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LONDON, Commercial Street: Amazing GRACE

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LONDON, Commercial Street: Amazing GRACE

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LANA DEL REY stars in H&M´s A/W 12 campaign, as well as its Christmas adverts.
Image by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

LANA DEL REY stars in H&M´s A/W 12 campaign, as well as its Christmas adverts.

Image by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin


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Fashion Media Production via film, photo, audio + text // Creative conceptualization, production + direction // Multimedia journalism, format development + interviews for print, online + broadcast //Mission


HIMMELREICH* intends to inspire creatives, art enthusiasts and those around them to create their own kingdom of heaven on earth. Continuous communication, asking questions and taking action is the key to push the boundaries of what already exists and what can become.


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Company Overview

☆ I n f e r n a l ☆ PRODUCTION STUDIO ☆ EXHIBITION SPACE ☆ IDEA INCUBATOR ☆ IMPLEMENTOR ☆

Description

Fashion Media Production via film, photo, audio + text // Creative conceptualization, production + direction // Multimedia journalism, format development + interviews for print, online + broadcast //

Mission

HIMMELREICH* intends to inspire creatives, art enthusiasts and those around them to create their own kingdom of heaven on earth. Continuous communication, asking questions and taking action is the key to push the boundaries of what already exists and what can become.
WHAT IS YOUR KINGDOM OF HEAVEN?
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Once credibility is gone, it´s gone. BLOC 2012 CRISIS PR FAILURE!

LONDON, London Pleasure Gardens. By now all people who had invested up to £125 for a fun weekend at Bloc, one of the UK’s largest electronic music festivals, will have heard that the venue in East London was shut down last night and will not reopen today. It is not clear whether it was the organisers or the police who made the decision, yet in regards of reasons for the chaos, Bloc´s website states that “Bloc 2012 was closed due to crowd safety concerns”. Apparently, to the Bloc management safety matters - but only at first sight!

While the atmosphere in the queue in front of the main entrance was quite heated up last night around 11pm, the festival´s Twitter and Facebook-pages still pretended to celebrate a fun night. Even inside people were waiting for hours, before finally being led into disappointment after the cancellation of main headliner Sboop Dogg.

To sell thousands of tickets over the actual capacity is one thing, and could be called a production management flop at least someone could take on responsibility and apologize for. But not to use the communication channels of Facebook and Twitter, that were beforehand successfully utilized to sell tickets, to then promote the actual happenings and problems during the night, is really more than headlessness or an act of negligence: it is an indefensible crisis PR failure. If safety was really an issue for the Bloc organisers, they would have used their social media platforms to share their concerns with visitors, who were eventually risking their safeness in queuing mass crowds, as well as providing information on the status quo as soon as the decision was made to shut down the venue.

However, the Bloc crisis PR failure keeps going. This morning, instead of explaining, apologising or offering a contact for people to apply for ticket refund, the organisers announced that the festival was closed due to crowd safety concerns. They also deleted their Facebook complaints thread, which immediately leads to more anger and brings them to answer more and more questions in the next days. Obviously, to the Bloc management safety matters - over transparency. With this prospect, I must say, I do not feel safe. I feel cheated. Once credibility is gone, it´s gone. BLOC 2012 CRISIS PR FAILURE!

Bloc CRISIS PR FAILURE #SAFETY #TRANSPARENCY #CREDIBILITY #TRUST #bloc #blocwknd #bloc2012 #crisispr

Words and screencabs by Saskia Reis

Today on the phone with Katharina Wagner!
The Wall Street Journal’s Deborah Kan speaks to fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg about why she believes Chinese women are stronger, empowering women, and DVF´s non-consideration of retiring. Here are my favourite excerpts:
DK: What does the Chinese woman symbolize to you?

What I like about women is always strength, but Chinese women are even stronger. It’s like strong women on steroids. I also realize they are fragile. All women are the same really: They are strong, but they are afraid of their own strength.

DK: You talk a lot about empowering women. What do you mean by that?

I think all women are strong, but sometimes a father, a brother, a religion, a lifestyle, or sometimes on their own—you don’t want to show your strength. And then, sometimes, a tragedy happens, and miraculously the strength of a woman always comes out. So let it come out before tragedies, you know?
I think what I love in women is their strength, their real strength that is from within. What I think I sell with my clothes is confidence, so hopefully all my dresses, my accessories, are friends to the women. When you open the closet, and your eyes are swollen, and you don’t like the way you look, you go to your friends.

DK: You have now had this fashion empire for decades. What’s your advice to women who are trying to build something of their own?

The best trick is never to blame everything or everyone else. Whatever happens, you’ve got to deal with it. You process it and go on.

DK: Who has been your best role model?

My mother was my role model, because she was an example of strength. Before I was born, she was a prisoner of war in Germany. She went to the death camps and survived. She weighed 49 pounds, so she wasn’t supposed to survive. She always told me that God made her survive so that she could give me life. So my birth was a miracle, and therefore I carry her flag.

Would you ever consider retiring?

I think I will be DVF till the end. I don’t want to retire from life. I am too engaged, I am too curious, too interested, and I still think I can make an impact. And in this part of my life, I want to make an impact.

Interview and interview transcription by Deborah Kan
Image Courtesy by Chinese artist Zhang Huan

The Wall Street Journal’s Deborah Kan speaks to fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg about why she believes Chinese women are stronger, empowering women, and DVF´s non-consideration of retiring. Here are my favourite excerpts:

DK: What does the Chinese woman symbolize to you?

What I like about women is always strength, but Chinese women are even stronger. It’s like strong women on steroids. I also realize they are fragile. All women are the same really: They are strong, but they are afraid of their own strength.

DK: You talk a lot about empowering women. What do you mean by that?

I think all women are strong, but sometimes a father, a brother, a religion, a lifestyle, or sometimes on their own—you don’t want to show your strength. And then, sometimes, a tragedy happens, and miraculously the strength of a woman always comes out. So let it come out before tragedies, you know?

I think what I love in women is their strength, their real strength that is from within. What I think I sell with my clothes is confidence, so hopefully all my dresses, my accessories, are friends to the women. When you open the closet, and your eyes are swollen, and you don’t like the way you look, you go to your friends.

DK: You have now had this fashion empire for decades. What’s your advice to women who are trying to build something of their own?

The best trick is never to blame everything or everyone else. Whatever happens, you’ve got to deal with it. You process it and go on.

DK: Who has been your best role model?

My mother was my role model, because she was an example of strength. Before I was born, she was a prisoner of war in Germany. She went to the death camps and survived. She weighed 49 pounds, so she wasn’t supposed to survive. She always told me that God made her survive so that she could give me life. So my birth was a miracle, and therefore I carry her flag.

Would you ever consider retiring?

I think I will be DVF till the end. I don’t want to retire from life. I am too engaged, I am too curious, too interested, and I still think I can make an impact. And in this part of my life, I want to make an impact.

Interview and interview transcription by Deborah Kan

Image Courtesy by Chinese artist Zhang Huan

The Prince of Wales: Style icon
The beard, a centuries old regal look favoured by the notable kings of history, was road tested by the Prince during naval duties in 1975. The tabloids had a field day, ‘What a hair raiser’ screamed The Sun’s headline. While the Daily Mail decreed ‘the beard has transformed our most eligible bachelor from simply a pleasant looking chap into an extremely sexy man’. Sadly, the beard was short lived, shaved to a moustache the following day when he was installed as the Great Master of the Order of Bath at Westminster Abbey, which in turn was shaved off when he returned to duty.

Text by Helen Seamons
Photograph: Howard / Associated Newspapers/ANL

The Prince of Wales: Style icon

The beard, a centuries old regal look favoured by the notable kings of history, was road tested by the Prince during naval duties in 1975. The tabloids had a field day, ‘What a hair raiser’ screamed The Sun’s headline. While the Daily Mail decreed ‘the beard has transformed our most eligible bachelor from simply a pleasant looking chap into an extremely sexy man’. Sadly, the beard was short lived, shaved to a moustache the following day when he was installed as the Great Master of the Order of Bath at Westminster Abbey, which in turn was shaved off when he returned to duty.


Text by Helen Seamons

Photograph: Howard / Associated Newspapers/ANL

"HYPERHUMAN. This is how Terry views me. I am so real, he says, that I am unreal." Lady Gaga
During an almost year long global odyssey, renowned photographer Terry Richardson brilliantly captured the intimate, random, behind-the-scenes moments of Lady Gaga in all aspects of her life. This visual dialogue showcases more than 450 stunning, provocative color and black-and-white photographs — beginning with Lollapalooza in August 2010, to the February 2011 Grammy Awards, to the final shows of her Monster Ball tour.
Text by www.ladygagaxterryrichardsonthebook.com
Image Courtesy © Terry Richardson/Lady Gaga

"HYPERHUMAN. This is how Terry views me. I am so real, he says, that I am unreal." Lady Gaga

During an almost year long global odyssey, renowned photographer Terry Richardson brilliantly captured the intimate, random, behind-the-scenes moments of Lady Gaga in all aspects of her life. This visual dialogue showcases more than 450 stunning, provocative color and black-and-white photographs — beginning with Lollapalooza in August 2010, to the February 2011 Grammy Awards, to the final shows of her Monster Ball tour.

Text by www.ladygagaxterryrichardsonthebook.com

Image Courtesy © Terry Richardson/Lady Gaga

Jeff Koons in Frankfurt20. June - 23. September 2012
In the summer of 2012, the SCHIRN and the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung turn their attention to the work of American artist Jeff Koons (born in 1955), an artist who has been setting trends in the art world since the 1980s. The two simultaneous exhibitions dedicated to Koons’s oeuvre deliberately separate his sculpture and painting, presenting each in its own context. The SCHIRN presentation JEFF KOONS. THE PAINTER will focus on Koons’s structural development as a painter. In his monumental paintings—whose motifs draw upon the most varied sources of high and popular culture—both hyperrealistic and gestural features give rise to highly complex concentrations of image and content. By contrast, in the exhibition JEFF KOONS. THE SCULPTOR at the Liebieghaus, both world-renowned and new sculptural works by Koons will enter into a dialogue with the historic building and its collection spanning 5,000 years of sculpture.
Curators: Vinzenz Brinkmann (Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung), Matthias Ulrich (Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt), and Joachim Pissarro (New York)
Text by www.schirn.de
Jeff Koons “Bracelet”, 1995-98, Oil On Cancas, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery Privatsammlung © Jeff Koons, Image Courtesy Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

Jeff Koons in Frankfurt
20. June - 23. September 2012

In the summer of 2012, the SCHIRN and the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung turn their attention to the work of American artist Jeff Koons (born in 1955), an artist who has been setting trends in the art world since the 1980s. The two simultaneous exhibitions dedicated to Koons’s oeuvre deliberately separate his sculpture and painting, presenting each in its own context. The SCHIRN presentation JEFF KOONS. THE PAINTER will focus on Koons’s structural development as a painter. In his monumental paintings—whose motifs draw upon the most varied sources of high and popular culture—both hyperrealistic and gestural features give rise to highly complex concentrations of image and content. By contrast, in the exhibition JEFF KOONS. THE SCULPTOR at the Liebieghaus, both world-renowned and new sculptural works by Koons will enter into a dialogue with the historic building and its collection spanning 5,000 years of sculpture.

Curators: Vinzenz Brinkmann (Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung), Matthias Ulrich (Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt), and Joachim Pissarro (New York)

Text by www.schirn.de

Jeff Koons “Bracelet”, 1995-98, Oil On Cancas, Courtesy Gagosian Gallery Privatsammlung © Jeff Koons, Image Courtesy Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt

"He was given to fits of rage, Jewish liberal paranoia, male chauvinism, self-righteous misanthropy, and nihilistic moods of despair. He had complaints about life but never any solutions. He longed to be an artist but balked at the necessary sacrifices. In his most private moments, he spoke of his fear of death, which he elevated to tragic heights when in fact it was mere narcissism."

Mary Wilke, reading aloud from Isaac’s ex-wife Jill´s memoirs

Screenshots of Woody Allen´s “Manhattan” (1979)

LCFM at London Collections: Men
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Image by Marcello Junior Dino for Matteo Molinari Eyewear Campaign 2011

LCFM at London Collections: Men

DO YOU ♥ MEN?

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Image by Marcello Junior Dino for Matteo Molinari Eyewear Campaign 2011

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PARIS, Cité de la Céramique de Sèvres. Carmen Dell´Orefice posing for Ali Mahdavi during a photoshoot for London College of Fashion.

 

“Carmen, I could die, you are better than in my dreams,” Mahdavi said.

 
Photographer: Ali Mahdavi                                            

Photographer Assistants: Guillaume Dos Santos, Pierre Yves Toledano   

Stylist: Suzanne von Aichinger                                    

Styling Assistant: Simon Gensowski                                    

Make-Up: VIOLETTE  @ Violette Make-up Artist

Make-Up Assistant: Alice Dechavanne                                   

Hair: Valérie Herman @ Alexandre de Paris           

Production: Julia Melkonova                                    

Production Assistant: Kateryna Kudinova

   

Images by Saskia Reis