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Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Damien Hirst at Art Basel 
There is no shortage of Damien Hirst at Art Basel this year, including this work on display at London’s BLANK GALLERY. The “Dead Black Brilliant Utopia, 2013” print incorporates diamond dust for that extra special something (and a heftier pricetag, to be sure). 
(Photo courtesy of @thecultofugly via Instagram. Text By Jenny Bahn)

Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Damien Hirst at Art Basel 

There is no shortage of Damien Hirst at Art Basel this year, including this work on display at London’s BLANK GALLERY. The “Dead Black Brilliant Utopia, 2013” print incorporates diamond dust for that extra special something (and a heftier pricetag, to be sure). 

(Photo courtesy of @thecultofugly via Instagram. Text By Jenny Bahn)

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Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Yayoi Kusama 
New Yorkers have been braving the freezing cold and hour-plus lines to fully immerse themselves in the world that is Yayoi Kusama. With crowd-pleasing colors, lights dancing on water, and an abundance of mirrors, the exhibition has been an Instagramer’s selfie-taking dream come true. Michael Gobo, the gent who took this photo, however, was more restrained than most. To see what’s happening at David Zwirner’s gallery in NYC, just search “#kusuma” on Instagram. 
(Photo courtesy of @michaelgobo via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)

Insta-Peep-O-Gram: Yayoi Kusama 

New Yorkers have been braving the freezing cold and hour-plus lines to fully immerse themselves in the world that is Yayoi Kusama. With crowd-pleasing colors, lights dancing on water, and an abundance of mirrors, the exhibition has been an Instagramer’s selfie-taking dream come true. Michael Gobo, the gent who took this photo, however, was more restrained than most. To see what’s happening at David Zwirner’s gallery in NYC, just search “#kusuma” on Instagram. 

(Photo courtesy of @michaelgobo via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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(Illustration courtesy of Jenny Bahn)

(Illustration courtesy of Jenny Bahn)

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CMJ Music Marathon News: Gossling
Tuesday marked the beginning of NYC’s 2013 CMJ Music Marathon and, with it, the first performance of the week for Melbourne-based Gossling. Against a backdrop of gingham curtains, the three-piece group played a solid set, a combination of pop enthusiasm and grounded sensibilities, with vocals reminiscent of Joanna Newsom. Click here to listen to tracks from Gossling. 
(Photo courtesy of Gossling. Text by Jenny Bahn)

CMJ Music Marathon News: Gossling

Tuesday marked the beginning of NYC’s 2013 CMJ Music Marathon and, with it, the first performance of the week for Melbourne-based Gossling. Against a backdrop of gingham curtains, the three-piece group played a solid set, a combination of pop enthusiasm and grounded sensibilities, with vocals reminiscent of Joanna Newsom. Click here to listen to tracks from Gossling

(Photo courtesy of Gossling. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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(Photo courtesy of Allure by Diana Vreeland. Graphic by Jenny Bahn)

(Photo courtesy of Allure by Diana Vreeland. Graphic by Jenny Bahn)

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Insta-Peep-o-Gram: Helmut Lang

Whoever is behind the gorgeous behind-the-scenes snaps at Helmut Lang’s last SS14 show needs a big pat on the back. As usual, when fashion week comes around, Helmut Lang’s Insta feed hits the nail on the head, with images that perfectly encapsulate the vibe of the collection. Talk about branding. 

Click here to see more photos and videos from the Helmut Lang show

(Photo courtesy of @helmutlang via Instagram. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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Richard Chai Q & A

New York is revving its engines for the start of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, so what better time to talk to Richard Chai on the eve of his Spring 2014 collection debut? We sat down for a lightening fast chat with the designer. 

Jenny Bahn: On a scale of 1 to 10, how stressful are the weeks leading up to fashion week?

Richard Chai: The weeks leading up to MBFW are about a 7, but quickly turns to a 10 the week before.

JB: Inspiration for this upcoming season?

RC: For Spring/Summer 2014, I have been playing with this idea of soft geometry, creating this juxtaposition between angular prints and softer, more fluid silhouettes. 

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JB: Who is the “Richard Chai Girl”?

RC: She is sophisticated, spirited and an individual.

JB: Every woman should have what three items in her closet?

RC: A great coat, a classic menswear inspired blazer and an effortless dress.

JB: What’s your most indispensable tool as a designer?

RC: For me, it has to be a No. 2 pencil for sketching.

JB: What is one item you might need delivered in an hour using eBay Now during MBFW?

RC: An iPhone 5 charger.

JB: If you could be a fly on the wall at the atelier of any other designer, past or present, who would it be?  

RC: Rei Kawabuko’s Comme Des Garcons Studio.

(Photos courtesy of Charles Roussel. Text by Jenny Bahn)

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