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04.02.14

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women

At the latest Armory Show in NYC I was delighted by a series of portraits by Carrie Schneider, Reading Women. From the artist:

To create Reading Women, I asked 70 female friends - mostly artists, writers and musicians - to each sit while reading a book of her choice, written by a female author, in her own home or studio for the duration of two hours using side-by-side photographic and video cameras. There is something rare about the depth of concentration experienced while reading, and it’s this moment I’m after: when the sitter loses awareness of the camera - and any semblance of a pose - forgetting her cultural performance.

Sarah reading Gail Scott (My Paris, 1999); Michelle reading Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943)

Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

Carrie Schneider: Reading Women

At the latest Armory Show in NYC I was delighted by a series of portraits by Carrie Schneider, Reading Women. From the artist:

To create Reading Women, I asked 70 female friends - mostly artists, writers and musicians - to each sit while reading a book of her choice, written by a female author, in her own home or studio for the duration of two hours using side-by-side photographic and video cameras. There is something rare about the depth of concentration experienced while reading, and it’s this moment I’m after: when the sitter loses awareness of the camera - and any semblance of a pose - forgetting her cultural performance.

Sarah reading Gail Scott (My Paris, 1999); Michelle reading Betty Smith (A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943)

Courtesy the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago

03.29.14

Irfan Onurmen
 I highly recommend the exhibition of Irfan Onurmen at the C24 Gallery in NYC. The portraits from his “Gaze Series” are made of layered tulle on canvas. Beautiful!

Irfan Onurmen


I highly recommend the exhibition of Irfan Onurmen at the C24 Gallery in NYC. The portraits from his “Gaze Series” are made of layered tulle on canvas. Beautiful!

02.28.14

Peter Lindbergh
If you’re in Los Angeles you should definitely stop by the Fahey Klein Gallery to see the Peter Lindbergh exhibition … one of my favorite photographers, his photographs of women are strong, cool, classic.

Peter Lindbergh

If you’re in Los Angeles you should definitely stop by the Fahey Klein Gallery to see the Peter Lindbergh exhibition … one of my favorite photographers, his photographs of women are strong, cool, classic.

02.20.14

Sister Act

I love this photo project by Nicolas Nixon —- his wife and her three sisters posing for an annual family portrait.  Lovely!
The Brown Sisters:  Thirty-Three Years

Sister Act

I love this photo project by Nicolas Nixon —- his wife and her three sisters posing for an annual family portrait. Lovely!
The Brown Sisters: Thirty-Three Years

02.10.14

Urban Fragility
In Paris, there is a street artist who draws with chalk, Phillipe Baudelocque. I was lucky enough to come across his work, I say lucky enough because it is fleeting - transient - if it rains, it washes away. I feel it is a lesson in not holding onto things, and fashion is a bit like that: you do a show and then move on.

Urban Fragility

In Paris, there is a street artist who draws with chalk, Phillipe Baudelocque. I was lucky enough to come across his work, I say lucky enough because it is fleeting - transient - if it rains, it washes away. I feel it is a lesson in not holding onto things, and fashion is a bit like that: you do a show and then move on.

01.20.14

Birds of a Feather

While home in New Zealand, I visited with Niels Meyer-Westfeld —- an artist and husband of a dear friend Deborah. Niels is working on a book about New Zealand birds and his workplace is a charming studio in Wellington with an inspiring view of the ocean. I love the detail in his pictures and can’t wait to see them compiled in the final book…

12.13.13

From the book “Sky Crystals” … photo by Don Komarechka

From the book “Sky Crystals” … photo by Don Komarechka

10.16.13

Corrine Day
One of my favorite fashion photographers from the 90’s - hugely influential - was Corinne Day.  She passed away way too young, too early, but happy to know about the  upcoming exhibition celebrating her work. Photo above… George Clements looking through window.
May the Circle Remain Unbroken, until 23 November at the Gimpel Fils Gallery in London.

Corrine Day

One of my favorite fashion photographers from the 90’s - hugely influential - was Corinne Day.  She passed away way too young, too early, but happy to know about the  upcoming exhibition celebrating her work. Photo above… George Clements looking through window.

May the Circle Remain Unbroken, until 23 November at the Gimpel Fils Gallery in London.

08.21.13

Peter Doig
I love the peaceful tranquility in Peter Doig’s paintings.  The perfect inspiration as I prepare for another hectic New York fashion week!   xx rt
Peter Doig at National Galleries Scotland

Peter Doig

I love the peaceful tranquility in Peter Doig’s paintings.  The perfect inspiration as I prepare for another hectic New York fashion week!   xx rt

Peter Doig at National Galleries Scotland

07.12.13

Carlotta Manaigo

People who know me well know that one of my favorite quotes is from Roald Dahl:  

"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it."  

When choosing a photographer for our Fall 2013 campaign, it was important to select a photographer who can take an amazing fashion picture, and I also wanted a photographer who can see the magic… when I saw Carlotta’s portfolio, I fell in love with her sensibility.  As she describes her artistic inspiration:

With my camera, with my eyes, I tend to capture what I feel rather than what I see,
creating emotional states. Someone once described my work with the expression 
"cold romanticism" which I believe conveys well the contrast within. 
My inspiration comes from a fascination with nature in all its form, its game of light and shadows, its wilderness and fragility,sensuous aspects and mysteries.
It’s almost magical when such beauty is revealed. 



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