I’m trying something new. Here’s my Friday round up of my absolute favorite posts from last week in Fashion, Music, Art, and Food. All posts are inspired by Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc. So let’s jump in!
1. Kara Walker-Indypendant Article
The Kara Walker Domino Sugar Factory exhibit has closed, and I have to say I had mixed feelings about this particular project. I’ve long admired Kara Walker’s work, her creative process and the sheer emotional gravitas behind this immensely profound project. But there was a nagging part of me asking, “is this just provocative?” I came across this piece written in the Indypendent that touches on the sensitive nerve that is exposed when I think about this piece. In a society obsessed with selfie opps, I am appalled by how many people chose to experience this work. The article sheds some light on that ennui that surely would have detracted from my experience had I been able to see it in Williamsburg. I’d love to hear Kara Walker’s reaction to the article and wonder if it was all an expected element of the experience.
2. JR’s container project in La Havre
Does this man ever sleep? I’ve been really impressed with how JR has been able to push his creative expression into new mediums. Last week the artist culminated his “Women Are Heroes” series by covering a container ship with eyes from one of the women featured in the 7 year project, then took some amazing shots of the container ship sailing the seas. He also continues his exploration of ballet by photographing and pasting dancers in and on shipping containers. There was even a brief Yessin Bey/Mos Def cameo, all of which were chronicled on Instagram this week. If JR stays true to form, there will be a documentary on the unfolding of “Heroes'” last days. Read more about the project here.
3. When the beautiful Caroline Issa recently Instagrammed a picture of herself surrounded by an equally beautiful canopy of Orchids at the Dior Couture show this week, I had to see the show. Not only was the set design stunning, I will be dreaming about each and every one of these coats! In addition I now want a belt, make that ALL of the accessories, bone straight hair with a middle part and white eye shadow. I think I can make the last two happen :)
4. This week’s iTunes download:
My advice to you this weekend? Find a dollar, download this song, get in your car Saturday morning, and go find an adventure… and when you do, please tell me all about it.
Have a FABULOUS weekend everyone!