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Richard Phillips

Nylon Magazine just wrote a blog post about one of Richard Phillips’ newest pieces – a portrait of Kirsten Stewart. This portrait looks very similar to her Nylon Cover (just flipped). See below:

Richard Phillips' Portrait of Kristen Stewart

Kristen's Nylon Cover

What do you think?

These portraits are part of Phillips’ new “Most Wanted” exhibition – in which he paints young Hollywood Icons. Here are few other examples of his work:

See more at Elle.com.

If you are a Gossip Girl fan, you may recognize this painting hanging in the Van Der Woodsen penthouse:

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Great Fashion Exhibition At The Met

For all you New Yorkers (or anyone planning on visiting New York in the next few months) put this on your to-do list! I must admit it has been on mine for a while and I still haven’t gotten the chance to go but I’m hoping for next weekend!

From May 5th to August 15th, the Met is holding an exhibition called American Women: Fashioning a National Identity. Basically it explores the fashion trends of American women from 1890 to 1940. Or as the Met describes it:

“Focusing on archetypes of American femininity through dress, the exhibition reveals how the American woman initiated style revolutions that mirrored her social, political, and sexual emancipation. “Gibson Girls,” “Bohemians,” and “Screen Sirens,” among others, helped lay the foundation for today’s American woman.”

This exhibition looks amazing and I highly recommend you seeing it. Although, my favorite to this day was the Superhero exhibition they had about a year ago where they had designers such as Prada and Dolce & Gabanna design costumes for famous superheros such as Catwoman and Wonderwoman. That was truly amazing.

Check out the website here: American Women: Fashioning A National Identity

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What I Did Over Christmas Break

Instead of making a scrapbook of my memories of Paris (I thought I moved past my scrapbooking years), I decided to make a collage. These photos are a mixture of pictures I took, photos from websites, and postcards. This really did take me a long time: figuring out where everything was and then placing it in the right spots to glue it down, decoupaging a few times, and adding the stones and flowers later on.

But this was a really fun project and it came out really beautiful. I am going to frame it in a shadow box and hang it in my room. This way I don’t have to go search for a scrapbook when I want to reminisce about Paris.

I used a few photos from weheartit.com. And I want to make a few more collages using some of their photos.

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Inspiring Images

Lately I have been getting really into photography, more researching photos and photographers than actually taking pictures myself. But I can spend hours on photography blogs and websites. Here are 2 photos I found on etc-alltherest.blogspot.com that I really like. (Same blogger as Le Love and Le Smoking).

Soon I will post a few of my favorite pictures I took while in Paris. (And the collage I just finished!).

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Brigitte Bardot

I recently went to an exhibition in Paris called “Exposition Brigitte Bardot: Les annĂ©es “insouciance”.

It’s showing from now until January 31st – so if you are in Paris, you should definitely see it. (It’s only 8 euros). There’s so much to see – you will need at least an hour. The exhibition takes you from her childhood years filled with dance and ballet (complete with photographs and her possessions) to days of stardom. It also has all her magazine covers, various photographs and portraits of her from famous photographers and painters, pictures (and movies) from all her films, and even some of her clothing and costumes.

This exhibition was like someone gathered up every single photograph taken/memorabilia of Brigitte Bardot and put it in this one big gallery. And it has inspired me to watch her films – especially “And God Created Woman…”.

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Go to this website for more information on the exhibition: http://www.expobrigittebardot.com/

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ELLES@CENTREPOMPIDOU

I recently went to Centre Pompidou in Paris which is the big modern art museum here (for those of you that don’t already know). They are currently having an exhibit called Elles@CentrePompidou, which features modern art from various women artists. A lot of the pieces are very feminist, but others are less woman-focused. There were some very interesting pieces there.

I especially liked a movie/documentary that they had that featured different couples in their every day lives. They would spend about 2 minutes on each couple – and they would just show pictures like a slideshow of their lives.

Anyway, if you are in Paris, I definitely encourage you to see this exhibit!

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