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Entries in body inhabitance (5)

Thursday
Jan162014

Karolina Kurkova's Pursuit Of Supermodel Status | Fashion Activism & Smart Sensuality Women

Alicia Keys - Girl on Fire

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Crystal Renn & Karolina Kurkova | Steven Klein | Interview Magazine March 2012 | ‘Strict Institution’

Today’s New York Times Fashion & Style section profiles Czech fashion model Karolina Kurkova, who has achieved semi-supermodel status, and is leaving third base heading for home plate to earning the title ‘supermodel’. As her career winds up into full motion at age 30 — a late retirement date for many models — the mom of a 4-year-old son Janelle Monáe with husband Archie Drury hit the stage last September for the second Global Citizens Festival. Kurkova followed Alicia Keys and her performance of ‘Girl on Fire’, joining the singing back stage.

After the applause died down, she stepped out in front, statuesque in a white Proenza Schouler leather skirt and Manolo Blahnik stilettos. Her blond hair whipped as she leaned into the microphone and spoke with the brio of a cheerleader and the confidence of a politician.

“Hello global citizens, the world is on our shoulders,” she called out.

Whether she’s appearing on Jay Leno, dropping into sitcoms, attending a charity bash, or goofing around with Russell Simmons, Amy Sacco, Gayle King, Prince Harry, or Ban Ki-moon, the secretary general of the UN, Karolina Kurkova is in fine form.

Always wanting people to have a good time, Kurkova says “I’m the girl who gets asked to do things.”

AOC’s Anne Enke is old enough to remember when supermodels ruled both the catwalks and pop culture. With a few exceptions, writes Bob Morris in today’s Karolina Kurkova profile, today’s top models like Joan Smalls, Saskia de Brauw, Liu Wen, Karmen Pedaru and Cara Delevingne are barely known outside of fashion’s inner circle.

In a young world that pronounces models as ‘supermodels’ after a single fashion bible cover, there’s a pure pursuit of instant fame and not staying power. George Michael’s 1990 video for ‘Freecom ‘90’ featuring Linda, Naomi, Christy and Cindy — best represents the era of true supermodels, writes Morris.

AOC constantly explores the relationship between fashion and the totality of women’s worlds globally. We’re also focused on the takedown of the supermodels, Smart Sensuality women too strong, sexy and in charge for their own good. Hence, they had to be reduced to size — and that includes Karolina Kurkova.

See AOC Karolina Kurkova Daily Archive editorials.

Anne Talks Body Image

Mikimoto Pearl Girls 1972: Sensual, Beautiful with Clavicle Fat AOC Body

I argue that the move from an average size 4-6 in models pre Kate Moss (who I love) to size 0 has worked to desexualize women at a time when — like ripe fruit — we were bursting open with pride and celebration over our physicality and sensuality.

We had ideas of buying our own pearls, a goal that threatened the entire gender relations shooting match. It’s tough to imagine that women with bodies like these 1972 females had to be recast as ‘fat, potato chip eating mommies’, but that’s how far we’ve come since 1972.

It’s a dramatic fall and power shift from the end of Christy, Linda, Cindy, Naomi and company.

Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell

If the Supermodels Are Now ‘Fat’, Let’s Reboot Fashion Brains AOC Body

Former supermodel Cindy Crawford, now 43,  announced this week “I would not have become a supermodel in 2009. I look too healthy.”

Crawford’s deliciously female body “with big breasts, normal thighs and toned upper arms” is no longer what the industry is looking for, she said.

More AOC Body

Just Say ‘No’ | Programming Your Brain’s RAS System to Hate Size 0 Fashion Ads

Pirelli Defines Sensuaity & Fashion Bodies | Arthur Elgort | Karl Lagerfeld

Does Today’s Fashion Strategy Suppress Female Libido?

Lipstick Wearing Activists

Angelina Jolie & Alicia Keys Help Me Say ‘Flip It: I’m A Lipstick-Wearing Activist’ Anne’s ‘Sensual Rebel Blog

Just last week I was having an earnest conversation with a VIP in my life about moving again. He was pressing me about my need for full-frontal engagement with activism and also my evolution as an artist and artisan.

Granted — there was some misunderstanding in our communications — but when he suggested that I wouldn’t be happy living in South Beach and in Arizona, I replied in my typically fired-up, passionate response to key life questions: “I’m not a citizen of Philadelphia; I’m a citizen of the world.”

Reflecting back on the early says of AOC — now almost eight years old — I wrote about my evolution as a lipstick-wearing activist, inspired by women like Alicia Keys, Angelina Jolie, Christy Turlington and Shakira:

These wealthy super stars live in 2 Worlds, using their celebrity status and talent to focus our attention on massive, lethal problems that threaten the existence of billions of people.

In the case of Alicia Keys and Angelina Jolie, we admire their beauty and style, along with their dedication to human causes. Their message is simple: If we all do one little something, the planet improves exponentially. Sometimes shifting into first gear, leads to second and third.

We will be judged along the way for being insincere, too sensual, too old or having clavicle fat. Who cares! When a progressive woman is cruising, doing something relevant with her life in the company of loved ones who understand and support her, she becomes a Smart Sensuality woman, the core concept of Anne of Carversville. ~ Anne

Alicia Keys Live

George Michael - ‘Freendom! 90’

Monday
Jun102013

Cindy Crawford, 47, Seeks Body Love & Self Acceptance By Age 50

Cindy Crawford on Body Image

Model Cindy Crawford, who helped define the terms ‘supermodel’ said in a recent interview with ‘The Edit’ magazine for Net-a-Porter that at age 47 — and with all her success — she has yet to “come to terms” with her looks and achieve self-acceptance. 

“I’m a normal woman, sometimes I feel pretty good and some days I’m like, ‘Oh, my God, nothing fits,’” Crawford told the magazine. “My new resolution is that by the time I am 50, I want to have come to terms with my body.”

Wednesday
Jan092013

Body Architect Lucy McRae's TED Talk & Film 'Make Your Maker', A Food & Body Morphing Experimentation

Make Your Maker on Nowness.com.

 

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A crude laboratory plays host to a series of macabre experiments in this short from the burgeoning artist and filmmaker Lucy McRae. Inside, glowing comestibles drip and flow to mold bodily shapes that are then harvested, sliced and repackaged for consumption. Having featured in such publications as Dazed & Confused and Wallpaper*, as well as directing the award-winning Morphē for the skin care brand Aēsop, this latest endeavor from the self-styled “Body Architect” explores how food connects to the body, inside and out. “Everything is edible,” says McRae of her gelatinous props. “The stuff on the model’s face is inked rice paper, and the jellies on her body are molded agar agar, which is made from natural seaweed.” The impulse to show what we are turn into what we eatand vice versawas inspired by an encounter with Vietnamese restaurateur Nahji Chu whose outlets in the director’s native Australia merge the culinary arts with an investigation of cultural and individual identity. Taking a hands-on approach to every aspect of production, from the cinematography to the science, McRae adds a personal element to that notion of synthesis, inspired by human biology. “The idea is to create genetic manipulations,” she explains. “Eating them is a transdermal absorption.” 

Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body? TED Talk in 6 Minutes

TED Fellow Lucy McRae is an artist who straddles the worlds of fashion, technology and the body. Trained as a classical ballerina and architect, her work – which is inherently fascinated with the human body – involves inventing and building structures on the skin that reshape the human silhouette. Her provocative and often grotesquely beautiful imagery suggests a new breed: a future human archetype existing in an alternate world. The media call her an inventor; friends call her a trailblazer. Either way, Lucy relies on instinct to evolve an extraordinary visual path that is powerful, primal and unique.  See Lucy McRae website.