Category Archives: Art

Van Gogh did not chop his on ear off!

According to a book  that is based on the police investigation of the ear cutting drama, Paul Gauguin, a fellow artist chopped Van Gogh ear with a sword fighting outside a brothel. The original story was that Van G was mentally unstable and he choppes his own ear.

BBC:

Witness statements

The book, titled In Van Gogh’s Ear: Paul Gauguin and the Pact of Silence, is the product of 10 years of research by German academics Hans Kaufmann and Rita Wildegans.

They looked at witness accounts and letters sent by the two artists, concluding that the row ended with Gauguin – a keen fencer – cutting his friend’s ear off.

Van Gogh then apparently wrapped it in cloth and handed it to a prostitute, called Rachel.

Mr Kaufmann said it was not clear whether it was an accident or a deliberate attempt to injure Van Gogh, but afterwards both men agreed to tell the police the self-harm story to protect Gauguin.

He said the traditional version of events is based on contradictory and improbable evidence, and no independent witness statement exists.

“Gauguin was not present at the supposed self-mutilation,” he told Le Figaro newspaper in France.

“As for Van Gogh, he didn’t confirm anything. Their behaviour afterwards and various suggestions by the protagonists indicate they were hiding the truth.”

Gauguin later moved to Tahiti, where he produced some of his most famous works. Van Gogh died in 1890 after shooting himself in the chest.

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Karl Lagerfeld Designed Tutus

The English National Ballet shall be performing in Chanel in a performance to celebrate dance company and founder of The English National Ballet, Ballet Russes. Karl Lagerfeld has specially designed a number of pieces for the performance including a tutu with wings for a rendition of The Dying Swan. And true to Chanel, Lagerfeld has created one costume, which is embellished with Coco’s favourite flower camellias.

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Pic of the day

I love it! 

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GANGURO girl

source: anthroLOLogy

Thanks H.

Real or Fake? WAX!

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I can’t believe it either, its Britney Spears wax figure at Madame Tussauds

Elle Muliarchyk

Belarusian-born, Elle is a former model who was discovered in a Soho cafe. She was making a name for herself with her guerrilla-style self-portraits taken in high-fashion dressing rooms without the permission of the boutiques, she was often arrested. I love her latest work, so called “pop photography”

“For five months, Muliarchyk scoured New York places of worship in search of statues on which to showcase some of the most divine clothes and accessories of the season. And while this time round Muliarchyk asked for permission from church leaders, she has lost none of her dazzling irreverence or infectious joie de vivre.”

Dolce & Gabbana Shoes

Dolce & Gabbana Shoes

Trusardi hat and scarf

Trusardi hat and scarf

Happy 50th Barbie

From: The Telegraph & Coutorture

The extravagant pink curtains opened to reveal a model dressed exactly as the very first Barbie, in a black and white zebra-print, sequined swimsuit Photo: AFP/GETTY IMAGES

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The extraordinary collection, surreal in the extreme, was paraded by 51 different models and was attended, in addition to press and buyers, by several hundred New York mothers and their young daughters.

Bob Mackie, the costume specialist who has created many of Cher’s more fantastic outfits, virtually stole the show with his extravagant gold beaded and white ostrich feather creation.

Fifty-one designers, including many household names such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg and the London-based red carpet specialists, Marchesa, made specially-designed outfits, to celebrate Barbie’s half-century anniversary.

The show opened with a visual biography of the Barbie story, complete with pink dream home and pink Corvette convertible, and flashed onto a heart monitor beeping into action to signal the doll was coming to life.

The extravagant pink curtains then opened to reveal a model dressed exactly as the very first Barbie, in a black and white zebra-print, sequined swimsuit and her blonde hair combed into an oversized ponytail.

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Bob Mackie, the costume specialist who has created many of Cher’s more fantastic outfits, virtually stole the show with his extravagant gold beaded and white ostrich feather creation. But Patricia Field, the costume designer behind ‘Sex & The City’, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ and the new chick-flick, “Confessions of a Shopaholic”, was a close runner-up with her one-legged, black and silver jumpsuit.

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The extraordinary collection, surreal in the extreme, was paraded by 51 different models and was attended, in addition to press and buyers, by several hundred New York mothers and their young daughters who greeted each model’s appearance with screams of delight.

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Even “Ken” made an appearance, in a black velvet jacket and jeans.

It is estimated that more than 1 billion Barbie dolls have been sold worldwide in more than 150 countries since the doll was first introduced.

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Mattel, which manufactures Barbie, claim three Barbies are sold every second.

In her 50 years on the planet, Barbie has enjoyed 100 different careers and had more than 40 pets including cats, dogs, horses, a panda, a lion cub and a zebra.

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The Barbie 50th anniversary promotion will now be celebrated at London Fashion Week, which opens next Friday, (Feb 20th), where the young designers, Roksanda Ilincic and Danielle Scutt, have designed capsule wardrobes for the doll, which will be featured in their catwalk shows.