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Friday, 25 April 2008

Day 7 Hyeres

Dear Shaded Viewers,

View from the Villa Noailles

Here is the actress that I cast but will not be appearing in our film. Doll created by Miguel Villalobos.

The DP TV set was built today and we started 'the making of film' of the 23rd edition of the festival d'Hyeres.

Ludivina and Eric Lebon both have installations at the villa.

Jaap did the invitation and Haider Ackermann has the installation in the swimming pool.

Jean Pierre Blanc, the director of the festival d'Hyeres

Melvin Sokolsky

Melvin Sokolsky
Jean Paul and Titi's asst sunbathing and Felipe Oliveira Baptista

photographers have arrived and the designers are waiting for their rehersal

Sandra Backlund and the set for the show tomorrow night, the theme is glamour...and RED.

Designers and friends and the models arrive

Graham Tabor and Miguel Villalobos

Antoine Asseraf and Miguel Villalobos



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Thursday, 24 April 2008

Diane Pernet on CHIC / Arte

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Bert Houbrechts is a belgian photographer who collects interesting objects and furnitures from different period and countries.
His métal exhibition/shop is opened at brachfeld. : 78 rue des Archives 75003 Paris from tue-sat 14:00-20:00h until 1 May.
Finisage 30 April 19:00 metalprices.
+ 32 486 920 976


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Last night in New York: Dita Von Teese makes a splash at the Angel Orensanz Foundation. By Glenn Belverio

"Waiter! There's a naked lady in my soup!" Photo: Glenn Belverio

Dear Shaded Viewers,

New York hasn't really become as boring as everyone says it is. Exhibit A: The Dita Von Teese Cointreau party last night on the Lower East Side. Okay, so maybe it felt more like an LA party but at least there's more going on here than just long lines at Whole Foods and toxic work-a-holism. In the house: Roxanne Lowit, Russel Simmons, Steven Klein, that guy who played Samantha's bf on SATC, Catherine Malandrino, Richie Rich, Michael Schmidt and about 400 drunken Cointreau employees.

For more photos and a full report, please visit Confessions from the Velvet Ropes



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Monday, 21 April 2008

Hussein Chalayan on Arte tomorrow


12.03 - 08.06.08 Mudac, Lausanne (CH)



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April 4th - May 4th 2008
Tuesday to Saturday 10am-6pm, spooktacular events on Sundays
Opening Friday April 4th, 6pm.

Bianca Casady is pleased to invite you to
Twin Bed by Bradley and Eliza Shaw
at Mad Vicky's Tea Gallery, 3 rue Nicolet, Paris 18eme.

Eliza and Bradley Shaw were born in Trinidad, Colorado on April 26, 1984.
Most of their childhood was spent living with their mother in Colorado Springs, Colorado. To entertain themselves they would make puppets and costumes out of common household materials such as tin foil and paper towels. Even at a young age, the twins were never afraid to utilize technology when it came to their art
making. At age eight they were given a Fisher Price pixel-vision camera, which they used to make 'presents' for their mother. In the videos the twins would often try to trick her by switching roles and playing each other to see if she would notice. Their fluency with computers meant they were often hired as a computer technician team, and would fix computers in companies, homes and sometimes the local hospital. One summer they sought out more colorful jobs, Bradley's talent in drawing got him a job as face painter at the zoo with the junior zoo crew, and Eliza was a tour guide at the Cave of the Wind. From an early age the twins were enamored with goth culture which has remained a strong influence in their work ever since. After graduating from high school the Shaw's moved to New York City where they make clothing, videos, play in their band. The twins live a very introverted life connected to the world through the screen...but with the help of their friend Vicky they have decided to invite the world into their own reality.

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Part 2 Day 3 Hyeres 2008

Dear Shaded Viewers,

view from the villa

Titipon Chitsantisook was our first interview, I forgot to take more images but you will see them in the film. Titipon creates all of his fabrics by cutting them up in tiny pieces, squares or circles and then sewing them together again so that the fabric creates the pattern for the design and not the other way around.

The fashion shares equal billing with the photography but...the photograpers arrive the day before the event as their images are already on the wall so until the jury arrives they have nothing else to do.
Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk and Spencer Murphy arms Defense Exhibition

Audrey Corregan bird backs and Philippe Jarrigeon's dog, pig and shoe


Matthew Cunnington - a poetic and powerful collection expressing the emotions that Matthew's mother went through having to give her child up for adoption and finding her again 30 years later. Even if you did not know the story the clothes work.

Justin Morin

We were told this was french toast with chocolate but it looked more like chopped meat, we all passed on it.
I think it killed Graham...



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Roxanne Lowit at the Maramotti Museum

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Roxanne Lowit is proud to announce that she is a part of the exhibit 'The Pattern Room' opening in Reggio Emillia at the Maramotti Museum.

Pattern Room
Photographs by Roxanne Lowit and Giuseppe Varchetta
and a text written by Marco Belpoliti

April 30 – May 25

Wednesday 30 April 2008 at 7.00 p. m., the photographic exhibition
Pattern Room. Photographs by Roxanne Lowit and Giuseppe Varchetta, and
a text written by Marco Belpoliti, will open at the Collezione
The title of the exhibition is openly, deliberately evocative.
It is also reminiscent of the old function of the room in which the
exhibition has been prepared: the design and creation of prototypes and
models, when the building was Max Mara production site.

The exhibition is connected to the Fotografia europea (European
photography) event, organised by the city council; this year, in its
third edition, it is presenting the theme of the body and its
The images by Roxanne Lowit and Giuseppe Varchetta offer two different
viewpoints that document and interpret the intriguing relationship
among the body of works, artists and visitors within the exhibition
space, in shots taken during the opening of the collection. The
exhibition aims to highlight this complex system of relationships of
forces and energy that is heightened in these mutual reflections.
A critical text by Marco Belpoliti accompanies and comments the work of
the two photographers, offering a reflection on the author-work-visitor
triangle and the role of the photographer.

Roxanne Lowit’s shots centre on bodies, transforming the artist into an
icon facing his own work, or “stealing” unusual confidences between
artist and the artwork in a play of free and elegant narration. The
photographer declares: “The nine photographs portray not only artists,
their works and Muses, but also people and visitors interacting with
works on display, as they are caught in the flash of a moment – the
interaction between the camera and the subjects, the artist and the
inspiration, between me and you. I have fully come back to “patterns”
(“models”, “fantasies”, “drawings”), as I had started my career as
fabric designer. I was happily led astray by a camera, which today is
bringing me back to the “modelleria”, the place where one time models
were cut and creativity still flows freely”.

The rigorously black and white images by Giuseppe Varchetta show
rarefied spaces yet laden with meaning, and focus on the subtle
energies running between bodies affecting each other: the bodies of the
visitors and those of the artworks, offering us unprecedented
identities of the works themselves, as they are renewed each time by
the different perceptions of the onlooker.

During the week-long event, from April 30 to May 4, 2008, the
exhibition is free; from May 6 to May 25, 2008 it will be open to
visitors of the permanent collection.

Opening hours:

April 30, 2008: 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
From May 1 to May 4, 2008: 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
From May 6 to May 25, 2008: Thursday and Friday 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.;
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Collezione Maramotti:
tel. +39 0522 382484

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Sunday, 20 April 2008

Day 3 Hyeres

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Big excitement today our 3rd member of the A Shaded View crew has arrived. Unfortunately Justin Morin left warm and sunny Brussels today to find himself in cold and wet Hyeres a few days the sun will shine, it has been promised from above.


Stephane Boudin Letstienne, Justin Morin and Antoine Asseraf Later, Diane

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Hyeres 2008 Day 2

Dear Shaded Viewers,


The designers

Graham Tabor's masks and Watching last years video while waiting to start the first presentation -

Director of the festival - Jean Pierre Blanc and Creative Director of Fashion at the Festival d'Hyeres-Maida Boina with a bouquet of roses from Jean Pierre

Maida and her team and Graham presenting his collection

Olivier Borde shows me his collection while waiting for his turn with Maida

Olivier Borde

Antoine and Armand, the bet was if the sun came out, like Armand said it would, Antoine owed him a croissant. The team from the Villa Noailles, Jean Jean and Sophie.

Titi Kwan and his assistant in his coat waiting to see Maida

Antoine Asseraf in our production office, we are loving it, now to figure out how to move it to Paris... and Graham Tabor trying on two guitars.

Frederic's birthday party and Graham, the two C's and Jean Paul going back to the villa after lunch at the beach.

Miriam Lehle

Ludivine Caillard

Ludivine Caillard
There is more to come but the internet connection is so slow I'd be up all night trying to post so...

This is the last image of the day...designers Titipon Chitsanisook and Matthew Cunnington and Joe and Pop. , more on them tomorrow.



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