It’s here!! We’ve been talking about the Apple Watch for over a year. Just in case you missed those past posts, you can read them here and here. In one of those posts I explained that Apple…
Donald Robertson is the head of Creative Development at the beauty giant Bobbi Brown Cosmetics he was also one of three original founders of MAC Cosmetics where he helped launch VivaGlam, raising more than $260 million globally for the fight against AIDS.
Spring is in the air. Sigh. Sadly, not quite yet. Spring fashion on the other hand is everywhere. There are five key trends that are all over the fashion magazines and are showing up in the stores. Black and white, icy pastels, white, a hint of pink and metallics. Go forth and purchase, you have my permission.
Inspiration. Where does it come from? Creativity? Which inspires which, which comes first? How do we inspire the creative thought process? I have realized fairly late in life that I am a somewhat creative person. My parents always encouraged my intellectual side because that is where I excelled. That is not to say that they did not encourage artistic abilities, I have a sister that is a very talented artist and they always encouraged her artistic side.
I don’t know if any of you are familiar with the photographer/artist Alex Prager but I think you might like to be. Ms. Prager is a visual storyteller. Based out of Los Angeles, she is a self taught photographer that stages dramatic vignettes for her camera. As a young woman, she was inspired to take up photography after seeing the color images of William Eggleston. She takes her cues from a variety of pulp fiction influences. It is easy to see the influence of directors Alfred Hitchcock and Douglas Sirk but I would add that you can see a little bit of pop artist Roy Lichtenstein in her work as well. There is a huge fashion editorial point of view, which makes sense as she is a fashion darling, having shot for W magazine and Bottega Veneta, both co-sponsors of her latest exhibit. Prager’s photographs are like movie stills, each photo telling a story through vivid colors, dramatic wigs and make up and unexpected angles. I think her photos are riveting.