The Calgary Folk Music Festival

The Calgary Folk Music Festival

Posted by: on Jul 28, 2011 | No Comments

Each year music festivals seem to be getting more and more popular. Sasquatch! added a whole new day of music and still quickly sold out to record attendance, while next year Coachella is planning to add a full new weekend to accommodate their popularity.

This past weekend a sold-out Calgary Folk Music Festival treated attendees at Prince’s Island Park to four days of an eclectic mix of music.

Donatella Versace’s First Blog Post

Donatella Versace’s First Blog Post

Posted by: on May 11, 2009 | No Comments

It seems Donatella Versace has taken up blogging. She made her first blog post today on The Huffington Post, “White House Correspondents’ Dinner: Glamour is Back“. Donatella attended the dinner last night with a Versace clad Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Chanel Fiole Concept Car

Chanel Fiole Concept Car

Posted by: on Apr 29, 2009 | One Comment

After last season’s Segway from the Chanel Sport collection, many of us were asking, how will they top that? South Korean car designer Jinyoung Jo had the answer with the Chanel Fiole Concept Car, an ultra-sleek and ultra-chic three seater.

Artist Destroys $12,000 of Louis Vuitton Bags for Sculpture

Posted by: on Mar 20, 2009 | 2 Comments

A section of the "Crucifix" sculpture by R. Lloyd Ming

New York, NY, March 19, 2009 — As part of his latest exhibit entitle “I Am Not Chinese”, R. Lloyd Ming has incorporated twelve Monogram Alma bags from Louis Vuitton in a unique way — they have all been cut in half for a sculpture he calls “Crucifix”. The bags were purchased at a Manhattan Louis Vuitton store over the Christmas 2008 season by one of the artist’s assistants for a cost totaling more than $12,000.

Ming’s show is a study of the relationship between China and America focusing on issues such as censorship, capitalism under a communist regime, human rights and trade imbalance. As the title of his show suggests Ming is not Chinese, despite his surname, and has never been to China. Rather he was born in New York in 1966 and raised in Bermuda.

From Ming:

Crucifix is a commentary on the new wealth and materialism that has been created in China. However it can also refer to America and many other societies where materialism is rampant. As a result of China’s capitalist revolution the ranks of the rich and middle class in China is growing. However, capitalism often produces a culture of insecurity, were people can only find a sense of self worth or salvation through possessions and materialism.”

Ming frequently works with found objects incorporating them into mixed media pieces and is notably influenced by artists such as Marcel Duchamp and Robert Rauschenberg.

I Am Not Chinese runs until April 3, 2009 at 5 West 74th Street Studio C. New York NY, 10023, and is by appointment only. Telephone (212) 362-3093. For more information on R. Lloyd Ming visit


Mariah Carey To Purchase Suzanne Saperstein’s Fleur de Lys

Mariah Carey To Purchase Suzanne Saperstein’s Fleur de Lys

Posted by: on Mar 20, 2009 | 3 Comments

Does anyone remember Suzanne Saperstein? In 2002 Vanity Fair named her as the world’s biggest consumer of haute couture and 18th century furniture.