Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Peter Lindbergh: The Naked Truth

Naked Truth is another beautiful photo shoot from the legendary German photographer Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Germany June 2012. In this series, Lindbergh photographed eleven well known women unadorned, makeup free, and unadulterated by photoshop, just their pure natural beauty.

" I try to be truthful in my work. There are no short cuts - if you set out with the intention of making people ugly to achieve a powerful photograph it is a fake. On the other hand beauty cannot be 'done'. Again I come back to this nebulous word 'truth' : perhaps more than anything it is trying to explain something truthful about yourself and about your perception of the way the woman sees herself. "
Excerpt from the book " Images of Women."

This post is NSFW.

The Naked Truth
Model Nadja Auermann © Peter Lindbergh
Nadja Auermann © Peter Lindbergh

Model Toni Garrn © Peter Lindbergh

Karina Krawczyk © Peter Lindbergh

Model Hanna Wähmer © Peter Lindbergh
Model Hanna Wähmer © Peter Lindbergh

Photographer Donata Wenders © Peter Lindbergh

Editor-in-chief of Vogue Germany, Christiane Arp © Peter Lindbergh

Actress Nina Hoss © Peter Lindbergh
Nina Hoss © Peter Lindbergh

Model Katrin Thormann © Peter Lindbergh
Katrin Thormann © Peter Lindbergh
Katrin Thormann © Peter Lindbergh

Model Luca Gajdus © Peter Lindbergh
Luca Gajdus © Peter Lindbergh

Model Jana Drews © Peter Lindbergh
Jana Drews © Peter Lindbergh

Model Julia Stegner © Peter Lindbergh

Courtesy Peter Lindbergh / 2bManagement
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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Lula_Herself & Chopard; Illustrated Diary of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Sunday May 27th marks the conclusion of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, with the presentation of the Palme d'Or award. For those who have followed the event from day 1, here is another view of the Cannes  Film Festival.

Invited by Chopard, Herself's editor in chief Lula shared the news and glamour from the prestigious Croisette. Join me and enjoy Lula's stunning illustrations of the event, from the red carpet to other exquisite places such as Eden Roc and the Martinez Hotel.

Lula, diary of the Cannes experience
Lula in Giambattista Valli haute couture dress, Chopard jewelry

Opening ceremony, on the red carpet....
 Eva Herzigova shinning in Chopard jewelry

Lana Del Rey, Chopard necklace

Paz Vega

Lula's arrival at the Hotel Martinez, wearing Oscar De La Renta dress, Chopard earrings

A pic at Lula's Vuitton trunk

Lula at the premiere of Killing Them Softly, wearing Giles dress, Chopard jewelry

Lunch at Eden Roc, Lula is wearing Alexandre Vauthier haute couture dress, D&G hat, Chopard jewels

For amfAR night, Lula is wearing Chanel haute couture dress, Chopard jewelry

The last day of the Cannes Film Festival
On the 7th floor of the Hotel Martinez, Lula and Marilyn are wearing Dolce&Gabbana dresses,
and Chopard jewelry

May 28th
Pic from the Chopard lounge, on the 7th floor of the Hotel Martinez, with the view of the bay
Lula wears Elie Saab haute couture dress, D&G belt and bag, Herself scarf and Chopard jewelry

Courtesy of LulaTSIKB /  Herself Magazine
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Top artists create 'Pandamonium' in Hyde Park

Pandamonium 2012 is an exciting fusion of art and nature, highlighting the global work of WWF. The project challenged leading contemporary minds from the art, fashion and design world to create wearable sculpture, expressing the breadth of the organization's conservation work and some of the most imminent threats to our natural environment.

Set in The Old Gate House in London's Hyde Park, at 6:30 pm on May 24th 2012, Pandamonium will be an evening of unforgettable performances, with an open air catwalk show, auction by Phillips de Pury, mouth-watering food and champagne reception.

Curated by Artwise, each artist contributed a piece of wearable sculpture or performance. Here is the list:

Hussein Chalayan, The North Circular (Katherine Poulton & Lily Cole), English Eccentrics, Nicola Formichetti, Zaha Hadid, Stuart Haygarth & Sian Evans, Stephen Jones Millinery & Bouke de Vries, Idris Khan, Susie MacMurray, Rowan Mersh, Lisa Milroy, Annie Morris, Lucy + Jorge Orta, Grayson Perry, Nina Saunders, Conrad Shawcross, Studio Roso, Sue Timney & Alix Timney, Julie Verhoeven, Wayne Hemingway, Jennifer Walshe, and Richard Wilson.

 Pandamonium 2012
Susie MacMurray 'Icarus'
© Jim Naughten / WWF-UK

Annie Morris
© Jim Naughten / WWF-UK

Rowan Mersh
© Jim Naughten / WWF-UK

Studio Roso
© Jim Naughten / WWF-UK

Idris Khan
© Jim Naughten / WWF-UK

 Stuart Haygarth & Sian Evans
© Jim Naughten / WWF-UK

Sue Timney & Alix Timney
© Justin de Villeneuve

Courtesy of WWF-UK
Hyde Park, London
May 24, 2012

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Jean-François Rauzier's HYPERPHOTOS; An Invitation to An Exceptional Journey

Think BIG with this series of hyper-detailed photographs. The French digital artist Jean-François Rauzier creates a world beyond limits, spectacular panoramic landscapes in which the huge and the tiny are melded together, into the same vision.

Between installation and photography, Hyperphotos are gigantic hyperrealist puzzle, photographic reconstructions of real places, created by assembling hundreds of close-up shots taken with a telephoto lens. Rauzier's evocative images transport the viewer into a fantastic universe, a dreamworld.

"Hyperphotos are the realization of an old dream that would be impossible without digital technology: to see the big picture and at the same time the close-up, to stop time and be able to examine all the details of the fixed image."
~~ Jean-François Rauzier

Hyperphotos are currently on exhibit at Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris Art District.

© Jean-François Rauzier / Courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing
Angelica, 2010, Bibliothéques Ideales (Ideal Libraries) series

© Jean-François Rauzier / Courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing
Dedale  #2, 2010, Babylones series

© Jean-Francois Rauzier / Courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing
Molitor swimming pool, 2010, Paris series

© Jean-François Rauzier / Courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing
Escalier du Grand Palais (Grand Palais staircase), 2011, Paris series

© Jean-François Rauzier / Courtesy Galerie Paris-Beijing
Orangerie, 2011, Versailles series

© Jean-François Rauzier / Courtesy Paris-Beijing
Palau de la Musica, 2011, Barcelona series

© Jean-François Rauzier / Courtesy Le Royal Monceau - Raffles Paris
Royal Monceau, 2011

April 28 - June 2, 2012
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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Gwen Murphy: Foot Fetish Series

American artist Gwen Murphy developed her fascination for shoes at early age. She sees a shoe as a kind of fetish, because it has a presence, and the power to protect and transport us.

" Since I was a very young child I have looked at shoes and found them looking back at me, each pair with its particular personality and facial expression. Mouths yawning open, they sometimes look sleepy, grouchy, or fierce."
~~ Gwen Murphy

Murphy's sculpture series began in 2005. Since then, she has made close to 60 pairs of shoe sculptures, using only shoes that were second-hand, cast-offs, or found on roadside.

A few of the Foot Fetishes have been made entirely of clay, others of repurposed hardwood forms beautifully carved and found in Massachusetts, which was once home to a booming shoe industry.

Foot Fetish Series
Carnival Shoes © Gwen Murphy

Frog Prince © Gwen Murphy

Goal Oriented © Gwen Murphy

Magenta Flats © Gwen Murphy

Manifest Destiny © Gwen Murphy

Nudes © Gwen Murphy

Smashed © Gwen Murphy

Sue Red Beaded Slippers © Gwen Murphy

Vines Front Side © Gwen Murphy

Images courtesy of the artist