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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...

Friday, June 30, 2017

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY- JESSIE REYEZ' "FIGURES", "SHUTTER ISLAND" & "GATEKEEPER"

Here's another great music artist from Toronto. Canadian singer-songwriter Jessie Reyez is one of the hottest emerging talents right now.

Jessie Reyez - Figures

Jessie Reyez - Shutter Island

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

ART INSPIRATION - PAINTINGS OF REI KONO

Japanese artist Re Kono started her art profession after finishing her B.A. in English and American Literature. Her great interest in “The Canterbury Tales” highly influenced her works. Her paintings are often based in middle ages England.




LES HOMMES MEN'S SPRING SUMMER 2018

Les Hommes designers duo Tom Notte and Bart Vandebosch mixed Asian influences in their usual polish underworld aesthetics. The hyper-masculinity of the collection was enhanced by muscular casting which became rare this season in Milan.

Side note: I don't know why Menswear Milan fashion week that is known for casting manly models is all of sudden littered by skinny pre-adolescent looking models.








Tuesday, June 20, 2017

MUNSOO KWON MEN'S SPRING SUMMER 2018

Young South Korean designer Munsoo Kwon know clearly what kind tone and voice he wants to present for his own menswear label after working under the tutelage designers like Rober Geller, Helmut Lang, Thom Browne and Andrew Buckler. The young South Korean showed his men's spring-summer 2018 at Teatro Armani. He's one of the 9 young designers handpicked by Giorgio Armani to show at Teatro Armani.




SHORT FILM- "HOME" BY DANIEL MULLOY FEATURING JACK O'CONNELL

Released on World Refugee Day, on a limited 7-day release, BAFTA winning short film "Home" by Daniel Mulloy is an important story that follows a comfortable English family as they journey into war-torn lands. It tackles the he dehumanisation of the refugees. It focused on themes of war and migration, that looks to bring the refugee crisis one-step closer to your doorstep. Featuring rising star Jack O’Connell, this intimate, thought-provoking short uses its absurd premise of reversing the refugee journey to make its audience deeply consider the plight of the many migrant families, all over the world, looking for a better life.


**PLEASE NOTE: HOME IS ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL 27th JUNE – SO WATCH IT WHILE YOU CAN**




Monday, June 19, 2017

PRADA MEN'S SPRING SUMMER 2018

Miuccia Prada presented her men's spring summer 2018 inspired by 50's graphic comics and mixed all the element of iconic male stereotype style of that decade - combining an element of a nerds, the greasers and the preppies.







SALVATORE FERRAGAMO MEN'S SPRING-SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION

The leisurely lifestyle and understated elegance typical of the sun-kissed Riviera run through the Ferragamo SS18 men’s collection designed by Guillaume Meilland.



Friday, June 09, 2017

ART AND FASHION - REI KAWAKUBO/COMME DES GARCONS : ART OF THE IN-BETWEEN

Here is a gallery views of The Costume Institute's spring 2017 exhibition, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between, narrated by exhibition curator Andrew Bolton.

 


Monday, June 05, 2017

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 MODELS)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Edwin Cabrera (EDWIN CABRERA IMAGES)







MODEL PORTRAIT - MASON (SPOT 6 MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are the photos I shot with male model Mason from SPOT 6 MODELS.



 MALE MODEL PORTRAIT

MODEL: Mason (SPOT 6 MODELS)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Edwin Cabrera (EDWIN CABRERA IMAGES)







Tuesday, May 16, 2017

MODEL PORTRAIT - JACK (SPOT 6 MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

Here are the photos I shot with male model Jack from SPOT 6.

MALE MODEL PORTRAIT
MODEL: JACK (SPOT 6 MODELS)
PHOTOGRAPHER : EDWIN CABRERA (EDWIN CABRERA IMAGES)




MODEL PORTRAIT - MALE MODEL MARC ROGERS BY EDWIN CABRERA

Male Model Portrait: Marc Rogers Photography: Edwin Cabrera ( EDWIN CABRERA IMAGES)



SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY- MUSIC BY CNBLUE

The first time I heard of CNBLUE was when I was watching a Kdrama called “Heartstring”. The main vocalist Jung Yong-hwa and drummer Min-hyuk were among the lead cast and they did most of the best songs from the show’s soundtrack. Then, I became a fan after watching their live shows in Saitama, Japan (you can still see it on YouTube).

CNBLUE is a South Korean pop rock band formed in 2009. Main vocals and lead guitar- Jung Yong-hwa, guitar and vocals- Lee Jong-hyun, drums- Min-hyuk and bass- Kwon Kang-jin.

Their latest mini-album called “7CN” was released on March 20 of this year.

Here are some my favourite songs from them.




CNBLUE - "Can't Stop"




CNBLUE- "I'm A Loner"




Monday, March 27, 2017

MODEL PORTRAIT- ETHAN, KIROH, QUINTON AND TYLER (ELMER OLSEN MODELS) BY EDWIN CABRERA

MODEL PORTRAITS BY EDWIN CABRERA
Model: Ethan, Kiroh, Quinton, Tyler (ELMER OLSEN MODELS)

ART INSPIRATION- TEIJI HAYAMA (PAINTINGS)

Teiji Hayama is a Japanese painter and now based in Switzerland. A fashion design graduate who worked with Issey Miyake is now known for his supernaturalism elongated, porcelain skinned females paintings. His paintings combine western and Japanese influences, mixing Greek mythology, Christian art and contemporary Japanese pop culture. The innocence and vulnerability that are often characteristics of Japanese pop arts are juxtaposed with religious and spiritual symbols.

Hayama also wants to show the transition from childhood to adolescence, a physical and mental transitional stage involving social and psychological changes. “I want my portraits to have a psychological charge and the viewer to feel the fragility of this phase of life”. His work depicts young girls evolving physically and mentally evolving into women






Friday, March 24, 2017

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - " ROULE" BY SOPRANO

French, Saïd M'Roumbaba, better known by his stage name Soprano is a French rapper of Comorian descent. He was a part of the rap group Psy 4 de la Rime. Saïd was fascinated with American R&B and hip-hop artists such as Michael Jackson and Kris Kross.

He formed a hip-hop crew of his own, with two members from his parents' native Comoros and the fourth from Morocco. He and friends became important players in the years when European hip-hop's foundation. He earned a reputation for a lyrical intuition and insight uncommon in the genre. The quartet named themselves Psy 4 de la Rime (Four Psychiatrists of Rhyme).




ART INSPIRATION - WILLY VERGINER (SCULPTURES)

Italian artist Willy Verginer works are both combination realism , surrealism and with a touch of whimsy.  His wooden sculptures sculptures are carved from solid pieces of lindenwood and often dipped in bold colours and patterns,







Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SHORT FILM- "DEAR EUROPE" BY ERICA GOROCHOW

Dear Europe is a collaborative video about the upcoming European elections and how lessons gleaned from Brexit and Trump, might relate. The piece was made by artists who call the US and the UK home. Turn on closed captions for French, Dutch and German and Italian!


Dear Europe from PepRally on Vimeo.


Thursday, March 09, 2017

SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "FEEL IT STILL" BY PORTUGAL, THE MAN

Here is the latest single and video from Indie rockers Portugal. The Man titled "Feel It Still".

Viewed on YouTube, the video reads as a typical music video ,but when viewed on feelitstill.com the video becomes what the band calls a "#resist toolkit."

You are encouraged to click on various Easter eggs throughout the video, which collect in the toolkit on the screen. When you  go to the toolkit, you can click through various eggs to perform various actions such as donating to the ACLU, reading about global warming dislocation, and getting information on how to contact your representatives in Congress.







Monday, March 06, 2017

ART HAPPENING - YAYOI KUSAMA'S "INFINITY MIRRORS' AT AGO (ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO)

TORONTO—Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, the first institutional survey exhibition to explore the evolution of the celebrated Japanese artist’s immersive infinity rooms, will embark on the most significant North American tour of her work in nearly two decades.  Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors provides visitors with the unique opportunity to experience six of Kusama’s most iconic kaleidoscopic environments at once, alongside large-scale, whimsical installations and key paintings, sculptures and works on paper from the early 1950s to the present.






Thursday, March 02, 2017

SHORT FILM- "SOAR" BY ALYCE TZUE

This is a award-winning, beautiful and magical animated short film. It is inspired by Studio Ghibli and Pixar. The fairytale-like storyline, ‘Soar’ explores kindness, hope and perseverance with a glimmer of magic. "Soar" is about a young girl’s encounter with a miniature boy pilot who drops out of the sky on a broken flying machine. Now she must race against time to return him home, before her new friend becomes stranded on Earth forever.






SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "THAT'S WHAT I LIKE" BY BRUNO MARS

This is one of favourites song from Bruno Mar's latest album "24K MAGIC". The music video was directed by Mars and Jonathan Lia.

"That's What I Like" was co-written by Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Johnathan Yip, Ray Romulus, Jeremy Reeves and Ray McCullough II.




Thursday, February 16, 2017

TODD SNYDER MEN'S FALL-WINTER 2017-2018

Todd Snyder men's fall-winter 2017-2018 collection.





3.1 PHILIP LIM MEN'S FALL-WINER 2017-2018 FEAT. PAOLO ROLDAN

Designer Phillip Lim showed his fall 2017 menswear collection in a series of intimate photograph instead of a runway show, using male model Paolo Roldan as a muse and stylist.




SHORT FILM- "FIRST NIGHTOUT" BY WILL MAYO

Here's a short film that won awards on various Short film festival all over the world.

When a dinning out with oneself comes to mean so much more.

 


SOUNDTRACK OF THE DAY - "SAME DRUGS" BY CHANCE THE RAPPER

Here's Grammy Award winner Indie Artist Chance the Rapper new song, "Same Drugs". It's from his 2016 Coloring Book project. He premiered the new visual on Facebook Live on Monday. “Same Drugs” describes the relationship between Chance and a girl from his childhood. Realizing that they no longer share the same interests and experiences that they did as children, Chance reflects nostalgically on their shared youth and explores his own feelings of loss around growing up.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

ART INSPIRATION - WU JIAHUI (JIAHUI WU) SCULPTURES

Beijing-based artist Wu Jiahui's (Jiahui Wu) sculptures are majority based on girls. She believes as a female artist, she can naturally show more emotional nuances in her creations. Her works reflect the different stages of her growing up. Her works echoes her positive view and experiences in life. The little girl character is the reflection of herself when she was little.


"Beautiful Legend" by Wu Jiahui


"Blossom Tree Waiting For You To Appear" by by Wu Jiahui

Friday, February 03, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017

ART HAPPENING - "SHAME AND PREJUDICE: A STORY OF RESILIENCE" BY KENT MONKMAN (IUNIVERSITY OF TORONTO ART CENTRE)

As Canada celebrates its 150 years this year, it's very important to reflect those last 150 years in terms of Indigenous perspective. The exhibition "Shame and Prejudice: A story of resilience" by Kent Monkman that opens on January 26, 2017, at University of Toronto Art Centre.

The exhibit takes the viewer on a journey through Canada’s history that starts in the present and takes us back to a hundred and fifty years before Confederation. It shows archival objects alongside new, canvases created by Monkman. It narrates a story of Canada through the lens of First Nations’ resilience.

“It was a pretty deliberate effort to have people reflect on the last 150 years in terms of the Indigenous experience, Canada’s 150 years old—what does that mean for the First People? When I thought about it, I thought it includes the worst period, because it goes all the way back to the signing of the treaties, the beginning of the reserve system, this legacy of incarceration, residential schools, sickness, the removal of children in the ’60s, missing and murdered women. “So there’s a lot of material in the show that tries to encompass and stitch together this narrative that reflects back on 150 years... “I can’t think about the Indigenous experience without being critical of colonial policies that were genocidal, There is no lighter version of that—it’s pretty clear that I have to speak directly to these issues.”- Kent Monkman

"CASH FOR SOULS" BY KENT MONKMAN 


"DEATH OF THE VIRGIN ( AFTER CARAVAGGIO) BY KENT MONKMAN


 "THE BEARS OF CONFEDERATION" BY KENT MONKMAN

SHORT FILM- "1500 WORDS" BY ANDREW CHAPLIN

What would you do if you went to the doctors and discovered that you only had 1500 words left to live? What would you say? When Stanley Franks is told he has 1500 words left to live, he faces a battle to keep both his marriage and himself alive using the fewest words possible.

It's a funny, charming and heartbreaking short film.

 

ART- "THE MARRIAGE" BY NOREEN LOH HUI MIUN

Malaysian artist, Noreen Loh Hui Miun  ongoing sculptural series titled “The Marriage,”combines elements from real and fictional plantlife to create entirely new beautiful species. The enchanting and fragile looking sculptures starts with dried plant components like branches and moss to which she adds cut laminate petals reminiscent of reptile scales and other colorful components.

Miun known to explores different medium to express her creativity and unique experimental spirits. The whimsical sculptures were inspired by the structures of real flowers, each art piece blurs the lines between form and beauty, fantasy and life.

 "The Marriage"& "The Marriage II", is a series of flora sculptures installation handcrafted with lamitak’s imitation wood to mirror its origins and demonstrate its versatility.  The  imagination and reality come together in this collection of mixed media floral sculptures.