Sunday Six

Chloé Winter 2024: The first luxury fashion brand that I fell in love with was Chloé, when I was in my early twenties living in Houston.  It was during the reign of Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo, and it was a pivotal moment in early aughts bohemianism.  I remember all of the campaigns, many of which I have filed away, that captured the essence of the storied brand with a cool elegance and ease that was deeply romantic.  It was the first time that I lusted after a brand in a real way, and understood what it meant to embody a mood through fashion.  Craig McDean’s photos of Angela Lindvall with the perfect bangs, the model Jessica Miller in an epic butterfly necklace and high-waisted white jeans, and Vanina Sorrenti’s photos of Kasia Pysiak shot against a sexy gothic Parisian backdrop are images that I continue to reference.  That influential time period passed and my interest waned over the years, but the recent resurgence of the brand for Winter 2024 under the helm of Chemena Kamali feels important, nostalgic, and exciting. 
Tetragrammaton with Rick Rubin and Nick Cave: I enjoyed this podcast episode immensely.  The way Nick Cave articulates grief, religion, and music is profoundly moving.
Sanaa Gateja at Karma: Last week I went to hear Ugandan artist Sanaa Gateja speak about the process of making his awe-inspiring works for his current show, Nourishment, at Karma in Los Angeles.  It was my first time being introduced to his work and it completely overloaded my senses, impacting the way I think about nature, textiles, and color.  Tapestries are composed of thousands of hand-rolled paper beads made from post-consumer waste that are then sewn onto bark cloth, creating landscapes and geometric configurations that feel like tropical ecosystems.  I resonated with Gateja’s words, “Nature is our greatest teacher and nourishment is about ourselves.” 
Pinterest: Back in the day when Pinterest made its debut, I had many prolific nights pinning away and scanning images from my library to share with the digital world.  I’ve recently gotten back into it and am having a crazy good time revisiting my inspirations and discovering new material.  You can check it out here
Jim Ganzer Life Lived:  I’m looking forward to seeing an exhibition of Jim Ganzer’s work, organized by Indoek in Ventura.  Life Lived features 1960s-1980s photographs, ink drawings, and furniture by legendary surfer and artist Jim Ganzer.  Jim is also known for his cult ‘80s brand Jimmy’Z which ruled my closet hard in the early days.  Indoek is also issuing the Life Lived book, filled with Jim’s photos and available in a limited edition of 500 copies.  The exhibition is March 30th - May 12th. 
Kneeland Co. Playlist: My good friend Tim Marvin behind GLOR asked me to make a playlist for his newsletter and it goes a little something like this.  Tim is a big cyclist, so it called for big energy.