BOOK – Who Shot Rock & Roll // Billed as the “first book to explore the photographs and the photographers who captured rock’s message of freedom,” Who Shot Rock & Roll is a dream for any music lover. From a poignant shot of Amy Winehouse in her underwear, to a photograph of Mick Jagger, strutting across a stage in Philadelphia, this book captures musical legends at their best. The Brooklyn Museum is hosting an exhibition of the photos from the book until January 31, 2010.
COLLABORATION – Pamela Love & Zac Posen // Zac Posen has chalked up yet another collaboration, this time with New York-based jewelry designer Pamela Love. Their new Alice In Wonderland-inspired jewelry has gone on sale at Opening Ceremony, just in time for Tim Burton’s new film. The jewelry collection features necklaces and earrings made of flowers with spiky centers and brooches that look more dagger than flower.
FILM – Youth In Revolt // In this film, due out on 8 January 2010, Michael Cera plays Nick Twisp, a cynical and sex-obsessed (read, normal) teenager who falls for a girl he meets while vacationing in a trailer park. Of course, from there, things spiral out of control. While we haven’t seen the movie, any time (every time) Michael Cera plays an awkward teenager, we love it, plus with Steve Buscemi and Ray Liotta, it instantly becomes one of those films you can’t miss.
FASHION – Rodarte For Target // We realize that we have waxed lyrical about the Rodarte For Target line for some time now, but it is so hotly anticipated that it simply had to make it to this month’s edition of The Hot List. The Mulleavy sisters are continuing to take the fashion world by storm while providing an economically-friendly solution for their fans with tiny wallets. What more could we ask for? The line drops on December 20.
FASHION – Poetry In Braille // Poetry In Braille is a range of interactive Braille jewelry by “interactive designers” Turn Me On Designs in collaboration with artist Andy Uprock. The jewelry is all beautifully made and is inscribed with Braille poetry, inspiring those who wear it to interact with the piece. A percentage of all sales are donated to Vision Australia.
COLLABORATION – Courtney Love & Hysteric Glamour // The unofficial queen of the baby doll dress, Courtney Love, has paired with Hysteric Glamour to design her own baby doll dress, complete with a pastel-colored print that features Courtney herself, among roses and other artsy prints. Of course, the dress is pretty sheer looking, which seems appropriate.
SOCIAL NETWORK – The Art Of The Trench // British fashion brand Burberry have decided to reach out to their younger generation of fans by launching their own social networking site, The Art of the Trench. To participate, upload a photo of yourself (or anyone) wearing a Burberry trench coat. The Sartorialist, Scott Schuman, helped to launch the site by uploading the first series of pictures.
CHARITY – Shelter House Of Cards // Just in time for Christmas, Shelter have re-released their House of Cards and there are only 1,000 packs available. The original House of Cards set was designed by 53 artists, including Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen, and were auction off to aid Shelter, a British homelessness charity. Buy a pack for £70 to help raise money and you’ll get a full deck of cards with very fashionable designs.
BOOK – 5 Year Plan // The 5 Year Plan is a handmade art book that is inspired by the Indian practices of khadi and jholas. The project has brought together artists, poets, thinkers and visionaries to “produce editions that bridge cultures and re-orient art and art production towards generosity and participation.” The book contains 30 pages of silk-screened artwork and comes with its own hand-loomed shoulder bag. Breathtaking.
ART – Richard Phillips’ Prop Art // Artist Richard Phillips has joined forces with Gossip Girl, Intermix and the Art Production Fund to sell reproductions of his original artworks – yes, the very ones that that were first used as props on the set of Gossip Girl. The collaboration has been called Prop Art and is a series of artist approved, canvas reproductions of contemporary artworks, including Phillips’ designs. Intermix is the exclusive retailer and will be selling scaled-down versions of Spectrum and Scout for $250 a prop (get it?).