Rebecca Szeto

Brushing Up on the Old Masters

With her hand-carved paintbrushes, Rebecca Szeto is getting a handle on great women of art history. As a faux-finish painter, the San Francisco artist collects only humble, end-of-life paintbrushes, which serve as both means and end.

The slow pace of whittling down the handles gives Szeto time to reflect on each individual and individual brush — a tribute to the Old Masters.

 

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May 29, 2016 13:31:00
J.W. Anderson (left)

Inspired Inspirations

Sometimes designers are forthcoming about their inspirations, other times not. Either way, the Tumblr Where I See Fashion offers possible explanations. Bianca Luini, a budding designer based in Milan, casts a net far and wide to match runway collections and magazine editorials with their visual doubles from the realms of art, design, photography, nature, and so on — confirming that great minds think alike...

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May 28, 2016 15:55:00
Mario Casilli

The High Camp of Mario Casilli

Behold the haute cheese of photographer Mario Casilli, master of the soft-focus lens and king of the TV Guide cover. In the 1980s, Casilli shot the highest-profile TV and music stars in America, capturing the excess and glamour of the greed-is-good decade, the era of Dynasty and Dallas, shoulder pads, and big perms.

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May 28, 2016 12:42:00
Charlie Le Mindu

What Submerges Must Surface

For the past few years, the interactive meeting place #submergevillage has shown artists-in-residence in a kind of virtual village.

A new exhibit in central Paris, SURFACE, sees them all surfacing and taking part IRL, for one weekend only. They include hair artist Charlie Le Mindu, Sex Body Ache, Thomas Cap De Ville, Simon Letourneau, Giles Round, and Ruiz Stephinson, the show's creator.

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May 27, 2016 20:48:00
Christer Strömholm

Trans-Women of 1960s Paris

Christer Strömholm (aka Christer Christian), who died in 2002 at the age of 84, specialized in portraits of individuals in real-life situations and photographed primarily in black and white. When he traveled to Paris in the late 1950s, he befriended the transgender women who worked the streets in the Place Blanche, and they allowed him to photograph them on the beat and in their homes.

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May 25, 2016 19:23:00

Russian Dating Sites

You gotta hand it to the (non-oligarch) Russians. What they lack in disposable income and luxury goods, they make up for in personality and humor. Check out these hot profile pics from Russian dating sites — some earnestly real, others hilariously fake...

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May 23, 2016 00:44:00
Claude Cahun

A Moment for Claude Cahun

Behold the brilliant self-portraits of Claude Cahun (née Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob), French surrealist and anti-social androgyne of the 1920s and 30s, who it's now believed identified as transgender...

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May 22, 2016 20:13:00
Cher

Happy 70th, Cher!

Longtime friends Cher and Tina Turner brought the funk when they performed Shirley & Company’s disco hit 'Shame, Shame, Shame' together on The Cher Show in 1975.

Wearing near-identical sparkly stage dresses by Bob Mackie, the two legends showed off some leggy dance moves and radiated star power.

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May 20, 2016 01:53:00
Banned fashion ads

Most Notorious Banned Fashion Ads

Over the years, fashion ads have been banned in various parts of the world. Usually it's heightened sexuality that sends self-righteous prudes into an outraged tizzy. Other times it's the glamorization of violence or drugs, or the objectification of minors that rightfully sees a ban.

But of course, anything forbidden has a way of popping right back up. Here are some of the more notorious banned fashion ads...

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May 19, 2016 14:49:00

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