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The Order of the Good Death have announced their Death Salon events for 2015: the first coming this spring at The Getty Villa in Los Angeles, on April 26, and the second, two day event at The Mutter Museum in Philadelphia on October 5 & 6. Not familiar with The Order of the Good Death […]

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Fashion Victims: The Pleasures and Perils of Dress in the 19th Century

Victorian fashion continues to amaze with its’ macabre overtones: while we’re all familiar with the Mourning rituals of the era and the long term perils of tight-laced corsets,  now we can add arsenic poisoning to the list. Both the wearer and the maker of many Victorian garments were at risk: from prolonged arsenic and mercury […]

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Death Becomes Her at the MET

The Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC has just announced their fall exhibition this year will be entitled Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire. Approximately 30 ensembles will be on display, exploring the aesthetic development and cultural implications of mourning fashions of the 19th and 20th centuries. Running late […]

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Jasmine Worth’s Sacred Feminine

Opening June Sixth at Los Angeles’ La Luz de Jesus Gallery in Hollywood is Jasmine Worth’s Sacred Feminine. Focused on the dark and surreal side of the Mother Goddess, she explores the ever changing role of the female in spirituality in her oil paintings. Available to view online if you cannot make it to the […]

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San Francisco Event :: From The Black Lodge + 5 & Diamond

  If you’re in San Francisco this Friday night, be sure to stop by our awesome advertiser’s shop, Five & Diamond to check out not only all of their stock, but also the traveling pop-up, From the Black Lodge! Can’t make it to SF? Check their tour schedule to see if they’ll be in your […]

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Chaos to Couture

The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents PUNK: Chaos to Couture, on view from May 9 through August 14, 2013. The exhibit will “examine punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today.”, and features a swath of designers inculding Yohji Yamamoto,  Gareth Pugh, Martin Margiela and Vivienne Westwood. […]

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Shoe Obsession

Janina Alleyne’s “Exoskeleton” The Fashion Institute of Technology Museum in New York presents “Shoe Obsession”, running now through April 13th. Showcasing over 150 pairs of “the most extraordinary shoe styles of the 21st-century”, the exhibit presents shoes from top names (Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, and Prada) as well as avant-garde  and up-and-coming designers, and includes shoes from the personal […]

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Obscura Day 2012

The wonderful travel site, Atlas Obscura, is hosting its annual Obscura Day on April 28, with events around the world. I want to attend nearly every event listed!

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This Saturday in LA: Chet Zar’s Conjoined 2

This Saturday, Bergamot Station’s Copro Nason gallery will host the second installment of Conjoined. The event announcement reads: The Sequel picks up where Conjoined 1 left off last year at this time. More classic sculptures, Life like models, Surreal assemblages, mixed media paintings, life sized toys and other conjoined works in 3-D. From the twisted […]

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Ritual

One of my favorite artists, Charmaine Olivia, is presenting a new piece this Saturday night at The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco.  I haven’t seen any of paintings in person, yet, but have been buying up her silhouettes to decorate my new home.

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Bay Area Event: Material Posession

San Francisco Bay Area, it is time to finish your holiday shopping. Dec. 17th: shop local, shop indie, and support some of our favorite Bay Area artists and designers:  

NYC & LA Event : Lomography’s Fashion’s Night Out

New York City & Los Angeles Lomography will be hosting Fashion’s Night Out events on Thursday, September 8. New York designers Rebecca Turbow, Samantha Pleet, Hayden-Harnett, and Janet Kim of Graey were all given Lomography cameras and film to highlight their upcoming collections through photographic storyboards.  The final products and original pieces will be highlighted […]

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Toronto Event : The Bazaar of the Bizarre

Join Plastik Wrap this Sunday, March 20, in Toronto, for their spring 2011 Bazaar of the Bizarre. 6 Noble Street at the Pia Bowman Ballet Room, 11am – 7pm Vendors include artists, designers, publishers, & other indie businesses Performances by Serpentina North Ensemble & Music by DJs Jonah K & DJ Dummatix Six Free entrance!