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Raf Simons SS08 at style.comRaf Simons SS08 at style.com

Home in on these Raf Simmons sneakers. Or are they hiking boots? Or moon shoes? Whatever they are TI's gotta have them. I' ll be haunting Seven in NY like a ghost until they get here!

CURRENT LISTENING:EVERYTHING PATRICK WOLF

Zeroes Hero: Patrick Wolf: The Magic PositionZeroes Hero: Patrick Wolf: The Magic Position

I was at a Halloween party last night and the host decided to have a "sensitive man" fest...David Bowie segued into Marc Almond which faded into Anthony &The Johnsons, climaxing with some vintage Patrick Wolf (Wind In The Wires) mixed with the latest Patrick Wolf. It was very strange party music I must say. I've resisted "The Magic Position" for months now but maybe because of all the dress up shenanigans that went down over the past 24 hrs I finally downloaded the album and got into the kitsch carnival spirit of the cover. And now that it has a context I love it. I think Patrick Wolf is going to be more than a fad. I think he's going to be a long distance runner and a great style icon. If The Imagist were in print he'd get a cover! Speaking of covers...Rufus Wainwright has model credentials now. He just signed with Public Image Worldwide. That just leaves Devendra Banhart, no?

Lawrence WEINER: As Far As The Eye Can See

Example Of A Lawrence Weiner Work Referring To An Art Piece Yet To Be BuiltExample Of A Lawrence Weiner Work Referring To An Art Piece Yet To Be Built

LA HAPPENING: Brian Lichtenberg Pop-Up Store

The Brain Litchenberg LookThe Brain Litchenberg Look

New High (M)art might only be 300 square feet but this petite storefront is set to pack quite a punch on the LA retail scene. The revolving door concept shop will feature "curated" one-time only boutiques and "thematic retail moments". Getting the party started right will be Silverlake's finest, Brian Lichtenberg known for his mix of one-off pieces and fantastic deadstock finds.Our beloved MIA is known to rock his pieces for her performances so that's endorsement enough for TI! Co-owned by Miko Ikeda and T-RIK, New High (M)art is yet another example of the brave new experiments young entrepreneurs are forging in the retail market. "The value of today's designer no longer simply resides in the lines they create season-to-season, but in every artifact of their personal taste" says T-RIK, whose background includes wardrobe styling, creative direction, and brand consulting. "This could be anything from a piece that didn't make it in a collection, the music they listen to, a photograph they've taken or the results of a shopping trip to Marrakesh. New High (M)art looks forward to sharing this other side with the public as well." Loving the concept and we're heading to the party guys! Stay tuned for more of TI's info blips live from Hollywood starting this weekend!

Inaugural Event: Fashion Darling Brian Lichtenberg's Pop-Up Store, November 3rd, 2007

Opening Reception
Saturday, November 3, 2007
8:00 PM
New High (M)art
741 New High Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Chinatown)

www.newhighmart.com
www.brianlichtenberg.com
www.myspace.com/brianciaga

Reference Library: LEGENDARY Vogue EDITORIAL

Nadja Auermann and Kirsten McMenamy in US Vogue: Ph: MeiselNadja Auermann and Kirsten McMenamy in US Vogue: Ph: Meisel

That legendary grunge moment in fashion ! That grunge collection of Marc Jacob's for Perry Ellis that got him fired (and sent him on the road to Vuitton). That incredible 1992 Meisel shoot for US Vogue that counts as one of the most legendary editorials of all time. Here's Max's latest installment from his reference library.

The year was 1992. Kate Moss, Corrine Day, Juergen Teller, David Sims are all on their way up and are creating a new style of fashion out of London via The Face and ID. How will the gatekeepers of cool in NY react? For Marc Jacobs, the style of American bands like Pearl Jam and Nirvana was like a gift from heaven, because with the music, came a very specific look. Marc takes the flannel and the thermals, the vintage dresses worn with combat boots and turns it into a deluxe collection in silk and cashmere with the prices to match. Steven Meisel takes the super-glamorous supermodels Nadja and Naomi and Kirsten and strips them of all the usual make-up for a very dressed down look. The Old Guard in fashion nearly lose their minds but the kids love it. It is one of the boldest statements ever seen in a mainstream magazine and that's why we rank it right up there as one of the fabulous editorials ever!

CURRENT READING: Felix GONZALEZ-Torres:Guggenheim Museum

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled: Canada: 1995Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Untitled: Canada: 1995

There are certain artists who come along with ideas that not only define, but also change their times. Warhol in the 60's . Beuys in the 70's. Koons for the 80's and this is where I get myself in trouble- Felix Gonzalez-Torres for the 90's. Yes, yes Damien Hirst is the monolithic art-star of that era but the aforementioned hall of fame is personal and idiosyncratic. The thing I love about Felix Gonzalez-Torres is that I grew up with his imagery in NYC yet had no idea who he was, in the same that Warhol, Beuys and Koons invaded and warped my consciousness before I even learnt to process the "cool images" as "art". That is the power of the greatest art. It confronts you at the strangest turn, even when you don't know its name. This is why I was so excited today at The Strand bookstore, when I found this legendary volume on Gonzalez-Torres, published by The Guggenheim Museum in 1995 on the occasion of his solo exhibition . It has long been out of print and was reissued by the Museum this year, when Gonzalez-Torres was chosen to represent the United States at the 2007 Venice Biennale.

DROOG DESIGN:COLLECTIBLE ALREADY!

Droog Milk Bottle LampDroog Milk Bottle Lamp

Try finding any period, designer or movement in furniture design that has not already been oversubscribed. Near impossible! Jet set smoked glass and chrome 60's modernism? Done to death. Memphis? Got 50K for a table? Mid-90's Droog?...Hang on...that's actually still recent enough on the radar to be nicely priced. So let's scoop up all the milk bottle lamps we can find.
Let's hoard up those Tejo Remy chest-of-drawers and break out the wobble glasses for what they're worth. Which in 10 years should be a lot more than their current going price. Best thing about these Droog pieces? They are right in sync with all the environmentally conscious buzzwords of The Zeroes. A milk bottle is recycling personified no? And how "found object/ready made" is the chest of drawers. Most convincing of all was Remy's Rag Chair that still shines through with a homemade "sustainable" charm. Ebaying all things Droog now.

Tejo Remy Chest Of DrawersTejo Remy Chest Of Drawers

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