Opening Reception: BEYOND THE CATWALK

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You’re invited to the opening reception of Beyond The Catwalk on Friday April 12th 7-9PM at the Art Institute of Atlanta. Beyond The Catwalk is an editorial photo essay of fashion and dogs - a creative collaboration between Art Institute students and alumni and industry professionals. The project came to fruition through a series of beautifully staged, styled and created images.

Beyond The Catwalk is a product of Doggies on the Catwalk [DotC], a 501 c3 that supports pet-based organizations. The exhibit runs April 7-May 13th with proceeds from the sales of the images benefitting DotC. The exhibit and opening reception are free and open to the public.

This project and exhibit was made possible through the efforts and support of great partners: photographers Taylor Bareford, Kris Burris and Andrew Segovia, Jenni Lubo Click Models, Nyssa Green The GreenRoom Agency, Atlanta Pet Life Magazine, Brugal 1888, Emerald Hare, The Goat Farm, Tula Arts Center AND a very special thank you to ALL the Art Institute of Atlanta designers, models from Click and all the doggies and their parents!

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Loewe Fall 2018 Menswear

Thinking outside of the box for Fall 2018, Loewe brought fames photographer/artist Duane Michals to conceptualize and shoot the fall menswear collection. “He had carte blanche,” Jonathan Anderson said, Loewe creative director. “He came to Madrid and shot these tableaux in an old theater. He painted the backdrops and made the props," Anderson told Vogue.

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ART ALERT: The Photography & Paintings of Olga Filatova

I meet many people when working on movie and tv sets but few have been as interesting as Olga Filatova who I met while working on Insurgent. Since then, we worked on a few other productions together which is how I learned of the amazing talent that is Olga. She was scrolling through her tablet (one her websites) when she introduced me to her art work. I was blown away.

Olga was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and was trained as a dancer, which explains why she is so graceful. It wasn't until 2007 and 2011 that she discovered her passion for painting and photography. Her paintings of dogs, horses and lions are dynamic and expressive. Her painterly approach speaks to you with every brush stroke. Olga takes that unique vision and sensibility with her photographic images. She captures human interaction and emotion successfully and genuinely and her landscapes look like paintings. Olga believes we spend are lives learning. About her work, she says, "I am learning every day, every minute, every second. I want to do the best as I can to make people happy and to make them feel something about my work."

Visit Olga Filatova's photography website: olgafilatova.smugmug.com and art websiteolgafilatova.com.

"On my way to perfection with love to you... " Olga Filatova.

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Mayim Bialik makes a Big Bang on CBS Watch

This fashion shoot is from a couple months back but a friend just brought it to my attention so I wanted to share it with you, just incase, like me, you're just seeing this for the first time... Now that we got that out of the way, can I hear a big group WOW! for Mayim Bialik. She was adorbs as Blossom and plays a super smart nerd  on the hit show The Big Bang Theory - well, she is super smart with a real life Ph.D. in neuroscience! BUT look at Mayim here! She looks phenomenal. Photographed at Le Bristol Paris by Gilles- Marie Zimmerman, she exemplifies class and elegance! Enjoy the images as much as I have and oh, if you want to read the interview with CBS Watch, click here.

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Saint Laurent's "Beautiful People"

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Saint Laurent's Hedi Slimane

has embraced some of music's most bad ass rockers as his muses for Pre Fall 2013.

Marylin Manson

sporting a black leather jacket and

Courtney Love

dragging her trashy self on the floor, as usual, make for a very edgy ad campaign. Other featured rollers are

Kim Gordon

and

Ariel Pink.

I kind of like it. There's something so cool and so wrong at the same time that really works for me. Perhaps it's the juxtaposition of controversy and scandal representing a label known for it's luxury and exclusivity. 

What do you think?

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Aura: The Ensemble Series Collection

Collaboration between Artist Amy Rader, Photographer Alex Martinez

and Fashion Designer Bill Hallman.

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For more than a decade, Atlanta-based artist,

Amy Rader

, has been the name behind some of most the recognizable visuals in the city’s nightclubs, restaurants, boutiques and salons. Recent projects include six large mural designs for Reign and Vanquish nightclubs as well as custom art and branding for Viande Rouge Steakhouse.

This month, Rader is debuting 

The Aura Series,

which is comprised of twelve, limited-edition multimedia works of art. Known for a sulty, high-fashion influenced style, Rader has once again managed to allure with her vision.

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In contrast to the darkly sexy series created for Viande Rouge and Vanquish, The

Aura Series

is inspired by the meaning itself; the spirit that is vital energy that animates, imbuing it with meaning and purpose. The bold usage of color in

Aura

was inspired by one of the most colorful events on earth, the Indian Festival of Color (Holi Festival), where color is celebrated with bright chalk being thrown amongst and onto a crowd. 

The Aura Series

is an ode to the vitality of Summer, gilded with hope and splashed in whimsy.

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The Collaboration:

To execute the project, Rader contracted the help of two other creative powerhouses and long-time friends:

Bill Hallman

and

Alex Martinez

. Photos by Alex Martinez combined with fashion designs by Bill Hallman are then transformed by Amy Rader using a blend of intricate layers of photography, hand drawings, digital media, gold leaf and paint. “I love to collaborate with designers from different fields since it brings a totally different creative perspective to a project and there’s just something magical that happens when you combine talents.,” Rader says.  “I called this the ensemble series because I’m already planning future collaborations to explore textiles, furniture and fashion.”

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Rader revealed the

Aura Series

at the

Emerging Art Scene Gallery

, in Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill on August 10

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. The exhibit will run through September 1

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