To elissa or not to elissa
Just yesterday Plastik was a product of pure imagination. Upon a shooting star, we hoped that Santa would make our wishes come true. Little did we know, that we were left amidst the darkness of an empty wonderland, armed with nothing but a dream. But today Plastik is a pure imaginative product. We have climbed up the stairs of our creative bubble, and tip-toed on the clouds fogging our vision. The play field is now lit. The merry-go-round is filled and the rollercoaster is ready to roll. But Santa is not invited to the party. And tomorrow you will jump aboard the carousel and ride the rollercoaster. You will join the circus of high-heeled jugglers and bespoke clowns. Tomorrow you will live to tell your own fairytale of a vision. And your “once upon a time” will be your “happily ever after”.
GUY BOURDIN WAS A COMPLEX AND DISTURBED MAN. WHILE HE CREATED TIMELESS BEAUTY, THE LEADING FRENCH PHOTOGRAPHER WAS IN FACT OBSESSED WITH DEATH, AND ALWAYS HAD A DIFFICULT RELATIONSHIP WITH WOMEN. ABANDONED AS A CHILD BY HIS MOTHER, HE OFTEN MALTREATED HIS MODELS, WHILE AT LEAST TWO OF HIS FORMER LOVERS COMMITTED SUICIDE.
THERE IS ALWAYS THIS ONE PARTICULAR DAY OF THE YEAR THAT YOU FIND YOURSELF ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE. FOR KIDS, IT IS CHRISTMAS. FOR MOVIE STARS, IT IS THE OSCARS. FOR HOUSEWIVES, IT’S WATCHING OPRAH GIVE AWAY HER FAVORITE THINGS ON NATIONAL TV, BUT FOR FASHIONISTAS, IT WAS* THE GUCCI SHOW.
Jeff Koons was asked to exhibit at the Versailles Palace last year. He could not have been offered a better venue for his first European retrospective: the ultimate Baroque French palace for America’s King of Kitsch. Visitors were able to admire fifteen of Koons’ trademark works, including sculptures of a giant red lobster and Michael Jackson hugging his pet chimp Bubbles, amidst the usual curly-curvy furniture and portraits of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.