Tuesday, September 29, 2009

New Ana Mihajlovic Polaroids


People All Around But I Don't Hear A Sound

Prada Spring 2010 show soundtrack: Brenda Lee's "All Alone Am I":



All alone am I ever since your goodbye
All alone with just a beat of my heart
People all around but I don't hear a sound
Just the lonely beating of my heart

No use in holding other hands
For I'd be holding only emptiness
No use in kissing other lips
For I'd be thinking just of your caress

All alone am I ever since your goodbye
All alone with just a beat of my heart
People all around but I don't hear a sound
Just the lonely beating of my heart

Spoken:
No other voice can say the words
My heart must hear to ever sing again
The words you used whisper low

No other love can ever bring again

All alone am I ever since your goodbye
All alone with just a beat of my heart
People all around but I don't hear a sound
Just the lonely beating of my heart


Numero Tokyo November 2009 cover - Toni Garrn

Numero Tokyo November 2009 Cover
Model: Toni Garrn
Photographer: David Vasiljevic

Monday, September 28, 2009

New Izabel Goulart Polaroids

Gucci Spring 2010 Show

Gucci Spring 2010 Show
Time: September 26, 2009 4:15pm & 5:00pm
Location: Piazza Oberdan, 2/B

Natasha Poly (opened)


Natasha Poly


Snejana Onopka


Snejana Onopka


Kasia Struss


Yulia Kharlapanova


Yulia Kharlapanova


Vlada Roslyakova


Vlada Roslyakova


Natasha Poly


Natasha Poly


Yulia Kharlapanova


Yulia Kharlapanova


Snejana Onopka


Kasia Struss


Natasha Poly


Snejana Onopka


Natasha Poly






Zabriski Point (1970)









From Wikipedia:

Zabriskie Point is a 1970 film by Michelangelo Antonioni that depicts some aspects of the U.S. counterculture movement in the late 1960s. It tells the story of a young couple — an idealistic, free spirited young woman, and an aspiring radical turned fugitive. They meet in the desert under bizarre circumstances, instantly connect with a fearless spirit, and then part with tragic consequences. When the fugitive dies in an attempt to reconcile his minor transgressions with the police his new-found lover's connection to the corporate and government establishment is psychologically and permanently severed when she visualizes the home of her corporate lover/boss exploding in slow motion.

The cult film stars Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin, neither of whom had any previous acting experience. The screenplay was written by Antonioni, fellow Italian filmmaker Franco Rossetti, American playwright Sam Shepard, prolific screenwriter Tonino Guerra and Clare Peploe, wife of Bernardo Bertolucci.

The film's title refers to Zabriskie Point in Death Valley, the location of the film's famous desert love scene, in which members of the Open Theatre perform dust covered mock acts of sexual orgy in the strange geologic formations of Zabriskie Point surrounds.

Plot:

A heated meeting of students and campus groupies discussing direct political action is attended by Mark (Mark Frechette) who openly declares his willingness to die for the cause while simultaneously alienating himself from the other young radicals. He and a roommate buy hand guns. Later Mark, gun in boot, watches as a Los Angeles policeman is fatally shot by another protester who has been tear-gassed. Mark is seen on television and without apparent premeditation steals a small plane and flies into the desert where he encounters free-loving and tolerant hippie Daria (Daria Halprin). Daria is unexpectedly driving to Phoenix to rendezvous with her boss/lover Lee Allen (Rod Taylor). Before she meets Mark she is looking for a specific, albeit non disclosed, place and person but instead encounters a group of young boys who taunt her with sexual cat calls and deviant provocations. After she escapes the boys she is spied from the air by Mark as she fills water for the car radiator. Mark proceeds to buzz her car at one point flying only three feet over Daria as she lies face down in the desert sand. They eventually meet at the desert shack of an old prospector-type man and then the two new lovers wander the valley, philosophize and make love at Zabriskie Point as the unusual Zabriskie formations erupt in an orgy performed by The Open Theatre (Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead provided the music for this scene). The couple then paint Mark's plane in psychedelic colors in preparation for him to return the plane and resume life in Los Angeles. Daria pleads with Mark to remain a fugitive, travel with her and forget about returning the plane. Mark, projecting that he can return the plane and evade the law successfully, flies back to Los Angeles only to be killed on the runway by a policeman after landing. Daria learns about Marks death on the car radio, drives to Phoenix to the lavish desert home of her boss where she grieves for Mark by leaning into a drenching waterfall. A brief encounter with the Mexican maid in the home crystallizes in Daria's mind the social inequalities Mark had apparently died for. Without hesitation or goodbyes Daria leaves. But as she is driving away she stops to look back and visualize the home exploding in slow motion to the screeching sounds of Pink Floyd. The explosion apparently represents her psychological separation from corporate greed, superficiality, and racial injustice.

Cast:

Mark Frechette — Mark
Daria Halprin — Daria
Paul Fix — Cafe owner
Bill Garaway — Morty
Kathleen Cleaver — Kathleen
Rod Taylor — Lee Allen
G.D. Spradlin — Lee's Associate
Harrison Ford has an uncredited role as one of the student demonstrators inside the police station.

Zabriskie Point sequence of couples rolling in the dust of Death Valley

Simons' look was far more conceptual than that and was inspired by looking at the work of land artists and Antonioni's 1970 film Zabriskie Point. We knew this because Simons spelled out his sources beforehand on multiple video screens showing clips of work by various artists, including Christo, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Richard Wilson—grainy film of land being wrapped, buildings being demolished, and so on. When the show started, all the screens switched to the famous Zabriskie Point sequence of couples rolling in the dust of Death Valley, while the movie soundtrack played in the background.
- Sarah Mower

Jil Sander Spring 2010 Show

Jil Sander Spring 2010 Show
Time: September 25, 2009 7:00 & 8:00 pm
Location: Via Beltrami, 5
Designer: Raf Simons

Kasia Struss


Yulia Kharlapanova


Yulia Kharlapanova


Daria Strokous


Daria Strokous


Valeria Dmitrienko


Valeria Dmitrienko


Nimue Smit


Nimue Smit


Vlada Roslyakova


Vlada Roslyakova


Mirte Maas


Kasia Struss


Kasia Struss


Yulia Kharlapanova


Yulia Kharlapanova


Daria Strokous


Daria Strokous


Mirte Maas


Mirte Maas


Nimue Smit


Valeria Dmitrienko


Valeria Dmitrienko


Vlada Roslyakova


Kasia Struss


Yulia Kharlapanova (closed)