Things that inspired and aroused us this month.
- Fashion Climbing: A Memoir with Photographs. Maybe you know his iconic street photos from New York Times and fashion magazines. Maybe you’ve seen the extraordinary 2010 documentary about him, Bill Cunningham New York. The legendary American photographer died in 2016, and left behind a huge body of work and love of fashion, and also an autobiography that we’ve been chewing our nails waiting for. Now it’s time to get it.
- Buffalo Zine. For their 8th issue, these mavericks of independent magazines have come up with a crazy fun theme: Fashion’s Kitchen. Get ready for a culinary visual odyssey and 100 recipes from the fashion industry’s crème de la crème, such as JW Anderson, Donatella Versace and Stella Tennant. From haute couture to fast food, and from haute cuisine to fast fashion, this beautiful hardback is set to feed your appetite.
- Yayoi Kusama in London. Victoria Miro Gallery presents its twelfth exhibition of Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, a collection of paintings, sculptures and a large-scale Infinity Mirrored Room. A major inspiration for Andeea Badala, Kusama stuns with her diverse, highly personal view of the world, and the ever renewable energy of her art. Make sure to get a ticket until December 21st.
- Eyeshadow in Amsterdam. We love movies, we love music and we love experimenting. When these three come together, fun things can happen, such as the Eyeshadow events organised by the EYE Filmmuseum. The concept is simple: a modern day classic followed by a musical performance. The next event, due on October 27th, will pair the Japanese cyberpunk anime Akira (1988) with a live act by the young rapper Yung Nnelg. And if you plan on spending New Year’s Eve in the Netherlands, don’t miss Pulp Fiction on December 29th.
- A Star Is Born & Suspiria. Two of our favourite women in the world are starring in two of the most expected movies of the season.
Lady Gaga put aside her stage persona to make room for Stefani Germanotta, the actress. But since no director can ignore a voice like that, we get to see her alongside Bradley Cooper in the newest remake of A Star Is Born, the story of a woman’s self-realization. The first screen version of this classic Hollywood musical was made in 1954, had Judy Garland as the main act, and got six Oscar nominations. We don’t know about those awards yet, but the 2018 version is bound to make anyone who wasn’t fully aware of Gaga’s unmistakable musical talent to become a fan. Add to that the speech she recently gave at ELLE’s Women in Hollywood gala.
After having directed beloved films like Io sono l’amore, A Bigger Splash and Call Me By Your Name, Luca Guadagnino took on the task of reviving an Italian horror classic: Dario Argento’s Suspiria. With Tilda Swinton playing more than one role and a score composed by Thom Yorke, this movie that is about to be released will be the perfect after-Halloween treat.
* Lady Gaga wearing MURMUR.
Treats from Romania:
- If you happen to be in Bucharest, you have to visit MARe, the newest museum in town. It opened this month with a Jeff Wall retrospective, and it houses amazing examples of Romanian contemporary art from the 1960s to the present day.
- Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado, is a collection of short stories that mix horror, science fiction and erotica, and can now be read in Romanian thanks to Editura Vellant. We are proud to support them in promoting this book that, apart from being shortlisted for the National Book Award Fiction Prize, captured and challenged our imaginations.