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Friday, January 04, 2013

New Year Gift


A BOOK                        



Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty hardcover book

€40

 
 

Overview

Arguably the most influential, imaginative, and provocative designer of his generation, Alexander McQueen both challenged and expanded fashion conventions to express ideas about race, class, sexuality, religion, and the environment. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty examines the full breadth of the designer’s career, from the start of his fledgling label to the triumphs of his own world-renowned London house. It features his most iconic and radical designs, revealing how McQueen adapted and combined the fundamentals of Savile Row tailoring, the specialized techniques of haute couture, and technological innovation to achieve his distinctive aesthetic. It also focuses on the highly sophisticated narrative structures underpinning his collections and extravagant runway presentations, with their echoes of avant-garde installation and performance art.
Published to coincide with an exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art organized by The Costume Institute, this stunning book includes a preface by Andrew Bolton; an introduction by Susannah Frankel; an interview by Tim Blanks with Sarah Burton, creative director of the house of Alexander McQueen; illuminating quotes from the designer himself; provocative and captivating new photography by renowned photographer Sølve Sundsbø; and a lenticular cover by Gary James McQueen.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty celebrates the astounding creativity and originality of a designer who relentlessly questioned and confronted the requisites of fashion.








A MOVIE

The perks of being a Wallflower





Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. Written by Anonymous  
Freshman | First Love | Suicide | Friend


                                                                            
                                                                               



                                        





A CONCERT

Cheryl A Million Lights Tour



The A Million Lights Tour[1] was the debut headlining solo concert tour by British pop singer Cheryl Cole, in support of her third studio album A Million Lights. Cole performed 11 shows across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Background
On 12 June 2012, via Cheryl's official website, her first headlining solo tour was announced, saying: "The news you've all been waiting to hear! Cheryl has just announced her first solo nationwide arena tour, with dates up and down the UK and Ireland this October." The tour will feature songs from all three of her solo albums: 3 Words, Messy Little Raindrops and A Million Lights.[2] Cole also announced plans to do a set of meet and greets at each concert. The £350 offer will include an autograph, chance to meet Cheryl and a photograph with Cole backstage. Proceeds will go towards her charity The Cheryl Cole Foundation.[3]
On 6th July 2012, Cheryl took to her official Twitter account asking fans: "(Not including sinlges) which 10 songs from my 3 albums do you HAVE to see live ? #AMLSetlist GO !"; leaving the setlist to be decided by her fans. On 6 September 2012, in an interview with IN:DEMAND, Cheryl confirmed the setlist will contain 15 songs and four to five costume changes.[4] There will also be a tour DVD entitled "Cheryl: A Million Lights Tour - Live at the O2" being released on November 26th 2012. [5] Seven out of the 11 dates sold out (London, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Manchester and both Newcastle dates). The remaining 4 dates all had less than 100 tickets remaining.
In her tour documentary, Cheryl referenced her favorite dates.
  • Newcastle: due to it being her home coming concert.
  • Belfast: for being the opening night and her first ever solo tour performance.
  • Birmingham: for having the best crowd.
  • London's O2 Arena: for being her most "iconic" concert.
Setlist
  1. Sexy Den A Mutha
  2. Call My Name
  3. Girl In The Mirror
  4. Promise This
  5. Girls Aloud Medley: The Promise / Biology / Love Machine
  6. Under The Sun
  7. The Flood
  8. Parachute
  9. Last One Standing
  10. 3 Words
  11. A Million Lights
  12. DJ Interlude
  13. Ghetto Baby
  14. Screw You
  15. Fight For This Love
  16. Call My Name (Reprise)[9][10]



Watch The Full Concert
 
 
 
 
 
 




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