Friday, December 9, 2011
When Kelly Osbourne was in Miami last month, she wasn't just cracking open her head and spending time in Mercy Hospital. She may have been scouting locations for the freaky sideshow Beacher's Madhouse.
Osbourne is the show's creative director and partner to creator Jeff Beacher. The two have been spotted in Miami, reportedly looking for a permanent venue for Beacher's Madness, according to Scene in the Tropics.
Currently housed in Hollywood's Roosevelt Hotel, Beacher's Madness is a variety show with a special focus on the vertically-challenged. It boasts a Tiny KISS cover band, Oompa Loompas, and Mini Lady Gaga in addition to circus curios such as sword swallowers and tight-rope walkers.
The freak show landed at LIV last year in a special event hosted by David Arquette and showman/comedian/creator Beacher. The stage was filled with dancing Ommpa Loompas, pink gorillas, and a sweaty Arquette clutching a Pee-Wee Herman doll. Check out World Red Eye's gallery from the night here.
Why is this big news? Because Beacher's a refreshing option in an otherwise stale club scene. Plus, wherever Beacher's Madness lands, the B-list celebrities will follow. As Lesley Abravanel writes, "Small folk and enormous egos. Sounds perfect for Miami."
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The long-awaited Gaga's Workshop is now officially open at Barneys in New York.
Lady Gaga was on hand last night — in a custom Chanel couture dress, specially designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the occasion — to cut the ribbon and welcome inside the likes of Prabal Gurung, Carolyn Murphy, and Alexander Wang.
The store's fifth floor is completely transformed until Jan. 2, filled with chocolate Alexander McQueen armadillo shoes, studded press-on nails, and candle replicas of Gaga’s head that cry when lit. Inflatable cartoonish sculptures and taxicab wraps promoted the opening around the city, and Barneys's windows, too, have been Gaga-fied. "My favorite window I think is [the] one window that looks like my boudoir and it's covered in blonde hair," Gaga told WWD. "It's gorgeous."
Despite all the expenditure, Barneys expects to break even on the promotion, its chief executive Mark Lee said. Twenty-five percent of the workshop's sales will go to Gaga's new Born This Way Foundation, which focuses on youth empowerment; Lee added that the store hopes to raise over $1 million for the cause.
A behind-the-scenes video, below, and images of the windows, workshop, and launch party guests in the slideshow.
Underground electro sensation Cazwell and Peaches, the alternative dance queen, have teamed up! The duo has created the delightfully sleazy single “Unzip Me," the video for which was directed by Bec Stupak (who worked on Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" video) and premiered on The Huffington Post. This playful, raucous track shows off Cazwell’s frisky lyrics and Peaches' salacious edge, and the video's a multicolored blur of nudity and insanity. Most definitely NSFW.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Courtney Love’s big interview in the new Vanity Fair isn’t having the healing effect she had hoped it would on Frances Bean, her daughter with the late Nirvana rocker Kurt Cobain.
While much of the article focuses on her relationship and feelings for Cobain, Love also bemoans the fact she has no real relationship any more with her only child.
Though Love blames herself for failing to read to Frances as a child or take her to a Broadway show, a source close to the 19-year-old scoffed at that, saying, “It’s all about the emotional abuse she suffered due to Courtney’s problems with drugs and her addictive behavior that created such an unstable life for Frances Bean.”
Monday, October 3, 2011
Thanks to Swatch, we have a whole new reason to put our phones back in our purses and use an actual watch to tell time.
This fall the brand is upping the ante with a new collection of touch screen timepieces. With large screens, LCD dials, and 6 functions (including time, date, chrono, alarm, timer and beep), it's like the iPhone for your wrist.
Sure, the bold black, white, and neon hues are guaranteed to spunk up pretty much any outfit. But our favorite part about this watch has to be the fact that the seconds are supersized, giving the tick-tock sensibility a futuristic spin.
The only bad news? Prepare to kiss all your excuses for ever being late goodbye...
Available October 26 at Swatch stores.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Last week I had the opportunity to travel to NYC to check out the McQueen exhibit at the Met. Although I had to wait in line for 45 minutes, it was well worth it! Alexander McQueen's influence
in the fashion world was enormous!
McQueen was clearly a tortured mastermind who really pushed the limits when it came to the fashion world. He channeled his warped thoughts through fashion by
giving his fascinating designs a life of their own. Touring this exhibit is a fashionista's dream! The exhibit was an imaginative edgy unsettling work of skillful talent!
Each piece was exceptionally stunning and outrageously wicked simultaneously! His uniqueness really reflected through his visually stunning work of art.
Each room had a different type of mood with specific type of music. Some of the music was definitely on the eerie side, while some of the music had a very calm vibe...
The craftsmanship and design of his clothing definitely showed his dark side, and his one of a kind gift to the fashion world!
This exhibit is only around for a limited time in NYC. It will be gone by the 1st week in August. I highly recommend any who is a fan of fashion to check out this
exhibit while you can! If you go early in the morning, I have been told that you can beat the line. You can also by a membership to the Met for $70.00 and
skip the line completely.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” runs through July 31 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; (212) 535-7710, metmuseum.org.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Museum of Art University of Chicago
Warhol at Work: Portrait Snapshots, 1973-1986
May 10 – August 21, 2011
Over the course of his career, Pop Art pioneer Andy Warhol took thousands of photographs that were never intended to be seen by the public.
In the 1970s, at the height of Warhol’s extraordinary fame as an artist and filmmaker, he bought two automatic cameras that he carried with him everywhere. Using a small 35mm camera he took countless black and white snapshots of his immediate environment—parties, art studios, and New York City streets. Meanwhile, Warhol restructured his artistic practice around the Polaroid Big Shot camera: he produced carefully staged Polaroid portraits of friends and celebrities, many of which he used as the basis for his iconic prints and silkscreen paintings. The Polaroids follow a standard format, with the subject posed against a blank wall, close to the camera, their features abstracted by the strong flash and, often, heavy white makeup. The search to capture just the right image often resulted in up to a hundred slightly varied pictures of each sitter—an approach that reveals Warhol’s eye for detail and obsession with photography as an all-consuming process.
In 2008, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts donated 152 of the Polaroid and black and white photographs to the Smart Museum through the Andy Warhol Legacy Program. Featuring over sixty of them—many of which are being displayed publicly for the first time—Warhol at Work offers an almost voyeuristic glimpse into Warhol’s world, where experimental play, business, and art mix freely. The exhibition will illuminate both the identity of many of the sitters and establish their relationships to the artist and his work. It will also spotlight one example of Warhol’s characteristic use of photography by displaying Witch, a screenprint from his 1981 portfolio Myths, alongside its source—a Polaroid portrait of Margaret Hamilton, former star of the Hollywood classic The Wizard of Oz (1939). Such a pairing allows a concrete understanding of the sort of mechanical and creative transformations that characterize Warhol’s most important work.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
In this unprecedented insider's guide, fashion industry veteran Sasha Charnin Morrison opens her little black book of celebrity stylists and shares their top secrets on creating unforgettable looks, landing a choice job, and working with the pros. Interviews with key players reveal the ins and outs of the glamorous (and often gritty) world of styling, while hundreds of glossy photos illustrate good (and bad) looks. Full of real-life advice, this guide profiles famous image transformations undertaken by stars like Nicole Richie and Katie Holmes, outlines the essentials every stylist must have on hand (double-sided tape, cutlets, manzierres, Spanx, and more!) and, most importantly, shows how to get a Choo in the door and then survive in this ultra-fabulous, ultra-competitive industry. pick up a copy at www.amazon.com
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
At the recent Beauty Trade Show that Medusa's Make-Up exhibited in Chicago there was lots of action: great hair dos, celebrity hairstylists, glitter eyeliner and the newest things in beauty innovations. Yeah, you can see the newest colors of makeup or the best mud mask on the market, but the most intriguing item I noticed was the eyelashes for your car...yes, I said eyelashes for your car. It was so brilliant and funny that these should be for sale in common places where every girl can buy a set. For only $26.99 Carlashes, as they are called can be ordered directly from their site. They also sell crystal eyeliner for extra bling. Check it out! http://carlashes.com/index.html