Monday, May 31, 2010

Louise Bourgeois, Influential Sculptor, Dies at 98



    "I’m afraid of power. It makes me nervous.
    In real life, I identify with the victim.
    That’s why I went into art.”


    Louise Bourgeois with Spider IV in 1996, Photo: Peter Bellamy




    Born in Paris in 1911, Bourgeois grew up in provincial France, helping with the family’s tapestry restoration business before immigrating to New York in 1938.

    “Everything I do,” she has explained, “was inspired by my early life.”

    Viscerally present in her art is the psychic trauma of her mother’s early death,
    her father’s betrayal of the family with his 10-year affair with their live-in English tutor,
    and her overlapping roles of student, daughter, wife, mother and artist.



    Louise Bourgeois in the studio of her apartment at 142 East 18th Street in New York, circa 1946





    Louise Bourgeois was born in 1911 in Paris, where she studied at various art schools, including the Ecole du Louvre, Académie des Beaux-Arts, Académie Julian, and with Fernand Léger.
    She continued her studies in the United States at the Art Students League in New York. Bourgeois began to draw attention with her sculpture in the 1940s and was very active on the New York art scene, but it was not until the late 1970s that she achieved true fame.
    In 1982 the Museum of Modern Art organized a major retrospective exhibition
    entitled Louise Bourgeois: Retrospective.



    Louse Bourgeois, Spider, 1996, Cast-bronze, Collection of Barbara Lee, Cambridge, Massachusetts





    In an art world where women had been treated as second-class citizens and
    were discouraged from dealing with overtly sexual subject matter,
    she quickly assumed an emblematic presence.
    Her work was read by many as an assertive feminist statement,
    her career as an example of perseverance in the face of neglect.


    Brassai, Louise Bourgeois at the Académie de la Grande-Chaumiére, Paris, 1937, Photo: Louise Bourgeois Archive.


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Free Shoes, Anyone?

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    (gifted Pink Blazer from Storets, Zara romper, Pour La Victoire Tarissa Wedges)

    Yay, Time for a Giveaway!!

    You know how comfortable wedges can be right?
    Well, my new Pour La Victoire wedges are not only comfortable but also add some brightness to my mostly black shoe collection.
    If you would like to win a pair of your own Tarissa Wedges which retails for around $280

    -Become a fan of Pour La Victoire on Facebook
    -follow Pour La Victoire and myself on twitter
    then,
    leave me a comment below with your email
    and I'll choose a random but lucky winner.
    Giveaway closes at 4pm on Monday June 7th, exactly one week from now.

    *Sorry international readers but this giveaway is only open to US readers*

    UPDATE!
    Congrats to Justyna!
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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Viens on fait des photos pour ton blog, là t'as un peu abusé quand même.

    J'avais perdu la batterie de mon appareil hein.











    EVA :
    robe H&M / collants American Apparel / ceinture SNCF (ouarfouarf) / chaussures Zara / bracelet Erin Wasson for Low Lux on MyWardrobe.com / boucle d'oreille Accessorize
    ADELINE :
    pull H&M / soutien-gorge American Apparel / leggings Black Milk / chaussures ? / collier Fashionology


    Photos par Tony Stone.



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fate up against your will

    You might remember,you might not. A video that i've posted several months ago..
    Saga and I were shooting the editorial for Vanidad magazine and of course,when I work with Saga work is never work,but fun and a bunch of great inspiring moments.
    Like this ones she captured with her new camera.
    Once again,she takes my breath away,what an artist!
    Vanidad magazine feature,January 2010

    pd. You can see now my episode of Frock Me where i'm a guest judge in Liverpool

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Vogue Paris June / July 2010

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Make Your Finger Silver Ring and Black Nail Polish By Delfina Delettrez






    Delfina’s handcrafted ‘Make Your Finger’ silver ring can be customized
    with nail polish to suit the wearers preference.
    The ring is presented in a specially created box and comes with a bottle of black nail polish. Depending on your style or mood you can apply the nail polish to suit.
    As Delfina describes- ‘This is a simple way to never be tired of your jewelry’.

    Buy at COUTURELAB



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I Like Imagination Better than Reality

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    (Zara Cropped Cardigan, Uniiko Vintage Floral Romper, Urban Outfitters OTK socks Jeffrey Campbell Franklin Cork Sandals)

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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Festival Mood

    Talking about Festivals....we just went to Primavera Sound in Barcelona-

    but tomorrow you can see me as the guest judge on Frock Me on Channel4.

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    Somos unas destroyers...Mirindis y Galis en el Primiviri

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Friday, May 28, 2010

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    ..could this lady get any hotter..?!

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dans Le Cou

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    I absolutely love the styling in this editorial.
    Button downs and well worn pretty jewelries equal my kinda perfect outfit.

    Vogue Paris/Bijoux June/July 2010
    scans by thefrenchy @ TFS found via absinthrill

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parkas and pancakes

    05-25-1005-25-10
    saint james striped top, parka from a korean boutique, genetic denim jeans courtesy of revolve, low top converse

    I'm in LA right now visiting family and I've already realized that I didn't bring enough for this 2 or 3 week trip. I naively thought I could get away with shorts and tops but it actually rained here today. Why didn't I pack this parka when I haphazardly put together the contents of my suitcase? Why is the weather even like this in late May? My list of grievances just continues to grow, doesn't it?

    For now, I'll just take advantage of endless snacks in my parent's pantry, Dodger games on local TV, and whatever else comes up to relieve me of my boredom (psst anyone want to hang out while I'm here?). Although I REALLY would like to be back up north since I'm currently experiencing an insane craving for pancakes from Mama's. Anyone know where I can find really amazing pancakes in LA? Maybe I'll track down the Buttermilk Truck one of these days and check them out...

    buttermilk pancakes

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