YUPPIE STANDS FOR "YOUNG UPWARDLY MOBILE PROFESSIONAL"
Want to fool everyone that passes through your living room into thinking you’re cooler than you actually are? Then we suggest you invest in The Chloe Book. Forever cool girl, Chloe Sevigny has put together a plethora of her favorite fashion moments—and with a foreword written by our latest cover artist, Kim Gordon, we can’t wait to get our hands on it. "Chloe Book" is available April 21st through Rizzoli.
THERE'S SOMETHING REALLY SEXY ABOUT SCROOGE MCDUCK
“Making it look easy” is what many artists strive for. From Anna Pavlova to Picasso, much of the intrigue around these people has to do with how they so effortlessly excel at their craft. Colin Chillag, though, offers no illusions of ease. His pieces appear half-finished—a painstaking and jarring collage of the abstract over the top of a hyper realistic portrait. His next solo show, “Anti Realism” will be held at 101/EXHIBIT in L.A. from February 28—April 18.
I HAVE A GAY MOUTH?
John Malkovich's art/self are often conflated, and his upcoming show is no exception. The photography exhibition is titled “Malkovich Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters,” and in it Malkatraz assumes the role of different canonical photographic subjects. Being John Malkovich has never been so confusing. Currently shown at the Fahey/Klein Gallery in L.A.
WHY DID YOU USE THE PAST PERFECT, THEN?
It’s a hard knock life, being in the music industry. Tomorrow night, HRLA in collaboration with filmmakers Ian Randolph and Solomon Gross will screen “Background Music,” a mockumentary short about one man’s journey as a rap hype man. The music won’t just be on the screen, either; burgeoning L.A. talents such as Verbs, Ryder Bach, and Potion will perform before and after the screening. Doors open at 9pm, $5 entrance fee.
THERE'S NO CHANCE OF YOU GETTING INFATUATED WITH ME AGAIN, IS THERE?
Turns out the boozy asshole portrayed in “Pollock” might not have been as careless as we all supposed. According to an in-depth study of “Alchemy,” a 1947 painting that was recently returned to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Pollock actually had a planned structure for his painting. Contrary to the popular image of him throwing paint at a canvas in between taking shots of cheap bourbon, the reality seems to be that he was designing a grid structure for his pieces (in between taking shots of cheap bourbon, no doubt). “Alchemy” is on display in Venice alongside videos and installations detailing the study of the painting and the restoration process. Through April 6th.
I'M NOT AN ADDICT. I'M A HABITUAL USER.
In just five days, we’ll be able to get our hands on Big Sean’s newest album. In collaboration with girlfriend Ariana Grande, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Drake, and John Legend, to name a few, we’re starting the countdown to what promises to be an epic album. Included in the star-studded disc will be songs including "Blessings" ft. Drake, "I Don’t Fuck With You" ft. E-40, and the recently released "Play No Games" ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign. We f*uck with you on Dark Sky Paradise, Big Sean.
DID PEOPLE EVER REALLY DANCE IN BARS?
Whalerock Industries has just given us yet another reason to let that gym membership go to waste. The Santa Monica-based company has announced that they will be releasing an internet TV series for Tyler, the Creator.
SO YOU DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS INVESTIGATION.
Jack White’s latest music video “Black Bat Licorice” is a three-music-videos-in-one bonanza, with a neat little interactive twist that allows the viewer to control them. If watching an animated version of Jack White cut off his tongue with an exacto knife just isn’t rock-and-roll enough for you, then try holding down either the B or 3 keys for some slow motion head banging or middle aged men in George Washington masks. The interactive video will make you want to dance with bats under a dark sky, and leave you wondering whether black bat licorice is organic, and if so, what aisle can we find it on?
OCCASIONALLY I GET REACTIONARY THOUGHTS, TOO.
Have you “heard” the good news? OwnPhones is launching 3D-printed earbuds, contoured specifically to fit one’s ear. Ordering these little speakers is ridiculously simple: download the app, snap a photo of your ear, and boom, you’ve got custom earbuds. If only selfies always had practical uses beyond figuring out whether my lips look big in this.
BOOK THIS GIRL.
Bella Hadid is following in her sister’s fashion footsteps, or rather, running in them given the rate of her recognition in the fashion world. The blue eyed beauty is Carine Roitfeld’s newest muse, which may have had some influence on Bella being rumored to walk for Tom Ford in Los Angeles tonight.
I THINK FOR A GROUP TO EXIST, SOMEBODY HAS TO ADMIT TO BE PART OF IT.
So many feels! Between Flaunt favorite Jeanette Hayes, Adam Levett, and India Meneuz, there won’t be a cold (hearted) person left after the Feelings Film Festival this Monday in New York City. Marketed as a collaboration between Canada’s “most formidable frenemies,” Chloe Wise and Adam Levett, the festival will showcase films by 20 different artists. Held Monday, February 23rd at the Anthology Film Archives, the festival will start at 7p.m.
I THINK I AGREE WITH YOU.
The latest bizarre ingredient to be added to beauty products is...Cannabis.
Weed, pot, ganja—whatever the kids are calling it these days—is apparently being used in a myriad of beauty products, from shampoo to anti-aging creams. And it’s not just being used to chill people out about their appearance—it's good for you too; marijuana is high in antioxidants, Vitamin C, and fatty acids—all of which contribute to its healing powers, both on the skin and in your brownies.
Curated by Elaina Ransford and Addison Richley