Bianca Jagger at Halston’s House, New York (via Wessel O’Connor Fine Art | Andy Warhol Photographs)
A really neat look at converting game design sensibilities into real-world high fashion concepts. Chun-Li, Lara Croft, FemShep, Mileena and Princess Zelda are given redesigns, backed with some super interesting commentary. The designer doesn’t play video games much as a hobby, so she doesn’t let the in-game roles of the characters tie her down much - leading to some fresh ideas!
(Bonus fun to be had with the angry neckbeard in the comments)
Mamie Van Doren recalls almost all of her husbands. Grab a glass of wine for this one.
This Nov. 11, 1965 photo supplied by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum shows, Charlie Watts, left, receiving a haircut from Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones backstage before their appearance on the NBC teen music show “Hullabaloo,” in New York. (via Rare Stones pics to be shown | GazetteNet.com)
"Allston had started out gaily. He was handsome and, as the son of a South Carolina rice planter, rich. Born in 1779, he had gone to Harvard College, and then in 1801 had sailed for Europe to become an artist. His student years over, Allston had stayed abroad, painting in Paris, London and Rome. Word of great triumphs came back to America: friendship with famous men like Coleridge, enthusiastic reviews, high reputation and great sales in London. After 17 triumphant European years, Allston announced he would return to the United States and settle in Boston.
"Allston brought with him in 1818 a tremendous, almost completed canvas based on the Bible: it showed Daniel terrifying the evil king Belshazzar during a riotous feast by reading his doom from the handwriting on the wall. This became known at once [in Boston] as "The Great Picture" and 10 of the country’s most distinguished art patrons subscribed $1000 apiece to buy it. Allston expected to finish Belshazzar’s Feast in a few months.
18 years later, the picture was still uncompleted, although year after year the artist had painted on little else. He had become so sensitive on the matter that he would allow no one to ask about the unfinished work or to enter his studio, behaviour which made the progress of the vast, mysterious masterpiece a favourite subject of speculation in the press.
Allston died [in 1843], and a reverential delegation of his friends pulled back the curtain that hid The Great Picture. What they saw was a monstrous, incoherent wreck.
From “The World of Winslow Homer” by James Thomas Flexner