marți, 28 februarie 2012

The Rooney Mara effect on the runways

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 Bottega Veneta

joi, 23 februarie 2012

Gucci Designer's House in Rome

Gucci designer Frida Giannini inhabits a grand nine-storey, 16th-century Palazzo Alberini building. Residing in one of the city’s loveliest hilltop neighbourhoods, her house – spread over two floors, topped with a little tower – is what locals would call a ‘palazzetto.’


Actor James Franco, Gucci men's image, interviews Frida for this edition of Harper's Bazaar...

marți, 21 februarie 2012

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Artist Marina Abramovic's Manhattan Home

All Abramović wanted in her new downtown Manhattan townhouse, which she recently purchased to share with close friend Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci, is a bathroom with a tub. "A bath is the only way to relax in this crazy city," she says. After all, this is the woman whose work consistently deals with physical endurance and mortification of the flesh. One performance saw her whipping herself, then lying naked on a cross made of ice, and, for another, she lived in a gallery for 12 days, fasting, while the audience watched her sleep, sit, and go to the toilet — and the only way out would have meant climbing down a ladder with knife blades for rungs.

"When Riccardo and I met, I felt like we had the same tastes. I really love fashion, and he really loves art," she says. "For me, having Riccardo is like finding your identity." She occupies the lower three floors, which open onto a Japanese rock garden and a lap pool, while he has the top two floors.

Read more: Artist Marina Abramovic Interview – Marina Abramovic Quotes on Her Manhattan Apartment and Art - Harper's BAZAAR

duminică, 12 februarie 2012

Isabelle Huppert: A Woman of Many Faces

 Isabelle Huppert stands out among actresses due to her audacious choices of roles, both for films as well as for the theater. Her intelligence and intuition are evident in the parts she plays. Her renown as an actress is not limited to the French cinema but embraces Europe and the rest of the world. This most mysterious of actresses likes to be photographed but she is not an easy subject. She offers herself to the eye of the camera yet remains secretive, almost absent. The great photographers of our time—Richard Avedon, Edouard Boubat, Guy Bourdin, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Lartigues, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Sylvia Plachy, Marc Riboud, and Scavullo—took up the challenge. Huppert’s energy and strength are often shrouded behind a kind of melancholy, and these photographers have captured beautifully that contradictory quality. Not only a collection of gorgeous images, this haunting book also unveils the bond between the public image and the secret soul of this unique woman.