July 13, 2018
Generally, I would associate movies to chilly winter days and nights. Yet, summer poses its share of hot days where sitting inside and being transported somewhere new and exciting (while looking at fashion) may be just what you need. As of late, there seems to be more and more fashion documentaries available. In fact, if you have Netflix, they have an entire section dedicated to fashion documentaries. With this said, here are a few fashion documentaries to get you through summer.
"The Gospel According to André" by Director Kate Novack
André Leon Talley may be best known as a fixture at Vogue and traveling around the globe, sitting front row at fashion shows and simply an all-around staple within the fashion industry, but this documentary also looks at his roots, growing up in the segregated Jim Crow South.
We also learn more about the impact Leon Talley's grandmother had on his life, the Black Church of his youth and later publications like Women’s Wear Daily and W, in addition to the already mentioned Vogue.
This documentary is currently still in theaters and screening locations can be found at thegospelaccordingtoandre.com.
"Always At The Carlyle"
This documentary has a touch of fashion, celebrity and history. We get to hear from guests, such as Vera Wang, Naomi Campbell, Sofia Coppola, Jon Hamm, Roger Federer and Lenny Kravitz and the hotel's employees.
The documentary teases, "While the walls at The Carlyle don't talk, they definitely whisper. [Director] Matthew Miele's Always at The Carlyle brings to life the untold stories of this legendary hotel."
Miele shared this, "[This hotel] caters to all walks of life, but moreover, all kinds of celebrated icons in their own right. From Jack Nicholson to Prince William, Roger Federer to Jackie Onassis, it really has no industry or individual it doesn’t appeal to... I actually have viewed the VIP list on a few occasions, and it’s always a who’s who from tech, science, the arts, politics, etc.."
This documentary is currently still in theaters and screening locations can be found at alwaysatthecarlyle.com.
Alexander McQueen was a fashion designer, but I would say also an artist. The way he brought to life fabric, his designs was unique and defined his career. This documentary is best described by Bleecker Street Media.
"A personal look at the extraordinary life, career and artistry of Alexander McQueen. Through exclusive interviews with his closest friends and family, recovered archives, exquisite visuals and music, 'McQueen' is an authentic celebration and thrilling portrait of an inspired yet tortured fashion visionary."
This documentary is set to hit theaters in July. More information can be found at bleeckerstreetmedia.com/mcqueen.
P.S. With summer officially here, it's time to pick up a new Adea camisole.
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.