Nowness captures Malcolm Venville’s crusade to pose a single Question to the illustrious designer (Karl Lagerfeld) at His Alpine Exhibition.
“There aren’t many people who you’d endure several flights, two long train journeys, exceedingly early wake-up calls and a soggy McDonald’s hamburger dinner to spend one minute with—but that’s how powerful the pull of fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld can be. And that pilgrimage is exactly what director Malcolm Venville undertook for a brief encounter with the Chanel and Fendi designer, artist, photographer and one-man cultural phenomenon in St. Moritz in February, where the polymath was revealing an exhibition at Galerie Gmurzynska.” More via Nowness
Pharrell Williams interviews internationally renowned artists David Salle, known best for helping define postmodern sensibility, and street artist-turned-sculptor and limited edition toy & clothing designer, KAWS.
ARTST TLK w/ Pharrell Williams
A new take on the talk show format hosted by award winning producer, artist, designer, and businessman Pharrell Williams. Each episode will feature two special guests at different career stages to discuss their work, motivations, inspirations, and philosophies.
Kanye West Presents G.O.O.D. Music “Cruel Summer” available everywhere now!
While he is definitely seeing success with his current volume series, Art Dealer Chic, the song “All” has a visual for your eyes. If you haven’t stopped to listen to his projects, please do yourself a favor, and do! With that being said, take a gander at singer-songwriter Miguel ‘s “All” video from his Art Dealer Chic Volume 2 EP. And if you’re looking for something to set off your weekend festivities, go ahead and take a listen to this. I think it might be just what you’re looking for. ‘Art Dealer Chic Vol. 3′ drops on April 27. Evaluate!
Kid Cudi, a hip hop recording artist, singer-songwriter, and actor formally signed to Kanye West’s GOOD Music and Universal Motown, was caught by TMZ. While in California, Cudi walks to his white Mercedes SLS then lights, cameras, action! “I betcha won’t post this ’cause it makes me look good.” – Cudi
The first ever Rocawear commercial is a retrospective of Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter‘s journey as a kid growing up in the humble projects of Brooklyn aspiring to make music and eventually making history. On that journey, the first business beyond music was the birth of Rocawear. Carter’s Rocawear brand represents his prowess as a business man who continues to challenge himself to be more than merely a musician. More available at Rocawear.com
In my most Southern accent, everybody knows: I meet Fonzworth Bentley through Coltrane Curtis–you know us Morehouse brothers gotta stay together. Bentley is somewhat of an advisor, I’ll hit him up sporadically whenever I need advice or a kick in the…he keeps me grounded consistently reminding me to stay focus—and in school. “I expect big things from you”-His words, or it was something like that lol. But BC (before connections) I’ve always always always loved Fonzworth’s style, it’s like he inaugurated the dandy gentrification into the hip-hop industry. Although Bentley is known for his colorful flare, well, America’s Perfect Gentlemen is now apart of the Marriage Group. Today’s typical hip hop artist generally lives a very fast and “on the go” lifestyle, working 24 hours a day it seems, and remaining single and/or divorced in their personal lives. G.O.O.D. Music’s Fonzworth Bentley drops knowledge on how he balances a marriage with “Benjamin Button” star, Faune Chambers and his music/movie career.
MAAD*MOISELLE has embarked on a nonstop mission to get the US and abroad very familiar with her brand. This is not a woman out to fit in or be compared, this is an artist out to define. Having already worked with Canadian rapper/actor Drake, super producers Just Blaze (Jay Z), Kwame (Pussy Cat Dolls, Keyshia Cole) and Neek Rusher (Trey Songz, Cam’ron), and being sort after by music heavy weights such as Rick Ross in an unprecedented move, after only her second-ever live performance, which she performed under the Live Nation imprint.
Artist Come Up: The hype around the star and all her shine seems to be in full gear. She’s currently riding high on the success of the international massive hit single “Outrun the Sun”, with the #1 European Hip Hop duo, Madcon. Its world-wide mainstream success has led her gracing stages, alongside Madcon, all across the pond with performances on UK’s X Factor, popular Comedian Mario Barth’s Show, Kika Kids, and for a crowd of over 25,000 at Germany’s coveted Viva Comet Awards. MAAD*MOISELLE’s phoenix-like rise to the top is an inevitable one. Official Site | Twitter
Video Details: VOYR is your all-access pass to behind the scenes at Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne tour. It’s a daily video document of all of the actual hard work that goes into living life at Kanye’s level. Episode 1 is called “World Leaders”.
Singer-songwriter Ronnie “Ro” James releases the official music video for his Radiohead cover of “Creep”. The clip was directed by Antonie M. Gamboa and produced by Cass Maya. When asked what separates him from the next talented male vocalist, “They don’t feel like I feel when I perform. I feel that it is my duty to reacquaint the world with music and what its mission is. Music is made to teach, to heal and to provide hope. Music is not a gimmick and it is not a trend. Neither am I. I don’t think that there are many others that can truly say the same and live by that philosophy.” What you think of this soulful rendition of Radiohead’s “Creep?” For more info on Ro James visit: http://www.rojames.com/
Virgil Abloh; Kanye West’s style advisor and owner of RSVP Gallery– A specialty boutique in Chicago offering the best selection of premium and high-end brands, from around the world that’s perfect for the fashion savvy and collectors of modern culture. The Chicago native is also a partner in @Superfun; A movement of creative individuals that believes the foundation to promoting any great idea is the fundamental desire to have fun. Their weekly Wednesday night party at The James Hotel’s J Bar hosts the coolest in Chi-town. Assisting West in his many creative ventures would fill up any calendar or planner. Which brings us to Abloh’s feature in the September 2011 issue of Chicago Magazine. The architect by trade alters the playing field to travel and creative direct his way into fashion, art, and design. Below are his fashion inspirations for fall.
Maestro Knows is an online show based around the day in the life of Levi Maestro. Self directed, Maestro takes you around the world with his friends and mentors sharing creative content. Maestro has directed and produced content as well as consulted for corporate brands and music artist. Above all he is self made. In this episode, “Miguel & I have been working on getting this episode together for months! This episode of MK feels and looks very different. I wanted to show you what Miguel’s life really looks like, instead of trying to explain it to you. We shot in LA, we shot in NY, we shot in the studio, we shot at the shows, we shot at the casting, we shot at the shoot….we got it all! Enjoy watching the beginning of someone you are going to see have an extremely successful career full of making real music” , says Maestro.