I'm extremely happy and excited to announce that my most recent step in this direction has been to accept a position working in production and web coordination at Le Book, an iconic mainstay of the fashion and creative industries for over 3 decades...
I decided to drop by for Sunday at the Met when I heard Zac Posen would be sitting down with exhibition co-curator Jan Glier Reeder to discuss James' work and his influence on Posen's own designs...
by Sebastian Smith
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the winter of despair,” is perhaps the most famous line penned by Charles Dickens. However, if Charles Dickens were alive today I suspect that he would have written something more like "It was the worst of times, and I can't afford the new ‘it bag’”.
This leads me to ask: how have designer trends changed with the frugal attitude of the masses, and how would the modern day scarf and ascot wearing Mr. Dickens cope with the current economic - add your favorite expletive - storm?
The Children’s Museum of the Arts hosted their annual benefit auction Tuesday evening at the Dream Downtown in New York. The event, which was co-hosted by Ryan and Ethan Hawke, auctioned artwork donated by over 80 artists including Yoko Ono, Andy Warhol, and Swoon.
Another artist and active supporter of the CMA, William Quigley, donated a piece he created entitled Ethan Hawke. As the title would indicate, Quigley decided to feature the actor and event Co-Host as the subject of his painting, valued at $45,000.
I was discussing the piece with Quigley the night before the auction and having not yet seen it, my attention immediately piqued when the artist remarked:
“It’s not even that good of a painting. It’s almost bad.”
Sebastian Smith is a paradox of sorts. As an international photographer, he has a career spanning 16 years yet to look at him you would never know it. He has a distinguished client list that boasts some of the highest names in fashion and entertainment although he’s not a household name (yet). He gives the impression of a party-boy streak that would lead one to believe he seeks out debauchery but is, in reality, a family man. Perhaps it is this constant dichotomy that translates into his work (especially his more artistic pieces), which I can only best describe as a simultaneous expression of intense eroticism and the immaculately exquisite.