Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Matthew Stone "Optimism as Cultural Rebellion"

Matthew Stone
Optimism as Cultural Rebellion
November 1st - December 10th, 2011

The Hole is a please to announce the first comprehensive gallery exhibition in the United States by British artist Matthew Stone. The exhibition will focus on the intersections between the ideas, photography and sculptures that define Matthew's work. Alongside his sculptural instillations of photography, he will also be presenting a performance at the gallery titled "Anatmony of Immaterial Worlds" (November 3rd at 9pm) as part of the visual art performance biennial PERFORMA 11.

The title of the exhibition "Optimism as Cultural Rebellion" should be considered a one-line manifesto, perhaps a "mini-festo". Since 2004 Matthew has developed a personal philosophy of Optimism, defining it as "the vital force that entangles itself with and then shapes the future." This timely position permeates all of his activities. Matthew Stone operates as an artist in a total sense: his very being, his community, his lifestyle and its expression dictate the creation of his interconnected works. As well as creating photography and sculpture he works in multiple worlds as curator, philosopher, performer, musician, facilitator and cultural provocateur.

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312 Bowery
New York, NY 10012

Blog Photographs Taken by: Demetrius Mickens

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Central Park

My first time wondering through central park I had my photographer friend Curtis Bryant take a quick shot of me! One of those pics that came out better than I expected.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Akubra" Long Brim Felt Hats

Christian Dior
Long brim hats are an amazing look. Originating from from the early 1870's designed by an Australian hat maker Benjamin Dunkerley. Receiving the name "Akruba" in 1912 by Dunkerley daughter after his death. That hat can be amazingly worn with a button up shirt; I'd button completely to the neck. Or a bit more casual with a plain T-Shirt and a slack. The hats are versatile and made for men and women. Similar to the Korean "Gat," the Jewish "Fedora," and the Western "Cow Boy Hat."

Friday, October 21, 2011

Curtis Bryant

Shot I took of photographer Curtis Bryant working. I have actually placed a couple of pictures by him in my modeling portfolio. The creator of Mooseography. Click Mooseography to see more of Curtis's work. Or contact him at Curtisbryant.moosehunt@gmail.com.

Adidas Craze

Adidas track suits are becoming one of the most hip, casual, cool pieces in the American closet. With cool new styles by a group of designers joining the Adidas brand creating new colors, styles, and cuts to the classic track suit; Such as Jeremy Scoot, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, and Yohji Yamamoto. Not my style exactly, but the plethora of colors and prints could spice up any wardrobe, causal or business. This picture was taken in Central Park Oct, 20th by Demetrius Mickens.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Reddress by Aamu Song

In honor of the London Design Festival at York Hall, designer Aamu Song has designed an enormous red dress that acts as the talents platform and spectators seating area. The red dress was created using 550 meters of fabric. The dress lays 20 meters in diameter and stand 3 meters high. Each performer climbs a concealed stair case that leads them to the body. The show ran September 22 - 25 with performances by Finnish Musicians. The dress holds about 238 pockets to create a comfortable blanketed space for each audience member. Hopefully to much comfort doesn't put the audience to sleep.

Preview Shot

Here is a preview of the shoot I did with photographer Seth London. The rest of the shots will be coming soon.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Winter Essentials...

1. A great winter coat or a fur. Not really having a winter in Florida made me realize there are so many great options for winter coats. While most people go for a classic shearling; As well there are parkas, quilted jackets, capes, ponchos, and trenches all made in numerous fabrications that creates more comfort and shields you from the cold.
2. Gloves. Gloves protect your hands from the cold while adding a special touch to your outfit. Gloves can be fun to play with do to the different shapes, colors, and fabrications. Gloves also come in different lengths. Wearing a quarter length sleeve wool jacket with a long leather glove will definitely make you stand out in a crowd.
3. Ear Muff. These ear muffs are my favorite. They're simple and chic matching any outfit you have in mind, and they only cost about five dollars. Ear Muff are very helpful during winter. Also with a wide variety of styles and colors ear muffs can play a huge role in your wardrobe.
4. Boots. WATER PROOF!!!! A water resistant boot is a very important thing during the winter. While most of the sidewalks and streets are covered with wet snow, a boot with traction is key. We'd rather not have wet socks in a boot slipping on the concrete.
5. Scarves. For hundreds of years people have worn scarves for different reason and ways; Hats, wraps, neck ornaments and more. The personalization of scarves are fun interesting pieces that you can shape and style which ever way you want. With a number of fabrications, sizes, colors and patterns a scarf can be one of the most difficult or easy things to pair with an outfit. Worn on your arms, legs, neck, or even your wrist. Keep in mind a scarf can not be worn with everything.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Photography by Demetrius Mickens

Im not a photographer and I dont wish to be. But I own a Canon Rebel Xt and I took a few pics that I think are actually good. Wondering through the city I notice interesting shapes and figures that inspire me. And if I have my camera I snap a shot. Here are the finished products. I would love for you guys to tell me what you think.

Living Richard Cory

Whenever Richard Cory went downtown, We people on the pavement looked at him: He was a gentleman from sole to crown, Clean favored, and imperially slim. And he was always quietly arrayed, And he was always human when he talked; But still he fluttered pulses when he said, “Good morning,” and he glittered when he walked. And he was rich—yes, richer than a king, And admirably schooled in every grace: In fine, we thought that he was everything To make us wish that we were in his place. So on we worked, and waited for the light, And went without the meat, and cursed the bread; And Richard Cory, one calm summer night, Went home and put a bullet through his head.
-Edwin Arlington Robinson

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Man In The Light

Alexander McQueen was an extravagant designer as any fashion followers would know. His works have been shown over the 20th and the 21st century. Learning to sew at age 16, McQueen became an apprentice with Savile Row tailors Anderson & Sheppard, before joining Gieves & Hawkes and, later, the theatrical costumiers Angels and Bermans. The skills he acquired working at Savile Row gave him a reputation in the fashion world as a man to create an "impeccably tailored look." McQueen grew as an amazing designer with such clients as Mikhail Gorbachev and Prince Charles. McQueen's early runway collections developed his reputation for controversy earning the title "l'enfant terrible" and "the hooligan of English fashion."In 1996 McQueen was one of the youngest ever to earn the title, "British Designer of the Year." Soon after fashion house LVMH gave McQueen a position designing for Givenchy, McQueen stayed with Givenchy until March 2001, when the contract he said was "constraining his creativity" ended. Successfully by the end of 2007, Alexander McQueen had boutiques in London, New York, Los Angeles, Milan and Las Vegas. Celebrity patrons, including Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rihanna, J-Pop Queens such as Ayumi Hamasaki, Namie Amuro, and Koda Kumi have frequently been spotted wearing Alexander McQueen clothing to events. With a winning streak like this his talent and creativeness, any fashion designer will be honored to hold the titles and respect Alexander McQueen held. February 11, 2010 McQueen's career came to a tragic ending. McQueen was found dead that morning by his house keeper, hanging. Creating a shocking controversy on the world of fashion, people could only wonder what would lead someone of such success to a deathly ending. A modern day Richard Cory.

Demetrius Mickens Fall 2011

This is my newest headshot. I love it. Again by Jashiro Dean. Searching for an agent to represent me!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Simple As That

Walking on Fifth Avenue I saw Lindsay Timberlake a fellow blogger hailing a cab. Her simple but chic look caught my attention. The polka dot shirt with the cropped khaki pant, the red bag; and could not help but notice her platformed Jessica Simpson "Dany" heels. With a stunning beige floppy hat. Sometimes simplicity is key. Click Here To Check Out Lindsay's Blog "Today Im Wearing"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Amazing Work by Jashiro Dean

Moving to New York I did my first photo shoot with photographer Jashiro Dean. Going into the shoot with no site or inspiration the images came out amazing. Excited to see the other looks I could not help but post this one. Im currently looking for a agency to represent me as a model. Jashiro Dean from Brooklyn New York has been a photographer for a number of years. Working with many different talents on a plethora of artistic and fashion project. Contact Dean at Jashiro.dean@jashiro.com or Click Here For More Info

Daphne Guinness Exhibit at FIT

One of the most tenacious and respected women of fashion will be honored at the New York Fashion Institute of Technology Museum. Guinness has an amazing wardrobe collection with pieces ranging from over 100 top designers. Daphne Guinness has inspired some of the worlds greatest couturiers from Karl Lagerfeld to Valentino. A close friend of Alexander McQueen has landed here over one dozen garments. The show will open September 16, 2011 until January 7, 2012; Featuring garments, accessories, films, videos, and images by and of her. Click Here For More

Monday, August 22, 2011

Prada Espadrille

The Infamous Prada espadrille. Seen in Prada's 2011 Spring Summer Collection. I know im late but I think this shoe can be so timeless. I want a simple black pair to wear this fall; with a pair of amazingly tailored tuxedo pants by grandma herself and a orange fur! Unfortunately EVERYWHERE has sold out. Im so jealous of the people that owns this shoe. I think I know a secret to getting them.... Ssshhhh I am not telling anyone!