Archive for August 2009

Really not that long ago babies...keep up the work.

WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY- 79 Years of Women Voting!
In 1971, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 at “Women’s Equality Day” to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. Today we not only celebrate one of the first victories leading to women gaining equal standing in society, we remember the continuing struggle towards full equality...you've come a long way baby!

Tipper Gore Photography.

Here's what I learned this morning on twitter: I did not know that Tipper Gore was an amazing and accomplished photographer. Her work is quiet and powerful, I really love her portraits, and if you're privileged enough to be able to stand in the thick of it all, I suppose you're privy to some pretty incredible shots...Take a look. Tippergore.com

NY Times Women's Issue...

Some amazing pieces in the NY Times today about why women's causes are finally getting attention, and why they work. Cheers, Hillary Clinton!

Chloe Sevigny sees red for Opening Ceremony.

Chloe Sevigny has a new line of clothing for Opening Ceremony and rather than the usual fashion lookbook, in true Chloe style she has created a book called RED (what else) featuring all red-headed models. Additionally the book is graced with the work of several artists including Marlene McCarty (left.) This reminded me of how much I love McCarty's work and have since a friend's Venice show featuring her ballpoint girly drawings many years ago. Read more here.

Brett is a Girl.

I stumbled across artist and illustrator Brett Manning's work today while looking for images of my heroine Margot Tennenbaum, and I just love her style! She describes her work as often being "overtly feminine" I thought it was appropriate to feature her here. You can purchase a lot of her work, she has multiple shops open here. I think I might have to get Margot for myself...

Corinne Day: Kate Moss photos to save her life...

Corinne Day is an iconic British photographer whose work has chronicled everything from fashion to the biographical – almost voyeuristic – chronicles of her subject's and friends' lives, often starkly portraying realistic worlds of darkness and drugs. But now, in her forties, she is faced with the seriousness of a brain tumor and will be selling previously unpublished photos of her friend Kate Moss to pay for the expensive treatment....For more information, and to purchase or view one of the prints, go here.

Photograph by Corinne Day.

Hmmmm...Lady Gaga strong or confused?

Everything was good until she got to the "I'm not a feminist" statement which leads me to believe that there are still so many people out there who don't understand the fundamental principles of feminism....? Like perhaps the one that implies she wouldn't be sitting there without feminism?

Fleurings, how cool is that?

Samantha Lockwood has designed the coolest line of jewelry...earrings and pendants that act as miniature fairy-like vases to hold your favorite flower of the moment. I love this!

Recent girlcrush Becca.

Karin Bos New Catalogue.

Karin Bos paints beautiful paintings in Amsterdam. She was featured in the original Female Persuasion group exhibit at Cherry de Los Reyes back in 2004 (has it really been that long ago??) and remains one of our favorites. She recently contacted me to tell us that she now has a full-color 40 page catalogue of her work available off her site. I've got a copy and it's absolutely lovely. To order one for yourself go here. Or send an email to karinbos@xs4all.nl

Karin Bos, A Trip to the Countryside, Paintings and work on paper
The 40 pages full-color catalogue shows an overview of recent paintings and work on paper by the Dutch visual artist Karin Bos. Beautifully designed by Iris Holtkamp (designer arts magazine HTV de IJsberg). The catalogue contains an essay by Rob Perrée (editor arts magazine Kunstbeeld) in English as well in Dutch, titled The Weapon of Suggestion. The smashing cover is a detail from the intriguing painting Boyscouts.