5.25.2009

Flashback Iconic- Mistaken Identity

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Donyale Luna was the first black model to appear on the cover of vogue. The infamous shot of her hidden face was only testament of her own struggle with her mirror's reflection. It was said that her face was hidden not to offend Vogue's readership at the time. But identity issues plagued Luna's career. Born in Detroit Michigan as Peggy Freeman, Luna emerged in NYC with a new name, racial identity and personal history. But the city who gloried people's fronts quickly accepted Luna as one of its own as she wore bright blue contacts and blonde wigs. Regardless of her own struggles, Luna opened the door for other girls of color to grace the pages of Vogue.
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MosaMuse

5.14.2009

Pixels- Esquire Magazine

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Esquire's magazine shoot with Megan Foxx was the first magazine cover shot with a video camera. Director/Photographer Greg Williams will take credit for this innovative idea- creating a still image from a motion picture minus any blur. More than anything its a credit to his camera, the REDone. Williams says that the benefit is that it allowed the actress to stay in motion and to simply act instead of worry about being static and posed. Esquire is always known to do something new and make statements with their cover shot. I personally love Foxx's sultry rendition of Dick Tracey's detective get up. Kudos all the way around.
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Collision- Hidden Films + Milton Rosa + Comic Books

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It seems that when all elements collide, a masterpiece is in the making. Cyriaque has long had a sense of imagination developed through a passion of comic books, writing and fantasy artwork. Its hard to bring one's imagination into fruition when one's own vision is solely illuminated through one's own eyes. So when Cyriaque collided with story board artist Milton Rosa destiny was illustrated. The storyboards depict a language both Rosa and Cyriaque speak- comics. The on-paper dialogue is soon to be produced this weekend when Hidden Films shoots movie A Cat In Heat in an attempt to bring director Anky Cyriaque's imagination into reality. 
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5.13.2009

Hidden- Roger Vivier

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You may not know his name, but if you own a pair of stilettos you are familiar with his stamp on the fashion industry. He is credited for inventing the stiletto and is also known for his highly decorated heels and clutches. Born in France in 1907, Vivier not only created his own masterpieces, but is also credited for his shoes designed for Christian Dior from 1953-1963. His steps can still be traced through his label which remains buckled into the fashion industry. His website is hot as well.
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MosaMuse

5.06.2009

Pink- Shoes In The City

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Who doesn't want their toes out in the summer? Flip flops seem like the easiest solution to free those little piggies, but the sidewalk grit is such a turnoff. The best 
solution is a structured sandal that makes your walking a breeze. Sandals have come a long way from a strap around the ankle and a thong between the toes, now with buckles, embellishments and metallics, sandals can actually add structure to an airy summer dress. Here are a couple examples, both under $150. (Ladies, I have to get better with product posting...) 
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MosaMuse


5.04.2009

Flashback Iconic- Josephine Baker

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Two people, both equal like a true Gemini, Ms. Baker held a crown in both singing and acting, and a career in both America and France. Birth-named Freda Josephine McDonald, Josephine Baker was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1906. She became a French citizen in 1937 and was a muse for Christian Dior, Langston Hughes, Picasso, F. Scott Fitzgerald, an Ernest Hemmingway who called Baker "the most sensational woman anyone ever saw". She's credited for being the first Black female to star in a motion picture and to integrate an American concert hall. MosaMuse knows her for her love of sequins, big feathers, banana skirts and her cheetah's diamond collar.  The definition of innovation.
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