FashionPrada Real Fantasies S/S 2012 Lookbook

Haven’t we all had a few “Real Fantasies” about Prada‘s 2012 Spring/Summer collection?
 
Prada went “100% handmade” with this look book full of retro collages as it “explores the nostalgia of hot rodding, golfing, picnicking, the space race, and other wholesome past times.” Love it!


 
 




Also, check out the motionbook for even more magic!
(Images courtesy of Prada via Who What Wear)

FashionNew Hollywood Channels the Good Ol’ Days

Seems like Hollywood’s been feeling a little nostalgic lately…




The glamour of Old Hollywood keeps renewing itself, with retro spreads in this month’s Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, and more. It is always polite to respect your elders, after all.







GeneralVamps Brings Back The Clueless Crew

If you loved Cher and Dionne, then wait ’til you meet Goody and Stacy...

I’ve watched/memorized enough Clueless to know: Amy Heckerling + Alicia Silverstone = GOLD. So, when Vamps drops later this year, I can overlook any misgivings about vampire movies and embrace Cher Horowitz as a New York City bloodsucker (as long as she’s not premasticating it). Add Krysten Ritter and Sigourney Weaver… I’m sold. Also joining the warm fuzzy reunion: Wallace Shawn, aka Mr. Hall.



(Images courtesy of Oyster, BAM, & Collider)

CelebrityVictoria Beckham Covers Harper’s Bazaar UK AND China

It’s a Bazaar month for Posh, who rocked the covers of both Harper’s Bazaar UK and China for their May issues. The dueling covers and corresponding spreads are worlds apart, with a soft, retro appeal for her poolside UK shoot, versus a striking, bright red coif and heavy metallic accents for HB China. Naturally, she rocks them both.








 

ArtThe Heidelberg Project


Frustrated with the run-down, abandoned neighborhoods that plague the streets of Detroit, artist Tyree Guyton decided to do something about it. The Heidelberg Project is two city blocks-worth of artwork, mainly from found objects, that has taken back a street full of empty lots and burned out houses. 26 years later, the project lives on.
 
“The Heidelberg Project offers a forum for ideas, a seed of hope, and a bright vision for the future. It’s about taking a stand to save forgotten neighborhoods. It’s about helping people think outside the box and it’s about offering solutions. It’s about healing communities through art – and it’s working!


“The HP works with neighborhood children to educate them on art, community and environment. These children walk to school past burned-out houses, rubble, debris, crime and decay. Our purpose is to offer them another view, another perspective – to positively change the environment the children see every day. In the process, we help build self-esteem, encourage cooperation and foster a sense of pride in their community.”

 
(Images courtesy of The Heidelberg Project & Urban Ghosts)