No matter our differences – and there are a lot of them – the love we all share for our canine companions has a way of bringing us together in a most heartwarming way. (But okay, yes, we suspect Trump doesn’t like dogs, either). To help show our appreciation for how much more colorful our pups make our lives, Missoni has again teamed up with Poldo Dog Couture, for a new line that will allow your pooch to definitively show off his/her impeccable fashion sense (and yours).
Marking their half century birthday, Italian sportswear brand Kappa tapped Genovese artist Vanessa Beecroft to stage a live performance of their iconic logo at Lot 11, Miami’s newest public skate park (at 348 NW 2nd Street) on the opening day of Art Basel Miami 2019.
It may be getting dark too early, and gloomy days have seemed particularly gloomy – but inside the new Missoni Madison Avenue flagship, it’s perpetually springtime. The new 4,000 square foot boutique artfully showcases the exalted Italian fashion house’s women’s, men’s, beach and home collections in a luminous environment, with lots of serenity-inducing color schemes.
Kicking off the 2019 Art Basel Miami Beach was the star studded Ruinart champagne sunset fete, which celebrated Vik Muniz’s art series Shared Roots , the inspiration behind an evening that brought together high culture and sublime gastronomy. The centerpiece of the evening was the launch of the Vik Muniz x Ruinart Champagne Leaf limited-edition prints, 100% of sales of which went to benefit Imazon, a Brazilian nonprofit dedicated to Amazon rainforest conservation.
Zheani has been grabbing the headlines of late – but not actually for the right reasons. Indeed, the Australian rapper/songstress has accused Die Antwoord’s Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones) of intimidation, sexual abuse, and revenge pornography – all of which was documented in her unflinching recent track “The Question.” But with her fierce new single “I Won’t Sell My Soul,” the focus is squarely on her – though the accompanying video does open with, “Dedicated to my mother, a survivor.” And over a languid groove, against somber, haunted atmospherics (it sounds a bit like Interpol), she recites poignant lyrics of resignation and self-possession: “With blood in your eyes / You can’t see the same, it’s a bleeding shame / We are not the same, I will eat the pain.” The song is taken from her eagerly anticipated forthcoming release, The Zheani Sparkes EP , out sometime early next year (via EOne )
For experienced “Baselers,” Art Basel Miami Beach is not really just about the art itself, but also, of course, about the lavish and extravagantly-spent-on parties that take place before the fair actually opens to the public. Our pick for the best of them all this year was Dom Pérignon pairing up with Creative Director Lenny Kravitz to recreate The Last Supper (you know, that Da Vinci painting?) at Alan Faena’s gorgeous waterfront home, to celebrate the release of Lenny’s limited edition Dom Pérignon collection – including the Vintage 2008 and Rosé 2006.
Images by Lexie Moreland Recently a friend who was happily vegan for a decade stunningly declared she was back on meat – and pretty content with her decision.
We somehow managed to survive yet another two month stretch of pumpkin spice everything (we swear, we even smelled it on a cat sweater), and are now gleefully taking in the pleasures of everything being scented with gingerbread and balsam – a particular sort of happy place for us. But now comes word that our friends at Fendi will be dazzling us with the introduction of a new…wait for it…scented leather Baguette bag.
Depending on your point of view, 2020 is not necessarily being looked forward to with unmitigated glee. After all, by this time next year, we my be making like Offred, and heading for the Canadian border
Images by Melissa Murdick / Gilbert Soliz The Westboro Baptist Church should have evaporated into the ether a long time ago. But their virulently anti-LGBTQ ideology has surely been emboldened by a Mike Pence vice presidency and the and 81% rate of Evangelical support for President 45