It was late summer when Common Heat introduced me to Jai Paul and still, the same groovy feelings flow through me after all the repeats.
I think it’ll be like that every time with this track.
Pretty sure its going to be.
“They are people I love and who love me. It’s about family. Something that is difficult to find in today’s world. It’s about real people, only taking the best of their personalities, with no effort”. Riccardo Tisci
First excursion in a while.
I was more of a weekender than I could possibly be. My need for a gettaway drove me to the mounts of Arcadia, at Michael Pandos’s country house
-man! does this guy know to make beautiful living spaces.
Below you can see me, mainly lying in various corners of the house and around the village/lake/yard, doing practically nothing. I did pretty good. Before I left the city Thanos Samaras suggested to make my own poncho (as a good fashion editor would do) but, thankfully, Michael had blankets and ponchos in every couch or chair possible and spared me some time and effort.
In my mailbox: sketch by Bruno Frisoni
ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion, the exhibition presented by Atopos cvc in 2011 in Athens, this February travels to Paris.
Very proud to see my best friend participating in it – way to go Filep Motwary!
Based on an original idea by Vasslis Zidianakis, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion is the first international exhibition on character design in fashion and art. Characters are abstract, reduced figures with a strong anthropomorphic appeal and bold graphical silhouette. Participating designers and artists reshape the human body and reveal a new universe full of dreams, nightmares and hybrid creatures.
The outcome of extensive research that became ATOPOS’s unique publication Not a Toy and following the success of its first presentation at the Benaki Museum in Athens, ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion will now be hosting creations by 55 fashion designers and artists from around the world as well as loans from the ModeMuseum, Antwerp and thedestefashioncollection.
Participating designers & artists:
Alexander Mcqueen UK, Alex Mattsson SE, Alexis Themistocleous CY, Andrea Ayala Closa ES, Andrea Cammarosano IT, Andrea Crews FR, Bart Hess NL, Bas Kosters NL, Bernhard Willhelm DE, Boris Hoppek DE, Bronwen Marshall UK, Cassette Playa & Gary Card UK, Charlie Le Mindu FR, Chi He CN, Claire Michel FR, Craig Green UK, David Curtis-Ring UK, Digitaria GR, Dr Noki’s NHS UK, Erika Mizuno JP, Freeka Tet FR, Filep Motwary & Maria Mastori CY & GR, George Tourlas GR, Helen Price UK, Henrik Vibskov DK, Hideki Seo JP, Isabel Mastache Martinez ES, Issey Miyake & Dai Fujiwara JP, Jean-Paul Lespagnard BE, Josefin Arnell SE, Kim Traeger DK, Leutton Postle UK, Luis Lopez Smith UK, Mads Dinesen DK, Maison Martin Margiela BE, Manon Kündig CH, Mareunrol’s LV, On Aura Tout Vu FR, Pernilla Winberg SE, Paul Graves US, Pictoplasma DE, Pierre-Antoine Vettorello FR, Piers Atkinson UK, Rejina Pyo KR, Rick Owens US, Rozalb De Mura RO, Shin Murayama JP, Sotiris Bakagiannis GR, Takashi Nishiyama JP, The Brainstorm Design GR, Tracy Widdess CA, Toma Stenko RU, Urban Camouflage DE, Walter Van Beirendonck BE
Vassilis Zidianakis, Angelos Tsourapas
The DeuxHommes dress, the cheescake, the christmas present, the sky
And four for tea.
Pre-new year’s eve girls’ noon out for tea at Hotel Grand Bretagne, sprinkled with powder sugar and cinnamon
love by my brother, Panos.
Warm wishes for the new year to you all.
Geinoh Yamashirogumi – Reincarnation
Flash & The Pan – Hole In The Middle
Jody Reynolds – Black Tarantula
Dry Bread – Words To My Song
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook – Crest
Bharat Karki & Party – International Peace
Minnie Riperton – Reasons (Theo Parrish Edit)
Michel Magne & Jean Yanne – Petrol Pop
The Lijadu Sisters – Not Any Longer
Tinariwen – Tamiditin Tan Ufrawan
Jungle – Slave Ship
Pulp Feat. Neneh Cherry – Seductive Barry
Anna Dobiey – Resumee
Definitely one of the best nights of Christmas holidays till now:
Dinner chez monsieur Pandos was a combination of ingenuous elegance, great food, outrageous late
night tales and hysterical laughs. I had missed that.