So, to take the award I have to nominate blogs I like… it´s going to be difficult, I like many blogs, and I have to check if they don´t already have the same award! I´ll try to do it now while my cute little cat Chimi takes a nap on my pink netbook…
So the first 7 blogs now, and I’ll think of the rest later, in no particular order:
Hi there, it’s my first award, I was nominated by the lovely nonfashionista, it makes me happy because her blog would have been one of my first choices, so thank you girl!!!
So first, here are the rules for the ’The Versatile Blogger Award’:
1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention 7 random things about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 or more bloggers.
Now it’s going to be really hard to nominate, because there are many blogs I like, but I’ll try doing it tomorrow, and seven random things about me it’s going to be hard too because I tend to be too honest and upfront, so I’ll just try to take it easy!!!
It’s a cold day in Buenos Aires, I really cant wait to go to sunny Los Angeles, probably by Beijing first where I still have some business to finish, but now I have to go, so I’ll start soon with my nominations!!
I miss so much my lovely Art Deco apartment in BA. Broken heart couch designed by me. It appared in some media, like this pic taken by photographer German Adrasti, published in Diario Clarin (you can check it here)
Another girl at my APPETITE stand in Vilnius, I like her kind of hippie style, mostly the shoes and the huge bag…
Looks like instead of working I was just checking at people’s styles!! Dont worry, if I could run a gallery in Buenos Aires, one in New York, run an underground club, projects and art shows in NY, London, Milan, etc, plus party every night… I sure can multitask!!
Most kids in Beijing wear this kind of pants with a hole and no diapers or underwear. I think it’s because they don´t want to use diapers, may be economic reasons or just cultural, I should investigate more. But I find it kid of funny and kind of awkward… It’s very common to see kids using the streets as a public toilet, but my main concern is always: don’t they get cold???
Like this pic was taken in winter, no matter how many layers of clothes they wear, if they have a huge hole on their bottom, with cold wind blowing inside them… how can they keep they’re body warm? Plus they sit anywhere in the cold-dirty streets, like any normal kid…
One of the cultural differences I don’t think I can get used to!!!
The story is like this, I was in Sao Paulo, Brasil, working on an exhibition as an artist at the Latin American Memorial, invited by curator Nicholas Petrus… I was on a crowded bus going to see some museum, when outside the window I saw these neon pink shoes at a shop. It was love at first sight. I managed to get off the bus about 6 blocks past the shop, but I walked to it, got the beautiful shoes, and of course never got to the museum!!
Then there’s a story behind the dress… I was helping some friends from Proyecciones Fuera De La Común with the projection of the last Gaspar Noe film, Enter the Void, which btw I fully recommend, it’s amazing!!! and really trippy!! With the group Articultores we were decorating the place (Konex) with this silver material, and I just improvised a dress for me with it. I stayed like that all night, and then had a lot of fun when later I went to some friends party Rocking Río with it. There Rudy Rojas, editor of Regia magazine, saw me and got the idea for the pics.
The photos were taken by Rudy Rojas, and the lovely Barbara Maldonado helped me with the production of the dress. The necklace is from Swarovski, the one that opens and has lipgloss inside… I love it!!
I got all the numbers of the magazine, except for this one that just came out and I hope to get soon!
I just found this pic on some of my shoes, and made me think of how much I love them!! Too bad many shoes get lost along the way, because I travel a lot and I’m kind of a mess!! I still miss 14 pairs of shoes that I lost in New York, and a par of purple shoes I forgot at a plane.
Some of my favorites from this pic are the Dior at the 2nd shelf, by the yellow and black that are also my favs, and the ones on the other side that I got in Moscow, those are really much prettier than they look at this photo. I should also take a good picture wearing those short black boots, they are from Spain and they are gorgeous!!
These are from my closet in Buenos Aires. And the photo pinned at the wall is by the lovely Autumn Sonnischen, she’s a photographer for magazines like Playboy and Vogue, and I’m very happy that I met her in Sao Paulo, she’s a lot of fun and has amazing energy.
I can’t tell how beautiful this girl was!! really, my pictures don’t make her any justice. She had a perfect tan that made her blue eyes and this cute blue dress really stand out, plus the neon pink nails, her hair style, she just couldn’t look better… Both looked amazing, I love the shirt on the guy, but the girl was just radiant!!
And what was more fun, I told them they looked like they just came from some Greek beach, and it turned out to be exactly like that!! therefore her smooth beautiful tan, and of course she also got that dress there.
The paintings on the back: by Sofia Bohtlingk on the left and by Fabio Risso on the right.
At the Contemporary Art Centre in Vilnius for the Yayoi Kusama exhibition, with my friend Ugne.
In the first pic she’s with me, and I like that we have very different and opposite styles, she’s more serious, elegant and minimal, I’m all about colors and kind of wild, and I love to honor my latin roots… Here I wear a B-Rude tank shirt.
Ugne studies and works in art and culture, but I think she should be a model. Last year she visited me in Beijing and the best was talking about fashion and style.
The first and may be only rule I have for an art fair, is never to wear terribly high heels… An art fair is all about walking, discover art, talk with people, so when I see women with this kind of shoes it makes me think that they’re all about showing off and very little about going around and checking the stands… And I love girls showing off style and shoes, but when I see this I can imagine that by the 5th stand she’s more worried about finding a place to seat than actually seeing art…
Since the government had offered an incentive for couple to have children, there was a baby boom in Vilnius, everywhere it was full of children, babies and pregnant women. Seeing this made me decide on creating a very playful environment for my stand, so it was always visited by kids, and many of them have very cool styles! My favorite is the girl on the red pants.
The art on the back: a really cool painting by Gonzalo Sojo, and on the right a painting by Victoria Musotto.
With this pics I start a section on Vilnius, Lithuania. And i also introduce my work, for the people who don’t know me… In 2005 I created the contemporary art gallery APPETITE in Buenos Aires, www.appetiteprojects.com, and most of the pics I’ve been doing about style happened while working with my gallery, I always wanted to start a blog with htem but since I was terribly busy with all my projects I never had the time. Now that I closed the gallery and I’m starting to work in my new projects, (still confidential but they include art and fashion), I finally decided to do this blog.
So this pic was taken in my APPETITE stand at the Vilnius Art Fair, what I loved about these girls is their playful attitude, the casual style for a long day of discovering art, their natural effortless beauty and their hairstyles. Everything, in one word!!
About the art: the big painting is by Victoria Musotto, the drawings on the right are by me, made on pink toilet paper that I bought there in Vilnius, and the chaos that you see around the floor is really an installation by me too.
I’m really not a fan of school uniforms, since at schools I was always tortured by the other kids, and finally kicked out of all these schools. But Hong Kong school uniforms for girls look so old fashioned and naive that makes everybody look so sweet!
And now, long after my school days, I’m always drawn to teenagers, mostly girls, I guess it’s because I feel like they’re having a tough time as I did, so many times I adopt them as little sisters and try to guide them or do something nice for them..