Wednesday, November 26

Letting it free, morphing paint and resin by Bruce Riley

Abstract organic forms made from layers of dripped paint and poured resin define Bruce Riley's art. His art is spontaneous, letting the piece come alive, constantly moving and morphing. The depth and stile of each piece penetrated by light from multiple angles casts shadows deep into the artwork making it three dimensional and captivating, almost sculptural.

"Riley plans his paintings, but along the way he wrangles the accidents and mistakes that are inevitable. In the studio he focuses on flow allowing immediate observation to guide a painting's progress."_ Aron Packer

Chicago-based and educated at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, he spent most of his time studying the works in the adjoining Cincinnati Art Museum. He studied fine arts at the University of Cincinnati where he discovered The Princeton University Press' Bollingen Series; the published works of philosophers and progressive thinkers like Eric Neumann, Carl Jung, David Bohm and J. Krishnamurti, were of great importance to the artist's development. 

Saturday, October 4

Gucci “Stolen Moments" by Frida Giannini and Pat McGrath

Frida Giannini joins forces with makeup-artist royalty Pat McGrath to create the most glamorous cosmetic collections, Gucci beauty revealed at “Stolen Moments" starring Charlotte Casiraghi. The first ever Gucci Cosmetics campaign is a glimpse of the sensual world of Gucci.

Giannini pulled fabric swatches from the Gucci archives for inspiration and selected six anchoring colors: gold, black, red, bronze, copper, and a vivid peacock, ottanio (Italian for teal).

"The iconic colors are really the colors Frida loved," says McGrath.


Wednesday, March 19

Coco and her Iconic Tweed Jacket Unraveled

In 1954, when the then 71-year-old Coco Chanel created the iconic jacket in buckled tweed (bouclé) and paired it with knee-length wrap-around skirts, she was making history.

"Inspired by menswear, straight and fluid, without interfacing, the ensemble provides absolute freedom of movement," says the narrator. "Four real pockets, braid in matching tones or contrasting, buttons stamped with the symbol of the house, and especially, new for the period, no buttons without button holes. Finally, sewn into the silk lining, a delicate chain to ensure that the jacket falls perfectly. A revolution."

Before liberating Women, she has liberated herself...

... and at 71 she changed the World.

Enjoy the retrospective experience of The Little Black Jacket 

And learn more about Coco in my previous post.

Wednesday, March 12

Dolce's Limited Edition, the Stunning Mosaico Sunglasses

The 'Filato Minute Mosaic' is an artisanal technique of Italian craftsmanship, a glass-blowing and arrangement art that has its roots in ancient Roman culture. Dolce&Gabanna celebrated their Italian heritage with a limited edition of artisanal Mosaico sunglasses.

The micro mosaic, created exclusively for the Dolce&Gabbana eyewear collection, consists on the masterly expertise in spinning of Murano glass, resulting in micro tiles that are then meticulously laid by hand by skilled craftsmen, a delicate and accurate technique that is the very foundation of their mosaic craft.

Just superb. Get them in a box in all shapes and sizes.

Another breathtaking jewel is the Baroque Collection in gold. Stunning.