Entries in Creatives (250)
Model Larissa Gomes is a modern goddess lensed by Paulo Carotini in ‘Homage to Issey’, styled by Anna Rückert e Patricia Villela. Dani Kobert is on beauty.
None other than Madonna showed up at WSJ’s Innovator Awards Wednesday night, held at MOMA in New York. Eminem lauded Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine for their years of Entrepreneurship including Beats, which was sold to Apple for 3 billion. Jennifer Connelly presented a Fashion award to Nicolas Ghesquiere, and then the material girl took the stage to honor dancer Charles ‘Lil Buck’ Riley in the Performing Arts category.Other honorees included Sou Fujimoto in Architecture; Kara Walker in Art; René Redzepi in Food; and Reshma Saujani in Technology.
“You are as fearless as you are talented,” Madonna said in her introduction of Lil Buck. “You are more than a dancer. You are a poet.” Calling her comments ‘delightfully unhinged’, New York Magazine continued saying “Buck shows up uninvited at my house for dinner all the time” before praising his tenacity, grace and talent.
LA-based Lil Buck received his Innovators award and then performed his now famous ‘The Dying Swan’ in a style of street dance called jookin’. Lil Buck met Madonna in 2011, dancing in her Super Bowl half time show after winning ‘Dance for Madonna Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Competition’. He then joined her MDNA Tour as one of 22 dancers.
Lil Buck is paired here with model Joan Smalls in Daniel Jackson’s editorial for WSJ Magazine. George Cortina styles the duo in long and lean, mostly black elegance. Read WSJ’s in-depth feature Lil Buck Elevates Jookin’ to an Art.
Watch an exquisite performance of Lil Bucks and ‘The Dead Swan’ at the Vail International Dance Festival and author Sarah Lewis’s interview with Lil Buck at The Aspen Institute.
Australian photographer Jessica Tremp created the series ‘The Argument With Spring’ as a beautiful visualization of a tug of war between the vanishing, fading memories and grief and the inevitable regeneration and change that come with the force of passing time. You can also follow her work on her Instagram and Facebook.
Vegetal artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc has collaborated with photographer Isabelle Chapuis in a series of exquisite portraits that elevate the ordinary status of the ‘Dandelion’. No longer a nuisance weed, soft petals of dandelions in their final stage of existence cover the face and body, creating a poetic, fragile reality that will evaporate with the slightest breeze.
The series ‘Dandelion’ was created for Raise Magazine.
Watch the video in AOC Salon.
Kate Upton is lensed by Mario Testino in body-hugging gowns in all-American girl colors chosen by Tonne Goodman for the April issue of Vogue. Kate is interviewed by contributing editor Jonathan Van Meter in ‘Follow Me: Kate Upton Leads the Charge of Models Who’ve Gone Crazy With Social Media’.
Using his words, not ours — although we’ve backed Kate Upton from day one — Van Meter writes:
Thanks in large part to her canny use of social media, Upton, 21, is probably the closest thing that fashion has to a supermodel right now, and she’s done it with her own distinct body type and in her own distinct way.
In a related piece on Kate Upton becoming the new face of Bobbie Brown cosmetics, Vogue describes Kate’s rise in AOC Smart Sensuality terms:
Vogue’s April issue celebrates the meteoric rise of Kate Upton, whose athletic, bodacious bikini body has brought a sizzling dose of supermodel sexuality back to the fashion world of late. Now, her winning all-American good looks, which have drawn comparisons to iconic bombshells like Marilyn Monroe and Jean Harlow, have won the Florida beauty a new role as the face of Bobbi Brown cosmetics.
Talking about Kate Upton, Bobbie Brown speaks the vivacious blonde in AOC Smart Sensuality language:
Besides being strong and confident, she is really smart. She knows exactly who she is and who her brand is. She told me she called her mom and her sister right away when she found out about [becoming the face of the brand]. She was so excited about doing it! That’s what I love about Kate: She’s a real girl. And she’s not a waif-y supermodel. She was an athlete, so she’s comfortable with her body. She’s really kind of every woman.