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MODEL PORTRAIT - LIAM (ELMER OLSEN MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are the photos of male model Liam from ELMER OLSEN MODELS that I shot. MALE MODEL PORTRAIT MODEL: Liam  (ELMER OLSEN MODEL...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

ART INSPIRATION - ARTIST HARUMI NAKASHIMA

Japanese artist Harumi Nakashima creates biomorphic ceramic sculptures that embellished with blue dots. Nakashima, porcelain sculptures are far from being functional and traditional. Their gorgeous odd form has a contemporary aesthetic and subtle, refined references to traditional Japanese pottery. They are both psychedelic and organic at the same time.

The sculptor often evokes the Sōdeisha art movement, a 1940s reactionary effort against the dominion of Japan’s popular folk-craft styles (especially the traditional, functional aspects of Japanese pottery) and ceramics created for the purpose of tea ceremonies. Sōdeisha, known for its modern take on traditional Japanese aesthetics, was disbanded in 1998. However, artists like Nakashima have thrived tremendously by incorporating Sōdeisha references into their current pieces. 

Nakashima has been collected by nearly 20 public institutions the world over, including the Museum of Arts and Design in New York, the Faenza Ceramics Museum in Italy, and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.







MODEL PORTRAIT: MARCO (ELMER OLSEN), ANDREW (ELMER OLSEN) & STEFAN (ELMER OLSEN) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are some photos of male models from ELMER OLSEN MODELS I shot awhile ago.


Model: Marco (ELMER OLSEN MODELS)
Photographer: Edwin Cabrera 






Model: Andrew (ELMER OLSEN MODELS)
Photographer: Edwin Cabrera 



Friday, January 29, 2016

CHARM BRACELET- HISTORY ON YOUR WRIST

Wearing a charm bracelet is like wearing your personal or other’s history on your arm. There’s always an interesting story attached to it. It is probably the only piece of jewelry that really shows the wearer’s personality and character.

Originally it was used as a utility. The Ancient Egyptian, Assyrians, Babylonians, and Persians used to repel evil. Christians used it as an ID during the Roman Empire to get access to the secret forbidden prayer gathering. But it was only during the Victorian era when it became decorative fashion accessories with personal meaning when Queen Victoria herself used it as a jewelry. Queen Victoria (1819–1901) began wearing a gold chain with lockets that contained portraits of her family. Charm bracelets exploded during the end of WWII. Soldiers who traveled Europe and Asia purchased little souvenirs trinkets as gifts to bring home to the women in their lives who then attached these to their bracelets.

Now charm bracelets are not only worn as beautiful fun fashion items but also something that has sentimental meaning. Whether it’s vintage or new, expensive or reasonable women love mixing them up.

Here are some gorgeous charm bracelets.




CARTIER CHARM BRACELET (Vintage)
Cartier, elegant and timeless. The bracelet has been decorated with 7 playfull charms. Crafted in 18k yellow gold. Signed Cartier, numbered and stamped with French hallmarks.
Price: $8,800
Period: 1980-1989
Purchase: 1stdibs.com


Monday, January 25, 2016

DIVERSITY CASTING AT MILAN'S FASHION WEEK MENSWEAR FALL-WINTER 2016-2017

The Milan Men's Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2016-2017 has ended. Looking at most of the shows we could safely say that on average approximately 15 percent of the models that appeared on the shows are non-Caucasians. Unfortunately, some of the shows only hired Caucasian models. I don't know why the only reason designers and fashion houses will have more of a diverse casting is when the theme of their collection is about Asian or African culture. So I guess this is better than nothing. But it's 2016 and we have been talking about this issue for a long time now. It's time to move this issue forward.

So here the looks from the shows in Milan Men'Fashion Week modeled by Asian and Black models:

  BOTTEGA VENETA






BRIONI


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

HOTTEST ASIAN ACTORS 2016- NO MORE YELLOW FACE OR BROWN FACE

There are so many talented, sexy and good looking Asian actors that. There is no need for any white actors to don a yellow or brown face to play Asian characters. Also Asian actors should also be considered as a great choice for a lead role and more importantly as a romantic lead and not just some asexual nerd student, engineer or doctors. The worst offense is not even existing in a film or TV show that is set up in a Metropolitan city like New York or California.

 Here are some of the hottest Asian Actors right now:

 AVAN JOGIA
Avan Jogia is a Canadian actor, singer, dancer, model and martial artist. He is best known for playing Ben Stark in Caprica, Beck Oliver on Victorious, Danny Desai in Twisted, and Pharaoh Tutankhamun in the miniseries Tut. The Vancouver native landed his first acting role as 'Danny Araujo 'on the award-winning TV movie drama "A Girl like Me. He can now be seen as Danny Desai on ABC Family's "Twisted." His father is a British Indian expatriate of Gujarati ethnicity, who immigrated to Canada, and his mother is of English, Welsh, and German descent.











BOOBOO STEWART
He was born in Beverly Hills, California. He has Japanese, Chinese, and Korean ancestry on his mother's side along with Scottish, Russian, and Blackfoot ancestry on his father's side. Stewart was in a band named "Echoes of Angels" and toured with his mother and grandmother, who were known as "TSC" (The Stewart Clan).
Booboo got the role of Seth Clearwater in the Twilight Saga. At age 10 Booboo began his career as a model, participating in numerous campaigns. He received a record deal at the age of 12 with Walt Disney records-touring with acts such as Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and the Cheetah Girls. He was Warpath in "X-Men - Days of Future Past,




ART HAPPENING - NANHAI ART PRESENTS HOU BEIREN AT 100

100 years old Master Painter Hou Beiren will have a solo exhibition at NanHai Art (Millbrae,CA). Hou is renowned for his contemporary interpretation of the ‘splash ink and color’ school of painting, which seamlessly integrates both Eastern and Western aesthetics. Hou is regarded as one of China’s most important contemporary artists to transform Chinese painting. NanHai Art will celebrate the opening of this exhibition on Saturday, February 20th with a reception from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., at their Millbrae gallery (510 Broadway).

Hou Beiren at 100 will feature 14 new paintings created between 2014 and 2015 that continues his exploration of the ‘splash ink and color’ school of painting—a style developed in collaboration with legendary painting master, Chang Dai-chien in the 1960s. This school of painting incorporates Modernist and Abstract elements with traditional brushwork of classical Chinese painting. In these new works, Hou demonstrates his command of both Chinese and Western traditions, combining bold colors and rhythmic brushwork with abstracted imagery. His painting reduced images into their most elemental components

The show will be curated by Mark Dean Johnson, a Professor of Art and Gallery Director at San Francisco State University and was the Principal Editor of 'Asian American Art: A History, 1850-1970' (2008: Stanford University Press), and curator of many exhibitions.



Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - THE GREAT VOICE OF SARAH VAUGHAN

Nothing lifts a bad mood than a beautiful music. This is the reason why I love listening to the amazing voice of Sarah Vaughan on the day like this.

Sarah Vaughan is one of the greatest American Jazz singers. Nicknamed "Sassy", "The Divine One" and "Sailor" (for her salty speech) Sarah Vaughan was a Grammy Award winner. The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed upon her its "highest honor in jazz", the NEA Jazz Masters Award, in 1989.



SARAH VAUGHAN - LIVE (Sometimes I’m Happy, Lover Man, September In The Rain,Mean To Me, Tenderly,If This Isn’t Love, I Feel Pretty The More I See You, Baubles, Bangles And Beads, I Got Rhythm, Misty, Honeysuckle Rose,Maria,Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home)






Sunday, January 17, 2016

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD MENSWEAR FALL 2016 - "BE SPECIFIC"

Political activist and revolutionary designer Vivienne Westwood has a main message for all of us in her menswear fall 2016 show: "BE SPECIFIC". Saying one thing but meaning another and just shrugging it off as business as usual will put our planet in danger.








ART INSPIRATION - SHARY BOYLE

Celebrated Torontonian Artist Shary Boyle works in many media. She is an interdisciplinary artist who exquisitely moves from drawing, painting, sculpture, and performance art. Her arts explore themes of gender and class.  She is particularly known for her explorations of the figure through porcelain figurines. Her porcelain figurines are critiques on colonialism, religion, art history and sexuality.

Shary Boyle’s practice invokes and explores different elements; the personal and the political; the emotional and the intellectual; the expansive and the focused; and the abject and the mainstream. Boyle adheres to the importance of articulating an inner voice.

She studied at the Ontario College of Art, graduating in 1994. A winner of the Hnatyshyn Foundation Award and the Gershon Iskowitz Prize, Boyle was shortlisted for the 2009 Sobey Art Award and has exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, the National Gallery of Canada and the Art Gallery of Ontario. She was included at the 2010 Canadian Biennial and represented Canada at the 2013 Venice Biennale.







Saturday, January 16, 2016

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BURBERRY MENSWEAR FALL 2016

'Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue'. Creative Director  Christopher Bailey went back to the basic classics and showed a collection without concept and just elevated classic pieces from the archive. This is the first collection after the company BURBERRY announced that it is merging the lines Prorsum, London, and Brit in one label.











ALEXANDER MCQUEEN MENSWEAR FALL 2016

For AW16, Sarah Burton for Alexander Mc Queen menswear collection embraces the spirit of travel and world newly open to exploration and the gathering of collectibles, but in the way of the McQueen tradition of flora, fauna and memento mori.











ART INSPIRATION - ART WITH LEGO BRICKS BY SEAN KENNEY

Celebrated Brooklyn-based artist Sean Kenney designs and creates amazing sculptures, portraits and furniture using LEGO pieces. Known also as a “professional kid” he always tries to capture the essence of his subject.
Sean quit his desk jog and followed his passion for LEGO and creating. The results are dazzling art works imbued with a lot of spirit and life.
His traveling exhibit “Nature Connects”—in which his man-made creations are embedded at arboretums and botanical gardens—is on the road through 2019. His works become more extra spectacular when surrounded by the living world. The juxtaposition of green foliage and sharp edges of each block really stands out.
Aside from crafting countless replicas of architectural structures, vehicles, portraits, animals, and company logos, Sean also publishes instructional books