Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style

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Enjoyed a very special preview of Yves Saint Laurent: The Perfection of Style at Seattle Art Museum! You must take a trip to see this show!

From the fabric, cut to the accessories, it was full of majesty and wonder. Learning about the process and thought behind these majestic works through swatches and inspiration boards created an area of breadth and depth to the exhibition.

More information can be found here.

Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin, which explores the work of New York-based mannequin designer Ralph Pucci, is the first museum exhibition to focus on mannequins. His approach to the mannequin form is widely acknowledged for his innovation and creativity. Through October 25, 2015 you can view the exhibition and be inspired by Pucci’s work. Find more information  on the show by clicking here!

Below are a few highlights from my visit to Museum of Arts and Design, where the show is located:

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Photo by Erin K. Hylton 2015.

Heart, Voice, Song: Three Meetings Performances

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NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial exhibition will present three must-see performances:

Thu, Sep 4th, 7pm: Sable Elyse Smith, Simone Tyson, Sara Jimenez.
Fri, Sep 5th, 10am – 9pm: The piece will be open to the public.
Sat, Sep 6th, 1pm: Vocal ensemble Lush Tongue.
Sat, Oct 11th, 3pm: Christhian Diaz.

The performances will activate Meeting Table, part collective musical instrument, part tool for group facilitation. Through combinations of heart, voice, and song, the performances develop the themes of the piece: considering how individuals can share airtime, share power, and acknowledge each other’s presence.

Meeting Table explores group dynamics, ways of articulation, expression, and being together through the reconfiguration of sonic space. The table, constructed as a responsive drum, amplifies the performers’ heartbeats, becoming a collective resonant body. Five stethoscopes are connected to the drum for performers to hold against their chest. The signals are passed to a series of analog electronic circuits that are embedded on the inside of the drum, where they are filtered, amplified, and mixed together. The drum then plays itself, amplifying and resonating with the group’s continually changing pulse.

More information about the show at http://madmuseum.org/exhibition/nyc-makers

Hope to see you there!

Iris Apfel, American Style Icon

In the new year people often set out with proclamations to make the year better while remaining true to themselves. A style icon that has remained true to her golden formula was just featured on the T Magazine blog this week (Iris Apfel on T Magazine Blog). Her exquisite taste, style and individual expression are inspirations to us all as we go forward to create in the new year. Remember, “Style is ‘attitude, attitude, attitude,’ Iris Apfel says. ‘It ain’t what you do, it’s what you do with it.'”

To see a full video with her interview on the meaning of style click here: Iris Apfel on the Meaning of Style