The 55th Annual Grammy Awards will be held on February 10, 2013, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will be hosted for the second time by LL Cool J. Nominations were announced on December 5, 2012 on prime-time television as part of “The GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live! – Countdown to Music’s Biggest Night”, a one-hour special co-hosted by LL Cool J & Taylor Swift. Fun, Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Jay-Z, Kanye Westand Dan Auerbach received the most nominations with six each, all of whom were consisted of male artists.
The Grammy Awards really are a ‘Special Event.’ This glamorous Grammy Awards in full view of the worlds top paparazzi at the biggest Music awards show of the U.S music calendar, still has its share of memorable red carpet moments!
For GRAMMY coverage, updates and breaking news, visit The Recording Academy’s social networks on Facebook andTwitter.
John Galliano will return to fashion for the first time since his sacking by Christian Dior. The designer will take up a residency at Oscar de la Renta, in what is being regarded as the beginning of his comeback to the front line of the fashion industry. He is expected to unveil his forthcoming collection at New York fashion week in February.
For the record, Galliano was dismissed by Dior in March 2011 following an antisemitic outburst in a Parisian cafe. With the exception of designing Kate Moss‘s wedding dress in July 2011, Galliano has spent the last two years away out of the spotlight.
British Vogue’s editor Alexandra Shulman offered her support for Galliano’s return: “Oscar de la Renta is the king of uptown style and John Galliano the prince of romantic glamour, so it should be a magical match”.
Our neighbour Mazel Galerie informed us about a very interesting initative by Son Seock. In continuation of its series of faces started between 2009 and 2010, the Korean artist Son Seock initiates again the painting of portraits on request.
He is a great admirer of Andy Warhol, who from 1967 until his death in 1987 realized on command, portraits of dozens of personalities, famous or unknown, which handed and honor a neglected genre, applying new codes which deeply mark the history of portraiture.
The aesthetics of Son Seock is different from Pop Art, but the spirit of this gallery of portraits by collectors is inspired by that form of Art.
The representation of faces is “uniform” and formats are standardized, 40 x 40 cm and 50 x 50 cm, making it impossible for any hierarchy between the models as in the works of Andy Warhol.
If you wish the artist creates your portrait, send a photo of you with your eyes closed to Mazel Galerie. So if you want to “Do as Andy” (and want to know the prices details), send an email to email@example.com for more info or give them a call via +32 (0) 2 850 29 28. Upon receipt of your image and validation it will take 30 days before your portrait is finished.
SHALLOW, a sophisticated and unique contemporary label defined by its European classic feminity and eclectic signature look, is organising a Vente Privée ( = Private Sales) in a Panorama Suite of The Hotel. Brussels this Saturday 26th of January from 12h00 until 21h00.
Shallow is based in Waterloo in Belgium and incorporates cultural detailing into your wardrobes. A wish by its founder to stand by no borders or boundaries.The style is no minimalist, beautiful fabrics with bold finishing, wearable stylish aesthetic collections with timeless pieces at an accessible price point, for women of all ages.
For more info don’t hesitate to get in touch with Shallow via Facebook
Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair (BRAFA) this year will take place from 19 to 27 January 2013. This 58th edition will be the host for 128 exhibitors of wich more than twenty are new participants, who will reveal to the public thousands of works of art of all styles, all ages and all backgrounds.
For the 10th time, the BRAFA will take place in the large halls of the mail sorting station of “Tour & Taxis”. The exhibition space comprises a total surface of 15.400 m², spread over room 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the building A. This historical building, located along the Willebroek canal, is a wonderful example of the Belgian industrial architectural heritage (originally used as a storage place for transit merchandise). Situated in the heart of Brussels, the complex is only a few minutes from Place Rogier, the North Station and the tube station Yser.
This year the interior design of the different rooms of the fair will be executed by Nicolas de Liedekerke and Daniel Culot of “Volume Architecture”. Their team will render a unique creative touch to the architecture of this formal sorting centre.
Faithful to its tradition of paying tribute to a great cultural institution in Belgium, the Brafa is hosting this year the Theatre Royal de la Monnaie in as Guest of Honour.
For more details: www.brafa.be
‘Leçon de Mode‘ (= fashion course) is a collaboration between the Museum of Costume and Lace and MAD Brussels – Fashion and Design Center to promote fashion knowledge among the general public and professionals.
The second discussion is titled Leçon de Mode: N°2 Dior by Raf. It focuses on the work of Raf Simons at Dior.
- When? On Thursday 17th of January
- 19h15. Reception
- 19h30. Lecture at the City Hall (Grand-Place – Militia Hall)
- 20h30. Cocktail and visit of the exhibitions at the Museum of Costume and Lace
Note that booking is required (limited places):
- Price: 10€ / 5€ for students
- Account:BE 83 068 242 32 42 15
- Communication : name + first name + Leçon de Mode 2
Axelle Red is taking over the Fashion Museum in Hasselt! From the 26th of January until the 2nd of June of 2013 this redheaded artist will have her own exhibition called ‘Axelle Red – Fashion Victim’.
The Fashion Museum gives Axelle Red a.k.a. Fabienne Demal carte blanche to tell her own story in which both music and fashion will be highlighted. Throughout the years, it became clear how big her love for fashion was and how badly she wanted to share it on stage (remember the Margiela‘s tabi boots, the jumpsuits and Elvis Pompillio’s hats!).
She teamed up with national and international designers, talented photographers and artists. These cooperations developed into several friendships, for example with Belgian/Paris based designer Veronique Leroy, but also with famous hatter Elvis Pompillio and the New York graphical designer Paul Ritter – who all will contribute to Axelle’s exhibition. Also Didier Vervaeren, artistic director, stylist and professor at La Cambre in Paris, will assist her.
‘Axelle Red – Fashion Victim’ will give an exclusive peak in the private life and garderobe of one of Belgium’s finest singers!
Yumi Lambert, the 17 year old girl, model at Dominique Models is the face of the Spring-Summer 2013 campaign of Chanel, alongside Stella Tenant and Ondria Hardin.
Shot in late October by Karl Lagerfeld in New York, she is the first Belgian to work for a Chanel campaign! She has also been named one of the fresh faces to watch next year by The Daily Mail and Style.com’s Brittany Adams. On the set, the trio lounge around a sparse, tatami mat-lined room, and there’s even an appearance of a toned-down version of one of the season’s much-discussed hoop bags.
Yumi has had an impressive past season, hitting the runways at Chanel, Dior, Marchesa and Prada (above), to name just a few. It is the mixed heritage of this Belgian-Japanese beauty that makes her look so unique, and popular with designers and editors alike.
The first Dior campaign created under the artistic direction of Raf Simons has been unveiled – and it’s quite a departure from the French fashion house’s previous ad aesthetic.
Shot by Willy Vanderperre, a fellow Belgian and friend of Simons’ with whom he worked many times whilst at Jil Sander, the spring/summer 2013 images take on a Surrealist theme. The photos feature a jumble of perspectives, with Dior-clad ladies posing in front of Magritte-like clouds, opulent wall sconces, and fluttery curtains like the ones Simons used as a runway backdrop in his fall 2012 Dior show.
Interestingly, Simons has done away with Karlie Kloss, who has fronted the brand’s campaigns for the past few season. The use of lesser-known faces, in contrast with the brand’s traditional high-profile picks, is just one way that this new campaign diverges from house history.
What do you think about this new direction for one of fashion’s biggest brands?
In partnership with the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent, the Cultural Centre of ING will soon be presenting exceptional creations of Yves Saint Laurent. Most of the pieces in the collection will be displayed for the very first time. Accessories and jewellery, as well as drawings, sketches and other unpublished documents come together to reveal the alchemy of the Saint Laurent style. Not to miss!
Opening dates and times
30.01.2013 – 05.05.2013
Every day, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Late night opening until 9 p.m. on Wednesdays
Tickets & Info
ING cultural Centre
Mont des Arts/Place Royale, 6
Tel.: +32 2 547 22 92
Fax: +32 2 547 38 00
Bus: 27, 38, 71, 95 (Royale/Koning stop)
Tram: 92, 94 (Royale/Koning stop)
Metro: line 2, 6 (Porte de Namur/Naamsepoort)
Train: Central Station in Brussels