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Kim Gordon e Coco Moore

por   /  07/07/2015  /  12:00

Kim e Coco

Kim Gordon e Coco Moore, sua filha com Thurston, posam pra nova campanha do Marc Jacobs.

O estilista escreveu no seu Instagram:

I remember exactly how equally excited (and intimidated) I felt when I first met Kim in 1992. I was a huge fan, and she represented all that was intelligent, unconventionally creative and cool…awkward, powerful, the epitome of artistic credibility and a seductive intensity that I’d never known. In 1992 Sonic Youth were working on a video for their song Sugar Kane, from their album Dirty. My friend Nick Egan was directing it and introduced me to Kim and Thurston. The intimidation I felt disappeared after they’d invited me to their place to talk about the video. Filmed at the Perry Ellis showroom, centered on my grunge collection, while Sonic Youth played, Kims friend Chloe Sevigny starred along with a cast of friends, models and fashion editors (You Tube it)! From that point on, my respect, admiration and friendship with Kim grew. In our first ever ad, photographed by Juergen Teller in 1998 Kim appeared wearing a dress of mine while performing on stage in London. Kim, Thurston, Coco and Louise appeared in our 2003 campaign. SY performed center stage while models walked around them in our Fall/Winter 2008 show. Several times while on tour in Europe, they stayed with me in my Paris apartment..I was excited and impressed to see Coco’s artwork.. I have learned so much about art from Kim. Kim and Coco are photographed here by David Sims. A personal and stunning portrait to end our extraordinary portfolio with. Thank you to all of my endlessly inspiring friends for being part of this campaign. And, to all the amazing talents who’ve made it happen. I am so truly grateful to you all.

Mais no Pitchfork > Kim Gordon Poses With Daughter Coco Moore for Marc Jacobs Fashion Campaign

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Meninas negras

por   /  07/07/2015  /  10:00

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Um texto sobre os múltiplos racismos que as meninas negras sofrem ao longo da vida. Bem forte.

What I didn’t know back then: The intersections of racism and sexism, known as misogynoir, make it impossible for black girls to appeal to the standards white supremacy has set for us, no matter how we dress or act. As well as disallowing me from choosing my own identity and tastes, this kind of bigotry put me in bodily danger. My sexuality has been joked about since I was in elementary school, and at 19, I’ve noticed that as I get older, unwanted commentary on my body becomes more aggressive, and men often follow and threaten me if I don’t respond to their catcalls.

Black girls are some of the least protected people in this country. We don’t come close to being as viewed as worthy of defending as white women do, so it’s easy to harass us without consequence. Being hypersexualized is part of the “angry black woman” trope, thanks to which black girls are perceived as overbearing, sassy caricatures. Many people who are neither black nor female love to brag about how they have a strong, independent black women living inside of them—but of course they don’t, because they’ve never had to slap on a smile in the face of racism and sexism, or been demonized for complaining about pain when someone hurts them the way black girls are forced to. They have never had to show the kind of strength and independence we have to exude every day.

Black girls are supposed to be tough, but not intimidating, and I was supposed to be able to deal with the bullies without actually defending myself, because that would get me into trouble. Being black makes means you can’t be a victim, no matter how fragile you feel. As a black girl, if you get justifiably upset about anything, people tend to see it as your bullying them, rather than trying to figure out how they upset you. Where I grew up in suburban New Jersey, as with so many other places, white girls are the standard for what is feminine and delicate, while black girls are viewed as wild brutes. My friends and I became almost numb to having our emotional needs ignored.

Teaching African American girls that we can fight misogynoir by covering our bodies and regulating our behavior more than white girls is pointless. It’s not a black girl’s job to prove that she is worthy of humanity. That’s supposed to be our human right. We’re trying to fit into a society that doesn’t want to see us thrive, so we might as well say “fuck it!” be as loud as we want, cry as hard and long as we need to, and dance however we like. To deny black girls these things is to deny them room to grow and make mistakes—to strip them of their adolescence.

Da sempre ótima Rookie Magazine > The right to be a black girl

[Obrigada, Albie!]

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Tributo a Nina Simone

por   /  06/07/2015  /  15:00

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I hope the day comes when I will be able to sing more love songs, when the need is not quite so urgent to sing protest songs. But for now, I don’t mind.

“Nina Revisited… a tribute to Nina Simone” é um tributo a uma das mais impressionantes cantoras da história. Traz interpretações de Mary J. Blige, User, Grace, Lauryn Hill (maravilhosa) e mais gente. É  bem bonito, umas horas é fiel às versões da própria Nina, em outras vai para lugares completamente diferentes.

Para ouvir (e ler sobre) > First listen: Nina Revisited, na NPR

Adendo: tinha adorado o documentário “What happened, Miss Simone?”, até esbarrar nesse texto e atentar para um dos óbvios argumentos, de que não se pode dar voz ao agressor confesso de uma mulher. Leiam em The irresponsability of ‘What happened, Miss Simone?’.

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A vida amorosa da Chloë Sevigny

por   /  03/07/2015  /  18:00

 

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A atriz Chloë Sevigny fez um zine que é uma coleção de seus amores, do pai ao primeiro, passando pelas paixonites. Tão bonitinho!

Well, it’s titled No Time For Love. It’s a collection of photos of me with the boys/men I’ve loved through my life. From my father to my first true love to my biggest crush, etc. There’s also a small sampling of gossip about me that’s appeared on page six in the New York Post.

Mais em > Chloë Sevigny shares her love life in a new zine

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Patti Smith falando de religião

por   /  03/07/2015  /  16:00

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Patti Smith, que já cantou “Jesus died  for somebody’s sins, but not mine”, fala da sua relação com religião em um podcast do Huffington Post. Tão bom de ouvir!

I look at these things as the beauty of man’s imagination. However, no matter how many times it’s said or simplistic it sounds, everything stems from love. If someone wanted to understand Christ’s teachings for instance, it’s based on love and to love one another. Everything else could fall away: the dogma, the art, the churches, everything. It’s basically to love one’s self, to love one another, to love the earth. But the imagination and the mind of man is so interesting and captivating. So I am attracted to religious arts from all faiths, from the poetry that comes from it. I’m attracted to the prayers and the vestments that people where, but I don’t mistake these things for the absolute principle.

 

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