Fashion In The Age of AI

In 1998, British designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) presented the grand finale of his thirteenth runway show- No.13 (S/S 1999) with two robot "painters" borrowed from a car manufacturing plant. As model Shalom Harlow stood on a rotating disc, the two automata began to throw yellow and black paints onto her white dress. By the end,…

Breathless (1960), Jean-Luc Godard, À bout de souffle, Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, French New Wave, nouvelle vague

Another 5 Movies that Defined Fashion

In my first list of 5 movies I named ones from 1960s and 80s. This time I include movies made in the 30s and the 50s in addition to the other two decades mentioned before. I picked these films not just for their leading female roles' wardrobes but also for the strong characters in these…

Another 2 Books and 1 Magazine| Maya Deren | Peggy Guggenheim |The Gentlewoman |

https://youtu.be/H0tDufAxI2I Like my previous 3 books list, this week's reading recommendation starts with books by and of two women who played pivotal roles in the shaping of the 20th century Western modern art tradition. Not only for their accomplishments in the arts, they are both women of unique personal styles. Like the 2 books and…

Rei Kawakubo: Against Convention

"I have always pursued a new way of thinking about design, by denying established values, conventions, and what's generally accepted as the norm. And the modes of expression that have always been most important to me are unfinished, imbalance, fusion, elimination and absence of intent." ---Rei Kawakubo, in an interview, 2016* For her latest Comme…

Broccoli Magazine: My Interview With Its Founder and Creative Director

Since its official launch on December 8th in 2017, Broccoli, an international magazine by and for women who love cannabis has become hugely successful. It is the first and only magazine that is dedicated to stoner culture through the lens of contemporary art, fashion and culture. Recently, the gracious Anja Charbonneau, Founder of Broccoli agreed…

Klorane dry shampoo; oat plant, spray can, power-shampoo

Valentine’s Day eco-gifts for Lips, Cheeks and Hair

Valentine's day is coming, a time to treat a friend or yourself to some fresh new makeup and hair products. After some research and test-drive, these are the ones I'd like to suggest for you to try. Please note that all of these products are made with organic ingredients, without artificial chemicals that'd harm your…