We expect WiFi for free and for all and a stellar customer service via airlines’ Twitter feeds. We cringe at the only thought of people smoking in airplanes. Sometimes I think we simply forget that only 75 years ago some of the major airlines (like Air Canada) were just being founded.
Editorial: Eddie Chacon “The Wild One”
BY Vivianne Lapointe 12 Sep 2012 @ 11:29 am | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
Photographer Eddie Chacon of Metropolis of Vice collaborated with stylist Maria Barfod, makeup artist Simon Rihana and gorgeous redhead Sarah Emmons for an exclusive Fall editorial titled “The Wild One.” We’re especially pleased to showcase new pieces from Moonspoon Saloon, an experimental fashion label from Copenhagen that’s rooted in performance art.
Art Crush: Animated Banksy Graffitis
BY Vivianne Lapointe 07 Sep 2012 @ 1:37 pm | Categorized: Art Crush, Live_Art>
Now here’s an idea you wish you had! We found these super fun animated interpretations of Banksy’s whimsical street art on Made By ABVH‘s Tumblr. So cool to see these iconic characters come alive!
Talking Shop: I Don’t Like Mondays’ Colin Talbot
BY Vivianne Lapointe 06 Sep 2012 @ 12:13 am | Categorized: Exclusive, Live_Fashion>
I Don’t Like Mondays is a remarkably curated online fashion boutique featuring progressive brands and artists such as Alexander Wang, Cast of Vices, Chris Habana, Jeffrey Campbell, LUVAJ, Obesity and Speed, SGC N-Y-C-, Unif and many more. Check out their exclusives and keep a close watch on the wearable art offered in the IDLM gallery, We had a quick chat with store’s co-founder Colin Talbot as our friend Justin Bridges from Tucked snapped the images below, and here’s what he had to say!
Lingerie Guide: Clare Bare
BY Vivianne Lapointe 05 Sep 2012 @ 11:05 am | Categorized: Lingerie Guide, Live_Sex>
I love the story behind the creation of Brooklyn-based lingerie line Clare Bare. While she studied at Parsons, a young and inspired Clare started collecting vintage pieces and fabrics she loved and soon found her design space completely cluttered with so much amazing prints and materials and nothing to do with them… unless she started her own brand.
Talking Shop: SGC N-Y-C’s NYFW Pop Up
BY Vivianne Lapointe 04 Sep 2012 @ 1:16 pm | Categorized: Cool Finds, Live_Fashion>
It’s starting to look a lot like Fashion Week, isn’t it? Tomorrow night, on the eve of Fashion’s Night out, Lower East Side’s the only place to be. Our friends over at SGC N-Y-C have spent the last few months curating a radically fashionable pop up shop at Blake Scotland for New Yorkers to get a chance to shop exclusive pieces from Obesity and Speed, Chris Habana, Sex Trash NYC, Actual Pain, Nettie Kent, Dethkillers, SGC N-Y-C, Pendu NYC, In God We Trust, Blood is the New Black, The Cast and The Great Frog. With Becka Diamond & Whitney Fierce DJing and stacks of PBR – it’s going to be a blast, you already know. Here’s a preview and flyer!
Interview Series: Danielle DeFoe
BY Vivianne Lapointe 24 Aug 2012 @ 3:17 pm | Categorized: Live_Art>, Photography
A little hustle goes a long way, and Danielle DeFoe is here to prove it. Almost two years after our first interview, we catch up with the gorgeous L.A.-based photographer as she shares hot new images, thoughts and aspirations in time for Saturday’s Showbiz Ball…
Interview Series: Christopher Jobson of Colossal
BY Vivianne Lapointe 23 Aug 2012 @ 1:19 am | Categorized: Interview Series, Live_Art>
From time to time I love to feature madly talented independent publishers who have a vision similar to mine and whose success inspire me to keep building, keep pushing. When web designer Christopher Jobson launched Colossal, a blog of “art and visual ingenuity,” he thought he was simply creating an inspiration board of his discoveries in the fields of photography, design, animation, painting, installation art, architecture, drawing and street art.
PangeaSeed’s Great West Coast Migration Mural Projects
BY Vivianne Lapointe 23 Aug 2012 @ 1:13 am | Categorized: Live_Art>, Street Art
While on their summer tour of the West Coast, our friends over at PangeaSeed collaborated on several occasions with local artists to create large scale shark murals to help raise awareness for the global plight of sharks and oceans. Have a look at the radical pieces gracing our Cali walls!
Jenny Parry’s Summer Roadtrip Playlist & Polaroids
BY Vivianne Lapointe 20 Aug 2012 @ 4:02 pm | Categorized: Live_Art>, Music, Photography
A couple weeks back, our featured babe of the week Jenny Parry and her talented photographer husband Jason took a road trip through his home-state of Oregon. They bought a 1952 travel trailer (how fun!) and hit the road for two and a half weeks, documenting their journey through this series of beautiful polaroids created in collaboration with Solestruck.