No, this is not revenge of the pink dalmatians. Rather, it’s a rendering of a Louis Vuitton pop-up store, opening inside its New York’s SoHo boutique on July 10.
One of seven pop-ups globally, the boutique celebrates the LV collaboration with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who “never met a dot she didn’t like”, writes WWD. Other pink hot spots will appear in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
On July 12, Yayoi Kusama’s major retrospective opens at the Whitney Museum in New York, with Louis Vuitton as the sponsor. The entire operation pink spots will “climax” on Aug. 23 with major installations in the Printemps flagship in Paris and another at Selfridges in London, breaking ranks and celebrate pumpkins.
Now 82 and living in a hospital for the mentally ill, Kusama has been painting since age 10, and has applied dots to canvases, tree trunks, entire rooms and even people.
See Louis Vuitton Kusama collection ad campaign on Sensuality News.
No one would ever call us traditionalists at Anne of Carversville. And yet our eyes need a walk in the woods or a bench in the rose garden — preferably full of David Austin roses — after this digital walk on the wild side. My madhatter friend and superb photographer of flowers Kate Scott can bring order to this Louis Vuitton-induced moment of visual chaos.
With WWD introducing orgasms into a read on pop-up stores, let me turn down the temperature, sharing one of her calming, delicate, ladylike, soft and proper images. More Kate Scott. Sigh. I feel better already.
Kate Scott Photography
AOC loves flowers to death and in particular David Austin roses. AOC friends came to know these magnificent blooms through my dear friend Kate Scott, whose images of flowers first caught my fancy early in 2011.
Michael Marriott, is senior rosarian at David Austin Roses. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, the cultivated genius of petal pleasures explains how to smell a rose.
Dear Kate received such good news yesterday. One of her images ‘Opus’ will be featured in an upcoming exhibition at Corso Como in Milan. Read Kate Scott & Kirsty Mitchell in Corso Como PhotoVogue Exhibit July 19-Aug 10.
It seems like a proper moment to reach across the pond and say ‘hello’ to our friends at David Austin, where Kate and I have a standing invitation to tea and a private tour.
Just writing about blooms brings to mind my childhood peony caper, which I share after we stroll through some of my favorite David Austin roses from blogs.
There is just no doubt that flowers bring out the metaphorical bad girl in us all. I explore that question in Can Any Female Desire Drug Make Sexy Orchids From Pure Daisies? Kate informs me that her flower above is actually a ranunculus! Probably a radical feminist variety.
Except for my dear friend Scottish photographer Kate Scott — who is hard at work on perfecting her images of David Austin roses and also my FB friend Sherry Palmer, who grows them in British Colombia, Canada — most of my friends don’t know the complete knockout visual treat I could have created with David Austin roses.
Always a lover of erotic blooms in particular — my first retail venture was a plant store after all — I’m swept away by David Austin roses. Forgive me for being a tiny bit improper, but David Austin roses are a real bodice ripper, when the subject is heavenly, intoxicating blooms.
If Eve had succumbed to a David Austin rose rather than an apple, I might believe her role in temptation story. Kicked out of the Garden of Eden, I only hope that Eve would have stripped the bushes bare with the knowledge that no matter what her and Adam’s suffering, her David Austin roses represented a sensual anchor that would last her beleaguered lifetime.
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