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Major Men Do It Big!

Major's Major New Boy Promo PosterMajor's Major New Boy Promo Poster

Jason Kanner made it a must-have in all the modeling corridors of Manhattan this morning. It's all over the blog-sphere right now, starting at MDC. Click on "original" to get your extra-large version of Major Men's super-cool "new boys" poster photographed by Joe Lally. Or as Betty Sze put it so wittly this morning, your "Majordomo Promo". True that!

CURRENT LISTENING: The Cool Kids (Black Mags) VS Steed Lord (Dirty Mutha)

The Cool Kid's Mickey Rock chills with Steed Lord's AC Bananas: Jeremy Scott WISHES!The Cool Kid's Mickey Rock chills with Steed Lord's AC Bananas: Jeremy Scott WISHES!

I played DJ at a house party last night (for a verrrry VIP circle of...uhmm..4 people). Beverly Hills will never be the same. I pressed my I-pod Touch just in time as Chicago's finest, The Cool Kids' hot track "Black Mag" started to fade and then I kicked up Iceland's coolest,the Steed Lord's "Dirty Mutha". The house went wild. They say I have a new career waiting for me at LA parties. But on the serious The Cool Kids retro-hip-hop is genius, but I love them even more for Mickey Rock's taste in gear. He's the best styled boy in hip-hop right this second. And as for Steed Lord. You have to love Icelandic thug appeal. Stop laughing! The tracks do get it done on the dancefloor! They're all friends . How many flights are there between Rejvavik and Chicago btw?

PS Cool Kids are opening act for the MIA on her US tour trek. Her tastes are gospel for us!

A Return To Women

Diana Dondoe and Missy Raydar Rule Self Service's Winter IssueDiana Dondoe and Missy Raydar Rule Self Service's Winter Issue

1 Family: 1 Building: 27 Gallaries

This Piece Has No Title Yet: Cady Noland: Rubell Family CollectionThis Piece Has No Title Yet: Cady Noland: Rubell Family Collection

It is Miami Basel time again which means heading for the unofficial epicenter, the Rubell Family's astonishing art warehouse. It is very encouraging to know this art empire started with a $25.00 purchase. (Or is that just the myth). Here's the new season programme:

Rubell Family Collection 2007/2008 Exhibitions

Press and Art Basel Week Previews:
Wednesday - Tuesday, December 5 - 11, 2007, 9 AM - 6 PM.

Opening Reception:
Domino Magazine Breakfast, Thursday, December 6, 2007, 9 AM – Noon.

Exhibitions on view:
December 12, 2007 - November 28, 2008.

The Rubell Family Collection (RFC) is pleased to announce three new exhibitions:

Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection
(December 5, 2007 – November 28, 2008)

John Stezaker: Works from the Rubell Family Collection
(December 5, 2007 – November 28, 2008)

Euro-Centric, Part 1: New European Art from the Rubell Family Collection
(December 5, 2007 – November 28, 2008)

Hernan Bas: Works from the Rubell Family Collection

COMEBACK CLAUDIA:ALL IS FORGIVEN

Claudia Schiffer in Vogue Paris: August 2007Claudia Schiffer in Vogue Paris: August 2007

"I mean I'm not nervous when I walk onto the set for a photo-shoot because there is very little that's going to happen that hasn't happened before."
Claudia Schiffer to TI.

CURRENT VIEWING: Jean Jacques Beineix's DIVA

Jean Jacques Beineix's 1981 masterpiece "Diva"Jean Jacques Beineix's 1981 masterpiece "Diva"

Max strikes again, this time pulling up Jean Jacques Beineix's fantastic French masterpiece "Diva" as companion viewing to last week's posting for "Liquid Sky" . I love Max's hard fashion meets grad student style of analysis. Keep inspiring us please!

This movie, both in it's original theatrical incarnation release in 1981 as well as the newly re-released digital version by Rialto Films (in limited release at this time), is groundbreaking, pioneering and inspirational to members of the creative industries ( art, advertising, design, fashion, film, media, modeling, photography, etc.)

Here is a short list of the impact that this movie has had in terms of influence -

a. The script and concept of the movie was/is still very directional and pioneering because it featured a mix of old Europe/France/Paris (OPERA/OLD RIGHT BANK/RIVE DROITE PARIS) with the new Europe/France Paris (NEW WAVE/EARLY SYNTH MUSIC/POST PUNK/ARABIC/AFRICAN/VIETNAMESE COLONIAL CHARACTERS/INFLUENCES), leading to further French film productions such as LA HAIGHT, INDOCHINE, BETTY BLUE. The film was also, related by "kismet" with other ground breaking films such as "LIQUID SKY" and "BLADE RUNNER".

CURRENT LISTENING: VON SUDENFED: The Rhinohead from the "Tromatic Reflexxions" album

Von Sudenfed:Tromatic ReflexxionsVon Sudenfed:Tromatic Reflexxions

Mark E Smith is a godhead via his work with The Fall. Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner are figureheads via their work on all those instantly classic Mouse On Mars albums. The ungodly fusion these three spawned on the infamous "Wipe That Sound" 12 " remix resulted in this year's cult hit album "Tromatic Reflexxions". It might sound bizzare at first listen but the more you get into to tracks like "Speech Contamination/German Fear" the more you realize how charismatic Mark's voice is. He certainly put the Saxon back into the mix with that track. And who would have thought Mark E Smith had such a formidable trannie in him? Check out the video for the big hit "Fledermaus Can't Get It" on youtube. I laughed till the tears came. He could have had a career!

That Rad Hourani Look

Rad Hourani Look Book: SS08Rad Hourani Look Book: SS08

Future vistors to TI will discover that we are Rad Hourani completists. From the first Q+A, to the first look at his debut show and now his first look book, the archive will be here. I really really admire Rad's incredible visual discipline! Formidable!

CURRENT CALENDAR: LAX ART BENEFIT AUCTION

LAX ART BENEFIT AUCTION: Sun Nov 4th 2007: Los AngelesLAX ART BENEFIT AUCTION: Sun Nov 4th 2007: Los Angeles

TI is about to take a spin through Los Angeles this weekend and it just so happens LAX Art, our go to source for navigating that booming scene, is having a benefit auction sponsored by Hermes on Sunday . There will be work from more than 100 artists including a John Baldessari print. Here are the details. Hoping to see all our LA massive there!

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4 2007
2640 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

VIP RECEPTION AND EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW
4pm to 6pm

LIVE AUCTION WITH CHRISTIE’S AUCTIONEER ANDREA FIUCZYNSKI
6pm to 7pm

SILENT AUCTION
7pm to 9pm

Presale VIP tickets $150
Regular price tickets $75
Bundle of 10 VIP tickets $1000

VIP ticket includes cocktail reception
Preview and presale artwork
Limited availability

To purchase tickets contact:
Aram Moshayedi
T.310.559.0166 or benefit@laxart.org,
or send check to:
LAXART
2640 South La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034

For more information, visit http://www.laxart.org/auction

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