All posts tagged: Vogue

Further Proof That Lupita Nyong’o Is The Coolest Person Ever

When I saw 12 Years a Slave last winter I was immediately mesmerized by Lupita Nyong’o. What a performance! I loved Steve McQueen’s film so much that I saw it in theaters twice, which is a lot for a film that’s so unbelievably horrific and dismal. At both viewings I thought to myself: “who is this woman?”  How can an actor already be iconic after less than one year in the public eye? I’m not sure, but there’s no doubt that she already is. Lupita Nyong’o graced this month’s cover of Vogue and in this video produced by the posh fashion magazine she proves once again that she’s the coolest girl ever.

Multi-Media: Short Films in Fashion

Newly trending (though not a new trend) fashion short films have developed into a necessity for designers and big international brands. These films allow fashion to be explored in another artistic sense – utilizing cinematography, production design, music, and editing to enhance the clothing on display in the piece. Being a director or production designer for these sorts of projects would be a dream job; ultimately creating a mesh between a giant window display, short film, and fashion show. Watching a designer’s clothes move on a model in slow motion with beautiful backdrops and a rhythmic soundtrack is far more interesting than looking at the outfit sitting on a lifeless mannequin or emaciated runway model. And these fashion films work to develop the art world into a multifaceted exploration of visuals and sound. Successful expeditions in art should utilize multiple mediums, expanding one’s work by taking advantage of the medium of another’s.