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Monday, December 24, 2012

Inspired by Nighthawks

The Edward Hopper's Nighthawks painting  is so famous that the Simpson, Lego and many others have done their parodic version of it, i find these versions super fun. 













Edward Hopper's masterpieces

I just saw Edward Hopper's exhibition at the Grand Palais. Here are a few selections of his beautiful work.
He was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While he was most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. Both in his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.

Here is Nighthawks, one of his most famous paintings, my all time favorite.




The effective use of light and shadow to create mood is also central to Hopper’s methods. Bright sunlight (as an emblem of insight or revelation), and the shadows it casts, also play symbolically powerful roles in Hopper paintings such as Early Sunday Morning (1930), Summertime (1943), Seven A.M. (1948), and Sun in an Empty Room (1963). His use of light and shadow effects have been compared to the cinematography of film noir.



Summer evening 1947

Early sunday morning 1930

Seven A.M. 1948

Sun in an empty room 1963

Room in New York 1931


Office at night 1940


Summertime 1943


Chopsuey 1929

Conference at night 1949


New York Movie 1939


Williamsburg bridge 1928


Etching : Night shadows 1921

Etching : Night on El Train 1918


Above, characters drawn in aquarel 
and below, a few The Morse Dial covers 









Sunday, November 18, 2012

Nicolas Ghesquière leaving Balenciaga... what a sad news

After his stunning printemps été 2013 collection, Nicolas Ghesquière announced the end of his collaboration with Balenciaga, i was stunned when i read the article a few weeks ago. I wonder who will replace this fashion genius and how this new comer will change the brand.
In the meanwhile, here are a few pics of his marvelous spring summer 2013 collection. I love that white top and the blue dress. Nicolas, you are simply the best.
















Sunday, November 4, 2012

Making of of Chanel's The Little Black Jacket


Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld have paid homage to this classic with an exhibition that showcases the Chanel Black Jacket’s versatility. The exhibition displays Lagerfeld’s stunning photographs featuring many reputable celebrities wearing the jacket in their own individual way.



Thursday, November 1, 2012

Isabel Marant Fita dress in action

I like the comfort of this dress, when wearing it, i can eat a lot of food because it's large around the waist. LOL 





Saturday, October 27, 2012

Etoile Isabel Marant Fita dress

Isabel Marant strikes again. :-) This dress is truly nice with the light fabric & fine broderies, quite sexy with its V neck when unbuttoned . There are three colors, black, white and bronze. I finally picked the white one.





Pic from Mytheresa.com







Saturday, October 13, 2012

Karen Walker, a designer with great patterns

I just discovered this great designer thanks to a dear friend. I love the dresses, the patterns, the originality of the prints, the combination of colors. My favorite dress is the yellow white and black pattern, simply beautiful and graphic.